By-election Committee sworn in

The Electoral Affairs Committee for the by-election of the Legislative Assembly (AL) was inaugurated at a swearing-in ceremony held at the Government Headquarters. Chief


Photo credit: Pedro Castro Silva, 1994 The first formal border crossing between Macau and China was built in 1573. After several modifications and repairs, it finally gave way to

Briefs | 58 illegal workers found in June

The Public Security Police (PSP) has identified 58 illegal workers in June, according to a statement released by PSP and the Labour Affairs Bureau. The two bureaus inspected

Court rules against stamp duty refund

The Court of Final Appeal (TUI) has ruled against an appeal made by a claimant for a stamp duty refund relating to a real estate transaction

Civil Protection develops app to ‘keep the population informed’

The Civil Protection Task Force yesterday presented a summary of the work done by its constituent departments and groups ahead of the start of Macau’s so-called

Environment | DSPA in regular contact with police on reusable bottle initiative

The Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA) has told the Times it will remain in regular communication with the Public Security Police Force (PSP) on the effectiveness of

Analysis | The fringe players keeping a close eye as 2022 edges closer

The current gaming concessions are due to expire on June 2022, but little information has been disclosed by the government regarding how the process will

Gaming | US: Ex-governor to lead Sands’ push for casino in New York City

Former New York Gov. David Paterson is joining Las Vegas Sands to lead the casino and resort developer’s push for a casino in New York City.

Three casinos reportedly testing facial recognition system

Three casinos are reportedly testing facial recognition systems inside their premises, the director of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ), Paulo Martins Chan, revealed yesterday.

Briefs | Minor injuries after roof collapse at California casino

Eleven people suffered mostly minor injuries when a roof collapsed Monday at a Los Angeles area casino, raining debris into the lobby area, authorities said. The Los Angeles

Martial Arts | Wushu tournament to return with kickboxing section

The Wushu Masters Challenge 2019 will be held from August 1 to 4, featuring a new competition called the Kickboxing Championship of the Greater Bay Area. In its

Lisboeta job fair looks to fill 1,500 vacancies for residents

Yesterday, Macau Theme Park and Resort Limited (MTPR) held a recruitment fair for its upcoming integrated resort project, Lisboeta, offering 1,500 vacancies for 180 non-gaming positions.

Heritage | UNESCO concerned about impact of land reclamation

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has expressed concerns about the impact of Macau’s land reclamation projects on world heritage sites, according to a report by TDM Radio

Hong Kong | Why Chinese media reports focus on Britain’s colonial past

Over recent weeks, mass protests against proposed changes to extradition law in Hong Kong have escalated into a major crisis. In the latest round of protests on

Private aviation | Four Seasons releases new itineraries for $163,000 jet trips

For some of the world’s wealthiest, checking off their travel bucket list just got easier. In April, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts announced it was in the

Corporate Bits | Altira receives Green Key accolade

Altira Macau has been honored with the Green Key standard of excellence in environmental responsibility and sustainable operations, the gaming operator announced in a statement. The Green Key eco- label recognizes

Google warns Hong Kong’s Joshua Wong of government-backed hackers

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong said that Google Inc. warned him about government- backed hacking attempts as the former British colony’s  The student leader yesterday

Mnuchin says trade call with Chinese officials likely this week

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer may travel to Beijing for trade negotiations if talks by phone this week are productive. “We expect

Beijing asks for ‘friendly consultation’ in Malaysia dispute

China’s government expressed hope yesterday that Malaysia’s dispute with a state-owned Chinese company building two multi-billion-dollar gas pipeline projects can be resolved through “friendly consultation.”

Philippines | Duterte ‘seriously considering’ cutting ties with Iceland

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is “seriously considering” cutting diplomatic ties with Iceland, which spearheaded a resolution that asked the U.N.’s top human rights body to look into

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