New student intake welcomed at IFT

Four hundred and eighty-seven new students were officially welcomed into the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT) yesterday, during a student orientation ceremony held in the presence of faculty members

Macau wins ‘Best MICE City’ at magazine awards

Macau was presented with the “Best MICE City – Asia” Award at the first edition of the M&C Asia Stella Awards 2019, an awards ceremony organized by Northstar Travel

Star of Macau Tourism and Culture kicks off Sunday

The fourth Star of Macau Tourism and Culture will kick off on August 25, with its organizer, the Macau United Citizens Association, hoping to promote community participation in tourism.

Briefs | Alexis Tam wants more patriotic education

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Alexis Tam wants Macau’s higher education sector to improve its patriotic education of university students. Earlier this week, Tam expressed his hope for

Gaming – Japan | LVS eyes Tokyo area to build a casino resort

Las Vegas Sands Corp. said it will focus on the Tokyo and Yokohama areas as potential locations to build a casino resort, as Japan moves forward

Number of dealers grows 5% in Q2

The government’s latest survey on the manpower needs of the gaming sector shows that the city employed almost 5% more croupiers in the second quarter of

Hope and doubt, change and continuity: voices on Macau’s next Chief Executive

Macau will select its next Chief Executive this Sunday, as decided upon by the vote of a 400-member election committee consisting of members from the city’s different sectors. There

Migrant association says working with agencies means ‘many problems’

The president of the Indonesian Migrant Workers Union (IMWU), Yosa Wariyanti, has said that the challenges faced by an Indonesian migrant worker called Putri during her move to

Ella Lei opposes workforce access for non-local students

Lawmaker Ella Lei has expressed her opposition regarding the opening of Macau’s workforce to non-local students. Recently, the Macau Hotels Association, in their meeting with Chief Executive  candidate

China’s warning to global firms: Toe the party line on Hong Kong

As anti-government protests in Hong Kong intensified this month, KPMG issued a directive to its employees in the city: Don’t speak on behalf of the company in

MTR standoff after ‘triad’ mob attack vigil

Hong Kong riot police faced off briefly with protesters occupying a suburban train station Wednesday evening following a commemoration of a violent attack there by masked assailants

Tokyo’s king of the hills unveils $5.4 billion mega development

Tokyo is about to get another mound of capitalism. Mori Building Co. is spending 580 billion yen ($5.4 billion) on a new, 20-acre hub of commerce

Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel, St. Regis Macao unveil wedding offers

Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel, Cotai Central and The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Central are showcasing their wedding offers and a range of wedding packages at The 40th Wedding,

MGM International Lion Dance Championship returns this November

The MGM Lion Dance Championship – Macau International Invitational 2019 press conference and graduation ceremony for the Junior Lion Dance Training Program 2019 took place on August 21

Beijing warns US tariffs will ‘escalate trade friction’

China appealed to Washington yesterday to “meet each other halfway” and settle a trade war instead of going ahead with planned tariff hikes Beijing warned will trigger

China ‘will not sit idly by’ over US arms sale to Taiwan

China “will not sit idly by” if the U.S. proceeds with a sale of advanced F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan, a senior Chinese army officer said

Diplomatic Row | S. Korea cancels Japan intelligence deal amid trade dispute

South Korea will stop exchanging classified intelligence on North Korea with Japan amid a bitter trade dispute, an official said yesterday, a surprise announcement that is

Australian prison chaplain nervous about cardinal inmate

A chaplain at an Australian prison for pedophiles has described the prospect of ministering to a cardinal who until recently was regarded as the third highest-ranking Catholic

Denmark | Ex-PM Rasmussen attacks Trump for comments on defense spending

A former Danish prime minister yesterday lashed out at U.S. President Donald Trump for his tweet about military spending, saying defense willingness is not just about

Offbeat | 500-year-old mummy of Incan girl returns to Bolivia

A 500-year-old mummy of an Incan girl has been returned to Bolivia some 129 years after it was donated to the Michigan State University Museum, marking what an

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