GTEF | Pansy Ho: Brazil has the basic requirements for integrated resorts

In response to a suggestion by Marcelo Álvaro Antônio, the Minister of Tourism in Brazil, regarding the country’s plans to invite investors to open up resorts and theme parks, Macau

GTEF | Latin America easing entry requirements for China passport holders

Argentina and Brazil – which are Macau’s 2019 Global Tourism Economy Forum partners – are mutually collaborating on an easy visa acquisition scheme for Chinese passport holders in a bid

Tourism | HKZMB behind double-digit surge in visitor arrivals

Macau’s tourism chief has accredited 2019’s double-digit surge in visitor arrivals to the impact of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HKZMB). Preparing to mark its first anniversary later this month, the

Tourist prices climb on room rate surge

Tourism prices climbed in the third quarter of 2019, even as tourists spent less per capita. This is according to the latest data released by the Statistics and Census Service,

Gaming | Fitch: casino operators might face ‘onerous’ terms under new licenses

Fitch Ratings has said that Las Vegas Sands will very likely secure a new Macau concession once its current arrangement expires in June 2022. However, the credit rating agency also

Changes to security forces discipline committee enter effect

The changes announced in April this year by the Secretary for Security, Wong Sio Chak, to expand the powers of the security forces disciplinary body have entered into effect, according

Briefs | SAFP says universal suffrage not impossible

The Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau (SAFP) has remarked that Macau’s Basic Law does not rule out universal suffrage for the Chief Executive election. In reply to lawmaker Sulu

Automotive service develops business model, sales following partnership with Sands China

A local automotive service and repair store that has been in operation since 1993 has recorded a ten-fold increase in its sales following its partnership with Sands China in 2012. Ou

Crime | Scams continue to find victims in ‘obedient’ university students

Despite the constant appeals from the Judiciary Police (PJ) and the numerous seminars held by the force, university students in Macau, namely the ones arriving from the mainland, continue to

Courts | Tutor sentenced to over 18 years for sexual assault

The tutoring center teacher who was arrested for sexually assaulting at least seven students has been sentenced to jail for 18 years and six months. The 36-year-old, surnamed Tam, is a

Lawmaker complains police quash freedom of assembly

democrat lawmaker Au Kam San has accused the police authority of arbitrarily suppressing the civil rights of people in Macau, in particular, the right to organize assemblies and demonstrations. In his

Weather bureau releases educational videos

Two videos educating the general public about precautionary measures to be taken for typhoons or storm surge conditions have been posted on the Meteorological and Geophysics Bureau website. The videos provide

Trust depleted, Hong Kong is now a city divided

As a police van sped past them, the 90-year-old woman and her 60-year-old daughter raised their fists, pointed their thumbs very deliberately down and yelled, “Triads!” That silver-haired women in Hong

Hong Kong Officer slashed in neck as violence continues

A Hong Kong police officer was slashed in the neck by a protester as clashes continued following an escalation of violence earlier this month in demonstrations that began in June. Demonstrators

Aviation | Boeing CEO, removed as chairman, near last chance on 737 Max

The clock is ticking ever more loudly for Boeing Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg as the grounding of the 737 Max hits the seven-month mark. The board removed him as chairman

Corporate Bits | Wynn revives Cantonese gastronomy

From October 23 to 25, executive chef Tam Kwok Fung of Wing Lei Palace at Wynn Palace will restore six long-lost Cantonese dishes to their original glory at a very

China-US | ‘Fundamental agreement’ reached on trade, Mnuchin says

The U.S. and China made a “fundamental agreement” on several trade issues last week though there are still many details to be worked out and documented, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

Trade with US shrinks again in September

China’s trade with the United States fell by double digits again in September amid a tariff war that threatens to tip the global economy into recession. Exports to the United States,

Pigs at Bay | South Korea to deploy snipers to hunt down North’s sick hogs

South Korea will send military snipers and civilian hunters to its northern border today to eliminate wayward, contagion-carrying pigs from Kim Jong Un’s reclusive neighboring state. The government will also use thermal

Philippines Police chief resigns amid drug allegations

The Philippine national police chief resigned yesterday after he faced allegations in a Senate hearing that he intervened as a provincial police chief in 2013 to prevent his officers from

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