Three new secretaries confirmed for gov’t

In a surprise announcement last night, the Macau SAR government disclosed the officials who will take up the most senior posts in the next government. Of the three new appointments, the

Certain exemptions suggested for Archive Law

The government has proposed certain exemptions when publicizing classified archives, such as documents related to national defense and foreign relations, reported local media Cheng Pou. The archive bill is now under

ExCo completes discussion on LRT safety law

The Executive Council (ExCo) has completed its discussions on safety issues relating to the near-ready Light Rapid Transit (LRT) transportation network. The Transport Bureau (DSAT) is responsible for monitoring systemic safety

Gaming | November casino revenue plunge to extend into December

Macau gross gaming revenue plummeted 8.5% in November, as high-roller demand crumpled amid persistent economic headwinds in the SAR. Casino revenue topped 22.87 billion patacas ($2.84 billion), according to official data

Package tour visitors slump 35%

The number of package tour visitors coming to Macau slumped 35.3% in October, according to the latest data from the Statistics and Census Service, flying in the face of a

Gaming | Japan: Hokkaido withdraws from integrated resort opportunity

Hokkaido has become the first Japanese prefecture to pull out of the upcoming integrated resort opportunity after its governor said Friday that differences of opinion on the project were proving

Sands China encourages young F&B aspirants with new development initiative

Sands China Ltd. recently held the Sands China Academy – Fostering Collaboration to Incubate F&B Talent Series, aimed at nurturing quality local talent in support of Macau’s position as a

Macau Inc. December issue celebrates the city

The Macau Inc. December 2019 edition, which celebrates the city since its 1999 handover to Chinese sovereignty, is now available. This edition opens with review of Macau’s past 20 years, when

Studio City kicks off month long Christmas Bazaar

A bazaar featuring local small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) kicked off yesterday afternoon at Melco Resort’s Cotai property, Studio City, and will run for the whole month of December. Officially known

Ethiopian beats 12,000 to win Macao Int’l Marathon

Ethiopia’s Tafese Delelegn Abebe won this year’s Male Group of the Galaxy Entertainment Macao International Marathon, finishing the race in 2 hours, 12 minutes and 53 seconds, only four seconds

Gov’t to try new system to shorten Islands Hospital delays

The government is looking at implementing a new project development system wherein the responsibilities are divided among different public departments for the construction of the delayed Islands District Medical Complex. According

Lawmaker wants claw machines monitored

Lawmaker Chan Hong wants the local government to monitor claw machines. In her interpellation to the local government, Chan, a lawmaker from the education sector, said that claw machines pose

Silver-haired elders join youth in fight

Hundreds of silver-haired activists joined young Hong Kong protesters for a unity rally Saturday, vowing that their months-long movement will not fade away until there is greater democracy in the

Hong Kong | New wave of pro-democracy rallies cut short by police

Thousands of people took to Hong Kong’s streets yesterday in a new wave of pro-democracy protests, but police fired tear gas after some demonstrators hurled bricks and smokes bombs, breaking

Aviation | Salaries delayed at Hong Kong airlines as troubles mount

Hong Kong Airlines Ltd. is delaying salaries as protests have “severely affected” the city’s third-biggest carrier, whose finances were already under strain before anti-government demonstrations flared in June. Only cabin crew

Tourism | There have never been so many visitors coming to Singapore

It’s almost like a sequel to “Crazy Rich Asians.” A year after the movie - set in Singapore - helped drive a record number of visitors to the city-state, the tourists

Manufacturing is back in expansion

A gauge of China’s manufacturing sector jumped unexpectedly in November, signaling a recovery in activity amid government support and a stabilizing global economy. The official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index rose to

Offbeat | Dog spooked by sealion is rescued from remote Pacific island

Things first started to go wrong for Flint the rat-sniffing dog when a sealion charged at him. It emerged from the scrub, lurching and bellowing, full of aggression. Spooked, he ran

LGBT activists seek to change marriage civil code

It was only after her partner’s death that He Meili realized the full meaning of marriage. As a lesbian couple in China, He and Li Qin kept their ties largely unspoken,

Merry Clickmas | Black Friday online sales hit record $7.4 billion

This year’s Black Friday was the biggest ever for online sales, as fewer people hit the stores and shoppers rang up $7.4 billion in transactions from their phones, computers and

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