Tourism training focuses on sustainable planning

The Global Centre for Tourism Education and Training of the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT) recently held a training program on sustainable tourism in collaboration with the World Tourism Organization

Gov’t unveils quality accreditation for retailers

MORE than 1,000 retailers across the city were accredited last night at a ceremony co-hosted by the Consumer Council and the Macao Government Tourism Office. Following the previous night’s accreditation for

Macau’s rapid education improvement has a dark side

Macau’s rapid rise into the top three in the latest round of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), announced earlier this week, has been described by the education authority

Briefs | Regulation needed for new medical technology, says Lei

The Director of the Health Bureau (SSM) Lei Chin Ion has suggested that Macau must amend or establish laws to regulate the emergence of medical technologies. Earlier this week, during

Freedom of finance: UM professor wants funding autonomy to promote creativity

A professor from the University of Macau (UM) is calling on the Macau SAR government to give the public university more financial autonomy to boost the institution’s creativity and originality. Shui

Coloane Prison testing smart surveillance system

The city’s security force is testing a smart surveillance system inside the Coloane Prison, said Cheng Fong Meng, director of the Macau Correctional Services Bureau (DSC), yesterday. On the sidelines of

UK-based technology firm expands with partnership

U.K.-based software firm, ITRS Group, has recently announced its partnership with Intelligencia, a Hong Kong-based data analysis firm. The partnership was expressed as a strategic move to better ensure “Intelligencia

Gaming | Philippines: Galaxy’s Boracay resort not completely off the table

A senior official at the Philippines gaming regulator has hinted at the possibility of a delayed casino resort eventually going ahead on the country’s scenic island of Boracay. The $500-million project

The great escape | Cow breaks loose from slaughterhouse

A cow that was set to be butchered escaped from the slaughterhouse yesterday morning and was seen wandering around Ilha Verde, the Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) said. One of the first

Sands China awards suppliers for ‘exceptional services’

Sands China Ltd. recently recognized nine of its suppliers at the annual Sands Supplier Excellence Awards held last week, eight of which are local. Among them, two are run by young

MELCO Christmas Bazaar partners with Local SMEs

Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Melco) is hosting the Studio City Christmas Bazaar – Partnership with Local Small and Medium Enterprises with more than 40 local vendors to set

Hong Kong | Embattled airline plans injection, will pay staff today

Embattled Hong Kong Airlines said it has drawn up an initial plan for a cash injection and will pay staff who had their salaries deferred, after regulators threatened to revoke

IMF advises Hong Kong should boost spending to save economy

The International Monetary Fund urged Hong Kong’s government to boost spending to support the territory’s convulsing economy, citing a range of risks from trade tensions to political unrest. Greater fiscal support

Survey shows HK economy on course for weakest quarter in 21 years

A private survey showed Hong Kong economy is on course for the weakest quarter in 21 years in the fourth quarter of 2019. The average reading of Hong Kong’s Purchasing Manager’s

Alibaba’s HK rally is at risk from three misconceptions

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s landmark $11 billion share sale and listing in Hong Kong on Nov. 26 was galvanized by expectations the Chinese e-commerce giant will attract a vast pool

MGM kickstarts festive season with dining offers

MGM is kickstarting this upcoming holiday season with a set of dining offers. From now to December 22, all restaurants in both MGM Macau and MGM Cotai will offer a

Wynn Care co-launches online job seeker platform

Wynn Care has cooperated with the Women’s General Association of Macau and the local online job search and recruitment portal,, to launch the first online, flexible work-matching platform, called

Beijing and Washington clash over Xinjiang, Hong Kong bills

Already strained relations between China and the United States were further muddied after U.S. Congress overwhelmingly approved a bill targeting Beijing’s mass crackdown on ethnic Muslim minorities yesterday, less than

Chinese foreign minister arrives in South Korea for talks

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in South Korea yesterday for his first visit in four years amid efforts to patch up relations damaged by Seoul’s decision to host a

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