Alexis Tam, first of outgoing secretaries to return to gov’t

Alexis Tam will serve Macau in another government role once he steps down as Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture later this month. According

Third Standing Committee of the AL | Migrant workers claim meeting cut short for lack of translators

The Third Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly (AL) unexpectedly cut short a planned two-hour meeting with representatives of the city’s domestic helpers due to a translator’s

Lawmaker urges crackdown on parallel trading

Lawmaker Sulu Sou has urged the local government to regulate parallel trading activities. In his latest interpellation, Sou highlighted the problem posed by parallel

Helicopter hangar to make way for Islands Hospital

The helicopter hangar at Coloane will be relocated to a site adjacent to the Taipa Ferry Terminal at an expense to the government of MOP535 million.

International Film Festival & Awards – Macao Hong Kong film wins new Shorts Competition

The newly launched Shorts Competition at the 4th International Film Festival & Awards - Macao (IFFAM) has announced that the Hong Kong film “Lonely Encounter”

Q&A | Li Shaohong: A reflection of life across the border

For at least one brief moment in this city’s recent history, Macau offered something entirely unique and perhaps irreplaceable: it was a mirror reflecting the lives

Briefs | Consumer Council encourages use of less plastic bags

With the new plastic bag bill now effective, each plastic shopping bag offered by retailers to consumers will be charged except under specific situations exempted from the law.

Secretary calls for more foreign affairs activities in Macau

Sonia Chan, the soon-to-depart Secretary for Administration and Justice, has proposed to the Central Government to organize certain types of foreign affairs activities in Macau.

Wong dismisses ‘speculation’ on entry ban for AmCham leaders

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak has dismissed allegations that the decision to refuse entry to two business officials from the American Chamber of Commerce was

Gaming | Philippine company withdraws from Galaxy partnership

Galaxy Entertainment Group and Philippines-based resort developer and operator Leisure & Resorts World Corp. (LRWC) have terminated their partnership to develop a casino resort on the island

Philippines: Business district halts new online casino permits

Makati City has declared a moratorium on new online casinos in the Philippines’ main business district, citing an “overheating” leasing market and rising criminality. The city will no

Hong Kong | Injured journalist seeks answers from police

More than two months after being blinded in one eye by what she believes was a projectile fired by riot police, Indonesian video journalist Veby

Hong Kong | Police sound alarm over homemade explosives

Hong Kong’s much-maligned police force provided a rare behind-the-scenes look last week at its bomb disposal squad to show the potentially deadly destructive force of homemade

Biggest HK protest in months signals more unrest in 2020

Hong Kong saw its biggest pro-democracy protest in months Sunday, signaling more unrest to come in 2020 as the movement that began in June to fight

Japanification the scourge threatening to go global in 2020

First it was Japan. Then Europe. Now investors are scanning the world for the next outbreak of stagnant inflation and tumbling yields. The malaise

GEG hosts sharing session for Olympic gold medalists

Amid the visit of Olympic gold medalists to Macau, Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) invited athletes to share their experiences with nearly 300 students of the University of Macau’s

MGM team members receive industry accolades

MGM Golden Lion Team members have been recognized with a total of seven Gold Pin Awards, making MGM the biggest winner of this year’s “Macao Occupational Skills Recognition System” (MORS)

China claims everyone in Xinjiang camps has ‘graduated’

People who were at vocational training centers in China’s far west Xinjiang have all “graduated” and are living happy lives, an official said yesterday. But Uighurs and

Beijing pushes for removal of foreign tech in more state offices

The Chinese government is taking further steps to remove foreign technology from state agencies and other organizations, a clear sign of determination for more independence amid

New Zealand | At least five dead, many more missing in eruption of volcano

A volcanic island in New Zealand erupted yesterday in a tower of ash and steam while dozens of tourists were exploring the moon-like surface, killing five

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