The upside in Crown Sydney ‘was from the international VIP business’: Packer

Crown Resorts Ltd.’s billionaire shareholder James Packer today (Thursday) acknowledged he knew that junket operations in Australian casinos were vulnerable to money laundering, and that there were rumors that some

World Press Photo Foundation investigating exhibition closure

The World Press Photo Foundation says it is following up with local partner Casa de Portugal em Macau (CPM) to find out why the World Press Photo Exhibition unexpectedly closed

Lawmakers submit new trade union bill to AL

Lawmakers José Pereira Coutinho and Sulu Sou yesterday submitted a new version of a bill that proposes to establish a Trade Union Law in Macau. The revelation was made by Pereira

Briefs | Gov’t expands distinctive local shop scheme

The Macao Economic Bureau (DSE) is planning to expand its distinctive local shop scheme, according to a report by TDM. In July the DSE started the first phase of a

Gaming | US operators losing license only ‘remote’ possibility, says brokerage

It is unlikely that any of the U.S.-owned gaming operators will come up short in their bids for a new concession to operate in Macau, according to brokerage Sanford C.

Sonia Chan: Withdrawal of gov’t shares in companies possible

The Macau government has withdrawn its investments in the Macau New Technologies Incubator Centre as part of its public investment plan restructure, Sonia Chan, director of the Office for the

Angela Leong hints at delay of Cotai projects

Both the Grand Lisboa Palace and Lisboeta projects may see their openings delayed until next year due to the pandemic, Angela Leong, Executive Director of Sociedade dos Jogos de Macau

Local couple accused of perpetrating HKD10 million chips scam

A local couple has been detained on the charge of carrying out a scam involving HKD10 million in casino chips, the Judiciary Police (PJ) revealed yesterday during a special press

World Press Photo Exhibition closed without warning

The World Press Photo Exhibition at Casa Garden has been closed since October 1, the Times has learned, with no indication that it will reopen before its scheduled conclusion on

Group urges IAM president to step down

A group of caretakers for stray animals, together with representatives of the Macau People Power association, have urged the president of the Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) to step down in

Tourism representatives call on gov’t to lift Covid-19 tests for GBA residents

Lawmaker Mak Soi Kun urged the local government to lift the Covid-19 test requirement in respect of all kinds of border entries. Well-known local businessman Cora Vong, Chairman of the Travel

30 researchers in science and technology fields receive awards

An award ceremony was held by the government yesterday to celebrate 16 projects and 30 researchers in the science and technology fields. A total of 46 awards were given. The awards

China’s building mega refineries just as fuel demand stalls

China is investing tens of billions of dollars in new mega-refineries even as its fuel demand is expected to peak within five years, raising the risk it will flood the

Messner’s law firm represented state-run Chinese insurer

Republican Senate candidate Corky Messner takes a hard line against China in his campaign, but his law firm once represented an insurance company run by the Chinese government that sued

Ex-Chinese diplomat details new WTO forecast on world trade

A former Chinese diplomat took center stage yesterday at the World Trade Organization, announcing its revised prediction for a 9.2% percent decline in world merchandise trade this year and

This day in history | 2003 The Terminator takes on California

The film star Arnold Schwarzenegger has been elected governor of California, ousting the incumbent, Gray Davis, three years before his term was due to end. It is the first time in

Circus school in full swing again, despite Covid

The ropes are swinging. Chalk stains the mats anew. And students at the ESAC international circus school in Brussels are smiling again, even if it is through a mask sometimes. The

Book It | ‘Missionaries’ sees our forever wars as vocation

Phil Klay’s “Redeployment” was a masterwork in mostly spare prose, its tonal range from laugh-out-loud, Joseph Heller-esque absurdity to soul-crushing bleakness. It may be our best literary window into the

Two scientists win Nobel chemistry prize for ‘gene scissors’

Two scientists won the Nobel Prize in chemistry yesterday for developing a method of genome editing likened to “molecular scissors” that offer the promise of one day curing inherited diseases

Our Desk | A not-so-golden week

The streets of Leal Senado leading up to the Ruins of St Paul have not been crowded for the past – at least – seven months, due to the city’s

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