Macau court jails Suncity founder 18 years over illegal gambling

The founder of Macau’s once-biggest casino junket organizer was sentenced today (Wednesday) to 18 years in jail after being convicted of operating illegal gaming activities, running a criminal organization, and numerous other charges.

China records first population fall in decades as births drop

For the first time in decades, China has fewer people than it did at the start of last year, according to official figures released yesterday.

More public parking lots to open by CNY

A new public parking lot in Coloane has recently been opened, alongside two existing lots that will be functionally transformed or expanded, the Transport Bureau (DSAT)

Hotels may reduce capacity during CNY due to manpower shortage

Local hotels may need to cap their maximum guest capacity to 70-80% during the Lunar New Year holidays (CNY), commencing this Sunday, due to a shortage

Former pawnshop worker being traced for property appropriation

Meanwhile, another suspect, a local man aged 35 years surnamed Lio, has been apprehended due to his connection to the case. The case was reported to

Lawmakers’ concerns with fees at the Islands hospital

Lawmakers have raised concerns about the medical fees residents will incur if they seek medical services at the Islands District Medical Complex (Islands Hospital).

China’s growth falls to 3%, gradually reviving

China’s economic growth fell to its second-lowest level in at least four decades last year under pressure from anti-virus controls and a real estate slump,

Marriage provides health benefits – and here’s why

The new year is traditionally a time when many people feel a renewed commitment to create healthy habits, such as exercising regularly, drinking more water or

Macau Pass Covid-19 identity registration ends Feb 10

The mandatory ownership identity verification on Macau Pass cards for bus fare discounts will be terminated on Feb. 10, the Transport Bureau (DSAT) has recently announced.

Main pillars of Macau-Taipa fourth bridge completed

The seven main pillars of the fourth Macau-Taipa Sea Bridge were completed Monday Jan. 16, according to a news release on the Land and Public

SJM ‘special discritionary’ bonus for staff

SJM Resorts has announced a “special discretionary bonus” for its employees, equivalent to one month’s salary. The gaming operator said the bonus is meant to show appreciation for

President Yoon, in UAE, backs return to nuclear power

South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol said yesterday that his nation’s efforts to be carbon neutral by 2050 would rely in part on returning to

Ukraine first lady urges leaders to ‘use influence’

Ukraine’s first lady scolded world leaders and corporate executives at the World Economic Forum’s annual gathering in the snowy Swiss town of Davos for not all using

Authorities to send data recorder from crash to France

Nepalese authorities yesterday began returning to families the bodies of victims of a flight that crashed Sunday, and said they were sending the aircraft’s data recorder

1996: UK: Green groups join bypass battle

Six major environmental organisations today added their support to the growing anti-bypass campaign in Newbury, Berkshire. Friends of the Earth, the Council for British Archaeology, Greenpeace

Andy Murray tops Berrettini in 5-set epic at Australian Open

Metal hip, bloody knee and all, Andy Murray produced his biggest victory in years. Murray built a huge lead, let it disappear completely, then needed to

On King’s holiday, daughter calls for bold action over words

America has honored Martin Luther King Jr. with a federal holiday for nearly four decades yet still hasn’t fully embraced and acted on the lessons from the

Swift guitar, Eminem shoes among items in charity auction

Taylor Swift’s acoustic guitar, Eminem’s signed tennis shoes and an ensemble worn by a BTS member are among the items to be auctioned for charity next month.

Fourth quarter horribilis for the Chinese economy in 2022

Following the cessation of China’s zero-Covid policy last December, the rate of Covid-19 infections has skyrocketed, with Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiologist at the China Center for Disease Control and

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 – edition no. 4171

  * China pop. drops first time in decades * Traffic | More public parking lots to open by CNY * Manpower shortage | Hotels may reduce capacity during holidays * A former pawnshop

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