Appeal court rules casinos are not ‘exclusive concessions’

The Court of Final Appeal (TUI) has ruled that local casino companies are not under “exclusive operations” and their employees do not enjoy civil servant status.

Alleged murderer of Abby Choi tried to escape to Macau

Hong Kong authorities have granted bail to a man suspected of having assisted the alleged murderer of socialite model Abby Choi to escape Macau.

Film festival celebrates local productions

The Macau Films & Videos Panorama 2022 (MFVP 2022) will open Mar. 17 at the Oriental Foundation, and will screen 32 local films, including 26 feature

Chan Meng Kam wants Macau to replace sea port with Gaolan facility

Former lawmaker Chan Meng Kam has presented a proposal to grant Macau the right to lease the Gaolan Port in Zhuhai as a temporary facility,

Smuggling cases on the rise: Customs

According to Macau Customs, the number of illegal trafficking cases involving Macau single-plate vehicles is increasing, particularly cases of mass trafficking of food products across the Hengqin

Drivers strike over plan to remove aging jeepneys

Philippine transport groups launched a nationwide strike yesterday to protest a government program drivers fear would phase out traditional jeepneys, which have become a cultural icon, and

Academic director of ‘Generations’ international school resigns

The academic director of Generations International School Macau, Rosa Bizarro, has stepped down from the post less than two months after the school project was announced,

Gaming workers drop to 52,174

A total of 52,174 full-time employees were recorded in the Gaming Sector by end 2022, a decrease of 2,665 year-on-year; among them, dealers totaled 23,721, down by 685.

Cebu Pacific to recommence flights from Macau to Manila

Low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific will resume flights to and from Manila and Macau from March 28, providing another option for passengers to travel to the Philippines. Earlier this

Private deposits growing while loans are dropping

The deposits of residents of Macau have recorded a month-on-month increase of 0.7% in January this year compared with December 2022, according to figures from the

Gov’t to relax to e-taxi requirements

The Macau SAR government plans to abolish the requirement for horsepower, torsion, and gradeability of the taxi system in order to promote electric taxis. Cost-effective

New form of democracy develops as China powers ahead on new journey

With a cabinet institutional reform plan, a new state leadership lineup, and policies concerning social fairness and justice for over 1.4 billion people on the

Trailblazing transgender lawmaker Georgina Beyer dies at 65

Georgina Beyer, a trailblazing New Zealand politician who in 1999 became the world’s first openly transgender member of Parliament, died yesterday at the age of 65.

In liberated Ukraine city, civilians still pay price of war

In this war-scarred city in Ukraine’s northeast, residents scrutinize every step for land mines. Behind closed doors, survivors wait in agony for the bodies of loved ones to be

1969 Israel elects first female leader

Golda Meir, the “grand old woman of Israeli politics”, is to become the first female prime minister of Israel. The 70-year-old’s candidature was officially accepted by

Chinese planners promise 12 million jobs, economic rebound

Chinese economic officials expressed confidence yesterday they can meet this year’s growth target of “around 5%” by generating 12 million new jobs and encouraging consumer spending following

The Parisian launches ‘Tulip Garden’ installations

With spring in full bloom, The Parisian Macao is transforming into a Tulip Garden, allowing guests to enjoy giant photogenic tulip installations. Sands Resorts Macao signature

Insurance firm donates MOP50,000 to local sports charity

A local insurance firm has run a cycling event over the past week (from Feb. 25 to Mar. 5) managing to raise MOP50,000 for the Macau Special

Benfica heavy favorite against Brugge

Wednesday, 04:00 Benfica v Club Brugge H 1.44, D 5, A 8.4 Thriving and facing an opponent in crisis, Benfica couldn’t be in a

Lynyrd Skynyrd founding member Gary Rossington dead at 71

“It is with our deepest sympathy and sadness that we have to advise, that we lost our brother, friend, family member, songwriter and guitarist, Gary Rossington, today,” the

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