Gaming | Pansy Ho is coming home

The co-chairperson and executive director of gaming operator MGM China Holdings Ltd , Pansy Ho, is getting ready to return “home” and take the helm of another gaming operator, SJM

Economic Freedom Index | SARs excluded from rankings as policies ‘ultimately controlled from Beijing’

Macau and Hong Kong were dropped from an economic freedom index as the Heritage Foundation noted that their economic policies are controlled by Beijing. The Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom

Education | IFTM achieves high score in QS World University Rankings

The Macao Institute for Tourism Studies (IFTM) has achieved strong results in this year’s QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings. The updated rankings for 2021 were published yesterday, with the local

CPPCC | China to foster ‘patriotism among young people’ in Macau, Hong Kong

China’s top legislative advisory body opened its annual session Thursday against the background of a crackdown on Hong Kong’s political opposition and the country’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. In his

Myanmar | 38 died on deadliest day yet for coup opposition: UN

Myanmar security forces were seen firing slingshots at protesters, chasing them down and even brutally beating an ambulance crew in video showing a dramatic escalation of violence against opponents of

Former SMG head wins court case against gov’t

Fong Soi Kun, the former director of the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG), has had his successful challenge of his dismissal by the government upheld at the Court of Final

Gaming | Gov’t records MOP3.2b in gaming tax revenue

Macau SAR’s tax revenue from the gaming industry stood at MOP3.21 billion for the first month of 2021, plunging an aggregate of 63.3% year-on-year. In the government’s current budget plan for

Sports | Sands China title-sponsors city’s first-ever 10km run

Local gambling concessionaire Sands China Ltd. will be the title sponsor of the city’s debut 10km run contest, which is being jointly organized to take place on April 11 by

Gaming operators play pivotal role in suppressing organized crime: SVA

Gaming operators should be encouraged to eliminate triad and organized crime elements in order to assist the Macau SAR government in suppressing the violence arising from such crimes, according to

Breaking News: Las Vegas Sands sells its properties in USD6.25b deal

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) today (Wednesday) announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to sell its Las Vegas real property and operations, including The Venetian Resort Las Vegas

Gov’t lifts NAT certificate requirement for casino entries

The requirement for patrons to present a nucleic acid test certificate proving they are negative for Covid-19 infection before they enter casinos was lifted at 12 a.m. today. The latest rules

China targets 40% vaccination rate by end-June, Zhong Nanshan says

The Chinese government strives to have 40% of its population vaccinated by the end of June, said Zhong Nanshan, China’s top coronavirus expert who helped formulate measures against the pandemic

IC verifying ages of two newly discovered old cannons

Yesterday morning, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) removed two old cannons from the construction site of the Galaxy resort project. Workers at the construction site reported the discovery of two cannons

Crime | PJ inspector suspected of leaking confidential information

A 50-year-old investigator from the Judiciary Police (PJ) was arrested on Monday morning on suspicion of being connected to a case regarding the leaking of privileged information from the force

Lawmaker calls for gov’t to amend domestic violence law

Lawmaker Agnes Lam urges the government to amend the Law on Preventing and Combating Domestic Violence (domestic violence law) to empower the Social Welfare Bureau (IAS) to follow up on

Analysis | Xi mobilizes China for tech revolution to cut dependence on West

For U.S. politicians, China’s potential to dominate sensitive cutting-edge technologies poses one of the biggest geopolitical threats of the next few decades. President Xi Jinping is similarly worried the U.S.

Gov’t considering group vaccination bookings, lowers NAT price

Local health authorities are considering accepting group bookings from companies and institutions for vaccinations against Covid-19. This was revealed yesterday by the coordinator of the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination

Gaming | Revenue fell in February despite CNY arrivals

The city’s gross gaming revenue (GGR) surged 136% year-on-year to MOP7.3 billion in February, the month that last year saw casinos shut down for 15 days as the pandemic outbreak

Raffles at Galaxy Macau to launch in H2

Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) has inked a collaboration agreement with 130-year-old luxury hospitality group, Accor for Raffles, to jointly establish an all-suite hotel tower, named Raffles at Galaxy Macau and

PSP: Only Macau ID holders have right of demonstration   

The Public Security Police Force (PSP) released a statement yesterday, reiterating that the right to assemble and protest is only given to Macau ID holders, not all people residing in the city. The

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