Caritas Bazaar likely to surpass its fundraising goal of MOP8 million

Despite expecting fewer donations from gaming operators, the Caritas Macau Charity Bazaar will most likely hit and surpass its fundraising goal of MOP8 million, the amount amassed last year. The two-day

MSAR, Beijing strengthen anti-smuggling efforts

Chief Executive Chui Sai On met with the Minister of the General Administration of Customs Yu Guangzhou in Beijing last week to discuss the management of Macau’s waters and efforts

Sands sees boost from Parisian as Wynn disappoints

Las Vegas Sands Corp., the world’s largest casino owner, reported a jump in profit after opening its newest resort in Macau, a sharp contrast to rival Wynn Resorts Ltd., which said

Boxing | Pacquiao wins lopsided decision with Mayweather watching

Floyd Mayweather Jr. stopped by to see an old foe, and Manny Pacquiao tried his best to give him a show. With Mayweather watching intently from a ringside seat, Pacquiao dropped Jessie Vargas

Air Macau’s 10 cadet pilots training
 in France

Ten candidates for Air Macau’s “Local Cadet Pilot Program” were picked and are currently training in France, the air carrier confirmed in a press release. As the Times reported in April,

Parties, competitions and fashion shows amid yacht fair

The Macau International Yacht Import & Export Fair was inaugurated yesterday at the Fisherman’s Wharf, with more than 30 yacht brands from several overseas yacht manufacturers on display. The fair is

Wynn Macau misses profit estimates on slow start for new casino

The Macau unit of Wynn Resorts Ltd., the casino company founded by billionaire Steve Wynn, posted third-quarter profit that missed analysts’ estimates as its new USD4.4 billion project in the

DSAT contracts under attack | Corruption watchdog says fiscal mismanagement posed ‘huge risk to public funds’

In a report released by the Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) on Wednesday, the graft watchdog unveiled the systematic abuse of public contracts and fiscal mismanagement by senior Transport Bureau (DSAT)

Hong Kong- Legco Crisis | Fears of Beijing intervention as lawmaker oath standoff sparks more chaos

Two newly elected pro-democracy Hong Kong lawmakers barred from the legislature for insulting China in their swearing-in ceremony set off another round of disorder in the chamber by scuffling with

Gaming | Macau revenue gains for third month on tourism boost

Macau’s gaming revenue grew for a third straight month in October as China’s Golden Week holidays brought in more visitors to the city’s new family-friendly projects. Gross gaming revenue rose 8.8

CHCSJ accredited by Australian health care organization

The Hospital Conde de Sao Januário (CHCSJ) held a ceremony yesterday at its facilities in order to celebrate having passed the accreditation test by the Australian Council of Healthcare Standards

Construction wages down as Cotai projects finish

The average daily wage of construction workers decreased by 2.5 percent in the third quarter of 2016 when compared to the previous quarter, according to information released by the Statistics

Mixed views on junket investment verdict

The Court of Second Instance (TSI) has recently ruled that a HKD2.5 million investment in a VIP gambling promoter should be considered a loan. The Times spoke with legal experts

Strait Politics | Xi shows one-China benefits in talks with Taiwan opposition

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s meeting with Taiwan’s opposition leader yesterday underscored China’s key message to the island’s independence-leaning administration: The price of not recognizing Taiwan as part of the Chinese

Vegas gives Macau a lesson in family values

Macau gambling junket operator U Io Hung used to spend his days making travel arrangements for a handful of VIP customers. The gamblers, typically from Shanghai or Beijing, were flown

South Korea | Woman in scandal roiling says she ‘deserves death’

Telling reporters yesterday that she “deserves death,” the woman at the center of a scandal roiling South Korea met prosecutors examining whether she used her close ties to President Park Geun-hye to pull government strings

Tourism | Tour groups decline 20 percent in September

Visitors to Macau on package tours decreased by 20 percent year-on-year to 596,000 in September 2016, according to a statement recently released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). In that

Q&A – Charles Landry | Urban planner: ‘Green buildings have a higher value, so financially it can work’

Charles Landry, a British urban planning expert and author of several books, among them “The Creative City: A Toolkit for Urban Innovators,” was the keynote speaker of Sunday’s “Lectures by

Official: 15 coal miners dead, 18 missing following blast

A gas explosion ripped through a coal mine in western China yesterday, leaving 15 miners dead, a local government official said. Eighteen other miners are unaccounted for, according to Xinhua. The

Crime | Woman found in garbage bin defies death after traumatic attack

A woman who was raped and nearly murdered on Saturday night has survived the traumatic attack, after a passing motorcyclist discovered her body in a garbage station in Fai Chi

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