Philippines | Abu Sayyaf claims to have kidnapped German, killed woman

A German kidnapped by Somali pirates eight years ago may now be held captive by Islamic militants in the southern Philippines, the country’s military said yesterday after finding the man’s yacht

Education | Schools keep independent student enrollment system under unified exam

The city’s unprecedented unified exam, organized by four of the territory’s universities, will have an independent student enrollment evaluation system established by the universities themselves, as announced yesterday by representatives

Art | Autumn Salon opens, showcasing artists new and old alike

The inauguration of the annual “Autumn Salon” exhibition was held on Saturday night at Casa Garden, home to the Macau Delegation of the Orient Foundation, where 67 selected artworks from

Gaming | Hard Rock joins race for Japan casino, plans ‘major investment’

Hard Rock Cafe International Inc. is prepared to make a “major investment” in Japan as lawmakers propose to renew the debate on legalizing casinos in the country. The U.S. cafe and

Thousands in HK protest central gov’t intervention

Thousands of people protested in Hong Kong yesterday, demanding that China’s central government stay out of a political dispute in the southern Chinese city after Beijing indicated that it would

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

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