São João Festival growing bigger every year

The 10th edition the São João Festival that took place over the weekend in the St Lazarus district, had more space, more diversity and more visitors when compared to

Gov’t expects limited ‘Brexit’ impact

The government says it is paying close attention to developments unfolding since the United Kingdom opted for a “Brexit” in its referendum last week, though it believes the decision will

Transportation | Local airport continues to grow

From January  untill  mid-June of 2016, the number of passengers and of aircraft movements handled by the Macau International Airport (MIA) increased by 16 percent and 6 percent, respectively, when

Parisian tower premieres light show

An Eiffel Tower illumination ceremony was held last week at the Sheraton Grand Macao hotel, where the iconic structure’s lighting show was premiered. The ceremony also showcased French-themed mime artists,

Transportation | Raimundo do Rosário: Taipa section of Light Rapid Transit rail system to begin operation in 2019

The current developments of the Light Rail Transit (LRT), one of Macau’s most controversial infrastructure projects, was the focus of a committee meeting held yesterday at the Legislative Assembly. According to the

Former UN General Assembly chief dies amid bribery case

Former U.N. General Assembly President John Ashe of the twin-island Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda died on Wednesday in the United States as he was facing criminal charges in a bribery case.

Scott Hend | Venetian Macao Open defending champion: ‘The biggest challenge for me this year is to become the first three-time winner’

Australian golfer Scott Hend has registered once more for the Venetian Macao Open, which will take place on the greens of the Macau Golf and Country Club this October. The reigning

Public Health | Live poultry sales suspended

Live poultry sales in Macau have been suspended for at least three days, starting yesterday and continuing until Saturday, the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) and the Health Bureau

Brexit | Markets, bettors put money on Britons remaining in EU

Financial markets and bettors put their money on Britain’s voting to remain a part of the European Union yesterday in a historic referendum that threatens to undermine the experiment in

TUI confirms decision to nullify La Scala land grants

The Court of Final Appeal (TUI) yesterday upheld the government’s decision in 2010 to reclaim the lands housing the upmarket residential project La Scala, which has been linked to the

Macau may not be far behind | Hong Kong becomes the world’s costliest city for expats

Hong Kong has risen to become the world’s most expensive city for expatriates, according to a survey by international human resources consulting firm Mercer. Mercer, which operates internationally in more than

Housing | Many investor-owned properties remain empty

Property owners with a solid financial status prefer to keep properties empty than to rent them lower than the asking price, according to what several experts have told the Times.

Gaming | Football betting hurts Macau casinos

The Euro 2016 football tournament is contributing to a further slowing of Macau’s gross gaming revenue (GGR), according to Japanese brokerage Nomura. Previous instances of major footballing tournaments such as the

USA Elections | Dump Trump movement preparing fight at GOP convention

The “dump Trump” movement is gaining followers among delegates to next month’s Republican National Convention, an effort that could tarnish Donald Trump’s coronation even if it ultimately fails. Several hundred Republican

Li Ka-shing warns against Brexit as vote looms

Hong Kong’s richest man stepped up his calls for Britons to vote in favor of staying in the European Union as the world braces for the outcome of this week’s

Non-mandatory pension fund scheme approved with remarks

The government’s “Non-mandatory Central Provident Fund System” proposal was approved at the first reading yesterday at the Legislative Assembly (AL). After almost 2 days of heated debate, the bill that proposes

Cooperation | MSAR and Guangdong signed 12 agreements

Macau and Guangdong signed 12 cooperation framework agreements yesterday. More than 50 government officials from Guangdong were present at the conference which was held at the East Asian Games Dome,

May inflation sees lowest y-o-y rise since August 2010

The Composite Consumer Price Index, a key measure of inflation, increased by 2.64 percent year-on-year in May 2016 to 108.17, according to data from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC).

Health | More young people diagnosed with diabetes

The Kiang Wu Hospital recently organized a seminar to discuss cases of people diagnosed with diabetes. According to the hospital, one out of every ten deaths in Macau in recent

Premiere screening in Beijing | ‘Now You See Me 2’ director confident of China success

Chinese media and social blogger fans became fanatical yesterday at the press conference that preceded the red carpet and Chinese premiere of action thriller “Now You See Me 2.” The

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