Environment | Typhoon Nepartak batters China’s coast, killing at least 2

At least two people were dead and 17 others missing after Typhoon Nepartak battered China’s coast with heavy rain and strong winds that toppled homes and triggered landslides, officials in

Animal rights | Australian states announce greyhound racing ban

Two Australian states yesterday took the decision to ban greyhound racing, adding extra pressure to a crumbling industry. Shortly after New South Wales (NSW) agreed to end the sport by

Euro 2016 | Ronaldo leads Portugal to 2-0 win vs Wales, into second final

Cristiano Ronaldo had just propelled Portugal into another European Championship final when he made for Gareth Bale, shared a long conversation with his Real Madrid teammate and gave him a

Macau Legend partners with Setúbal municipality to build resort, marina

David Chow’s Macau Legend Development Limited (MLD) signed agreements yesterday that aim to specify the company’s offerings in a new integrated resort to be built in the Portuguese coastal city

CCAC accuses two IACM chiefs of abuse of power

The Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) is investigating both a current and a former chief from the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) for abuse of power. Reportedly, the two public servants

Environment | High tide of plastic waste only getting worse

Environmental experts and volunteers told the Times this week that the problem of plastic waste pollution in Macau’s surrounding waters is only getting worse, and that much of this waste

MDT Interview | Pansy Ho: Creating an exquisite urban landmark of art and taste

A business leader with a sprawling collection of interests across the region, Pansy Ho needs no introduction to the average reader. Yet what often impresses interviewers about the billionaire daughter

Beijing wants bookseller back but Hong Kong says no chance

Hong Kong officials said yesterday there’s little chance a bookseller wanted in mainland China will be sent back after mainland authorities threatened him with tougher punishment if he didn’t return. Security officials

Melco said to plan first VIP rooms at Studio City

Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd.’s most expensive resort is set to open its first gambling rooms targeting high spenders from mainland China, switching gears from an earlier strategy that focused on

Local Muslims celebrate end to month-long fasting

Hundreds of people attended an Eid al-Fitr event held at a site on Ramal dos Mouros yesterday to celebrate the end of a month-long fasting festival, Ramadan. Literally translating as

Novo Banco CEO sees buyers interested in Macau, France units

Novo Banco SA, the lender that emerged from the breakup of Portugal’s Banco Espirito Santo SA, is in “more or less advanced” talks to sell its units in Macau, France

Plot of land for infectious diseases building fenced off amid controversy

The Health Bureau and Infrastructure Development Office have begun fencing off the controversial land that was chosen for the construction of the infectious diseases building. The project has drawn criticism from

South China Sea | Japan denies its jets were provocative in Chinese encounter

Japan yesterday denied an allegation by China that its fighter jets were provocative in an encounter with Chinese warplanes last month over disputed waters in the East China Sea, rejecting

Zhuhai property buyers seek help from local authorities

Around 30 Macau residents and overseas Chinese citizens delivered a pile of letters to the Macau government headquarters yesterday, requesting support following an alleged breach of contract by a Zhuhai

Land Law controversy | Nam Van Development Company waiting for fulfillment of CE promise

The concessionaire company of the C and D land plots of Nam Van Lake expects Chief Executive (CE) Chui Sai On to fulfill his promise of solving the problem created

Euro 2016 | Preview: Imperfect Portugal plots another escape vs. Wales in first semi

Thursday, 3:00am Portugal v Wales H 2.2, D 3.2, A 4.2 Don’t let Cristiano Ronaldo’s devilish grin and chiseled torso fool you. Portugal is the undisputed ugly duckling of the four teams left standing at

MDT report | Critics claim Land Law being unreasonably enforced

The recent Land Law and its enforcement has been fueling criticism by those who think the government is acting in an “unfair” way. The actions performed by the Secretariat for

Following HK booksellers scandal | Notification system with mainland operational

The Macau police notification mechanism with mainland security authorities has been operational since June 2001, the Public Security Forces Affairs Bureau (FSM) confirmed to the Times. A similar mechanism has

Uber Macau appeals for service legalization

Uber Macau hand-delivered copies of around 3,000 e-mails to the Office of the Secretary for Transport and Public Works, Raimundo do Rosário yesterday, appealing to him to regulate the ride-sharing

Animal Protection Law finally approved

The AL was gathered yesterday for the final discussion and anticipated approval of the Animal Protection Law. After an unexpectedly controversial debate mostly based on a technicality (the fact that

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