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

Aide to Hu Jintao gets life in prison for bribes

A former top presidential aide and consummate Chinese political insider was sentenced yesterday to life in prison for taking bribes, illegally obtaining state secrets and abusing his power in a

Gaming revenue falls less than estimates helped by tourists

Macau’s gaming revenue fell less than analysts’ estimates in June as tourists and leisure gamblers helped boost the region’s casinos including those owned by units of Las Vegas Sands Corp.

HK pro-democracy protest draws tens of thousands

Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers took to the southern Chinese city’s streets for an annual pro-democracy protest march Friday, as tensions persisted over the high-profile case of a bookseller secretly detained

US Department of State | Macau not doing enough on human trafficking

The US Department of State issued the 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report which claims Macau is not doing enough to combat human trafficking. In the report, Macau SAR continues to be

Debate participants stress affordable housing need

The government should consider building public housing after it reclaims unused land plots, according to several participants in the weekly TDM outdoor program, Macau Forum. During the debate, it was

Tight election may leave Australia with hung parliament

Australia’s era of political chaos continued on Saturday, with a general election failing to deliver an immediate victor and raising the prospect of a hung parliament. Hours after the polls closed,

Transportation | At least seven garbage related ferry delays in June

In regards to the ferry delayed this week due to sea refuse entering its intake, as discussed in a letter to the editor published by the Times on Wednesday, a

Pools under Sports Bureau management | Copious rules and prohibitions spoil the fun at public pools

Summer time and school breaks in Macau are usually synonymous with visits to local swimming pools. But the start of this year’s “bathing season” has left pool users perplexed with

Education | IFT’s new campus to open in August

The Institute for Tourism Studies’ (IFT) new Taipa campus will commence operations from August 1. IFT said in a statement that courses run at its former campus, the Estrada Coronel Nicolau

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