Fiber optic broadband usage doubles

Total internet penetration in 2015 amounted to 77.6 percent, up by 7.8 percentage points year-­on-year, and that figure was proportional to around 470,800 internet users aged three and above. As

Legal cooperation with Portugal depends ‘mostly’ on MSAR’s request

The Portuguese Public Prosecutions Office is open to maintaining cooperation with Macau in judiciary matters and more specifically to maintaining Portuguese magistrates in the territory, said the Portuguese Attorney General,

Joana Marques Vidal | Portugal’s Attorney General: ‘We cannot allow a large number of magistrates to come’

- That number was not defined clearly. But it is certain that for the time being and with consideration to the short number of staff that the Portuguese Prosecutions Office

In crackdown on celebrity, China bans stars’ kids from shows

China is banning the children of famous entertainers from appearing on hugely popular reality shows, as the country continues efforts to try to prevent the manufacture of child stars. The ban

South China Sea | Chinese navy dispatches military plane to disputed man-made island

China’s navy dispatched a military plane to one of the country’s manmade islands in the disputed South China Sea, the Defense Ministry said, in what is believed to be the

Ouch Leng | Defender of Cambodia’s dwindling forests wins Goldman Prize

The latest crackdown on illegal logging in Cambodia is “just a game” and big timber traders are winning, says Ouch Leng, a former government official who has spent two decades

Japan | Disruptions from twin quakes hit economy

The twin earthquakes that struck southern Japan were having ripple effects far beyond the disaster zone, forcing Toyota to suspend production at most of its factories across the country, and

Ecuador rattled by hundreds of aftershocks, death toll jumps to 272

  New aftershocks are rattling Ecuador — part of the hundreds following a deadly magnitude-7.8 earthquake that has killed at least 272 people in the Andean nation. The Geophysics Institute says 230

Golf | Austin shoots 64, beats Short in playoff to win Mitsubishi

Woody Austin’s putter came through again. Austin tied the tournament record with an 8-under 64 and beat Wes Short Jr. with a par on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff

Public consultation open for the 10-year plan for rehabilitation services

The Social Welfare Bureau (IAS) opened the public consultation period on their 10-year plan for rehabilitation services on Friday. In a press conference held at the IAS facilities, the plan for

Education | Student art exhibition held at MAC

An art exhibition was held at the Macau Anglican College (MAC) last week to showcase the coursework of some 40 art students across forms four, five and six. Some of

ID: Marathon winner may be disqualified

The Macau Marathon organizers are considering disqualifying Flomena Chepchirchir, the female runner who won the 2014 race while being banned by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). As the Times reported

755 tender applications for 250 taxi licenses

The sum, tendered by Chan Kam Soi represents a cost of almost MOP92,000 a month for the total period of the license (8 years). According to TDM,  DSAT suspects that

More readers using local libraries

The Macau public libraries have registered a substantial growth in the number of book loans during 2015, revealed Ophelia Tang, director of Public Libraries Management Department within the Cultural Affairs

Pearl Horizon homebuyers resume protests

A large crowd of buyers involved in the “Pearl Horizon” group returned to activity yesterday. This time, as the protesters went back to Polytec Assets’ Headquarters the traffic nearby was

Pyongyang International Marathon | Macau runner ventures to Pyongyang in race that changes his mind

Thirty-three-­year-old Macau resident, Simon Lam, travelled to North Korea earlier this month to participate in the annual Pyongyang international marathon race as, according to Lam, the only runner representing the

HK Disneyland cuts staff after attendance declines

Hong Kong Disneyland cut jobs after sustaining its first loss in four years amid a slump in mainland visitors to the city. Radio Television Hong Kong reported Friday that Walt Disney

11 missing in Japan quakes; US to join relief effort

Eleven people remained missing yesterday in southern Japan from two powerful earthquakes that killed 41 people, as the U.S military announced it was preparing to join relief efforts and Toyota said

Migrants | Libyan smuggling route grows one year after mass drownings

When more than 800 people drowned last year on an overcrowded ship bound for Italy’s southernmost isle of Lampedusa, the European Union deployed a round-the-clock flotilla that has saved thousands

Earthquake kills 233 in Ecuador; emergency workers rush in

  The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast. President Rafael Correa said at least 233 people had died and rescuers were struggling to

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