Offbeat | Alaska man discovers message in bottle from Russian Navy

A man discovered a 50-year-old letter in a bottle from the Russian Navy on the shores of western Alaska. Tyler Ivanoff found the handwritten Russian letter early

Property market active as transaction volume doubles

According to the stamp duty record, the number and value of property and parking spaces sold in Macau during the second quarter of this year has

IPIM-approved residency permits drop in first half of 2019

The Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) approved just six residency permits for technical immigration (mainly in the financial services and education sectors) during the

Ask the Vet | Canine blood sugar guidelines for diabetic dogs

Monitoring canine blood sugar on a regular basis is a critical part of caring for a diabetic dog in order to ensure the dog’s diabetes is under

Briefs | Lawmaker calls for shift to electronic textbooks

Lawmaker José Maria Pereira Coutinho has proposed that public schools should start using electronic textbooks instead of traditional textbooks. “In the modern era, it is unacceptable to use

New Macau faces cyberattacks, threats due to voting activity

Local pro-democracy group New Macau Association (ANM) said that the website where it has been conducting its voting activities on universal suffrage has been subject to cyberattacks and that

Sulu Sou urges charging for domestic refuse

Lawmaker Sulu Sou has urged the Macau SAR government to establish a system for charging for domestic refuse, according to his interpellation to the government.

Administrative reform is priority for Ho Iat Seng’s incoming government

Macau’s administrative reform is the top-most priority for the incoming government, said the sole Chief Executive candidate, Ho Iat Seng, on Saturday in an interview with

Living standards | Ho agrees better quality housing should be built

Chief Executive election candidate Ho Iat Seng said at his second public hearing yesterday that he will aim to improve the quality of subsidized housing.

Youth affairs | Ho commends youngsters’ judgment, independent analysis

Chief Executive candidate Ho Iat Seng believes that Macau’s youth are capable of resisting the influence of Hong Kong’s protesters. Late last week, Ho

Leaked UK memos warn of food, drug shortages in Brexit chaos

Secret British government documents have warned of serious disruptions across the country in the event that the U.K. leaves the European Union without a trade

Briefs | 3 more Hongkongers caught dealing drugs in Macau

Another three Hong Kong residents have been caught dealing drugs in Macau, the Judiciary Police (PJ) reported yesterday. The three people were involved in two different cases. In

Four bureaus monitoring cholera situation at Cheoc Van

Following reports late last month on the detection of cholera bacteria in the waters of Cheoc Van Beach, the Times has inquired with four government

Higher education | UM welcomes 3,000 new students in convocation

The University of Macau (UM) yesterday held the convocation and an orientation seminar for the 2019/2020 academic year to welcome 3,000 new students as well as

International assets in banking sector decrease

At end-June 2019, the share of international assets in total banking assets decreased slightly from 86.3% at end-March 2019 to 85.9%, while the share of international

Courts | TSI denies appeal in paternity case

The Court of Second Instance (TSI) has rejected the appeal of a man who was attributed the legal paternity of a 16-year-old boy born in Taiwan by

7 days proposed for free return of purchased items

The government has proposed giving consumers seven days to decide whether or not they want to return a purchased item. Yesterday, government representatives met

Senado Square assembly called off by police

An assembly at Senado Square in central Macau called for Monday August 19 has been refused authorization by the Public Security Police Force (PSP) for “not

Fireworks contest extended by another night this year

The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) has invited 12 pyrotechnic teams to present firework displays themed “Duo Celebrations for Macau” to celebrate the 30th Macao International

Oxfam hopes Macau TowerRun will generate MOP1.6 million

Oxfam is organizing the Oxfam TowerRun at the Macau Tower on October 13 for the sixth consecutive year, the charity told a press conference yesterday. The application period

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