SMEs | longer path to recovery amid gradual tourist growth

With everyone staying at home to lower the risk of infection, social distancing has helped to obscure the issue of joblessness and financial ordeals some in Macau face. Sou Kit knows

MGTO: Shopping festival to help revive economy

The Director of the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, has expressed her confidence that the upcoming Macau Shopping Festival will help the city out of

Macau on a steady growth trajectory, MECC says

At a ceremonial event organized by the Macau European Chamber of Commerce (MECC) yesterday, the alliance’s members expressed confidence that the city is well-positioned for a steady economic recovery. In his

Grand Lisboa eyeing 50% hotel occupancy for festive season

Grand Lisboa Macau remains positive that it will reach a hotel occupancy rate of 50% during the upcoming December festive season, despite the month not being considered as a festive

Gaming | Fitch forecasts revenue declines of up to 60% in 1H2021

  Fitch Rating is forecasting monthly revenue declines of 50% to 60% (relative to 2019) through the first half of 2021, with accelerating growth in the second half, led primarily by

New bill aims to increase mobility for permanent teachers

A new bill that aims to amend Decree-Law 67/99/M, which establishes the general rules for teaching staff at the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ), as well as its statutory

Bill concerning urban architecture limits detailed reading of fire safety law

  The first detailed reading of the recently passed new law concerning fire safety in buildings and specific locations, such as outdoor public spaces, has been held by the Second Standing

Crime | Sexual assault cases up 64% as of Q3

The total number of crime cases in the first nine months of the year plunged by 33.1% year-on-year, whereas the number of sexual assaults against children has significantly increased, according

Gov’t’s contract with Alibaba expected to be extended

The government expects to extend its partnership with Alibaba Group, the Deputy Director of the Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau (SAFP), Ng Wai Han, disclosed yesterday. In August 2017, the

Policy Address | Cheong: Gov’t ‘highly concerned’ about accountability, democracy

Secretary for Administration and Justice André Cheong has affirmed that the Macau SAR government places great importance upon democracy and the accountability of high-ranking officials. During yesterday’s Legislative Assembly (AL) plenary

Policy Address | mandatory registration of food-takeout businesses being considered

  The Macau SAR government will trial a mandatory registration measure for food take-out businesses, as announced by the Secretary for Administration and Justice André Cheong during yesterday’s Legislative Assembly (AL)

Letter to the Editor | Car parking in Coloane

Dear Editor, I write on behalf of some residents of Coloane regarding car parking in the village. Parking in the village has become a major challenge. Prior to 1999, there were parking

WTT Macao | players outside Top 8 kick off tournament

The first-ever World Table Tennis (WTT) event kicked off yesterday at Macau’s Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion. Doing the honors of the event opening were the players ranked outside the top eight,

11% of secondary school pupils bullied online

  More than 11% of high school students have reported falling victim to cyberbullying, according to the results of a recent survey jointly published by the General Association of Chinese Students

Crime | Man arrested after indecent videotaping

A male non-resident worker has helped police apprehend a man accused of non-consensual videotaping of a woman’s private parts at the Border Gate. At 10:15 p.m., November 21, the worker reported

Source market diversification vital to tourism in long term: academics

Macau’s long-term prospects of tourism revival and development will depend on cultural factors, Dr Pan Lei, academic at the University of Macau and an enthusiastic traveler, has told the Times

Gov’t reclaims ‘Ocean World’ land plot

  The SAR government reclaimed the debated Taipa land plot originally slated for the “Ocean World” theme park but left desolate for decades on Tuesday. The authorities, through a cross-departmental collaboration,

Sands China’s local team members undergo training, eyeing promotion

Several local team members at Sands China Ltd. have been in the process of receiving promotions after the gaming operator offered a training platform for their career development. Yesterday, the company

Sands’ occupancy rate expected to reach over 40%

Wilfred Wong, who helms Sands China, remains confident that the occupancy rate of the groups’ hotels in December will fare far better than November. “The overall occupancy rate may reach upwards

IC defends not publicizing long list of potential heritage sites

Publicizing a list of more than 100 properties of potential historic significance may jeopardize the goodwill of preserving them, Leong Wai Man, Vice President of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC)

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