Tourism training focuses on sustainable planning

The Global Centre for Tourism Education and Training of the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT) recently held a training program on sustainable tourism in collaboration with the World Tourism Organization

Gov’t unveils quality accreditation for retailers

MORE than 1,000 retailers across the city were accredited last night at a ceremony co-hosted by the Consumer Council and the Macao Government Tourism Office. Following the previous night’s accreditation for

Macau’s rapid education improvement has a dark side

Macau’s rapid rise into the top three in the latest round of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), announced earlier this week, has been described by the education authority

Briefs | Regulation needed for new medical technology, says Lei

The Director of the Health Bureau (SSM) Lei Chin Ion has suggested that Macau must amend or establish laws to regulate the emergence of medical technologies. Earlier this week, during

Freedom of finance: UM professor wants funding autonomy to promote creativity

A professor from the University of Macau (UM) is calling on the Macau SAR government to give the public university more financial autonomy to boost the institution’s creativity and originality. Shui

Coloane Prison testing smart surveillance system

The city’s security force is testing a smart surveillance system inside the Coloane Prison, said Cheng Fong Meng, director of the Macau Correctional Services Bureau (DSC), yesterday. On the sidelines of

UK-based security firm expands with partnership

U.K.-based software firm, ITRS Group, has recently announced its partnership with Intelligencia, a Hong Kong-based data analysis firm. The partnership was expressed as a strategic move to better ensure “Intelligencia

Gaming | Philippines: Galaxy’s Boracay resort not completely off the table

A senior official at the Philippines gaming regulator has hinted at the possibility of a delayed casino resort eventually going ahead on the country’s scenic island of Boracay. The $500-million project

The great escape | Cow breaks loose from slaughterhouse

A cow that was set to be butchered escaped from the slaughterhouse yesterday morning and was seen wandering around Ilha Verde, the Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) said. One of the first

Sands China awards suppliers for ‘exceptional services’

Sands China Ltd. recently recognized nine of its suppliers at the annual Sands Supplier Excellence Awards held last week, eight of which are local. Among them, two are run by young

MELCO Christmas Bazaar partners with Local SMEs

Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Melco) is hosting the Studio City Christmas Bazaar – Partnership with Local Small and Medium Enterprises with more than 40 local vendors to set


New Chinese Cinema section brings us a collection of seven thoughtful and touching movies produced this year, which are being premiered at the Macao

Special Presentation shows ‘A City Called Macau’

The Special Presentation segment of IFFAM will screen nine films this year. This year’s line-up includes The Captain by Director Andrew Lau, a cinematic portrayal of one of


Talent Ambassadors   She was awarded the Best Actress at the Osaka Asian Film Festival for her role in Bends

Thursday, December 5, 2019 – edition no. 3431

  * China-US clash over HK, Xinjiang bills * Runaway cow sets rare sight in the city * Juliette Binoche, the international talent ambassador of IFFAM * University of Macau professor wants funding autonomy

National People’s Congress wants Macau to safeguard against external dangers

The National People’s Congress of China (NPC) wants Macau to safeguard against “all sorts of dangers”, according to Li Zhanshu, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the NPC. The comments were

Memory Lane

The stairway leading to the Ruins of St. Paul’s is seen here in 1911 and then more than a century later. The Ruins refer to the façade of the Church

Justice Azedo to replace Lima at Court of Final Appeal

Justice José Maria Dias Azedo, judge of the Court of Second Instance, has been appointed as a judge of the Court of Final Appeal, effective from December 17, the government

Surveillance | New Macau sees no legal grounds for facial recognition

Pro-democracy group New Macau Association (ANM) has urged the security branch of the government to either shelve facial recognition technology in surveillance cameras or review the law to better supervise

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