Wong Sio Chak dismisses rumors, says investigation points to Customs head suicide

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak dismissed public speculation surrounding the death of Customs service head Lai Man Wa, asserting that no information was withheld from the public on Lai’s

Locally-set soap spinoff debuts in town

Hong Kong’s hit soap, “Return of the Cuckoo,” which was broadcast in 2000, is graduating from television to the big screen and continuing its storyline set in Macau, now with

‘Hunger Games’ entertainment center in Hengqin

The New York Times, which earlier reported the news, said that the Atlanta park is targeted to open by 2019, while the Chinese center aims to open by late 2018. Fans

Anniversary antique map collection opens

To mark the 120th anniversary of the Central Library and the 10th anniversary of the inscription of the Historic Center of Macau on the World Heritage List, the Macao Central

IC launches new survey on public libraries

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) has decided to commission the University of Macau to conduct the “Macao Public Library Survey 2015” in order to evaluate the public need for library

UK returns over MOP350 million of Ao Man Long’s illicit assets

The British authorities will return over MOP350 million of illicit assets confiscated in the Ao Man Long case to the MSAR government. The assets recovered include money from the sale

Lai Man Wa | Customs chief commits suicide, authorities say

The city was shocked over the weekend by the alleged suicide of the director-general of the Customs Service, Lai Man Wa, who was found dead last Friday at a public

Gaming | Casino revenue extends fall despite more holiday arrivals

Macau’s casino revenue fell for the 17th straight month, as increased visits over China’s National Day holiday week failed to boost traffic at betting tables in the world’s largest gambling

Fees for 11 public car parks to increase in December

The cost of a monthly pass for a reserved parking spot will rise to MOP2,300 and the cost of a monthly pass without a reserved spot will come to MOP1,600.

CRIME | 37 arrested at ‘drug party’

The Judiciary Police arrested 37 people on Friday for their involvement in a suspected drug party that took place at a karaoke parlor in NAPE. Of the 37 people arrested,

Annual charitable Eco TrailHiker run attracts more participants

Up to 2,000 runners representing 500 teams braved the searing heat yesterday as they completed in the territory’s annual race, Sands China Macau Eco TrailHiker. The sixth edition of the

André Couto crowned GT 300 champion in Japan

“I have to say that ‘we are the champions.’ Chiyo and Tomita , it was a great season. Thanks to the team, they are great (...) I would like to

Labor | Hotel workers stage dramatic protest over unpaid salaries

Ten employees of the Beijing Imperial Hotel (formerly New Century Hotel) in Taipa staged a protest on Saturday, calling for eight months of unpaid salaries. They conducted the protest on

Hundreds take to the streets, protest Pearl Horizon uncertainty

Hundreds of Pearl Horizon buyers once again took to the streets on Saturday to protest the lack of progress currently being made on the waterfront property project in Areia Preta.

Six students sexually abused in military training camp

An instructor at a military camp in Coloane allegedly abused six students from local schools aged 12 to 14 years old. The students, all males, were participating in a three-day

Education | UM announces this year’s honorary doctorates

The University of Macau (UM) has announced its annual allocation of honorary doctorates to distinguished individuals with outstanding professional achievements and contributions to society. This year, the five individuals are

Statistics | Growth in retail receipts falls to lowest since 2004

According to government data, growth in retail receipts has fallen to its lowest rate since 2004 - a slowdown in the year-on-year growth to only 4.3 percent, which amounts to

ASK THE VET | Caring for your pet boa constrictor

This boa constrictor is the most widely kept boa in the pet industry (there are nine accepted subspecies of boa constrictor, and many localities of some subspecies). Other common names

Director-General of the Customs Service dies in undisclosed circumstances

The Director-General of the Customs Service Ms Lai Man Wa was found dead today (Friday) in Ocean Gardens, the Chief Executive announced this evening in a press conference. The cause

Customs patrols catch more people trying to cross border illegally

The number of illegal immigrants intercepted by Macau Customs Service sea patrols increased by 12.46% year-on-year from January to September, the head of Maritime Enforcement Department, Leong Wa Kan, revealed

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