IAS announces resumption of subsidized nursery services

All subsidized nursery facilities will be allowed to resume classes gradually from November 3, Choi Sio Un, head of the Social Assistance Department of the Social Welfare Bureau (IAS), confirmed

Grand Prix racers, visitors to face same restrictions as everyone else

The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center was questioned yesterday whether it was really viable to hold the Macau Grand Prix given that neighboring cities are seeing new imported cases

Anti-drug law adds 10 new banned narcotics to gov’t list

During Friday’s Legislative Assembly (AL) plenary meeting, an amendment to law No. 17/2009 “Prohibition of Unlawful Production, Trafficking and Consuming of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances” was passed by lawmakers. During

Lawmakers complain about entry bans as internal security amendment approved

The Legislative Assembly (AL) has passed the internal security bill after Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak brought the bill to the AL for voting on Friday. The most notable amendment

Chief Executive confirms cash handout amount unchanged next year

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng confirmed over the weekend that next year’s cash handout will remain similar to this year’s. Formally known as the Wealth Partaking Scheme, next year’s cash handout

China in discussions to criminalize luring residents to gamble overseas

A bill to criminalize the act of promoting or encouraging overseas gambling to residents of mainland China is currently being studied in the People’s Republic of China. It is already

Briefs | Youth arrested for stealing HKD180,000 from pawn shop

  A 24-year-old man has been arrested by the police on allegations of appropriating HKD180,000 from a pawn shop where he used to work. He departed Macau for the mainland after

China to legalize gambling in 10 years, expert predicts

  China could be on the verge of progressively legalizing gambling activities in parts of the country besides Hong Kong and Macau over the next 10 years, said CEO and owner

Sands China president sees gambling law review having little impact on Macau

The President of Sands China Limited, Wilfred Wong, does not think that the possible amendments to China’s gambling laws will significantly affect Macau because the SAR’s casinos do not promote

Teams informed 54th Motorcycle GP officially canceled

The 54th Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix initially scheduled to take place in November during the Macau Grand Prix has been canceled, participants told the Times. According to some of the participants

More local SMEs to participate in investment fair

  The Macao International Trade and Investment Fair (MIF) will see an increase in participation from local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) announced

Construction sector sees notable growth in companies, staff in 2019

  The Macau construction sector ended 2019 with a decline in receipts of 2.3% year-on-year to MOP53.29 billion, the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) found through a survey conducted on the

G2E Asia | China-US tensions could create operational problems for concessionaires

CEO and owner of Global Betting & Gaming Consultants (GBGC), Warwick Bartlett, considers it almost certain that all six gaming concessionaires will continue under the next tender. “The tension between China

Briefs | Domestic abusers will not evade responsibilities, says Prosecutor General

  Prosecutor General Ip Son Sang has said that despite successful prosecutions of domestic violence being low in reality, it does not mean that suspects can evade their responsibilities. Viewing it

Suncity Group grows stake in Summit Ascent to 70%

Hong Kong-listed Suncity Group Holdings has become the controlling shareholder of Summit Ascent Holdings, the lead promoter of the Tigre de Cristal casino complex near Vladivostok, Russia. Led by Macau junket

G2E Asia | Not granting US gaming concessions an ‘act of self-harm,’ gaming expert says

The denial of new licenses for the U.S.-owned gaming concessionaires operating in Macau in the upcoming tender would be an “act of self-harm,” said the CEO and owner of Global

Crime | Smugglers lurking at Qingmao Port to enter the SAR

The Judiciary Police (PJ) intercepted a group of three mainland residents trying to illegally enter Macau, the department said yesterday during a special press conference. Zhuhai’s police department shared intelligence with

CCAC investigates two cases of alleged wrongdoing at Labour Affairs Bureau

An individual allegedly bribed a training course invigilator from Labour Affairs Bureau, promising to give the government worker a sum of 2,000 patacas in return for helping him to pass

Woman becomes a scapegoat after husband denies crime

A male driver has been charged by the Public Security Police Force (PSP) with evading criminal responsibilities, and his wife has been charged with conducting personal favoritism. The 28-year-old local suspect

Lawmaker report | Agnes Lam: gov’t measures show ‘double standards’

Some government measures have “recently begun to show double standards, and public opinion has rebounded,” said lawmaker Agnes Lam during a press conference held yesterday, where she reported on her

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