Greyhound adoptions set to complete by end-March

The process that aims to provide a solution for all the greyhounds from the former Macau Canidrome, will likely conclude by the end of next month,

Education | UM appoints two new vice rectors

The University of Macau (UM) has appointed Ge Wei, an expert in reproductive biology, as its vice rector for Research, and the historian Billy So as its

Electoral Commission head commits to open election

The Chairman of the Electoral Affairs Commission for the Chief Executive (CE) Election, Song Man Lei, has pledged that the fifth CE election will be “open,

Melco announces additional rest day for non-management staff

Melco Resorts & Entertainment has announced that effective from July 1, all non-management operational employees whose mandatory rest day falls on a statutory holiday will be granted an

HK’s pro-democracy lawmakers fear proposed update on extradition law

HONG Kong’s Security Bureau has proposed to allow extraditions to Macau, Taiwan and mainland China on a case-by-case basis, following a high-profile murder in Taiwan. Hongkonger

Legislative Assembly | Ho Iat Seng ‘prudently considers’ CE candidacy

The president of the Legislative Assembly (AL), Ho Iat Seng,  acknowledged yesterday to be “actively considering” his candidacy to be the next Chief Executive when

Briefs | Illegal football betting trial commences 

The trial involving a group of 15 people, including Malaysian businessman Paul Phua, known for his connections to the gambling underworld, commenced earlier this week following a previous postponement.

Approvals of residential and commercial loans increase

Approvals of of both residential mortgage loans (RMLs) and commercial real estate loans (CRELs) in Macau rose in December 2018, the Monetary Authority of Macao revealed

Dancing Water show suspended for refurbishment

Melco Resorts and Entertainment has suspended performances of its long-running show The House of Dancing Water (HODW) until April 24 for refurbishment and facility upgrades, according to

Residential property price index up 8.5pct in 2018

The overall residential property price index of Macau rose by 8.5 percent year-on-year to 265.5 in 2018, a slowdown from the 11.6 percent growth seen in 2017.

Lawyer’s assailants to stand trial after years of legal wrangling

The two men who assaulted a Macau lawyer in a shocking broad daylight attack in 2013 will stand trial on June 3, after a lengthy legal

Monetary Authority | China-US trade tensions to impact local economy

GROWING trade tensions between China and the U.S. are likely to affect Macau’s economic performance this year in a negative way. That is one of the conclusions

Health | 436 smoking lounges approved since year began

Twenty-seven casinos received approval to set up smoking lounges since the start of 2019, according to the Health Bureau (SSM). So far this year, the SSM received

Groups say some migrants face ‘slavery-like conditions’

SEVERAL groups of migrant workers gathered yesterday at the Labor Affairs Bureau (DSAL) calling for a review of policies on domestic workers including an outdated housing allowance and

Sou submits opposition to AL committee’s secret meetings

Lawmaker Sulu Sou has submitted a written opposition to the chairman of the Legislative Assembly (AL) regarding the alleged secret meeting of the AL’s Committee of Rules

Airport sets new record in daily passenger volume

The Macau International Airport (MIA) had the busiest Spring Festival in 2019 with a new record set in daily passenger volume in this period, the MIA

Tourist Police to deploy six more vehicles this year

Tourist Police officials have admitted that language barriers remain the main obstacle for them when on duty, citing the presence of visitors from the mainland who

Crime | Man scammed over request for prostitution via social network

A 20-year-old mainland man was reportedly scammed out of MOP8,848 in total over a request for the provision of sex by a prostitute, a Judiciary Police (PJ) spokesperson revealed

Experts divided about impact of proposed Zhuhai-Shenzhen bridge on HKZMB

Some economic commentators and experts have expressed fears that plans for a Zhuhai-Shenzhen bridge would impact traffic on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai- Macau Bridge, while others say

Pompeo warns eastern Europe on Chinese and Russian meddling

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday invoked the 30th anniversary of the demise of communism to implore countries in Central and Eastern Europe to resist Chinese

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