Steve Vickers: New gov’t signals shifts in gaming policies

Steve Vickers & Associates, a Hong Kong based specialist political and corporate risk consultancy, has said in its latest annual security report that the changes to the local government may

MGM to give CNY bonus in two installments

Casino operator MGM will pay a discretionary bonus to eligible non-management employees in two installments. About 90% of its workforce will be eligible for the bonus. The discretionary bonus is equal

TurboJet to reportedly cut staff salaries up to 12%

TurboJet, the oldest ferry company operating maritime transportation in the Pearl River Delta, is preparing to reduce the salary of the majority of its employees, reported Hong Kong news outlet

Crime | Man caught for sexually harassing underage girl

The police have arrested a man on suspicion of sexually harassing the underage daughter of his tenant on two separate occasions. The Public Security Police Force (PSP) disclosed that the

Crime | Three youths caught for theft at basketball court

Sports players should be mindful of their belongings, advised the police yesterday. Three underage students were caught after reportedly stealing items at the basketball courts adjacent to the Macau Tower in

Three health officials attend two-day Wuhan briefing

The local government has dispatched a team of three officials to Wuhan, Hubei Province, in order for them to learn more about the latest developments regarding a pneumonia outbreak in

Health | Surgical team at public hospital win award

The surgical team of the Conde de São Januário Hospital Center (CHCSJ) has been awarded the Medical Excellence Award from the Dr Stanley Ho Medical Development Foundation. The prize is

CTM signs agreement with Angola Cables for ‘digital opportunities’

Local telecom operator CTM and Angola Cables signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in December, to enhance digital opportunities for business between Macau, mainland China, African Portuguese- speaking countries and Brazil. According

Briefs | Man on-duty sustained second degree burns

Yesterday, one electricity repair man sustained second degree burns while he was working. The local man, aged 38, was working with another individual at Nova City in Taipa at approximately

Local gov’t hits back at US Congress report on stifling democracy

An independent agency of the U.S. government has condemned the actions of the Macau government in the last year in what it describes as a stifling

Briefs | Asset evaluation main focus for subsidized housing applicants

Residents participating in the first subsidized housing explanation session focused their feedback in the valuation of assets criteria. Some were concerned about the valuation of real estate owned

Wuhan visitor in hospital isolation after pneumonia test

A mainland woman from Wuhan is still receiving isolated medical treatment at the public hospital, according to a statement released by the Health Bureau (SSM). As

Higher education | UM plans to admit 1,500 local students in 2020

The University of Macau (UM) plans to accept 1,500 local students this year, according to Song Yonghua, rector of UM. Yesterday, during the UM’s Open

Over 6.3 million lai see recycled in three years

In the past three years, the Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA) recycled a total of 6.37 million lai see (red packets), used to hold small amounts of

Higher earners prove more active on social media

Macau residents with higher incomes are more inclined than those on lower incomes to publicize their personal activities on social media, the Macau Media Research

Alan Ho to appeal eight-year sentence

Alan Ho, the nephew of gaming tycoon Stanley Ho, is appealing an eight-year prison sentence handed down by Macau’s second court. The defendant’s lawyers said that they

Wynn announces ‘winter bonus’ for employees

Wynn Macau, Limited announced that a “Winter Bonus” equivalent to one month’s gross salary, will be paid to all eligible Wynn Macau and Wynn Palace staff

City Fringe Festival | Softly-softly: Macau still learning to love contemporary dance

The 19th Macao City Fringe Festival commenced on Friday at Mount Fortress with an opening ceremony and contemporary dance performances. Local and international performers took

Macau designers encouraged to submit entries to Shenzhen design award

Designers from Macau were encouraged to submit entries to the Shenzhen Global Design Award at an introductory forum held by the Macau Design Centre. In

Briefs | Macau Heliport conducted ‘bomb threat’ drill

The Macau Heliport conducted a security drill simulating a bomb threat. Authorities said the drill was conducted in a smooth manner and all procedures were in place. According

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