Briefs | Brazilian detained in alleged human trafficking case

PJ has detained a Brazilian woman who allegedly trafficked one of her female compatriots to Macau and coerced her into providing sex services to bar patrons.  The victim, in her

Report finds no improvement in local media freedom

The report focused its attention on the situation in mainland China and Hong Kong while commenting that, “Macau’s press freedom situation was not much better than Hong Kong’s”. “Press freedom in

PJ receives multiple computer fraud reports

The first victim approached the PJ on January 23 and claimed that he met a person over a mobile phone game the day before. The person told him that there

MUSIC | National Swedish orchestra to play at Cultural Center

The Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (GSO) will play at the Macau Cultural Center’s Grand Auditorium on April 3. Macau will be the first city on the orchestra’s China tour. As Sweden’s national

Local and central gov’ts looking to further promote CEPA

Macau authorities and the central government are looking to further promote supplementary agreements signed under the Mainland and Macau Closer Economic Partnership (CEPA), Radio Macau reported. Chief Executive Chui Sai On

Former Coimbra students establish local association

A group of residents is establishing a new association comprising graduates of the Portuguese University of Coimbra (UC) living in Macau. The group aims to relive traditions and support cultural

Mainland man handed to MP for alleged carjacking

The Public Security Police (PSP) has handed a 38-year-old mainland man over to the Public Prosecution Office (MP) after he was accused of carjacking on Sunday night. Information suggested that the

Muslim family in Macau on a ‘jihad’ against radical Islam

Over tea and traditional delicacies, the Pakistani family discusses the attack that killed 12 staff of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. 17-year-old Ali, the couple’s son, said simply, “All we

Hundreds rally against CE-appointed lawmakers

Hundreds of protestors took to the streets on Saturday, urging the Chief Executive to repeal appointed lawmaker Fong Chi Keong from the Legislative Assembly (AL).  His statements on domestic violence

CE plays down VIP room closures

Chief Executive Chui Sai On said that it is “normal” to see adjustments in the number of VIP rooms in Macau following a slump in gaming revenue in recent months.

Group marches to hurry animal protection legislation

The protestors gathered at Tap Seac Square at around 3.30 p.m. before marching to the Legislative Assembly (AL). The AAPAM president, Yoko Choi, admitted to the crowd that the number of

BRIEFS: Visitor arrivals decrease by 1.8 pct

The Transport Bureau (DSAT) plans to launch bus-only lanes during peak hours along the Inner Harbor route connecting the A Ma Temple and the Border Gate. Starting from August, the

Company announces interim dividend of 99 cents per share | Sheldon Adelson takes over as CEO of Sands China

Robert Goldstein, chief operating officer of parent company Las Vegas Sands Corp., will be appointed interim president of Sands China and his position re-designated as executive director of the company.

Sands China and Macao Chamber of Commerce hold briefing with SMEs

Sands China and the Macao Chamber of Commerce held a briefing on Friday with the aim of enhancing dialogue with local Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises. Some 100 local SME representatives attended

Galaxy pledges diversification efforts as it opens new hotels in May

Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) said that it is committed to diversifying its offerings with the news that it will be opening three new hotels, while expanding Galaxy Macau into its

Alexis Tam pledges more investment in education sector

He acknowledged that more financial resources should be allocated in order to help develop Macau’s education sector, mainly primary and secondary schools. “We need more resources, namely financial resources, to help

Contractor ‘regrets’ winning LRT bid

A contractor involved in the local Light Rapid Transit (LRT) construction claims that they regret bidding for the contract, and has suggested that the delay in LRT construction is due

Todi Kong de Sousa | ‘Metamorphosis:’ sculpting the changes of the human being

She opened her first exhibition, “Metamorphosis,” last week at Casa Garden, comprising thirteen sculptures of female figures intended to represent the different changes a human being goes through as time

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