MACAU SPECIAL | Gov’t confers awards on 46 individuals and 4 organizations

Forty-six individuals and four entities were presented with medals and honorary titles for their distinguished contributions to Macau during the 2014 Medals and Certificates Conferment Ceremony held yesterday, at the

ROTARY CLUB 15th CHRISTMAS PARTY | Association calls for more therapists for children with special needs

Rotary Club of Macau’s mission to further support children with special needs is ongoing, even after fifteen years, and last Friday the organization launched its annual Christmas Party, gathering about

Survey: residents lose confidence in local lawmakers

A recent study shows that residents have lost confidence in Macau’s lawmakers, TDM News reported. The President of the Legislative Assembly (AL), Ho Iat Seng, said the drop in confidence

New Macau looking to organize demonstration on Dec 20

The New Macau Association (ANM) is seeking to organize a demonstration next Saturday advocating for universal suffrage. The city is commemorating the 15th anniversary of its handover to China on

MSAR’s 15th anniversary | Outgoing prosecutor urges for deeper judiciary reform

The outgoing Prosecutor General, Ho Chio Meng, has urged that improving judicial efficiency is imperative and that the penal system needs amendment to cope with changing reality. Speaking to the media,

Alexis Tam replaced as TDM gov’t representative

The newly appointed Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Alexis Tam, will be replaced in his role as the government representative in local public broadcaster TDM. Mr Wu Lok Kan,

Annual ‘Parade Through Latin City’ keeps drawing revelers

For its 4th edition, the “Parade Through Macao, Latin City” chose an extraterrestrial storyline, with large sea creature balloons and alien-dressed dancers adding a new flavor to the Latin-themed festive

CRIME | Boats smuggle illegal immigrants

The Judiciary Police (PJ) has busted a criminal group suspected of smuggling illegal immigrants into Macau. According to PJ, the group allegedly took advantage of the many vessels being used

CE assures fulfillment of public housing in reclamation zone A

“Having understood the importance of developing reclamation zone A - especially for the planning of public housing within the zone - the government will definitely fulfill the project and respond

Macau Pass to launch online and mobile payment services

Managing director of  Macau Pass S. A., Mr George Zhang, revealed to the media that the company is collaborating with renowned e-commerce companies to extend its services into these new

Literature | ‘The Ballad of a Small Player’ listed among NYT’s top books

The Ballad of a Small Player,’ written by British novelist Lawrence Osborne and set in Macau, has been listed among the New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2014. “The setting

It’s confirmed: Xi to attend MSAR anniversary ceremonies

Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to attend a gathering in town on Dec. 19-20 for the 15th anniversary of Macau’s return to China, authorities said yesterday. Xinhua confirmed that

ENTERTAINMENT | South Korean film star in town for ‘The Crossing I’ premiere

A star in her native South Korea, film actress Song Hye-kyo had to conduct extensive research and often debate her role with film director John Woo before shooting the Chinese

BRIEFS: Video Art exhibition at Casa Garden

The fourth annual Video Art For All International Festival (VAFA), is now open. According to the organizers, Art For All Society (AFA) and the Orient Foundation, the exhibition at Casa

MOTORSPORTS | André Couto thought he was Audi series champion, later penalized

Alex Yoong, a former Formula 1 driver from Malaysia, was crowned 2014 Audi R8 LMS Cup champion after securing a controversial victory in the final race in Abu Dhabi. Yoong topped

Ask the Vet | How dog food can help manage pancreatitis

What is Pancreatitis? The pancreas is a small organ that is located between the stomach and the first part of the small intestine. It has two main functions: the production of

Executive Council with two new faces

Chui Sai On, has announced the 11members of the new government's Executive Council (ExCo), that includes only two new faces: Ms Sonia Chan Hoi Fan, who was appointed the new

Chinese defendants enter pleas in Vegas gambling case

Two more Chinese citizens took plea deals Wednesday in what federal prosecutors say was an illegal Internet gambling ring broken up by an FBI raid at high-roller suites at

HAPPINESS INDEX | Chaotic traffic clouds residents’ happiness

The index was set at 6.99 percent out of 10, meaning that Macau citizens are slightly happier than last year (6.98 percent), but traffic, inflation and housing continue to play

Macau Taxi Passengers Association deplores hit and run by taxi driver

Details of a deplorable hit and run by a Macau taxi driver have surfaced on Macau Taxi Driver Shame, the official Facebook group of the Macau Taxi Passengers Association. According to

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