HEALTH | MERS SCARE | Tour groups to South Korea canceled

Macau group tours to South Korea that were booked for this month have been cancelled by travel agencies, as reported cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in South Korea

Education | IPM Seniors Academy students graduate with sense of fulfillment

IPM’s Seniors Academy was established in 1999, and is dedicated to realizing life-long education for the elderly in the city. Last year, the academy offered a wide range of subjects

European-style antique clock store opens, eyeing Asian market

Macau’s first antique gallery specializing in European clocks opened on Monday at Fisherman’s Wharf, with the owners hoping to capture the attention of an increasingly “romantic” Asian market. Sergey Rylov, owner

Over 3,000 fines issued over smoking ban breaches

The Health Bureau (SSM) has issued a total of 3,077 fines to citizens found breaching the smoking ban between January 1 and May 31. SSM said that it had undertaken 119,367

Full smoking ban ‘can hurt’ revenue, David Chow says

Macau Legend Development Ltd. CEO, David Chow, has acknowledged that implementing a full smoking ban could hurt gaming revenue. The casino tycoon recalled that competition within the gaming industry is high,

Courts | Former public hospital manager convicted of fraud

The Court of First Instance (TJB) has sentenced a former Macau public hospital manager to a suspended sentence of eighteen months for fraud, according to media reports. Rui Vasconcelos e Sá,

CRIME | Dogs thrown to death from public housing complex

The bodies of three puppies were discovered yesterday lying on the Edifício do Lago fourth block terrace of the public housing complex in Taipa, according to police. However, a captioned picture

Health Bureau raises MERS alert level to high

  Macau’s health authorities raised their response to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) from a standard alert to a high- level alert yesterday evening, as the virus’s outbreak in South Korea

HK secretary deems national security law unnecessary

Hong Kong’s Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung argued that there is “no need” to introduce China’s bill on national security in Hong Kong, since the Basic Law outlines more

Student arrested for alleged child sexual assault

A 19-year old male secondary school student has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 9-year- old boy at school. According to the Judiciary Police (PJ), the suspect and victim attend

The Portuguese left out of local politics

The Portuguese used to constitute the majority in Macau politics, but today few have a prominent voice. Nowadays, having a Portuguese background alone does not necessarily prevent people from going

COOPERATION | Lusophone partnerships help local companies

Partnerships between Portuguese and Chinese companies are helping to facilitate the development of projects in Lusophone countries, said the president of the Macau Engineering and Construction Association, Tang Hon Cheong. “There

No plans for new airport runway

The Civil Aviation Authority has failed to identify a need to build a second runway at the Macau airport, due to the fact that the current single-runway system has been

FESTIVAL | Taiwan looking to further cultural exchanges

Taiwan is looking to foster cultural exchanges with Macau, said Lu Chang-Shui, director general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office. Mr Lu is one of the organizers of the

Food & drink | Queen of Riesling

It’s always been every little girl’s dream to become a princess, but in Germany things are done slightly differently. Instead of wanting to be a regular old fairytale princess, aspiring

Mildly mentally-impaired residents disqualified from welfare support

  Many locals classified as mildly mentally challenged by the authorities in their first assessment have been expelled from the official registration system under the Social Welfare Bureau, which grants medical

Police bust unlicensed kitchen with illegal workers

The Public Security Police (PSP) raided an unlicensed food factory that had hired illegal workers on Friday morning. The kitchen, selling about a thousand boxed meals to workmen from nearby construction

Local graduates worried about economic prospects

Fresh graduates at the congregation ceremony of the University of Science and Technology held last Saturday expressed concerns over the local employment market after the city recorded its twelfth consecutive

Draft national security law triggers local concerns

Macau’s inclusion in the country’s proposed legislation on national security has triggered concerns over potential limits on freedoms enjoyed in the Special Administrative Regions. While some see the new draft law

Smoking lounges are ‘a good solution,’ says Ambrose So

The CEO of casino operator SJM, Ambrose So, has stressed that smoking lounges are a good solution not only in casinos but other properties as well. “I think this will be

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