Casino staff unions launch signature campaign for full smoking ban

Casino staff trade unions have urged the government to further step up the city’s smoking control by implementing a full smoking ban inside all casino indoor areas within the year. A

Briefs | A lesser free economy – Heritage Foundation

Macau stands 9th place in the ranking of the freest economies in the Asia-Pacific, falling two places compared to 2014, according to the Heritage Foundation 2015 report, released yesterday by

Lionel Leong predicts gaming revenue to remain at 2014 level

Mr Leong made the comment yesterday in Beijing. He said that there has been a relatively large adjustment to the gaming revenue over the last seven months, and that revenue

Chui in Beijing Pan-Delta cooperation is key for next five years

Strengthening co-operation with regions in the Pan-Pearl River Delta is the most important feature in the Macau SAR’s proposals for the country’s 13th five-year plan, according to the Chief Executive,

Janet Tracy | A story of engagement with the community

Originally moving from the United States to join her husband in Macau in October 2010, during the four years she has lived in the city, Janet has lent her support

Obra das Maes calls for gov’t to invest in elderly care

“With Macau’s population stepping into an aging society, services for the elderly have drawn a larger demand from the public. The two elderly homes affiliated with our organization have limited

Unemployment rate steady at 1.7 pct

Macau’s unemployment rate stood at 1.7 percent between October and December last year, according to the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). The number of unemployed people reached 7,000, an increase of

SINO-LUSO MEDICAL FORUM | Harvard Medical School professor shares experience on managing disasters

Harvard Medical School professor Susan Briggs will be sharing her experiences managing complex disasters, such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina and the Boston Marathon bombing, during the Sino-Luso

MDT Report | Macanese families facing hurdles to bury loved ones at S. Miguel Arcanjo

When Nuno Senna Fernandes Jr’s father passed away last year, his family strived to respect one of his last wishes: to be cremated and buried at the family tomb in

Money from Nanjing banking scam funneled to Macau

Scammers intentionally decorated the fake bank’s interior like a state-owned commercial bank, with uniformed “clerks” working behind the counters handling “official” documents, a LED screen and an “official” website. According to

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.

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