Chui visits Zhongshan to intensify cooperation

During his visit to Zhuhai and Zhongshan, Chief Executive Chui Sai On stated his belief that 2015 would be an important year to further intensify the collaboration with Zhuhai. He

CRIME | Restaurant head waiter detained for substituting pricey wines

The Judiciary Police (PJ) has detained a 30-year-old former restaurant head waiter who allegedly replaced high value wines with low-cost ones and has profited more than RMB800,000 from the act. Authorities

TCM announces salary hike, claims operation losses

In the statement, TCM said that in order to thank the drivers for their efforts, the board has decided to raise their salaries by 10 percent, effective January 1 this

Rita Santos leaves Forum Macau in March

The deputy secretary-general of the permanent secretariat of Forum Macau, Rita Santos, has told Radio Macau that she will be retiring and stepping down from her post in March. The Secretary

Off the record | Secretary Chan wants open communication

The meeting was held to promote “government action transparency” while also “to hear the ideas and suggestions of the heads of media organizations” in recognition of the need for “constant

‘Fai D Fai D’– bringing homes and restaurants closer

Sérgio Almeida is striving to bring Macau’s residents closer to local restaurants. ‘Fai D Fai D,’ currently operating on a trial, aims to deliver clients’ favorite restaurant dishes to their

COURTS | Jacobs authorized to use secret investigation report

Sands China Ltd.’s secret investigation of Macau government officials, allegedly ordered by its Chairman Sheldon Adelson, is fair game in the feud between the billionaire and the casino operator’s former

Macau lacks spaces for young artists to paint, says Denis Murrell

Australian artist Denis Murrell is convinced that Macau has “a lot of untapped talent”. However, the city is currently lacking studio spaces for young artists to develop their skills. Rental

English beef promotion to last one month

Beef may be considered a very common ingredient. But if the cattle are raised in the right conditions, it can result in an excellent quality of beef ideal for a

Health | Association head says there is no need to wait one year to replace Lei Chin Ion

The president of the Association of Macau Portuguese Speaking Physicians says that the one-year timeframe given to the Health Bureau (SSM) director to improve the healthcare system in Macau is

Gov’t recruitment plans hinder NGOs activities

The recent announcement by the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture’s plans to recruit 529 medical professionals in 2015 has caused a stir amongst social organizations in Macau. Some are

POLITICS | Macau Concealers launches vote to elect top 10 public figures of 2014

As Macau citizens have witnessed plenty of newsworthy events throughout 2014, the local publication Macau Concealers is compiling a list of the top ten of the city’s most prominent public

Legal battle between Adelson and Jacobs resumes in US courts

Sands China Ltd.’s secret investigation of Macau government officials, allegedly ordered by its chairman Sheldon Adelson, won’t remain under wraps for much longer if a fired CEO gets his way. Steven

GAMING | More VIP room closures ‘not surprising’

The junket operators are among the most affected in the midst of Macau’s gaming revenue slump. Analysts and industry insiders predict that more junket operators and VIP rooms will not

Analysis: There is room for a positive surprise

Momentum rewards those who follow the trend, right up until the moment it turns. Macau’s casinos have been a case in point. High rates of growth, strong cash flows and

Okinawa drops plans to host casinos

The Okinawa prefectural government has decided to drop a plan to attract integrated casino resorts if the country manages to pass a law legalizing gambling, Japan newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun reported. Okinawa

EDUCATION | USJ opens applications for language and culture classes

The Language and Culture Programs include Cantonese and Mandarin for foreigners, taught by a professor who also speaks English. Portuguese, French, Japanese and Korean language classes, as well as English

CRIME | PJ cracks cocaine case, detains HK resident

The Judiciary Police (PJ) has detained a 36-year-old Hong Kong resident and found more than 70 grams of cocaine in his apartment. After receiving a tip-off, PJ intercepted the man

Residents’ deposits drop by 1.2 pct

Residents’ deposits decreased 1.2 percent month-on-month in November to MOP473.6 billion.  Of these deposits, MOP deposits increased 0.1 percent while deposits of HKD and other foreign currencies decreased by 0.5

2015 outlook | Prospects unpredictable as coin toss

While analysts last year correctly forecast Macau casinos would suffer a first-ever revenue drop, prospects for 2015 are looking as uncertain as a coin toss. Analysts surveyed by Bloomberg News were

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