Education | Gov’t increases education subsidies

The government has increased the value of subsidies granted to schools under the free education scheme and reduced tuition fees for Macau residents by 8 and 6 percent respectively, according

Authorities confirm pullout from Korean University Games

The Sport Development Board confirmed yesterday that, given the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak in South Korea, Macau has officially pulled out of next month’s World University Games (Universiade)

Telecommunications | 4G licenses granted to four operators

The government has recently granted the new fourth generation (4G) mobile network licenses to four telecommunication companies, namely CTM, China Telecom, Smartone and Hutchinson. The eight-year contracts with the operators

‘Our strategy is mainly to follow our customer base’

In an interview with the Times, BNU’s CEO, Pedro Cardoso, spoke of the bank’s role in Macau, asserting that BNU is the most competitive bank in terms of online transactions.

Alexis Tam condemns violence towards elderly

A video clip showing a woman violently slapping her handicapped mother while she sits quietly in her wheelchair surfaced on the Internet last weekend. The video has sparked outrage both

BRIEFS | Inflation up 5.5 pct year-on-year

The Composite CPI for May 2015 has increased by 4.93 percent year-on-year to 105.39, up from the 4.51 pct growth in April 2015. According to the Statistics and Census Service

Art | Documentary traces George Chinnery’s path

Walking in Macau’s meandering alleys and backstreets, Patrick Conner often found himself surrounded by typical scenes that 19th Century British painter George Chinnery would stop and draw. The London-based scholar and

ENTERtAInMENT | São João festival returns this weekend to St Lazarus

On Saturday and Sunday, traditional delicacies and drinks will be available from various booths set up around the neighborhood’s main street. Grilled sardines are one of the festival’s most popular

Youth meeting | Bringing a part of the city back home

“I am sure that the representatives of Macau who are living overseas will bring a little part of the city back home with them. Macau will always stay in their

Gov’t discloses info on 16 idle land parcels

The government disclosed information yesterday on the 16 idle land plots that were excluded from the recovery list. With six parcels located in the peninsula and the rest in Taipa,

BRIEFS | Typhoon signal 1 hoisted

The Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) yesterday raised typhoon signal number 1 as typhoon “Kujira” approaches Hainan Island. SMG had said that raising a higher signal was unlikely. Kujira is

‘Macau is really the market of the world’

  For the past two and a half centuries, “Hennessy” has emerged as and remained the ultimate cognac, travelling from a tiny region in France to five continents. Hosting the cognac

Local athletes asked to miss World University Games in Korea

South Korea’s Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) outbreak has apparently resulted in Macau’s withdrawal from the World University Games (Universiade) to be held in Gwangju next month. Some of the

Fosun recovers investment made in buying insurer Fidelidade

The Shanghai-based conglomerate Fosun has confirmed that it has recovered a EUR1.1 billion-investment, in which it had previously applied to buy Portugal’s largest insurer, Fidelidade, that already operates in Macau

Gaming | Think tanks warn of ‘growing risk’ of concession non-renewal

The Daiwa Institute of Research, a think tank based in Japan, believes that there is a “growing risk” that one or more Macau gaming concessions will not be renewed, or

Video of elderly abuse floods social networks

After a video clip showing a woman violently slapping her physically handicapped elderly mother went viral on Sunday evening on several social media outlets, the Public Security Police (PSP) has

Cooperation | CE-led delegation discusses Guangdong-Macau partnership

The Chief Executive, Chui Sai On, is heading the local delegation that will take part in a joint conference on Guangdong-Macau relations, to be held this Thursday in Jiangmen city. According

Live music marathon marks third World Music Day

A live music marathon spanning from high noon to late evening in downtown Macau marked the arrival of the summer solstice last Saturday, as the Alliance Française of Macao (AF)

Zonta Club inaugurated to address women and children’s affairs

The Zonta Club of Macau, a local branch of the global non-profit organization Zonta International, was inaugurated last Friday at MGM Macau in order to advance the status of women

Anti-drug activities launched to fight juvenile abuse

With the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking one week away, the Social Affairs Bureau last week rolled out a package comprising of anti-drug activities aimed at local

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