Analysis | MSAR needs to avoid becoming ‘gaming neighborhood’

Macau needs a new strategy in order to avoid becoming just a ‘gaming neighborhood’ catering to Chinese tourists, according to a local economist. José Isaac Duarte claims that the authorities

Briefs | Over 80 evacuated from nursery

Over 80 people had to be evacuated yesterday morning from the postnatal nursery of the Conde de São Januário Central Hospital. This followed the dropping of a fire extinguisher onto

Cooperation |Market access for local service providers facilitated

Guangdong province will further facilitate market access for service providers from Hong Kong and Macau, China’s State Council announced on Tuesday. Local authorities in Guangdong are required to make adjustments to

Gov’t pushes on talent development through incentive plans

The task force on local talent cultivation held its first meeting of the year, reviewing its work since its establishment a year ago. The Talents Development Committee’s (SCDT) assignments include

IAS to spend extra MOP150 million in new subsidy scheme

The Social Welfare Bureau (IAS) is estimating spending MOP150 million more than usual between July and December, as a new subsidy scheme is due to be implemented addressing non-governmental organizations

Entertainment | Music-based light storm makes comeback

The casino resort’s carnival, which will feature performances and other festive activities in The Venetian Macao’s outdoor lagoon area for the fifth consecutive year, runs from today until March 29.

Rainbow of Macau writes to UN

Jason Chao, spokesperson for Rainbow of Macau, said in a press release that AL’s First Standing Committee – which is now reviewing the bill – did not “express interest in

Judge insists Sands China hand over documents to former CEO

After an evidentiary hearing that began in February, Clark County District Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez said Sands China Ltd. has undermined the search for truth by refusing to hand over documents

Gaming | Fitch Ratings still confident in Macau

Unlike other rating agencies, Fitch Ratings is still optimistic about Macau’s long-term business future, saying that business should pick up in the second half of the year. “While the recent

NPC and CPPCC meetings | ‘Tourism capacity of HK and Macau has reached saturation,’ says Zhou Bo

The deputy director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, Zhou Bo, has claimed that “the tourism capacity of Hong Kong and Macau has by and large reached saturation,

David Chow sees oportunity in gaming slowdown

The downturn of gaming revenue over the past nine consecutive months implies that there is an opportunity for the local gaming industry to “think about creating new markets,” suggests casino

Mozambique | Prices higher than in South Africa

Price differences of various food products in the cities of Maputo and Nelspruit, South Africa, have shown the existence of an excessive profit margin in the Mozambican market, according to

Melco launches recruitment for Studio City resort

A careers fair was launched for Macau ID holders on Monday and will run untill Thursday. The fair is being hosted at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, where a ballroom has

Hospital under probe again following death of elderly woman

According to a statement issued by the Health Bureau (SSM), the patient’s family has requested that police authorities launch an enquiry into her death, hoping that an investigation could shed

Two bodies linked to shipwreck found on Hac Sa beach

Local authorities announced yesterday that they have recovered two more bodies at Hac Sa Beach, believed to be victims of last month’s shipwreck off Coloane. A small boat, which capsized off

SPORTS | Int’l Dragon Boat races offer higher prize money

By increasing the amount of prize money, the Macau government hopes to attract more international teams to the competition, which will be held on June 13, 14 and 20. Macau’s small

Education | Schools that leave out the boys

Mandy, Daisy and Sally share more than the uniform at Lady Fatima’s School. For most of their lives, they have attended a girls’ school. They don’t have a lot of

ARTS | Edgy ‘Valkyrie Octopus’ is taking over MGM’s aquarium

A multicolored octopus structure is slowly taking shape at the heart of MGM Macau’s Grande Praça. Its tentacles are taking over the square’s famous aquarium. Acclaimed contemporary artist Joana Vasconcelos

Gaming shares drop as Deutsche Bank latest to turn bearish

The opening of two new gaming venues this year isn’t expected to boost demand, and the market is underestimating pressure on casino operators’ profit margins, Deutsche analyst Karen Tang wrote

Briefs | CCAC says secretariat dissolution is legal

The Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) has ruled that the dissolution of the secretariat of the Urban Planning Council is lawful. Following a complaint from the New Macau Association, CCAC noted

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