Alexis Tam | Social service sector Human resources shortage to be countered with overseas specialists

In response to the human resources shortage plaguing Macau’s social service sector, the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Alexis Tam, said that Macau has the resources to import specialists

Funding pattern for social service providers needs adjustment

Macau’s government needs to adjust the pattern of how it has supported the social service sector, as current models might no longer be helpful, said the Secretary for Social Affairs

Education | Regional cooperation | Language center expands to China

The institute’s president, Carlos André, revealed that resources are being directed to mainland China, where around 50 professors will be allocated to several universities. “In Macau we will train Portuguese teachers

Property developer calls for regulation of rental properties

Ung Choi Kun, president of the Association of Property Agents and Realty Developers of Macau, said on a TDM radio show yesterday that the Macau government needs to regulate the

CRIME | Man breaks into 12 cars in 11 days

The Public Security Police (PSP) have detained a man alleged to have broken into 12 cars in Taipa since January 9. Information suggests that PSP officers were patrolling near the

Ceilidh Night School fosters traditional Scottish music and dance

Spinning and dancing with a group of primary six (P6) students in Gaelic music, it would be easy to think you’re in Scotland when you’re actually in the hall of

Protesters to demand an apology from Fong Chi Keong

Macau Conscience is planning a march on January 24 at 3pm to demand the abolition of government appointed seats in the Legislative Assembly (AL) after the speech made last week

Works suspended at City of Dreams after fatal accident

Information suggests that the man was pinned under the machine on the ground following the accident and had to be rescued by firefighters. He was found dead at the scene. The

Audit report predicts massive LRT budget blowout

In the “Third Special Audit Report on the First Phase of the Light Rail Transit System” published yesterday, the Commission of Audit (CA) revealed that the Light Rapid Transit (LRT)

CRIME | Scammers impersonate telecom operators and police officials

PJ information suggested that a 31-year-old woman approached them on January 16 at around 7 p.m. She said that her mobile phone received a voice message at 2.40 p.m. on

Korean sex-trafficking ring busted in Macau

Local police authorities have, for the first time, cracked down on a sex trafficking ring that involves Korean nationals, and have detained a 30-year-old for allegedly running a prostitution service

Letter to the Editor | A “new normal” for the taxi industry

Dear Editor, The most important line in the article was the statement of the head of the Public Security Police’s traffic department, Mr Che Wai, that “police are only targeting a

STATISTICS | Casino revenue down 2.5 percent in 2014

Total casino revenue in 2014 fell by 2.52 percent year-on-year to MOP352.7 billion, according to official data released yesterday by the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ). Another MOP1.2 billion

Junket operator looks abroad as graft war stymies VIPs

David Group is shutting three of its seven rooms that cater to high rollers at casinos in Macau, it said in a Jan. 17 statement. The company, which runs rooms

SJM to review management procedures after sex ring bust

The bust of a large prostitution ring at the Hotel Lisboa serves as a reminder to the operator that security and senior management staff need to review their duties and

Extradition treaty between SARs to encompass past cases

The planned extradition treaty between Macau and Hong Kong may apply not only to current fugitives but also to cases predating the agreement, according to a source quoted by the

Briefs | Sonia Chan apologizes for IACM error

The Official Gazette mistakenly published last week that the suspended  Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM)  official Lei Wai Nong has “extended his appointment for two more years as director

Prince Leopold in an exclusive interview | Royal Bavarian beer to step into Macau market

German brewer “The World of Neuschwansteiner” is eyeing Macau and the mainland market beyond it to promote its new premium beer products. Named after a Bavarian royal castle, the beer

Photo Shop | Huading awards back at The Venetian Macao

Camera flashes and the excited screams of fans filled the Venetian Macao as China’s prestigious Huading Awards returned to Macau on Sunday. Widely recognized as China’s version of the Oscars,

Logistics industry calls for further transparency in trade negotiations

  The Executive Council (ExCo) has finished discussing the amendment to the Foreign Trade Law regarding the temporary importation of goods. The local logistics industry believes that the measure can further

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