Briefs | Illegal transactions with UnionPay reach MOP300 million

The Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT) has received five bids from contractors for the construction of a 300-meter long wastewater pipe on Estrada Marginal da Areia Preta in

IEEM conference | China is ambiguous in ‘what it wants to do in the world’

Asia is a geopolitical challenge, with China “becoming more assertive, and evermore powerful, ” according to the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Andrzej Olechowski. Speaking on the sidelines of

The Buzz | Tickets sales to FIMM shows reaches 90 pct

This evening, Argentine guitarist Dominic Miller and his band will create “an enchanting musical party under the stars,” 8pm at Mount Fortress. The guitarist and his band will showcase songs from

IFT GRADUATION CEREMONY | Finding a compromise in society to solve human resources issue

The president of the Institute for Tourism Studies, Ms Fanny Vong, is convinced that the human resources challenge that Macau so often faces should be addressed through a compromise between

Only one survives gov’t recruitment exam

The sole survivor scored 50.2 points in the exam, which took place on March 15 this year. Although there were more than 500 candidates registered, only 380 showed up, five of

Policy Address to be delivered in March

Macau’s chief executive, Mr Chui Sai On, will be delivering next year’s policy address in March. He will, however, make an appearance before Legislative Assembly lawmakers in November – a

Over 845,000 mainland tourists | Chinese wary of HK protests bolster Macau businesses

More than 845,000 mainland Chinese tourists have poured into the world’s largest gambling center since the China National Day holidays known as Golden Week began Oct. 1, with growth accelerating

Mortara, Verstappen, Couto in 61st Grand Prix 211 drivers from 36 countries

The Committee also revealed that the revenue from sponsorship has so far has reached MOP33 million. It believes that revenue from ticket sales will bring another MOP40 million to the

Residents more pessimistic about buying houses

Yesterday, the Macau University of Science and Technology published the Macau consumer confidence index for the third quarter this year, which shows a drop in local consumer confidence for the

All About Macau changes editor

All About Macau is famous for its liberal views on various social issues. Ms Chan insists that there is no political implication in her departure. “It is a very common matter.

Gov’t to consult on indecent assault legislation

When replying to a written enquiry from lawmaker Ng Kuok Cheong, Law Reform and International Law Bureau (DSRJDI) director Chu Lam Lam revealed that in 2015 the Macau government plans

Analysis | Macau casinos go smoke-free – will it hurt revenues?

Macau’s latest measure, introduced on Monday, will see all main gaming floors in its 35 casinos go smoke-free. Casino operators are allowed to build smoking lounges but installation of gaming

Agnes Lam: Hong Kong today, Macau tomorrow

Agnes Lam said in the radio show that she does not want Macau to go through the same situation currently taking place in Hong Kong, where there is a serious

IC announces consultation on heritage zone protection framework

The consultation document consists of eight questions that cover four different aspects. They include the standards for the control and management of the urban landscape, especially features such as streets

Interview with João Francisco Pinto | Media industry still has space to grow

The Portuguese News and Program Controller of local broadcaster TDM, Mr João Francisco Pinto, was recently elected chairman of the Asiavision News Group – a platform bringing together 30 TV

MDT REPORT | Educators call for prevention over retention

According to the report “Equity and Quality in Education: Supporting Disadvantaged Students and Schools” published by the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 2012, the student retention rate

Beyond Pixels Expressing thoughts through digital art

Macanese artist Victor Marreiros today launches his exhibition, “Beyond Pixels,” at Signum Living Store. His sources of inspiration are as wide as the world itself. He takes inspiration from everyday

GGR fell 11.7 pct y-o-y Sands China leads casino stocks higher as revenue meets estimate

Sands China Ltd. led gains in Macau casino stocks as the world’s biggest gambling hub reported revenue that was in line with the government’s estimate. Sands China Ltd. surged 7.1 percent

Gaming | Industry sees no difference on first day of smoking ban

Additionally, a source from the gambling industry told the Times that they still cannot see any changes after the smoking ban was imposed. They believe that it will take some

MSAR submits formal request for Hengqin land

Jackson Chang said that there is an active response from the Guangdong authorities regarding the request. All parties are now waiting for a reply from the central government. Moreover, the president

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