Lawmaker urges gov’t to launch construction quality probe

Last month, local media reported that plastic and paper bags were found inside the wall of a Seac Pai Van public housing apartment. Yesterday, TDM English News reported that residents

ARTS & CULTURE | Ung Vai Meng praised as he prepares for another 3-year term

The incumbent president of the Macau Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC), Ung Vai Meng, will retain his current position for the next three years, according to an announcement in the Official

STATISTICS | Macau’s population increases by 4.7 pct

Macau’s total population reached 636,200 at the end of 2014, representing an increase of 4.7 percent year-on-year (an increase of 28,700). The female population accounted for 50.6 percent of the

Briefs | Sou Chio Fai stays on as GAES coordinator

Sou Chio Fai will continue to serve as coordinator of the Tertiary Education Services Office (GAES), according to a notice published yesterday in the government’s Official Gazette. A notice from

Macau Wine and Dine Festival kicks off as sector grows

Until Sunday, 38 booths placed along the Venetian’s outdoor lagoon area showcase what local and foreign companies have to offer. Wines from Portugal, France, Italy and the United States are

Woman’s body found on Hac Sa beach

The woman, surnamed Huang, was 58 years old. Her death is now under investigation, the PJ stated. In a separate inquiry, Macau Customs confirmed to the Times that they were

Statistics | Merchandise imports decrease by 1.2 pct

Total merchandise imports decreased by 1.2 percent year-on-year in January to MOP8.53 billion. Figures released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) show that the merchandise trade deficit amounted to

Cooperation | Taskforce charged with Zhongshan-Macau linkage

The Taskforce for the Promotion of Zhongshan-Macau Cooperation has created six working groups to coordinate specific projects for its middle- and long-term development. On 28 February, Lionel Leong, head of

UnionPay bogus transactions reach MOP260 million

Chinese and Macau authorities further restricted the use of China UnionPay Co.’s debit cards at casinos last year, since some gamblers had been illegally using UnionPay cards to obtain cash

Baccarat championship breaks world record

The gaming competition, which took a year and a half to prepare, broke two Guinness World Records for “greatest prize money for a baccarat tournament” and “greatest prize money for

Portuguese IT companies eyeing Macau

Called “The Future Pavilion,” the fair is being held at Friendship Square until Friday. Created by the National Association of IT and Electronics Companies (ANETIE), the LoginPT fair aims to capture

MICE | Revamped education expo back in town

The Tertiary Education Services Office (GAES), together with The Venetian Macao, will hold the ‘International Higher Education Exposition of Macao’ at the Cotai Expo for three days starting on March

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Fortunes affected by gaming revenue slump

Macau’s gaming revenue, which fell 48.6 percent year-on-year last month, appears to have influenced local casino tycoons’ fortunes, as indicated by ‘The World’s Billionaires list,’ published yesterday by Forbes. One of

Infant’s death at public hospital | First diagnosis indicated ‘nothing serious’ with baby’s condition

In a press conference held at the Macau Civil Servants Association (ATFPM) headquarters yesterday afternoon, the deceased baby’s father, Io Chi Fan, accompanied by lawmaker Pereira Coutinho, accused the hospital

Gastronomy | Spanish tapas meets French cuisine at Aux Beaux Arts

Yes, there are crowd favourites, such as jamon iberico, patatas bravas, and Spanish tomato bread with iberico cheese. But the chefs are also keen on providing refined and elaborate dishes

Portuguese restaurant chain opens in Macau

Portugália, one of Lisbon’s best-­known restaurant chains, will open its first outlet here on Friday, located in Taipa Village (Mercadores Street No.5). According to a press release issued yesterday, it

CRIME | Man swindled out of HKD1 million after ‘dead casino chips’ purchase

A mainland Chinese man has been swindled out of HKD1 million after purchasing ‘dead casino chips.’ The Judiciary Police told a press conference they had arrested a suspect on February

Local boxing fans meet IBF champion Ruenroeng

About forty boxing fans joined the meeting, where they asked about Ruenroeng’s preparation for the upcoming matchup with Zou Shiming, his athletic pursuits and his advice for young boxers. The

CPPCC and NPC meetings Sustainable tourism expected to be ‘hot topic’

The number of tourists travelling to Macau is expected to be the main topic addressed by local delegates at the upcoming Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). As usual, the

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