Woman faces jail for insulting police

A local court ruled that a woman – surnamed Kam – who insulted two policemen will either serve a year in jail or pay MOP14,000 in compensation to the officers. Kam

Report | Canidrome chief vet reveals importing of dogs in ‘death trade’

A covertly recorded interview with the chief vet of the Canidrome has revealed how Australian greyhounds are being sourced and imported to Macau, in what ABC has termed a “death

Trade unions form gaming federation

A new federation has been established by three gaming trade unions; namely the Gaming Employees Advancement Association, the New Gaming Employees Advancement Association and the Sands Venetian Employees Union. The

MSAR almost tops Chinese city rankings for touristic appeal

The institute released the new rankings yesterday, placing Shanghai and Hong Kong in the first two places, followed by Shenzhen, Beijing and Guangzhou. However, the region’s distinctive travel features placed

One-stop clearance for Macau-Hengqin car transit

“We hope to announce as early as possible the measures for vehicles with a single license permit to enter and exit Hengqin and the date for the implementation of these

New Macau to march for universal suffrage

The New Macau Association urged for participation in its annual demonstration on December 20, the day of Macau’s return to China. The march, endeavors to ensure that the region’s leader is

Authorities use technology in pollution battle

Some Beijing residents use smokestacks to predict smog: Smoke drifting gently upward means stagnant air where smog will accumulate, while smoke blowing away from the mountains indicates fresher winds and

CRIME | Cheater caught when repeating dice trick

A man who authorities had been searching for over the past two months was caught after he was found performing a trick at a dice game in a local casino. During

Local resident behind world’s most expensive diamond necklace

Chan may be best known for pioneering the “Wallace Cut”, a technique that creates a brilliant optical illusion in a stone, allowing an image to be reflected multiple times. In

Jiangsu player wins mahjong championship

The World Series Mahjong championship, held at the Venetian Macau over the weekend, saw Zhao Jian from Jiangsu Province defeat some 200 players and take home the first prize. The

Pearl Horizon | Denial of extended land concession prompts siege

Scores of pre-sale buyers of Polytec Asset’s Pearl Horizon residential development stormed government headquarters yesterday afternoon, in tandem with a press conference explaining the government’s decision. Police officers surrounded the

2015 honors titles given to 63 individuals and entities

Up to 63 individuals and groups officially received honors yesterday afternoon from the Chief Executive Chui Sai On at the Macau Cultural Center in recognition of their contributions to the

MSAR passport holders granted visa-free access to Morocco

Local authorities and the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco have finalized a mutual visa exemption agreement. MSAR passport holders are entitled to enter Morocco without a visa for a

Analysts speculate whether Da Nang could become ‘the next Macau’

Investment analysts have said that Vietnam could become a major Southeast Asian casino hub if it revises the laws prohibiting locals from gambling. The country’s seven luxury casinos are currently

World’s biggest gamblers can’t halt Aussie casino bond risk jump

Crown Resorts Ltd.’s local market may be home to the world’s biggest gamblers, but debt investors are less eager to bet on Australia’s largest casino operator as its Macau business suffers. Bond risk

Parade brings party atmosphere despite cold weather

Roughly 1,500 local and overseas performers streamed through the city’s old quarter yesterday afternoon filling the alleys and streets with elaborate dance moves and music. Their enthusiasm contrasted with the

AirAsia considering Krabi-Macau route

Newspaper Tribuna de Macau cited the general director of the AirAsia group for Greater China, Celia Lao, expressing the company’s intention to expand. However, she did not advance a date

2016 Policy Address | Health: Gov’t accused of ‘stealing’ resources from private sector

Some lawmakers have criticized the idea of expanding the public health care service given the lack of human resources available. The criticism came on the second day of Alexis Tam’s

DSEJ to develop more vocational education

The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) plans to strengthen is provision of vocational education, according to the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture. Answering a question from legislator Chui Sai

Briefs: Loan-to-deposit ratio slightly elevated

According to information released by the Monetary Authority of Macau, total deposits decreased at a slightly faster rate than total loans in October. This caused the loan-to-deposit ratio of the

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