Briefs | Seac Pai Van Post Office now open to public

The Seac Pai Van post office branch located at Alameda da Harmonia, Edificio Ip Heng, Block X, 1/A in Coloane officially opened to the public as of March 1. The

Science | Geologists join forces to research city’s roots

“What we would like to understand is how Macau emerged on this planet,” said the project coordinator Ágata Alveirinho Dias from the Institute of Science and Environment at the University

Gov’t increases household income limit for student loans

The Macau government has increased the set limit of monthly household income for student loans applicants, according to a notice published in the Official Gazette (BO). The government has also

Police launch probe into baby’s death at public hospital

Police authorities have launched a probe into the death of a five-month-­old baby who died after consuming prescription medication from Conde de São Januário Central Hospital (CHCSJ) on February 19,

10 missing as boat carrying ‘illegal gamblers’ capsizes off Coloane

A speedboat allegedly smuggling several mainland Chinese gamblers into Macau capsized off the Grand Coloane Resort on Friday. Authorities revealed in a press statement that at least 17 people were

DSSOPT | More private housing available on the market

  The fourth quarter of last year has seen 10 construction projects involving private residential buildings being granted with user licenses. According to the Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT),

2,000 job vacancies on offer at IFT job fair

The Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT) launched its “Career Day 2015” on Friday. Twenty companies participated in the event, which featured 2,000 job offers in the hospitality industry. According to a

Macau Rugby Football Club holds rugby day

Macau Rugby Football Club (MRFU) held its Macau Rugby Day yesterday at The International School of Macau, with the Macau Seniors Team and the Guangzhou Rams facing each other for

UM pledges to review staff housing scheme

The University of Macau said it will take effective measures to tackle issues which have recently been highlighted in a Commission of Audit (CA) report slamming the institution’s management of

Rush for local kindergartens

The latest baby boom that emerged in the Year of the Dragon is starting to show its effects in the fierce competition for school places. Over the past weekend, several

Fortunes go from bad to worse as New Year gamblers vanish

Xu Meihua joined hundreds of thousands of fellow Chinese tourists who traveled to Macau over Lunar New Year last week. She wasn’t there to gamble though. The 58-year-old accountant dropped

Ask the Vet | 10 Most Toxic Plants for Cats

Try to give your cat grass to prevent it from eating your plants, and to be safe, keep only plants such as catnip or wheat grass, which are not hazardous

Health | Grieving family suspects fatal hospital prescription

According to the Hong Kong newspaper Apply Daily, the boy’s parents brought him to the hospital for milk regurgitation on the morning of February 19, where, it is alleged, he

CNY | Caritas says discarded furniture should be donated

The Macau Residue System Company (CSR) has revealed that around 287 tones of used furniture was collected and destroyed during the week of Chinese New Year, between February 12 and

Delay on minimum wage legislation criticized

Kwan Tsui Hang has criticized her Legislative Assembly colleagues for not reviewing the minimum wage bill fast enough. The lawmaker, who is also vice-president of the Macau Federation of Trade

Exco defends decision to cut committee secretariat

Executive Council spokesperson Leong Heng Teng has reiterated that the axing of the Urban Planning Committee’s secretariat will have no effect on the power and duties of the committee or

Gov’t focused on ‘optimizing’ tourist influx

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Alexis Tam, clarified that the Macau government is not considering a cap on mainland tourists; rather, they are discussing measures to “control and optimize”

Media | Plataforma Macau and Portuguese newspaper launch bilingual supplement

Local newspaper Plataforma Macau and Portuguese newspaper Jornal de Notícias (JN) have signed a protocol to launch a bilingual supplement, according to a report by Hoje Macau this week. Plataforma Macau

BRIEFS: Inflation over 4 pct in January

Macau’s Composite Consumer Price Index (CPI) for January went up by 4.75 percent compared with the same period  last year, according to figures released yesterday by the city’s Statistics and

Business networking ‘even more important in small cities like Macau’

  Facilitating the development of relationships between businesses and creating effective networking strategies is crucial for companies to enjoy success, particularly in small cities like Macau, the founder and director of

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