Alliance Française tributes in silence to terror victims

“A lot of French people say this is like France’s ‘9/11’ incident; it’s a lot of emotion for everybody,” said Xavier Garnier, director of the Alliance Française de Macao (AF

Free Wi-Fi service launched at Portuguese consulate

  Visitors to the Portuguese Consulate-General in Macau and Hong Kong can now pass their waiting time in a more enjoyable way, and even send necessary information for their visit, with

BRIEFS: UM security caught stealing from students

The Judiciary Police (PJ) has detained a security guard working at the University of Macau (UM) Hengqin campus who allegedly used a master keycard to enter students’ rooms and steal

PJ holds talk with schools on Internet crimes

  The Judiciary Police (PJ) has discussed crime prevention related issued with principals and representatives from 67 local schools, as well as representatives from the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau, Chinese

COURTS TUI | states permanent residency denied on grounds of absent family

The former Secretary for Administration and Justice and the Identification Services Bureau (DSI) has violated MSAR’s Basic Law, according to a ruling by the Court of Final Appeal (TUI) this

Health | Down’s syndrome screening to be made available to all pregnant women

Following complaints that the prenatal screening test for Down’s syndrome is no longer offered to expectant mothers at local health centers, the Health Bureau (SSM) has promised that all pregnant

Chui visits Zhongshan to intensify cooperation

During his visit to Zhuhai and Zhongshan, Chief Executive Chui Sai On stated his belief that 2015 would be an important year to further intensify the collaboration with Zhuhai. He

CRIME | Restaurant head waiter detained for substituting pricey wines

The Judiciary Police (PJ) has detained a 30-year-old former restaurant head waiter who allegedly replaced high value wines with low-cost ones and has profited more than RMB800,000 from the act. Authorities

TCM announces salary hike, claims operation losses

In the statement, TCM said that in order to thank the drivers for their efforts, the board has decided to raise their salaries by 10 percent, effective January 1 this

Rita Santos leaves Forum Macau in March

The deputy secretary-general of the permanent secretariat of Forum Macau, Rita Santos, has told Radio Macau that she will be retiring and stepping down from her post in March. The Secretary

Off the record | Secretary Chan wants open communication

The meeting was held to promote “government action transparency” while also “to hear the ideas and suggestions of the heads of media organizations” in recognition of the need for “constant

‘Fai D Fai D’– bringing homes and restaurants closer

Sérgio Almeida is striving to bring Macau’s residents closer to local restaurants. ‘Fai D Fai D,’ currently operating on a trial, aims to deliver clients’ favorite restaurant dishes to their

COURTS | Jacobs authorized to use secret investigation report

Sands China Ltd.’s secret investigation of Macau government officials, allegedly ordered by its Chairman Sheldon Adelson, is fair game in the feud between the billionaire and the casino operator’s former

Macau lacks spaces for young artists to paint, says Denis Murrell

Australian artist Denis Murrell is convinced that Macau has “a lot of untapped talent”. However, the city is currently lacking studio spaces for young artists to develop their skills. Rental

English beef promotion to last one month

Beef may be considered a very common ingredient. But if the cattle are raised in the right conditions, it can result in an excellent quality of beef ideal for a

Health | Association head says there is no need to wait one year to replace Lei Chin Ion

The president of the Association of Macau Portuguese Speaking Physicians says that the one-year timeframe given to the Health Bureau (SSM) director to improve the healthcare system in Macau is

Gov’t recruitment plans hinder NGOs activities

The recent announcement by the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture’s plans to recruit 529 medical professionals in 2015 has caused a stir amongst social organizations in Macau. Some are

POLITICS | Macau Concealers launches vote to elect top 10 public figures of 2014

As Macau citizens have witnessed plenty of newsworthy events throughout 2014, the local publication Macau Concealers is compiling a list of the top ten of the city’s most prominent public

Legal battle between Adelson and Jacobs resumes in US courts

Sands China Ltd.’s secret investigation of Macau government officials, allegedly ordered by its chairman Sheldon Adelson, won’t remain under wraps for much longer if a fired CEO gets his way. Steven

GAMING | More VIP room closures ‘not surprising’

The junket operators are among the most affected in the midst of Macau’s gaming revenue slump. Analysts and industry insiders predict that more junket operators and VIP rooms will not

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