Scholar | Mindset change needed to promote disability acceptance

Schools need to become more welcoming in order to further the city’s inclusive policy when it comes to children with disabilities, suggested assistant professor Wong Meng Ee of Singapore’s National

Number of non-resident workers increases by 18 pct

The Human Resources Office recorded that by the end of April there were 115,565 non-resident workers from mainland China, up by 21.67 percent year-on-year. A total of 22,352 were from

More mainland health professionals slated to counter staff shortage

After the opening ceremony of the second health center in Taipa yesterday morning, the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Alexis Tam, who officiated at the event, disclosed to the

New health center in Taipa opens

Among the medical personnel of the new staff that have been hired for the centre, as Cheang Seng Ip, Deputy Director of the Health Bureau (SSM) revealed, some were employed

Survey on manpower needs and wages | Average earnings increase during Q1

At the end of the first quarter of 2015 hotels in Macau had 45,817 full-time employees, up by 2.6 percent year-on-year, according to the Survey on Manpower Needs and Wages

Arts | Carving wood to raise environmental awareness

For French artist Mickael Obrenovitch, carving wood isn’t just about completing an artwork. He’s also hoping to raise awareness of environmental issues, particularly regarding deforestation in Indonesia. “Human Roots,” an exhibition

Exhibition opens at the Orient Foundation

Line – An Exhibition by Tank Kuok Hou, opened yesterday at the Orient Foundation gallery. The exhibition comprises part of New Visions, a long-term project initiated by the cultural organization

Drunken Dragon Dance heralds birth of Buddha celebrations

Performers stage the drunk dragon dance during the Drunken Dragon Festival to celebrate Buddha’s birthday in Macau, May 25. Buddha’s birthday fell on Monday this year according to the Chinese lunar

Gaming tables ‘sufficient’ for current market, says Galaxy senior executive

The 150 new-to-market gaming tables granted to Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) are sufficient in meeting current market needs, said Galaxy Macau’s Director of Operations, Richard Longhurst, at a Q&A session

DSAL calls for sacked mainland workmen to accept ‘lawful compensation’

Trying to solve the dispute that broke out last Friday, the Labor Affairs Bureau (DSAL) has called for workers to abide by local law and accept the “lawful solution.” The

Casino smoking room survey comes under fire

The casino workers’ union, the Forefront of Macau Gaming (FMG), has questioned the integrity of a recent survey conducted by a junket association that claims 99 percent of gaming employees

Statistics | Retail sales drop by 11 pct in Q1

The value of retail sales dropped by 11 pct year-on-year in the first quarter of 2015, according to data released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). The most significant declines

Health | New public hospital construction may be delayed

The SSM director hinted last week that the first phase in the island hospital’s development might not be completed by 2017 as previously anticipated, TDM reported. In a statement, SSM said

Chui Sai Peng argues for underground urban planning

The urban planning in Shenzhen’s Qianhai, which forms part of the Guangdong free trade zone, could serve as a model to Macau as the cooperation zone utilizes underground space. This

Committee continues studies into how to nurture local talent

Four local tertiary education institutions are currently undertaking a joint research project into five dominant industries in the city, with the resulting data serving to assist the Talents Development Committee

Briefs | Parents queue for summer activity application

Local parents have scrambled to enroll their kids into the government’s summer activities yesterday at the Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion as the application deadline approached. The final day of registration

Kevin Clayton, CMO Galaxy | ‘95pct of our investment has gone into non-gaming’

Facing a “new norm”, gaming operators are adapting to the latest and decisive push by the government to diversify the economy, which for casinos means an order to expand their

Galaxy Macau phase 2 and Broadway Hotel open tomorrow

The first of a new wave of casino resorts and projects taking shape in the Cotai Strip will be opening tomorrow, as Galaxy Macau phase 2 and Broadway Macau are

May 2014 protest back in the limelight

The exhibition, which is expected to run for two weeks across the city, features detailed information about how the controversial top officials compensation bill proposed by the government triggered youth-­dominated

Survey | Junket association says 99pct in favor of smoking rooms

Having no English designation, the association is listed in the Official Gazette with the Portuguese name “Associação de Mediadores de Jogos e Entretenimento de Macau.” It organized a symposium on

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