Global Tourism Forum kicks off on Oct 27

Macau will once again host the Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF) this year, which will take place between October 27 and 29 at The Venetian. This year, around 1,000 representatives

Briefs: One dead and four injured in Delta Bridge accident

An industrial accident took place at a construction site for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (Delta Bridge) in Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong. It led to the death of a worker

Ask the Vet |Natural immune system boosters for dogs

The Immune System in Canines The immune system in canines is a complex structure that is made up of several cells and organs and plays the role of defending the dog’s

9 injured in Border Gate escalator

Nine people were injured in an escalator accident at the Border Gate checkpoint yesterday evening. A departure hall escalator is said to have suddenly stopped due to a malfunction at

Thai authority predicts more tourists from Macau

Director Titiporn Manenate from the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) Hong Kong Office estimates that there will be a 12 percent year-on-year growth in the number of Macau tourists to

Lusofonia Festival this weekend

Booths, hosted by members of ten different Portuguese speaking communities, will showcase cultural and gastronomical aspects related to Macau, Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Goa, Daman and Diu, Mozambique, Portugal,

Curbing gambling ills crucial for Abe’s Japan casinos push

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s bid to legalize casinos may depend on convincing coalition lawmakers the ills of gambling can be curbed. Members of Komeito, Abe’s Buddhist-backed junior coalition partner, will

Sands China benefits from growth in mass-market gamblers

Sands China Ltd. said profit increased 3.3 percent as growth in mass-market gamblers partly made up for lower spending by high rollers. The shares gained 0.7 percent to HKD42.55 at the

Las Vegas Sands 3Q revenue drops, profit grows

International gambling destination Macau continued to pose a challenge for casino giant Las Vegas Sands Corp. in the third quarter. But as high-roller gamblers eased back there, other gamblers shelled

Local association publishes book on Zhuhai

The Macao Pearl River Delta Research Association has just published a book entitled, “Zhuhai – The Delta’s Garden City” written by Thomas Chan and Louise do Rosario. This is the

MUSIC | ‘K-pop’ band 2NE1 ends world tour in town

2NE1 were the first Korean girl group to embark on a world tour, comprising over 10 destinations including the United States. In their first world tour, in 2012, the New York

AL PLENARY| Lawmakers deem ‘Occupy Central’ illegal and harmful

Dubbing the movement illegal, Sio Chi Wai said that Occupy Central “is indeed severely harming the city’s economy, life, traffic, social harmony, and its international image, and relations with

ANM petitions for AL to pressure gov’t over electoral reform

In light of the recent “Occupy Central” movement in Hong Kong, the New Macau Association (ANM) has called on the Legislative Assembly (AL) to help kick- start constitutional reform. Yesterday afternoon several

Secret festival promises chilled out island vibes

The two-day festival extravaganza promises to carry music- lovers off into the sunset to a clandestine beach location where a weekend of melodies and creativity awaits. Held on an islet near Hong

Macau and Guangzhou established first English library in China

Macau and Guangzhou have established the first English language library in China, according to Mr Rogério Miguel Puga, assistant professor of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the

Top legal officials vow for judicial system reforms

Macau’s top legal officials have vowed for changes to the territory’s judicial system in yesterday’s ceremony to mark the commencement of the 2014/2015 Legal Year. The President of the Court

GAMING | Bowie predicts continued drop in October revenue figures

Grant Bowie predicts that Macau’s gaming revenue in October will continue to head south. Nevertheless, he has expressed his confidence in the city and suggested that there are benefits brought

Oktoberfest opens in MGM Macau

In his welcoming speech, the CEO and executive director of MGM China, Grant Bowie, expressed his gratitude to the German Consulate-General for Hong Kong as well as to the event

IACM to study Chinese white dolphins

The Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) is preparing a research project on Chinese white dolphins in Macau’s waters with experts from the National Sun Yat-sen University. The bureau said that

Edward Tracy and Steve Wynn among best performing CEOs

Chief Executive Officers Edward Tracy, from Sands China Ltd., and Steve Wynn of Wynn Resorts Ltd. are among the top 100 best-performing CEOs in the world – according to a

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