The master of spectacle returns to town on August 8 and 9 to perform at City of Dreams Macau. For the “Franz Harary Mega Magic 2014,” the illusionist is planning

Civil servants number hits 30,000

The 2013 MSAR Public Administration Human Resources Report indicated that the number of public servants has been increasing at an annual rate of five percent. The average salary of civil servants

HK fails to prosecute alleged Ao Man Long bribers

Two former directors of the Macau Waste Systems Company, which belongs to Swire Group, walked free after the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal rejected the Department of Justice’s appeal

USJ appoints new deans confirming Emilie Tran and Father Eleutério’s replacements

Emilie Tran was the dean of USJ’s Faculty of Administration and Leadership, who has now been replaced by professor José Alves, although she will continue to work in the university

16 visitors from West Africa pass health assessment on Ebola

In response to the outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa, the Health Bureau announced health assessments for visitors from three West African counties entering Macau. As of yesterday afternnon,

Briefs | Mozambique to open consulate in Macau

Mozambique is expected to open a consulate in Macau this year. According to TDM, Rafael Marques will be the new consul and is heading the Mozambican delegation visiting the MSAR

Central Taipa LRT station construction begins

Given that the station is located at the major arterial road between Taipa and Coloane, the contractor will be converting part of the pavement and parking spaces into a temporary

Briefs: Galaxy employees to rally seeking 10 percent salary rise

Casino workers employed by Galaxy will organize a rally if the company does not agree to a 10 percent salary increase. Radio Macau reported that workers are willing to take

IPM scholars critical of gov’t ‘passive administration’

During an academic seminar organized by the Macau Polytechnic Institute (IPM) two days ago, professor Ieong Wan Chong pointed out that the passive administrative culture in Macau, with the mindset

ASK THE VET | Heat Stroke in Macau

out for and how to prevent and treat it. Heatstroke occurs when normal body mechanisms cannot keep the body’s temperature in a safe range. Animals do not have efficient cooling

Survey says gaming service improved in Q2

The survey was launched by the Macau Gaming Research Association and was conducted by SGS Hong Kong Ltd. Representatives from eleven casinos belonging to the region’s six gaming operators joined the

Casinos tend to attract less the longer they operate

A scholar claims that Macau risks losing appeal due to its dependence on the gaming industry.  According to a survey cited by professor Zeng Zhonglu from Macao Polytechnic Institute (IPM)’s

Environmental impact of future Macau-Taipa passage under analysis

The Infrastructure Development Office (GDI) yesterday released a public notice for a consultation regarding the environmental impact on the ocean caused by the construction of the fourth Macau-Taipa passage and

Flyers and flags: The referendum campaign hits the streets

Jason Chao, president of the Open Macau Society, said yesterday in a press conference that organizers will move forward with the civil referendum, even though they have not been granted

CE election: Chui Sai On running uncontested

The Electoral Affairs Commission for the Chief Executive (CAECE) has confirmed that current Chief Executive Mr Chui Sai On is running for the upcoming election without any opponents. According to a

Gov’t says taxi policy to be revised

After attending the meeting of the AL Follow-up Committee for Public Administration, Lau Si Io addressed the media and revealed that the administration has decided to conduct an overall policy

Gary Ngai warns Macau is set to ‘become another small part of Zhuhai’

Gary Ngai suggested four steps for the region to truly transform itself into a platform that allows for “people-to-people connection” between China and Latin American countries. “Latin America, in the 21st

Latin American Cultural Festival continues until September

For example, one of the activities of the festival was a drawing competition with a Latin American-related theme for children. “We found that many kids do not know the countries well.

Briefs: Merchandise imports rise by 9pct

The total value of merchandise imports reached MOP6.93 billion in June, representing an increase of 9 percent year-on-year. Data collected by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) also showed that

Further slump in property transactions

Between January and June this year, a total of 4,256 residential property transactions took place. Amongst these transactions, 3,403 of the properties are in Macau, 698 in Taipa and 155

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