Health Bureau foreshadows strict inspections on smoking ban

Health Bureau director Mr Lei Chin Ion has said that his department will carry out strict inspections in local casinos once the smoking ban on mass gaming floors comes into

Briefs | Amended written test syllabus for licenses

The Transport Bureau (DSAT) revealed that it has finished drafting the amendment to the written test syllabus for driver’s licenses, which will be put into use in early 2015. In

UM to chair Association of Portuguese Speaking Universities

The University of Macau (UM) has been selected to be the next president of the General Assembly of the Association of Portuguese Speaking Universities (AULP) between 2014 and 2017. UM has

Asian Games | Karate team departs for Incheon with confidence

The coach and members of the Macau karate team that will represent the MSAR in the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, said that they are feeling more confident

ASK THE VET | Most Common Symptoms of Canine Heart Murmurs

by Dr Ruan Du Toit Bester Symptoms of a Heart Murmur in Dogs - The dog’s heartbeat seems irregular - A hacking cough that does not seem to go away. - Breathing that seems

US consul: Macau’s freedoms remain critical to ensuring prosperity

The U.S. consul general in Hong Kong and Macau, Clifford Hart, believes that the freedoms enshrined in the MSAR’s Basic Law are crucial to ensure its prosperity. “Macau’s established freedoms of

PHILIPPINES | Public awareness needed to preserve cultural heritage

The Philippines is hit by about 20 storms each year, and other severe natural disasters often affect this country, which is home to about 100 million people. Its cultural heritage

Festival seeks to introduce traditional Indian culture to Macau

A dance performance organized by the Indian Culture Association of Macau (ICAM) for tomorrow night aims at introducing traditional Indian dance to a local audience. ICAM president Victor Kumar said that

MSAR and Singapore are top choices for Chinese gamblers

Chinese gamblers prefer Singapore and Macau as destinations but neighboring regions such as South Korea are becoming increasingly appealing too, according to a study conducted by China Outbound Tourism Research

Gov’t and gaming operators discuss transportation for non-resident workers

DSAT is in conversations with the casino operators regarding the commute of non-resident workers (TNR) and construction workers on casino projects. The existence of these discussions was mentioned yesterday by

Union accuses casino of exploiting smoking law loophole

Leaders of three casino employees unions affiliated with the Macau Federation of Trade Unions (FAOM) held a press conference yesterday, alleging that several casino operators are converting part of their

MUSIC | Jazz Festival returns to Beishan this weekend

The Beishan International Jazz Festival will take place this weekend at the Beishan Theater in Zhuhai. First launched in 2010, this year’s festival is themed “Let’s Swing.” According to the


Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signs a decree of the State Council on the appointment of Chui Sai On as the fourth-term chief executive of the Macau Special Administrative Region in

CRIME | Man defrauds 3 women out of millions in online chatting scam

The Judiciary Police (PJ) has detained a 27-year-old mainland man who allegedly defrauded three women out of more than MOP3.5 million. Authorities claimed that the man, who is married, met the

Briefs | FSM headquarters to expand

The Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSPOT) opened nine bids yesterday for the first stage of expansion of the Public Security Forces Affairs Bureau (FSM) building, located in the

This Day in History | 1952 – US Immigration slams door on Chaplin

The Attorney-General, Thomas McGranery, has ordered the Immigration Service to hold Mr Chaplin “for hearings” if he returns to the United States, despite issuing him with a re-entry permit only

Tycoon buys 30 Rolls-Royces for ‘ultra-luxury’ Louis XIII hotel

  A Hong Kong tycoon has placed the biggest ever order for Rolls-Royce cars, agreeing to buy 30 Phantoms to chauffeur guests at a luxury resort he’s building in the global

Lusophone cultural week brings theatre performances to town

Theatre companies from Brazil, Angola, Cape Verde and Guinea Bissau will be performing in Macau between October 21 and 26, as the 6th Cultural Week of China and Portuguese-speaking Countries

Areia Preta residents wary of LRT route

Several Areia Preta residents yesterday handed invitations at the government headquarters and asked three public departments to hold talks with them, as well as attend a consultation session about the

24th annual AULP meeting opens at UM

This is the fifth time that the AULP’s annual meeting has been held in the region. This year’s gathering is co-organized by the UM, the Macau Polytechnic Institute (IPM), and

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