Briefs: MGTO launches public consultation on projection show

The Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) is consulting the public regarding the video projection show “Image – Macau.” The Office aims to collect the opinions of residents, shop-owners and tourists,

Government income increases by 10 percent

Direct taxation from gaming is still the largest source of income, growing 13.3 percent year-on-year to MOP80.7 billion, and accounting for 84.4 percent of total revenue. The revenue from fees,

SJM interim results show increase in mass market revenue

The group’s net profit has increased by 1.9 percent to HKD3.9 billion. SJM’s gaming revenue and adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) also rose by 4.7 and

Lawmakers pass bill regulating environmental noise

Legislation introducing new measures to prevent and control environmental noise was passed by lawmakers in yesterday’s Legislative Assembly plenary meeting. The bill introduces changes to control noise emanating from construction sites

SPECIAL FEATURE: The show is on, let’s SOHO!

Yesterday saw one of the most exciting openings in Macau this year, with international celebrities and artists gathering in SOHO at the City of Dreams to witness the official opening

on the lawmakers’ agenda

Appointed lawmakers Tsui Wai Kwan and Sio Chi Wai have called for a boycott of the civil referendum on universal suffrage that is to be jointly launched this month by

Youth fashion design competition kicks off

Contestants must complete three sessions – sewing, designing and presenting their pieces to the jury. Following one month of training, the competition began yesterday and will close on Aug 15. First,

Fresh graduates need to be patient to meet the ‘skill gap’

The younger generation and local employers both need to recognize that there are challenges for new graduates seeking to start their careers upon graduation. Henry Brockman, Chief Administrative Officer of SJM

Civil referendum | Jason has a Plan B if new appeal fails

The group is set to launch a civil referendum against the Chief Executive election that will take place at the end of the month. They aim to set up five

Briefs: Macau Red Cross donates six ambulances to Yunnan

The Macau Red Cross president, Eddie Wong, said that the organization would donate six ambulances to six health centres in Yunnan province in order to provide medical support to the

Authorities concerned with hidden young drug users

Between January and June, there were 121 local residents caught and detained for abusing drugs on the mainland. One of them was even younger than 16. Chau Wai Kuong said that

Fraudster withdraws HKD9m from VIP room account

A mainland man surnamed Zheng fraudulently withdrew HKD9 million from an account in a casino VIP room. He was caught by the Judiciary Police (PJ) after he attempted to withdraw

Of sovereign funds, stocks and talents | Lawmakers urge Monetary Authority to improve investment returns

During yesterday’s Legislative Assembly (AL) plenary session, AMCM's president said that the institution has adopted a more cautious attitude to financial investments. Nevertheless, Anselmo Teng said that they were willing

Song insists on timeline for old neighborhood revamps

Legislative Assembly lawmakers have yet again criticized the lack of a timeline for the redevelopment of old neighborhoods. The government withdrew a bill regulating the old districts’ revamp last year,

Gaming | Forefront: ‘We didn’t mean to target foreign operators’

He told the Times that to date they had only targeted Sands China and Galaxy Entertainment Group as staff from both companies had voiced their concerns to the union. “Staff

Aviation | Suspended Jetstar Macau-Hanoi route due to be relaunched soon

“ only suspended it temporarily. They will be re- launching it soon,” CAM said, adding that Jetstar stopped operating the route as “it was not safe,” taking the political situation and

Melco Crown subsidiary indicted over illegal Taiwan cash transfers

The Taipei District Prosecutors Office has charged a subsidiary of Melco Crown Entertainment Limited over allegedly illegal transfers of large sums of money between Macau and Taiwan, The Sydney Morning

11 individuals charged with computer fraud released on bail

The Public Prosecutions Office (MP) has granted bail to 11 individuals who were allegedly involved in a computer fraud scam at a local casino. Other measures implemented include banning the

AL Plenary | Housing concerns top lawmakers’ agenda

  During yesterday’s Legislative Assembly (AL) plenary session, several lawmakers presented verbal enquiries regarding local housing issues. They also attempted to elicit a promise from the Secretary of Transportation and Public Works,

Lawmaker grills GDSE over natural gas supply

Kwan Tusi Hang has demanded that the chief of the Office of the Development of the Energy Sector (GDSE), Arnaldo Santos, explain the current government policy on the use of

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