Gaming operators united | Employees favor keeping smoking lounges, survey says

Macau’s six gaming operators commissioned a study on the full smoking ban from international audit firm KPMG. The survey shows that 66 percent of surveyed casino employees agree with keeping

US-based union issues letter to Beijing on junket regulation

The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) has sent a letter to the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) highlighting the flaws in Macau’s regulation of junket

Galaxy Phase 2 launch softer than expected

Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd., which last month opened Macau’s first new casino projects in three years, said gambling at its recent expansion has been weaker than expected. Business at the second

15 prisoners with flu symptoms quarantined

The Macau Prison has placed a total of 15 male inmates aged from 28 to 47 under quarantine after they all showed flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cough and sore

Multinational calls for increased safety in construction industry

  Hilti Corporation, a Europe-based multinational company that develops, manufactures, and markets products for the construction industry, has sent a letter to the Secretary for Economy and Finance requesting the improvement

16 idle land plots excluded from gov’t recovery list

One third of the 48 idle plots of land that were attributable to leaseholders have been exempted from the revocation of concessions by the government, the Secretary for Transport and

Monetary Authority hosts int’l meetings

The Monetary Authority of Macau (AMCM) is hosting the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) meetings, which kicked off on June 15 and will run until June 19. The international

Redfoo promises to rock City of Dreams pool party

  American party rapper Redfoo, best known as part of the musical duo LMFAO, is set to fly to Macau for the City of Dreams’ Splash pool party on July 11,

Two Nobel laureates at UM

The University of Macau is organizing two lectures on medical chemistry this coming July 10 and 11 on the ground floor of its multi-functional hall, with two Nobel Laureates invited

Caritas launches English and Portuguese helpline for expats

Caritas Macau and the Life Hope team are launching a suicide prevention and emotional aid hotline providing services in both English and Portuguese this coming Sunday (June 21). The helpline will

Economy expected to resume growth in 2016

The local economy is expected to start growing again in 2016, when the Economist Intelligence Unit has predicted real growth of 5.3 percent, according to the most recent report on 

Fiscal surplus drops sharply, public expenditure up 49 pct

Macau recorded a fiscal surplus of MOP25.28 billion in the first five months of this year, down by 54.9 percent from the year before, according to the latest figures released

Briefs | Foreign exchange reserves increase slightly

The Monetary Authority of Macau announced yesterday that the preliminary estimate the MSAR’s foreign exchange reserves totaled MOP139.1 billion (USD17.42 billion) at the end of May 2015. The reserves increased

CRIME | Local cabbie arrested for unconsensual sex

The Judiciary Police sent a local taxi driver to the Public Prosecutions Office for investigation and interrogation yesterday morning after he was reported to have coerced his mainland wife into

Lawmakers deny motion to debate fiscal reserve investment plan

Lawmakers voted against Au Kam San’s motion yesterday for a plenary debate at the Legislative Assembly (AL) concerning the government’s plan to invest fiscal reserves through the neighboring Guangdong province.

Exhibition | Science Center showcases printing technology evolution

Entitled “Impressions Printing – Exhibition on Printing Technology,” the showcase features interactive multi-media games and hands-on printing workshops, allowing visitors to discover more about ancient and modern printing technology, various

Education | Local students eligible to apply directly for University of Coimbra

The University of Coimbra (UC) has opened applications to local and Chinese students looking to further their studies at one of Europe’s oldest universities. High school students from Macau and China

Local teams compete at dragon boat regattas

Dragon boat athletes from 139 local teams paddled the Nam Van Lake over the past two days during the first weekend of theMacau International Dragon Boat Races, striving to nab

Sonia Chan rebukes culprits for brutal killing of puppies

Sonia Chan, Secretary for Administration and Justice, denounced the brutal killing of newborn puppies at a function last Saturday while urging any witnesses to come forward to the authorities. However, the

Indebted PSP officer nabbed for extortion

An indebted police officer is facing prosecution for his premeditated attempt to plant drugs on a mainlander in order to extort him afterwards. The scandal came to light after the

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