Gov’t to consult on indecent assault legislation

When replying to a written enquiry from lawmaker Ng Kuok Cheong, Law Reform and International Law Bureau (DSRJDI) director Chu Lam Lam revealed that in 2015 the Macau government plans

Analysis | Macau casinos go smoke-free – will it hurt revenues?

Macau’s latest measure, introduced on Monday, will see all main gaming floors in its 35 casinos go smoke-free. Casino operators are allowed to build smoking lounges but installation of gaming

Agnes Lam: Hong Kong today, Macau tomorrow

Agnes Lam said in the radio show that she does not want Macau to go through the same situation currently taking place in Hong Kong, where there is a serious

IC announces consultation on heritage zone protection framework

The consultation document consists of eight questions that cover four different aspects. They include the standards for the control and management of the urban landscape, especially features such as streets

Interview with João Francisco Pinto | Media industry still has space to grow

The Portuguese News and Program Controller of local broadcaster TDM, Mr João Francisco Pinto, was recently elected chairman of the Asiavision News Group – a platform bringing together 30 TV

MDT REPORT | Educators call for prevention over retention

According to the report “Equity and Quality in Education: Supporting Disadvantaged Students and Schools” published by the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 2012, the student retention rate

Beyond Pixels Expressing thoughts through digital art

Macanese artist Victor Marreiros today launches his exhibition, “Beyond Pixels,” at Signum Living Store. His sources of inspiration are as wide as the world itself. He takes inspiration from everyday

GGR fell 11.7 pct y-o-y Sands China leads casino stocks higher as revenue meets estimate

Sands China Ltd. led gains in Macau casino stocks as the world’s biggest gambling hub reported revenue that was in line with the government’s estimate. Sands China Ltd. surged 7.1 percent

Gaming | Industry sees no difference on first day of smoking ban

Additionally, a source from the gambling industry told the Times that they still cannot see any changes after the smoking ban was imposed. They believe that it will take some

MSAR submits formal request for Hengqin land

Jackson Chang said that there is an active response from the Guangdong authorities regarding the request. All parties are now waiting for a reply from the central government. Moreover, the president

SJM employees gather outside Macau Tower

The employees have asked SJM to pay the same amount to workers in the same positions. They also accused the company of stealing their bonuses. Chio Kin Hou, an SJM employee

Pictures of Nothing at All | Experimenting with words and image

A book with English poems translated into Portuguese, Chinese, French, and Indonesian, as well as a set of mixed media panels, might evoke unfamiliar landscapes in our minds or even

Water consumption per capita down, prices to rise next month

Meanwhile, the Macau government will adjust the water price calculation mechanism. Some have worried that it will lead to businesses shifting the extra expense to consumers. According to the report, the

Creative industry representatives voice concerns in meeting with CE

Macau’s leader took the opportunity to hear the suggestions and opinions of members of the Cultural Industries’ Fund and the Cultural Industries Committee. He pledged to assess their comments and

Briefs | Resident deposits decrease 0.1 pct

Resident deposits have decreased by 0.1 percent from a month earlier in August to MOP479.1 billion, of which MOP deposits and HKD deposits increased by 0.7 percent and 0.9 percent

Local fashion and makeup artists nominated for Fashion Asia Awards

A group of thirteen fashion industry artists from Macau have been nominated for the upcoming Fashion Asia Awards (AFMA) 2014, to be held on November 5 in Chongqing, China. Last

China wins Fireworks Display Contest

The Chinese team, represented by the Hunan Jingtai Fireworks company, has won the 26th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest, followed by teams from Spain (second; pictured) and Australia (third). The winning

Hundreds stage sit-in protest to support Hong Kong’s fight for democracy

Hundreds of students and Macau citizens joined a sit-in protest on National Day at Friendship Square to show solidarity for Hong Kong’s fight for democracy. Student and organizer Edwin Hoi told

Crowd control, more tourists

‘Fishing’ under the national flag

As yet another Golden Week brought an increase in the number of tourists visiting Macau, complaints about taxi drivers’ behavior and services rose as well, said Andrew Scott, administrator of

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