Unofficial referendum Open Macau Society files appeal within TUI

Jason Chao confirmed Friday that Open Macau Society has filed an appeal within the Court of Final Appeal (TUI) regarding IACM’s decision to refuse pro-democratic groups’ request to hold a

Award recognizes outstanding teenagers in Macau

The winners have vowed to use their new public identities to influence the people near them, while the organizer hopes that they can bring more “positive energy” to society. The award

Pregnant women injured in bridge crashes

Three pregnant women were among those injured two days ago in two car accidents on the Friendship Bridge and the Sai Van Bridge. Public Security Police (PSP) information indicated that one

Court finds driver not guilty over jaywalker’s death

A 22-year-old female driver has been found not guilty of manslaughter after her car hit and killed a mainland tourist on the Avenida de Amizade last February. Both the defendant

Briefs: Liaison Office opens new website today

The Central Government Liaison Office in Macau has created its own website, which will open to the public today. The domain name is or The Liaison Office announced

IMF recognizes ‘bright outlook’ in Macau, calls for diversification

The IMF report suggested that Macau’s economic growth will “remain robust” following the strengthening of the global economy and the “continued investment related to several casino expansion projects.” It also

HIGHER EDUCATION | City U and Florida International University enhance partnership in 2015

A partnership between City University of Macau (City U) and the Florida International University (FIU), established in 2011, is set to be enhanced next year as both institutions explore new

Anti-gas-station residents demand CCAC’s probe

A group of Taipa residents rallied outside the Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) yesterday, urging the organization to look into a recent dispute over plans to build a gas station in

IACM to financially support Lusofonia Festival concerts

speaking countries. According to media reports, a number of associations involved in the event later threatened not to organize the festival this year, if the aforementioned changes were to be implemented. IACM

Macau Peninsula LRT section to begin construction in 2016

The Transportation Infrastructure Office (GIT) has released more information on the Macau Peninsula Northeastern section of the Light Rapid Transit (LRT). This new information includes some details concerning the planned

FOOD SAFETY | Group petitions at McDonald’s over rotten meat scandal

A grassroots group petitioned at a McDonald’s canteen in Avenida de Horta e Costa, asking McDonald’s Macau to explain the Husi incident to the public. “As a big fast-food chain in

Airport company negotiating new flight routes

The Macau International Airport Company Limited (CAM) has revealed that it is currently planning new direct flights between Macau and Tianjin, China. During a press briefing yesterday regarding the Work Plan

Minimum wage bill could become universal

Lawmaker Cheang Chi Keong has revealed that Macau’s government has decided to adjust the current minimum wage legislation so that it can one day become universal. The Legislative Assembly (AL) Third

Pro-democratic groups file court appeal on referendum assemblies

The president of the Open Macau Society, one of the three groups involved in launching an unofficial referendum on electoral reform, told the Times that they will be filling an

No Macau residents involved in Taiwan air crash

The Tourism Crisis Management Office (GGCT) has released a statement announcing that there is no evidence that any Macau residents were aboard the TransAsia Airways flight GE222, en route from

Casino workers rally outside Venetian demanding higher benefits

Ieong Man Teng, president of the Forefront of Macau Gaming (FMG), which organized this demonstration, said that if Sands China does not give a satisfactory reply, the casino workers would

Wynn Resorts says it’s cooperating with CCAC

Wynn Resorts Ltd. confirmed it has been contacted by Macau’s anti-corruption agency regarding the company’s land purchase for its new resort-casino on the Cotai Strip. “We are working cooperatively with”

Over 15 million visitors during the first half of the year

Visitors from mainland China (+15%), Taiwan (+2%) and the Republic of Korea (+18%) increased year-on-year, while the number of visitors from Hong Kong (-6%) decreased.  Moreover, long-haul visitors from the

Gov’t to roll out 4G in 2015

Last month, Hoi Chi Leong said that the 4G mobile services could be up and running as soon as the end of this year, or in 2015. At the time,

Open Macau Society to appeal IACM’s decision to ban assemblies on unofficial referendum

The Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) has denied the Open Macau Society’s request to hold assemblies to promote a civil referendum on universal suffrage – a referendum planned by

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