Future Mozambique consul allegedly expelled from Portugal in the ’80s

Diplomat Rafael Custódio Marques will be heading the consulate of Mozambique set to open in Macau this year, a Macau Forum delegate told the Times. According to an AP report

FMG stages sit-in protest outside StarWorld

Protesters first gathered outside Lotus Square and picked up signs prepared by FMG. They then matched to the backdoor of StarWorld and conducted a sit-in protest there. The police were

Analysis | Gaming sector labor strains set to intensify

Las Vegas Sands and Wynn Resorts together reported labor compensation costs of USD50 million in their Macau casinos last quarter. Casino industry analysts believe that another four operators (Galaxy Entertainment, MGM

Briefs: Old woman dies in traffic accident

An elderly woman was killed in a traffic accident yesterday morning. At around 5 a.m., a taxi driving along Rua dos Hortelãos in the northern district knocked down the 89-year-old.

CRIME | Taxi driver charged for appropriating lost property

The local female victim went to a PSP station and claimed that she had left behind a laptop in a taxi, which she believed the taxi driver to have taken. The

‘Macau’s population has had enough of these secretaries,’ says Coutinho

The president of the Macau Civil Servants Association (ATFPM) and lawmaker José Pereira Coutinho argues that the local population is tired of the current government secretaries’ team. In a meeting

FBI snuffs World Cup betting hub at Caesar’s USD25K-a-night villas

  When FBI agents went into Villa 8882 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on the afternoon of July 9, they found Wei Seng Phua and his son watching the World

McDonald’s says mainland meat scandal hurting sales

McDonald’s said Monday that a scandal over a meat supplier in China is hurting sales in the region and its global sales forecast for 2014 is “at risk.” The world’s biggest hamburger chain

TrailHiker: local environmental awareness grows

Over the past five years, Sands China Macau Eco TrailHiker has been encouraging citizens to explore a greener side of Macau. The event seems to have grabbed the attention of

Online group lists major problems for CE candidates

The online group Macau People’s Association released a public letter addressing the Electoral College and urging the CE candidate to promise to improve several negative issues. The association said that according

Galaxy announces cash bonus and share handout on eve of protest

The Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) has announced a “Special Reward Program” that will see all full-time team members at the senior manager grade and below being rewarded with GEG shares

Slowly licensing the next wave of Cotai resorts

Wynn Macau seems to be one of the luckiest so far, having been granted a superstructure construction license, while Sociedade de Jogos de Macau holds a foundation construction license, the

MIA records further traffic growth in July

Statistics from the Macau International Airport (MIA) have shown that the passenger traffic volume and aircraft movement in July have both seen stable growth. Passenger volume recorded an 11-percent increase year-on-year,

Power failure causes two surgeries to be postponed

Centro Hospitalar Conde de São Januário (CHCSJ) sustained a power cut that lasted for four minutes last Saturday, delaying surgical procedures of two patients, according to the Health Bureau. The

Various Macau Music Festival shows already sold out

This year’s edition of the popular event is taking place between October 3 and November 1. St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Russia’s oldest symphony ensemble, and American musician Laurie Anderson are

Residents concerned with air quality inside LRT’s trains and track

The Transportation Infrastructure Office (GIT) stated that there are already measures in place to ensure that the air quality meets international standards. The air quality concerns were raised by a member

BES Oriente to be integrated into Novo Banco after rescue plan

The Banco Espirito Santo do Oriente (BESOR), created in Macau by Portuguese financial institution Banco Espirito Santo (BES) in 1995, will be integrated into Novo Banco, after Portugal’s central bank

West Africa visitors pass Ebola health check

A contingency plan responding to the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa has been in full swing in Macau since the end of July, with authorities assessing the

Small Taipa to have a viewing deck

According to a statement issued by the Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT), construction work began yesterday and the project is estimated to be concluded in 17 months. The general

Briefs: Local swimmer scores two golds in National Student Games

Macau swimmer and record holder Chao Man Hou has won two gold medals, as well as breaking multiple records, in the National Student Games. Chao’s first medal in the games

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