EDUCATION | Local students crowned in global software contests

However, they were in fact already champions, having won local software competitions organized by the Macau Productivity and Technology Transfer Center (CPTTM) this May. Only five competitors stood out as

Scholar finds one-candidate CE election ‘worrying’

Professor Ieong Wan Chong from the Macau Polytechnic Institute (IPM) has said that he is both pleased with, and concerned by, the fact that there is only one candidate in

GAMING | Packer’s USD4b Vegas bet fuels Crown risk

The last time billionaire James Packer bet on Las Vegas’s casino industry he lost A$1.37 billion (USD1.28 billion). Bond risk on his Crown Resorts Ltd. has risen to a five-month

Major shareholder leaves recently launched weekly newspaper

  “The fact that António José de Freitas is leaving is not just a minor thing. He held 51 percent and he was administrator and general manager,” Mr Rego said.

Indian lawmaker suggests Kerala follow “Macau’s style” to prevent rape

A member of the Legislative Assembly in Kerala, India, has suggested that the state should follow “Macau’s style” of preventing cases of rape and violence against women. He has said

MGM announces interim results, says Cotai project ‘moving along at full steam’

According to the information released by MGM China, the group’s mass table games growth has again outperformed the overall Macau market. “Main floor table games and slots continue to grow as

Teenagers taste one day of work

The participating youth, including children or siblings of MGM team members, and young people from different local schools, referred via Sheng Kung Hui Macau and YMCA, can get a sense

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,

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