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

ARTS | Colors from another world

Organized together with Sands China Community Academy, the workshop hosted about 15 mentally handicapped people, who put their painting skills to the test. For Stephen Bennett, working with mentally handicapped people

‘High Hoper’: Macau has dreams too

Inspired by this moment on bus number 25, Chiang Chen-Yun had an idea: to gather a group of artists and to “collect” the dreams of Macau’s people. This idea led to

Crowded ending for Guangdong & Macau fair

Irene Va Kuan Lau, the executive director of one of the organizers, the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), told the Times that the Fair itself has become a

Casino revenue falls for second straight month

Total gross gaming revenue in the world’s biggest gambling hub dropped 3.6 percent to 28.42 billion patacas (USD3.56 billion) for a second consecutive month of declines, Macau’s Gaming Inspection and


The master of spectacle returns to town on August 8 and 9 to perform at City of Dreams Macau. For the “Franz Harary Mega Magic 2014,” the illusionist is planning

Civil servants number hits 30,000

The 2013 MSAR Public Administration Human Resources Report indicated that the number of public servants has been increasing at an annual rate of five percent. The average salary of civil servants

HK fails to prosecute alleged Ao Man Long bribers

Two former directors of the Macau Waste Systems Company, which belongs to Swire Group, walked free after the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal rejected the Department of Justice’s appeal

USJ appoints new deans confirming Emilie Tran and Father Eleutério’s replacements

Emilie Tran was the dean of USJ’s Faculty of Administration and Leadership, who has now been replaced by professor José Alves, although she will continue to work in the university

16 visitors from West Africa pass health assessment on Ebola

In response to the outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa, the Health Bureau announced health assessments for visitors from three West African counties entering Macau. As of yesterday afternnon,

Briefs | Mozambique to open consulate in Macau

Mozambique is expected to open a consulate in Macau this year. According to TDM, Rafael Marques will be the new consul and is heading the Mozambican delegation visiting the MSAR

Central Taipa LRT station construction begins

Given that the station is located at the major arterial road between Taipa and Coloane, the contractor will be converting part of the pavement and parking spaces into a temporary

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