THE SOLE CANDIDATE ON the CAMPAIGN | Chui pledges to grant more land to increase housing market supply

The sole candidate for the upcoming Chief Executive election, Chui Sai On, met yesterday with members of seven industry groups that represent property developers and the construction industry. The president of

Air Macau announces Macau-Tianjin flight

During a joint press conference held in Tianjin two days ago, Air Macau’s president, Zheng Yan, announced that the airline is set to launch a direct flight service on the

DSE seeks to boost e-commerce through website subsidies scheme

The Macau Economic Service (DSE) held its first introductory seminar yesterday to explain, in detail, the Subsidy Scheme for Small and Medium Sized Enterprise Websites. The bureau hopes that the

MYANMAR | Name of downtrodden Muslim group goes unspoken 

Myanmar’s downtrodden Rohingya Muslims have been denied citizenship, targeted in deadly sectarian violence and corralled into dirty camps without aid. To heap on the indignity, Myanmar’s government is pressuring foreign officials not

the buzz: His 101st birthday present? Another day at work

Aside from a brief absence to serve in the U.S. Army in World War II, Goldman has worked at Capitol Lighting since 1941. The store says he was first hired

IFT educational restaurant new menu features Nordic and French cuisine

A rotational menu for an executive set lunch is being launched at the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT) educational restaurant. Available on weekdays, the new menu  features appetizers, soups and

‘Masters in Painting’ exhibition opens

The exhibition will be held at The Venetian Macao’s Naples Ballroom, and, according to the organizers, it provides locals and tourists with an opportunity to appreciate high-quality art pieces. This

GAMING | Hundreds demand more benefits from SJM

Earlier, the Forefront of Macau Gaming (FMG) called on SJM’s casino staff to join the campaign. Protestors asked for salary adjustments, a bonus equal to two months’ salary, as well

Chui apologizes for chaos on the campaign trail

Chui Sai On visited the Northern District yesterday afternoon while campaigning for his re-election. Several residents and civil organizations, including the New Macau Association (ANM), handed petitions to him. Yet the

UM accuses Bill Chou of undermining university’s reputation

The University of Macau (UM) has accused associate professor Bill Chou of undermining the institution’s reputation and compromising the basis of “a sustainable relationship.” UM recently decided not to renew Chou’s

Crime rate up as number of online extortion cases surges

The violent crime rate has risen 13.4 percent year-on- year in the first half of 2014, with online extortion cases spreading, the Secretary for Security revealed yesterday in a press conference.

Bus driver suspended for altercation with passenger

The incident took place in the early evening of August 17. The passenger was asking the driver about the long waiting time when they started arguing. The woman then tried

Briefs: Tourist expenditure up by 17 pct

Visitors’ expenditure in the second quarter of 2014 rose by 17 percent year-on-year to reach MOP16.3 billion. Spending of overnight visitors amounted to MOP13.8 billion and that of same-day visitors

Galaxy to add 8,000 jobs for new casino, earnings top estimates

Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd., the Macau casino operator that made Lui Che Woo a billionaire, will increase its workforce by 50 percent to staff a new casino after posting earnings

EDUCATION | GAES opens applications for International Student Identity Card

The Tertiary Education Services Office (GAES) has opened applications for the International Student Identity Card, addressing both foreign and local students attending universities in Macau or overseas. Students are able

New Rotary Int’l president seeks to enlarge Chinese membership

The new president of Rotary International (RI), Gary C. K. Huang, the first RI president of Chinese descent from Taiwan, visited Macau last week and met local officials, as well

THE SOLE CANDIDATE ON the CAMPAIGN trail | Chui prioritizes local products, supports paid paternity leave

Chui Sai On spent yesterday morning meeting with members of a number of industry groups. Representatives of these organizations raised various issues during their meetings with Mr Chui, ranging from

Rotunda do Istmo pedestrian bridge closer to completion

The Infrastructure Development Office (GDI) announced yesterday that the hoisting phase of the pedestrian bridge was completed, and that the decoration on the bridge’s surface as well as the construction

TUI rules against placement of referendum polls in the streets

Three pro-democratic groups attempting to hold a civil referendum have faced yet another setback, as the Court of Final Appeal decided against the placement of voting polling stations in Macau’s

24 hour border crossing for mainland TNRs under consideration

Mr Liu revealed that the mainland authorities have suggested the idea in the past. However, the sheer numbers of non-resident workers who travel to Macau and the frequency with which

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