AL Plenary | Housing concerns top lawmakers’ agenda

  During yesterday’s Legislative Assembly (AL) plenary session, several lawmakers presented verbal enquiries regarding local housing issues. They also attempted to elicit a promise from the Secretary of Transportation and Public Works,

Lawmaker grills GDSE over natural gas supply

Kwan Tusi Hang has demanded that the chief of the Office of the Development of the Energy Sector (GDSE), Arnaldo Santos, explain the current government policy on the use of

The gov’t according to Alexis Tam | Officials with flaws, hardworking Chief

Government spokesperson Alexis Tam has described Chief Executive Chui Sai On as “very hardworking” and expressed the opinion that he “did a good job” over the past five years. He also

Shrinking Distance | Giant ‘sea creature’ will join two sides of Pearl River

Every day thousands of people take the jetfoil from Hong Kong to Macau. As they approach the harbor, they see the legs of a new bridge arising out of the

THE BUZZ: SOHO grand opening to take place on Wednesday

City of Dreams (COD) has announced that the grand opening for its dining and entertainment district, SOHO, will take place on August 13 at 3 p.m. With the SOHO district

Exclusive interview | Mel Hansen MGM Cotai obtains full building plan approval

MGM China Holdings Ltd., a venture between Pansy Ho and MGM Resorts International, has just obtained the license approval for the full Cotai building plan. The gaming operator can now

Jazz bassist Christian McBride comes to town in September

Born in Philadelphia, McBride was influenced by his father and uncle, who were both well-known bassists in town, but his love for jazz blossomed while he was studying classical music. “He

Problem gambling rate declines but next wave of casino resorts increases risk

Problem gambling has declined for the first time in 2013, according to a survey by the Institute for Studies of Commercial Gaming (ISCG) at the University of Macau. Mr Davis

British novelist tells a gambler’s story in the city

Mr Osborne told the South China Morning Post that “the aura of supernatural” in Chinese casinos always fascinates him. As a westerner who lives in Asia, the author said that the

New Macau racing team plans to be world level

According to a press release: in the long term, CF Racing Team 32 “is planning to compete at World Championship level and develop the perfect platform for Macau riders to

Japanese couple allegedly involved in human trafficking may be in Macau

Several reports by foreign media have suggested that Mitsutoki Shigeta, a 24-year-old Japanese national, left Bangkok on Air Macau flight NX0879 last Thursday after the Thai police suspected him of

Agnes Lam ‘Referendum’ may hurt Beijing-MSAR relations

Prof. Agnes Lam pointed out that the social campaign that was conducted by several groups under the name of a “civil referendum” might make relations between the Beijing government and

Lawmaker enquires about sex crime reform

Ng Kuok Cheong has submitted a written enquiry to the Macau government asking about the progress of the legal reform on sex crimes. In the enquiry, the lawmaker said that he

Briefs | APEC summit: CE meets top tourism officials from Beijing

The Chief Executive met yesterday with a working group from the National Tourism Administration (NTA) led by the Director General of the Department of Tourism Promotion and International Communications, Mr

China Southern Airlines launches Guangzhou-Macau helicopter service

Macau and Guangzhou now seem to be closer than ever as China Southern Airlines launched a helicopter service connecting the two cities. Still in its trial phase, the first flight

Cheong U | UM Taipa campus to be a public sports facility

The Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Cheong U, has said that the Macau government is looking into converting the sports center at the University of Macau’s (UM) Taipa campus

Taxi industry worries about stigmatization

During the TDM Forum debate yesterday, the Macau Taxi Driver Mutual Association president Kuok Leong Son claimed that it’s unfair for the government to introduce entrapment operations that target only

PHOTO SHOP | Nitro Circus Live thrills at The Venetian Macao

Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus Live delivered a live action sports show at the Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena Saturday evening, with a second show following yesterday. Led by extreme sports icon,

ASK THE VET | Ear Mites in Dogs and Cats

by Dr Ruan Du Toit Bester Ear mites are extremely contagious. They can be passed from the mother animal to her offspring. Additionally, the mites are easily spread to

Melco Crown 2Q results show year-on-year decrease in net revenue

Net revenue for the second quarter of 2014 was USD1,199.5 million, representing a decrease of approximately 7% from US$1,295.0 million for the comparable period in 2013. The decline in net

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