Local association leader allegedly embezzled funds

The Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) has accused the president of a local association of committing fraud when applying for government subsidies. In a statement, CCAC said it had investigated a case

CCAC says Wynn land deal probe still under way

Macau’s anti-graft agency said it’s still examining a land deal by Wynn Resorts Ltd., a day after the U.S. company’s chairman Steve Wynn said he thought the probe was over. “The

Delta Bridge to be ready by end of 2016

The Transportation Infrastructure Office (GIT) yesterday revealed the design of the new Hong Kong-Zhuhai- Macau Bridge (Delta Bridge). According to the mainland authority responsible for building the bridge, the infrastructure is

Tourism | Opinion poll shows support for new walking tour routes

A survey carried out by the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) has shown that residents and local businesses are generally supportive of the new walking tour routes. The routes were

ASIAN GAMES | Badminton women’s doubles enters final eight

The Macau duo first defeated Singapore yesterday and entered the final 16, where they fought South Korea and defeated their opponents in two straight sets. They will next meet the

HEALTH | Medical school could be set up in UM

The deputy director of the Health Bureau (SSM) and director of the Conde de São Januário Central Hospital (CHCSJ), Chan Wai Sin, has revealed that the Bureau is in the

Showcasing the art of the Japanese tea ceremony

Setting foot in the Japanese style teahouse, Tealosophy, the tatami floor inside might give people the illusion that they are indeed in Japan. One of Tealosophy’s founders, Justin Ng, told the

BRIEFS | Special lane for buses from Barra to Border Gate

The Transport Bureau (DSAT) director Wong Wan revealed yesterday that the government plans to set up an exclusive express lane for buses from Barra to the Border Gate. “We have

Two die of dengue fever in Guangzhou

Two people infected with dengue fever have passed away in Guangzhou, Macau’s Health Bureau (SSM) revealed yesterday. SSM said in a statement that the dengue fever outbreak in the neighboring

ENTERTAINMENT | ‘The Voice of China’ returns to Macau

The Macau episode also determined the teams’ singing order for the program’s ultimate battle. Apart from delivering talented amateurs’ performances for the audience, the show made use of a National Day

Steve Wynn confident on govt’s ability to handle labor issues

American casino mogul Steve Wynn is confident about the local government’s ability to solve labor shortage issues, as the city faces increasing labor tensions. The chairman of Wynn Resorts said

Lawmaker calls for greater scrutiny on casino smoking controls

Lawmaker Lei Cheng I and her colleagues from the Macau Federation of Trade Unions (FAOM) met with department heads from the Health Bureau (SSM) and the Gaming Inspection and Coordination

IPM graduate shortlisted for International Antarctic Expedition

Also known as the 2041 Expedition, founded by Robert Swan – the first person in history to walk to both the North and South Poles – the program has attracted

THE CE IN BEIJING | Chui vows no spending increase under new admin

Chief Executive Chui Sai On concluded his Beijing trip yesterday and claimed that he is going to launch administrative reform early next year and control the growth of government spending. “In

New Macau skeptical of taxi recording

The New Macau Association (ANM) believes that the measures proposed by the government to tackle issues with the local taxi industry, including the introduction of entrapment operations and the installation

Philosophy | Portugal painted dark by a philosopher

Ten years after he published the acclaimed “Portugal, Hoje: O Medo de Existir” (Portugal Today: The Fear of Existence), philosopher José Gil was in Macau earlier this week to talk

New record number of visitors for August

Tourists from mainland China again dominate the chart, reaching 2,131,498, up by 13 percent year-on- year. The three mainland provinces that supplied Macau with the most visitors are Guangdong (960,814), Fujian (95,450)

BESOR local staff looking to acquire the bank

Local staff at Banco Espírito Santo do Oriente (BESOR), a subsidiary of recently formed Portuguese Novo Banco, are looking to acquire BESOR, and have prepared an acquisition plan, after Novo

Xi says local changes ‘require better work from the new administration’

The Chief Executive Chui Sai On met Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang yesterday after receiving his official appointment decree from the Chinese State Council. The president has asked

Taxi passengers’ association on the road

The Macau Taxi Passengers Association (MTPA) was formally established yesterday. The newly elected president of the association, Andrew Scott, said that he was excited about the development, further stating that

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