ANALYSIS | Lack of infrastructure hinders local diversification

The circumstances of Macau’s dominant gaming industry were far different over a year ago when the Wall Street Journal’s global gaming reporter, Kate O’Keeffe, spoke to France Macau Business Association

Group argues for harsher drug penalties

The group that is working on proposals to amend the anti-drug trafficking law has advocated for heavier penalties to be imposed on people found to have committed drug offenses. A

Local young photographer launches book and exhibition

Local young photographer and writer Ao Ngan Wa (Kate) will be launching her first book “MOVE__” and a photography exhibition titled “Living Souls” this coming Tuesday at the Rui Cunha

GDP expected to contract 24 pct in 2015, EIU says

The Economist Intelligent Unit (EIU) has significantly increased its economic contraction forecast for the Macau economy in 2015 to 24 percent, according to a report produced on June 17. In its

Health centers to remain open until 10 p.m.

The health centers located at Tap Seac Square and Ocean Gardens will be closing each night at 10 p.m. from July 20. The announcement was made yesterday afternoon by the

Robert Cahen’s installations featured at the Museum of Art

A pioneer of international video art, French artist Robert Cahen is bringing to Macau a selection of 17 video installations that he has created over the past 37 years. Titled

World Briefs

JAPAN-PHILIPPINES A tiny military exercise in the Philippines this week may presage something much bigger: the entry of Japan into the tussle for control of the South China Sea. A

TRANSPORT | Candidates offer over MOP1 million for taxi licenses

The highest bid for the latest batch of ordinary taxi licenses reached MOP1,051,888, with the lowest at MOP868,008. The bids were revealed as part of the public tender process held

‘Broken Tooth Koi’ said to open VIP room in casino

60-year-old Wan Kuok-koi, one of the most infamous and feared triad leaders before the city’s handover, opened a VIP gambling room in Macau last week, as reported by Hong Kong’s

Education | Gov’t increases education subsidies

The government has increased the value of subsidies granted to schools under the free education scheme and reduced tuition fees for Macau residents by 8 and 6 percent respectively, according

Authorities confirm pullout from Korean University Games

The Sport Development Board confirmed yesterday that, given the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak in South Korea, Macau has officially pulled out of next month’s World University Games (Universiade)

Telecommunications | 4G licenses granted to four operators

The government has recently granted the new fourth generation (4G) mobile network licenses to four telecommunication companies, namely CTM, China Telecom, Smartone and Hutchinson. The eight-year contracts with the operators

‘Our strategy is mainly to follow our customer base’

In an interview with the Times, BNU’s CEO, Pedro Cardoso, spoke of the bank’s role in Macau, asserting that BNU is the most competitive bank in terms of online transactions.

Alexis Tam condemns violence towards elderly

A video clip showing a woman violently slapping her handicapped mother while she sits quietly in her wheelchair surfaced on the Internet last weekend. The video has sparked outrage both

BRIEFS | Inflation up 5.5 pct year-on-year

The Composite CPI for May 2015 has increased by 4.93 percent year-on-year to 105.39, up from the 4.51 pct growth in April 2015. According to the Statistics and Census Service

Art | Documentary traces George Chinnery’s path

Walking in Macau’s meandering alleys and backstreets, Patrick Conner often found himself surrounded by typical scenes that 19th Century British painter George Chinnery would stop and draw. The London-based scholar and

ENTERtAInMENT | São João festival returns this weekend to St Lazarus

On Saturday and Sunday, traditional delicacies and drinks will be available from various booths set up around the neighborhood’s main street. Grilled sardines are one of the festival’s most popular

Youth meeting | Bringing a part of the city back home

“I am sure that the representatives of Macau who are living overseas will bring a little part of the city back home with them. Macau will always stay in their

Gov’t discloses info on 16 idle land parcels

The government disclosed information yesterday on the 16 idle land plots that were excluded from the recovery list. With six parcels located in the peninsula and the rest in Taipa,

BRIEFS | Typhoon signal 1 hoisted

The Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) yesterday raised typhoon signal number 1 as typhoon “Kujira” approaches Hainan Island. SMG had said that raising a higher signal was unlikely. Kujira is

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