Union accuses casino of exploiting smoking law loophole

Leaders of three casino employees unions affiliated with the Macau Federation of Trade Unions (FAOM) held a press conference yesterday, alleging that several casino operators are converting part of their

MUSIC | Jazz Festival returns to Beishan this weekend

The Beishan International Jazz Festival will take place this weekend at the Beishan Theater in Zhuhai. First launched in 2010, this year’s festival is themed “Let’s Swing.” According to the


Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signs a decree of the State Council on the appointment of Chui Sai On as the fourth-term chief executive of the Macau Special Administrative Region in

CRIME | Man defrauds 3 women out of millions in online chatting scam

The Judiciary Police (PJ) has detained a 27-year-old mainland man who allegedly defrauded three women out of more than MOP3.5 million. Authorities claimed that the man, who is married, met the

Briefs | FSM headquarters to expand

The Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSPOT) opened nine bids yesterday for the first stage of expansion of the Public Security Forces Affairs Bureau (FSM) building, located in the

This Day in History | 1952 – US Immigration slams door on Chaplin

The Attorney-General, Thomas McGranery, has ordered the Immigration Service to hold Mr Chaplin “for hearings” if he returns to the United States, despite issuing him with a re-entry permit only

Tycoon buys 30 Rolls-Royces for ‘ultra-luxury’ Louis XIII hotel

  A Hong Kong tycoon has placed the biggest ever order for Rolls-Royce cars, agreeing to buy 30 Phantoms to chauffeur guests at a luxury resort he’s building in the global

Lusophone cultural week brings theatre performances to town

Theatre companies from Brazil, Angola, Cape Verde and Guinea Bissau will be performing in Macau between October 21 and 26, as the 6th Cultural Week of China and Portuguese-speaking Countries

Areia Preta residents wary of LRT route

Several Areia Preta residents yesterday handed invitations at the government headquarters and asked three public departments to hold talks with them, as well as attend a consultation session about the

24th annual AULP meeting opens at UM

This is the fifth time that the AULP’s annual meeting has been held in the region. This year’s gathering is co-organized by the UM, the Macau Polytechnic Institute (IPM), and

Briefs | Seventh case of imported dengue fever

A 27-year-old tourist traveling to Macau from Xian, China, is the seventh case of imported dengue fever in Macau, the Health Bureau (SSM) revealed recently. SSM said in a statement

GAMING | Further liberalization unlikely, expert says

As the Macau government prepares to commence talks on gaming concession renewal next year,  David Green, gaming regulation expert and founder of Newpage Consulting, believes that further liberalization is unlikely

Advertorial | 5th Anniversary of Sands China Care Ambassador Programme

The Sands China Care Ambassador programme aims to give Sands China employees an opportunity to serve the local community by helping make Macau a better place to live, while contributing

Music Icon of early music Jordi Savall to play in Macau

Distinguished as UNESCO’s “Artist for Peace” and winner of a Grammy award, the Catalan gambist, conductor, scholar and record producer is seen as the most important icon of early music

Five injured as Typhoon Kalmaegi skirts Macau

Five people were injured last night as Typhoon Kalmaegi moved closer to Macau, forcing the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) to raise its first T8 signal of  the year. Two

GAMING | Labor leaders say police questioned them after protests

  Three Macau labor leaders said they were questioned and warned of possible charges by police after participating in gaming workers protests. Macau Gaming Industry Frontline Workers (also known as Forefront of

LRT | Pedestrian overpass connecting Hotel China and local airport to be demolished

The pedestrian overpass currently connecting the Hotel Golden Crown China to the Macau International Airport will be demolished so that a Light Rail Transit (LRT) station can be built. Construction

GGCT issues travel warning for Philippines

The Tourism Crisis Management Office (GGCT) last night issued a warning against traveling to the Philippines in the near future, due to the country’s worsening security conditions. The office cited a

IPIM approves 150 temporary residency applications

In the first six months of 2014, 250 applications for temporary residency for managerial personnel, as well as technical and professional qualification holders, were received by the Macau Trade and

Bidding for 4G licenses opens

The bid submission period for four licenses of the Fourth-Generation (4G) Long-Term Evolution mobile communication operation began yesterday and will end on November 18. Following the announcement in the Official

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