Google refuses to hand over users’ data to local authorities

The technology and communication company regularly receives requests from governments, courts or law enforcement agencies to hand over user data. The report lists the number of requests received from each country

68 suicide cases last year

The Health Bureau (SSM) has revealed that there were 68 cases of suicide in Macau in 2013. The overall suicide rate in the city last year was 11.5 per 100,000

Briefs | Forex reserves reach over MOP130.2b in August

The preliminary estimate of Macau’s foreign exchange reserves reached MOP130.2 billion (USD16.31b) at the end of August 2014, according to figures released on Monday by the Monetary Authority of Macau.

BRIEFS | T8 raised as typhoon Kalmaegi moves closer

The Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) raised signal number 8 (T8) in the early hours of this  morning as typhoon Kalmaegi continues to move closer. It is forecast to move

Fitch lowers gaming sector growth forecast

Volunteer trip to Costa Rica attests that he who gives receives

Queenie Zhou heeded the call to volunteer abroad and ended up having a memorable experience in Costa Rica, where she took care of children in a daycare center and befriended

CRIME | Young man falls victim to ‘seed borrowing’ scam

A Macau resident has allegedly been defrauded out of more than RMB100,000 by criminals who had claimed to exchange his sperm for more than RMB4.6 million. The man in his 20s

Swimming team predicts a tough Asian Games

Following the impressive results of Macau swimmer Chao Man Hou in the National Student Games last month, the public has paid more attention to local swimmers and their forthcoming performance

APEC economies strive to reach a target of 800 million tourists

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (APEC) 21 member economies have agreed on a set of eight measures on tourism development in the region, looking to reach 800 million tourists over the

Taiwan detains gutter oil firm boss

Taiwanese authorities have detained Yeh Wen-Hsiang, head of cooking oil producer Chang Guann, which is at the centre of the gutter oil scandal sweeping Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong. His deputy,

ENTERTAINMENT | US comedians bring laughter to town

The audience was roaring with laughter at MGM Macau’s Lion’s Bar last night, thanks to a stand-up comedy show featuring Tom Segura, Pete Lee and Chad Daniels from the United

Aussie boxing champion drops by Taipa

This is the first time Danny Green has visited Macau. The Australian was scheduled to attend an event in Hong Kong prior to arriving. He arrived at the Men O War

EDUCATION | Mock papers for joint uni entrance exam to be released this month

Mr Kwong said that the four higher education institutions have finished compiling the opinions collected from local schools and teachers regarding the preliminary mock syllabus and mock papers that were

BRIEFS | Two casino shuttles collide on Friendship Bridge

An accident that took place on the Friendship Bridge yesterday afternoon involving a collision between two casino shuttle buses caused nine people to be injured, five of whom were sent

Ask the Vet | Most CoMMon Causes of Cat Bad Breath

by Dr Ruan Du Toit Bester Feline Gingivitis Gingivitis is a swelling of the gums, and may affect the area around one or several teeth. Gingivitis is caused by poor dental hygiene

MUSIC | Amsterdam Jazz Connection gig tomorrow

Amsterdam Jazz Connection, a Dutch project founded by Joost Swart, Sebastiaan Kaptein, and Jeroen Vierdag, are performing in Macau’s Casa Garden tomorrow. Invited by the Macau Jazz Club, they will

Barra Public Transport Interchange construction to start soon

The Transportation Infrastructure Office (GIT) has received 11 bids for the construction of the Public Transport Interchange (PTI) at Barra. Wong Hoi Weng, the head of GIT’s technical group, claimed that

IACM plans to open botanical garden

The Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) revealed that it plans to integrate part of the Seac Pai Van Park with the Ecological Zone of Alto de Coloane to create

CRIME | Nine missing illegal immigrants found

Information suggests that a fishing boat rescued the nine missing suspected illegal immigrants, originally from the mainland. All of them are reported to be alive and well. The Zhuhai authorities have

TRAVEL | A graphic designer dedicates her life to exploring the Poles

Rebecca Lee’s entire professional life could have been focused on designing Cathay Pacific’s inflight magazine or pursuing the old tradition of Chinese painting.  However, an urge to explore the unknown

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