Cuba | Castro’s daughter sponsors blessing of gay couples 

The daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro sponsored a blessing ceremony Saturday for gay couples on an island where gay marriage remains illegal. Nearly two dozen gay couples held hands or

This Day in History | 1956 | Gold Coast to get independence

In a statement to the House of Commons, Colonial Secretary Alan Lennox-Boyd said the Gold Coast will be allowed to govern itself within the Commonwealth provided a general election is

Offbeat | Home ownership makes people happy: study

Home ownership contributes to people’ s happiness, said a study by the University of Hohenheim last week. For this study, researchers at the University of Hohenheim interviewed 2,788 people in

Boxing loss could be Pacquiao’s political win

  Manny Pacquiao lost his biggest fight in the ring, but that won’t stop him from plotting a bigger comeback — in the political arena that is. In a country where elections

Power-packed race gives Penske 1st Grand Prix win at Indy

Will Power came to Indianapolis chasing more than a double. He wants a clean sweep. After Saturday, the defending IndyCar champion is halfway home. Power led 65 of 82 laps in

Study reveals gay discrimination in sports

One in four gay men said they had received verbal threats of harm or had been bullied while participating in sports, and around 80 percent of people said they had

Rear Window | Still room for improvement

As the dust settles in the aftermath of the unpredictable May Day civil and industrial actions, at least partly, Macau dares to read the new trends coming out of the

NATURE | French president says UN climate fund could help Caribbean

French President Francois Hollande told Caribbean leaders on Saturday that a planned international green fund could help the vulnerable, tourism-dependent region mitigate the effects of climate change. Hollande headlined the Caribbean

A taste of cruise life | On bored but never bored

My first sight of Anthem of the Seas was through the taxi window that was ferrying me to Southampton dock from the train station. At 348m long, you might have

NORTH KOREA | EXPATRIATE LABOUR: Pyongyang seeks profit from overseas labors

As the fierce Arabian sun beat down on the construction site in the summer of 2012, pushing the temperature beyond the thermometer’s upper limit of 50C, the site supervisor began

INDONESIA | How not to build a power plant: a cautionary tale from Java

It’s a bucolic scene: a farmer rests on a path between shimmering rice paddies in the afternoon sun, his tanned face staring across the flooded fields to the gray expanse

Ask the Vet | What is a Good Cat Neutering Age?

  Cat neutering could be a solution to control the growing number of cats that never find a home. The term refers to the removal of ovaries or testicles of the cat,

Monday, May 11, 2015 – edition no. 2309

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The Buzz | Chinese Olympic table tennis players in town

The Chinese national table tennis team arrived in Macau yesterday for a four-day official visit. Tonight the legion of Olympic gold medalists, led by their coach Liu Guoliang, also a

World Briefs

SINGAPORE A Singaporean teenager pleads not guilty to two charges over an online video he posted that was critical of Christianity and the nation’s late founding prime minister, Lee Kuan

Sands announces transportation for non-resident workers

“Sands China strictly adheres to Macau SAR government policies and guidelines, and has been taking care of the daily commutes of its cross-border construction workers since September 2014. In line

Vincent Piket | EU-China bilateral relations have ‘developed extraordinarily’

The head of the European Union Office in Hong Kong and Macau, Vincent Piket, said that EU-China trade relations have “developed extraordinarily” over the years and have improved in areas

Gov’t announces MOP20 million earthquake aid donation

  The government announced yesterday that it will donate MOP20 million to Nepal in order to provide aid to the victims of the devastating earthquake that struck the country on April

Red Cross asks for more donations

The Macau branch of the Red Cross yesterday received MOP500,000 from gaming operator MGM Macau, culminating in a total amount of over MOP2.3 million to aid Nepal’s earthquake relief efforts. The

Local companies to get privileged free trade zone access

Guangdong authorities hosted a policy-briefing seminar for Macau entrepreneurs yesterday on the topic of the recently inaugurated Guangdong pilot free-trade zone (FTZ). Visiting officials introduced their preferential policy measures that

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