Health | Association head says there is no need to wait one year to replace Lei Chin Ion

The president of the Association of Macau Portuguese Speaking Physicians says that the one-year timeframe given to the Health Bureau (SSM) director to improve the healthcare system in Macau is

Gov’t recruitment plans hinder NGOs activities

The recent announcement by the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture’s plans to recruit 529 medical professionals in 2015 has caused a stir amongst social organizations in Macau. Some are

POLITICS | Macau Concealers launches vote to elect top 10 public figures of 2014

As Macau citizens have witnessed plenty of newsworthy events throughout 2014, the local publication Macau Concealers is compiling a list of the top ten of the city’s most prominent public

Legal battle between Adelson and Jacobs resumes in US courts

Sands China Ltd.’s secret investigation of Macau government officials, allegedly ordered by its chairman Sheldon Adelson, won’t remain under wraps for much longer if a fired CEO gets his way. Steven

GAMING | More VIP room closures ‘not surprising’

The junket operators are among the most affected in the midst of Macau’s gaming revenue slump. Analysts and industry insiders predict that more junket operators and VIP rooms will not

Analysis: There is room for a positive surprise

Momentum rewards those who follow the trend, right up until the moment it turns. Macau’s casinos have been a case in point. High rates of growth, strong cash flows and

Okinawa drops plans to host casinos

The Okinawa prefectural government has decided to drop a plan to attract integrated casino resorts if the country manages to pass a law legalizing gambling, Japan newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun reported. Okinawa

EDUCATION | USJ opens applications for language and culture classes

The Language and Culture Programs include Cantonese and Mandarin for foreigners, taught by a professor who also speaks English. Portuguese, French, Japanese and Korean language classes, as well as English

CRIME | PJ cracks cocaine case, detains HK resident

The Judiciary Police (PJ) has detained a 36-year-old Hong Kong resident and found more than 70 grams of cocaine in his apartment. After receiving a tip-off, PJ intercepted the man

Residents’ deposits drop by 1.2 pct

Residents’ deposits decreased 1.2 percent month-on-month in November to MOP473.6 billion.  Of these deposits, MOP deposits increased 0.1 percent while deposits of HKD and other foreign currencies decreased by 0.5

Auto Industry | Ferrari spinoff sets up Fiat Chrysler for another deal

Sergio Marchionne, the architect of the auto industry’s biggest deal in more than a decade, may not be finished yet. Even as he completed the merger of Fiat SpA and

Corporate Bits | Sands China executives celebrate victories with team members

Team members took out first place in the three main categories (“Chip Picking,” “Card Calculating” and “Baccarat Payout”), as well as finishing first and second in the overall team championship.

China is leading importer of Angolan goods

In this period, China accounted for 49.5 percent of all Angolan exports, followed by Spain with 6.2 percent, India with 5.6 percent, the United States of America with 5.5 percent

ANGOLA | National Bank launches competition to design new coins

The competition runs until 30 January and will select the motifs to appear on the face of the two new coins, and the selection panel will be led by the

Shanghai Stampede | At cost of grieving families, China manages public emotions

Some wailed and some staggered with grief as the relatives of the 36 people killed in Shanghai’s New Year’s Eve stampede visited the disaster site yesterday for seventh-day commemorations that

Diplomacy | Flag-raising by Taiwan in Washington riles Beijing

The U.S. State Department said yesterday it was not given advance notice about a New Year’s flag-raising ceremony at the residence of Taiwan’s representative to Washington that has angered China. Taiwanese

Petco pulls Chinese treats amid fears they sickened pets

Petco said it has removed all remaining Chinese-made dog and cat treats from its website and stores nationwide because of concerns they have sickened thousands of pets and killed 1,000

Media reports on N Korea ties after soldier killed four people in border town

Papers and experts discuss Beijing-Pyongyang ties following reports that a North Korean soldier killed four people in a Chinese border town. The soldier crossed the border in late December, stealing money

Flight 8501 | Strong currents force expanded search area for AirAsia plane

  Strong currents forced Indonesia to expand the search area for the crashed AirAsia plane yesterday, as rough seas and bad weather pushed debris and made it difficult to reach suspected

Australia | Swelters through its third-hottest year in 2014

Australia sweltered through its third-hottest year on record in 2014, following a record hot 2013, weather authorities reported yesterday. The southern spring from September through November last year was Australia’s hottest on

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