Briefs | One-third of continuing education license applications denied

  The Education and Youth Affairs (DSEJ) has denied 37% of applications for licenses to provide continuing education services. During a TDM radio program on Friday, the head of the DSEJ’s

Briefs | Facemask rule to apply to casino workers for six more months

  The requirement for all casino employees to wear facemasks while working, established by the government in January, has been extended for another six months until March next year. The extension

Briefs | Majority living in Iao Hon cluster buildings are not residents

  The majority of the households in the seven Iao Hon cluster buildings are not occupied by Macau residents, according to the Macau Urban Renewal company’s latest survey. Last month, the

Briefs | Ho Iat Seng joins video conference with Japanese lawmakers

  Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng has discussed with members of Japan’s parliament how to facilitate economic and trade cooperation and people-to-people exchange between Macau and Japan, and how to step

Briefs | Survey finds that 10% of Macau people have suicidal thoughts

  A recent survey conducted by the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) found that 40% of respondents suffered from varying degrees of depression, while 10% of respondents had suicidal thoughts. USJ

Briefs | Man apprehended for involvement in 13 million patacas fraud

  The Judiciary Police (PJ) has apprehended a mainland man suspected of fraud in a case involving 13 million patacas. Last week, the PJ cracked down on a sex scam in

Briefs | Tak Chun boss acquires 21% stake in Macau Legend

  An entity controlled by Chan Weng Lin, the chief executive of Macau junket operator Tak Chun Group, has acquired a 20.65% stake in David Chow’s Macau Legend Development. Citing information

Briefs | 56-year-old woman falls for romance scam

  A 56-year-old local woman lost nearly HKD200,000 to a love scam. At this stage, no one has been arrested, but investigation is ongoing, the Judiciary Police assured. In December 2018,

Briefs | Relatives urge Beijing to return 12 detainees to Hong Kong

  Relatives of 12 Hong Kong activists detained at sea by Chinese authorities called Saturday for their family members to be returned to the territory, saying their legal rights were being

Briefs | 70-year-old indecently exposes self to child

  A 70-year-old Macau man is facing charges for indecently exposing himself to a little girl. The Public Security Force (PSP) apprehended the elderly man after he exposed himself to the

Briefs | Gambling regulator denies approving Macau Mark Six

  The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) has clarified that it has not approved the operations of the so-called lottery, the Macau Mark Six, by any person or entity. The

Briefs | Gov’t charging stations more expensive than private ones

  The Macau SAR’s planned charging stations for electric motorbikes will be more expensive than private ones. The Office for the Development of the Energy Sector (GDSE) issued a statement explaining

Briefs | Vegas Strip revenue tumbles 39%, even with cheap hotel rooms

  Casino revenue on the Las Vegas Strip fell 39% to $330.1 million in July from a year ago, the first full month properties were open after the coronavirus shutdown, showing

Briefs | Gov’t plans to attract Lusophone countries to issue debts

  The Macau SAR has announced plans to build a Sino-Portuguese financial service platform during the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese speaking countries, which is part

Briefs | 14,000 electrical appliances collected for recycling

  Launched in January by the Environmental Protection Bureau, the Electronic and Electrical Appliance Recycling Program has collected more than 45,000 pieces in its first seven months. The turnout has met

Briefs | Cinematheque Passion to reopen to the public on September 1

Having been closed for maintenance and renovations since July, the Cinematheque Passion is now almost ready to reopen to the public. After the arthouse’s contract with the former operator ceased

Briefs | Int’l Music Festival adapts to Covid-19 by inviting local performers

  Due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the Macao International Music Festival, originally scheduled for October this year, will have a different format. Themed ‘For a Special Year’, this

Briefs | Too many teachers for non-tertiary education

  The supply of teachers for non-tertiary education exceeds demand, according to a statement released by the Talents Development Committee (SCDT). By the end of March, the committee collected statistics from

Briefs | 800 new surveillance cameras enter into operation today

  A batch of 800 surveillance cameras will enter into operation starting today, according to a decree signed by the Secretary for Security, Wong Sio Chak. Over 500 of the surveillance

Briefs | Latest weather guidelines released for school activities

  The Macau SAR government has publicized the details of the guidelines for school arrangements under extreme weather conditions. When a typhoon signal is hoisted and is changed from Signal No.

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