Our Desk | Sit back, relax, and enjoy more choice flying

A new airline, Starlux Airlines, had been approved to fly between Taipei and Macau, as reported yesterday by Taiwan’s Economic Daily News. Since it is a new

Our Desk | Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

As everyone knows by now, the protests in Hong Kong have reached the ninth consecutive week. From a weekend event, it has now passed to an almost-every-day event with several

Our Desk | What amputation claims?

The story of the migrant worker whose left leg was amputated is an example of how a number of non-resident workers – particularly non-skilled ones – remain helpless

Our Desk | The sudden ‘new vitality’ of Ho

The former president of the Legislative Assembly (AL) Ho Iat Seng is widely considered the most likely next Chief Executive (CE). The first to publicly acknowledge that

Our Desk | On rape talk stigma in the city

The two cases of rape of minors reported by the Judiciary Police yesterday can be described as nothing short of appalling, especially as one of the little girls

Our Desk | Setting examples, not just uttering words

August is around the corner. Is Macau well prepared to embrace all the smells and colors of trash? Macau’s recycling spirit should start being developed

Our Desk | A blind eye to ‘modern slavery’

Over a week ago, Amnesty International described the exploitation of domestic workers in Macau and Hong Kong as modern slavery – a shameful description of something that is

Our Desk | Online Media: Legalize or shut them down

The boom of the Internet, and mostly the striving Era of the Social Networks has brought up the phenomenon of the so-called “online media.” Although the definition

Our Desk | Mega project may be too small 

The Secretary of Transport and Public Works has voiced the opinion that the mega projects already built in Macau, in addition to the ones which will eventually be

Our Desk | New regulation shouldn’t be a burden after all

The new regulation for overseas Filipino workers to acquire an overseas employment certificate have caused anger, frustration and criticism amongst the community for the past two weeks.

Our Desk | Fake tourism is the solution

Just last Sunday I came across a situation that finally sparked my dormant neurons into finding a solution for the increase in tourists, crowding the streets of Macau. The

Our Desk | The State of Education and vice-versa

As an educator by training, and as a father, I have always nurtured both a significant interest in, and a concern for, education. When I first arrived

Our Desk | Mandarin or not?

I am pretty sure that not every single French citizen wants tourists to go to France and speak French to them. At least some people have a good

Our Desk | Forecasts for a ‘Pig’ Year

To start with, I must say that my knowledge on topics such as astrology, horoscopes, the zodiac and similar things is absolutely null. In fact, my absolute disbelief in

Our Desk | Brace yourselves for the oink

The local tourism bureau has recently announced its tourist arrivals estimate for the Spring Festival starting today, forecasting an 8 to 9 percent increase when compared to the

Our Desk | How to not fail with a Taobao order

  For internet users who, in addition to living in Macau, do not understand Chinese, Taobao might be difficult to use as a shopping tool. However, even the many

Our Desk | My BIR (Macau ID) is better than yours

Forms of discrimination are a constant topic all over the world for the most varied of reasons. Whether based on skin color, political views, gender, religion, nationality or

Our Desk | On increasing festivals and events

The recent Macao Light Festival was said to be in demand, thus the Macao Government Tourism Office extended the event in order for tourists and residents to further

Our Desk | The silver lining is what is missing

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Our Desk | Best can still be bad

Recently, a male principle official from the local government said that Macau is the top city based on the social welfare resources the government provides to children with

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