Our Desk | Who needs air anyway?

Considered less important than the melting of the icecaps, Greta’s “stolen childhood” or the tiny plastic particles in your fish is the air. Yes, the air. That invisible thing used

Our Desk | The fireworks fever

The ongoing international fireworks competition has been attracting crowds to experience activities around the vicinity of Nam Van Lake area, Macao Tower and the old bridge. This year, the tourism bureau

Our Desk | Is (Air) Macau ready?

Last Friday, Air Macau celebrated its silver anniversary. The airline currently has a fleet of 21 Airbus aircraft and carried 3.16 million passengers last year. Over the last quarter-century, the airline

Our Desk | Sandal revolution

Does Macau’s weather bother you? Have you ever heard about “Hong Kong foot?” Hong Kong foot, athlete’s foot, tinea pedis, or ringworm; choose the name you are most familiar with. “Athlete’s foot

Our Desk | It is the Ministers, not the Ruler

World history has taught us that on many occasions, I would even risk saying on most occasions, governments rise or fall not because of the ruler and primary

Our Desk | Influencers, anyone?

Recently, I’ve been watching a number of YouTube videos, the creators of whom have made it their career to create media content. The content ranges from haul videos

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

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