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Govt launches online survey on tourist tax

The Macau Government Tourism Office launched an online survey yesterday to collect opinions from residents on the possible implementation of a tourist tax – an “entry fee” to be paid by tourists. 

21 May, 2019

Commission sets campaign period for CE Election Committee candidates

The campaign period for the candidates of Macau’s Chief Executive Election Committee will run from June 1 to June 14.

21 May, 2019

Macau and city of Porto sign document to deepen cooperation

A memorandum of understanding of cooperation and friendship was signed on Friday between Macau and the northern Portuguese city of Porto, whose Mayor, Rui Moreira, gave the Keys to the City to the Chief Executive of Macau, Chui Sai On.

21 May, 2019

Police probe fatal stabbing outside hotel in Cotai

The Judiciary Police are investigating a homicide which occurred on Saturday night outside the Four Seasons Hotel in Cotai in which a male mainlander was stabbed to death

20 May, 2019

Acting CE pledges to support GBA media

Wong Sio Chak said the government was aware of the “great importance” of media development in the Greater Bay Area, pledging that it will continue to support media exchanges in the three-jurisdiction conurbation.

20 May, 2019

Macau-Portugal meeting ends with 2 accords

The 6th meeting of the Macau-Portugal Joint Commission meeting, which was held in Lisbon on Wednesday, concluded with consensus on the further fostering of bilateral cooperation.

17 May, 2019

Gaming-related crime up 14 pct in Q1: Wong

The police investigated 438 suspected gaming-related crimes in the first quarter of this year, a year-on-year increase of 14.1 percent from the 384 reported cases in the same period of last year.

17 May, 2019

Macau and Portugal want to have a closer relationship

Macau and Portugal intend to develop a closer relationship and ensure cooperation at the highest level, the territory’s chief executive and the Portuguese prime minister said on Wednesday in Lisbon.

17 May, 2019

Holy House of Mercy celebrates 450th anniversary

SCMM President António José de Freitas pointed out in a speech that this year is special as it marks the 70th  anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

16 May, 2019

Ho says he’s preparing his election campaign team

Legislative Assembly (AL) President Ho Iat Seng told reporters on Wednesday that he’s still setting up his election campaign office and forming his campaign team consisting of “a group of like-minded friends”, adding that he planned to officially announce his run in the chief executive election at the end of this month or in early … Continue reading "Ho says he’s preparing his election campaign team"

16 May, 2019

Chui urges Portugal to grab BRI & GBA opportunities

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said that cooperation between Macau and Portugal had been continually strengthened.

15 May, 2019

MGM vows to keep working hard amidst Sino-US trade spat

Executive Director Grant Bowie said yesterday that the company would keep working hard, do the best that it can and focus on the local community during the current China-US trade war.

15 May, 2019

Population rises 53 pct since MSAR founding

Macau’s population reached 670,900 at the end of March, an increase of 53.2 percent compared to December 1999 when the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) was set up.

14 May, 2019

350 qualify to compete for 344 CE election committee seats

Among the 351 residents who applied to participate in the election of 344 members of the 400-member Chief Executive Election Committee, 350 qualified to take part in the election.

14 May, 2019

Govt rejects ‘frivolous’ EU report

The EU's report says that Macau’s “political opposition is weak and civil society is not very vocal”.

10 May, 2019

Chui vows to promote Macau’s platform role during Portugal trip

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On will pay a weeklong visit to Lisbon and Porto from tomorrow until next Sunday.

10 May, 2019

Lawmakers pass bill to add new drugs to anti-drug law

The Legislative Assembly passed unanimously a government-initiated bill which adds 21 substances to Macau’s anti-drug law.

9 May, 2019

Sands vows to open Londoner as early as next year

The US$2.2 billion The Londoner Macao in Cotai set to open progressively from 2020 to 2021 was an indication of the company’s level of confidence in its commitment to Macau.

9 May, 2019

Registered drug abusers drop 8 pct last year: govt

The bureau was strengthening its cooperation in the fight against drug abuse and drug trafficking with other Greater Bay Area (GBA) cities.

8 May, 2019

351 to compete for 344 seats of the 400-member CE election committee

351 residents have applied to participate in the election of the members of the 400-member Chief Executive Election Committee, competing for 344 seats up for grabs in an election in June.

8 May, 2019