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National anthem won’t affect press freedom: Chan

Secretary for Administration and Justice Sonia Chan Hoi Fan reassured the public yesterday that the government-drafted national anthem bill - which is currently under review by a standing committee of the legislature - will not affect Macau’s press freedom after the bill becomes law.

18 Jan, 2019

Tourism chief welcomes competition among airlines

Macau’s top tourism official welcomed competition among airlines using the local airport, saying that it was “always advantageous to have more competition” as it would raise service quality.

18 Jan, 2019

Frontline police to have pepper spray by month-end

All frontline police officers will be equipped with pepper spray cans by the end of this month, Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak has announced.

18 Jan, 2019

VIP baccarat generates 55 pct of 2018 casino receipts

VIP baccarat generated nearly 55 percent of Macau’s gross gaming revenue last year, the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) has announced.

18 Jan, 2019

4-year-old flu girl dies of heart failure: Health Bureau

The Health Bureau (SSM) said yesterday evening that a four-year-old girl suffering from influenza died of heart failure resulting from hyperthyroidism complicated by dilated cardiomyopathy yesterday morning.

17 Jan, 2019

Property prices to drop up to 10 pct this year: JLL

Property prices will face a downward correction, with local Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) representatives yesterday forecasting a drop of up to 10 percent in prices of residential and retail units.

17 Jan, 2019

Mainlander dies after brawl in illegal inn: police

A 47-year-old male mainlander died Tuesday after an argument which deteriorated into a brawl with two compatriots in a residential unit used as an illegal inn in Taipa, the Judiciary Police (PJ) said in a statement Tuesday.

16 Jan, 2019

Macau’s firefighters plan to buy drones

Fire Services Bureau (CB) Commissioner Leong Iok Sam said Tuesday his bureau planned to purchase two or three unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) (commonly known as drones) this year for its fire-fighting tasks.

16 Jan, 2019

English- and Portuguese-language media denote Macau’s multiculturalism: Chui

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said Tuesday that Macau’s Portuguese- and English-language media are an integral part of Macau’s multicultural environment, based on the city’s centuries-old history as a hub for Sino-Western cultural exchanges.

16 Jan, 2019

Curbing tourism would affect Macau’s image: MGTO chief

Any attempts to curb Macau’s visitor numbers would affect the city’s international tourism image, Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said Monday.

15 Jan, 2019

Group starts online vote on 8 scenic spots

The online global voting on Macau’s eight new scenic spots will start today, as the event’s organiser, the Chinese Cultural Exchange Association (CCEA), launched the voting website and social media platforms Monday.

15 Jan, 2019

China´s FM commissioner urges local media to tell world about successful ‘One Country, Two Systems’ implementation

The Commissioner of the Commission of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Macau, Shen Beili, says she hopes that the local media will tell the world about Macau’s successful implementation of the “One Country, Two Systems” principle.

14 Jan, 2019

2-year-old girl has flu with encephalitis: gov

Health Bureau (SSM) Deputy Director Kuok Cheong U said yesterday that a two-year-old girl who had recently been diagnosed with influenza A associated with slight encephalitis is in a stable condition.

14 Jan, 2019

Beijing approves blueprint for ‘Greater Bay Area’ to rival with document expected to be released on February 21

Beijing has just approved a much-awaited blueprint to create an IT-led economic powerhouse in southern China after ironing out intricate competition and technical issues, and will unveil it in late February.

13 Jan, 2019

Morale at IC ‘very high’ despite frequent leadership changes: Tam

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng said Thursday that morale among Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) officials was “very high at the moment” - despite the bureau’s frequent leadership staff changes.

11 Jan, 2019

Macau Culture bureau gets new deputy

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng has appointed Chan Kai Chon, who is currently the director of the Macau Museum of Art (MAM), as a vice-president of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) effective from Saturday, replacing Kent Ieong Chi Kin.

10 Jan, 2019

LRT trains to run from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m.: govt

Macau’s Light Rapid Transit (LRT) trains will run daily from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m., Secretary for Transport and Public Works Raimundo do Rosario told reporters

10 Jan, 2019

Ex-Canidrome operator pays 25 million patacas fine

The former concessionaire of Macau’s troubled greyhound racetrack, Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co. Ltd. has already paid its 25-million-pataca fine for abandoning hundreds of greyhounds when the racetrack stopped operating in July last year

10 Jan, 2019

Macau and mainland China police bust illegal card-swiping gang

The Macau Judiciary Police (PJ), in conjunction with their mainland counterparts, have busted a gang which had been illegally helping gamblers swipe their mainland UnionPay cards in Macau – using point-of-sale (POS) machines smuggled from the mainland.

9 Jan, 2019

Flu kills 86-year-old man

An 86-year-old local man died of Type A influenza associated with pneumonia on Monday – the first flu death confirmed in Macau this year.

9 Jan, 2019