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Government to launch measures to control housing market

The Government planned shortly to launch mortgage- and tax-related measures designed to control the price of Macau housing, in order to promote a healthy development of the market, announced Saturday the Chief Executive, Chui Sai On after a four-day duty visit to Beijing.

17 Dec, 2017

President Xi calls on Macau to keep advancing ‘one country, two systems’ policy

Chinese President Xi Jinping met Friday with Chui Sai On, chief executive of Macau that is in Beijing to report on his work to the central government.

16 Dec, 2017

Hunting Season wins 2nd Macau film-fest

Hunting Season (“Temporada de Caza” in Spanish), a 2017 Argentine drama film directed by Natalia Garagiola, won the Best Film award of the 2nd International Film Festival & Awards Macau (IFFAM) Thursday.

15 Dec, 2017

University of Macau to establish Confucius Institute

The University of Macau (UM) recently received approval from the Office of Chinese Language Council International to establish a Confucius Institute. The institute is expected to become operational in early 2018.

15 Dec, 2017

Golden monkey pair ready to meet public from Saturday

Two golden snub-nosed monkeys that arrived in Macau in October have completed their quarantine and are ready to meet the public at Seac Pai Van Park in Coloane from Saturday, Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) announced in a statement Thursday.

15 Dec, 2017

Lawmakers pass a MOP 109.61 billion patacas record budget bill for 2018

The Legislative Assembly (AL) Wednesday passed the government’s 2018 budget bill, according to which the government expects a total expenditure of 109.61 billion patacas (US$13.7 billion)next year, a year-on-year increase of 14.5 percent, or 13.89 billion patacas.

14 Dec, 2017

Macau gets new free public wireless service

Cooperating with different Internet service providers, the Macau Post and Telecommunications Bureau (CTT) launched its free Wi-Fi hotspot — FreeWiFLMO - at the Communications Museum in Estrada D. Maria II Wednesday.

14 Dec, 2017

Lawmaker’s disobedience trial to start next month

The Court of First Instance (TJB) has scheduled the start of the trial of directly-elected lawmaker Sulu Sou Ka Hou for alleged aggravated disobedience for January 9, the Court of Final Appeal (TUI) said in a statement Tuesday.

13 Dec, 2017

Chui vows to remove Macau from EU ‘tax haven’ list

The Macau government will thoroughly study the European Union’s official documentation on its recent decision to include Macau on its controversial list of 17 “non-cooperative tax jurisdictions”, Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said Tuesday, stressing the aim was to convince Brussels to remove Macau from the list.

13 Dec, 2017

Government launches consultation on cyber security bill

The government Monday launched a 45-day public consultation on a bill on cyber security which proposes the mandatory implementation of real-name registration for the provision of telecom services .

12 Dec, 2017

23 mainlanders nabbed for loan sharking, illegal credit card deals

The Judiciary Police (PJ) arrested 23 suspects Monday in raids on two addresses in Taipa for their alleged involvement in casino loan sharking and illegal credit card transactions.

12 Dec, 2017

Brigitte Bardot urges CE to ‘save’ greyhounds

French film star Brigitte Bardot has written a letter to Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On, asking him to save the Canidrome greyhounds to prevent Macau from being identified globally as a “town of suffering” where “innocent animals die running for their life”.

12 Dec, 2017

Chief Executive said new culture chief is capable

Chief Executive Chui Sai On said Sunday he believes that the president-designate of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC), Cecilia Tse Heng Sai, is “capable” of working in her new position as she has extensive work experience in the public administration and sound managerial skills.

11 Dec, 2017

Chief prosecutor: no political motive behind Sulu Sou’s prosecution

Public Prosecutor-General Ip Son Sang said Sunday there was no political motive behind the decision of the Public Prosecution Office (MP) to prosecute directly-elected lawmaker Sulu Sou Ka Hou earlier this year of alleged aggravated disobedience.

11 Dec, 2017

Film-fest starts with Renner on red carpet

The 2nd International Film Festival and Awards – Macau (IFFAM) kicked off on Friday with a star-studded red carpet event which included Hollywood star Jeremy Renner.

11 Dec, 2017

Leung Hio Ming resigns

Cecilia Tse Heng Sai appointed as new president of Cultural Affairs Bureau

The Macao Government Tourism Office's sub-director Cecilia Tse Heng Sai will replace Leung Hio Ming as president of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Macao.

7 Dec, 2017

Helipad to move from Outer Harbour to Taipa

There will no longer be a helicopter service at the Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal on the peninsula after the construction of high-rises on the land reclamation area known as Zone A, and at that time the helicopter service will be moved to the Taipa Ferry Terminal in Pac On.

7 Dec, 2017

Macau NPC members

15 Macau residents compete for 12 National People’s Congress seats

A total of 15 local residents have submitted their nominations that they obtained from electors to run in the upcoming election of 12 local deputies to the 13th National People’s Congress.

7 Dec, 2017

Macau legionnaires’ disease

Woman treated for Legionnaires’ disease

A 43-year-old local woman is undergoing treatment for Legionnaires’ disease in the public Conde de S. Januario Hospital Centre, the Health Bureau said in a statement.

7 Dec, 2017

Panda Santa Tree sustainable alternative to live Christmas tree

As part of its sustainability efforts to care for the environment, Mandarin Oriental decided not to use a live Christmas tree this year, instead, it is presenting the MiniMO Santa Panda Tree.

7 Dec, 2017