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Govt vows to look after ‘left-behind’ greyhounds  

The government announced Wednesday that it has contingency plans for the greyhounds from the Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co. Ltd. in the case that the dogs are left behind at the racetrack in Fai Chi Kei after its official closure Friday night.  

19 Jul, 2018

Helping young people get on property ladder is next step: JLL  

With a stable economy, housing prices would have a stable rise of within 10 percent for the whole year, which is “very healthy” and the next step for the government is to help young couples get on the property ladder as a way to solve the under supply problem, as forecast by the local branch of US-based real estate consultancy firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL).

19 Jul, 2018

Kindergarten fined for mishandling alleged sexual abuse

The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) has found a kindergarten involved in an alleged sexual abuse case earlier this year had mishandled the incident and also had failed to respond to the case in line with DSEJ regulations

19 Jul, 2018

Light Rail Transit budget rises to US$ 2 billion: lawmaker

The government’s latest overall budget for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) project amounts to 16.4 billion patacas ( US$ 2.05 billion) – but not including the still unscheduled LRT peninsula section, Mak Soi Kun, who heads the legislature’s Follow-up Committee for Public Finance Affairs, quoted government officials as saying.

18 Jul, 2018

Airport logs 4 million passengers in 1H    

Macau’s airport recorded 4 million passengers in the first half of the year, a year-on-year growth of 20 percent, Ma Iao Hang, chairman of the board of directors of the Macau International Airport Company (CAM) has announced.

18 Jul, 2018

Gaming & betting revenue drops 3.5 pct in 2Q

Macau’s gross gaming and betting revenue for the second quarter fell 3.5 percent from the previous quarter to 74.04 billion patacas, the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) announced Monday.

17 Jul, 2018

GP Museum project to cost 380 million patacas: tourism chief

Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said Monday that the government now expects the construction cost of its project to revamp the Grand Prix Museum in Zape to be 380 million patacas.

17 Jul, 2018

Govt launches ‘Macau Classic Brand’ scheme

A scheme named “Macau Classic Brand” opened for applications Monday, aiming to recognise local brands with Macau characteristics.  

17 Jul, 2018

6th Macau Ministerial Forum meeting postponed to 2020

The sixth ministerial meeting of Forum Macau, which had been scheduled for 2019, will be delayed until 2020, according to diplomatic sources linked to the institution.

16 Jul, 2018

Govt to release report on kindergarten sex abuse probe this week

Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) Deputy Director Leong Wai Kei said on Saturday that her bureau had already finished its investigation into the alleged sexual abuse at the private D. Jose da Costa Nunes Kindergarten, adding that the bureau would release its findings and report this week.

16 Jul, 2018

Former Macau gangster ‘Broken Tooth’ signs poker deal with secretive Chinese firm after raising US$750 million in ICO

Wan Kuok-koi plans to issue one billion tokens of HB cryptocurrency, some of which will be used as prize fund in chess and poker tournament in Hainan according to the Sunday issue of the Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post (SCMP).

16 Jul, 2018

Lawmakers pass coastal waters framework bill  

The Legislative Assembly (AL) passed a government-drafted bill on the management of Macau’s coastal waters, slated to come into effect after its promulgation in the Official Gazette (BO), during a plenary session Thursday.  

13 Jul, 2018

Legislature passes bill banning off-duty gaming staff from casinos

A plenary session of the Legislative Assembly (AL) passed the outline of a government-initiated bill proposing a ban on off-duty gaming staff entering local casinos.

13 Jul, 2018

Govt expects central library project to be completed in 2022

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) said Wednesday it aims for its new central library project in Nam Van to be completed in 2022.

12 Jul, 2018

Operator wants to keep Canidrome kennels for 4 more months

The operator of the city’s greyhound racetrack – Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co. Ltd. – has applied to use the kennels at the Fai Chi Kei property for an additional 120 days  for the company to be able to complete the relocation of the dogs

12 Jul, 2018

Portuguese-speaking countries should use Macau as a platform for Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay

The role of Macau as a platform between China and Portuguese-speaking countries under the Hong Kong-Hong Kong Greater Bay Area (GBA) initiative was championed by Chief Executive Chui Sai On at the end of a tour of the nine cities of the GBA.

12 Jul, 2018

Macau, Hong Kong reach deal to facilitate greyhound adoptions

The Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) announced in a statement Tuesday that it has reached an agreement with Hong Kong’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) for Hong Kong people to go through easier quarantine procedures than normal for the adoption of greyhounds from the Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co. Ltd.

11 Jul, 2018

Audio recorder data in taxis ‘to be kept by taxi operators’

Lawmaker Vong Hin Fai, who heads the legislature’s 3rd Standing Committee, quoted government officials as saying that the government “was considering” proposing – for its taxi bill currently under review – that the sound recorded in a taxi should be kept by the company holding the taxi’s operation licence.

11 Jul, 2018

Govt receives 9 bids for central library design

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) told the media Monday that nine companies have submitted bids for the detailed design for the government’s long-delayed new central library project in Nam Van.

10 Jul, 2018

Local woman loses HK$3.6 million in phone scam: police

A local woman has fallen victim has lost over HK$3.6 million (3.73 million patacas) in a phone scam, Judiciary Police (PJ) spokesman Choi Ian Fai said during a regular press conference at the PJ headquarters Monday.  

10 Jul, 2018