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Govt grants 200 more radio taxis to current operator

The government has granted Macau Radio Taxi Services Limited - the city’s current and only radio taxi company - a licence to operate another 200 special radio taxis, with the first 100 additional taxis slated to come into service in the fourth quarter of this year.

26 Mar, 2019

Weather bureau forecasts 4-6 typhoons this year

There could be four to six tropical cyclones entering within 800 kilometres of Macau this year, and there would probably be severe typhoons among them, the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) said in a statement Tuesday.

26 Mar, 2019

12 local businesses named ‘classic brand’

An almond cookie bakery, a gold jeweller, a congee shop and an ice-cream parlour are among the 12 local businesses that were given the “Macau Classic Brand” title Tuesday.

26 Mar, 2019

Kaohsiung mayor meets liaison chief and Chief Executive

Kaohsiung Mayor Daniel Han Kuo-yu said, after a two-day trip to Macau, his government hoped that Macau people suffering from serious illnesses would consider his city as an option when seeking medical treatment outside Macau, as medical technologies used in his city were “very excellent”.

25 Mar, 2019

Govt’s top vet suspended for abuse of power

The government’s most senior veterinarian has been suspended from his duties for alleged abuse of power and illicit involvement in business activities, local media reported late last week.

25 Mar, 2019

Govt unseals bids for 3 Cotai hospital buildings

The Infrastructure Development Office (GDI) said in a statement that it expects the construction of three main buildings of the public hospital project in Cotai, officially known as Cotai Health Complex, to get off the ground in the fourth quarter of this year.

22 Mar, 2019

Macau logs fewest cold days since 1952: observatory

Just 18 days with a temperature at or below 12.5 degrees Celsius were recorded in 2018, the fewest number of cold days of any year since 1952, the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) said in a report .

22 Mar, 2019

Leasing companies governed by new legislation in Macau

The Legislative Assembly of Macau approved a proposal for a law to regulate the creation and operation of financial leasing companies and subsidiaries for the purpose of leasing.

22 Mar, 2019

Inflation rate hits 2.79 pct last month

Macau’s composite consumer price index (CPI) rose by 2.79 percent year-on-year last month, down 0.25 percentage points from the 3.04 percent growth in January, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said.

22 Mar, 2019

Macau government mulls mandatory measles shots for non-local workers

The Health Bureau (SSM) is considering mandatory measles shots for non-resident workers, Lam Chong, director of the bureau’s Disease Prevention and Control Centre, said Wednesday.

21 Mar, 2019

Lawmakers pass 2 finance leasing bills to boost sector’s development

The Legislative Assembly (AL) Wednesday passed a government-initiated bill regulating the city’s finance leasing sector, with the aim of promoting its development.

21 Mar, 2019

Liaison chief urges Macau to grab ‘historic GBA opportunity’

Central People’s Government Liaison Office in Macau Director Fu Ziying said Tuesday that the central government attaches “unprecedentedly” high importance to the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA) development, adding that the GBA is bringing “unprecedented historic opportunities” to Macau’s future development.

20 Mar, 2019

Macau to hold mega-arts & culture event

A mega international arts and cultural event, organized by the Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture, will be held from next month, according to a statement by the organizer.

20 Mar, 2019

Lawmakers reject peer’s 2 ‘protest motions’

The Legislative Assembly (AL) Tuesday rejected a peer’s two “protest motions”, one against how the government tackles the issue of illegally employed non-local professional drivers, and the other against the government’s plan to sign a reciprocal driving licence recognition agreement with the mainland authorities in due course.

20 Mar, 2019

Police bust ‘spa’ prostitution gang operating since 2014

The Judiciary Police (PJ) have busted a gang which in 2014 started to run a prostitution racket in a spa in Taipa and during the weekend operation PJ officers arrested 13 suspected gang members and took 151 people in for questioning.

19 Mar, 2019

Liaison chief says Macau’s development is ‘inseparable’ from mainland

Central People’s Government Liaison Office in Macau Director Fu Ziying said Tuesday that Macau’s development was “inseparable” from the mainland, adding that the central government “highly valued and cared” about Macau.

19 Mar, 2019

Govt extends SJM & MGM deals to June 2022

The Macau government has extended the gaming concession and sub-concession of SJM and MGM respectively by two years and three months until June 26, 2022, bringing them on par with the city’s two other gaming concessions and two sub-concessions.

18 Mar, 2019

Police bust HK$2.5 million chip fraud gang

The Judiciary Police (PJ) have busted a criminal gang allegedly involved in at least 20 fraud cases worth more than HK$2.5 million at a casino in Zape that had been operating since January, PJ spokesman Ho Chan Nam said at a special press conference on Friday.

18 Mar, 2019

Macau government casino concessions for SJM and MGM extended to June 2022

Macau’s government has extended gaming concessions for two casino operators to align expiry dates with the four other concessionaires.

15 Mar, 2019

Govt proposes charging for plastic carrier bags

Executive Council spokesman Leong Heng Teng announced Thursday that the government has drafted a bill which if approved by lawmakers would force supermarkets and other retail businesses to charge customers for their plastic carrier bags.

15 Mar, 2019