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Macao to Recover in 2021, Reliant on Chinese Tourism

Macao's economy will recover in 2021 from a 63% fall projected for this year with the Special Administrative Region's "fortunes tied to a recovery in Chinese tourism", the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) says.

21 Sep, 2020

Inflation in Aug logs lowest growth since Nov 2009

Macao’s composite consumer price index for last month rose a mere 0.03% year-on-year, the lowest growth recorded since November 2009.

21 Sep, 2020

Electric fan probable cause of blaze at Macao Water plant

The chief of the Areia Preta fire station, Kuok Pan, told reporters that a fire at Macao Water’s headquarters in Ilha Verde yesterday morning was probably caused by a malfunctioning wall-mounted electric fan.

21 Sep, 2020

Transport Bureau, TCM slam attack on bus driver

The Transport Bureau (DSAT) said in a statement on Sunday that it “solemnly” condemns the violence against a public bus driver at a bus stop outside Patane Market at about 11 pm on Saturday.

21 Sep, 2020

Research shows 40% of respondents suffer from depression

A professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Education of the private University of Saint Joseph (USJ) has revealed that according to the Catholic university’s recent research, 40% of its respondents suffer from different levels of depression, adding that 10% of them said that they had had suicidal thoughts.

21 Sep, 2020

Woman loses HK$200,000 in online dating scam, son trying to help conned out of MOP 485,000 by ex-colleague

A local man was arrested on Thursday for defrauding his ex-colleague out of MOP 485,000 after claiming that he was able to help the victim’s mother get back HK$200,000 which she had lost in an online dating scam.

21 Sep, 2020

USJ exhibition shows Macao’s mangrove ‘treasure’

An exhibition entitled “Macao’s Mangroves: A Coastal Treasure” co-organised by the Institute of Science and Environment of the private University of Saint Joseph (USJ), non-governmental organisation Clean the World and gaming operator Sands Macao, is being held on the Catholic university’s Ilha Verde campus to present the natural environment of mangroves.

21 Sep, 2020

Macao wants to strengthen cooperation with Fujian and Jiangxi

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng during a meeting with Fujian Governor Wang Ning suggested three approaches for future cooperation between Macao and Fujian

19 Sep, 2020

Ho promotes Guizhou and Guangxi cooperation ties with Macao during Hainan visit

The Chief Executive met with officials from the provinces of Guizhou, Fujian and Jiangxi and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region during a working visit to Hainan to discuss how to foster closer ties on business, cultural affairs and also to exchange views on topics of mutual concern. 

19 Sep, 2020

Guests at banquets with over 400 guests must be tested for COVID-19

The government has completed its guidelines for the city’s community associations organising receptions and banquets.

18 Sep, 2020

MUST University Hospital joins NAT scheme

The University Hospital run by the private Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) will join the government’s NAT scheme on Monday, with 500 places available per day.

18 Sep, 2020

CCAC says officials who granted loans to Viva Macau ‘failed in their duties’

A report released by the Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) yesterday says that officials responsible for the vetting and approval of MOP 212 million in loans to Viva Macau, a locally incorporated private airline which went belly up in 2010, “failed in their duties”. 

18 Sep, 2020

Ho Iat Seng meets top Hainan officials

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng is greeted by Liu Cigui, secretary of the Hainan Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), in Sanya, Hainan province, on Thursday.

18 Sep, 2020

UM receives SJM smart temperature screening systems donation

SJM recently donated “Intelligent Body Temperature Screening Systems” to Stanley Ho East Asia College and to Henry Fok Pearl Jubilee College at University of Macau (UM), the gaming operator said in a statement on Thursday.

18 Sep, 2020

New USJ vice rector

The private Catholic University of Saint Joseph (USJ) announced in a statement on Thursday the appointment of Prof. Zhang Shuguang as its vice-rector for External Relations and Institutional Development and full professor of Global Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

18 Sep, 2020

Study on Macao-Taipa tunnel ongoing, despite possible Zone D cancellation

Lands, Public Works and Transport Bureau Director Chan Pou Ha said on Wednesday that the government will continue with its ongoing study of the possible construction of the fifth Macao-Taipa link, despite possible cancellation of its Zone D land reclamation project.

17 Sep, 2020

Government has plans to allow foreign bluecards back in

The government has drafted a plan for gradually reopening the borders to allow for the return of some people of non-Chinese nationalities to Macao, the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Elsie Ao Ieong U, revealed on Wednesday on the sidelines of the groundbreaking ceremony for the Macao Polytechnic Institute’s new building.

17 Sep, 2020

Vice-Premier Han Zheng meets high-level delegation of Macao Public Security Forces

Vice-Premier Han Zheng on Wednesday met with a high-level delegation of the Macao Special Administrative Region’s (MSAR) Public Security Forces led by Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak.

17 Sep, 2020

Man charged with child sex abuse

A security guard was arrested on Sunday for the sexual abuse of a 9-year-old girl more than 10 times on multiple occasions.

17 Sep, 2020

Student crashes ex-girlfriend’s car, attacks her

A male university student was arrested early Monday for various suspected crimes, namely driving under the influence (DUI), dangerous driving for crashing into his ex-girlfriend’s car, causing property damage through violent means and causing grievous bodily harm.

17 Sep, 2020