News

95% of residents support tourist tax: MGTO survey

Findings of MGTO survey on the possible implementation of a tourist tax shows 95% of local residents support such a tax, while 80% of those in the tourism sector oppose it.

10 Jan, 2020

Temperature measuring equipment ready at all local border posts

The government said in a statement last night that it has installed temperature measuring equipment at all local border checkpoints and also reinforced its sanitary inspection measures at the local airport, in particular for flights arriving from Wuhan.

9 Jan, 2020

CTM, Angola Cables ink deal, expanding business opportunities

Local telecom operator CTM and Angola Cables have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will enhance digital business opportunities between Macau, mainland China and Portuguese-speaking countries.

9 Jan, 2020

Macau-Zhuhai police,
customs bust people-
smuggling speedboat gang

A people-smuggling gang which helped mainlanders enter and leave Macau illegally on speedboats have been busted.

9 Jan, 2020

All LRT incidents to be reported by operator but ‘serious chaos’ also to be reported by fire services: Wong

All incidents related to the operation of the Light Rapid Transit (LRT) will be “uniformly” reported to the media by the government-owned LRT operator from now on.

8 Jan, 2020

Retired fireman delivers baby girl in street

A retired fireman delivered a baby girl when the mother went into labour in Toi San district on Tuesday morning.

8 Jan, 2020

Prosecutors say insufficient evidence in senior cop’s ‘unreasonable’ absence from work

A senior Public Security Police officer was accused by the Commission Against Corruption of unreasonable ground for absence from work many times between 2010 and 2014, but the Public Prosecution Office decided to close the case due to insufficient evidence.

8 Jan, 2020

Government says steps in place to respond to ‘Wuhan virus’

The local government has taken multiple steps to monitor developments and respond locally to reports of a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan.

7 Jan, 2020

6 Europe-bound Iranians nabbed with fake passports at local airport

Six Iranians were arrested at the weekend for entering Macau with fake passports with the intention of flying onward to Europe to find jobs and a better life there.

7 Jan, 2020

UM-developed Cantonese-Putonghua translation system now available

The University of Macau said on Monday that it has achieved “yet another breakthrough in machine translation.”

7 Jan, 2020

Macau raises infectious disease alert level over Wuhan virus

The local government raised its infectious disease alert level to 3, which denotes a “serious” situation.

6 Jan, 2020

Offences by cabbies drop 48.2% in 2019: police

The number of regulatory breaches by taxi drivers recorded last year decreased by 48.2% from the previous year.

6 Jan, 2020

Vietnamese worker, 20, dies in 
Friendship Bridge traffic accident

A 20-year-old non-resident worker from Vietnam died on Sunday afternoon after being hit by a seven-seater people carrier on the Macau-Taipa Friendship Bridge when he was pushing his employer’s lorry which had broken down on the bridge.

6 Jan, 2020

Minibus rams casino shuttle bus on Friendship Bridge, both gutted in blaze

A minibus used as a tourist coach crashed into the back of a casino shuttle bus on the Macau-Taipa Friendship Bridge on Friday morning, resulting in a huge fire that gutted the two vehicles.

6 Jan, 2020

Visitors rise 10% to nearly 40 million last year: police

The Public Security Police (PSP) recorded over 39.4 million visitor arrivals last year, a new record, up 10% from 2018.

3 Jan, 2020

Airport logs record 9.6 million passengers in 2019

Macau International Airport handled a record 9.6 million passengers last year, a year-on-year increase of 16%.

3 Jan, 2020

Government beefs up health control measures at airport over Wuhan health scare

Health control measures, such as requiring air passengers arriving in Macau from Wuhan to fill in a form regarding their health condition, are in place at the local airport.

3 Jan, 2020

Casino revenue ends up with worst year since 2015

Macau’s gaming revenue in December slipped for the third straight month, marking the worst annual decline since 2015

3 Jan, 2020

Ho’s New Year’s message highlights Xi’s ‘strategic vision’

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng has highlighted President Xi Jinping’s “strategic vision” that he expressed in the “very important” speeches during his three-day working visit last month.

1 Jan, 2020

Liaison chief urges Macau to implement spirit of Xi’s anniversary visit speeches

Central People’s Government Liaison Office in Macau Director Fu Ziying called for Macau to “earnestly” implement the spirit of the important speeches made by President Xi Jinping during his three-day visit last month.

1 Jan, 2020