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Uber starts service in Macau but police says it’s illegal

Uber soft-launched its controversial service in Macau on Thursday, but the Public Security Police (PSP) and Transport Bureau (DSAT) said in a joint statement late last night that its service is illegal. The US company said in a statement, headlined “Uber arrives in Macau,” that it “offers Macau residents and visitors a new safe, reliable, … Continue reading "Uber starts service in Macau but police says it’s illegal"

23 Oct, 2015

Macau’s gaming revenue in October to be highest in four months, said Secretary Leong

The Secretary for Economy and Finance said Wednesday that gaming revenue during the National Day Golden Week has decreased by 20-percent compared to last year, according to Macau´s television (TDM). Lionel Leong Vai Tac expects, however, that October’s revenue will be the highest in four months. And as a result, the year-on-year decline will slow … Continue reading "Macau’s gaming revenue in October to be highest in four months, said Secretary Leong"

22 Oct, 2015

Government grants Macau Studio City 250 gaming tables a week before opening

Secretary for Economy and Finance Lionel Leong Vai Tac said Tuesday the government had approved 250 gaming tables for Melco Crown Entertainment’s (MCE) Studio City resort in Cotai. Leong made the announcement exactly one week before the casino-hotel property is slated to open. The policy secretary overseeing the gaming industry also said the government had … Continue reading "Government grants Macau Studio City 250 gaming tables a week before opening"

22 Oct, 2015

New Silk Road bring opportunities to Macau, said Durão Barroso

The New Silk Road will increase  the commercial ties between China and other parts of the world bringing many opportunities to Macau said former President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso, who received Tuesday an honorary professorship from Macau Polytech institute (IPM). “Tourism is a great opportunity for Macau, and globalisation can promote more … Continue reading "New Silk Road bring opportunities to Macau, said Durão Barroso"

22 Oct, 2015

New Silk Road bring opportunities to Macau, said Durão Barroso

The New Silk Road will increase the commercial ties between China and other parts of the world bringing many opportunities to Macau said former President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso, who received Tuesday an honorary professorship from Macau Polytech Institute (IPM). “Tourism is a great opportunity for Macau, and globalisation can promote more … Continue reading "New Silk Road bring opportunities to Macau, said Durão Barroso"

22 Oct, 2015

5,100 trade visitors expected on the 20th Macau International Trade and Investment Fair

Over 5,100 trade visitors from Macau and more than 50 regions and countries are expected to attend the four-day 20th Macau International Trade and Investment Fair (MIF), which will kick off on Thursday, Irene Va Kuan Lau, co-ordinator of the annual event’s organising committee, said on Tuesday. Lau, an executive director of the Macau Trade … Continue reading "5,100 trade visitors expected on the 20th Macau International Trade and Investment Fair"

20 Oct, 2015

Macau Chief Executive says latest HOS flats sale won’t be last in his term

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said on Monday he personally thought that the latest sale of subsidised home ownership scheme (HOS) flats will not be the last during his term, adding that he would tell Secretary for Transport and Public Works Raimundo do Rosario about Sunday protesters’ request to meet the policy secretary. Chui’s … Continue reading "Macau Chief Executive says latest HOS flats sale won’t be last in his term"

20 Oct, 2015

Macau Chief Executive says latest HOS flats sale won’t be last in his term

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said on Monday he personally thought that the latest sale of subsidised home ownership scheme (HOS) flats will not be the last during his term, adding that he would tell Secretary for Transport and Public Works Raimundo do Rosario about Sunday protesters’ request to meet the policy secretary. Chui’s … Continue reading "Macau Chief Executive says latest HOS flats sale won’t be last in his term"

20 Oct, 2015

Macau protesters demand 40,000 HOS units by end-2019

The newly founded Macau Community Development Initiative (MCDI) and the ad hoc HOS Concern Group held a protest march on Sunday urging the government to complete at least 40,000 subsidised home ownership scheme (HOS) flats by the end of 2019. The demonstrators also demanded the resumption of the government’s“points-based system” for the allocation of HOS flats … Continue reading "Macau protesters demand 40,000 HOS units by end-2019"

19 Oct, 2015

Taipa ferry pier ready in 2H of next year says Macau Government

The first phase of the 11-berth Pac On Ferry Terminal in Taipa will become operational within the second half of next year, Marine and Water Bureau (DSAMA) Director Susana Wong Soi Man said on Sunday. Speaking to the press on the sidelines of a public event in Fai Chi Kei, Wong said her bureau expected … Continue reading "Taipa ferry pier ready in 2H of next year says Macau Government"

19 Oct, 2015

Hend holds off Indian duo to take another Macau title

Australian Scott Hend came out top in his latest Macao Open Sunday shootout with Anirban Lahiri as he held off the Indian to win the Asian Tour title by three shots. Hend held a two-shot lead over Lahiri last year only to see the Indian overhaul him en route to the title but the 42-year-old … Continue reading "Hend holds off Indian duo to take another Macau title"

19 Oct, 2015

Taipa ferry pier ready in 2H of next year says Macau Government

The first phase of the 11-berth Pac On Ferry Terminal in Taipa will become operational within the second half of next year, Marine and Water Bureau (DSAMA) Director Susana Wong Soi Man said on Sunday. Speaking to the press on the sidelines of a public event in Fai Chi Kei, Wong said her bureau expected … Continue reading "Taipa ferry pier ready in 2H of next year says Macau Government"

19 Oct, 2015

Macau protesters demand 40,000 HOS units by end-2019

The newly founded Macau Community Development Initiative (MCDI) and the ad hoc HOS Concern Group held a protest march on Sunday urging the government to complete at least 40,000 subsidised home ownership scheme (HOS) flats by the end of 2019. The demonstrators also demanded the resumption of the government’s“points-based system” for the allocation of HOS … Continue reading "Macau protesters demand 40,000 HOS units by end-2019"

19 Oct, 2015

Macau package tour visitors drop during ‘Golden Week’

Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said on Thursday there had been a drop in visitors on package tours over the mainland’s National Day “Golden Week” holiday from October 1-7. Senna Fernandes made the remark on the sidelines of attending the opening of the Oktoberfest at MGM. The tourism chief … Continue reading "Macau package tour visitors drop during ‘Golden Week’"

16 Oct, 2015

The Parisian Macao’s Eiffel Tower Tops Out

The Parisian Macao resort reached one of its most significant milestones on Thursday. Marked with the symbolic act of capping the dome and lantern structure, the moment also signaled the beginning of the tenure of the appointed president and chief operating officer for Sands China Ltd, Wilfred Wong. Wong, who presided over the ceremony held … Continue reading "The Parisian Macao’s Eiffel Tower Tops Out"

16 Oct, 2015

Tam orders report on dumping patients’ records in street

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng said in a statement on Thursday that he had ordered the Health Bureau (SSM) to submit a detailed report within 30 days about the incorrect disposal of a number of patients’ records by the public Conde de Sao Januario Hospital Centre (CHCSJ). In a clear … Continue reading "Tam orders report on dumping patients’ records in street"

16 Oct, 2015

Macau tourist prices dip first time since 2002

Macau’s tourist price index (TPI) for the third quarter fell 2.72 percent year-on-year, the first drop since the third quarter of 2002, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Wednesday. A DSEC statement attributed the decrease to lower hotel rates and price of clothing. The statement said that the price indices of accommodation (-10.88 … Continue reading "Macau tourist prices dip first time since 2002"

15 Oct, 2015

A “Wall of Glass” between judges and civil society in Macau

Court of Final Appeal (TUI) President Sam Hou Fai said on Wednesday the Judiciary can only be judged by facts and the law, not “baseless” criticism. Sam made the remarks in a speech during Wednesday’s opening session of the 2015/2016 Judicial Year at the Macau Cultural Centre in Nape. Several associations representing local doctors’ interests … Continue reading "A “Wall of Glass” between judges and civil society in Macau"

15 Oct, 2015

Macau forum office chief quits for ‘family reasons’

Echo Chan Keng Hong told government broadcaster TDM on Wednesday that she had decided to resign from her post as co-ordinator of the Supporting Office to the Secretariat of China and Portuguese-speaking Countries Economic and Trade Co-operation Forum. Chan told TDM by telephone that she was quitting for “personal and family reasons”, adding that she … Continue reading "Macau forum office chief quits for ‘family reasons’"

15 Oct, 2015

Macau forum office chief quits for ‘family reasons’

Echo Chan Keng Hong told government broadcaster TDM on Wednesday that she had decided to resign from her post as co-ordinator of the Supporting Office to the Secretariat of China and Portuguese-speaking Countries Economic and Trade Co-operation Forum. Chan told TDM by telephone that she was quitting for “personal and family reasons”, adding that she … Continue reading "Macau forum office chief quits for ‘family reasons’"

15 Oct, 2015