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Unlawful detention and loansharking cases in Macau double in Q1

Criminal cases of unlawful detention and loansharking surged significantly year-on-year in the first quarter of this year, as well as cases of arson, document forgery, and “crimes jeopardizing the territory.” The Secretary for Security, Wong Sio Chak, revealed the police’s latest crime statistics on Thursday, indicating that the number of criminal cases recorded in the … Continue reading "Unlawful detention and loansharking cases in Macau double in Q1"

22 May, 2015

Wong hints at more CCTV cameras to boost security

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak maintained on Wednesday that the installation of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras is meant to boost public security and to help the police solve crimes, adding that the installation of the public surveillance cameras follows the guidelines laid out by the Personal Data Protection Office (GPDP). He also indicated that … Continue reading "Wong hints at more CCTV cameras to boost security"

21 May, 2015

200 new taxi licence bids to be announced next month

The Transport Bureau (DSAT) will hold a public session on June 23 to announce the successful bidders for 200 new taxi licences, according a statement from the bureau on Wednesday. The bureau also said in the statement that 230 taxi licences will expire later this year or next year. The 200 new taxi licences will … Continue reading "200 new taxi licence bids to be announced next month"

21 May, 2015

Macau becomes the ninth-most competitive city nationwide

Macau has climbed one place to become the ninth-most competitive city out of a total of 294 Chinese cities in the rankings resulting from the latest research carried out by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Despite ranking the city first in terms of comprehensive efficient competitiveness, the report also suggested that the gaming-based economy … Continue reading "Macau becomes the ninth-most competitive city nationwide"

20 May, 2015

Audits slams Taipa Central Park´s poor project management

The Audit Commission (CA) said in a report on Monday that the Lands, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT) had failed to liaise with other bureaus while overseeing the Taipa Central Park construction project, resulting in repeated delays, frequent design changes and additional construction so that the project’s total cost increased by 11.1 percent, or … Continue reading "Audits slams Taipa Central Park´s poor project management"

19 May, 2015

Macau hotel sector enters adjustment period

The head of the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) said on Monday that the hospitality industry is entering an “adjustment period” during which it should be easier to reserve guestrooms and hotel operators could be expected to carry out more promotions to attract guests from various regions and countries. MGTO Director Maria Helena de Senna … Continue reading "Macau hotel sector enters adjustment period"

19 May, 2015

Lawmakers pass External Trade amendment bill

Lawmakers overwhelmingly passed the outline of the governments External Trade amendment bill on Monday. The bill will now by reviewed by a standing committee before it will return to another plenary session for an article-by-article vote. Secretary for Economy and Finance Lionel Leong Vai Tac said the objective of the bill was for the benefit … Continue reading "Lawmakers pass External Trade amendment bill"

19 May, 2015

25,000 more guestrooms in Macau under construction or assessment

Approximately 25,000 guestrooms in 43 hotels are set to open in the next few years, the Lands, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT) has announced. According to a DSSOPT statement on Friday, 18 hotels are already under construction while 25 hotel projects are still under assessment for official approval by the bureau. While the 18 … Continue reading "25,000 more guestrooms in Macau under construction or assessment"

18 May, 2015

Macau Expecting Increase in Indian Tourists in 2015

Macau is expecting over 4.8 percent growth in tourist arrivals from India this year, betting big on its unique blend of museums, cuisines, shopping malls and casinos to lure a record number of Indians to the ‘Las Vegas of the East’, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported on Sunday. “In 2014, the visitor arrivals … Continue reading "Macau Expecting Increase in Indian Tourists in 2015"

18 May, 2015

Rosario apologises for LRT delays and uncertain budget

Secretary for Transport and Public Works Raimundo Arrais do Rosario repeatedly apologised Thursday for the delays and budget woes afflicting the government’s light rail transit (LRT) system. “Since it’s impossible to justify the unjustifiable, I can only offer my sincere apologies to the population,” the policy secretary told lawmakers. Rosario made the formal apology during … Continue reading "Rosario apologises for LRT delays and uncertain budget"

17 May, 2015

Regulator says ‘near crash’ claim likely related to flight diverted to HK

The Macau Civil Aviation Authority (AACM) said in an email to the Macau Post Daily on Thursday that the pilot of an Air Macau flight from Taipei to Macau made two attempts to land the plane at the local airport on March 3, but was unsuccessful and was diverted to Hong Kong. The aviation regulator … Continue reading "Regulator says ‘near crash’ claim likely related to flight diverted to HK"

15 May, 2015

Macau women’s association calls for new family law

The Macau Women’s General Association Thursday urged the government to improve its legal framework on family policies by introducing family-friendly measures including flexible working hours, a five-day working week and paid paternity leave. Representatives of the association including its president Lam Un Mui and vice-president Wong Kit Cheng hosted a press conference at the association’s … Continue reading "Macau women’s association calls for new family law"

15 May, 2015

Angolan-born Macau resident to compete in Asian Formula Renault Challenge

Macau, China, 15 May – Luis Sa Silva, Angolan-born Macau resident, is going to race for the Asia Racing Team in the Asian Formula Renault (AFR), officials from the team announced. The Formula Renault 2.0 race starts on the weekend of 23 and 24 May with two races on the Shanghai circuit in China. The … Continue reading "Angolan-born Macau resident to compete in Asian Formula Renault Challenge"

15 May, 2015

Macau declares Sept 3 holiday to mark Japan’s surrender

The local government said Wednesday that September 3 will be a public holiday to mark Japan’s surrender in World War II, following a decision by the central government to declare a holiday in the mainland to celebrate the nation’s anti-fascist victory. The State Council in Beijing announced Wednesday morning that it made the 70th anniversary … Continue reading "Macau declares Sept 3 holiday to mark Japan’s surrender"

14 May, 2015

Macau hotels ranked most expensive in the Asia-Pacific region

Macau hotels have been ranked the most expensive in the Asia-Pacific region, with the most expensive average hotel room rate reaching MOP1,609, according to the HRS Hotel Price Radar. Between January and March, the average price of Macau hotels increased by 64 percent year-on-year, recording one of the sharpest increases among the Asia-Pacific destinations, according … Continue reading "Macau hotels ranked most expensive in the Asia-Pacific region"

14 May, 2015

Macau total smoking ban means no more casino smoking lounges

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chong Weng said Tuesday there would be no more smoking lounges in local casinos once a blanked smoking ban is implemented in the gaming industry. The policy secretary attended a Q&A session in the legislature’s hemicycle where legislators raised questions about the government’s plan to impose a … Continue reading "Macau total smoking ban means no more casino smoking lounges"

13 May, 2015

Macau’s growing population

The Macau Statistics and Census Service’s demographics report released Tuesday indicate that there were 1,711 births delivered in the first quarter of 2015, a decrease of 375 or 18 pct quarter-to-quarter. Mortalities totalled 536, an increase of 49 quarter-to-quarter; the top three underlying causes of death were neoplasms (184), circulatory system diseases (139) and respiratory … Continue reading "Macau’s growing population"

13 May, 2015

Macau & HK customs crack pirate TV syndicate

Macau and Hong Kong customs officers jointly smashed a cross-border syndicate which used an online forum to distribute pirated programmes from TVB and other Hong Kong TV channels illegally. In Macau a local man suspected of being a member of the syndicate was arrested on Monday. In Hong Kong, two men were arrested on Monday … Continue reading "Macau & HK customs crack pirate TV syndicate"

13 May, 2015

Macau LRT’s numerous contractors causing difficulties

The fact that the construction of the Taipa section of the light rail transit (LRT) involves “so many” contractors is one of the “big difficulties” that the government-run project is facing, Transport and Public Works Secretary Raimundo do Rosario admitted Monday. The policy secretary made the frank remark during a Q&A session in the legislature’s … Continue reading "Macau LRT’s numerous contractors causing difficulties"

12 May, 2015

Macau’s development keeps ‘positive trend’: Chui

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On says in his first ever audio message, which was released on his official website on Sunday, that Macau’s overall development maintains a “positive trend”. However, he urged citizens to be aware of any challenges that may lie ahead. Chui also says in the audio message, whose release coincided with … Continue reading "Macau’s development keeps ‘positive trend’: Chui"

11 May, 2015