Macau labor protesters questioned by police

The dispute between workers and the casinos in Macau is heating up with union leaders now claiming intimidation after being questioned by police and warned of possible charges as a result of their protests. Three labor leaders including Cloee Chao, the co- founder of the Macau Gaming Industry Frontline Workers’ union say the police questioned … Continue reading "Macau labor protesters questioned by police"

17 Sep, 2014

Do not buy Slim Perfect Legs: Health Bureau

The Macau Health Bureau (SSM) and Hong Kong’s Department of Health are urging the public not to buy or consume a slimming product called Slim Perfect Legs, as it contains an undeclared and banned ingredient that poses serious health risks. According to a statement by the Hong Kong Department of Health on Monday, a woman … Continue reading "Do not buy Slim Perfect Legs: Health Bureau"

17 Sep, 2014

T8 signal lowered as Typhoon Kalmaegi makes landfall in China

Macau woke this morning to the first T8 signal of the year, which closed schools, government departments, suspended ferries to Hong Kong and led to dozens of flight cancellations. Gusts of up to 133km/h were recorded overnight as Typhoon Kalmaegi barrelled past on its way towards Guangdong and Hainan Island. Hundreds of passengers where stranded … Continue reading "T8 signal lowered as Typhoon Kalmaegi makes landfall in China"

16 Sep, 2014

Casino growth prospects soften

The Fitch Ratings agency downgraded its annual growth forecast for Macau’s casino sector from 10% to 4% for this year due to a weakening in the VIP segment according to a statement on its website on Friday. Whilst the agency still expects to see strong growth in the mass market and slot machines, up 15 … Continue reading "Casino growth prospects soften"

15 Sep, 2014

Macau Declaration stresses diversity in tourism co-op

The 8th APEC Tourism Ministerial Meeting, which was held in Macau on Saturday, ended with the Macau Declaration which recognises “the significant differences among APEC member economies in economic development, culture and history.” The Macau Declaration on Building a New Future for Asia-Pacific Tourism Co-operation and Development also stressed “that diversity and flexibility should be … Continue reading "Macau Declaration stresses diversity in tourism co-op"

15 Sep, 2014

Wang praises Ho for laying foundation of Macau’s development

Vice Premier Wang Yang expressed his gratitude on Saturday to Edmund Ho Hau Wah, vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), for his work on laying the foundation of Macau’s development while serving as the city’s chief executive (CE) between 1999 and 2009. Wang also congratulated Chief Executive Fernando … Continue reading "Wang praises Ho for laying foundation of Macau’s development"

15 Sep, 2014

Macao Declaration issued as 8th APEC Tourism Ministerial Meeting concludes

The 8th APEC Tourism Ministerial Meeting (TMM8) wrapped up in Macau on Saturday after issuing a declaration which covered measures that ensure the Asia-Pacific travel and leisure industry keeps pace with changing consumer trends and advances in technology. At the one-day meeting, 152 attendees from 21 APEC member economies and international tourism organizations, discussed five … Continue reading "Macao Declaration issued as 8th APEC Tourism Ministerial Meeting concludes"

15 Sep, 2014

Vice-premier to attend APEC tourism meeting

Vice Premier Wang Yang will attend the 8th APEC Tourism Ministerial Meeting (TMM8) which will be held in Macau today and tomorrow, according to a statement by the Chief Executive Office . The office said that Wang will attend a welcoming dinner hosted by the local government tonight. He will also attend the opening ceremony … Continue reading "Vice-premier to attend APEC tourism meeting"

12 Sep, 2014

Foreign Ministry of China to host diplomatic knowledge contest in Macau

Local pupils from 28 secondary schools will take part in a competition that will test their knowledge on international diplomacy late this month. The competition includes the nation’s diplomatic affairs and its relationship with the rest of the world. The contest aims to encourage local pupils to learn more about their own country and to … Continue reading "Foreign Ministry of China to host diplomatic knowledge contest in Macau"

12 Sep, 2014

Taiwan’s top rep calls for better information exchange

Taiwan top representative in Macau Lu Chang-shui said Wednesday that the local and Taiwan governments should improve the exchange of information about suspected problem foods. Lu also suggested that both government should work together to set up a mechanism which would make it  compulsory for either side to inform each other of any possibly tainted … Continue reading "Taiwan’s top rep calls for better information exchange"

11 Sep, 2014

Scholar urges govt to improve governance

Macau Polytechnic Institute (IPM) Professor Ieong Wan Chong said Wednesday there was still “much room” for the government to improve its governance, particularly in moving towards science-based public administration. Ieong, a local expert on the “One Country, Two Systems” principle who is also a former local deputy to the National People Congress (NPC), made the … Continue reading "Scholar urges govt to improve governance"

11 Sep, 2014

Travel pass for HK and Macau goes digital

The Exit-Entry Permit for travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macau will go digital nationwide starting on Monday, according to a statement from the Ministry of Public Security of China. The electronic pass that allows mainland Chinese to travel to the two special administrative regions has successfully been piloted in south China’s Guangdong Province, … Continue reading "Travel pass for HK and Macau goes digital"

11 Sep, 2014

Bread made with ‘gutter oil’ supplied to hospital: govt

The Macau government’s top health official revealed Monday that bread made with “gutter oil” imported from Taiwan was delivered to the city’s public hospital and tourism college every day. The Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) and the Health Bureau (SSM) announced at a joint press conference that Hang Fong Food Factory Ltd, one of … Continue reading "Bread made with ‘gutter oil’ supplied to hospital: govt"

10 Sep, 2014

Top court endorses CE election result

The Court of Final Appeal (TUI) announced Monday that it has recognised the final result of the chief executive (CE) election held on August 31, with sole candidate Fernando Chui Sai On being re-elected. The announcement, which was published in the Official Gazette (BO), said that since nobody had contested the result, the court acknowledged … Continue reading "Top court endorses CE election result"

10 Sep, 2014

Senior Macau officials probed for ‘abuse of power’

Macau, China, 14 Sept – Three senior officials  of the Administration of Macau, two of whom Portuguese, risk dismissal or compulsory retirement  for allegedly having committed acts of abuse of power in the course of their employment at the  Finance Service Bureau, according to a report by the Macau bureau of Portuguese news agency Lusa. … Continue reading "Senior Macau officials probed for ‘abuse of power’"

9 Sep, 2014

Budget for Melco Studio City film to hit US$70 mln

The budget for Melco Crown International’s film to advertise its new Studio City resort complex on Cotai, in Macau,is totals US$70 million, with the three Hollywood actors involved each earning US$13 million, the New York Post reported, citing sources. The short film, which will be launched to coincide with the casino opening, was directed by … Continue reading "Budget for Melco Studio City film to hit US$70 mln"

8 Sep, 2014

Taiwan’s ‘gutter oil’ scandal reaches Macau

The Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) disclosed Sunday  that 21 local retail and wholesale bakeries have been affected by Taiwan’s “gutter oil” scandal, with Kam Kei Pastry identified by the bureau as the latest victim. Fong Kei Pastry, a well-known shop located in Rua da Cunha in Taipa, and Padaria da Guia have also … Continue reading "Taiwan’s ‘gutter oil’ scandal reaches Macau"

8 Sep, 2014

APEC meeting golden opportunity to promote Macao to the world says Alexis Tam

The APEC Tourism meeting in September is a golden opportunity to promote Macao’s image in the world and one of the most important events to mark its 15th anniversary as a Special Administrative Region (SAR). That is the judgement of Alexis Tam Chon Weng, the Chief of the Office of the Chief Executive, spokesman of … Continue reading "APEC meeting golden opportunity to promote Macao to the world says Alexis Tam"

5 Sep, 2014

Govt warns drone operators not to breach personal data rules

The Personal Data Protection Office (GPDP) Thursday urged the operators of drones for aerial filming and photography to ensure that they do not violate the Personal Data Protection Law. The office said in a statement that while drones may contribute to socio-economic development, they also pose a challenge to citizens’ privacy since there are able … Continue reading "Govt warns drone operators not to breach personal data rules"

5 Sep, 2014

Govt pledges consultation on setback regulation

Secretary for Transport and Public Works Lau Si Io pledged Thursday that the government will listen to public opinion when the process of amending the city’s three-decade-old setback regulation begins, which he indicated would happen sometime next year. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a regular meeting of the Science and Technology Committee at … Continue reading "Govt pledges consultation on setback regulation"

5 Sep, 2014