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Good Shepherd Center continue to fight human trafficking

Sister Juliana Devoy, missionary and director of the Good Shepherd Center  in Macau ask the government Wednesday to set up an international community that allows victims of human trafficking to have a recovery period of two to three months.

16 Oct, 2018

#Social Affairs

Police to handle financial intelligence from today

The Financial Intelligence Office (GIF) will be overseen by the government’s public security portfolio from today, according to an executive order signed by Chief Executive Chui Sai On that was published in the Official Gazette (BO).

16 Oct, 2018

#Politics

Student association sets up sex crime concern group

The General Association of Chinese Students of Macau announced Monday that it has set up a sex crime concern group, urging the government to toughen punishment for such crimes.

16 Oct, 2018

#Social Affairs

Financial Intelligence Office to move to security portfolio

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak confirmed at the weekend that the Financial Intelligence Office (GIF) will come under his portfolio.

15 Oct, 2018

#Politics

HKM Office chief urges local youth to grasp GBA opportunities

Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the State Council Director Zhang Xiaoming said at the weekend that enhancing the well-being of the people in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA), particularly in terms of creating more opportunities for young people, is one of the intentions of the city cluster initiative.

15 Oct, 2018

#Economy

Macau’s inward direct investment decreases last year

The inward direct investment flows to Macau decreased by 79.9 percent year-on-year to 3.01 billion patacas (about US$373.3 million) in 2017, Macau’s statistics and census service said.

14 Oct, 2018

#Economy

Macau government convenes first meeting of national security commission

The government announced that Chief Executive  Chui Sai On has convened the first meeting of the newly established Commission on the Defence of National Security of the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR), during which he called for improvements in the city’s legal system concerning the protection of national security.

12 Oct, 2018

#Politics

Govt rejects ‘baseless” US Congress report

The Macau government yesterday said in a strongly worded statement Thursday that the 2018 Annual Report by the US Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) contains “groundless and baseless claims” and makes “inappropriate” comments about Macau’s internal affairs.

12 Oct, 2018

#Politics

11th imported dengue case confirmed: govt

The Health Bureau (SSM) said in a statement Thursday that it has recorded the 11th imported case of dengue fever this year.

12 Oct, 2018

#Social Affairs

Chinese Vice-PM Han urges Macau lawmakers to respect executive-led system and safeguard national security

Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng urged Macau lawmakers to respect the existing executive-led system of Macau – when carrying out their legislative tasks – by ensuring that the executive authorities and the legislature always complement and provide checks and balances to each other.

11 Oct, 2018

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Macau passport holders granted visa-free access to Myanmar

Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) passport holders have been granted visa-free access to Myanmar, the Identification Service Bureau said in a statement Wednesday.

11 Oct, 2018

#Tourism

IMF revises forecast for Macau’s economic growth in 2018 down to 6.3%

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised its forecast for Macau's economic growth downwards to 6.3%, according to the Fall World Economic Outlook, published recently.

10 Oct, 2018

#Economy

Anima chief says possible litigation won’t stop greyhound adoptions

The around 500 greyhounds remaining in their original Canidrome kennels can still be adopted, irrespective of possible legal action by the government against Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co. Ltd., Anima President Albano Martins said Thursday.

10 Oct, 2018

#Social Affairs

29 of 33 Macau lawmakers visit Beijing and Tianjin

A total of 29 members of the Macau Legislative Assembly (AL) went to Beijing Thursday for a four-day visit to the national capital and the nearby municipality of Tianjin, with the aim of better understanding the ongoing social and economic development of the mainland, at the invitation of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the State Council.

10 Oct, 2018

#Politics

2,309 eateries generate 11.2 billion patacas in 2017

Macau’s 2,309 eateries generated 11.2 billion patacas in receipts last year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced.

10 Oct, 2018

#Tourism

Macau becoming ‘preferred destination’: Pansy Ho

Macau has developed itself with the “right infrastructure” and is becoming a “preferred destination” for visitors, Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF) Secretary-General and Vice Chairwoman Pansy Ho Chiu King said during a GTEF press conference at MGM Cotai Monday .

9 Oct, 2018

#Tourism

Macau government mulls stronger support to young start-uppers: Chui

Chief Executive Chui Sai On said Monday that his government will study how to provide stronger support to young business start-uppers.

9 Oct, 2018

#Business

Macau government nixes plan to house greyhounds next to old people’s home

About 500 greyhounds will stay for the time being in their kennels at the former racetrack in Fai Chi Kei as a provisional facility that Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome has controversially set up to house the dogs right next to a retirement home in Coloane has been rejected by the government for failing to meet the necessary criteria.

8 Oct, 2018

#Social Affairs

Lawmaker urges govt to introduce adaptive traffic signals

The local government should introduce an adaptive traffic control system (ATCS) – a traffic management strategy in which traffic signal timing changes based on actual traffic demand - in order to tackle the city’s chronic traffic congestion, lawmaker Leong Sun Iok said Sunday.

8 Oct, 2018

#Social Affairs

Ambrose So: Grand Lisboa Palace to open in H2 2019

SJM CEO Ambrose So Shu Fai said Thursday that Grand Lisboa Palace in Cotai would open in the second half of next year, which would add vitality to the tourism offerings in the Greater Bay Area (GBA).

5 Oct, 2018

#Social Affairs