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Macau government to launch mobile app for checking medical records

The Health Bureau (SSM) said Monday that it will launch a mobile application allowing residents to check their medical records stored by the public health sector.

11 Dec, 2018

#Social Affairs

Chief Executive to pay duty visit to Beijing

Chief Executive Chui Sai On will pay his annual duty visit to Beijing from Saturday to next Tuesday, the Macau Government Information Bureau (GCS) said in a statement Monday.

11 Dec, 2018

#Politics

Govt to fine Yat Yuen 50,000 patacas for each ‘abandoned’ greyhound: IACM chief

Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) has launched legal procedures to fine the operator of the former greyhound racetrack for its abandonment of some 500 greyhounds and that it plans to fine the company 50,000 patacas for each abandoned dog.

10 Dec, 2018

#Social Affairs

Third Macau int’l film-fest kicks off

The third Macau International Film Festival kicked off Saturday, with over 50 films from around the world to be shown in local cinemas.

10 Dec, 2018

#Culture

Macau inks deal in Beijing to strengthen its BRI role

The local government signed an agreement Thursday with the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) aimed at giving full play to Macau’s strengths in serving the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), and generating fresh competitive advantages for the city and its economy.

7 Dec, 2018

#Politics

Fringe Festival promises ‘Extra. Ordinary’ programme

This year’s Macau City Fringe Festival taking place from January 11 to 27 will bring an “Extra. Ordinary” themed programme that should lead its audience to “break through the restrictions and framework to rediscover the exceptional in everyday life”, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC), the event’s organiser, said in statement Thursday.

7 Dec, 2018

#Culture

Government invites bids for 4th bridge between Macau and Taipa

The government’s Infrastructure Development Office (GDI) published in the Official Gazette (BO) Wednesday an invitation to tender (ITT) for the design and construction of the fourth bridge between the peninsula and Taipa.

6 Dec, 2018

#Economy

Govt to study possible criminalisation of illegal inns: Chui

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said Wednesday that the Secretariat for Administration and Justice will study the possible criminalisation of the operation of illegal inns.

6 Dec, 2018

#Politics

Grand Prix Museum revamp to cost 830 million patacas: tourism chief

Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said in the legislature’s hemicycle Tuesday that the revised 830 million pataca budget – an increase of 176 percent from the initial budget – to revamp the Grand Prix Museum in Zape is due to the “most ideal” design of the project.

5 Dec, 2018

#Tourism

Secretary Tam backs criminalisation of illegal inns

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng said in the legislature’s hemicycle Tuesday that he agrees with the view raised in civil society that illegal inns should be criminalised – by amending the law on the illegal provision of accommodation services.

5 Dec, 2018

#Social Affairs

Macau government to draft bill on youth alcohol sales ban

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng said in the legislature’s hemicycle Monday that the government plans to draft legislation on the implementation of a statutory ban on the sale of alcoholic beverages to young people.

4 Dec, 2018

#Social Affairs

Four schools to be built at ex-Canidrome: Tam

The government has decided which four schools will relocate to the area earmarked for education facilities on the plot of land where the former greyhound racetrack is located, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng told lawmakers Monday.

4 Dec, 2018

#Social Affairs

Eco-bureau promotes reduction of plastic use

The Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA) has launched a campaign with a string of different activities to reduce the use of plastic, such as less consumption of plastic bottles and other disposable plastic products.

3 Dec, 2018

#Social Affairs

Hundreds sign petition against preservation of Bobo

A total of seven animal protection groups held a memorial service at Flora Garden on Saturday to commemorate Bobo, the city’s beloved Asiatic black bear that died on November 20.

3 Dec, 2018

#Social Affairs

Kenyan athletes won Macau Internacional Marathon

Elijah Kiprono Kemboi from Kenya  won today the Male 2018 Macau Marathon with 02:15:18.

2 Dec, 2018

#Sports

Macau gaming receipts rise to US$ 3.1 billion in November

Gross gaming revenue in Macau casinos rose 8.5 percent in November to 25 billion patacas (US$ 3.1 billion) from a year earlier, according to data released Saturday by the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ).

2 Dec, 2018

#Gaming

Police plan facial and vehicle number plate recognition for CCTVs

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak said in the legislature’s hemicycle Thursday that the government plans to introduce facial recognition and automatic number-plate recognition to the police forces’ closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera system next year.

30 Nov, 2018

#Politics

Mobile phone imports leap 179 pct last month

Macau’s mobile phone imports jumped 179 percent to 1.18 billion patacas last month, the Statistics and Census Bureau announced Thursday.

30 Nov, 2018

#Economy

Owner of THE 13 admits ‘significant’ doubt about future

Hong Kong-listed South Shore Holdings Limited, which owns THE 13 Hotel in Coloane, has admitted that “a material uncertainty exists that may cast significant doubt” on its “ability to continue as a going concern.”

29 Nov, 2018

#Tourism

Macau, mainland ink new air transport deal

The civil aviation authorities of mainland China and Macau signed an air transport deal in Beijing this week.

29 Nov, 2018

#Business