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Government to merge 2 education entities

The Higher Education Bureau (DSES) will be merged with the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) in February.

30 Oct, 2020

#Politics

MGTO-GGCT merger

The Tourism Crisis Management Office (GGCT) will be merged with the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO).

30 Oct, 2020

#Politics

Hotel guests fall 81% in Sept, occupancy rate dips to 16.7%

Some 212,000 guests checked into Macao’s 177 hotels and guesthouses in September, a year-on-year drop of 81%.

30 Oct, 2020

#Tourism

SJM, ‘severely impacted’ by COVID-19, says recovery has begun

Gaming operator SJM Holdings said on Thursday that while it has been “severely impacted” by the COVID-19 outbreak and Macao’s ongoing restrictions on entry from the mainland, Hong Kong and other places, as well as the curtailment of transportation channels and quarantine requirements, it has seen “the beginnings of recovery in visitation, hotel occupancy and visitor spending.”

30 Oct, 2020

#Gaming

36 credit card data scam gang members caught in Macao & Hong Kong

A total of 31 suspected members of a credit card data scam gang including 13 university students and two secondary school pupils were arrested in Macao this week.

30 Oct, 2020

#Crime

Mainlander cheated out of HK$1.1 million in abuse of trust scam

A gambler has been cheated out of HK$1.1 million by a mainlander who failed to bring the victim his money that he had asked the suspect to take from the victim’s VIP room account.

30 Oct, 2020

#Crime

Sheng Kung Hui to provide citywide speech therapy service on bus

The Sheng Kung Hui Macao Social Services Coordination Office on Thursday launched a special bus taking its speech therapy team around the city to provide parents in different districts easy access to information on child and language development and its consultation service.

30 Oct, 2020

#Social Affairs

Hac Sa Beach Park BBQ site to be available on first-come-first-served basis

The Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) announced on Thursday that 50 barbecue pits at its barbecue site in Hac Sa Beach Park will be available for users on a first-come-first-served basis from Saturday, which means that they will not have to make an appointment.

30 Oct, 2020

#Social Affairs

Local choir uncovers Fr Guilherme Schmid music compositions

A local Catholic choir, Perosi Choir, uncovered two lost Mass compositions written by Father Guilherme Schmid S.S. when he was in Macao in the 1950s.

30 Oct, 2020

#Culture

Under-utilised HZMB finds it difficult bridging the gap

The world's longest sea-crossing in southern China is set to celebrate its second anniversary on Saturday with less than one-tenth of the expected traffic flow.

29 Oct, 2020

#Social Affairs

Government lifts quarantine for arrivals from Qingdao, but their Health Code stays yellow

The local government will lift its 14-day quarantine requirement for arrivals from Qingdao from noon today as no local COVID-19 case has been reported in the port city for over 14 days ago.

29 Oct, 2020

#Social Affairs

Hotel occupancy reaches 40%

Local hotels’ occupancy rate has reached 40% even after the end of the mainland’s Golden Week holiday on 8 October.

29 Oct, 2020

#Tourism

International Travel (Industry) Expo

The 8th Macao International Travel (Industry) Expo (MITE) will be held at the Venetian’s Cotai Expo from 6-8 November.

29 Oct, 2020

#Tourism

São Lourenço Health Centre to be replaced by Ha Van Health Centre

The São Lourenço Health Centre will stop operating and be replaced by the Praia do Manduco Health Centre, which will come into service next Tuesday.

29 Oct, 2020

#Social Affairs

UM team develops new ‘lab-on-a-chip’

A research team of the University of Macau’s (UM) Institute of Microelectronics has developed a new on-chip sample delivery technology.

29 Oct, 2020

#Social Affairs

Macao Museum displays postcards to remember the past

A postcard exhibition entitled “Memory of the Past” organised by the Macao Museum is being held at the museum’s gallery.

29 Oct, 2020

#Culture

9 women cheated out of MOP 240,000 in designer handbags scam

A local man was arrested on Tuesday for cheating at least nine women out of over MOP 240,000 in a handbag purchase scam to pay off his gambling debts.

29 Oct, 2020

#Crime

Man arrested for broken TV scam

A man was arrested for scamming other’s money by reselling a broken television.

29 Oct, 2020

#Crime

Billionaire Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands mulls US$6 billion sale of US casinos to focus on Macao, Singapore markets

Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands is exploring the sale of its casinos in Las Vegas in a move that would mark the mogul’s exit – for now – from the US gambling industry, according to South China Morning Post (SCMP).

28 Oct, 2020

#Economy

Young adults ‘moderately’ stressed by COVID-19 pandemic

The findings of a recent survey conducted by the Macau Jiangmen Youths Association show that Macao’s young adults are “moderately” stressed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

28 Oct, 2020

#Social Affairs