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Fifth International Film Festival & Awards‧Macao 2020 to be held Dec 3–8

The International Film Festival & Awards‧Macao (IFFAM) Organizing Committee announced today that the dates for its fifth annual event have been set for December 3–8.

5 Jun, 2020

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IAM to launch ‘Chunambeiro Garden’ optimisation project

Chunambeiro Garden in Sai Van will be temporarily closed from Monday until October as it will undergo an optimisation project.

5 Jun, 2020

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IPM launches online summer training courses for Portuguese-language teachers

The Centre for Portuguese Studies (CPCLP) of the Macao Polytechnic Institute (IPM) has been providing summer training courses for Portuguese-language teachers of higher education institutions in the mainland to meet the high demand of Portuguese-language learning there over the years, IPM said in a statement on Thursday.

5 Jun, 2020

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Hospitals’ inpatients rise 3.9% to 62,000 last year

Macao’s five hospitals provided a total of 1,628 in-patient beds last year, up by 24 year-on-year, while their number of inpatients rose 3.9% to 62,000, with the average hospital stay up by 0.2 days to 7.4 days.

5 Jun, 2020

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Government to turn 5 idle plots of land in northern district into leisure space

Five plots of idle land in Fai Chi Kei and Areia Preta areas will be transformed into leisure spaces, the Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) said in a statement on Thursday.

5 Jun, 2020

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Police officers patrol the city’s main square

Police officers patrol the city’s main square, Largo do Senado, Thursday night to ensure that this year’s ban on the annual June 4 vigil in the area will be obeyed.

5 Jun, 2020

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Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao entry restrictions can only be lifted conditionally

Hong Kong and Macao haven't changed their aim of restoring travel among the three regions, but the Macao government can only announce gradual relaxation of current border entry curbs when “practicable” measures without increasing COVID-19 risk.

4 Jun, 2020

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UNESCO internship application extended to June 22

The annual internship application period for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has been extended to June 22.

4 Jun, 2020

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Ho meets top officials in Guangzhou to boost ties

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng met with the top officials of Guangdong province this week to exchange views on a wide range of topics, such as boosting Guangdong-Macao ties.

4 Jun, 2020

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Sands expects US$1.48 billion net proceeds from senior notes issue

Sands China said today it estimates that the net proceeds from the offering of senior notes will be about US$1.48 billion (MOP 11.8 billion) and that it intends to use the net proceeds for incremental liquidity and general corporate purposes.

3 Jun, 2020

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Hong Kong extended curbs as new COVID-19 cases emerge

The Hong Kong Health Secretary Sophia Chan announced Tuesday that the ban on foreign non-residents entering the city, that was due to expire on June 18, will be extended until September 18.

3 Jun, 2020

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Sands China vows to complete major project despite COVID-19

Sands China said in a statement this week it “believes it will be able to support its continuing operations, complete the major construction projects that are underway, and respond to the current COVID-19 pandemic challenges.”

3 Jun, 2020

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Macao Science Centre, abattoir, Urban Renewal Ltd lose money

The Macao Science Centre (MSC) incurred a loss of MOP 165 million last year, Mak Soi Kun, who heads the legislature’s Follow-up Committee for Public Finance Affairs, quoted its representatives as saying on Tuesday.

3 Jun, 2020

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Local suppliers union expects 50% rise in Brazilian frozen meat prices

Prices of frozen meat from Brazil could increase by 40–50% due to the novel coronavirus pandemic that has caused the shutdown of more than 10% of meat factories in Brazil.

3 Jun, 2020

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WTCR revised 2020 season does not include Macao race

The FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) has updated the calendar of races for the 2020 season on its website and it does not include Macao.

3 Jun, 2020

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Sands Chairman Adelson ‘saddened’ by passing of Dr. Stanley Ho

Sands Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sheldon G. Adelson and his wife Miriam have been saddened by the passing of Macao gaming magnate Dr. Stanley Ho Hung Sun last week.

2 Jun, 2020

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Ho Iat Seng underlines GBA development drive in meeting about ‘Two Sessions’

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng on Monday underlined the importance of Macao’s participation in the development of the Greater Bay Area (GBA), with special emphasis on development projects in Hengqin initially.

2 Jun, 2020

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Plans to pick up Macao residents from Hong Kong airport

The government provisionally plans that it will pick-up local residents studying overseas who arrive at Hong Kong’s airport and transport them back to Macao.

2 Jun, 2020

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Social service facilities to gradually reopen next week

Some of the city’s daycare centres for senior citizens and rehabilitation centres for different groups of users will reopen in phases from next Monday.

2 Jun, 2020

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18,000 P1 to P3 pupils return to school after COVID-19 break

Around 18,000 Primary 1 to 3 pupils from 59 schools returned to school on Monday.

2 Jun, 2020

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