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baby found in rubbish pile Macau

Parents of baby found in rubbish pile arrested

The Judiciary Police (PJ) have identified the parents of a newborn baby boy found near a trash collection point located at the junction of Avenida do Dr Francisco Vieira Machado with Travessa 1º de Maio on Areia Preta.

28 Apr, 2017

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Labour Day tourists

Macau Tourism Office expects crowds on Labor Day

The Macao Government Tourism Office released a statement informing the public about their preparations for the upcoming Labor Day holidays, which will take place from April 29 to May 1. The Labor Day holidays are expected to bring many visitors from mainland China to Macau.

28 Apr, 2017

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unemployment

Jobless rate stays unchanged at 2 percent

Macau’s general unemployment rate in the first quarter of the year stood at 2 percent and the median earnings of employed residents amounted to 19,000 patacas a month, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Thursday. The jobless rate remained unchanged from the previous employment survey (December 2016-February 2017). According to the DSEC statement, … Continue reading "Jobless rate stays unchanged at 2 percent"

28 Apr, 2017

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Alexis Tam

Former and current culture chiefs face disciplinary action

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng said on Thursday that the government has decided that the former and current chiefs of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) will have to subject themselves to disciplinary proceedings – including ex-president Guilherme Ung Vai Meng. Tam made the remarks while speaking to reporters after attending … Continue reading "Former and current culture chiefs face disciplinary action"

28 Apr, 2017

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Sands China Macau net revenues

Sands China Ltd. net revenue increases by 15.3 percent in 2017 1Q

Sands China Ltd.'s (SCL) total net revenues increased 15.3 percent to US$ 1.88 billion in the first quarter of 2017, compared to US$ 1.63 billion in the first quarter of 2016.

27 Apr, 2017

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baby found in rubbish pile Macau

Newborn boy found inside backpack in rubbish pile

A newborn Asian boy was discovered inside a zipped blue backpack amid a pile of rubbish in Areia Preta district early Wednesday morning.

27 Apr, 2017

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TAIPA FERRY TERMINAL

Taipa ferry terminal finally to open by July

Marine and Water Bureau (DSAMA) Director Susanna Wong Soi Man said she expected the Pac On Ferry Terminal in Taipa to be finally operational by the end of this quarter.

26 Apr, 2017

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Rui Cunha SJM

SJM says Rui Cunha to exit board

Hong Kong-listed Gaming Operator SJM Holdings has announced that Rui Cunha, one of the longest-serving advisors to casino mogul Stanley Ho Hung Sun, will not seek re-election at its upcoming annual general meeting as one of the company’s executive directors.

26 Apr, 2017

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Nacky Kuan

Seac Pai Van water treatment plant to start this year

Macao Water Executive Director Nacky Kuan Sio Peng said she expected that the construction of the Seac Pai Van water treatment plan in Coloane to get off the ground within this year, adding that the facility was slated to be operational in 2019.

26 Apr, 2017

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82 irregularly recruited staff will be terminated by IC

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) will terminate employment contracts with 82 of its irregularly recruited staff, as stated in a report released by the Commission Against Corruption.

25 Apr, 2017

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Visitors rise 5.7 percent to 2.5 million in March

Macau recorded 2.5 million visitor arrivals last month, averaging 80,684 a day, a year-on-year increase of 5.7 percent announced the Statistics and Census.Bureau

25 Apr, 2017

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Macau legionnaires’ disease

Sands co-operates with govt on legionnaires’ disease

Three Hong Kong men who caught the potentially fatal disease were found to have stayed at The Parisian separately between December and early this month.

24 Apr, 2017

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Chui Sai On pledges new public housing application round

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On has told the legislature that he expects the government to launch a new application round for public housing flats during his last term that ends in December 2019.   Chui made the remarks during a Q&A session in the legislature’s hemicycle on Friday.   Chui attended the session to … Continue reading "Chui Sai On pledges new public housing application round"

24 Apr, 2017

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Macau's inflation in March

Macau’s inflation up 0.72% in March

Year-on-year inflation in March increased by 0.72%, higher than in February (+0.37%) mainly due to an increase in the prices of meals outside the home, school fees and gasoline, according to the Statistics and Census Bureau.

22 Apr, 2017

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Macau veterinarian clinics

Vet bill won’t ban surgery in Macau veterinary clinics

The Animal Disease Prevention and Veterinarian Bill will not ban pet clinics from performing operations, but will not allow hospitalisations unless there is at least one vet standing by at the facility 24 hours a day.

21 Apr, 2017

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Macau gaming revenue expected to grow 12% in 2017

Fitch Ratings projects 12% gaming revenue growth in Macau for 2017 with equal contributions from the mass market and VIP segments.

20 Apr, 2017

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Macau’s air quality

Air quality slightly worsens

Macau’s air quality slightly worsened last year: fewer days when air quality was “good” were recorded at a number of monitoring stations across the city last year.

19 Apr, 2017

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Hong Kong lawmaker Kenneth Leung denied entry to Macau

Hong Kong lawmaker Kenneth Leung denied entry to Macau

Leung, who was planning a holiday with his family in Macau was unconvinced by the reason offered by immigration officers that he would be a threat to the city’s internal security.

18 Apr, 2017

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Light Rail Transit System funding

Commentator urges government to say how it will fund LRT operation

The government should finally come up with a proposal for how it plans to fund the operation of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) system, bearing in mind that there are only two years left before the system is slated to start operating in 2019 said Ron Lam head of Macau Synergy Association.

18 Apr, 2017

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Macau Wechat gambling

Police arrest Chinese group involved in illegal WeChat betting scheme

The Judiciary Police arrested seven mainlanders for their alleged involvement in an illegal WeChat gambling operation last week.

18 Apr, 2017

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