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Govt mulls new residency scheme for ‘talents’ and S&T professionals: Leong

Secretary for Economy and Finance Lionel Leong Vai Tac said in the legislature’s hemicycle Tuesday that the government is studying the possibility of launching a new pilot scheme for the granting of residency to “talents” and science and technology (S&T) professionals from outside Macau, according to which such applicants would not need to secure a job from a local employer first before being approved to move to Macau.

28 Nov, 2018

#Economy

Group to gather signatures against turning Bobo into specimen

The government’s decision to turn Bobo, the city’s beloved Asian black bear who died last Tuesday, into a specimen for display has angered many locals, with the Abandoned Animals Protect Association of Macau (AAPAM) starting a petition for people to sign this Saturday at Bobo’s former enclosure in Flora Garden.

28 Nov, 2018

#Social Affairs

F3 horror crash survivor leaves Macau, appointed ‘Macau Tourism Goodwill Ambassador’

The German female racing car driver Sophia Flörsch, who survived a horror crash during the Formula 3 Grand Prix race of the 65th Macau Grand Prix on November 18, was discharged from hospital Monday and returned to her country late last night, the local authorities announced.

27 Nov, 2018

#Sports

Granting of gaming concessions by open tender: Leong

Secretary for Economy and FinanceLeong Vai Tac reaffirmed in the legislature’s hemicycle Monday that the government plans to launch an open tender process for the granting of future gaming concessions, in the run-up to the expiration of the city’s three gaming concessions and three sub-concessions.

27 Nov, 2018

#Gaming

Chui briefs top officials on Xi speech

Chief Executive Chui Sai On Monday briefed Macau’s most senior officials including his five policy secretaries on President Xi Jinping’s recent speech in Beijing on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the nation’s reform and opening-up.

27 Nov, 2018

#Politics

IACM says Bobo’s taxidermy is underway

The taxidermy of Bobo, Macau’s beloved Asian black bear that died last Tuesday, has already started and is slated to be completed within two weeks, Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) President Jose Tavares said on Saturday.

26 Nov, 2018

#Social Affairs

IFT set to launch its 1st master’s degrees – culinary & hotel management

At the Institute for Tourism (IFT) Studies’ Open Day Sunday on the Mong Ha campus, IFT President Fanny Vong Chuk-kwan revealed the launch of the tertiary education institution’s first two master's degrees, one in hotel management and the other in culinary management.

26 Nov, 2018

#Tourism

Govt to go ahead with library design despite plagiarism row

Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) Vice President Leong Wai Man reaffirmed Sunday that the bureau would proceed with local architect Carlos Marreiros’ design for the New Central Library, despite allegations of plagiarism.

26 Nov, 2018

#Culture

Macau receives 28.9 million visitors from January to October

Macau received 28.9 million vivitors in the period from January to October, an increase of 8.4% year-on-year, according to the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau.

24 Nov, 2018

#Tourism

168 recommend themselves for municipal body’s membership: Chan

Addressing Thursday’s Q&A session in the legislature’s hemicycle, Secretary for Administration and Justice Sonia Chan Hoi Fan revealed that the government has received 168 self-recommendations for membership of the consultative committee of the city’s future municipal organisation.

23 Nov, 2018

#Politics

Macau Int’l Parade to cost 17.5 million patacas

The budget for this year’s Macau International Parade is 17.50 million patacas, 1.5 million patacas more than last year, due to a higher number of performers from different countries and regions. Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) President Mok Ian Ian said.

23 Nov, 2018

#Culture

Winner of New Central Library design tender denies plagiarism

Carlos Marreiros, last week’s winner of the government New Central Library design tender, Thursday vehemently denied claims that his proposal plagiarised the design of a building in the Spanish city of Leon.

23 Nov, 2018

#Culture

Weight of gaming in Macau economy increases to 49.1% in 2017

The weight of gaming in Macau’s gross value-added structure increased by 2.5 percentage points from 2016 to 2017, accounting for 49.1% of the total, according to the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC).

22 Nov, 2018

#Gaming

Air Macau adds three new Airbus aircraft to its fleet

In the first half of 2019 Air Macau is scheduled to take delivery of three new A320neo Airbus aircraft that were ordered from BOC Aviation, the Bank of China group company said in a statement.

22 Nov, 2018

#Business

Macau lawmakers pass record budget bill

Secretary for Economy and Finance Leong Vai Tac said Wednesday that the government expects its total expenditure to increase by 2.2 percent next year, amounting to 103.34 billion patacas ( US$ 12.9 billion) – another spending record.

22 Nov, 2018

#Economy

Govt’s plan to preserve Bobo’s body draws controversy

Plans proposed by the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) to preserve the body of Bobo, the city’s beloved Asiatic black bear who died on Tuesday morning, have drawn considerable controversy among the local public, with a poster saying no to taxidermy to “respect” the ursine circulating online.

22 Nov, 2018

#Social Affairs

Crime drops 1.8 pct in Jan-Sept: Wong

In the first nine months of the year the police recorded 10,559 suspected crimes, a year-on-year decline of 1.8 percent, Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak announced Tuesday.

21 Nov, 2018

#Social Affairs

Macau’s black bear Bobo passed away

Macau’s Asian black bear Bobo died today after his health deteriorated in the last weeks.

20 Nov, 2018

#Social Affairs

German F3 teen driver tweets after 7-hour surgery

German F3 driver Sophia Flörsch underwent a seven-hour surgery on her cervical vertebrae Monday after her horror crash at the Macau Grand Prix on Sunday, tweeting in German last night that the surgery went well without complication.

20 Nov, 2018

#Sports

Asian black bear Bobo’s health is deteriorating

The health of the city’s Asian black bear Bobo who has been living in Flora Garden for over three decades is deteriorating, a statement from the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) said Monday, pointing out that the popular ursine is suffering from “old age illnesses”.

20 Nov, 2018

#Tourism