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Student nabbed for raping, holding girlfriend against her will

A local student was arrested last Saturday for raping and threatening his girlfriend, as well as holding her against her will, Judiciary Police (PJ) spokesman Cheong Kam Fai said during a regular press conference on Wednesday. 

2 Jul, 2020

#Crime

20th Fringe Festival calls for event, venue proposals

The 20th Macau City Fringe Festival will be held next January with the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) already calling for proposals for events and the performance venues, and the deadline for applications is 31 July by 5 pm, the bureau said in a statement on Wednesday.

2 Jul, 2020

#Culture

Macao casinos’ GGR for June drops by 97%

Macao casino's Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR) for June dropped 97% year-on-year.

1 Jul, 2020

#Gaming

Macao ‘firmly supports’ Beijing’s national security legislation for Hong Kong

The Macao government said in a statement on Tuesday that it “firmly supports” the central government’s national security legislation for Hong Kong. 

1 Jul, 2020

#Politics

Hong Kong extends quarantine for arrivals from mainland, Macao, Taiwan to 7 August (Update)

The Hong Kong government announced in a statement on Tuesday that it has extended its 14-day mandatory quarantine for all arrivals from the mainland, Macao and Taiwan for one more month to 7 August.

1 Jul, 2020

#Social Affairs

Local crime thriller joins Cannes’ Fantastic 7 initiative

Local crime thriller “Foreign Cop”, directed by Maxim Bessmertny and produced by Bessmertny and Jorge Cordeiro dos Santos, was among the seven films that formed this years’ Fantastic 7, a Cannes Market initiative, the International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM) said in a statement on Tuesday.

1 Jul, 2020

#Culture

Hong Kong quarantine extended to 7 August

Quarantine requirements for those arriving in Hong Kong from mainland China, Macao and Taiwan have been extended until 7 August.

30 Jun, 2020

#Social Affairs

Over 7,000 contracts not renewed or cancelled in Macao since February

More than seven thousand contracts were cancelled or not renewed in Macao from February to May.

30 Jun, 2020

#Social Affairs

Imports fall 39% in May, exports drop 24%

Macao's merchandise imports fell by 39.1 percent year-on-year in May, while exports dropped by 24.2 percent .

30 Jun, 2020

#Business

Sands says it’s reducing staff, Londoner hotel and casino ready in September

Sands China President said that the US gaming operators has been reducing its number of employees by not renewing the employment contracts of some of them when they expire.

30 Jun, 2020

#Gaming

Joint Announcement of People’s Bank of China

Joint Announcement of People’s Bank of China, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, and Monetary Authority of Macao on Launch of Cross-boundary Wealth Management Connect Pilot Scheme in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area

30 Jun, 2020

#Business

Poon says CTM ready to launch 5G

Local telecom operator CTM CEO Vandy Poon Fuk Hei said on Monday that his company was ready to launch its 5G service as soon as the government issues the operating licence.

30 Jun, 2020

#Business

Government aims to further reduce NAT fee

While the local government believes that the current fee of MOP 180 for its nucleic acid testing (NAT) scheme is “reasonable”, it aimed to further lower the fee, which was “Macao residents’ wish”.

30 Jun, 2020

#Social Affairs

Hotel guests drop nearly 90% in May

Macao’s 108 hotels and guesthouses recorded 116,000 guests last month, a year-on-year decline of 89.9%.

30 Jun, 2020

#Social Affairs

92 million facemasks sold by Macao government since January

The Macao government has sold 92 million facemasks since January 23, the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Centre announced at a regular press conference today. 

29 Jun, 2020

#Social Affairs

Forum Macao can help Portuguese speaking-countries attract more Chinese investment

The deputy secretary-general of the Forum Macao, Rodrigo Brum said that Portuguese-speaking countries ⁠– namely Portugal ⁠– should take more advantage of this organisation to attract Chinese foreign investment, namely in greenfield investments.

29 Jun, 2020

#Business

Residents returning from 6 countries must have NAT proof (Update)

Macao residents planning to return home from a list of six countries via Hong Kong using the special ferry service must present a nucleic acid test (NAT) certificate confirming they have tested negative for COVID-19 before boarding the ferry from Hong Kong’s airport back to Macao.

29 Jun, 2020

#Social Affairs

New rule for local students in Taiwan

The Higher Education Bureau announced in a statement Sunday night that from today, Macao residents enrolled in Taiwan are exempted from obtaining a NAT certificate from medical institutions on the island confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 before boarding a flight to Macao.

29 Jun, 2020

#Social Affairs

Typhoon drill carried out amid special COVID-19 context

The civil protection structure carried out its annual typhoon drill on Saturday, involving the participation of thousands of people across the city and in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

29 Jun, 2020

#Social Affairs

Angela Leong clarifies son’s situation

SJM executive-cum-lawmaker Angela Leong On Kei clarified the situation of one of her five children in a Chinese-language statement published in Macao on Sunday.

29 Jun, 2020

#Gaming