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Culture bureau calls police again over illegal renovation work at Kun Iam Temple

Unauthorised renovation work was still going on at the heritage-listed Kun Iam Temple and the bureau had already called the police once about the same issue last month.

1 Feb, 2019

#Culture

Wynn Palace revenues up, Wynn Macau down in 4Q

Operating revenues from Wynn Palace were US$740.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2018, up 12.8 percent year-on-year.

1 Feb, 2019

#Economy

FM chief says ‘understands’ public concern about spending

Wu said the aim was to ensure the balanced utilisation of public money and to avoid the improper use of public resources.

1 Feb, 2019

#Social Affairs

Chui, Public Security Vice Minister Wang vow to strengthen ‘indispensable’ cooperation

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On and Vice-Minister for Public Security Wang Xiaohong met “recently” to exchange opinions on safeguarding public security in the nation and Macau.

31 Jan, 2019

#Politics

Hotels report record 14.1 million guests in 2018

Macau’s 116 hotels and guesthouses reported a record 14.1 million guests last year, up by 7.2 percent year-on-year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Wednesday.

31 Jan, 2019

#Tourism

Health Bureau confirms 2 measles cases

The Health Bureau (SSM) confirmed yesterday two cases of measles, urging the parents of babies who have not yet been vaccinated against the disease to take extra precautions.

30 Jan, 2019

#Social Affairs

24-hour tobacco control would require 1,800 inspectors: Tam

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture told lawmakers yesterday that the government would need 1,800 inspectors to be able to carry out 24-hour tobacco control measures.

30 Jan, 2019

#Social Affairs

Aviation regulator approves 198 additional CNY flights

The Macau Civil Aviation Authority (AACM) said yesterday that it has approved 198 extra and charter flights due to the Chinese New Year holiday period’s increased demand.

30 Jan, 2019

#Tourism

Macau has ‘very extraordinary’ development: liaison chief

Central People’s Government Liaison Office in Macau Director Fu Ziying said Monday that Macau has achieved “very extraordinary” achievements in its development over the past two decades since its return to the motherland in 1999.

29 Jan, 2019

#Politics

Chui gives top priority to ‘double celebration’, transition to new govt

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said Monday the main priority of his governance this year was to ensure the smooth transition to a new local government and the successful organisation of the so-called “double celebration”.

29 Jan, 2019

#Politics

Locals’ jobless rate dips to 2.4 pct in 2018

Local residents’ unemployment rate dropped by 0.3 percentage points to 2.4 percent year-on-year last year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said in a statement .

29 Jan, 2019

#Economy

Canadian tries to cheat gaming operator out of over 2.2 billion patacas: police

The Judiciary Police (PJ) arrested a Canadian Chinese man on Friday for allegedly attempting to deceive a local bank into transferring 249 million euros (equivalent to over 2.28 billion patacas) from an account of a local gaming operator to his account in Hong Kong

28 Jan, 2019

#Social Affairs

US think tank gives Macau clean bill of ‘fiscal health’ 

A conservative US think tank has given Macau top marks for its “fiscal health.”

28 Jan, 2019

#Economy

Legislature passes national anthem bill

The Legislative Assembly (AL) Thursday passed a government-initiated bill amending the existing local law on the use and protection of the national flag, national emblem and national anthem.

25 Jan, 2019

#Politics

Pansy Ho ‘tightens grip’ over SJM

Pansy Ho Chiu King, co-chair of gaming operator MGM China, has struck a strategic alliance that boosts her control of rival casino concessionaire SJM Holdings, global newswire Reuters reported Thursday.

25 Jan, 2019

#Gaming

1/3 of child sex abuse cases last year happened in education institutions: police

One-third of Macau’s child sex abuse cases last year occurred in education institutions such as private tuition centres, Judiciary Police (PJ) Director Sit Chong Meng said Thursday.

25 Jan, 2019

#Social Affairs

Record 35.8 million visit Macau last year

Macau hosted a record 35.8 million visitor arrivals last year, a year-on-year increase of 9.8 percent, the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) announced Wednesday citing official figures released by the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) on the same day.

24 Jan, 2019

#Tourism

Elderly flu patient dies: Health Bureau

A 69-year-old flu patient died yesterday shortly after his hospitalisation, but the cause of death still remains to be determined, the Health Bureau (SSM) said in a statement Wednesday.

24 Jan, 2019

#Social Affairs

Inflation rate hit 3.01 pct in 2018

Macau’s inflation rate amounted to 3.01 percent last year, up by 1.78 percentage points from the 1.23 percent rate in 2017, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced .

23 Jan, 2019

#Economy

Health Bureau reports one more critical flu case

The Health Bureau (SSM) Tuesday announced three more cases of influenza complicated by pneumonia and other complications, with one of the patients being in critical condition.

23 Jan, 2019

#Social Affairs