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Local F3 driver Andy Chang eyes Top 10 finish in next year’s GP

This year’s only Formula 3 driver from Macau, 18-year-old Andy Chang Wing Chung, completed his first ever Macau Grand Prix Formula 3 race Sunday finishing 19th out of 21 drivers who qualified, and he is already planning to return next year to finish in the Top 10. Chang, who has been competing in kart racing … Continue reading "Local F3 driver Andy Chang eyes Top 10 finish in next year’s GP"

17 Nov, 2014

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Felix Rosenqvist wins F3 Macau Grand Prix

Swede Felix Rosenqvist, in Dallara Mercedes, won today the Intercontinental Cup in the FIA Macau Grand Prix Formula 3. Rosenqvist benefited from an accident on the first lap at the San Francisco bend just after the hotel Lisboa. Due to the accident, which threw out the race several drivers, including Tom Blomqvist and Esteban Ocon, … Continue reading "Felix Rosenqvist wins F3 Macau Grand Prix"

16 Nov, 2014

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Stuart Easton storms to victory on return to Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix

Stuart Easton came back to the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix on Saturday after a four-year absence, storming to victory from start to finish in a dominant display for his fourth win( 2008-2010). The pole starter led throughout aboard his Paul Bird Motorsport Kawasaki, taking his fourth victory in the event by some 14 seconds though … Continue reading "Stuart Easton storms to victory on return to Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix"

16 Nov, 2014

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Govt says LRT to link with Guangdong railway by tunnel

Secretary for Transport and Public Works Lau Si Io said Wednesday that the city’s light rail transit (LRT) in Cotai will be linked to the Hengqin border by a tunnel under the Shizhimen channel which separates Cotai from the island in Zhuhai. The Transportation Infrastructure Office (GIT) said in a statement  that in future passengers … Continue reading "Govt says LRT to link with Guangdong railway by tunnel"

14 Nov, 2014

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Tom Blomqvist tops first Macau F3 qualifying

Tom Blomqvist claimed provisional pole position for the Macau Grand Prix as he headed Antonio Giovinazzi in a Jagonya Ayam with Carlin team one-two. Blomqvist was at the top of the times for most of the session, with he and Giovinazzi moving further clear of the opposition with four minutes remaining. Although Giovinazzi trimmed the … Continue reading "Tom Blomqvist tops first Macau F3 qualifying"

14 Nov, 2014

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Police say no foul play in deadly shop fire

Judiciary Police (PJ) spokesman Chan Kin Hong insisted Thursday that there was no evidence of foul play in Wednesday’s fire in a clothes shop in Rua do Tarrafeiro where two Filipinos and two Indonesians died. Speaking to reporters at a daily press briefing, Chan answered several questions regarding the fire. He said that three people … Continue reading "Police say no foul play in deadly shop fire"

14 Nov, 2014

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Suspicious fire in Macau boutique kills four

Four charred bodies were found inside a boutique in Macau after a suspicious fire ripped through the ground-floor shop early Wednesday. Police are investigating whether the blaze was started deliberately. “The four bodies were burned beyond recognition. We cannot identify even their gender,” a fire department spokesman, Lam Io-fan, said. Lam said some circumstances of … Continue reading "Suspicious fire in Macau boutique kills four"

13 Nov, 2014

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Chui says cash handout won’t be raised next year, asks for residents’ understanding

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On Tuesday called for residents’ understanding for their annual cash handout next year remaining unchanged at 9,000 patacas, adding he hoped a 6.75 percent increase in public servants’ salaries could take effect on January 1. He also said that according to some surveys his performance over the past five years … Continue reading "Chui says cash handout won’t be raised next year, asks for residents’ understanding"

12 Nov, 2014

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All 5 secretaries to change but 1 commissioner to stay: sources

All the government’s five policy secretaries will change but one of Macau’s three commissioners will stay on, informed sources told The Macau Post Daily Monday. According to the sources, who asked not to be named, Secretary for Administration and Justice Florinda Chan Lai Man will be replaced by Chan Hoi Fan, director of the Personal … Continue reading "All 5 secretaries to change but 1 commissioner to stay: sources"

11 Nov, 2014

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Population rises by 7,000 in 3 months

Macau’s population reached 631,000 at the end of the third quarter, up by about 7,000 quarter-to-quarter due to an increase in imported labour, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said Monday. According to the statement, females accounted for 50.6 percent of the population. The number of non-resident workers (imported labour) rose by 7,567 between the … Continue reading "Population rises by 7,000 in 3 months"

11 Nov, 2014

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GP requires all cars to pass noise test to race

All the about 200 cars and motorcycles racing in the Macau Grand Prix this weekend will have to pass a noise test, a new rule imposed by the Grand Prix committee this year based on the standard set by the FIA to control the impact of noise on local residents. Initial noise tests began yesterday. … Continue reading "GP requires all cars to pass noise test to race"

11 Nov, 2014

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Taxi fares may be raised by year’s end: traffic chief

Transport Bureau (DSAT) Director Wong Wan said yesterday that taxi fares may be increased by the end of the year. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the open-air Macau Forum, a one-hour weekly public affairs debate hosted by government broadcaster TDM, Wong said he expected the fare rise to include an increase in the … Continue reading "Taxi fares may be raised by year’s end: traffic chief"

10 Nov, 2014

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Businessman Leonel Liong new Secretary for Economy and Finance, Tribuna newspaper reveal

Businessman and member of the Executive Council of Macau, Lionel Leong Vai Tac will be the next Secretary for Economy and Finance of Macau, according to today´s Tribuna de Macau. The Macau newspaper also said that  Wong Sio Chak, director of Judiciary Police, will be the next Secretary for Security. The paper also said that … Continue reading "Businessman Leonel Liong new Secretary for Economy and Finance, Tribuna newspaper reveal"

7 Nov, 2014

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Govt urges public to ditch their cars during Grand Prix

The government urged the public Thursday not to use their cars but take public transport so as not to make traffic worse during the four-day Grand Prix event next week where many roads will be blocked for motor-racing while meter parking spaces and roadside parking in off-peak hours near the circuit will be temporarily suspended. … Continue reading "Govt urges public to ditch their cars during Grand Prix"

7 Nov, 2014

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Lawmaker urges govt to initiate political reform next year

Grassroots lawmaker Antonio Ng Kuok Cheong said Thursday he hoped that a new round of political reform can begin next year, in time for the introduction of universal suffrage in 2019. He made the plea on the sidelines of a forum held by the New Macau Association (NMA) outside the University of Macau (UM) library … Continue reading "Lawmaker urges govt to initiate political reform next year"

7 Nov, 2014

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Police bust gang sending junk messages

The Judiciary Police (PJ) picked up four Fujianese men Wednesday for jamming telecom networks and sending out junk text messages to people crossing the border from five flats in a residential building opposite the Barrier Gate checkpoint. PJ spokesman Vong Chi Hong said at the entrance of the Jardim do Mar do Sul Building that … Continue reading "Police bust gang sending junk messages"

6 Nov, 2014

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Group launches postcard campaign over same-sex cohabitants’ protection

Advocacy group Rainbow of Macau said  Wednesday it would launch a postcard campaign to encourage residents, particularly Macau’s LGBT community, to urge the government to include same-sex cohabitants on the list of couples who will be protected in its domestic violence prevention bill. LGBT is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. … Continue reading "Group launches postcard campaign over same-sex cohabitants’ protection"

6 Nov, 2014

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Macau’s trade deficit totals US$7.2 billion from January to September

Macau posted a trade deficit of 57 890 billion patacas (US$7.2 billion) from January to September, which was a year on year increase of 12 percent, the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau reported. In the first nine months of the year, Macau exported goods worth 7.29 billion patacas, up 8 percent from the same period … Continue reading "Macau’s trade deficit totals US$7.2 billion from January to September"

5 Nov, 2014

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Universal suffrage banner hung from UM library

A banner that read in Chinese “Macau Also Wants Real Universal Suffrage” was hung on the external wall of the University of Macau (UM) library on its new Hengqin campus Tuesday, but was removed by security guards in less than an hour. The banner was hung on the UM Wu Yee Sun Library sometime after … Continue reading "Universal suffrage banner hung from UM library"

5 Nov, 2014

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Developer expects property prices to remain ‘stable’ for 2 years

Local developer Liu Chak Wan, whose company paid about 1.42 billion patacas for two adjacent plots of land in Fai Chi Kei, said yesterday he expected the city’s property prices to remain “stable” for the next two years after which they would increase again. Liu, a member of the government’s top advisory Executive Council (ExCo), … Continue reading "Developer expects property prices to remain ‘stable’ for 2 years"

4 Nov, 2014

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