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Portuguese President to impose awards to Macau residents

The Portuguese President Cavaco Silva, during his next Saturday and Sunday visit to Macau, will honour several of its residents according to the Portuguese News Agency-Lusa. Cavaco Silva will impose the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit to Chief Executive of Macau Chui Sai On. Before being appointed Chief Executive Chui was secretary for … Continue reading "Portuguese President to impose awards to Macau residents"

15 May, 2014

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Moon Ocean to return La Scala deposits

Hong Kong-listed Chinese Estates Holdings announced Monday that its fully owned subsidiary Moon Ocean will return all deposit money in full handed over for the presold property units in the mothballed La Scala project in Taipa to each promissory purchaser accepting the respective revocation and cancellation arrangement. The company announced the decision in a statement … Continue reading "Moon Ocean to return La Scala deposits"

13 May, 2014

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Tourist Office proposes 4 new walking tours in Macau

The Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) announced thursday the proposed routes of four new walking tours in Macau, with one each in Taipa and Coloane, one in St Anthony’s Parish and one in the northern district. Addressing a press conference, MGTO Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said her office would conduct surveys with shop … Continue reading "Tourist Office proposes 4 new walking tours in Macau"

9 May, 2014

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Chui vows to probe ‘police vs reporters’ row

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On pledged Thursday the government will investigate Saturday’s incident in which a female TV reporter was stopped from asking him questions by a member of his security detail by allegedly grabbing her. Chui said he was always ready to speak to the media in a “safe” situation. He made the … Continue reading "Chui vows to probe ‘police vs reporters’ row"

9 May, 2014

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Bissau minister dies in Macau

Guinea-Bissau’s infrastructure minister died in Macau Thursday, the Judiciary Police (PJ) said. According to a PJ statement, a colleague of Rui Gomes de Araujo went to the latter’s room at the Venetian resort in Cotai Thursday morning where he found him unconscious in bed. Gomes de Araujo was rushed to the public Conde de S. … Continue reading "Bissau minister dies in Macau"

9 May, 2014

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Lawmaker urges government to close mainlanders´loophole to visit Macau

Lawmaker Antonio Ng Kuok Cheong urged the government Tuesday to close the loophole which is being used by mainlanders to stay in the city for up to nine days as “transit passengers”. Ng said in a written interpellation submitted to the Legislative Assembly that the official figure from the Public Security Police (PSP) showed that … Continue reading "Lawmaker urges government to close mainlanders´loophole to visit Macau"

7 May, 2014

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Officials are free to refuse to answer reporters’ questions: Li Gang

Li Gang, who heads the Central People’s Government Liaison Office in Macau, said Sunday that everyone including officials have the freedom to refuse to answer reporters’ questions. He also said that Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On and his government communicate with the public “a great deal”. Li made the remarks to reporters on the … Continue reading "Officials are free to refuse to answer reporters’ questions: Li Gang"

7 May, 2014

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Women’s rights activist heads to Geneva

Women’s rights activist-cum-Good Shepherd Centre Director Juliana Devoy left for Geneva on Friday to speak to the United Nations’ Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) about Macau’s penalties for domestic violence on Thursday and Friday, where she will argue that the government’s classification of domestic violence as a semi-public crime is a violation … Continue reading "Women’s rights activist heads to Geneva"

5 May, 2014

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Lawmaker predicts new Cabinet line-up with new faces

Directly-elected lawmaker Jose Pereira Coutinho predicts that just two of the government’s five policy secretaries will remain in the Cabinet. Coutinho told government broadcaster TDM’s Portuguese-language channel Radio Macau on Saturday that while Lau Sio Io will stay on as Secretary for Transport and Public Works, Cheong U will also stay on but move from … Continue reading "Lawmaker predicts new Cabinet line-up with new faces"

5 May, 2014

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Labor Day protests marked by more casino workers and diversified appeal

Over 1,000 protestors from about 15 groups took the streets of Macau Thursday to voice out various concerns, demanding better working and living conditions as well as a reform of the political system. This year’s Labor Day march demonstrated a wider variety of concerns and larger participation of casino workers. While gaming industry employees united … Continue reading "Labor Day protests marked by more casino workers and diversified appeal"

2 May, 2014

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Around 350 thousand tourists to visit Macau during Labour Day holiday

Crowd control measures may be implemented in Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro during the Labour Day holiday, according to Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes. Senna Fernandes made the statement Monday when speaking to reporters after a meeting with the Legislative Assembly’s Follow-Up Committee for Public Administration Affairs in the legislature. … Continue reading "Around 350 thousand tourists to visit Macau during Labour Day holiday"

29 Apr, 2014

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Huge Video-Game Stadium Coming to Hengqin island near Macau

Hong Kong-based developer, Lai Fung Group, announced plans to build a video-game complex in Hengqin island, adjacent Macau with a 15,000-seat arena. The arena will be the centerpiece of a US$ 2.8 billion gaming theme park. The idea for the V-Zone, as the wider project is called, was conceived about a year ago, when Lai … Continue reading "Huge Video-Game Stadium Coming to Hengqin island near Macau"

28 Apr, 2014

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Almost 8 million visitors in Macau in the first quarter of 2014

In the first quarter of 2014, visitor arrivals to Macau reached 7,690,166, up by 9% year-on-year, according to the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). Visitors from Mainland China and the Republic of Korea increased by 17% and 18% respectively, while those from Hong Kong and Taiwan decreased by 9% and 4%. According to the DSEC … Continue reading "Almost 8 million visitors in Macau in the first quarter of 2014"

25 Apr, 2014

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Liaison chief praises Chui’s ‘farsighted’ land lease, coastal water requests

Li Gang, director of the Central People’s Government Liaison Office in Macau, Wednesday described Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On’s idea of asking Beijing for more land leases on Hengqin Island and jurisdiction over Macau’s coastal waters as “farsighted”. He made the remarks on the sidelines of a public event at the private Macau University … Continue reading "Liaison chief praises Chui’s ‘farsighted’ land lease, coastal water requests"

24 Apr, 2014

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Government picks 5 venues for electing CE Election Commission members

Chief Executive Electoral Management Committee President Song Man Lei said yesterday that the committee had picked five locations for polling stations for the election of the Chief Executive Election Commission members. Song, one of the three Court of Final Appeal (TUI) judges, made the announcement while speaking to reporters after the committee held a regular … Continue reading "Government picks 5 venues for electing CE Election Commission members"

23 Apr, 2014

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CE Chui Sai On says government asks Beijing for more land in Hengqin & jurisdiction over city’s c

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said yesterday his government would apply to the central government to lease more land on Hengqin Island, which, if approved, would be used for local enterprises to develop their business there. He also said he believed if more local enterprises set up their business on the island this would … Continue reading "CE Chui Sai On says government asks Beijing for more land in Hengqin & jurisdiction over city’s c"

23 Apr, 2014

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Macau’s CE Chui Sai On to attend legislature’ 1st YouTube live streaming

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On will attend a Q&A session today in the legislature’s hemicycle which will be streamed live on YouTube for the first time, according a statement from the Government Information Bureau (GCS) yesterday. According to the GCS statement, apart from four websites including the legislature’s own website which will stream the … Continue reading "Macau’s CE Chui Sai On to attend legislature’ 1st YouTube live streaming"

22 Apr, 2014

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Macau government to provide 51 basic TV channels from today

The government started to connect the signal for its “basic TV channels” provided by “Macau Basic Television Channels, Limited” at midnight last night, marking the end to Macau Cable TV’s 15-year monopoly. The connection was made at 34 signal access points from where the TV signal is relayed to local households through overhead cables belonging … Continue reading "Macau government to provide 51 basic TV channels from today"

22 Apr, 2014

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CE electoral management committee expects budget hike

Chief Executive Electoral Management Committee President Song Man Lei said  Tuesday that the committee expected the budget for the upcoming election of the 400-member Chief Executive Election Commission and the election of the chief executive to be increased. However, she did not say by how much it will be increased as the committee is still … Continue reading "CE electoral management committee expects budget hike"

19 Apr, 2014

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Govt eyes network communication convergence within 3 years

It will take three years for Macau to be ready for convergence of television, video and data communication services into one single network, Telecommunications Regulation Bureau (DSRT) Acting Director Horry Hoi Chi Leong said Wednesday. Hoi made the remarks at a press conference on the future development of the local television service. According to Hoi, … Continue reading "Govt eyes network communication convergence within 3 years"

17 Apr, 2014

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