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Macau Radio and Television staff and media group worry about press freedom

A group of staff members of government broadcaster TDM said in a public statement Sunday that they doubted theIR newly government-appointed chief could uphold the freedom of the press and worry TDM could become a government mouthpiece. TDM is fully owned, funded and overseen by the government. Meanwhile, according to The Macau Post Daily, the … Continue reading "Macau Radio and Television staff and media group worry about press freedom"

17 Feb, 2014

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Macau want tourists from Guangxi in China

The director of the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO), Helena de Senna Fernandes said in Nanning that the government want to diversify the place from where mainland tourists came to Macau. Senna Fernandes said that the majority of the  visitors came to Macau from Guangdong province  and the government want to change that trend making … Continue reading "Macau want tourists from Guangxi in China"

17 Feb, 2014

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Tourism chief to head Macau television from March

Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) Deputy Director Manuel Goncalves Pires Junior will take over from Leong Kam Chun as president of the executive committee of government-owned TV and radio broadcaster TDM from March 1. The government-appointed position is the station’s de facto CEO. Government spokesperson Alexis Tam Chon Weng made the announcement at special a … Continue reading "Tourism chief to head Macau television from March"

13 Feb, 2014

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Macau TV and Radio chief quits

The government said in a statement Tuesday evening that Leong Kam Chun has resigned as chief executive of TV and radio broadcaster TDM. According to the statement from the Government Spokesperson Office, Leong had asked the government last Wednesday if he could resign from his post rather than renew his contract when it expires at … Continue reading "Macau TV and Radio chief quits"

12 Feb, 2014

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Speaker says legislature’s work far from public’s expectation

Legislative Assembly (AL) President Ho Iat Seng said Tuesday that the legislature’s work was still far from what citizens expect, calling on the 33-member body to do better, particularly in terms of monitoring the work of the government, over the next four years. Ho made the comments during a speech at a Chinese New Year … Continue reading "Speaker says legislature’s work far from public’s expectation"

12 Feb, 2014

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Govt logs 4 cases of hypothermia as mercury plummets

Four people stayed overnight in the public Conde de San Januário Hospital Centre suffering from hypothermia, the Health Bureau (SSM) said Tuesday, advising residents to stay warm as the bitterly cold weather is forecast to persist for the next few days. The four hypothermia patients went to the government-run hospital on Monday. While two of … Continue reading "Govt logs 4 cases of hypothermia as mercury plummets"

12 Feb, 2014

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Temperature drop to 6 degrees in Macau

The Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) expects the temperature to drop to 6° Celsius today. with 85% of humidity. According to SMG meteorologist  Antonio Cheong, a sudden drop in temperature such as this is not atypical for this time of year, while the winter period hasn’t yet given way to warmer days. “It is normal … Continue reading "Temperature drop to 6 degrees in Macau"

11 Feb, 2014

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Jockey Club says LRT construction ‘inconveniences’ punters

The Macau Jockey Club (MJC) said yesterday that the company suffered a loss of 50 million patacas last year, about 10 million patacas less than 2012, adding that the current construction of the city’s light rail transit (LRT) system was an “inconvenience for customers”. Thomas Li Chu-kwan, executive director and CEO of the Macau Jockey … Continue reading "Jockey Club says LRT construction ‘inconveniences’ punters"

10 Feb, 2014

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Macau receives one million visitors during CNY holidays

The number of visitors to Macau reached one million during the Chinese New Year holiday, registering a growth of 13 percent from the same period last year, according to preliminary statistics from the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO). Visitor arrivals numbered 1,054,183 (including foreign employees and students) from January 31 to February 6 (Golden Week … Continue reading "Macau receives one million visitors during CNY holidays"

10 Feb, 2014

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IACM says 2015 ‘ideal’ for panda pair to mate

Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) Administration Committee Member Leong Kun Fong said yesterday that next year would be “ideal” for Hoi Hoi and Sam Sam – the two pandas residing in the Macau Giant Panda Pavilion in Coloane’s Seac Pai Van Park – to mate. Sam Sam is Hoi Hoi’s “wife”. According to The … Continue reading "IACM says 2015 ‘ideal’ for panda pair to mate"

10 Feb, 2014

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825 groups entilted to vote in CE poll

A total of 825 associations are entitled to vote in this year’s chief execcutive election, the government announced Thursday. According to an official statement, seven associations were suspended and 58 were deleted from the electoral roll. The statement did not elaborate on the reasons for the 65 suspensions and deletions. The 825 legal entities comprise … Continue reading "825 groups entilted to vote in CE poll"

7 Feb, 2014

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Taiwan tightens immigration requirements for Macau and Hong Kong locals

Taiwan authorities are planning to tight  immigration requirements for immigrants from Hong Kong and Macau, according to local media. According to the present regulations, residents of HK and Macau are required to have bank deposits or investments totaling no less than HKD1.28 million. A report in the media said that Taiwan is planning to increase … Continue reading "Taiwan tightens immigration requirements for Macau and Hong Kong locals"

7 Feb, 2014

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Revised disability assessment tools to be used by year end

The Social Welfare Bureau’s (IAS) Social Solidarity Department Head Choi Sio Un said Thursday that the government would revise the current tools and practices to assess the level of disabilities resident may have with the help of experts from the mainland. He said that the revised assessment tools were expected to be put into use … Continue reading "Revised disability assessment tools to be used by year end"

7 Feb, 2014

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Group opens supermarket in Macau to train the mentally disabled

The Macau Association of Parents of the Mentally Handicapped opened its first supermarket Wednesday in which the group aims to provide job training for disabled people so that they are able to find a job in a commercially run supermarket easier after they have completed two years training. Ho Wong Fong, supervisor of the association … Continue reading "Group opens supermarket in Macau to train the mentally disabled"

6 Feb, 2014

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Join hands to build a better Macao, says the Chief Executive on his New Year Message

The Chief Executive, Mr Chui Sai On, called on the people to join hands to help build a better Macao in the Year of the Horse. The Government would continue to implement the long-term effective mechanisms and join hands with the people to build a better Macao to achieve fruitful prospects, Mr Chui said in … Continue reading "Join hands to build a better Macao, says the Chief Executive on his New Year Message"

5 Feb, 2014

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Tourism chief says crowd control has to be reviewed

Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said that the government’s crowd control measures in the city centre over the Chinese New Year holiday had so far been effective in providing a safer environment for pedestrians due to the huge number of tourists. Cited by The Macau Post Daily, she also … Continue reading "Tourism chief says crowd control has to be reviewed"

5 Feb, 2014

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Residents unfazed by Hong Kong’s culling of chickens

The day after the government decided to ban the import of live chickens from Foshan’s Shunde district, as a result of Hong Kong’s  of H7N9 avian flu virus in a batch of poultry imported from the area, forcing the Hong Kong government to cull 20,000 chickens, Macau  residents condidently predicted that an outbreak will not … Continue reading "Residents unfazed by Hong Kong’s culling of chickens"

29 Jan, 2014

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Govt sets up committee to woo back overseas-trained locals

The government has set up a “human resources development committee” that will introduce elite-nurturing programmes and encourage overseas-trained locals to return to Macau as part of the government’s policy to cultivate a skilled workforce. Government spokesperson Alexis Tam Chon Weng announced in Government House Tuesday that Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On will  head the … Continue reading "Govt sets up committee to woo back overseas-trained locals"

28 Jan, 2014

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Harbour master says Pac On terminal ‘part-completed’ in mid-year

Marine and Water Bureau (DSAMA) Director Susana Wong Soi Man said Thursday that the bureau expects to take over some areas of the long-delayed Pac On ferry terminal in Taipa in the middle of this year and aims to have it finally operational within the year. A temporary ferry terminal is currently being used while … Continue reading "Harbour master says Pac On terminal ‘part-completed’ in mid-year"

24 Jan, 2014

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Macau tourism chief mulls converting old buildings into self-catering flats

Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said yesterday her office will explore the possibility of converting old, low-rise buildings into self-catering accommodation flats for tourists. According to The Macau Post Daily, Senna Fernandes made the remark at Macau Tower during the MGTO annual press conference about Macau ’s tourism statistics … Continue reading "Macau tourism chief mulls converting old buildings into self-catering flats"

23 Jan, 2014

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