Eighty-five people were injured when a Macau-bound jetfoil carrying more than 110 passengers and crew hit an unknown object off Hei Ling Chau early today. A government spokesman said three men were in a serious condition and 46 others – 25 men and 21 men – were in a stable condition in six public hospitals. … Continue reading "85 people injured in Hong Kong-Macau jetfoil crash"
29 Nov, 2013
The disaster relief operations in the Philippines’ typhoon-hit areas got an added boost Thursday with the donation of five million patacas from the Macau government. According to Philippine media reports cited by The Macau Post Daily, the amount will be remitted directly by the Macau government to the foreign donation account of the Philippine government’s … Continue reading "Macau donates 5 million patacas to Philippines"
29 Nov, 2013
Judiciary Police (PJ) Director Wong Sio Chak said Thursday that the city’s rising numbers of phone scams was of great concern. He also said that the three main forms of telephone scams were “guess who!”, “extortion” and “naked-chat”, adding that it was difficult to combat these crimes despite collaboration with foreign law enforcement counterparts, particularly … Continue reading "Police chief worries about rising phone scams"
29 Nov, 2013
The Public Police Security Police (PSP) announced Wednesday the arrest of 34-year-old PSP officer suspected of taking ketamine. The case has already been transferred to the Public Prosecution Office (MP) for further investigation, according to the announcement. The PSP said in a statement the officer, surnamed Lou, who began serving in the PSP in 1998, … Continue reading "Policeman nabbed for taking ketamine"
28 Nov, 2013
Macau’s visitor arrivals increased by 2 percent year-on-year to 2,394,195 in October 2013, according to figures released on Friday by the city’s Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). Of all the arrivals in October, 53 percent spent only one day. The average length of stay of visitors held stable from a year earlier at 1.0 day, … Continue reading "Macau’s visitor arrivals up 2 pct year-on-year in October"
25 Nov, 2013
Manny Pacquiao defeated Brandon Rios by unanimous decision early Sunday to take the WBO international welterweight title and return to his winning ways after consecutive losses. Returning to the ring after almost a year’s absence, Pacquiao wore Rios down with his trademark combination punching and won 120-108, 119-109 and 118-110 on the scorecards at The … Continue reading "Manny Pacquiao defeated Brandon Rios em Macau"
25 Nov, 2013
The Housing Bureau (IH) announced Wednesday a list of 12,098 applicants for just 1,544 one-bedroom home-ownership scheme (HOS) flats in Seac Pai Van in Coloane, an oversubscription of about eight times the number on offer. The bureau said in a statement cited by The Macau Post Daily that it accepted 12,098 applicants from the 15,031 … Continue reading "HOS flats nearly 8 times oversubscribed"
21 Nov, 2013
The Judiciary Police (PJ) has caught an unemployed South Korean gambler for threatening the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) that he would go on a killing spree if the office did not give him a flight ticket to South Korea after losing all his money in local casinos. A PJ spokesperson said in a special … Continue reading "Unlucky Korean gambler caught for killing spree threat"
20 Nov, 2013
The number of criminal cases uncovered by police authorities in Macau rose by 8.9 percent between January and September this year. In a press conference held on Friday, the Secretary for Security, Cheong Kuok Va, also revealed that drug trafficking crimes have increased by 94.7 percent, with 89 more registered cases in comparison to last … Continue reading "Drug trafficking crimes up between January and September"
18 Nov, 2013
British pilot Alex Lynn won the 2013 Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix, beating Portuguese António Félix da Costa in a tense encounter. Barely more than a second covered the pair throughout the second half of the race, Lynn showing nerves of steel to take his first win in Macau at just his second attempt. … Continue reading "Lynn triumphs in tense Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix (SPORTS)"
17 Nov, 2013
Milwaukee Yamaha’s Ian Hutchinson won Saturday the 47th Motorcycle Macau GP. The Englishman fended off Michael Rutter and Gary Johnson to secure his first win at the 3.8-mile Guia Street Circuit. “It’s probably one of the most special wins I’ve ever had with what’s gone on in the last few years, but hopefully now I … Continue reading "Ian Hutchinson won Motorcycle Macau Grand Prix."
17 Nov, 2013
The Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) said in a report Thursday that the city’s three bus operators are operating “illegally,” based on a service provider system set up by the government in 2011 that, according to the report, amounted to a “serious violation” of the public interest. The graft-buster urged the government to void the city’s … Continue reading "Graft buster says city’s public bus system is ‘illegal’"
15 Nov, 2013
Macau’s 98 hotels and guesthouses welcomed 7.99 million guests in the first nine months of this year, an increase of 13.9 percent year-on-year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said Thursday. At the end of September, Macau’s hospitality industry provided 27,807 guestrooms, up 6.7 percent from a year earlier, of which 5-star hotels accounted for … Continue reading "Nearly 8 million hotel guests in 9 months"
15 Nov, 2013
Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said Wednesday that the price of private property was high which, however, could not just be linked to “some basic factors”. Chui also said it was a fact that the local property market is currently ruled by emotions, luxury flatsdominate the market, and buyers prefer to invest in property … Continue reading "Chui says emotions, luxury flats fuel property market"
14 Nov, 2013
The Macau Customs Service announced Wedensday in a press conference that officers had seized 1,430 counterfeit Dove body lotions from five pharmacies and a storage lock-up, collaring three men and five women. A Customs Service spokesperson told The Macau Post Daily that the Consumer Council referred complaints from the general public to officers, indicating that … Continue reading "Customs bust 5 pharmacies for selling bogus Dove body lotions"
14 Nov, 2013
Chief Executive Chui Sai On said Tuesday that the government would study the feasibility of setting a ratio for local employees working in managerial positions in the city’s casinos. Chui also that the government would make a deal with Macau’s six gaming operators to make sure that local casino employees be given more professional training … Continue reading "Chui vows to set ratio for local casino staff in managerial positions"
13 Nov, 2013
Macau’s population reached 598,200 at the end of the September, an increase of 6,300 from the end of June, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said Monday. The city’s population has gone up by 36.5 percent since the establishment of the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) in December 1999, when the population stood at 438,100. … Continue reading "Population reaches almost 600,000"
12 Nov, 2013
About 40 businesspeople from a number of associations representing different sectors of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) urged the government Thursday to simplify the hiring of non-local workers. They also expressed their opposition to the Federation of Labour Unions’ recent call for a specific law to ban non-locals from working in certain sectors. The businesspeople … Continue reading "SME reps urge govt to simplify hiring of non-locals"
8 Nov, 2013
Secretary for Economy and Finance Francis Tam Pak Yuen said Wednesday he hoped that progress be made in the next three years through the setting-up of three new centres to strengthen Macau’s role as a business-service hub between China and Portuguese-speaking countries. The three centres mentioned by Tam are a centre for small-and medium-sized enterprises … Continue reading "Tam pledges forum’s 3 centres ready in 3 years"
7 Nov, 2013
Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng said Tuesday that a new economic and trade action plan signed by the members of the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries in Macau would further affirm the importance Macau’s function as service platform by giving the city three new centres. The action plan state that … Continue reading "Commerce minister says forum’s new action plan gives Macau three new centres"
6 Nov, 2013