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Tourist Police station opens

A Tourist Police station opened Tuesday at the former headquarters of the Macau Government Information Bureau (GCS).

23 Jan, 2019

#Social Affairs

Beijing-Macau police crack 30 billion yuan illegal money transfer case: report

The Beijing Public Security Bureau announced Monday that the police in Beijing and Macau jointly busted a large-scale cross-border underground money transfer case involving 30 billion yuan (35.6 billion patacas), the official China News Service (CNS) reported.

22 Jan, 2019

#Social Affairs

Govt open to discuss tourist entry fee, wants ‘better tourists’: Tam

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng said the government was open to discussing lawmaker Agnes Lam Iok Fong’s recent proposal to charge tourists an entry fee in an attempt to control the number of visitor arrivals.

22 Jan, 2019

#Tourism

UM says student rents out on-campus accommodation

The University of Macau (UM) confirmed Sunday that a postgraduate student rented out an on-campus accommodation unit to others via an online home rental platform

21 Jan, 2019

#Social Affairs

Flu patient in critical condition after giving birth

A 31-year-old flu patient who gave birth prematurely on Friday was in critical condition yesterday, the Health Bureau (SSM) said in a statement. The woman is suffering from influenza with pneumonia.

21 Jan, 2019

#Social Affairs

Female scooter rider dies after crashing with taxi on Friendship Bridge

There were two major traffic accidents on Friday, one where a woman riding a scooter died after crashing with a taxi on Friendship Bridge, and the other in which 10 passengers were injured after two buses collided in the Areia Preta area.

21 Jan, 2019

#Social Affairs

National anthem won’t affect press freedom: Chan

Secretary for Administration and Justice Sonia Chan Hoi Fan reassured the public yesterday that the government-drafted national anthem bill - which is currently under review by a standing committee of the legislature - will not affect Macau’s press freedom after the bill becomes law.

18 Jan, 2019

#Video

Tourism chief welcomes competition among airlines

Macau’s top tourism official welcomed competition among airlines using the local airport, saying that it was “always advantageous to have more competition” as it would raise service quality.

18 Jan, 2019

#Tourism

Frontline police to have pepper spray by month-end

All frontline police officers will be equipped with pepper spray cans by the end of this month, Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak has announced.

18 Jan, 2019

#Social Affairs

VIP baccarat generates 55 pct of 2018 casino receipts

VIP baccarat generated nearly 55 percent of Macau’s gross gaming revenue last year, the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) has announced.

18 Jan, 2019

#Gaming

4-year-old flu girl dies of heart failure: Health Bureau

The Health Bureau (SSM) said yesterday evening that a four-year-old girl suffering from influenza died of heart failure resulting from hyperthyroidism complicated by dilated cardiomyopathy yesterday morning.

17 Jan, 2019

#Social Affairs

Property prices to drop up to 10 pct this year: JLL

Property prices will face a downward correction, with local Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) representatives yesterday forecasting a drop of up to 10 percent in prices of residential and retail units.

17 Jan, 2019

#Economy

Mainlander dies after brawl in illegal inn: police

A 47-year-old male mainlander died Tuesday after an argument which deteriorated into a brawl with two compatriots in a residential unit used as an illegal inn in Taipa, the Judiciary Police (PJ) said in a statement Tuesday.

16 Jan, 2019

#Tourism

Macau’s firefighters plan to buy drones

Fire Services Bureau (CB) Commissioner Leong Iok Sam said Tuesday his bureau planned to purchase two or three unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) (commonly known as drones) this year for its fire-fighting tasks.

16 Jan, 2019

#Social Affairs

English- and Portuguese-language media denote Macau’s multiculturalism: Chui

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said Tuesday that Macau’s Portuguese- and English-language media are an integral part of Macau’s multicultural environment, based on the city’s centuries-old history as a hub for Sino-Western cultural exchanges.

16 Jan, 2019

#Social Affairs

Curbing tourism would affect Macau’s image: MGTO chief

Any attempts to curb Macau’s visitor numbers would affect the city’s international tourism image, Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said Monday.

15 Jan, 2019

#Tourism

Group starts online vote on 8 scenic spots

The online global voting on Macau’s eight new scenic spots will start today, as the event’s organiser, the Chinese Cultural Exchange Association (CCEA), launched the voting website and social media platforms Monday.

15 Jan, 2019

#Tourism

China´s FM commissioner urges local media to tell world about successful ‘One Country, Two Systems’ implementation

The Commissioner of the Commission of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Macau, Shen Beili, says she hopes that the local media will tell the world about Macau’s successful implementation of the “One Country, Two Systems” principle.

14 Jan, 2019

#Politics

2-year-old girl has flu with encephalitis: gov

Health Bureau (SSM) Deputy Director Kuok Cheong U said yesterday that a two-year-old girl who had recently been diagnosed with influenza A associated with slight encephalitis is in a stable condition.

14 Jan, 2019

#Social Affairs

Beijing approves blueprint for ‘Greater Bay Area’ to rival with document expected to be released on February 21

Beijing has just approved a much-awaited blueprint to create an IT-led economic powerhouse in southern China after ironing out intricate competition and technical issues, and will unveil it in late February.

13 Jan, 2019

#Economy