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UM says classroom CCTV cameras only to be used during exams

The University of Macau (UM) pledged in a statement Tuesday that the CCTV cameras installed in some of its classrooms would only be switched on during exams.

29 May, 2019

#Social Affairs

Nine deals bolster Guangdong-Macau cooperation

Monday’s Guangdong-Macau Cooperation Joint Conference has resulted in nine agreements covering the next phase of cooperation between the two areas, and reinforced their efforts to press ahead with the objectives envisaged under the plan for the GBA

28 May, 2019

#Economy

Forum aims to help improve BRI infrastructure strategies

A forum to be held in Macau later this week aims to be a platform for leaders to exchange ideas and information on infrastructure strategies mainly in connection with the central government’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Yu Xiaohong, vice-president of the China International Contractors Association, said Monday.

28 May, 2019

#Economy

General jobless rate stays at 1.7 pct

Macau’s general unemployment rate remained unchanged at 1.7 percent from February to April, as compared with that of the previous survey period from January to March, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said Monday.

28 May, 2019

#Social Affairs

Macau woman, 62, dies from flu

A 62-year-old Macau woman died from influenza Sunday, the third person to die from the flu this year, the Health Bureau (SSM) said in a statement.

27 May, 2019

#Social Affairs

Macau and Zhuhai police nab 4 suspects in HK$3.1 million pepper spray casino chip robbery

The Macau police and their counterparts in Zhuhai have arrested four mainlandersfor their alleged involvement in Friday’s gambling chip robbery at the Plaza Casino in the Four Seasons Hotel in Cotai in which two men robbed chips worth HK$3.1 million.

27 May, 2019

#Social Affairs

Retail sales drop 1.9 pct in Q1

Retail sales in the first quarter of this year fell by 1.9 percent year-on-year to 20.38 billion patacas, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has announced.  

27 May, 2019

#Economy

Eco enzyme made from kitchen waste can save planet: group

A local group launched a series of events Sundsy promoting the idea that eco enzyme made from kitchen waste can save the planet.

27 May, 2019

#Economy

Graft busters to propose discipline revision

The Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) said in a statement on Thursday that it would soon propose amendments to the civil service disciplinary code.

24 May, 2019

#Politics

Visitors rise 15.9 pct to 3.4 million in April

Macau’s number of visitor arrivals rose by 15.9 percent year-on-year to 3.4 million last month, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Thursday.

24 May, 2019

#Tourism

Sino-US trade war set to impact casino receipts to some extent: Ambrose So

SJM Holdings Executive Director-cum-CEO Ambrose So Shu Fai said on Thursday that the China-US trade war was set to impact Macau’s gaming revenues to some extent if it continues.

24 May, 2019

#Gaming

World Cup events reflect FIA’s recognition of MGP: Pun

Sports Bureau President Pun Weng Kun said that last year’s Macau Grand Prix included three World Cup motor-racing events which demonstrated a high degree of trust and recognition from the FIA.

23 May, 2019

#Sports

Moody’s keeps ‘stable outlook’ for Macau

US credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service affirmed on Wednesday Macau’s local and foreign currency issuer rating at Aa3 and maintained the special administrative region’s “stable outlook”.

23 May, 2019

#Economy

Marketing expert suggests ‘art tourism’ to diversify

Macau has a lot of non-gaming entertainment offerings but compared with Las Vegas the city is still catching up in terms of diversification, Macau International Cultural and Sports Industries Association President Patricia Cheong Sai said.

22 May, 2019

#Tourism

MGTO hopes to complete report on tourist tax survey by year-end

According to Senna Fernandes, the objective of the survey is to “broadly listen” to local people’s views on the feasibility of implementing the tourist tax.

22 May, 2019

#Tourism

Govt launches online survey on tourist tax

The Macau Government Tourism Office launched an online survey yesterday to collect opinions from residents on the possible implementation of a tourist tax – an “entry fee” to be paid by tourists. 

21 May, 2019

#Tourism

Commission sets campaign period for CE Election Committee candidates

The campaign period for the candidates of Macau’s Chief Executive Election Committee will run from June 1 to June 14.

21 May, 2019

#Politics

Macau and city of Porto sign document to deepen cooperation

A memorandum of understanding of cooperation and friendship was signed on Friday between Macau and the northern Portuguese city of Porto, whose Mayor, Rui Moreira, gave the Keys to the City to the Chief Executive of Macau, Chui Sai On.

21 May, 2019

#Politics

Police probe fatal stabbing outside hotel in Cotai

The Judiciary Police are investigating a homicide which occurred on Saturday night outside the Four Seasons Hotel in Cotai in which a male mainlander was stabbed to death

20 May, 2019

#Crime

Acting CE pledges to support GBA media

Wong Sio Chak said the government was aware of the “great importance” of media development in the Greater Bay Area, pledging that it will continue to support media exchanges in the three-jurisdiction conurbation.

20 May, 2019

#Politics