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Morale at IC ‘very high’ despite frequent leadership changes: Tam

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng said Thursday that morale among Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) officials was “very high at the moment” - despite the bureau’s frequent leadership staff changes.

11 Jan, 2019

#Culture

Macau Culture bureau gets new deputy

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng has appointed Chan Kai Chon, who is currently the director of the Macau Museum of Art (MAM), as a vice-president of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) effective from Saturday, replacing Kent Ieong Chi Kin.

10 Jan, 2019

#Culture

LRT trains to run from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m.: govt

Macau’s Light Rapid Transit (LRT) trains will run daily from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m., Secretary for Transport and Public Works Raimundo do Rosario told reporters

10 Jan, 2019

#Economy

Ex-Canidrome operator pays 25 million patacas fine

The former concessionaire of Macau’s troubled greyhound racetrack, Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co. Ltd. has already paid its 25-million-pataca fine for abandoning hundreds of greyhounds when the racetrack stopped operating in July last year

10 Jan, 2019

#Social Affairs

Macau and mainland China police bust illegal card-swiping gang

The Macau Judiciary Police (PJ), in conjunction with their mainland counterparts, have busted a gang which had been illegally helping gamblers swipe their mainland UnionPay cards in Macau – using point-of-sale (POS) machines smuggled from the mainland.

9 Jan, 2019

#Social Affairs

Flu kills 86-year-old man

An 86-year-old local man died of Type A influenza associated with pneumonia on Monday – the first flu death confirmed in Macau this year.

9 Jan, 2019

#Social Affairs

New Liaison Office chief urges Macau to contribute to peaceful reunification

The new director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in Macau, Fu Ziying, Monday urged Macau people to continue to contribute to the peaceful development of cross-Strait relations and peaceful reunification of the motherland. 

8 Jan, 2019

#Politics

Macau Government mulls pepper spray for more cops 

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak said Monday that the government will study the possibility of Public Security Police (PSP) officers on duty in or around local casinos being equipped with pepper spray cans.

8 Jan, 2019

#Politics

Chui briefs top officials on spirit of Xi’s speeches on 40th anniversary of reform, opening up

Chief Executive Chui Sai On has called on government officials to abide by the aspirations set out by President Xi Jinping, in order to lead Macau to grasp opportunities that arise from the country’s reform and opening-up policies.

7 Jan, 2019

#Politics

Govt to launch lung cancer screening programme

The government says that it will launch a lung cancer screening programme for local residents later this year.

7 Jan, 2019

#Social Affairs

Airport logs record 8.2 million passengers in 2018

Macau’s airport handled a record 8.26 million passengers last year, a 15 percent growth year-on-year, its operator announced Thursday.

4 Jan, 2019

#Business

Macau gaming operators reduce plastic footprint, ditching straws

Gaming operators such as Sands China and MGM have pulled the last straw as part of their effort to reduce their plastic footprint.

4 Jan, 2019

#Gaming

MJC pledges to invest up to 4.5 billion patacas

The Macau Jockey Club (MJC) has promised to spend between 3.5 billion and 4.5 billion patacas on revamping its racetrack in Taipa, lawmakers were told Thursday.

4 Jan, 2019

#Business

Tourist arrivals rise 16 pct over New Year holiday

Macau recorded 528,369 tourist arrivals between last Saturday and New Year’s Day, according to immigration statistics released through the Macau Government Information Bureau (GCS) Wednesday.

3 Jan, 2019

#Tourism

Police suspect arson by HK man at delta bridge checkpoint

The Judiciary Police (PJ) said yesterday that small fires that broke out in four different areas at the Macau checkpoint building and cross-border bus stop for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB) were suspicious and would be investigated as suspected arson cases.

3 Jan, 2019

#Social Affairs

Macau casinos rake in US $37.6 bln gaming revenue in 2018

Gambling revenue in Macau rose 14 percent in 2018, the second consecutive year of gain.

1 Jan, 2019

#Gaming

Chui stresses patriotism, national security in New Year’s speech

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On Monday underlined the importance of patriotism and national security in his New Year’s address. 

1 Jan, 2019

#Politics

Govt to issue ‘AA’ vehicle plates after ‘MZ’: report

The Transport Bureau (DSAT) has decided to issue vehicle registration plates starting with “AA” after the vehicle registration plates starting with “MZ” have been used up.

31 Dec, 2018

#Social Affairs

China appointed Vice-Ministre of Commerce Fu Ziying to be its top official in Macau

Beijing has appointed a vice-minister of commerce to be its top official in Macau, in a move seen by political analysts as the central government’s bid to strengthen economic ties with Portuguese-speaking countries.

28 Dec, 2018

#Politics

Delta bridge opening raises visitor arrivals: govt

In the wake of the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB) on October 24, Macau’s visitor arrivals rose by 15.3 percent year-on-year to 3.26 million last month, while month-to-month growth reached 3.6 percent

28 Dec, 2018

#Tourism