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Civil servant cheated out of MOP 1.04 million in UK property deal

A local woman was arrested on Thursday for cheating a female civil servant out of about MOP 1.04 million to purchase two properties in the UK.

22 Jun, 2020

#Crime

Police nab 14 suspects involved in smuggling codeine cough syrup

Fourteen suspects belonging to two gangs were recently arrested for smuggling codeine cough syrup from Macao to the mainland, and the local and mainland police seized 741 bottles in the operation.

22 Jun, 2020

#Crime

3 Filipino cleaners suffer heatstroke at hospital

Three outsourced cleaners – all Filipinos – working at the public Conde S. Januário Hospital Centre passed out outside the hospital after lunch on Saturday, possibly suffering heatstroke.

22 Jun, 2020

#Social Affairs

Filipino found dead while on duty at satellite station

A 38-year-old security guard from the Philippines was found unresponsive by his colleague at a satellite station in Coloane’s Hác Sá area on Sunday.

22 Jun, 2020

#Social Affairs

Government says tender for Cinematheque Passion was fair

The tendering process for the operation of Cinematheque Passion was fair and transparent, according to a top Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) official.

22 Jun, 2020

#Culture

Hong Kong security chief meets Macao CE to learn about national security

Hong Kong's Secretary for Security u visited Macao Friday for a meeting with Chief Executive to learn about the city's work in safeguarding national security and its latest development.

20 Jun, 2020

#Politics

Visitor arrivals drop 99.5% in May

Macao’s number of visitor arrivals declined 99.5% year-on-year to 16,133 last month.

19 Jun, 2020

#Tourism

MGTO releases video to promote Sustainable Gastronomy Day

The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) said in a statement on Thursday that it has produced a video to share Macao’s unique gastronomic culture, recipes and culinary arts, in order to promote the world’s Sustainable Gastronomy Day.

19 Jun, 2020

#Culture

Health Bureau passes 504 health voucher fraud cases for prosecution

Since the launch of the Health Bureau (SSM) annual medical subsidy programme – known as health vouchers – in 2009, its officials have carried out 3,711 inspections in private clinics and medical institutions that have joined the programme and transferred 504 cases to the Public Prosecution Office (MP) for allegedly defrauding the government through the illegal use of the vouchers.

19 Jun, 2020

#Social Affairs

Sales assistant spends MOP 500 of MacauPass cards left by clients

A convenience store’s sales assistant was arrested on Monday for using MacauPass cards left by customers in the store.

19 Jun, 2020

#Crime

Filipino nationals face quarantine ‘hurdle’ once home

The Macau International Airport saw hundreds of passengers on Thursday – an oddity during the pandemic – as 362 stranded Filipino nationals flew home after being stranded in the city for up to four months.

19 Jun, 2020

#Social Affairs

Over 300 Filipinos returned home on Thursday

Over 300 Filipinos nationals returned to Manila on Thursday via a chartered flight organised by the Philippine Consulate General in Macao.

19 Jun, 2020

#Social Affairs

The House of Dancing Water suspended until January 2021

The House of Dancing Water show will close temporarily from today until January 2021, Melco Resorts and Entertainment announced today. The show will undergo a revamp led by creative director Franco Dragone.

18 Jun, 2020

#Culture

Inês Chan Lou to Head Macao Government Information Bureau (GCS)

Inês Chan Lou, who heads the Licensing and Inspection Department of the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), will be appointed as the director of the Macao Government Information Bureau (GCS).

18 Jun, 2020

#Politics

14-day quarantine for all arrivals from virus-hit Beijing

Two travellers who arrived in Macao on Wednesday who had been in Beijing 14 days prior were immediately transferred to 14 days of quarantine and medical observation at one of the government’s “quarantine hotels”.

18 Jun, 2020

#Social Affairs

Local tours get ready

As of Wednesday afternoon, 3,135 residents have registered for the MGTO “Macao Ready Go! Local Tours” programme – a subsidised programme for local residents joining tour groups organised by local travel agencies to travel around the city, which will run from next Monday until September 30

18 Jun, 2020

#Tourism

Ambulance carrying pregnant woman crashes with 7-seater carrier

A 7-seater people carrier and an ambulance carrying a pregnant woman crashed in Avenida de Horta e Costa on Wednesday evening, the Fire Services Bureau (CB) said.

18 Jun, 2020

#Social Affairs

Special ferry link sets sail

877 Macao residents have registered for the local government’s special ferry service – which started on Wednesday – for them upon arrival at Hong Kong’s airport from overseas to be able to return to Macao without having to go through quarantine in Hong Kong.

18 Jun, 2020

#Social Affairs

Self-service permanent ID card renewal extended to 24/7

The Identification Services Bureau (DSI) said in a statement on Wednesday that the self-service application for local permanent ID cards’ renewal has now been extended to 24 hours every day.

18 Jun, 2020

#Social Affairs

Further 22 seafood samples tested negative for COVID-19

An additional 22 imported seafood samples from 10 countries and regions were given a nucleic acid test (NAT) on Tuesday, and the results were all negative for COVID-19.

18 Jun, 2020

#Social Affairs