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IACM chief believes greyhound adoption to be completed in May

Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) President Jose Tavares said he believed that the adoption for greyhounds left behind in the now defunct racetrack kennels could be completed in May next year.

28 Dec, 2018

#Social Affairs

Macau’s GNI rises 10.3 pct in 2017

Macau's gross national income (GNI) rose by 10.3 percent year-on-year in real terms in 2017, while per-capita GNI went up by 9.7 percent year-on-year in real terms

28 Dec, 2018

#Economy

24-hour Macau supermarket gutted by fire

A 24-hour supermarket in Macau was completely gutted by a fire in the early hours of Thursday, the Fire Services Bureau (CB) said.

28 Dec, 2018

#Social Affairs

Macau government expects visitor numbers to reach 35 million in 2018

By the end of 2018, the number of visitors having walked the streets and shops of Macau will have increased by more than 7% over last year.

27 Dec, 2018

#Tourism

Chui’s popularity ‘rebounds significantly’: HKU survey

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On’s popularity has “rebounded significantly” after last year’s plunge, the Public Opinion Programme (POP) of The University of Hong Kong said in a special announcement this week.

21 Dec, 2018

#Politics

Macau to further integrate into national development: chief executive

Macau was to further participate in China's reform and opening-up process, and to further integrate into the national development, Chief Executive of Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) Chui Sai On said.

20 Dec, 2018

#Politics

Fitch keeps Macau’s credit ratings at ‘AA’

Fitch Ratings Inc. announced yesterday that it has affirmed Macau’s long-term foreign-currency issue default rating (IDR) at “AA” with a stable outlook.

20 Dec, 2018

#Video

2018 honours list includes bishop, daily, ex-consul

Macau’s 2018 honours list released by the government yesterday includes a local business and community leader from Fujian, the bishop of the local Roman-Catholic diocese, the city’s best-selling Chinese-language daily and a former consul-general from Portugal in Macau.

20 Dec, 2018

#Social Affairs

Govt axes Taipa ‘Ocean World’ land concession

The government Wednesday announced the annulment of the land concession of a long-undeveloped plot of land east of the entrance to the Governor Nobre de Carvalho Bridge at the northern coast of Taipa, which was initially slated for an “Ocean World” theme park project when its land concession was granted over two decades ago.

20 Dec, 2018

#Tourism

Lawmakers pass bill banning off-duty gaming staff from casinos

The Legislative Assembly (AL) Tuesday passed a government-initiated bill banning off-duty gaming staff from entering local casinos, with the aim of reducing the risk of gaming staff becoming addicted to gambling.

19 Dec, 2018

#Gaming

Government sets up group studying possible criminalisation of illegal inns

The government has set up an interdepartmental working group for studying the possible criminalisation of the operation of illegal inns, the Secretariat for Administration and Justice (GSAJ).

19 Dec, 2018

#Social Affairs

Xi ‘fully endorses’ work by Chui and local govt

President Xi Jinping Monday met with Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On, who was on a duty visit to Beijing, “fully endorsing” the work by Chui and his government and stressing that Macau can play an “irreplaceable role” also in the new era.

18 Dec, 2018

#Politics

Taipa-Barra LRT section to cost 4.5 billion patacas

Secretary for Transport and Public Works Raimundo do Rosario said Monday that the project to construct the Light Rail Transit (LRT) section connecting Taipa and Barra on the peninsula – via Sai Van Bridge – is budgeted at 4.5 billion patacas (US$ 562 million).

18 Dec, 2018

#Economy

South Korean film wins 3rd Macau film-festival

The winners of the 3rd International Film Festival & Awards Macau (IFFAM) were revealed on Friday at the awards ceremony of the annual event at the Macau Cultural Centre (CCM), with South Korea’s “Clean Up” from writer-director Kwon Man-ki winning the Best Film award.

17 Dec, 2018

#Culture

Annual parade celebrates MSAR’s 19th anniversary

The 2018 Macau International Parade, now in its eighth year, took place Sunday.

17 Dec, 2018

#Culture

Lionsgate movie-themed attraction set to open in Hengqin next year

A movie-themed indoor interactive experience centre based on Lionsgate’s blockbuster films, such as The Hunger Games, The Divergent Series and Now You See Me, is set to open on Hengqin in the first half of next year.

14 Dec, 2018

#Culture

Public services unique account system to be launched next month: govt

The government has finished developing a system of unique accounts for residents – referring to a single account for a person combining various public services by various government entities – and will launch the system next month .

14 Dec, 2018

#Social Affairs

MGTO to launch ‘chatbots’ answering tourists’ enquiries

The Macau Government Tourism Office announced that it will install a number of robots that can answer people’s enquiries about tourism information – by listening to oral speech – in various locations in the city.

13 Dec, 2018

#Tourism

Leong Vai Tac reaffirms ban on hiring of non-local dealers

Secretary for Economy and Finance Leong Vai Tac Wednesday reaffirmed the government’s stance of banning the hiring of non-local casino dealers.

13 Dec, 2018

#Gaming

Legislature passes new police operation bill

The Legislative Assembly (AL) passed Tuesday a government-initiated bill regulating the operation of the Public Security Police (PSP), which aims to help the police cope with the rising pressure caused by the city’s constant development.

12 Dec, 2018

#Politics