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Historian says altering street names may affect Macao’s special position

Any rash alterations to Macao’s street names will endanger the co-existence of Chinese and Portuguese features in Macao, potentially affecting Macao’s strategic position as the bridge between China and Lusophone countries, said Paul Chan Wai Chi, a high school history teacher and former legislator.

22 Jul, 2020

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New rules for swimming pools from Friday

The Sports Bureau (ID) announced on Tuesday new access rules for the city’s public swimming pools from Friday.

22 Jul, 2020

#Sports

Vocational training programme to add 10,000 places

The Labour Affairs Bureau’s (DSAL) Vocational Training Department Chief Cheung Wai said on Tuesday that the bureau was planning to increase the number of places in its subsidised vocational training scheme by 10,000.

22 Jul, 2020

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IAM vows to improve Sai Van Lake’s coastal areas

The Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) said in a statement on Tuesday that it has launched a project to improve the waterfront pedestrian areas of Sai Van Lake in phases.

22 Jul, 2020

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Hong Kong man cheated out of HK$230,000 in facemask fraud

A local man was arrested on Monday for cheating a Hong Kong man out of HK$230,000 he had been given as a deposit to purchase facemasks.

22 Jul, 2020

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Macao-born MasterChef UK finalist brings Macanese flair to competition

Making it all the way as a top 3 MasterChef UK Season 16 finalist,  Sandy Tang brought the taste of Macao with her on the show. Although she didn't win the competition, she is considered the breakout star of the show this year.

21 Jul, 2020

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New itineraries of Macao tours feature helicopter rides

The Macao Government Tourism Office will add 10 new itineraries from tomorrow to its ongoing subsidised programme for residents joining tour groups organised by travel agencies to tour the city, with one of them featuring helicopter rides.

21 Jul, 2020

#Tourism

Nucleic acid tests for casino staff

The Health Bureau started to carry out one-off nucleic acid tests (NATs) for casino frontline workers – including dealers, cage workers and security guards – last Thursday.

21 Jul, 2020

#Social Affairs

Liaison Office praises Galaxy, MGM & Melco for COVID-19 relief efforts

The Central People’s Government Liaison Office in the Macao Special Administration Region (MSAR) recently visited Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG), MGM and Melco Resorts & Entertainment to present the gaming operators with certificates of appreciation for supporting COVID-19 prevention efforts in the mainland and Macao.

21 Jul, 2020

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19th ‘government facemasks’ round

The 19th round of the government’s facemask purchase scheme will start today.

21 Jul, 2020

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Dealer steals 3 chips worth HK$70,000

A female dealer was arrested on Sunday for stealing a HK$50,000 chip while on duty, Judiciary Police (PJ) spokesman Lai Man Vai said at a regular press conference on Monday.

21 Jul, 2020

#Crime

Over 620,000 consumption subsidy cards mostly benefit retail

Over 620,000 residents had picked up their government consumption subsidy smartcards before late last week’s deadline, or 95 per cent of those who had registered, the Government Information Bureau (GCS) has announced.

21 Jul, 2020

#Social Affairs

Visitors fall 84% in the first half of the year

In the first half of 2020, the number of visitor arrivals decreased by 83.9% year-on-year to 3,268,900, according to the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC).

20 Jul, 2020

#Tourism

Quarantine lifted for mainland non-resident workers

The Macao government has lifted its 14-day quarantine requirement for all non-resident workers from the mainland.

20 Jul, 2020

#Social Affairs

Nearly 2/3 of non-resident workers are mainlanders

According to data from the Macao Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL), at the end of May the number of non-resident workers stood at 189,274, of whom 115,941 were mainlanders or 61.3 per cent of the total.

20 Jul, 2020

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‘Sacred Magnate’ wins SJM Macau Derby

“Sacred Magnate” won Sunday's SJM Macau Derby at the racecourse in Taipa, the gaming operator said in a statement.  

20 Jul, 2020

#Social Affairs

MGTO to add 10 itineraries to local tours

Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said at the weekend that her office planned to introduce 10 more itineraries to the city’s local tours.

20 Jul, 2020

#Tourism

2 locals nabbed for smuggling cigs from mainland

A local man and a local woman were arrested in two separate cases on Friday for attempting to smuggle 900 and 1,100 cigarettes respectively into Macao from the mainland, the Macao Customs Service said in a statement on Saturday. 

20 Jul, 2020

#Crime

Hong Kong: Masks made stricter and civil servants to work from home

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said that COVID situation is now "really critical" as the government announced a series of tough measures.

19 Jul, 2020

#Social Affairs

Virus surge unabated, Hong Kong residents urged to stay home

The surging coronavirus pandemic in Hong Kong claimed one more victim tokay as health officials reported 58 new cases.

17 Jul, 2020

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