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5th airline commences Macau-Shanghai flights

Macau, China, 24 Jun – Juneyao Airlines’ inaugural Shanghai-Macau flight touched down at Macau International Airport in Taipa on Thursday, making it the fifth air carrier serving the route after Macau ’s flag-carrier Air Macau, China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and Spring Airlines,. The Macau Post Daily reports today.   The newcomer serves the apparently … Continue reading "5th airline commences Macau-Shanghai flights"

24 Jun, 2011

Macau names avenue in memory of Henry Fok

Macau, China, 23 Jun – An Avenue in Macau was named “Avenida Doutor Henry Fok” Wednesday. The previously unnamed avenue runs from Rotunda do Istmo to Avenida do Aeroporto in Taipa, between the Macau University of Science and Technology and City of Dreams casino complex. The avenue is about 800 metres long. According to Raymond … Continue reading "Macau names avenue in memory of Henry Fok"

23 Jun, 2011

Govt warns of high risk of dengue fever as summer approaches

Macau, China, 23 Jun – The government has been taking measures to eliminate mosquito breeding sites in public areas since April and is urging residents to do the same at home to prevent the risk of being bitten by a dengue fever carrying mosquito, as the humid and warm weather is creating the perfect breeding … Continue reading "Govt warns of high risk of dengue fever as summer approaches"

23 Jun, 2011

Survey shows Secretary for Administration and Justice scores lowest among 5 secretaries

Macau, China, 20 Jun – In an evaluation of the performance of Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On and his five policy secretaries, Secretary for Administration and Justice Florinda Chan Lai Man scored 49.42 out of 100 points in terms of overall satisfaction, the lowest score, according to a survey released by the Macau New … Continue reading "Survey shows Secretary for Administration and Justice scores lowest among 5 secretaries"

20 Jun, 2011

Macau tops Hong Kong on homes, says director of HKMAO

Macau, China, 17 Jun  -Director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office (HKMAO) of the State Council, China’s cabinet, Wang Guangya concluded his three-day visit to Macau on Thursday. Wang, who made his conclusion of the visit at the Macau International Airport Thursday, said that the visit gave him a good impression on Macau … Continue reading "Macau tops Hong Kong on homes, says director of HKMAO"

17 Jun, 2011

HK-Macau office chief urges ‘all-round’ development for Macau

Macau, China, 16 Jun – Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office (HKMAO) Director Wang Guangya said Wednesday he hoped that Macau could work towards a well-rounded development, specifying the event and cultural industries in particular, in a bid to reach the point of becoming an international entertainment and leisure hub. On Wang’s second day of … Continue reading "HK-Macau office chief urges ‘all-round’ development for Macau"

16 Jun, 2011

HKMAO director Wang Guangya arrives for three-day working visit

Macau, China, 15 Jun – Wang Guangya, director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office (HKMAO) of the State Council, arrived in Macau Tuesday for a three-day working visit.   Wang arrived from a three-day working visit to Hong Kong .   Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On and Macau ’s principal officials, including … Continue reading "HKMAO director Wang Guangya arrives for three-day working visit"

15 Jun, 2011

Taiwan police repatriate 122 con suspects via Macau

Macau, China, 13 Jun -Taiwan police on Saturday repatriated 122 phone and Internet scam suspects to the island via Macau on a chartered plane, The Macau Post Daily reports today.   Another 100 suspects are slated to be flown back to Taiwan from Indonesia today in the operation’s second round of repatriations following a massive cross-border crime crackdown, … Continue reading "Taiwan police repatriate 122 con suspects via Macau"

13 Jun, 2011

HK, Macau office chief to visit Macau next week

Macau, China, 8 Jun – Macau, China, 8 Jun – Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office Director Wang Guangya will pay his first working visit to Macau next week, the Macau Government Information Bureau (GCS) announced Tuesday. According to the announcement the visit between next Tuesday and Thursday will take place at the invitation of … Continue reading "HK, Macau office chief to visit Macau next week"

8 Jun, 2011

Nanhai teams dominates Macau´s international dragon boat races

Macau, China, 7 Jun – China Nanhai Jiujiang team, a frequent winner of the annual Macau International Dragon Boat Races, has once again dominated the race this year, closing the three-day event Monday with another victory in the event’s 500 metre international race open category. Including Monday’s victory, the team has won the same race … Continue reading "Nanhai teams dominates Macau´s international dragon boat races"

7 Jun, 2011

Police bust pickpocketing racket preying on tourists

Macau, China, 7 Jun – The Public Security Police (PSP) announced Monday the arrest of 14 suspected pickpockets from the mainland allegedly involved in a legion of recent thefts in the city main thoroughfare, San Ma Lou, The Macau Post Daily reported today. A PSP spokesperson said in a press conference that all the 14 … Continue reading "Police bust pickpocketing racket preying on tourists"

7 Jun, 2011

Beijing set to approve favorable policies for Hengqin development

Macau, China, 2 Jun – Secretary for Economic and Finance Francis Tam Pak Yuen said Wednesday that the central government would "shortly" approve favorable policies to encourage Macau businesses to invest in the Guangdong-Macau Co-operative Industrial Park in Hengqin island. Tam said he believed the green light from Beijing would come in the second half … Continue reading "Beijing set to approve favorable policies for Hengqin development"

2 Jun, 2011

Govt expenditure rises 115 pct in Jan-April

Macau, China, 1 Jun -The government’s expenditure in the January-April period stood at 10.4 billion patacas, up 115.6 percent year-on-year, the Finance Service Bureau (DSF) announced yesterday.   The government’s revenue rose 46.5 percent year-on-year to 33.1 billion patacas in the January-April period, resulting in an overall surplus of 22.7 billion patacas, up 27.8 percent … Continue reading "Govt expenditure rises 115 pct in Jan-April"

1 Jun, 2011

Hotels, eateries employ 16 pct of workforce

Macau, China,  27 May -Macau’s hotels, restaurants and similar businesses employed 53,921 people at the end of March, accounting for 16.1 percent of Macau ’s total workforce, according to figures released by the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) Thursday.   While 36,163 people were employed by the hospitality industry, 18,758 worked in restaurants.   The … Continue reading "Hotels, eateries employ 16 pct of workforce"

27 May, 2011

Portuguese lawyer attacked with corrosive liquid

Macau, China, 26 May -A Portuguese lawyer was attacked Wednesday by a young man who threw corrosive liquid over him burning about a tenth of his body, informed sources told The Macau Post Daily. The Judiciary Police (PJ) said in a statement that it has launched an investigation into the case. The Judiciary Police said  … Continue reading "Portuguese lawyer attacked with corrosive liquid"

26 May, 2011

Audit slams GIT over sloppy budget for Macau light rail project

Macau, China, 25 May – An audit report released Tuesday found that the government’s Transportation Infrastructure Office (GIT) spent 260 million patacas on the core service and construction contracts for the Macau light rail project, which were not included in the publicly announced 7.5 billion patacas (US$ 930 million) budget, which itself already has overrun. … Continue reading "Audit slams GIT over sloppy budget for Macau light rail project"

25 May, 2011

Visitors rise 6.6 pct to 8.7 million in Jan-April

Macau, China, 24 May – Macau logged 8.77 million visitor arrivals in the first four months of this year, up 6.6 percent year-on-year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Monday.   Mainlanders and Hong Kong citizens accounted for 56.4 percent and 28.4 percent of all visitor arrivals between January and April, respectively. The number … Continue reading "Visitors rise 6.6 pct to 8.7 million in Jan-April"

24 May, 2011

World gymnastics body suspends Macau from competition over unpaid fees

Lausanne, Switzerland, 18 May – The International Gymnastics Federation(FIG) has suspended Macau and 10 other countries for failing to pay dues to the sport’s ruling body. The governing body said the 11 are Cyprus, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Macau, Macedonia, Paraguay, Seychelles, Syria, Tajikistan, and Yemen. FIG rules bar the countries from organizing or competing in … Continue reading "World gymnastics body suspends Macau from competition over unpaid fees"

18 May, 2011

Noise complaints rise 14 pct to over 4,400 in 2010

Macau, China, 17 May – The number of noise complaints received by the Public Security Police (PSP) rose 13.9 percent year-on-year to 4,435 cases last year, just 59.9 percent of which resulted in an official warning, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced in a summary of its 2010 environmental statistics Monday. According to the … Continue reading "Noise complaints rise 14 pct to over 4,400 in 2010"

17 May, 2011

Galaxy Macau opens with focus on Asian visitors

Macau, China, 16 May  – Hong Kong-listed Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) held a grand opening ceremony on Sunday for its US$1.9 billion hotel resort in Macau’s Cotai Strip, focusing on Asian visitors.   Themed ‘World Class, Asian Heart’, the 550,000-square-meter Southeast Asian-style Galaxy Macau mega-resort comprises three hotel brands, namely Galaxy Hotel , Singapore ‘s … Continue reading "Galaxy Macau opens with focus on Asian visitors"

16 May, 2011