Two days after declaring bankruptcy, Reolian General Manager Cédric Rigaud admitted Thursday that there was a difference between the working cultures in Macau and Europe but insisted that those differences did not affect the way the French company was running its public bus service in Macau, adding the decision to file for bankruptcy was merely … Continue reading "Reolian chief says bankruptcy filed ‘to protect company’"
4 Oct, 2013
SAS BREZAC Artifices, from France, won the 25th Macau International Fireworks contest followed by China and Switzerland in the second and third rank. The prize for the champion team is US$ 8,000 US dollars whereas the second and third prize winners were awarded 4,000 and 2,500 dollars respectively. Ten teams came from Asia, Europe, America, … Continue reading "France won the 25th Macau International Fireworks contest"
4 Oct, 2013
The government seized Wednesday the operations of Reolian Public Transport Co, one day after the public bus firm filed for bankruptcy because it ran out of money to pay its workers. According to Business Daily paper the decision could force a reshuffle of the three-operator bus system introduced just two years ago. Reolian filed for … Continue reading "Government take over bus company Reolian"
3 Oct, 2013
Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said this week that he will never break his promise that only locals can be employed as croupiers in the city’s casinos. Chui’s current 5-year term ends on December 20 next year. However, he is widely expected to be re-elected for a second term which, according to the Macau … Continue reading "Govt says won’t change ‘local croupiers only’ policy"
3 Oct, 2013
Macau is ready to help bailed-out Portugal overcome its severe economic crisis, Alexis Tam Chon Weng, chief-of-cabinet of the Macau chief executive’s office, said last week. Tam, who also is the Macau government’s top spokesperson, made the remark during a TDM interview in Lisbon last week where he co-chaired the 2nd Macau-Portugal Joint Committee meeting. … Continue reading "Macau ‘ready to help Portugal’"
30 Sep, 2013
The Macau International Kart Grand Prix will take place between October 10 and 13 with 100 kart racers from 9 countries, announced Thursday the Automobile General Association Macao-China (AAMC) The organizer Automobile General Association Macao – China (AAMC) will work with The Asian Karting Open Championship (AKOC) to bring the KZ kart competition to Macau. … Continue reading "Macau Kart GP to bring 100 racers from 9 countries"
27 Sep, 2013
Civic and Municipal Affair Bureau (IACM) administration committee member Ung Sau Hong said Wednesday that penalties proposed in the latest version of the government’s long-delayed animal protection bill are “very tough.” Ung said the maximum fine of 100,000 patacas should be deterrent enough to prevent animals from being abused. According to The Macau Post Daily, … Continue reading "Animal protection bill contains ‘very tough’ fines: govt"
26 Sep, 2013
Macau is the seventh favorite destination for Chinese travellers, according to a survey released by daodao.com, TripAdvisor’s customized Chinese brand. Mainland tourists’ top destination continues to be the neighboring region of Hong Kong, followed by the island of Phuket in Thailand,Taiwan, Bangkok, Paris, Dubai, Macau, Seoul, Singapore and Bali. The survey indicates that the Chinese … Continue reading "Macau is the seventh favorite destination for Chinese travellers"
26 Sep, 2013
Macau recorded 19.57 million visitor arrivals in the first eight months of this year, an increase of 4.7 percent year-on-year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said Monday. Mainlanders and Hongkongers accounted for 63.6 and 23.5 percent of all visitor arrivals respectively. Guangdong residents accounted for 28.4 percent of all visitor arrivals. About 27.5 percent … Continue reading "19.5 million visit Macau in Jan-Aug, up 4.7 pct"
24 Sep, 2013
Central People’s Government Liaison Office Director Bai Zhijian said Wednesday that more businesspeople in the newly-elected legislature than in the previous one would not cause the government’s future policies to lean towards the interests of the business community. According to The Macau Post Daily, he made the comments after attending the opening ceremony of the … Continue reading "Liaison office chief not worried about more businesspeople in legislature"
19 Sep, 2013
The Macao Foundation donated 24 million yuan (US$ 3.9 million) to the Chinese Foundation for Lifeline Express at a ceremony held in Beijing. The money will be used to aid the maintenance and equipment replacement of the mobile ophthalmology clinic trains and sponsor two service stations in central China’s Hubei Province and northwest China’s Gansu … Continue reading "Macao Foundation Donates US$ 3.9 million to Hubei and Gansu medical projects"
19 Sep, 2013
Commissioner Against Corruption Vasco Fong Man Chong said Tuesday that if the government decided to amend the Legislative Assembly Election Law, he believed it was the right time now to re-assess the role that Macau’s gaming operators play in the election. Fong made the suggestion on the sidelines of the swearing-in ceremony for six new … Continue reading "CCAC chief says it’s time to re-assess gaming operators’ role in election"
18 Sep, 2013
The 13 grassroots groups that competed in Sunday’s direct legislative election garnered 48,879 votes, or 33.3 percent of the total 146,453 valid votes cast, The Macau Post Daily reports today. In the 2009 election, the grassroots camp’s then seven groups won 47,987 votes, or 33.83 percent of the 149,006 valid votes cast. The grassroots camp … Continue reading "Grassroots votes remain at 1/3 of total ballot"
17 Sep, 2013
The new campus of the University of Macau (UM) on Hengqin Island is not yet ready as quality inspections still have to be carried out so that students had to start the new term Monday on the old campus in Taipa. The government-owned university said in a statement it expected the Hengqin campus to be … Continue reading "UM Hengqin campus not yet ready for students"
17 Sep, 2013
Business leaders are the big winners and grassroots groups the big losers of Sunday’s direct legislative election. The Macau United Citizens Association (ACUM) electoral group headed by businessman-cum-Fujianese community leader Chan Meng Kam won an unprecedented three directly-elected seats in the 33-member legislature. Aside from Chan, the group’s second- and third-ranked candidates, Si Ka Lon … Continue reading "Business leaders big winners, grassroots big losers of legislative poll"
16 Sep, 2013
Macau’s 97 hotels and guesthouses welcomed 6.14 million guests in the first seven months of this year, a year-on-year increase of 14.7 percent, according to official data cited by The Macau Post Daily today. The average occupancy rate stood at 80.5 percent in the seven-month period, down by 2.1 percentage points. At the end of … Continue reading "Macau hotels have 6.1 million guests in Jan-July"
16 Sep, 2013
The Public Security Police (PSP) announced Thursday the arrests of two mainland women for false imprisonment and loan sharking on Wednesday. According to The Macau Post Daily, a PSP spokesperson announced the arrests in a regular press conference. According to the spokesperson, three suspects, all from mainland women, are allegedly involved in the case but … Continue reading "Police catch female loan sharks"
13 Sep, 2013
Those who climb over fences to the University of Macau’s new campus in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, will be punished for illegal border crossing, an official with the provincial border control agency confirmed to the Global Times. The Zhuhai-based Zhujiang Evening News reported over the weekend that since the construction of the new campus was completed … Continue reading "Trespassers at the new University of Macau to be charged"
12 Sep, 2013
A survey conducted by the Macau Clerical Employees General Association found that the stress that local white-collar workers are under is “bearable” and also that the support of families and friends could help relieve their pressure. The findings of the survey on local workers’ stress were presented in a press conference Wednesday, chaired by the … Continue reading "Macau employees’ level of stress ‘tolerable’: survey"
12 Sep, 2013
The Judiciary Police (PJ) Tuesday busted a Vietnamese drug-trafficking gang that operated in Macau for at least five months, leading to the arrests of nine suspects – two women and seven men. PJ spokesman Vong Chi Hong announced the case after the arrests were made. The suspects are aged between 23 and 33. According to … Continue reading "Macau police bust Vietnamese drug-trafficking gang"
11 Sep, 2013