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Macao government receipts from gaming taxes fall 74% in Jan-Oct 

The Macao government's income from direct gaming taxes dropped 74.1% year-on-year to MOP 24.3 billion (US$3.05 billion) in the first 10 months of the year

12 Nov, 2020

#Gaming

Government proposes to extend age coverage for new youth policy, more emphasis on patriotism

The government launches a one-month public consultation on the drafting of its youth policy to be implemented from next year to 2030.

12 Nov, 2020

#Social Affairs

No Hong Kong quarantine for Guangdong, Macao returnees from 23 November

Hong Kong residents returning to the city from Guangdong or Macao will be exempt from undergoing quarantine from 23 November, as long as they test negative for COVID-19 and register with the Hong Kong government in advance.

12 Nov, 2020

#Social Affairs

Government tests public transport drivers for COVID-19 free of charge

The government has announced that the city’s public bus drivers, taxi drivers and those operating Light Rail Transit (LRT) trains can now make an appointment to undergo a one-off COVID-19 test free of charge.

12 Nov, 2020

#Social Affairs

Population falls to 682,800 at end of Q3

Macao’s population at the end of the third quarter was down by 2,600 quarter-to-quarter to 682,800, due to a drop in the number of non-resident workers living here.

12 Nov, 2020

#Social Affairs

Galaxy’s revenue rises 34% in Q3, expects ‘gradual rise’ in visitors

Macao's Hong Kong-listed gaming operator Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) has announced a 34% quarter-on-quarter growth in its net revenue to HK$1.6 billion (MOP 1.65 billion) in the third quarter. 

12 Nov, 2020

#Gaming

2nd sci-tech & innovation forum to be held next year

The International Science, Technology and Innovation Forum (ISTIF) of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) will be held in Macao again next year, BFA Secretary General Li Baodong, a former foreign minister, said on Wednesday, adding that a science technology expo will take place concurrently.

12 Nov, 2020

#Business

Macao to hold world table tennis contest this month

WTT Macao 2020, organised by the local Sports Bureau (ID) and World Table Tennis (WTT) in conjunction with the Macau Table Tennis General Association, will be held at the Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion this month.

12 Nov, 2020

#Sports

Health Bureau recalls Salonpas pain relief patch

The Health Bureau (SSM) is recalling “SALONPAS ADVANCED FORMULA PATCHES (6.5cm x 4.2cm)” manufactured by Japan’s Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co Inc, according to a statement from the bureau on Wednesday.

12 Nov, 2020

#Social Affairs

Artist explores his route through sound & visual arts

The OX Warehouse has invited mainland artist Feng Xiaofeng to join its Artist-in-Residence Programme entitled “A Route – Feng Xiaofeng Solo Exhibition”, co-sponsored by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) and Macao Foundation (FM), according to an article on the gallery’s Facebook page. 

12 Nov, 2020

#Culture

Man falls off building in Taipa

A man fell off a building in Edificio Vai Chui Garden, on Rua de Nam Keng in Taipa, at about 12 noon today.

11 Nov, 2020

#Social Affairs

‘Quarantine exemption for Guangdong, Macao imminent’

The government could announce as soon as today that Hong Kong people living in Guangdong and Macao can be exempted from quarantine after returning to Hong Kong.

11 Nov, 2020

#Social Affairs

Macao aims to become platform for high-level international sci-tech exchanges

By making full use of the advantages of connecting and integrating the East and the West, “Macao will strive to craft a platform for high-level international scientific and technological exchanges and co-operation, one that is in high-level convergence of international modern service industries, Edmund Ho Hau Wah, vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), said on Tuesday.

11 Nov, 2020

#Business

Forum attracts overseas sci-tech experts to discuss ‘frontier issues’

The first conference of the International Science, Technology and Innovation Forum (ISTIF) of the Boao Forum of Asia (BFA) attracted a lot of overseas sci-tech experts because a lot of “frontier issues” in the global technology field would be discussed.

11 Nov, 2020

#Business

HK-Macao office vice chief raises 7 aspects for Macao’s sci-tech innovation

Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the State Council Vice Director Zhang Xiaoming urged Macau to strengthen its role in the nation’s development strategy in science and technology innovation.

11 Nov, 2020

#Business

Neto Valente ‘regrets’ Judicial Council’s statement about him

Macau Lawyers Association (AAM) President Jorge Neto Valente told reporters on Tuesday that he “regrets” the Judicial Council’s statement on Monday about him, claiming that the general public were not “stupid” and “people [could] see” that what Court of Final Appeal (TUI) President Sam Hou Fai said last month was “not allowed by law”.

11 Nov, 2020

#Social Affairs

International film-fest to stream 31 movies as it goes virtual next month (Update)

This year’s International Film Festival & Awards • Macao (IFFAM) will be taking place digitally from 3-8 December where all 31 movies will be streamed online, a statement from the event’s organiser said on Tuesday.

11 Nov, 2020

#Culture

Student cheated out of 180,000 yuan in ‘police officer’ phone scam

A female university student from the mainland was cheated out of 180,000 yuan (MOP 217,000) in a phone scam, Judiciary Police (PJ) spokesman Chan Wun Man said during a regular press conference on Monday.

11 Nov, 2020

#Crime

USJ students showcase their selected works

An exhibition entitled “Selected Works 2020” by graduates of the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) Faculty of Arts and Humanities’ Department of Creative Industries is being held at Creative Macau – Centre for Creative Industries.

11 Nov, 2020

#Culture

International Film Festival and Awards Macao to be held online

For the first time since it started five years ago, the International Film Festival and Awards ‧ Macao (IFFAM) will be held entirely online, running from 3 to 8 December.

10 Nov, 2020

#Culture