Tourism master plan opens to int’l bidders this year

According to Helena de Senna Fernandes, MGTO director, the master plan will be open for bidding in the second half of the year. The bidding document is currently being drafted. Ms

Third Global Tourism Economy Forum to take place in October

A press conference was held at the Tourism Activities Center yesterday to present the initiative. The third edition features the “Maritime Silk Road” (MSR) as its theme, exploring strategic intercontinental

ACADEMIC FREEDOM | Sautede accuses the Catholic Foundation and GAES

In a farewell letter sent to all staff, students and alumni, the former lecturer of Asian Politics at the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) gave his version of the facts

AL PLENARY | Gov’t slammed for lack of long-term plan on public housing

Although the government has recently announced a plan to build 28,000 public housing units in reclamation Zone A, lawmakers have still raised criticism over the lack of a calendar, as

HOUSING | Sore rental leads to further shortage supply

Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) believes that the housing market will continue to experience a shortage in supply due to the increase in rental prices. It was also suggested that the

Gov’t ponders increase on tobacco tax to tackle youth smoking

Lawmakers have vowed for a more efficient smoking prevention amongst young people, claiming that the supervision over the selling of tobacco to minors and actions to raise awareness on the

Gov’t account surplus reaches MOP60b with low execution rate

The Financial Bureau has released the central account of the Macau government. It shows a MOP60.4 billion surplus in the first half of this year, which sees an increase of

CRIME | 19 year-old-woman sexually assaulted in building corridor

The Public Security Police (PSP) detained a 24 year old mainland bakery worker on July 12 after he was accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman on July 2. The victim

Chui to present CE candidacy today

Chui Sai On will officially present his candidacy today for the Chief Executive Election. The CE chose appointed-lawmaker Vong Hin Fai to be his trustee again. Vong will submit Chui’s

Referendum organizers accuse government of ‘intimidation’

Last Saturday, a government spokesperson said that the proposed civil referendum is unconstitutional, after calling it “illegal” and “invalid” earlier last week. The official statement issued later stressed that there

GRANT BOWIE | MGM’s Cotai project will have the ability ‘to evolve as things evolve’

“Absolutely,” he answered. “Not only is it being continued, the whole property is being designed around that process.” Mr Bowie hinted that the Cotai property will be multifunctional, able to

Fundraising concert held for abandoned pets

Members of the Parents’ Association of People with Intellectual Disability set up a charity bazaar and donation boxes. All donations will go to the Abandoned Animals Protection Association of Macau (AAPAM). A

CE denies new public housing plan ‘a show’

Meanwhile, the Secretary of Transportation and Public Works, Lau Si Io, also refuted having said that the previous works on the planning of the reclamation area have been rendered useless

Asian American sues LVS for USD5b

The Las Vegas Sands Corp. and its chairman, Sheldon Adelson, were sued by a former potential partner in a casino venture for as much USD5 billion over claims of trade-secret

AL agrees with tougher construction supervision

The Legislative Assembly (AL) First Standing Committee President, Kwan Tsui Hang, has revealed that committee members have agreed that project management companies must supervise all future construction projects. When discussing the

Sulu Sou denies New Macau Association divergences

The newly elected New Macau Association (ANM) president, Sulu Sou Ka Hou, said during a media gathering last Friday that it is normal to have different opinions within the association.

Briefs: Taiwan aviation agreement to be enforced this year

The Director of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Macau, Lu Chang-shui, believes that the new aviation agreement between Macau and Taiwan, which was signed in February, will come

CE ‘not pressured’ by democracy referendum

Chui Sai On has reiterated that the upcoming civil referendum on the Chief Executive is “against the Basic Law” and claimed that he does not feel pressured by the event. “We

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