CE: ‘Pearl Horizon case’ to follow legal procedures

The Chief Executive (CE) said yesterday that the government is treating the case involving the housing complex “Pearl Horizon” as highly important. He stressed that the government must abide by

Beijing devises an organ to bolster local economy

The head of the Chinese Liaison Office in Macau, Li Gang, said that the central government has set up an ad hoc body aimed at supporting the region’s economic development.

Billionaire Guo assisting probe after reported missing

  Chinese billionaire Guo Guangchang, who leads Fosun International Holdings Ltd., is assisting judiciary authorities with a probe, according to Shanghai Stock Exchange filing by a company he controls. Guo had gone

Macau and Taiwan ditch double taxation in aviation industry

Macau and Taiwan’s authorities have reached a permanent bi-partisan agreement to shun double taxation for the aviation industry across both regions. Representatives from both sides inked the pact last week

Cooperation | Brazil visit to foster Pan-Pearl River regional cooperation

Pan-Pearl River Delta authorities (PPRD) will travel to Brazil to boost links between Portuguese-speaking countries and the regional group, the Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lionel Leong, said on Friday. The

Ask The Vet | How serious is puppy coughing? Five possible causes

Puppy coughing can be the result of something as simple as exposure to cigarette smoke or it can be as serious as a collapsed trachea. Because puppy coughing is a common

Macau construction costs second highest in Asia

Macau is the second most expensive Asian city to build in after Hong Kong, while Singapore ranks third, says the latest International Construction Costs 2016 index published by Arcadis, a

Designer’s canvases challenge stereotypical concept of beauty

Portuguese designer Sofia Bobone challenges herself with new attempts at painting, seeking to defy conventional standards of beauty. The 44-year-old artist, who decided to dabble in painting three years ago, has

Local productions win awards at audio-visual competition

Five films and a music video received awards at the Sound & Image Challenge Festival award ceremony, held recently at the Dom Pedro V Theatre. The contest, which is now

MSAR jumps to 13th place in most expensive cities for expats rank

A survey by ECA International has revealed that Chinese cities now account for more than half of the Asia-Pacific’s top 20 most expensive cities for expatriates. The survey found that

No date or budget for Islands Hospital

Several lawmakers inquired about the costs and date of completion of the future Taipa Island Hospital. Raimundo do Rosário only said, “We cannot have a date, neither a budget for

2016 policy address | Rosário makes first attempt at infrastructure plan

The five-year plan being introduced by the government is, according to the Secretary for Transport and Public Works, “a first attempt by the MSAR government to have a plan.” Raimundo

UN criticizes current human rights situation

In the aftermath of recent meetings held to discuss the human rights situation in Macau, the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT) has produced a list detailing various issues of

Kindergarten gets award for maintaining elements of Macanese heritage

The International Institute of Macau awarded this year’s Identity Award to D José da Costa Nunes Kindergarten “for its contributions to reinforcing the Macanese identity”, according to the institution’s president,

Music | Korean pop-jazz band Winterplay to debut in town

The up-and-coming Korean band Winterplay will grace the region with its first- ever performance in Macau tomorrow night at the Macau Cultural Centre. With a distinct sound and famed for their strong-beat

Polytec Asset declines offer to join redevelopment tender

The property developer of the maligned Pearl Horizon residential project expressed his reluctance to join a future public tender to redevelop the land. After the authorities clarified that the group’s land

Airport expects 5 pct rise in passengers this year

Fong made the remarks on the sidelines of an awards ceremony for a micro-film competition in celebration of the airport’s 20th anniversary. He said that the terminal has estimated catering

Tourism | Taiwan to celebrate 10 millionth visitor

According to Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau, tourist arrivals in the island are expected to surpass 10 million for the year 2015. This figure will be the highest number of arrivals in

2016 Policy Address | Mitsubishi gets MOP700m to maintain LRT trains in Japan

Given the major delays on the construction of the Light Rapid Transit (LRT) depot, the government has reached an agreement with Mitsubishi, the manufacturer of the trains. The Japanese company

Law guiding family policies kept unchanged

The Social Services Committee recognized the necessity to further promote the principles outlined in the regulation framing family-related policies instead of the need to update it, as previously urged for

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