Briefs | Macau Dancing Festival to be held on Jan 30

  The Macau Dancing Festival will take place at The Venetian Theater on January 30. The show follows on from the Music Festival and Full Band Festival held last year, and

Briefs | Gov’t sets up new award catalogs

  The Talents Development Committee has set up two new award catalogs to encourage local talent in Macau to obtain more certifications. According to a statement released by the committee, the

Briefs | Guangdong sees first case of South African Covid-19 variant

  On January 2, neighboring Guangdong Province recorded its first case of SARS-CoV-2 variant 501Y.V2, which first occurred in South Africa. State media Xinhua News Agency reported that a 55-year-old South

Briefs | Validity period of Covid-19 test certificate shortened

  The validity period of a negative Covid-19 test certificate will be shortened to three days from seven days as part of the government’s response to the worsening pandemic outbreak. The

Briefs | 2,500 social housing applications recorded since August

  The Housing Bureau has received upwards of 2,500 applications for social housing since the introduction of a new permanent application method on August 20, 2020. Around 2,200 applications have all

Briefs | Weather bureau warns of cold New Year’s Eve

  The Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau forecasts that the weather on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day will be cold, with a minimum temperature of around 6 degrees Celsius. A

Briefs | Lawmaker warns locals to watch for mainland property scams

  Lawmaker Leung Sun Lok calls on the locals to stay vigilant regarding property scams in mainland China, especially off-plan properties which have accounted for over 90% of dispute cases regarding

Briefs | Grand Lisboa cancels countdown event

The Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, S.A. (SJM) has announced that their annual New Year’s Eve event and countdown to the year 2021 will be canceled this year. In a

Briefs | Lei suggests gov’t avoid ‘unlimited’ investment in MID

Lawmaker Ella Lei has recommended that the government avoid unlimited injection into public investment company Macau Investment and Development Limited (MID). In a recent interpellation, Lei expressed worry that the

Briefs | 446 residents from SARs apply to work for Shenzhen gov’t

A total of 446 residents from Macau and Hong Kong have applied to work as civil servants for the Shenzhen government, according to a report by the Global Times. It

Briefs | Gov’t in talks with mainland China regarding digital currency

  The Monetary Authority of Macao (AMCM) is currently in communication with the People’s Bank of China regarding the issue of digital currency from the bank. In a reply to lawmaker

Briefs | Man pretends to be high-ranking official to carry out scam

The Judiciary Police (PJ) has apprehended a 57-year-old Macau man, who is suspected of pretending to be a high-ranking government official in order to defraud his victim, who wished to

Briefs | Gov’t continues with building constructions to save on rents

  The SAR Government has recently announced that another land plot, sized 6,480 sqm and located opposite the main door of the Macao Cultural Centre, will host a new government office

Briefs | MGTO welcomed media delegation from mainland

  Titled “Integrated Media Visit to Macau”, a delegation comprising 11 mainland China’s news media paid a familiarization visit to the SAR for a coverage of the city’s latest progress of

Briefs | DSAL: Construction sites, casinos have the most job hazards

  In the latest survey on occupational safety, conducted by the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL), authorities determined that the sites with the greatest number of accidents were construction sites, kitchens, casinos

Briefs | New batch of HKZMB user vehicles open for registration

  Individuals who own real properties, except parking spaces, work for a salary or own companies in Hong Kong can now apply to use the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge to travel to

Briefs | PSP to add 350 bodycams

  The Public Security Police Force (PSP) is slated to provide 350 additional personal bodycams to supplement the current 400 that are in its workforce now. PSP Deputy Commissioner, Leong Heng

Briefs | Taxis required to install smart terminals from today

  All local taxis will be required to have a smart terminal in place before they can operate legally, under a new regulation enforced from midnight of today. The move is

Briefs | Gov’t to formulate commission of accountants

  The city’s Professional Commission of Accountants will be led by representatives from public administration organizations. Alongside other accounting professionals and experts, the commission will have a maximum of 13 members.

Briefs | Gov’t owned company law to undergo public consultation

The Macau Public Assets Supervision and Planning Office has revealed that the bureau will organize a public consultation on the law concerning government owned companies. According to the bureau, it

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