Briefs | Lawmaker wants incentives for budget hotels

Lawmaker Lam Lon Wai has asked the government for more measures to encourage investors to open budget hotels in Macau. In his written inquiry to the government, Lam

Briefs | More than 180,000 tourists entered Macau on May 1

A total of 183,323 tourists arrived in Macau on Labor Day alone, an increase of almost 77% compared with last year. It is worth noting, however, that

Briefs | Political commissar leaves Macau

Zhou Wugang, political commissar of the Macau garrison of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, has been promoted to a position at China’s Eastern Theater Command. Before leaving Macau,

Briefs | HK law to be used for Greater Bay contracts

The Hong Kong SAR government is seeking the mainland’s approval to use Hong Kong law to formulate contracts and conduct arbitrations within the Greater Bay Area (GBA), as

Briefs | Chui to appeal Fong Soi Kun ruling

Chief Executive Chui Sai On announced yesterday in a statement from the Office of the Government Spokesperson that he will appeal the decision of the Court of Second Instance

Briefs | Zhang Rongshun resigns from NPC

The resignation of the Deputy Director of the Macau Liaison Office, Zhang Rongshun, from his position in the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, has been approved

Briefs | Melco announces discretionary bonus payout

Melco Resorts & Entertainment announced yesterday that a one-month discretionary bonus will be paid to all eligible non-management employees before the Chinese New Year. Lawrence Ho, Chairman and

Briefs | One more site to become available in Busking Program

The Calçada da Igreja de São Lázaro is going to be included in the Busking Program starting from next year, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) announced earlier this week.

Briefs | New themed resort announced

A new themed resort located in Cotai was presented yesterday. Lisboeta, a HKD5 billion resort, will be developed by Macau Theme Park and Resort Limited. The company’s directors

Briefs | Qatar Airways starts cargo services to Macau

The aeronautical authorities of Macau and the State of Qatar concluded bilateral Air Services Agreement (ASA) discussions yesterday in Macau and reached an agreement for the “framework for

Briefs | Airport conducts fuel farm exercise

The Macau International Airport carried out a fuel farm exercise to simulate a fire in the farm. The drill, which lasted for 45 minutes and involved around 300

Briefs | Fong Soi Kun to receive MOP80,000 per month

The former director of the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG), Fong Soi Kun, is to receive a pension of approximately MOP80,000 per month. A notice posted

Briefs | Hypertension affects many middle-aged residents

Forty percent of Macau’s middle-aged residents suffer from hypertension (persistently elevated blood pressure in the arteries), according to a report by Macao Daily News. During a recent seminar on

Briefs | Five local residents injured in fight over taxi queue

A fight broke out yesterday morning at the Border Gate taxi station when three local men cut into a taxi queue. According to a report by TDM, the

Briefs | Gov’t to provide 100 additional special taxis

The government’s plan to increase the number of special taxis this year was announced through a reply to lawmaker Lei Chan U’s written inquiry. According to a report

Briefs | Overcharging taxi drivers may have license revoked

The President of the Associação dos Comerciantes e Operários de Automóveis de Macau, Leng Sai Vai, suggested revoking the driving licenses of taxi drivers who consistently

Briefs | Sonia Chan joins ‘Korea-Macau Friendship Night’

Secretary for Administration and Justice, Sonia Chan, yesterday participated in the “Korea-Macau Friendship Night,” where she represented the Macau government. Noting that “Macau and Korea have

Briefs | National Anthem Law draft to be concluded next month

The Secretary for Administration and Justice, Sonia Chan, said on Saturday that the Legal Affairs Bureau (DSAJ) is currently finalizing the legislative procedures of the “National Anthem Law”.

Briefs | 30pct of local labor force have degrees

The Talents Development Committee revealed that one-third of Macau’s current local labor force has a tertiary education degree. According to Macau’s first five-year plan, by 2020, the ratio is

Briefs | ‘Piano poet’ to play at Cultural Center

The Macau Orchestra, under the baton of conductor Jean-Philippe Tremblay, will join forces with French pianist Alexandre Tharaud for a concert on Sunday night at the Cultural Centre’s Grand Auditorium.

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