Briefs | LRT suspended yesterday after power problem arises

The Light Rapid Transit (LRT) was suspended yesterday at about 1 p.m., reportedly due to a power outage at a site between Cotai West Station and Lotus Checkpoint

Briefs | Three complaints so far on new plastic bag charge

The Consumer Council has received three complaints regarding the plastic shopping bag charge since the new law came into effect on November 18. A Green Future representative recommended that local

Briefs | Taxi driver license exams to be made electronic

Beginning in 2020, the Transport Bureau (DSAT) will organize the taxi driver’s license exam electronically. In order to optimize the assessment method, which has been used for many years, and

Briefs | Regulation needed for new medical technology, says Lei

The Director of the Health Bureau (SSM) Lei Chin Ion has suggested that Macau must amend or establish laws to regulate the emergence of medical technologies. Earlier this week, during

Briefs | Local employment situation holds stable

The unemployment rate for local residents has remained steady with a slight decrease over the past three months, a survey from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) found. According to

Briefs | Gov’t confident about inscription of ‘sea silk route’ as UNESCO heritage

The Government of Macau is confident about the inscription of the “sea silk route” on the UNESCO cultural heritage list, a Beijing wish that encompasses 25 cities for now. “We

Briefs | Lei Chan U questions zone E1 sewage treatment plan

Lawmaker Lei Chan U has questioned the necessity of building a sewage treatment facility in zone E1, according to an interpellation he recently submitted to the government. The lawmaker pointed

Briefs | Academic encourages gov’t to publicize domestic violence review

  Cecilia Ho, scholar of social work, thinks the government should allow public access to the entire text of the review report on the implementation of the Domestic Violence Law. The

Briefs | SAFP says universal suffrage not impossible

The Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau (SAFP) has remarked that Macau’s Basic Law does not rule out universal suffrage for the Chief Executive election. In reply to lawmaker Sulu

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

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