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.

Briefs | Cinematheque Passion to host talk

Part of the roof of the second floor side hall of Saint Augustine Church collapsed yesterday afternoon while a mass service was being at the site. According to a TDM

Briefs | Hospital claims that it is not the source of wastewater leak

Recently, some neighboring residents of the Macau Public Hospital (CHCSJ) have expressed concerns over the possibility of a leakage in the sewage system in front of the hospital’s Emergency building.

Briefs | Chief Executive visits Jiangsu

The Chief Executive (CE), Chui Sai On, will lead a delegation from Macau to visit the cities of Nanjing and Changzhou in Jiangsu Province on March 29 and 30, the

Briefs | Woman swindled out of MOP29,000

An English-speaking Indian man, claiming to be a clairvoyant, has swindled a 28-year-old woman out of MOP29,000 at St. Francisco Garden. According to a police report, the conman convinced the

Briefs | CE attends Coloane center unveiling

Chui Sai On yesterday attended the unveiling ceremony of the new Public Health Clinical Centre in Coloane. The Chief Executive presided over the formal opening ceremony of the center that

Briefs | Light Festival extended to New Year’s Day

The Macau Polytechnic Institute announced in a press release its Alumni Association’s exchange visit to Hong Kong Airlines and Hong Kong Lingnan University, headed by Wong U Kei, Chairman

Briefs | Chui forms committee to enhance city’s int’l role

The Chief Executive, Chui Sai On, has assembled a new committee to formulate policies in line with the region’s role as a world travel and leisure center. The committee, chaired

Briefs | Large number of dead fish found in Fai Chi Kei

Personnel from the Macau Marine and Water Bureau removed around three tones of dead fish floating off Fai Chi Kei’s north bay  yesterday morning. The authorities cautioned the nearby residents

Briefs | T’Way Air to launch Macau–Seoul route

South Korean low-cost carrier T’Way Airlines has announced that it will be launching a new Seoul–Macau route starting in late November. The service will include five weekly links to Incheon

Briefs | UM student wins award for best paper

The Civil Aviation Authority of Macau (AACM) plans to release a report aimed at improving aircraft landing. The report should be released by the end of this year and comes

Briefs | Real estate mortgage loans decrease 23.9 pct

The new real estate mortgage loans (RMLs) approved by Macau banks decreased 23.9 percent year-on-year in July, according to figures released by the Monetary Authority of Macau. New RMLs increased

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