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

Briefs | Local deposits decrease 0.8 pct

Residents’ deposits decreased by 0.8 percent month-on-month in July to MOP473.7 billion. MOP and USD deposits increased 3.4 percent and 7.7 percent respectively, while those in HKD and RMB decreased

BRIEFS | Special Olympics delegation brings home 87 medals

The local delegation participating in this year’s Special Olympics in Los Angeles has claimed a total of 87 medals, including 35 gold, 24 silver and 28 bronze medals. Macau’s athletes

BRIEFS | Typhoon signal 1 hoisted

The Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) yesterday raised typhoon signal number 1 as typhoon “Kujira” approaches Hainan Island. SMG had said that raising a higher signal was unlikely. Kujira is

BRIEFS: EPM launches Open Day

The Portuguese School of Macau (EPM) will be holding an Open Day tomorrow addressing its current student community, prospective students and the public in general, said vice-principal Zélia Mieiro.  The

BRIEFS: Inflation over 4 pct in January

Macau’s Composite Consumer Price Index (CPI) for January went up by 4.75 percent compared with the same period  last year, according to figures released yesterday by the city’s Statistics and

BRIEFS: Vietnam sees rise in exports to Macau

Vietnam’s exports to China’s Hong Kong and Macau grew impressively in 2014, state-run Radio Voice of Vietnam (VOV) reported on Friday. The broadcaster quoted the Vietnamese Consul General to Hong

BRIEFS: Residential mortgage loans rose by 9.7 pct

New residential mortgage loans (RMLs) approved by Macau banks increased 9.7 percent month-on-month, reaching MOP3.7 billion in December. 95.3 percent of these were extended to residents. In terms of value,

BRIEFS: 3 hospitalized after apartment fire

The authorities are still trying to identify a woman who was sent to hospital after being found standing outside a burning residential apartment in Fai Chi Kei in the early

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