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Macau government casino concessions for SJM and MGM extended to June 2022
Macau’s government has extended gaming concessions for two casino operators to align expiry dates with the four other concessionaires. The post Macau government casino concessions for SJM and MGM extended to June 2022 appeared first on Macau (...)
Macau News - 15 March 2019
Government extends gaming concessions for SJM and MGM China to 2022, casino shares jump on (...)
The Macau government has extended gaming concessions for MGM China and SJM Holdings until 2022, bringing them on par with other operators, local authorities announced early today (Friday). The government said the MGM and SJM’s licenses, set to (...)
Macau Daily Times - 15 March 2019
Govt proposes charging for plastic carrier bags
Executive Council spokesman Leong Heng Teng announced Thursday that the government has drafted a bill which if approved by lawmakers would force supermarkets and other retail businesses to charge customers for their plastic carrier bags. The (...)
Macau News - 15 March 2019
Chan to attend UN Human Rights Council meeting
Secretary for Administration and Justice Sonia Chan Hoi Fan will attend a meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, today. The post Chan to attend UN Human Rights Council meeting appeared first on Macau (...)
Macau News - 15 March 2019
Sands-Macau dealmaker Suen settle 15-year case
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A settlement today (Macau time) ended a 15-year breach-of-contract battle between Las Vegas Sands Corp. and a Hong Kong businessman who helped the U.S. company open its first casino in the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau. (...)
Macau Daily Times - 15 March 2019
Environment | Gov’t to enforce 1 pataca ‘plastic bag’ charge for retailers’ pockets
Presented by the government in the form of a tax, the plastic bag distribution surcharge for the retail industry is, in fact, more like a subsidy for retailers. Still, the government expects to reduce the use of such items by at least 50 percent (...)
Macau Daily Times - 15 March 2019
Transport | ExCo gives green light to LRT Company creation
The Executive Council (ExCo) has given the green light to the Administrative Regulation project that would create the Macau Light Rapid Transit (LRT) Company, the entity that will be responsible for the construction and maintenance of the (...)
Macau Daily Times - 15 March 2019
Gaming | Las Vegas Sands | Trial starts in Macau dealmaker damages case
An attorney for Las Vegas Sands Corp. says a Hong Kong businessman deserves a fraction of the USD347 million he’s seeking for breach-of-contract because he abandoned Sands to find other advice to open a Macau casino. Richard Suen’s attorney, John (...)
Macau Daily Times - 15 March 2019
Civil Aviation Authority grounds 737 MAX
The Civil Aviation Authority of Macao SAR (AACM) has decided to follow the measures already enforced by other worldwide counterparts and temporarily suspend the flights of Boeing aircraft models 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 across all airlines, the AACM (...)
Macau Daily Times - 15 March 2019
Manpower, wages generally rose in Dec 2018
Manpower and wages across the SAR’s different sectors recorded a general increase in December 2018, except for the wages of employees in the security sector, which recorded a slight decrease of 0.5 percent year-on-year to MOP13,190, according to (...)
Macau Daily Times - 15 March 2019
Health | Domestic violence victim opts for surgery in UK
A 31-year-old local woman whose severe injuries stemming from a domestic violence case formed the center of spat earlier this month between lawmaker Agnes Lam and several government entities has decided to undergo medical treatment in the United (...)
Macau Daily Times - 15 March 2019
New Macau call on Chui for meeting on mainland driving license policy
The New Macau Association, along with lawmaker Sulu Sou, has formally sent a letter to the Chief Executive inviting him to a meeting regarding mutual driving license recognition. This comes after a 22-year-old local woman on a scooter was hit by (...)
Macau Daily Times - 15 March 2019
Briefs | David Chow considering concession bid
Macau businessman David Chow has not yet provided a definitive answer regarding whether or not he will apply for a gaming concession, according to a report by TDM. While in Beijing, Chow was asked by the public broadcaster about his intentions. (...)
Macau Daily Times - 15 March 2019
Macau bans Boeing 733 MAX flights
The Macau Civil Aviation Authority (AACM) yesterday banned all flight applications for Boeing 737 MAX jets. The post Macau bans Boeing 733 MAX flights appeared first on Macau News.
Macau News - 14 March 2019
Police to use 300 more body cams next quarter
The police have purchased an additional 300 body-worn cameras for their officers and they will come into use in the next quarter, the Public Security Police (PSP) said in a statement Tuesday. The post Police to use 300 more body cams next (...)
Macau News - 13 March 2019
Govt collects 800 kg of dead fish in water off Fai Chi Kei
The Marine and Water Bureau (DSAMA) has collected 800 kilogrammes of dead fish in the Patane North Bay since Sunday, according to a joint statement by the bureau and the Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA) Tuesday. The post Govt collects 800 (...)
Macau News - 13 March 2019
Councilors of the Portuguese Communities plead tarnished reputation
The case that pits Councilors of the Portuguese Communities José Pereira Coutinho, Rita Santos and Armando de Jesus against the director of San Wa Ou newspaper, Lam Chong, for defamation has finally reached the trial stage with the first session (...)
Macau Daily Times - 13 March 2019
Illegal drivers | AGERTM meets labor officials, proposes higher penalties
As promised during last week’s visit to the Public Security Police Force’s (PSP) Traffic Department, the Macao Federation of Transportation (AGERTM) met with representatives of the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) yesterday to continue calling for (...)
Macau Daily Times - 13 March 2019
Sulu Sou debate proposal on over-tourism goes to Assembly
The Legislative Assembly (AL) admitted a proposal by the lawmaker Sulu Sou that aims to bring to the plenary a debate addressed recently by several lawmakers either in written enquiries to the government or during the period before the agenda. (...)
Macau Daily Times - 13 March 2019
Taobao shops will set up firm, process business visa, no questions asked
Mainland visitors are acquiring business visas from Taobao shops that grant them frequent access to Macau and Hong Kong, the Times has learned. Visitors can be listed as owners of ready-made companies and obtain these travel permits for tens of (...)
Macau Daily Times - 13 March 2019
Gaming | First 10 days of March show signs of renewed growth
Gaming analysts estimate that Macau’s gross gaming revenue over the first 10 days of March averaged about MOP860 million indicating that, should the daily run rate hold stable for the rest of the month, the casino enclave is on track to record 2 (...)
Macau Daily Times - 13 March 2019



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