Registration for GEG Marathon full

Registrations for 2016 Macau Galaxy Entertainment International Marathon, organized by the Sports Bureau of Macau SAR Government and the General Association of Athletics of Macau and title sponsored by the Galaxy Entertainment Group, opened on Saturday with an overwhelming response. The Organizing Committee announced that all quotas for the Marathon, Half Marathon and Mini Marathon were filled within one day. The annual event will take place on 4 December (Sunday), with the start and finish both located inside the Stadium of the Olympic Sport Centre. Participants for the marathon and half marathon will start at 6:00 am, while those for the mini marathon will start at 6:15 am.

MGTO: Travel alert system launched year-end

The city’s travel alert system will be officially launched by the end of this year, the Director of the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), Helena de Senna Fernandes, has reiterated according to a report by TDM Chinese Radio. The travel alert system will be announced as a dispatch signed by MSAR Chief Executive Chui Sai On to be published on the government’s official gazette. The MGTO Director said a draft of the travel alert system has already been completed. MGTO has discussed closely with the city’s insurance industry and the Monetary Authority of Macau (AMCM) in order that the insurance companies in the city can introduce related insurance products based upon the new system.

Putting a cap on public employees

The MSAR Government is planning to limit the increase of civil servants, according to statements by Secretary for Administration and Justice Sonia Chan Hoi Fan.The Secretary stated that the number of public service workers will be defined by government budget availability and that the limit will be based upon numbers registered in 2016. Sonia Chan also stated that any salary adjustment possibility for public service workers will only be able to be introduced next year, once the current government review of public service workers careers’ was finished.

Walk for a Million in December

Vong Kok Seng, Director of Charity Fund From the Readers of Macao Daily News, announced that the Walk for a Million will be held on December 11 this year, reports local broadcaster TDM Chinese Radio. Meanwhile, Mr. Vong indicated that the association will continue to provide study grants to needy students and conduct scholarships programmes. The association distributed around MOP1.8 million last year, with 1,100 students benefiting. Meanwhile, the rewards programme for students to broaden their horizons event disbursed around MOP2 million, with 687 teachers and students participating in the programme.

Mid-Autumn Festival tourist boost

Macau welcomed 601,068 tourists during this year’s three-day weekend holiday for the Mid-Autumn Festival, a 5.5 per cent increase from last year, according to data provided yesterday by the Public Security Police Force (PSP). A total of 1.8 million people entered or exited the MSAR between September 15 and 18, with 73.3 per cent of movements being registered at the Border Gate. According to data, of the 1.3 million people who entered or departed through the Border Gate, 664,229 were entering the city. The Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal posted the second largest number of movements during the holiday, with a total of 195,060 registered entries and sorties, of which 97,830 were entries to the city.

MGTO delegation on the road

The MSAR presence was felt throughout South-East Asia this past weekend, as representatives from the government and business sectors attended events and fairs in Xiamen and Guangzhou, China, as well as in Jakarta, Indonesia. The largest Macau delegation, comprising 300 local entrepreneurs, attended the 19th China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) in Xiamen, starting Friday. This is the first time the MSAR has been listed a ‘regional guest of honour’, cementing its push to make the city a platform for business between China and Portuguese-speaking countries.

Fatality at Grand Lisboa Palace

The Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) ordered the suspension of work on local gaming operator SJM Holdings Ltd’s construction of the Grand Lisboa Palace in Cotai on Friday afternoon due to the fatal accident of a construction worker on the site, according to a press release published by DSAL. A male non-resident worker died on site after being hit by a glass curtain wall that fell from a platform due to the sudden malfunctioning of a hoist.

Fatality at Grand Lisboa Palace

The Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) ordered the suspension of work on local gaming operator SJM Holdings Ltd’s construction of the Grand Lisboa Palace in Cotai on Friday afternoon due to the fatal accident of a construction worker on the site, according to a press release published by DSAL. A male non-resident worker died on site after being hit by a glass curtain wall that fell from a platform due to the sudden malfunctioning of a hoist.