Macau

Secretary for Security: US Human Trafficking report “not true”

The Macau Secretary for Security disagrees with a US Department of State report on human trafficking in the SAR.

The recent ‘Trafficking in Persons Report’ released by the State Department of the United States contains information that is “not true” regarding the status of human trafficking in the SAR, according

Fighting germs

Local antibiotic sellers must now provide declarations of sales and use.

The local Health Bureau will start demanding the territory’s pharmacies and other health facilities to provide declarations every three months detailing the quantities and types of antibiotics sold.

Local maritime law to be drafted

The deputy vice president of the Legal Affairs Bureau, Cheong Han has stated that Macau has no legal outline in regards to maritime issues, and that there are no principal guidelines or framework for

Moody’s downgrades MSAR again

The local economy will continue to contract, says credit rating agency Moody’s, predicting that the continual squeeze will ‘delay any recovery in growth to positive territory to beyond 2018,’ it annou

Lai Chi Vun shipyards remain in doldrums

Legislator Si Ka Lon urges the government to announce an overall plan for Lai Chi Vun shipyards in Coloane to the public.

Legislator Si Ka Lon has submitted a written enquiry urging the government to publish the overall plan for Lai Chi Vun shipyards in Coloane being turned into a cultural and creative centre.

Main span of superbridge positioned

Work to connect the main part of the superbridge linking Zhuhai in Guangdong Province with Hong Kong and Macau was completed yesterday according to state media Xinhua News Agency.

Package tour visitation down 34.2 pct

Mainland China still the origin of most visitors at 419,700, with 29,000 from Taiwan.

Visitors on package tours declined by 34.2 per cent year-on-year for the month of May, totalling 541,000, according to the latest data released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) yesterday.

Expensive breakup fee

If the government terminates its concession contract with CTM this year, it may result in MOP3 bln compensation to the company, according to legislators.

The Macau Government has little choice. Either stick with the contact until 2021, or terminate it this year and pay compensation of as much as MOP3 billion (US$375.4 million).

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