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Macau | Costa Nunes kindergarten joins free education system

Kindergarten D. José da Costa Nunes will be part of the Macau free education system in 2019, a step to guarantee "financial stability" without interfering with the "unique characteristics" of the institution, it was announced today

Macau | Demand for Portuguese language classes increasing – Education Bureau

The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau said today that demand for Portuguese classes at primary and middle school level was increasing in Macau, with more than 4,000 students learning Portuguese in the city

The end of Portuguese doctors

The Health Services of Macau wanted to hire 35 doctors from Portugal but only three seem to be interested. Apparently, a MOP114,000 salary is too little. For Portugal, for Hong Kong or even for China. It is necessary to think about new recruitment destinations and to review local medical careers

Return of the Prodigal Son

One of the highlights of the 65th Macau Grand Prix is the return of Macau’s prodigal son André Couto. Since 1995, when he raced in the Grand Prix for the first time, Couto has only missed his home turf race three times. But if he had race commitments in Japan in 2001 and 2004, last year the Portuguese-born driver really had to sit it out due to force majeure as he was still recovering from the injuries of a high-speed accident on the neighbouring track of Zhuhai.

Macau | Accidents in first practices normal with many new drivers in Macau – Portuguese driver André Pires – Grand Prix

Portuguese driver André Pires told MNA it is normal to have accidents in the first practice runs due to a large section of the drivers being on their debut in the Macau Grand Prix

Macau | Eight pre-handover laws to be expressly abolished

Eight laws from the Portuguese administration, from the period of 1988 to December 19, 1999 will be expressly abolished, while 275 laws from that period will be scrutinised for its relevance in modern Macau legislation

Macau | New online Chinese/Portuguese translation platform to be launched by UM at year end

The University of Macau announced that it expects to launch a trial version of its next-generation online Chinese/Portuguese translation platform by the end of this year

Macau | Pace of International Fair slows down – Portuguese companies consultant

The pace of the Portuguese-speaking Countries Products and Services Exhibition (Macao) – 2018 PLPEX seems to have slowed down this year, according to Patricia Natos, the representative consultant for eight Portuguese exhibitors

Macau | Legislative Assembly approves bill to revoke 275 laws and decrees from former Portuguese administration

The Legislative Assembly (AL) voted in favour of a bill to remove 275 laws and decrees published by the Portuguese administration in the region's legal system between 1988 and 19 December 1999, but with legislators asking the government to provide more information on which legislation is to be revoked and why

Macau | Portuguese companies eye business opportunities at 2018 PLPEX

A Portuguese delegation including companies specialised in products as diverse as vaporisers, organic jams and construction machinery is coming to this year's 2018 Portuguese-speaking Countries Products and Services Exhibition (Macao)

Macau | Portuguese institute targets Vietnam, Thailand as language demand grows

The new director of the Macau-based Portuguese Institute of the Orient (IPOR) told Lusa on Thursday that it aims to step up its work in Vietnam and Thailand, two countries where demand for the Portuguese language is steadily increasing

Macau | Dismissal of two Portuguese veteran legal advisors not politically motivated – Legislative Assembly President

The decision to not renew the contracts with the AL Portuguese legal advisors Paulo Cardinal and Paulo Taipa was not politically motivated, the President of the Macau Legislative Assembly, Ho Iat Seng, said today

Macau | Chinese Gov’t recommended Chan Meng Kam for Guinea-Bissau Consul position – Forum Macao Delegate

The Guinea-Bissau Delegate for Forum Macao, Malam Becker Camara, told MNA that the new Guinea Bissau Honorary Consul in Macau, former legislator and businessman Chan Meng Kam, was a recommended appointment by the Chinese Foreign Affairs Ministry, with the African country government expecting the local businessman can attract targeted investment to the country

Macau | Lisbon property held by Pension Fund valued at MOP54 mln

A central Lisbon property owned by the Pension Fund is now valued at 5.74 million euros (MOP54 million)

“Only in Macau” series: Portuguese cobblestone

Portuguese cobblestone can be seen all around Macau, which is another uniqueness of this city in Asia. Portuguese artisans passed their skills to local Chinese. Another taste of 500 years of cultural interchange between Portugal and China

Love what you do

Café Bela Vista at Grand Lapa, Macau announces the appointment of Edgar Alves as its new Chef de Cuisine

Bridging the gaps

Less than two weeks before this month’s magazine went to print, Lisbon hosted a big meeting of business leaders from China and the Portuguese-speaking countries.

Macau | Public Hospital confirms eight Portuguese specialists joining

Eight Portuguese doctors have been confirmed to be joining the Conde de São Januário Hospital Center, according to hospital director Kuok Cheong U

Macau | Portuguese jeweller makers bet on the evolution of Chinese taste

A selective group of jeweller makers from Portugal in their first visit to Macau is seeking to enter the local market betting on the quality of their craft and the opportunity to explore new tastes

Macau | Millennium BCP signs protocol with Bank of China Macau

Millennium bcp has signed a Clearing and Settlement of Renminbi Business agreement with Bank of China Macau, reinforcing its presence in the Chinese market, a region with numbers of Portuguese-speaker
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