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The Macau Metro Monitor, August 5th, 2010

SILLY SEASON IS UPON MACAU Intelligence Macau

IM sources say that we should not expect any new visa restrictions from Beijing.  The provincial and central governments may be concerned about the American influence in Macau's gaming industry but they don't want to "start choking the golden goose". Also, the rumor about multiple-entry visas for transit visitors passing through Macau is bogus.

By the way, "silly season" is when real news is harder to find than a Macanese construction worker.

153 NEPALI MIGRANT WORKERS LOSE JOBS IN MACAU Nepalnews.com

Large employers in Macau have started laying off Nepali migrant workers along with other foreign workers following the government's decision to give priority to local workers.

According to the Kantipur Daily, in recent days, Landmark Hotel has fired 53 Nepali workers, Ponte 16 Hotel--23 workers, New Century--21 workers, Grand Lapa--19 workers, Guardforce--21 workers, and G4 Securities--7 Nepali workers were laid off.  The workers were fired in short notice without compensation.