MORE news on the Bela Vista front. The delightful Macau hotel is not to be turned into a private residence for the Consul General of Portugal after the enclave reverts to Chinese sovereignty in 1999, despite the assertion to that effect in a local newspaper. Christina Wong, the hotel's public relations officer, has discovered that the story was at least four years old. Apparently, a list of fine buildings was drawn up as potential residences for the Consul General all that time ago and it included the Bela Vista. However, the idea was subsequently dropped. It is welcome news for the staff who were shocked to read the story and unable to verify it over the Easter weekend. NEW Yorker Ritchie Weintraub, one time vocalist for the popular local hard rock and blues band AWOL, is back in town for a short holiday. We hear the singer is planning to get the old band members back together for a reunion gig within the next two weeks. The man once called a geriatric from hell is rumoured to be considering his former Wan Chai haunt, the Wanch, for the show which, if history repeats itself, should be packed to the brim. AWOL was known as one of the loudest and rawest bands to blitzkrieg Wan Chai, Lan Kwai Fong and TST bop shops. Ritchie returned to the States last year after six years in the territory.