Social Affairs

Hunting Season wins 2nd Macau film-fest

Hunting Season (“Temporada de Caza” in Spanish), a 2017 Argentine drama film directed by Natalia Garagiola, won the Best Film award of the 2nd International Film Festival & Awards Macau (IFFAM) Thursday.

15 Dec, 2017

University of Macau to establish Confucius Institute

The University of Macau (UM) recently received approval from the Office of Chinese Language Council International to establish a Confucius Institute. The institute is expected to become operational in early 2018.

15 Dec, 2017

Golden monkey pair ready to meet public from Saturday

Two golden snub-nosed monkeys that arrived in Macau in October have completed their quarantine and are ready to meet the public at Seac Pai Van Park in Coloane from Saturday, Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) announced in a statement Thursday.

15 Dec, 2017

Macau gets new free public wireless service

Cooperating with different Internet service providers, the Macau Post and Telecommunications Bureau (CTT) launched its free Wi-Fi hotspot — FreeWiFLMO - at the Communications Museum in Estrada D. Maria II Wednesday.

14 Dec, 2017

Government launches consultation on cyber security bill

The government Monday launched a 45-day public consultation on a bill on cyber security which proposes the mandatory implementation of real-name registration for the provision of telecom services .

12 Dec, 2017

23 mainlanders nabbed for loan sharking, illegal credit card deals

The Judiciary Police (PJ) arrested 23 suspects Monday in raids on two addresses in Taipa for their alleged involvement in casino loan sharking and illegal credit card transactions.

12 Dec, 2017

Brigitte Bardot urges CE to ‘save’ greyhounds

French film star Brigitte Bardot has written a letter to Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On, asking him to save the Canidrome greyhounds to prevent Macau from being identified globally as a “town of suffering” where “innocent animals die running for their life”.

12 Dec, 2017

Leung Hio Ming resigns

Cecilia Tse Heng Sai appointed as new president of Cultural Affairs Bureau

The Macao Government Tourism Office's sub-director Cecilia Tse Heng Sai will replace Leung Hio Ming as president of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Macao.

7 Dec, 2017

Helipad to move from Outer Harbour to Taipa

There will no longer be a helicopter service at the Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal on the peninsula after the construction of high-rises on the land reclamation area known as Zone A, and at that time the helicopter service will be moved to the Taipa Ferry Terminal in Pac On.

7 Dec, 2017

Macau legionnaires’ disease

Woman treated for Legionnaires’ disease

A 43-year-old local woman is undergoing treatment for Legionnaires’ disease in the public Conde de S. Januario Hospital Centre, the Health Bureau said in a statement.

7 Dec, 2017

Panda Santa Tree sustainable alternative to live Christmas tree

As part of its sustainability efforts to care for the environment, Mandarin Oriental decided not to use a live Christmas tree this year, instead, it is presenting the MiniMO Santa Panda Tree.

7 Dec, 2017

Macau and Hong Kong ink judicial mutual service deal

Macau and Hong Kong signed Tuesday an arrangement for mutual service of judicial documents in civil and commercial cases.

6 Dec, 2017

18 Macau eateries retain Michelin stars

In the Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau 2018, a total of 18 restaurants in Macau have been awarded stars, while Galaxy’s Terrazza lost its single star that it had received for the 2017 edition.

1 Dec, 2017

Macau to get ‘academy of medicine’

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng said in the legislature’s hemicycle Thursday that the government will establish an official institution for the training of local medical specialists in the near future.

1 Dec, 2017

Government propose building 4 schools on dog racetrack

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng addressing Thursday´s Q&A session in the legislature’s hemicycle said that the government was proposing to build four schools on the plot of land where the city’s greyhound racetrack is located.

1 Dec, 2017

Government to consult on Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)

The government will launch a 40-day public consultation on Monday about a bill to regulate assisted reproductive technology (ART) services in the city.

30 Nov, 2017

Government to require non-criminal record for workers from 6 countries

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak said in the legislature's hemicycle Tuesday that the government will require nationals from six countries to submit a certificate of non-criminal record when applying to work in Macau.

29 Nov, 2017

Police to use body cams from Q1 next year

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak said in the legislature’s hemicycle Tuesday that police officers will be assigned a number of body-worn cameras to use on a trial basis in the first quarter of next year.

29 Nov, 2017

Wong stresses need for civil protection bureau

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak addressing Monday’s Q&A session in the legislature’s hemicycle  said there was a need for the government to set up a bureau-level entity for civil protection and emergency response coordination.

28 Nov, 2017

Macau’s jobless rate falls to 2.6 pct

Macau’s unemployment rate for local residents fell 0.1 percentage point to 2.6 percent in the August-October survey period compared to the July-September period, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Monday.

28 Nov, 2017