Social Affairs

Threefold childbirth fee hike for non-resident domestic helpers: Tam’s office  

The government plans to triple the childbirth fees for non-resident domestic helpers, while other non-resident workers’ birthing fees will be raised ninefold, or by 800 percent, as previously announced.

19 Mar, 2018

Migrant workers’ childbirth fees to be raised threefold, not ninefold

The raise in baby delivery fees for non-resident domestic workers at the public hospital will be hiked three times and not nine times as previously considered.

16 Mar, 2018

Central govt hands over local part of delta bridge to Macau    

The State Council has authorised the official transfer of the Macau Border Checkpoint Administrative Zone of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge to the Macau government .

15 Mar, 2018

Govt urges public to avoid beaches over ‘black substance’

  The Marine and Water Bureau (DSAMA) urged the public Tuesday not to go to the city’s two beaches as a “black substance” had been found there.

14 Mar, 2018

Police to use 100 body cams from Wednesday

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak said Sunday that 100 body-worn cameras will come into use for Public Security Police (PSP) officers on Wednesday.

12 Mar, 2018

Residential property price index rises 3.3 pct

Macau’s overall residential property price index for November 2017-January 2018 grew 3.3 percent over the previous survey period (October-December 2017).

9 Mar, 2018

Govt recalls 26 kilos of possibly contaminated melons from Australia

A total of 26 kilogrammes of rockmelons from New South Wales in Australia imported to Macau on Monday have all been recalled as they are suspected of being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

8 Mar, 2018

Drug mule swallows 1 kg of Ice worth 3 million patacas: police

The police have arrested a Cameroonian man and a Malaysian woman for drug smuggling, Judiciary Police (PJ) spokeswoman Yeung Sau Chan said .

7 Mar, 2018

Population reaches 653,100 last year

Macau’s population at the end of last year increased by 8,200 year on year to 653,100, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Tuesday.

7 Mar, 2018

Authors Jung Chang and Suki Kim dropping off the 2018 Macau Literary Festival

The Macau Literary Festival announced today that four writers including Jung Chang and Suki Kim would not attend this year’s edition scheduled to happen from March 10-25.

5 Mar, 2018

Court ruling won’t delay LRT project: Chui

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On Chui Sai On said Sunday his government was confident that the Taipa section of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) will come into operation next year as scheduled.

5 Mar, 2018

New ‘Water Market’ to open next week

Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) President Jose Fonseca Tavares said Monday that the new Patane Market Municipal Complex will come into service next Tuesday.

27 Feb, 2018

Flu-related deaths rise to 3

The Health Bureau (SSM) announced this year’s third flu-related death in a statement on Saturday, a 68-year-old man who died earlier that day after treatment at the public Conde de S. Januario Hospital Centre.

26 Feb, 2018

Govt raises Hato loss to 12.5 billion patacas

The government has revised up its estimate of financial losses caused by Super Typhoon Hato in August last year, from the initial estimate of 11.47 billion patacas to 12.55 billion patacas (US$ 1.5 billion), according to a statement by the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) Thursday.

23 Feb, 2018

Eco-bureau collects reusable CNY red packets

The Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA) said in a statement Wednesday that it has launched a scheme to collect red packets (known as ‘lai see’ in Cantonese) for recycling.

22 Feb, 2018

Writer Jung Chang to attend The Script Road – Macau Literary Festival

British Book of the Year 1994 winner Jung Chang is among more than 60 guests joining The Script Road - Macau Literary Festival this year.

13 Feb, 2018

Observatory forecasts warm CNY

The Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) forecast that the weather during the upcoming Chinese New Year holiday period will be warmer than previous lunar new years.

13 Feb, 2018

Security situation stabilized in 2017, says Wong Sio Chak

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak said at a press conference Friday that “Macau’s security situation in 2017 remained, in general, stable and favorable.”

12 Feb, 2018

Police nab rogue cabbie after seeing online video

The police arrested a female taxi driver on Friday for attempting to overcharge a passenger from the mainland after seeing a video clip taken by the male passenger capturing the incident.

12 Feb, 2018

Lawmakers pass stamp duty bill

The legislature Wednesday passed a government-initiated bill according to which an additional stamp duty will be levied on all those who buy residential units in addition to their first one.

8 Feb, 2018