Social Affairs

Labourers threaten to jump from building in wages protest

Nearly a dozen construction workers started a standoff on top of a future residential building in Cotai to protest against unfair compensation by their employer.

22 Jul, 2019

Government to close potential loophole for tourist-jobseekers

Vong Hin Fai disclosed that the government would amend immigration laws to stop tourists from becoming jobseekers.

19 Jul, 2019

Homebound Air Macau flight returns to Tokyo

An Air Macau flight en-route to Macau from Tokyo was forced to return to the Japanese capital on Wednesday afternoon, reportedly due to an engine problem.

18 Jul, 2019

Civil protection develops app to ‘keep the population informed’

The Chief of the Unitary Police Service Ma Io Kun said the platforms would broadcast information on typhoons and other events of importance to the public. They are available in the two official languages, Chinese and Portuguese, as well as in English.

17 Jul, 2019

Weather station issues heat stroke warning

Danas, a tropical storm in the Philippines is expected to move towards the north of the Philippines and Taiwan. “It will be very hot in Macau in the next few days. Please beware of heat strokes,” said the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau.

17 Jul, 2019

Chui Sai On and senior officials take their first LRT ride

Raimundo Rosário told reporters that the government expected the Taipa section to come into service on December 19 at the latest.

16 Jul, 2019

Lawmakers pass overall minimum wage bill

The Legislative Assembly (AL) Monday passed the outline of a government-initiated bill on the implementation of a statutory minimum wage for all workers except domestic helpers and employees with disabilities.

9 Jul, 2019

EWTN to be broadcasted in Macau

Macau Cable Television Company Limited (MCTV) and Eternal World Television Network (EWTN) will announce today the beginning of EWTN broadcast in Macau.

8 Jul, 2019

Dead dolphin found off Taipa, 2nd case in 5 days

A dolphin was found dead floating in the sea off Ocean Gardens in Taipa Wednesday, the Marine and Water Bureau (DSAMA) said in a statement.

4 Jul, 2019

Dead dolphin washed up on Hac Sa Beach

The Marine and Water Bureau (DSAMA) said in a statement that one of its staff members found the cadaver morning during patrol on beach.

1 Jul, 2019

Only 38% of Macao locals willing to work in the Greater Bay Area

37.9 percent of local residents aged at least 15 are willing to work or live in the nine mainland cities of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, while only 23 percent were willing to work or live in Hong Kong.

28 Jun, 2019

11 HIV cases diagnosed between January and May

The 11 new HIV cases comprise 10 males and a female. While six of the infections were attributed to heterosexual contact, five were attributed to homosexual contact.

27 Jun, 2019

Government collects views on eco-assessment for Zona A to Zone B tunnel project

The Macau government started to collect opinions and suggestions from the public Thursday on the report of the ongoing environmental assessment of an undersea tunnel project between the land reclamation areas known as Zone A and Zone B, the Lands, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT) said in a statement . According to the statement, … Continue reading "Government collects views on eco-assessment for Zona A to Zone B tunnel project"

21 Jun, 2019

112 school bullying cases in 6 months: govt

The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau recorded 112 bullying cases in local schools during the current school year until February this year.

20 Jun, 2019

Hundreds celebrate Guan Di’s birthday

The Macau General Union of Neighbourhood Associations (known in Cantonese as Kai Fong) hosted an event at Kam Pek Community Centre in Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro yesterday to celebrate the birthday of Guan Di, the god of war. Hundreds of people attended the one-day event and filled the auditorium with a lively atmosphere. The Chinese … Continue reading "Hundreds celebrate Guan Di’s birthday"

18 Jun, 2019

Survey finds 60 pct of dads are under pressure

About 60 percent of local dads are under rather high pressure, with money, work and family being the biggest causes of stress, according to survey conducted by the Collective Wisdom Policy Centre.

17 Jun, 2019

Govt invites bids for Qingmao border checkpoint footbridge

The Infrastructure Development Office (GDI) has launched a public tender for the design and construction of a footbridge connecting the future Qingmao border checkpoin and the new Ilha Verde Building public housing estate, according to an announcement by the office that was published in the Official Gazette yesterday. The Ilha Verde Building subsidised home-ownership scheme … Continue reading "Govt invites bids for Qingmao border checkpoint footbridge"

13 Jun, 2019

Govt proposes to ban tourists from getting ‘blue card’

The government has drafted a bill amending the law on the hiring of non-resident workers, with the aim of preventing visitors who come to Macau on tourist visas from seeking a job.

6 Jun, 2019

Miss Macau pageant to return after 10-year hiatus

The Macau Pageant Alliance (MPA) announced Wednesdaythat is will host Miss Macau 2019, after a decade-long hiatus.

6 Jun, 2019

Chui heads meeting about spirit of Xi’s letter to local pupils

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On chaired a high-level meeting Mondayabout the spirit of a letter sent by President Xi Jinping to local pupils last week.

4 Jun, 2019