Social Affairs

Govt plans to build special needs school on ex-Canidrome plot

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng said on Wednesday that the government plans to build a special needs school on the plot of land where the former greyhound racetrack is located.

8 Nov, 2018

Firm providing lifeguards to be fined 10 million patacas: sports chief

Sports Bureau (ID) President Pun Weng Kun said at the weekend that his bureau will fine the service provider of lifeguard services for the city’s public swimming pools – Surf Hong – for its failure to provide adequate services in some of the city’s public swimming pools due to a dispute between the company and its employees earlier this year, and that he expects the amount of the fine to be at least 10 million patacas.

5 Nov, 2018

Barrier Gate bus terminal to reopen next month: Rosario

The Barrier Gate underground bus terminal will reopen to the public next month, Secretary for Transport and Public Works Raimundo do Rosario told lawmakers Wednesday.

1 Nov, 2018

Macau Inner Harbour takeaway gas blast injuries 4

A serious explosion occurred in a takeaway in the Inner Harbour area Tuesday morning, which injured its four employees, three of them seriously, according to the Fire Services Bureau (CB).

31 Oct, 2018

Macau 4-year-old dies of flu-related brain disease

A four-year-old local girl, who lives in Zhuhai and commutes to school in Macau, died in Zhuhai on Sunday from flu-related encephalopathy, a brain disease, a Health Bureau (SSM) statement said Tuesday.

31 Oct, 2018

Police bust huge loan-sharking gang, nab 34 suspects

A total of 34 suspects were arrested on Sunday for their suspected membership of loan-sharking gang which lent about HK$60 million to about 80 gamblers, Judiciary Police (PJ) spokeswoman Lei Hon Nei said at a press conference.

30 Oct, 2018

University of Macau to launch new Chinese-Portuguese translation system

The University of Macau (UM) has developed various innovative translation systems, such as the next-generation online Chinese-Portuguese translation platform, which is expected to be launched by the end of this year

29 Oct, 2018

Hong Kong woman abandons toddler in hotel room in Macau

A Hong Kong woman abandoned her little daughter in a hotel room early this week so that shecould gamble in a local casino, the Public Security Police (PSP) announced Wednesday.

25 Oct, 2018

300 greyhounds have dental disease: IACM

About 300 greyhounds at the old Canidrome have periodontitis, Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) Administrative Committee President Jose Tavares said Tuesday, suggesting that the dogs get treatment for their disease outside of Macau.

17 Oct, 2018

Good Shepherd Center continue to fight human trafficking

Sister Juliana Devoy, missionary and director of the Good Shepherd Center  in Macau ask the government Wednesday to set up an international community that allows victims of human trafficking to have a recovery period of two to three months.

16 Oct, 2018

Student association sets up sex crime concern group

The General Association of Chinese Students of Macau announced Monday that it has set up a sex crime concern group, urging the government to toughen punishment for such crimes.

16 Oct, 2018

11th imported dengue case confirmed: govt

The Health Bureau (SSM) said in a statement Thursday that it has recorded the 11th imported case of dengue fever this year.

12 Oct, 2018

Anima chief says possible litigation won’t stop greyhound adoptions

The around 500 greyhounds remaining in their original Canidrome kennels can still be adopted, irrespective of possible legal action by the government against Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co. Ltd., Anima President Albano Martins said Thursday.

10 Oct, 2018

Macau government nixes plan to house greyhounds next to old people’s home

About 500 greyhounds will stay for the time being in their kennels at the former racetrack in Fai Chi Kei as a provisional facility that Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome has controversially set up to house the dogs right next to a retirement home in Coloane has been rejected by the government for failing to meet the necessary criteria.

8 Oct, 2018

Lawmaker urges govt to introduce adaptive traffic signals

The local government should introduce an adaptive traffic control system (ATCS) – a traffic management strategy in which traffic signal timing changes based on actual traffic demand - in order to tackle the city’s chronic traffic congestion, lawmaker Leong Sun Iok said Sunday.

8 Oct, 2018

Ambrose So: Grand Lisboa Palace to open in H2 2019

SJM CEO Ambrose So Shu Fai said Thursday that Grand Lisboa Palace in Cotai would open in the second half of next year, which would add vitality to the tourism offerings in the Greater Bay Area (GBA).

5 Oct, 2018

Govt stops greyhounds’ move next to old people’s home

The government Wednesday stopped Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome’s plan to start moving its over 500 greyhounds next to an old people’s home with about 80 residents in Co-loane, saying in a statement that the “temporary facility to house greyhounds” had failed to meet the necessary environmental criteria.

4 Oct, 2018

Police ask lawmaker to apologise over phone tapping claims – or face the consequences

The Judiciary Police (PJ) said in a statement Wednesday that it has asked lawmaker Au Kam San to apologise for his remarks alleging phone tapping by the police which were published in a local newspaper last month.

4 Oct, 2018

Govt receives 404 casino smoking lounge applications

The Health Bureau (SSM) said last week that until Friday it had received applications from 27 casinos – among the city’s 47 casinos – for the setting-up of 404 smoking lounges in their gaming areas in line with the new official standards.

1 Oct, 2018

Health Bureau confirms 3 local dengue cases

The Health Bureau (SSM) has confirmed 3 locally contracted cases of dengue fever.

1 Oct, 2018