Social Affairs

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

Health centres to open this weekend for flu jab

Health Bureau (SSM) Director Lei Chin Ion said Wednesday that the city’s public health centres would open this Saturday and Sunday for residents to get their free flu shots.

8 Feb, 2018

Steve Wynn Resigns From Company Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

The casino mogul Stephen Wynn resigned Tuesday as chairman and chief executive of his company, Wynn Resorts, in response to sexual misconduct allegations spanning decades, according to The New York Times.

7 Feb, 2018

Graft busters suspect fraud over Coloane Hill plot

The Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) says in a hard-hitting report Tuesday it has discovered possible administrative illegalities, fraud and other possible crimes concerning the inheritance of the ownership of a plot at the bottom of Coloane Hill on which was previously planned a – meanwhile suspended – high-rise residential building project.

7 Feb, 2018

City’s 1st fleet of green taxis launched

The city’s first green fleet of 16 electric taxis, produced by BYD, was launched Tuesday at the outdoor car park of The Macau Roosevelt Hotel in Taipa.

7 Feb, 2018

Flu wave is easing: government

The Health Bureau (SSM) said in a statement Monday that the number of influenza patients seeking treatment at the public Conde de Sao Januário Hospital Centre has decreased over the past week.

6 Feb, 2018

Govt wants heavier penalty for typhoon rumour-mongers

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak has said that the government is proposing that culprits should face a heavier penalty than normal if they spread rumours during typhoons and other disasters.

5 Feb, 2018

Court rejects lawmaker’s appeal against suspension

The Court of Second Instance (TSI) said in a statement Sunday that it does not have the authority to rule on political acts and, consequently, it decided not to hear an appeal by lawmaker Sulu Sou Ka Hou against his suspension from the legislature by his peers.

5 Feb, 2018

Mercury dips to 4.7 C, lowest in Feb since 1999

The Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) recorded 4.7 degrees Celsius at 7 a.m. Thursday at its Big Taipa Hill monitoring station, the lowest so far this winter.

2 Feb, 2018

Vehicles dip 3.6 pct to 241,457 in 2017

Macau’s number of licensed motor vehicles at the end of last year dropped 3.6 percent year on year to 241,457, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Wednesday.

1 Feb, 2018

Macau workers death

5 workers die in workplace accidents in 2017

The Labour Affairs Bureau announced that five workers died in four fatal workplace accidents due to violations of the city’s occupational health and safety rules.

31 Jan, 2018

Bungee jumper dangles in mid-air for over one hour

A man was left dangling in mid-air for more than an hour during a bungee jump that went terribly awry at Macau Tower Monday for reasons that were not immediately known.

30 Jan, 2018

Anglican College suspends classes over asbestos scare

The private Macau Anglican College (MAC) in Taipa announced Monday that it will suspend its classes today and tomorrow, in the wake of the illegal removal of asbestos roof sheeting at a site opposite the school.

30 Jan, 2018

Govt revises class suspension rules for flu-hit schools

The Health Bureau (SSM) Sunday announced revised criteria for particular schools to suspend classes in case pupils in the school are infected with influenza, and new arrangements for local residents to have flu jabs.

29 Jan, 2018

Chef Alain Ducasse cooking up a food feast for Macao at Morpheus hotel

World-acclaimed chef Alain Ducasse recently announced that he will open two new restaurants and a bar in May at the upcoming Morpheus Hotel at City of Dreams resort, in Macau, according to China Daily today.

27 Jan, 2018

4-year-old girl first flu-related death

The Health Bureau (SSM) has announced this year's first flu-related death, a 4-year-old girl who died Thursday of complications caused by influenza Type A and pneumonia after treatment at the private Kiang Wu Hospital.

26 Jan, 2018

Negligence causes nearly half of fires last year: fire chief

The Fire Services Bureau (CB) announced Thursday it extinguished 1,034 fires last year, 3.7 percent less than in the previous year, nearly half of which were caused by negligence.

26 Jan, 2018

New rector keen to strengthen UM’s think tank role

New University of Macau (UM) Rector Song Yonghue said Wednesday he was keen to strengthen the public university’s role as a think tank for the government.

25 Jan, 2018

Resources to tackle seasonal flu are sufficient: government

The government has prepared a response plan for seasonal influenza and has sufficient supply of medicines and vaccines to cope with the fluctuating incidence of the disease, the Health Bureau (SSM) said Wednesday.

25 Jan, 2018