Social Affairs

Macau Raymond Tam Vai Man

Environmental protection chief now also in charge of meteorological bureau

Director Raymond Tam Vai Man to be appointed director of the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) for a one-year term while remaining in his existing post.

21 Sep, 2017

Hato insurance claims reach 2.9 billion patacas: new monetary chief

Newly-appointed Macau Monetary Authority (AMCM) President Benjamin Chan Sau San said Tuesday the latest figures showed that the insurance claims filed in the wake of Super Typhoon Hato have reached 2.9 billion patacas (US$ 363 million).

20 Sep, 2017

Irish head of Qing government customs twice tried to buy back Macau

Sir Robert Hart, the Irish Director-General of the Qing government’s Imperial Maritime Customs, twice tried to buy back Macau from Portugal in the 19th century.

17 Sep, 2017

Brazilian woman arrested at the airport with two kilos of cocaine

For the second time this week, police have arrested a Brazilian woman for smuggling cocaine into Macau.

17 Sep, 2017

Macau drugs

Brazilian woman caught at Macau airport with 1.76 kg of cocaine

The Judiciary Police (PJ) arrested a young Brazilian woman on Thursday at the airport for smuggling 1.76 kilogrammes of cocaine into Macau at the behest of her boyfriend.

15 Sep, 2017

Macau reclaimed land

Engineers propose higher embankment for reclaimed land

A senior member of the Macau Institution of Engineers, Leong Hong Sai, said on Thursday that his group was proposing reclaiming land along the west coast of the peninsula 5.5 metres higher than the current sea level.

15 Sep, 2017

Air Asia Macau

Macau is a priority for Air Asia carrier strategy for North Asia

The head of low-cost carrier Air Asia Tony Fernandes said on Wednesday that the airline will add five to six routes to Macau every year. He believes the Malaysian company could be able to carry almost 5 million passengers a year to Macau in the next five years.

14 Sep, 2017

Government collects 1,264 views on disaster-response mechanism

The government has gathered 1,264 opinions and suggestions from residents on the improvement of its mechanism for responding to typhoons and other major disasters, the Policy Research Office (GEP) said in a statement Tuesday.

13 Sep, 2017

Maritime Silk Road Association (Macau) and International Institute of Macau promote Chinese initiative

The Maritime Silk Road Association (Macau) and the International Institute of Macau (IIM) have signed a cooperation protocol for actions related to the Chinese initiative to promote the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.

13 Sep, 2017

Macau LRT

MTR group awarded contract for additional management of LRT

The government of Macau has approved a US$8.46 million contract with the Hong Kong company MTR Corporation Limited for additional management and technical assistance of the LRT project.

12 Sep, 2017

Observatory forecasts Talim stronger than Hato

The Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) forecast on Sunday that tropical storm Talim which recently formed near Guam will move to Luzon Strait and Taiwan later this week.

11 Sep, 2017

Typhoon Hato financial losses

Typhoon Hato causes financial losses of US$ 1.4 billion

The government estimates that last month's Super Typhoon Hato directly and indirectly caused Macau financial losses of MOP 11.47 billion (US$ 1.47 billion)- about half of the gaming industry's gross receipts last month.

7 Sep, 2017

Typhoon Hato new commission

Chief Executive Chui Sai On sets up commission to probe Hato response

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said on Wednesday that he has ordered the setting-up of a commission tasked with investigating whether any government entities or officials were at fault in their response to Super Typhoon Hato.

7 Sep, 2017

Macau inner harbour

Government to build Inner Harbour pumping station

Secretary for Administration and Justice Sonia Chan Hoi Fan said on Wednesday that the government plans to build a new pumping station on the waterfront in the Inner Harbour area.

7 Sep, 2017

Macau legislative assembly

Legislative Assembly candidates not allowed Facebook ads

The Legislative Assembly Electoral Affairs Committee (CAEAL) has told candidates to stop publishing commercial advertising on Facebook including “boosting” their Facebook posts and paid advertisements.

7 Sep, 2017

Joao Tiago Martins Macau

Father gets 5 1/2 years jail for sexual abuse of his kids

A local Portuguese resident was sentenced to five years and six months behind bars on Tuesday for sexually abusing his two children, a two-year-old girl and a five-year-old boy.

6 Sep, 2017

USJ Macau

USJ moves to new campus this week

The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) is moving in to its new campus located at Ilha Verde, as planned. Although significant damage was caused to the new campus by the passage of the recent typhoons.

6 Sep, 2017

Macau torrential rains

Torrential rain causes wall collapse

Part of a brick wall near the CEM headquarters collapsed during torrential rain in the early hours of Monday.

5 Sep, 2017

macau dead fish

3 tonnes of dead fish found in Macau’s coastal waters

The Marine and Water Bureau (DSAMA) said that its staff members removed a total of three tonnes of dead fish from the waters off Fai Chi Kei and Ilha Verde on Monday.

5 Sep, 2017

Macau legislative elections

Official legislative election campaign kicks off

Candidates running in the September 17 legislative elections and their supporters gathered in Praça do Tap Seac around midnight on Friday to mark the official start of the two-week official campaign period by putting up their respective electoral groups’ campaign posters.

4 Sep, 2017