Social Affairs

Govt launches organ donation website

The Health Bureau (SSM) launched an organ donation website Thursday, aiming to provide a convenient way for the public to register as organ donors.

28 Sep, 2018

Businessman Rosario released on bail

Frederico dos Santos Rosario a shareholder of a Hong Kong-based technology company arrested Monday by the Macau Judiciary Police  over a cryptocurrency investment scam was released today on bail.

25 Sep, 2018

Local Macau resident nabbed for cryptomining scam

The Judiciary Police (PJ) arrested a local man yesterday over a cryptocurrency investment scam, in which 71 locals have lost a total of 14.2 million patacas, PJ spokesman Leng Kam Lun said during a special press conference at the PJ headquarters Monday.

25 Sep, 2018

Solving flooding issue most fundamental issue: forum

Guest speakers and members of the audience at Sunday’s Macau Forum said that while the government properly carried out its tasks in responding to Super Typhoon Mangkhut that pummelled on September 16, the government will need to carry out additional measures with the aim of fundamentally solving the long-standing flooding issue in the city’s low-lying areas when storm surges hit the city during typhoons.

24 Sep, 2018

Free flu shots to start today

The Health Bureau (SSM) announced Sunday that its annual free flu shots for residents will start today.

24 Sep, 2018

Elderly submit petition to CE over greyhounds near their home

Seven senior citizens – several with walking aids and a couple in wheelchairs, from the Asilo Vila Madalena retirement home, submitted a petition Thursday addressed to Chief Executive Chui Sai On, urging him to stop Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome from moving over 500 greyhounds to a plot of land just a few metres away from their dormitories due to hygiene and noise concerns.

21 Sep, 2018

Macau Union calls for casinos’ mandatory typhoon shutdown

Members of the New Macau Gaming Workers’ Rights Union Thursday petitioned the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ), urging the government to set up a specific legal framework for the mandatory shutdown of all local casinos when a typhoon hits the city, starting with the No. 8 signal.

20 Sep, 2018

Invaluable experience gained from Mangkhut response: Chui

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said Tuesday that the local government will need to carry out a large number of measures with the aim of constantly improving Macau’s ability to tackle typhoons and other major natural disasters.

19 Sep, 2018

Response to Mangkhut a ‘relatively ideal’ achievement: Wong

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak said Monday that the various tasks to respond to typhoons and other disasters that the government has prepared since last year have enabled the authorities to obtain a “relatively ideal” achievement in its tackling of Super Typhoon Mangkhut that pummelled Macau on Sunday.

18 Sep, 2018

Some households still without power Monday night

A number of households in the city’s flood-hit neighbourhoods following the onslaught of Super Typhoon Mangkhut were still without power Monday night due to flood-damaged electricity-supply components in their buildings.

18 Sep, 2018

Life in Macau returns to normal after Super Typhoon Mangkhut

Macau begins recovery after battered by Typhoon Mangkhut on Sunday. The typhoon caused floods in the low lying areas of the city but no casualties were reported.

17 Sep, 2018

Typhoon Mangkhut makes landfall in Mainland China after ripping through Macau

The government has registered 182 incidents, 15 injured people and 16 cases of fire in the city. Severe flooding forced the evacuation of 6,000 residents from lower areas and there are 20,000 households without power.

16 Sep, 2018

Super Typhoon hits Macau with maximum force

Macau authorities will hoist at 11 AM on Sunday typhoon signal 10 – the highest category in the city’s six-level typhoon warning system.

16 Sep, 2018

Super typhoon Mangkhut to hit Macau with maximum force Sunday at noon

Macau government announced today that it is likely to hoist Sunday afternoon typhoon signal 10 – the highest category in the city’s six-level typhoon warning system.

16 Sep, 2018

Activist is disappointed with govt’s response to anti-plastic campaign

Annie Lao Ka Wing, one of the five activists who organised the “Macau Plastic Waste and Pollution” petition, said Thursday that she was “extremely disappointed” with how the government had responded to her anti-disposable plastic campaign which had collected more than 4,700 signatures from the public last month.

14 Sep, 2018

Macau elderly home wants CE’s intervention on greyhound issue

Asilo Vila Madalena retirement home director Sister Ip Pui King said Thursday that she was ready, if necessary, to take the elderly residents with her to go and ask Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On for help to stop Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome from putting about 530 greyhounds on a plot of land just metres away from the old people’s dormitories.

14 Sep, 2018

Macau government warns typhoon Mangkhut as serious as Hato

The government said Wednesday that it did not rule out the possibility that Super Typhoon Mangkhut that is making its way to the city would have an impact on Macau as large as last year’s deadly Super Typhoon Hato.

13 Sep, 2018

High chance for No. 3 signal as tropical storm Barijat nears

he probability of the No. 3 signal being hoisted this morning is high as tropical storm Barijat moves nearer to Macau, the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) said in a statement last night, and that the probability of a No. 8 typhoon signal is medium.

12 Sep, 2018

Elderly home asks govt to scrap ‘greyhound adoption centre’ next door

Family members of elderly people living at Asilo Vila Madalena retirement home in Coloane and its director Ip Pui King went to the Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT) and Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) Monday to ask the government to stop Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome from moving 531 greyhounds to a plot of land just metres away from the elderly women’s dormitories.

11 Sep, 2018

No. 1 typhoon signal to be hoisted as 2 tropical cyclones approach

The Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) will hoist the No.l typhoon signal this morning.

11 Sep, 2018