Social Affairs

Macau Wechat gambling

Police arrest Chinese group involved in illegal WeChat betting scheme

The Judiciary Police arrested seven mainlanders for their alleged involvement in an illegal WeChat gambling operation last week.

18 Apr, 2017

Lai Chi Vun shipyards

Reinforcement of shipyards to be ready by typhoon season

Alexis Tam said that he will request the conclusion of the necessary work to reinforce the dilapidated shipyards in Coloane before the start of the typhoon season.

13 Apr, 2017

McDonald's Macau

McDonald’s to open 3 more eateries this year

Three more McDonalds will open by the end of this year giving Macau a total of 32 of the fast-food giant’s outlets, McDonald’s Macau CEO Michelle Ho said on Tuesday.

12 Apr, 2017

Douglas DC-3 in Macau

Vintage plane Douglas DC-3 set to visit Macau

The oldest aircraft to do a world tour is set to land in Macau as part of a 54-city trek around the globe to highlight the history of the second world war plane according to South China Morning Post.

11 Apr, 2017

Mastercard

Mastercard joins Judiciary Police in fighting card crime

US financial services company Mastercard said in a statement on Monday that it has set up a partnership with the Macau Judiciary Police (PJ) to adopt the Mastercard Forensic Reader (MFR) to tackle card crime.

11 Apr, 2017

Albano Martins

Albano Martins faces dock over dog abuse video

Local animal protection group Anima President Albano Martins said on Sunday that he had been questioned by the police for sharing a video on social media showing a local police officer abusing his dog earlier this year.

10 Apr, 2017

Macau government jobs

17,051 candidates take recruitment exam for 183 government jobs

A total of 17,051 candidates took the government’s recruitment exam on Sunday, competing for 183 vacancies for second-class, first-level senior specialists, or about 93 candidates per vacancy.

10 Apr, 2017

BNU donations to Tung Sin Tong

BNU donates MOP 1.6 million to Tung Sin Tong

Local Portuguese lender BNU has donated another MOP 1.6 million to Tung Sin Tong, the city’s oldest Chinese charitable organisation.

7 Apr, 2017

Commission Against Corruption's 2016 Annual Report

CCAC reports 14.7% increase in government officials’ wrongdoing in 2016

The commission received 910 complaints and tip-offs, with a 14.7 percent year-on-year increase. A total of 252 of the cases were classified as alleged criminal offences, while 658 were complaints about maladministration.

6 Apr, 2017

La Scala

Councillors oppose public housing on ex-Scala plot

Members of the Urban Planning Council voiced disagreement with the government's plan for a huge public housing project with a proposed height limit of up to 155 metres.

6 Apr, 2017

Macau Customs Service

Gangs use new people-smuggling method says Macau Customs Service

The Macau Customs Service said on Tuesday that criminal gangs have come up with new ways to smuggle illegal immigrants to Macau.

5 Apr, 2017

Coloane shipyard

Cultural Heritage Council meeting on shipyards open to public

Alexis Tam Chon Weng said on Monday that next month's meeting of the Cultural Heritage Council to discuss the cultural heritage evaluation process for Coloane's Lai Chi Vun Village and its shipyards will be open to members of the public and the media.

30 Mar, 2017

Macau shipyards

Shipyard village demolition postponed for one year

The demolition of the controversial Lai Chi Vun shipyards area has been postponed for a year; a period of time which will allow the Cultural Affairs Bureau to complete an evaluation process to determine whether Lai Chi Vun is a historical site.

29 Mar, 2017

MIECF 2017

Eco-fair MIECF 2017 to focus on ‘sustainable future’

The 10th Macau International Environmental Co-operation Forum and Exhibition (2017 MIECF) is scheduled to be held from Thursday to Sunday at the Venetian in Cotai.

28 Mar, 2017

Macau medical vouchers

Government to spend MOP 405 million on medical vouchers

The government expects to spend MOP 405 million on its annual medical subsidy programme – informally known as medical vouchers – this year, Executive Council (ExCo) spokesman Leong Heng Teng said late last week.

27 Mar, 2017

Macau bans Brazilian meat imports

Macau bans Brazilian meat imports with immediate effect

The Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) said in a statement last night that it has decided to ban with immediate effect the importation of all frozen and chilled meat products from Brazil.

22 Mar, 2017

GAES interest subsidy scheme

Macau government starts interest subsidy to push language learning

The Tertiary Education Services Office (GAES) will link up with six local banks to launch an interest subsidy scheme for local graduates who learn Putonghua, Portuguese or English outside Macau, the office’s Assistant Coordinator Chang Kun Hong said Thursday.

17 Mar, 2017

Macau Customs regulations

Macau to control entry of cash in the borders starting from November

From 1st November 2017, new regulations mandating that any cash or other negotiable monetary instrument over US$ 15,000 (MOP 120,000) passing through Macau Customs authorities have to be declared, according to local television broadcaster TDM.

17 Mar, 2017

housing subsidies for Macau residents

Subsidies for housing proposed for residents in temporary units

The Urban Renewal Committee’s plenary meeting discussed topics relating to temporary housing, renovation of industrial buildings and the establishment of a government-owned company.

16 Mar, 2017

Ilha Verde

Group urges Macau government to preserve Ilha Verde Hill

Ilha Verde District Welfare and Mutual Help Association Vice President Chan Fong urged the government to preserve Ilha Verde Hill, which is listed as a cultural heritage site, and to address the area’s safety hazards. Chan made the remarks when speaking to reporters at the foot of the hill before giving them a guided tour … Continue reading "Group urges Macau government to preserve Ilha Verde Hill"

16 Mar, 2017