Social Affairs

TAIPA FERRY TERMINAL

Taipa ferry terminal finally to open by July

Marine and Water Bureau (DSAMA) Director Susanna Wong Soi Man said she expected the Pac On Ferry Terminal in Taipa to be finally operational by the end of this quarter.

26 Apr, 2017

Nacky Kuan

Seac Pai Van water treatment plant to start this year

Macao Water Executive Director Nacky Kuan Sio Peng said she expected that the construction of the Seac Pai Van water treatment plan in Coloane to get off the ground within this year, adding that the facility was slated to be operational in 2019.

26 Apr, 2017

82 irregularly recruited staff will be terminated by IC

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) will terminate employment contracts with 82 of its irregularly recruited staff, as stated in a report released by the Commission Against Corruption.

25 Apr, 2017

Macau legionnaires’ disease

Sands co-operates with govt on legionnaires’ disease

Three Hong Kong men who caught the potentially fatal disease were found to have stayed at The Parisian separately between December and early this month.

24 Apr, 2017

Macau's inflation in March

Macau’s inflation up 0.72% in March

Year-on-year inflation in March increased by 0.72%, higher than in February (+0.37%) mainly due to an increase in the prices of meals outside the home, school fees and gasoline, according to the Statistics and Census Bureau.

22 Apr, 2017

Macau veterinarian clinics

Vet bill won’t ban surgery in Macau veterinary clinics

The Animal Disease Prevention and Veterinarian Bill will not ban pet clinics from performing operations, but will not allow hospitalisations unless there is at least one vet standing by at the facility 24 hours a day.

21 Apr, 2017

Macau’s air quality

Air quality slightly worsens

Macau’s air quality slightly worsened last year: fewer days when air quality was “good” were recorded at a number of monitoring stations across the city last year.

19 Apr, 2017

Light Rail Transit System funding

Commentator urges government to say how it will fund LRT operation

The government should finally come up with a proposal for how it plans to fund the operation of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) system, bearing in mind that there are only two years left before the system is slated to start operating in 2019 said Ron Lam head of Macau Synergy Association.

18 Apr, 2017

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