Social Affairs

Macau Government confirms 6th imported dengue case

The Health Bureau (SSM) said in a statement on Saturday that it has recorded the sixth imported case of dengue fever this year.

10 Sep, 2018

Macau Customs confiscate 100kg of pangolin scales

The Macau Customs Service said in a statement Thursday that its officers had seized about 100 kilograms of pangolin scales at the Taipa Ferry Terminal in Pac On.

7 Sep, 2018

Councillor urges Macau govt to restore normal swimming pool operations

Central District Community Service Consultative Council member Luo Ping said Wednesday that the government needed to bring back the normal public swimming pool opening times as well as upgrade the quality of the service provided.

6 Sep, 2018

Yat Yuen tells old people’s home greyhounds will be ‘temporary neighbours’

Representatives from the Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co. Ltd. Tuesday told the elderly living at an old people’s home in Coloane and their family members that the former racetrack’s 533 greyhounds will be their “temporary neighbours” until they have gone through the adoption procedures to be flown out of Macau to their new homes overseas.

5 Sep, 2018

16-year-old boy nabbed for sex with 13-year-old: police

The Judiciary Police (PJ) arrested a 16-year-old schoolboy on Monday for having sex with a 13-year-old schoolgirl last month

5 Sep, 2018

Dealers protest for stricter casino anti-smoking enforcement

Several hundred casino workers – mostly dealers – Monday took part in a demonstration organised by the New Macau Gaming Workers’ Rights Union (New Macau Gaming Staff Rights Association), calling for the government’s stricter enforcement of the anti-smoking law in local casinos.

4 Sep, 2018

Greyhounds to be housed near old people’s home

Dozens of shipping containers with cages fitted inside were seen Sunday being installed on cleared land that used to be an overgrown field located adjacent to an old people’s home in Coloane.

3 Sep, 2018

Anti-plastic petition in Macau collects over 4,700 signatures

The anti-disposable plastic campaign “Macau Plastic Waste and Pollution” says that it has collected over 4,700 signatures online and offline, with the activists’ petition delivered to the government Thursday.

31 Aug, 2018

Macau government reveals plan for former dog racetrack

The government Wednesday revealed details of a development plan for the plot in Fai Chi Kei where the former greyhound racetrack and the adjacent government-run Lin Fong Sports Centre are located, according to which the plot will be earmarked for sports, education and community service facilities as well as government office buildings.

30 Aug, 2018

Student number rises for 5 years in Macau

The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) said in a statement Wednesday that the number of pupils of the city’s non-tertiary education has increased for five consecutive years.

30 Aug, 2018

Macau-bound plane makes emergency landing in Shenzhen

A Macau-bound Capital Airlines jet was forced to make an emergency landing in Shenzhen yesterday, Xinhua reported.

29 Aug, 2018

Macau government to regulate max levels of heavy metals in food

Executive Council spokesman Leong Heng Teng said Monday that its members have completed their discussion of a by-law on the maximum levels of heavy metals allowed to be contained in foodstuff.

28 Aug, 2018

Macau’s jobless rate remains at 2.4 pct

Local residents’ unemployment rate remained unchanged at 2.4 percent in the May-July survey period compared to the previous period (April-June), the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said in a statement Monday.

28 Aug, 2018

Macau e-government services development “sluggish”: audit

In a hard-hitting report published Thursday, the Commission of Audit (CA) slams the Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau (SAFP) for its “sluggish” progress in the development of e-govermment services over the past two decades.

24 Aug, 2018

Only government can stop Macau’s plastic pollution: eco-activist  

As the plastic waste generated by the city has reached a “worrying” situation, the government is “the only one” that can stop Macau’s residents from generating massive plastic waste on a daily basis, eco-activist Annie Lao said.

24 Aug, 2018

Macau’s disaster-tackling ability has ‘hugely’ improved: Wong  

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak said Wednesday that Macau’s ability to tackle disasters over the past 12 months – after deadly Super Typhoon Hato pummelled the city – has “hugely” increased.  

23 Aug, 2018

Air quality to only improve at weekend: observatory

The Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) said yesterday that it expected Macau’s air quality to improve only at the end of this week.

22 Aug, 2018

Health Bureau “very concerned’ about cholera bacteria at Hac Sa Beach in Macau

The Health Bureau (SSM) said in a statement Thursday that it is “very concerned” about the findings in water samples taken from the sea at Coloane’s Hac Sa Beach that have been found to contain the Vibrio cholerae bacterium which causes cholera.

17 Aug, 2018

Macau government spends 3.5 million patacas on 16 emergency shelters

The government said Thursday that it has spent 3.5 million patacas (US$ 437 thousand) on setting-up the city’s 16 evacuation shelters and four emergency assembly and pick-up points, as well as for preparations to ensure that the shelters are ready for operation in the case of a storm surge during a typhoon.

17 Aug, 2018

Macau life back to normal after being affected by typhoon Bebinca

All typhoon signs were cancelled today at 11:00AM .

15 Aug, 2018