Social Affairs

Good Shepherd Center continue to fight human trafficking

Sister Juliana Devoy, missionary and director of the Good Shepherd Center  in Macau ask the government Wednesday to set up an international community that allows victims of human trafficking to have a recovery period of two to three months.

16 Oct, 2018

Student association sets up sex crime concern group

The General Association of Chinese Students of Macau announced Monday that it has set up a sex crime concern group, urging the government to toughen punishment for such crimes.

16 Oct, 2018

11th imported dengue case confirmed: govt

The Health Bureau (SSM) said in a statement Thursday that it has recorded the 11th imported case of dengue fever this year.

12 Oct, 2018

Anima chief says possible litigation won’t stop greyhound adoptions

The around 500 greyhounds remaining in their original Canidrome kennels can still be adopted, irrespective of possible legal action by the government against Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co. Ltd., Anima President Albano Martins said Thursday.

10 Oct, 2018

Macau government nixes plan to house greyhounds next to old people’s home

About 500 greyhounds will stay for the time being in their kennels at the former racetrack in Fai Chi Kei as a provisional facility that Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome has controversially set up to house the dogs right next to a retirement home in Coloane has been rejected by the government for failing to meet the necessary criteria.

8 Oct, 2018

Lawmaker urges govt to introduce adaptive traffic signals

The local government should introduce an adaptive traffic control system (ATCS) – a traffic management strategy in which traffic signal timing changes based on actual traffic demand - in order to tackle the city’s chronic traffic congestion, lawmaker Leong Sun Iok said Sunday.

8 Oct, 2018

Ambrose So: Grand Lisboa Palace to open in H2 2019

SJM CEO Ambrose So Shu Fai said Thursday that Grand Lisboa Palace in Cotai would open in the second half of next year, which would add vitality to the tourism offerings in the Greater Bay Area (GBA).

5 Oct, 2018

Govt stops greyhounds’ move next to old people’s home

The government Wednesday stopped Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome’s plan to start moving its over 500 greyhounds next to an old people’s home with about 80 residents in Co-loane, saying in a statement that the “temporary facility to house greyhounds” had failed to meet the necessary environmental criteria.

4 Oct, 2018

Police ask lawmaker to apologise over phone tapping claims – or face the consequences

The Judiciary Police (PJ) said in a statement Wednesday that it has asked lawmaker Au Kam San to apologise for his remarks alleging phone tapping by the police which were published in a local newspaper last month.

4 Oct, 2018

Govt receives 404 casino smoking lounge applications

The Health Bureau (SSM) said last week that until Friday it had received applications from 27 casinos – among the city’s 47 casinos – for the setting-up of 404 smoking lounges in their gaming areas in line with the new official standards.

1 Oct, 2018

Health Bureau confirms 3 local dengue cases

The Health Bureau (SSM) has confirmed 3 locally contracted cases of dengue fever.

1 Oct, 2018

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