Social Affairs

Bad weather expected as Nuri fades away

All advisory signals on Tropical Cyclone Nuri were cancelled at 1 p.m. today, according to Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG).

14 Jun, 2020

Macao hoists signal No. 3 as storm is approaching

The Macau Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) hoisted the Strong Wind Signal No. 3 at 6 p.m. today as Tropical Storm Nuri is edging close to the city.

13 Jun, 2020

Macao hoists stand-by signal No. 1 as tropical cyclone is approaching

Tropical Cyclone Signal No. 1 was hoisted by the Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) tonight.

12 Jun, 2020

Tropical Cyclone Signal No. 1 will be issued at 7pm

Tropical cyclone signal no.1 will be issued at 7 p.m., according to Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG).

12 Jun, 2020

The weather bureau will consider issuing Typhoon Signal No. 1

The low-pressure area over the Philippines has developed into a tropical depression and will enter within 800km of Macao later today. The weather bureau is considering issuing the Tropical Cyclone Signal No. 1 then.

12 Jun, 2020

Ex-IPIM chief stays mum in graft trial

Former Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) president Jackson Chang, also known as Cheong Chou Weng, stayed mum during Thursday's hearing in a trial where he’s facing 18 charges for a range of serious crimes.

12 Jun, 2020

June 4 case of lawmaker’s 2 daughters passed to prosecutors

The police have transferred the case involving two women – both widely known to be the daughters of a local lawmaker – for their alleged participation in an illegal June 4 gathering to the Public Prosecution Office (MP) in line with the assembly and demonstration law.

12 Jun, 2020

IC launches intangible cultural heritage workshops to mark Cultural & Natural Heritage Day

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) said in a statement on Thursday that it will launch two intangible cultural heritage workshops to celebrate the nation’s Cultural and Natural Heritage Day.

12 Jun, 2020

More Macao people can apply for Zhuhai quarantine exemption

Macao residents who need to cross the Macao-Zhuhai border for official purposes, business activities or other urgent or special reasons can now apply to the Macao government for exemption from the Guangdong’s current 14-day quarantine requirement.

11 Jun, 2020

IAM to hold 20th Lotus Flower Festival & 39th Green Week from tomorrow

The Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) announced in a statement on Wednesday that it will organise the 20th Lotus Flower Festival concurrently with the “39th Green Week” from tomorrow to June 21.

11 Jun, 2020

Man awaiting COVID-19 test wreaks havoc at hospital

A man was arrested for damaging property and attacking a policeman while waiting for his COVID-19 test at the public Conde S. Januário Hospital Centre on Monday.

11 Jun, 2020

Macao to set up special Hong Kong airport ferry link during COVID-19 travel curbs

The Macao government announced today a month-long special ferry link between Macao's Pac On Ferry Terminal and the Hong Kong International Airport's SkyPier. 

10 Jun, 2020

Pac On to become ‘large transport hub’

Pac On in Taipa will become “a large transport hub” where part of the Taipa Ferry Terminal will be converted into the future Terminal 2 of the adjacent Macau International Airport.

10 Jun, 2020

GDI receives 24 bids for Zone A public housing

The Infrastructure Development Office (GDI) received a total of 24 bids in the public tender for the public housing project located in the New Urban Zone.

10 Jun, 2020

BNU vows to help clients tackle COVID-19 impact

Macao-based Portuguese bank BNU has reaffirmed its determination to help its private and corporate clients tackle the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the local economy.

9 Jun, 2020

Government pays ‘quarantine hotels’ MOP 70 million

As of the end of last month, the Macao government had spent some MOP 70 million on quarantine facilities set up at local hotels.

9 Jun, 2020

MGM holds seminar on ‘Spirit of Two Sessions’

MGM held a one-day seminar on Monday for its staff members on the "Spirit of the Two Sessions”, the American gaming operator said in a statement.

9 Jun, 2020

New COVID-19 measure at Barrier Gate meant to speed up immigration procedures

The new measure announced on Sunday aims to make it more convenient for Macao residents and non-resident workers to enter Macao via the Barrier Gate border checkpoint.

9 Jun, 2020

Macao Health Code holders can pass through Barrier Gate e-channels

Macao residents and non-resident workers whose Macao Health Code indicates green and displays a valid nucleic acid test (NAT) certificate can now be exempted from medical examinations and health inspections by Macao Health Bureau (SSM) staff and directly pass through e-channels at the checkpoint.

8 Jun, 2020

UM launches Centre for Regional Oceans

The University of Macau (UM) said in a statement last week that it has “recently” held a plaque unveiling ceremony for its Centre for Regional Oceans under the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST).

8 Jun, 2020