Social Affairs

2-year-old girl has flu with encephalitis: gov

Health Bureau (SSM) Deputy Director Kuok Cheong U said yesterday that a two-year-old girl who had recently been diagnosed with influenza A associated with slight encephalitis is in a stable condition.

14 Jan, 2019

Ex-Canidrome operator pays 25 million patacas fine

The former concessionaire of Macau’s troubled greyhound racetrack, Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co. Ltd. has already paid its 25-million-pataca fine for abandoning hundreds of greyhounds when the racetrack stopped operating in July last year

10 Jan, 2019

Macau and mainland China police bust illegal card-swiping gang

The Macau Judiciary Police (PJ), in conjunction with their mainland counterparts, have busted a gang which had been illegally helping gamblers swipe their mainland UnionPay cards in Macau – using point-of-sale (POS) machines smuggled from the mainland.

9 Jan, 2019

Flu kills 86-year-old man

An 86-year-old local man died of Type A influenza associated with pneumonia on Monday – the first flu death confirmed in Macau this year.

9 Jan, 2019

Govt to launch lung cancer screening programme

The government says that it will launch a lung cancer screening programme for local residents later this year.

7 Jan, 2019

Police suspect arson by HK man at delta bridge checkpoint

The Judiciary Police (PJ) said yesterday that small fires that broke out in four different areas at the Macau checkpoint building and cross-border bus stop for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB) were suspicious and would be investigated as suspected arson cases.

3 Jan, 2019

Chui stresses patriotism, national security in New Year’s speech

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On Monday underlined the importance of patriotism and national security in his New Year’s address. 

1 Jan, 2019

Govt to issue ‘AA’ vehicle plates after ‘MZ’: report

The Transport Bureau (DSAT) has decided to issue vehicle registration plates starting with “AA” after the vehicle registration plates starting with “MZ” have been used up.

31 Dec, 2018

IACM chief believes greyhound adoption to be completed in May

Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) President Jose Tavares said he believed that the adoption for greyhounds left behind in the now defunct racetrack kennels could be completed in May next year.

28 Dec, 2018

24-hour Macau supermarket gutted by fire

A 24-hour supermarket in Macau was completely gutted by a fire in the early hours of Thursday, the Fire Services Bureau (CB) said.

28 Dec, 2018

2018 honours list includes bishop, daily, ex-consul

Macau’s 2018 honours list released by the government yesterday includes a local business and community leader from Fujian, the bishop of the local Roman-Catholic diocese, the city’s best-selling Chinese-language daily and a former consul-general from Portugal in Macau.

20 Dec, 2018

Government sets up group studying possible criminalisation of illegal inns

The government has set up an interdepartmental working group for studying the possible criminalisation of the operation of illegal inns, the Secretariat for Administration and Justice (GSAJ).

19 Dec, 2018

Public services unique account system to be launched next month: govt

The government has finished developing a system of unique accounts for residents – referring to a single account for a person combining various public services by various government entities – and will launch the system next month .

14 Dec, 2018

Macau government to launch mobile app for checking medical records

The Health Bureau (SSM) said Monday that it will launch a mobile application allowing residents to check their medical records stored by the public health sector.

11 Dec, 2018

Govt to fine Yat Yuen 50,000 patacas for each ‘abandoned’ greyhound: IACM chief

Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) has launched legal procedures to fine the operator of the former greyhound racetrack for its abandonment of some 500 greyhounds and that it plans to fine the company 50,000 patacas for each abandoned dog.

10 Dec, 2018

Secretary Tam backs criminalisation of illegal inns

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng said in the legislature’s hemicycle Tuesday that he agrees with the view raised in civil society that illegal inns should be criminalised – by amending the law on the illegal provision of accommodation services.

5 Dec, 2018

Macau government to draft bill on youth alcohol sales ban

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng said in the legislature’s hemicycle Monday that the government plans to draft legislation on the implementation of a statutory ban on the sale of alcoholic beverages to young people.

4 Dec, 2018

Four schools to be built at ex-Canidrome: Tam

The government has decided which four schools will relocate to the area earmarked for education facilities on the plot of land where the former greyhound racetrack is located, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng told lawmakers Monday.

4 Dec, 2018

Eco-bureau promotes reduction of plastic use

The Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA) has launched a campaign with a string of different activities to reduce the use of plastic, such as less consumption of plastic bottles and other disposable plastic products.

3 Dec, 2018

Hundreds sign petition against preservation of Bobo

A total of seven animal protection groups held a memorial service at Flora Garden on Saturday to commemorate Bobo, the city’s beloved Asiatic black bear that died on November 20.

3 Dec, 2018