Social Affairs

Typhoon Bebinca to affect Macau

The Macau Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) hoisted today 7:30 p.m. the number 8 typhoon warning signal resulting in the suspension of all public buses and ferries services between Macau and Hong Kong.

14 Aug, 2018

Macau Observatory mulls No. 8 signal as Bebinca hovers around

The chance of hoisting the No. 8 typhoon signal is “medium” and if it happens, it is expected to be early this morning, the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) said in a statement

14 Aug, 2018

Seac Pai Van residents rally against hazardous materials warehouses

Hundreds of residents living in Coloane’s Seac Pai Van public housing estate Sunday took part in a rally opposing the government’s plan to build warehouses for hazardous materials near their homes.

13 Aug, 2018

Macau Observatory says No. 8 signal possible tonight

The Macau Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) said in a statement last night that it will possibly hoist the No. 8 typhoon signal between tonight and Tuesday morning.  

13 Aug, 2018

Macau population reaches 658,900 in June

Macau’s population reached 658,900 as at the end of the second quarter, an increase of 2,200 from the previous quarter, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has announced.

13 Aug, 2018

Macau Observatory mulls higher typhoon signal

The Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) hoisted the No.1 stand-by signal at 5 p.m. Thursday and said in a statement that there was a “fifty-fifty” chance that the No. 3 tropical cyclone signal would be hoisted today.

10 Aug, 2018

Macau greyhounds’ kennel conditions are improving: IACM  

Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) Administrative Committee member Ung Sau Hong said Thursday that the 533 greyhounds left behind by the owners of the now-defunct Canidrome are in good health, and that the conditions of the kennel facilities are improving.  

10 Aug, 2018

CCAC says received complaint about handling of greyhounds  

The Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) told local media Wednesday that it had received a complaint earlier in the day about the ongoing process of looking after the greyhounds left behind at the closed Canidrome and their relocation.

9 Aug, 2018

Lawmakers pass bill on elderly rights

The Legislative Assembly (AL) Tuesday passed a government-initiated bill on the framework for the protection of senior citizens’ rights, which aims to create a more senior citizen-friendly society.

8 Aug, 2018

No timetable for Land Law changes: Chan

Secretary for Administration and Justice Sonia Chan Hoi Fan said Monday the government was studying the various issues possibly resulting from the implementation of the current Land Law that took effect several years ago.

7 Aug, 2018

China work permit requirement for Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan jobseekers on the mainland to be abolished

Beijing announced on Friday it would abolish a work permit requirement for employees from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

6 Aug, 2018

Greyhounds may be airlifted to US, Europe: Anima

Animal protection group Anima is studying the feasibility of sending the over 500 greyhounds left behind at the Canidrome to the US and Europe by charter planes, its president, Albano Martins, said.

6 Aug, 2018

Police probe brawl among cabbies  

The Judiciary Police (PJ) are investigating a brawl among a group of taxi drivers which took place outside a resort hotel in Cotai on Wednesday, a PJ spokesperson said during a regular press conference Thursday.

3 Aug, 2018

Health Bureau records 2nd imported case of measles

The Health Bureau (SSM) said in a statement Thursday that it has recorded the second imported case of measles this year.

3 Aug, 2018

Macau celebrates 91st PLA anniversary  

People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Macau Garrison Commander Major General Liao Zhengrong said Wednesday that the local PLA garrison functions as the “magic cudgel” to uphold the stability of Macau

2 Aug, 2018

Govt proposes changes to medical professional licensing system

Executive Council spokesman Leong Heng Teng said Wednesday that the government has drafted a bill on the qualification and licensing of the city’s medical personnel.

2 Aug, 2018

Seac Pai Van residents petition CE over hazardous materials

Representatives of Seac Pai Van residents Tuesday handed a petition against the storage of hazardous materials near their homes, addressed to Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On, to an official outside Government Headquarters.

1 Aug, 2018

Lawmakers pass municipal organisation bill with new entity to replace IACM next year

The Legislative Assembly (AL) passed Monday a government initiated bill on the establishment of a non-political organisation in Macau.

31 Jul, 2018

Govt renews public bus deals for 15 months

The Transport Bureau (DSAT) said in a statement Monday that the government has renewed its service provider contracts with public bus operators Transmac and TCM for another 15 months effective from Wednesday.

31 Jul, 2018

Graft busters to probe Viva Macau loans

The Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) has announced that it will investigate loans worth 212 million patacas granted by the Macau government about a decade ago to the now defunct local airline Viva Macau.

30 Jul, 2018