Social Affairs

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

Group to gather signatures against turning Bobo into specimen

The government’s decision to turn Bobo, the city’s beloved Asian black bear who died last Tuesday, into a specimen for display has angered many locals, with the Abandoned Animals Protect Association of Macau (AAPAM) starting a petition for people to sign this Saturday at Bobo’s former enclosure in Flora Garden.

28 Nov, 2018

IACM says Bobo’s taxidermy is underway

The taxidermy of Bobo, Macau’s beloved Asian black bear that died last Tuesday, has already started and is slated to be completed within two weeks, Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) President Jose Tavares said on Saturday.

26 Nov, 2018

Govt’s plan to preserve Bobo’s body draws controversy

Plans proposed by the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) to preserve the body of Bobo, the city’s beloved Asiatic black bear who died on Tuesday morning, have drawn considerable controversy among the local public, with a poster saying no to taxidermy to “respect” the ursine circulating online.

22 Nov, 2018

Crime drops 1.8 pct in Jan-Sept: Wong

In the first nine months of the year the police recorded 10,559 suspected crimes, a year-on-year decline of 1.8 percent, Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak announced Tuesday.

21 Nov, 2018

Macau’s black bear Bobo passed away

Macau’s Asian black bear Bobo died today after his health deteriorated in the last weeks.

20 Nov, 2018

Marreiros wins new central library design tender

Local architect Carlos Marreiros won the tender for the “Preparation of the New Macau Central Library Project” at the Old Courthouse, with a price tag of 18.68 million patacas.

19 Nov, 2018

Michel Vaillant’s latest adventure in Macau unveiled

The latest Michel Vaillant book was launched at Grand Lapa Hotel Thursday. The author, Philippe Graton, and illustrator, Benjamin Benéteau, attended the event and unveiled Vaillant’s latest adventure where he makes his second appearance in Macau.

16 Nov, 2018

Handouts to rise to 10,000 patacas: report

The government’s “wealth-sharing” handouts will be raised from 9,000 to 10,000 patacas, the Portuguese radio channel of government-owned broadcaster TDM reported yesterday.

15 Nov, 2018