Social Affairs

Air Asia Macau

Macau is a priority for Air Asia carrier strategy for North Asia

The head of low-cost carrier Air Asia Tony Fernandes said on Wednesday that the airline will add five to six routes to Macau every year. He believes the Malaysian company could be able to carry almost 5 million passengers a year to Macau in the next five years.

14 Sep, 2017

Government collects 1,264 views on disaster-response mechanism

The government has gathered 1,264 opinions and suggestions from residents on the improvement of its mechanism for responding to typhoons and other major disasters, the Policy Research Office (GEP) said in a statement Tuesday.

13 Sep, 2017

Maritime Silk Road Association (Macau) and International Institute of Macau promote Chinese initiative

The Maritime Silk Road Association (Macau) and the International Institute of Macau (IIM) have signed a cooperation protocol for actions related to the Chinese initiative to promote the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.

13 Sep, 2017

Macau LRT

MTR group awarded contract for additional management of LRT

The government of Macau has approved a US$8.46 million contract with the Hong Kong company MTR Corporation Limited for additional management and technical assistance of the LRT project.

12 Sep, 2017

Observatory forecasts Talim stronger than Hato

The Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) forecast on Sunday that tropical storm Talim which recently formed near Guam will move to Luzon Strait and Taiwan later this week.

11 Sep, 2017

Typhoon Hato financial losses

Typhoon Hato causes financial losses of US$ 1.4 billion

The government estimates that last month's Super Typhoon Hato directly and indirectly caused Macau financial losses of MOP 11.47 billion (US$ 1.47 billion)- about half of the gaming industry's gross receipts last month.

7 Sep, 2017

Typhoon Hato new commission

Chief Executive Chui Sai On sets up commission to probe Hato response

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said on Wednesday that he has ordered the setting-up of a commission tasked with investigating whether any government entities or officials were at fault in their response to Super Typhoon Hato.

7 Sep, 2017

Macau inner harbour

Government to build Inner Harbour pumping station

Secretary for Administration and Justice Sonia Chan Hoi Fan said on Wednesday that the government plans to build a new pumping station on the waterfront in the Inner Harbour area.

7 Sep, 2017

Macau legislative assembly

Legislative Assembly candidates not allowed Facebook ads

The Legislative Assembly Electoral Affairs Committee (CAEAL) has told candidates to stop publishing commercial advertising on Facebook including “boosting” their Facebook posts and paid advertisements.

7 Sep, 2017

Joao Tiago Martins Macau

Father gets 5 1/2 years jail for sexual abuse of his kids

A local Portuguese resident was sentenced to five years and six months behind bars on Tuesday for sexually abusing his two children, a two-year-old girl and a five-year-old boy.

6 Sep, 2017

USJ Macau

USJ moves to new campus this week

The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) is moving in to its new campus located at Ilha Verde, as planned. Although significant damage was caused to the new campus by the passage of the recent typhoons.

6 Sep, 2017

Macau torrential rains

Torrential rain causes wall collapse

Part of a brick wall near the CEM headquarters collapsed during torrential rain in the early hours of Monday.

5 Sep, 2017

macau dead fish

3 tonnes of dead fish found in Macau’s coastal waters

The Marine and Water Bureau (DSAMA) said that its staff members removed a total of three tonnes of dead fish from the waters off Fai Chi Kei and Ilha Verde on Monday.

5 Sep, 2017

Macau legislative elections

Official legislative election campaign kicks off

Candidates running in the September 17 legislative elections and their supporters gathered in Praça do Tap Seac around midnight on Friday to mark the official start of the two-week official campaign period by putting up their respective electoral groups’ campaign posters.

4 Sep, 2017

Sands China typhoon Hato relief

Sands China to donate MOP 65 million for typhoon Hato relief

Gaming operator Sands China Ltd. said in a statement on Friday that it will donate MOP 65 million to assist with long-term relief, recovery and rebuilding efforts in Macau in the aftermath of Typhoon Hato.

4 Sep, 2017

typhoon

‘Low probability’ for No. 8 signal on Sunday

No. 3 signal will be hoisted on Friday night or in the early hours of Sunday but there is a “low probability” that the No. 8 signal will be hoisted.

1 Sep, 2017

damaged vehicles

Government to cut tax for Hato-hit vehicle owners

Government will launch a vehicle tax reduction scheme for vehicle owners affected by Typhoon Hato if they buy a new one to replace the vehicles damaged

1 Sep, 2017

cat's paradise

Typhoon Hato damages Cats’ Paradise in Coloane

Anima said that over 100 residents had offered to temporarily look after one or two of the cats that usually stay at the group’s Cats’ Paradise, a feline shelter in Coloane, which was seriously damaged by Typhoon Hato last Wednesday.

31 Aug, 2017

water supplies

Gastroenteritis up ‘significantly’ after Hato

The number of patients seeking treatment for gastroenteritis at Kiang Wu Hospital has risen “significantly” after Typhoon Hato hit Macau last Wednesday

30 Aug, 2017

Fong Soi Kun

CCAC probes weather station over Hato fiasco

The Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) announced  that it has launched an investigation into the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) over its forecasting and internal management, especially over former SMG director Fong Soi Kun’s controversial handling of deadly Typhoon Hato.

29 Aug, 2017