Social Affairs

Anglican College suspends classes over asbestos scare

The private Macau Anglican College (MAC) in Taipa announced Monday that it will suspend its classes today and tomorrow, in the wake of the illegal removal of asbestos roof sheeting at a site opposite the school.

30 Jan, 2018

Govt revises class suspension rules for flu-hit schools

The Health Bureau (SSM) Sunday announced revised criteria for particular schools to suspend classes in case pupils in the school are infected with influenza, and new arrangements for local residents to have flu jabs.

29 Jan, 2018

Chef Alain Ducasse cooking up a food feast for Macao at Morpheus hotel

World-acclaimed chef Alain Ducasse recently announced that he will open two new restaurants and a bar in May at the upcoming Morpheus Hotel at City of Dreams resort, in Macau, according to China Daily today.

27 Jan, 2018

4-year-old girl first flu-related death

The Health Bureau (SSM) has announced this year's first flu-related death, a 4-year-old girl who died Thursday of complications caused by influenza Type A and pneumonia after treatment at the private Kiang Wu Hospital.

26 Jan, 2018

Negligence causes nearly half of fires last year: fire chief

The Fire Services Bureau (CB) announced Thursday it extinguished 1,034 fires last year, 3.7 percent less than in the previous year, nearly half of which were caused by negligence.

26 Jan, 2018

New rector keen to strengthen UM’s think tank role

New University of Macau (UM) Rector Song Yonghue said Wednesday he was keen to strengthen the public university’s role as a think tank for the government.

25 Jan, 2018

Resources to tackle seasonal flu are sufficient: government

The government has prepared a response plan for seasonal influenza and has sufficient supply of medicines and vaccines to cope with the fluctuating incidence of the disease, the Health Bureau (SSM) said Wednesday.

25 Jan, 2018

Macau enters flu peak:health chief

The Health Bureau (SSM) said Tuesday that Macau has entered the peak period of influenza and urged residents to get vaccinated against the flu as early as possible.

24 Jan, 2018

Observatory urges public to avoid outdoor activities

The Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) Monday urged the public to avoid outdoor activities as it forecast that the city's air quality today - as Monday - will be "bad" again.

23 Jan, 2018

Police carry out 1st casino emergency response drill

Macau's first casino emergency response drill by various government law enforcement agencies and other government bodies took place in the early hours of this morning at Galaxy Macau.

23 Jan, 2018

Driving-licence deal won’t burden roads: government

Transport Bureau (DSAT) Director Kelvin Lam Hin San said Monday that the proposed mutual driving-licence recognition deal between Macau and the mainland will not increase the burden on the city’s roads.

23 Jan, 2018

Filipino hero received award from Macau government

Filipino Loreto de Guia Mijares Jr. received a Prestige Honorific Title from Macau government during a ceremony for the Decorations, Medals And Certificates Of Merit held Friday.

22 Jan, 2018

‘Broken Tooth’ arrester dies in Portugal

The local Portuguese police chief Antonio Francisco Marques Baptista who went down in history for arresting high-profile triad kingpin “Broken Tooth” Wan Kuok Koi in the evening of May 1, 1998 dies in Portugal.

22 Jan, 2018

Macau police hunt for HK$48 million in gambling chips after casino robbery

Macau police authorities are tracking down almost HK$48 million worth of cash chips stolen from Wynn casino earlier this week, following the arrest of a debt-ridden croupier and his elderly relative in connection with the crime.

19 Jan, 2018

Flu-stricken CE takes sick leave – flu cases rising

Chief Executive Chui Sai On has been on sick leave since Tuesday after contracting influenza, the Government Spokesperson’s Office (GPV) said in a statement .

19 Jan, 2018

CTM chief says security, privacy can coexist in cyberspace

CTM CEO Vandy Poon Fuk Hei said Monday that the local telecom operator supports having a cyber security law in the city, pointing out he believes that security and privacy can coexist in cyberspace.

16 Jan, 2018

Top lawyer slams resolution aimed at sole lawmaker

Macau’s most senior lawyer has slammed a draft resolution proposed by two lawmakers because it appeared to be aimed at just one particular legislator.

15 Jan, 2018

Secretary for Security orders jail to review security checks

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak has ordered the city’s prison administration to review its security checks of all those entering the jail, and also review its management and supervision of the over 1,000 inmates, the Secretariat for Security (GSS) said in a statement at the weekend.

15 Jan, 2018

Academic freedom is important: new University of Macau rector

Song Yonghua, the University of Macau’s (UM) new rector, said Wednesday that academic freedom is a core value of any university, adding that as the new UM rector he would comply with the university’s regulations to ensure academic freedom.

11 Jan, 2018

Macau, Guangdong ink nuclear emergency pact

Macau and Guangdong signed in Zhuhai on Monday a cooperation agreement on the emergency management of nuclear accidents in the neighbouring province, the Macau Unitary Police Service (SPU) announced Tuesday.

10 Jan, 2018