Social Affairs

Macau’s English level lower than mainland China

Education First (EF) Hong Kong and Macau General Manager Jenny Chiu Chin Yu said on Thursday that according to the organisation’s annual global study this year, there has been a “slight” increase in the average score of Macau’s sample.

10 Nov, 2017

Asia's best restaurants Macau

Macau to host “Asia’s best restaurants” for the next two years

Some of the region’s most respected chefs and influential restaurateurs will gather at Wynn Palace Cotai on March 27, 2018, for the announcement of the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 list and special awards.

9 Nov, 2017

‘Angel of the Lepers’ dies, aged 102

Father Gaetano Nicosia, widely known as Macau’s “Angel of the Lepers” died in Hong Kong on Monday, aged 102, members of the Salesian community told The Macau Post Daily.

8 Nov, 2017

Macau records listed as ‘Memory of the World’

A collection of documents formally known as "Official Records of Macau during the Qing Dynasty (1693-1886)" has been listed in UNESCO's Memory of the World Register, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) said in a statement on Tuesday.

1 Nov, 2017

LRT trains tests set to start

Technical tests of the first LRT trains, which arrived by ship from Japan at Ka Ho Port in Coloane on Sunday, will be carried out at the system’s Ocean Station in Taipa.

31 Oct, 2017

Macau bad rabbit attack

Police warn public of ‘Bad Rabbit’ ransomware attack

According to recent overseas media reports, “Bad Rabbit” uses a similar attacking method of another malware known as “Peyta”. “Bad Rabbit” is disguised as an Adobe Flash installer.

31 Oct, 2017

Macau cultural industries fund

Macau Cultural Industries Fund grants MOP124 million in Jan-Sept

From January to September this year, the Cultural Industries Fund (FIC) granted a total of MOP124 million in financial support, FIC Administration Council member Davina Chu Miu Lai said on Thursday.

27 Oct, 2017

Smoking in Macau

Smoking to be banned within 10 meters of bus stops in Macau

Starting from January next year, smoking within 10 meters of any bus stop will be banned. The director of the Health Bureau said that the SSM will coordinate with the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau to delineate the boundaries of non-smoking areas.

26 Oct, 2017

Macau government subsidy scheme

Another government subsidy scheme for residents of Macau

The subsidy scheme aimed to encourage residents to take language proficiency examinations to achieve a specific level.

26 Oct, 2017

Macau IVF

Mayo Medical Centre providing IVF treatment without licence

The Health Bureau (SSM) said in a statement on Tuesday that it has ordered the 90-day closure of the Mayo Medical Centre for allegedly providing vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment without a licence.

25 Oct, 2017

Macau HIV

HIV cases hit record high in Macau in 2016

Last year saw the highest number of cases when 30 people were diagnosed with HIV since the first case was recorded in 1986.

24 Oct, 2017

Fong Soi Kun

Disciplinary procedures to assess ex weather-chief

Raimundo do Rosário, has ordered the commencement of disciplinary procedures to assess the internal workings of the Macau Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau.

24 Oct, 2017

Macau student suicide in Taiwan

Macau student in Taiwan dies after ‘falling’ from flat

The report said that Wu “fell” from a building at the Feng Chia University in Taichung at around noon and was certified dead at 1 p.m. by a hospital.

24 Oct, 2017

Angela Leong says racetrack will ‘properly handle’ its dogs

Angela Leong says racetrack will ‘properly handle’ its dogs

Angela Leong reassured the public that her company will “properly handle” the 600 greyhounds after the government-ordered closure of the racetrack in Fai Chi Kei next year.

23 Oct, 2017

Macau LRT trains

1st batch of LRT trains to arrive at end of month

The Transportation Infrastructure Office announced that the first batch of Macau’s Light Rapid Transit trains have left Japan and are slated to arrive here at the end of this month.

23 Oct, 2017

Macau weather bureau

Ex-weather bureau director issued typhoon signals from home

The report says that the weather bureau’s hoisting of typhoon signals simply relied on Fong’s personal judgement and decisions.

20 Oct, 2017

Macau bus fares increase

No timetable yet for bus fare increase in Macau

Secretary for Transport and Public Works Raimundo do Rosario said on Tuesday that the government still does not have a timetable as to when a planned increase in public bus fares will be implemented.

18 Oct, 2017

Typhoon Khanun spares Macau major damage

The observatory kept the No. 8 storm warning signal hoisted for 11 hours Sunday but Severe Typhoon Khanun spared the city major damage, causing only minor flooding in some low-lying areas in the Inner Harbour area.

16 Oct, 2017

Macau IDD tariffs

CTM lowers IDD tariffs by up to 45%

Local telecom operator CTM announced on Thursday that it will lower its IDD (international direct dialling) tariffs effective from December 8 and that the average rate of reduction will be up to 45 percent.

13 Oct, 2017

Government proposes framework bill for elderly rights

Executive Council spokesman Leong Heng Teng said Thursday that the council has completed its discussion of a government-drafted bill on the framework for the protection of senior citizens’ rights.

13 Oct, 2017