Social Affairs

Govt to subsidise waste collection for recycling

The government will subsidise local companies which collect rubbish for recycling, Executive Council spokesman Leong Heng Teng said on Wednesday.

15 Nov, 2018

Mangkhut causes 1.55 billion pataca loss: govt

The financial losses caused by September’s Super Typhoon Mangkhut to Macau were estimated at 1.55 billion patacas - 520 million patacas in direct losses and 1.03 billion patacas in indirect ones – according to the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC).

13 Nov, 2018

Light-fest to get VR, food trucks this year

Virtual reality (VR) experiences and food trucks are some of the new elements in this year’s Macau Light Festival which will take place from December 2-31, it was announced on Monday.

13 Nov, 2018

Govt plans food waste plant: Rosario

The government plans to build a food waste plant, Secretary for Transport and Public Works Raimundo do Rosario told government-owned TV-cum-radio station TDM in an interview broadcast on Saturday.

12 Nov, 2018

Film fest with Nicolas Cage to cost 55 million patacas: MGTO

This year’s International Film Festival & Awards Macau (IFFAM), with a line-up of stars such as two-time Oscar winner Nicolas Cage and one of the ‘Four Heavenly Kings’ Aaron Kwok Fu-shing from Hong Kong, will cost about 55 million patacas.

9 Nov, 2018

Macau security forces, PLA garrison hold their 1st joint drill

Macau’s Public Security Forces and the local garrison of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) held their first joint drill on Thursday.

9 Nov, 2018

Govt plans to build special needs school on ex-Canidrome plot

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng said on Wednesday that the government plans to build a special needs school on the plot of land where the former greyhound racetrack is located.

8 Nov, 2018

Firm providing lifeguards to be fined 10 million patacas: sports chief

Sports Bureau (ID) President Pun Weng Kun said at the weekend that his bureau will fine the service provider of lifeguard services for the city’s public swimming pools – Surf Hong – for its failure to provide adequate services in some of the city’s public swimming pools due to a dispute between the company and its employees earlier this year, and that he expects the amount of the fine to be at least 10 million patacas.

5 Nov, 2018

Barrier Gate bus terminal to reopen next month: Rosario

The Barrier Gate underground bus terminal will reopen to the public next month, Secretary for Transport and Public Works Raimundo do Rosario told lawmakers Wednesday.

1 Nov, 2018

Macau Inner Harbour takeaway gas blast injuries 4

A serious explosion occurred in a takeaway in the Inner Harbour area Tuesday morning, which injured its four employees, three of them seriously, according to the Fire Services Bureau (CB).

31 Oct, 2018

Macau 4-year-old dies of flu-related brain disease

A four-year-old local girl, who lives in Zhuhai and commutes to school in Macau, died in Zhuhai on Sunday from flu-related encephalopathy, a brain disease, a Health Bureau (SSM) statement said Tuesday.

31 Oct, 2018

Police bust huge loan-sharking gang, nab 34 suspects

A total of 34 suspects were arrested on Sunday for their suspected membership of loan-sharking gang which lent about HK$60 million to about 80 gamblers, Judiciary Police (PJ) spokeswoman Lei Hon Nei said at a press conference.

30 Oct, 2018

University of Macau to launch new Chinese-Portuguese translation system

The University of Macau (UM) has developed various innovative translation systems, such as the next-generation online Chinese-Portuguese translation platform, which is expected to be launched by the end of this year

29 Oct, 2018

Hong Kong woman abandons toddler in hotel room in Macau

A Hong Kong woman abandoned her little daughter in a hotel room early this week so that shecould gamble in a local casino, the Public Security Police (PSP) announced Wednesday.

25 Oct, 2018

300 greyhounds have dental disease: IACM

About 300 greyhounds at the old Canidrome have periodontitis, Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) Administrative Committee President Jose Tavares said Tuesday, suggesting that the dogs get treatment for their disease outside of Macau.

17 Oct, 2018

Good Shepherd Center continue to fight human trafficking

Sister Juliana Devoy, missionary and director of the Good Shepherd Center  in Macau ask the government Wednesday to set up an international community that allows victims of human trafficking to have a recovery period of two to three months.

16 Oct, 2018

Student association sets up sex crime concern group

The General Association of Chinese Students of Macau announced Monday that it has set up a sex crime concern group, urging the government to toughen punishment for such crimes.

16 Oct, 2018

11th imported dengue case confirmed: govt

The Health Bureau (SSM) said in a statement Thursday that it has recorded the 11th imported case of dengue fever this year.

12 Oct, 2018

Anima chief says possible litigation won’t stop greyhound adoptions

The around 500 greyhounds remaining in their original Canidrome kennels can still be adopted, irrespective of possible legal action by the government against Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co. Ltd., Anima President Albano Martins said Thursday.

10 Oct, 2018

Macau government nixes plan to house greyhounds next to old people’s home

About 500 greyhounds will stay for the time being in their kennels at the former racetrack in Fai Chi Kei as a provisional facility that Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome has controversially set up to house the dogs right next to a retirement home in Coloane has been rejected by the government for failing to meet the necessary criteria.

8 Oct, 2018