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Response to Mangkhut a ‘relatively ideal’ achievement: Wong

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak said Monday that the various tasks to respond to typhoons and other disasters that the government has prepared since last year have enabled the authorities to obtain a “relatively ideal” achievement in its tackling of Super Typhoon Mangkhut that pummelled Macau on Sunday.

18 Sep, 2018

Some households still without power Monday night

A number of households in the city’s flood-hit neighbourhoods following the onslaught of Super Typhoon Mangkhut were still without power Monday night due to flood-damaged electricity-supply components in their buildings.

18 Sep, 2018

Macau Casino stocks drop as typhoon shutdown tipped to cost up to 1.5 billion patacas

Local casino stocks retreated Monday after Typhoon Mangkhut forced a 33-hour shutdown of the world’s biggest gambling hub, a halt that’s estimated to cost the city’s six gaming operators as much as 1.5 billion patacas in revenue.

18 Sep, 2018

Life in Macau returns to normal after Super Typhoon Mangkhut

Macau begins recovery after battered by Typhoon Mangkhut on Sunday. The typhoon caused floods in the low lying areas of the city but no casualties were reported.

17 Sep, 2018

Typhoon Mangkhut makes landfall in Mainland China after ripping through Macau

The government has registered 182 incidents, 15 injured people and 16 cases of fire in the city. Severe flooding forced the evacuation of 6,000 residents from lower areas and there are 20,000 households without power.

16 Sep, 2018

Super Typhoon hits Macau with maximum force

Macau authorities will hoist at 11 AM on Sunday typhoon signal 10 – the highest category in the city’s six-level typhoon warning system.

16 Sep, 2018

Super typhoon Mangkhut to hit Macau with maximum force Sunday at noon

Macau government announced today that it is likely to hoist Sunday afternoon typhoon signal 10 – the highest category in the city’s six-level typhoon warning system.

16 Sep, 2018

Overall Macau Light Rail Transit could cost at least US$ 6.25 billion: auditor

In a hard-hitting report published Thursday, the Commission of Audit (CA) says that the estimated construction cost for the eight sections of Macau’s Light Rail Transit (LRT) system that the government has planned for the short, medium and long terms amounts to at least 50 billion patacas (US$ 6.25 billion)

14 Sep, 2018

Activist is disappointed with govt’s response to anti-plastic campaign

Annie Lao Ka Wing, one of the five activists who organised the “Macau Plastic Waste and Pollution” petition, said Thursday that she was “extremely disappointed” with how the government had responded to her anti-disposable plastic campaign which had collected more than 4,700 signatures from the public last month.

14 Sep, 2018

Macau elderly home wants CE’s intervention on greyhound issue

Asilo Vila Madalena retirement home director Sister Ip Pui King said Thursday that she was ready, if necessary, to take the elderly residents with her to go and ask Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On for help to stop Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome from putting about 530 greyhounds on a plot of land just metres away from the old people’s dormitories.

14 Sep, 2018

Macau government warns typhoon Mangkhut as serious as Hato

The government said Wednesday that it did not rule out the possibility that Super Typhoon Mangkhut that is making its way to the city would have an impact on Macau as large as last year’s deadly Super Typhoon Hato.

13 Sep, 2018

Macau government proposes cyber security bill

The Executive Council announced Tuesday that the government has drafted a bill on cyber security which proposes the mandatory implementation of real-name registration for the provision of telecom services - i.e., customers will be required to provide their real identification data to telecom service operators, including for the purchase of a pre-paid SIM card.

12 Sep, 2018

High chance for No. 3 signal as tropical storm Barijat nears

he probability of the No. 3 signal being hoisted this morning is high as tropical storm Barijat moves nearer to Macau, the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) said in a statement last night, and that the probability of a No. 8 typhoon signal is medium.

12 Sep, 2018

Macau’s new approvals of residential mortgages, commercial real estate loans decrease

Both of the new approvals of residential mortgage loans and commercial real estate loans in Macau reported a month-on-month decrease in July this year, according to statistics released by the Monetary Authority of Macau.

12 Sep, 2018

No political motive behind non-renewal of legal advisors’contracts from Legislative Assembly

Legislative Assembly (AL) President Ho Iat Seng said Monday that there was no political motive behind the legislature’s decision not to renew the employment contracts of two of the legislature’s legal advisors.

11 Sep, 2018

Elderly home asks govt to scrap ‘greyhound adoption centre’ next door

Family members of elderly people living at Asilo Vila Madalena retirement home in Coloane and its director Ip Pui King went to the Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT) and Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) Monday to ask the government to stop Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome from moving 531 greyhounds to a plot of land just metres away from the elderly women’s dormitories.

11 Sep, 2018

No. 1 typhoon signal to be hoisted as 2 tropical cyclones approach

The Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) will hoist the No.l typhoon signal this morning.

11 Sep, 2018

Total receipts of gaming activities in Macau increased 18.7 % in 2017, official

Total receipts of the 10 enterprises engaging in gaming activities increased by 18.7% year-on-year to MOP268.01 billion (US$ 33.5 billion), marking an end to the downward trend over three consecutive years since 2014, according to data released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC), today.

10 Sep, 2018

Hundreds protest against hazardous materials warehouses in Coloane, Macau

Hundreds of residents in Coloane’s Seac Pai Van public housing estate protested Sunday against the government’s plan to build warehouses for hazardous materials near their homes.

10 Sep, 2018

Macau Government confirms 6th imported dengue case

The Health Bureau (SSM) said in a statement on Saturday that it has recorded the sixth imported case of dengue fever this year.

10 Sep, 2018