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IAM chief says it’s illegal to feed strays, says TNR inappropriate

Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) President José Tavares has reaffirmed the government’s position that it is illegal to feed strays, warning that stray feeders face hefty fines.

10 Sep, 2020

#Social Affairs

Duo cheats 23 pawnshops out of HK$191,880

Two men were arrested on Monday for defrauding 23 pawnshops in Macao and Hong Kong out of HK$191,880 by hocking counterfeit gold jewellery.

10 Sep, 2020

#Crime

UNESCO asked China for clarification on buildings near the Macao Guia Lighthouse

UNESCO asked China for clarification on issues raised by the Concern Group for the Protection of the Guia Lighthouse regarding the construction of high-rise buildings in the vicinity” of the lighthouse – a monument classified as a world heritage site – according to Rádio Macau.

9 Sep, 2020

#Culture

LRT Seac Pai Van section project to start at year end

The Infrastructure Development Office (GDI) said in a statement on Tuesday that it expects the construction of the Seac Pai Van section of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) to get off the ground at the end of this year.

9 Sep, 2020

#Social Affairs

Government wants to axe Zone D reclamation project (Update)

Secretary for Transport and Public Works Raimundo do Rosário said on Tuesday that the local government has decided to cancel its Zone D land reclamation project, and instead it now plans to reclaim land in the waters between the north-eastern coast of the peninsula and the Zone A land reclamation area.

9 Sep, 2020

#Social Affairs

Architect wants to transform ‘old bridge’ into culture & leisure zone

Well-known local architect Carlos Marreiros told public broadcaster TDM-Rádio Macau on Tuesday that he plans to propose the listing of the Governador Nobre de Carvalho Bridge and would like to see the 2.5-kilometre-long viaduct transformed into a culture and leisure zone.

9 Sep, 2020

#Social Affairs

Residential price index up 1% in May-July

Macao’s overall residential property price index for May-July rose by 1.0% over the previous period (April-June) to 268.8.

9 Sep, 2020

#Social Affairs

Suicides rise during COVID-19 crisis in H1

The Health Bureau (SSM) said in a statement on Tuesday that it recorded 36 suicide cases in the first half the year, coinciding with the COVID-19 crisis, up by six cases year-on-year.

9 Sep, 2020

#Social Affairs

Government to cancel reclamation between Nobre de Carvalho & Amizade bridges

Macao asked Beijing to be allowed to drop one of the five reclamations  approved in 2009 between Nobre de Carvalho and Amizade bridges, according to Rádio Macau.

9 Sep, 2020

#Economy

Secretary-General of Forum Macao to return to Beijing

Xu Yingzhen, secretary-general of the Forum Macao, will leave her position and return to Beijing

8 Sep, 2020

#Economy

Kids aged below 3 can now attend classes from 21 September

The government has decided that children aged below three will now be allowed to attend their kindergarten classes from 21 September “in response to their parents’ demand”.

8 Sep, 2020

#Social Affairs

No ‘major investment’ residency application approved in first half of 2020

The Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) received two new residence applications based on the “major investment” category and 38 new applications based on the “management and technical personnel” category.

8 Sep, 2020

#Business

Macao Museum reopens its 1st-floor permanent exhibition area today

The Macao Museum, which is run by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC), has concluded a comprehensive safety inspection and enhancement work of some of its facilities, and will reopen the permanent exhibition area on the first floor today.

8 Sep, 2020

#Culture

20% of Macau Public Library books are in languages other than Chinese

The Macao Public Library has a collection of approximately one million books, of which 80% are in the Chinese language, while 20% are in other languages.

8 Sep, 2020

#Culture

Local man, 30, dies after collapsing in VIP room toilet

A 30-year-old local man was found to have collapsed in the toilet of a VIP room in the City of Dreams casino-hotel complex by security staff on Monday and was taken to hospital for emergency treatment but later was pronounced dead.

8 Sep, 2020

#Social Affairs

Police probe sea death of civil servant off Pac On

A female civil servant who jumped into the sea near the Harbour Management Building of the Marine and Water Bureau (DSAMA) in Pac On last week passed away early on Monday morning.

8 Sep, 2020

#Social Affairs

Customs, police & job agencies meet to stem parallel trading

The Macao Customs Service held a meeting at its headquarters with representatives from the Public Security Police and the Association of [mainland] Chinese Capital Employment Agencies (Macau) to discuss the issue of non-resident workers getting involved in parallel trading activities.

7 Sep, 2020

#Crime

Dead dolphin found off Coloane

The Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) said in a statement on Saturday that a dead dolphin was found floating in the sea near Tam Kong Temple in Coloane.

7 Sep, 2020

#Social Affairs

Septuagenarian ‘vents anger’ by exposing genitals to girl, after quarrel with wife

A 70-year-old local man exposed his private parts to a girl in a recreational area in Fai Chi Kei as a way of venting his anger last week after a quarrel with his wife.

7 Sep, 2020

#Crime

Man dies ‘possibly’ of bathroom CO poisoning

A 60-year-old local man died on Friday after “possibly” suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning in his flat near Triangle Garden, the Public Security Police (PSP) said on that day.

7 Sep, 2020

#Social Affairs