Social Affairs

Eco-bureau installs 42 plastic bottle recycling machines

The Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA) said in a statement on Tuesday that it has installed 42 plastic bottle recycling machines in different parts of the city.

2 Dec, 2020

MUST inaugurates China's First Astrobiology and Cosmochemistry Laboratory

MUST inaugurates China’s First Astrobiology and Cosmochemistry Laboratory

China's first experimental astrobiology and cosmochemistry laboratory was inaugurated on Tuesday at the Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) with experimental platforms that put the territory at the technological forefront of two areas crucial to the Chinese space program.

2 Dec, 2020

Boy runs out into road near airport, hit by scooter

A boy who ran out into a three-lane road from a bus parked near the airport was hit by a man on his scooter who was driving in the right-hand lane, sending both falling to the ground.

1 Dec, 2020

Anima chief predicts MOP 2.5 million deficit this year

Local animal protection group Anima predicts that it will have a MOP 2.5 million deficit by the end of the year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, its president, Billy Chan Hon Keong, said on Monday.

1 Dec, 2020

93.9% of locals are unfamiliar with glaucoma: survey

A survey conducted in November shows that 93.9% of Macao residents are unfamiliar with glaucoma, Kiang Wu Hospital’s Deputy Director of Ophthalmology Hong Sin U said on Monday.

1 Dec, 2020

Macao bans polystyrene takeaway boxes

Macao bans polystyrene takeaway boxes from 1 January 2021

The Macao government will prohibit the import and trading of disposable polystyrene takeaway boxes, bowls, cups and dishes from 1 January 2021, the government gazette announced today.

30 Nov, 2020

COVID-19 prevention & economic recovery

Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong said during his introductory speech about his portfolio’s policy guidelines for next year on Friday that he expected the government’s COVID-19 prevention and control measures to be “normalised” next year, adding that protecting residents’ lives and health would remain the government’s top priority.

30 Nov, 2020

Macao’s 2021 wealth-sharing handout once again to be paid in cash

Macao's annual wealth-sharing handout next year will once again be paid out in cash, Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong has told lawmakers. 

28 Nov, 2020

COVID-19 ‘noticeably’ raises online naked chat blackmail

The police recorded 46 extortion cases related to online naked chats in the first three quarters of this year, 42 more than the same period of last year, according to crime statistics released by the Secretariat for Security (GSS) on Thursday.

27 Nov, 2020

Government repossesses ‘Ocean World’ plot & adjacent illegally occupied plots

The Lands, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT) announced this week that its officials, in conjunction with officials from several other government entities, have repossessed a long-undeveloped plot of land east of the entrance to the Governor Nobre de Carvalho Bridge on the northern coast of Taipa, which was initially slated for an “Ocean World” theme park project when its land concession was granted well over two decades ago.

27 Nov, 2020

HK-Macao Austrian COC joins Macao’s European Chamber of Commerce

The Austrian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macao has become the latest National Chamber Member of the Macau European Chamber of Commerce (MECC), MECC President Carlos Duque Simões said in a speech on Thursday.

27 Nov, 2020

Taipa Library temporarily closed for renovation

Taipa Library will be closed from Monday to Friday as renovation work will be carried out during that time, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) said in a statement on Thursday.

27 Nov, 2020

Stomach flu outbreak at Mong Ha Nursery

A case of collective viral gastroenteritis (also known as stomach flu) involving five children from Mong Ha Nursery in Areia Preta was reported to the Health Bureau (SSM) on Thursday, according to a SSM statement.

27 Nov, 2020

Government to set up mandatory registration system for takeaways

Secretary for Administration and Justice André Cheong Weng Chon said on Wednesday that for the time being, the government will not consider setting up a licensing system for the city’s takeaways but instead will first set up a mandatory registration system for them next year.

26 Nov, 2020

10% of pupils have been cyberbullied

The General Association of Chinese Students of Macau (AECM) surveyed 3,690 pupils, 10% of whom said that they had been cyberbullied, a statement provided by the group during a press conference at Wa Long Industrial Building on Wednesday.

26 Nov, 2020

Visitors rise nearly 30% last month

Macao’s number of visitor arrivals grew by 29.6% month-to-month to 581,986 last month, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said in a statement on Tuesday. 

25 Nov, 2020

Government expected to inject capital into Air Macau

The Macao government is expected to make a capital injection into Air Macau – which will be the company's third capital increase since 2009 – due to the company's financial situation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tribuna de Macau newspaper writes today.

24 Nov, 2020

CTM investing MOP 2 billion in 5G network over 5 years

CTM is investing MOP 2 billion in its 5G network over five years, Ebel Cham Pou I, the vice president for the telecom’s commercial affairs, told reporters on Monday.

24 Nov, 2020

60 applications from foreigners for entry into Macao

The Health Bureau has so far received 60 applications from foreign nationals claiming special circumstances for permission to enter Macao from the mainland, a new measure that will be implemented next month.

24 Nov, 2020

Sourcing COVID-19 vaccines with different technological approaches

Alvis Lo Iek Long, a clinical director of the public Conde de São Januário Hospital Centre, said during Monday's press conference that the Macao government has started discussing details about its purchase of COVID-19 vaccines with producers from the mainland and abroad which are widely expected to commence production of COVID-19 vaccines in the near future.

24 Nov, 2020