Social Affairs

Greyhounds may be airlifted to US, Europe: Anima

Animal protection group Anima is studying the feasibility of sending the over 500 greyhounds left behind at the Canidrome to the US and Europe by charter planes, its president, Albano Martins, said.

6 Aug, 2018

Police probe brawl among cabbies  

The Judiciary Police (PJ) are investigating a brawl among a group of taxi drivers which took place outside a resort hotel in Cotai on Wednesday, a PJ spokesperson said during a regular press conference Thursday.

3 Aug, 2018

Health Bureau records 2nd imported case of measles

The Health Bureau (SSM) said in a statement Thursday that it has recorded the second imported case of measles this year.

3 Aug, 2018

Macau celebrates 91st PLA anniversary  

People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Macau Garrison Commander Major General Liao Zhengrong said Wednesday that the local PLA garrison functions as the “magic cudgel” to uphold the stability of Macau

2 Aug, 2018

Govt proposes changes to medical professional licensing system

Executive Council spokesman Leong Heng Teng said Wednesday that the government has drafted a bill on the qualification and licensing of the city’s medical personnel.

2 Aug, 2018

Seac Pai Van residents petition CE over hazardous materials

Representatives of Seac Pai Van residents Tuesday handed a petition against the storage of hazardous materials near their homes, addressed to Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On, to an official outside Government Headquarters.

1 Aug, 2018

Lawmakers pass municipal organisation bill with new entity to replace IACM next year

The Legislative Assembly (AL) passed Monday a government initiated bill on the establishment of a non-political organisation in Macau.

31 Jul, 2018

Govt renews public bus deals for 15 months

The Transport Bureau (DSAT) said in a statement Monday that the government has renewed its service provider contracts with public bus operators Transmac and TCM for another 15 months effective from Wednesday.

31 Jul, 2018

Graft busters to probe Viva Macau loans

The Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) has announced that it will investigate loans worth 212 million patacas granted by the Macau government about a decade ago to the now defunct local airline Viva Macau.

30 Jul, 2018

Canidrome sets up int’l greyhound re-homing centre, run by Anima  

The operator of the city’s former greyhound racetrack – Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co. Ltd. – and local animal protection group Anima have inked a deal for the relocation of the racing dogs left behind at the Fai Chi Kei racetrack.

30 Jul, 2018

Canidrome applies to move greyhounds to Pac On: IACM

The Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) said in a statement that it is studying a greyhound relocation proposal submitted by Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co. Ltd. Thursday evening which proposes to relocate the dogs left behind at the Fai Chi Kei racetrack to a “vacant” building on a privately-owned plot of land in Pac On in Taipa.

27 Jul, 2018

Police show upgraded disaster relief equipment

Unitary Police Service (SPU) Commissioner-General Ma Io Kun said yesterday that the government has upgraded its disaster relief equipment, based on the lessons learnt from last year’s deadly Super Typhoon Hato.

27 Jul, 2018

Police bust pimping gang from Heilongjiang

The Judiciary Police (PJ) arrested a couple from the mainland on Monday for pimping in Macau, PJ spokesman Ho Chan Nam said during a special press conference Wednesday.

26 Jul, 2018

Pupil films women secretly in toilets: police

A male pupil was caught surreptitiously filming a woman in a toilet in the city centre on Monday, Public Security Police (PSP) spokesman Choi Iok Kin said during a regular press conference.

26 Jul, 2018

CEM to upgrade 100 substations this year for flooding defence

Power utility CEM is upgrading 100 of its customer substations in the city’s low-lying areas this year, with about 80 of them already completed, CEM Transmission and Distribution Department Senior Manager Billy Chan Hon Keong said Tuesday.

25 Jul, 2018

Macau-company abandons 533 greyhounds after Canidrome closure

The Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co. Ltd. has abandoned 533 greyhounds at the Canidrome on Friday night after the government refused their proposal to keep the Canidrome operational in order to keep the animals.

21 Jul, 2018

IACM ‘condemns’ Canidrome for planning to abandon dogs

The Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau said in a statement  that it “condemns” the Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co. Ltd. for “shirking” its responsibility to house its greyhounds after it had received a letter from the company proposing the “reversion” of the dogs to the government after the official closure of the racetrack .

20 Jul, 2018

Govt vows to look after ‘left-behind’ greyhounds  

The government announced Wednesday that it has contingency plans for the greyhounds from the Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co. Ltd. in the case that the dogs are left behind at the racetrack in Fai Chi Kei after its official closure Friday night.  

19 Jul, 2018

Helping young people get on property ladder is next step: JLL  

With a stable economy, housing prices would have a stable rise of within 10 percent for the whole year, which is “very healthy” and the next step for the government is to help young couples get on the property ladder as a way to solve the under supply problem, as forecast by the local branch of US-based real estate consultancy firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL).

19 Jul, 2018

Kindergarten fined for mishandling alleged sexual abuse

The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) has found a kindergarten involved in an alleged sexual abuse case earlier this year had mishandled the incident and also had failed to respond to the case in line with DSEJ regulations

19 Jul, 2018