Social Affairs

‘Very serious’ traffic jams expected during San Ma Lou roadworks: govt

 In a press conference  Wednesday to announce the traffic arrangements and rerouting of public buses for the upcoming two-month roadworks to repair the underground drains in the city’s busy Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro, Transport Bureau (DSAT) officials said the government expects “very serious” traffic jams to occur in a large area surrounding the avenue – as well as in the thoroughfare itself – when the project is being carried out.

28 Jun, 2018

Govt abruptly halts Taipa crematorium plan

The government abruptly announced Tuesday that it has decided to halt its plan to build Macau’s first crematorium at Taipa Sa Kong Municipal Cemetery, following strong opposition to the project by residents living nearby.  

27 Jun, 2018

Suspended lawmaker, fellow activist appeal sentences

Suspended directly-elected lawmaker Sulu Sou Ka Hou and fellow non-establishment activist Scott Chiang Meng Hin have each filed an appeal against last month’s ruling by the Court of First Instance (TJB) which found the duo guilty of illegal assembly and demonstration, the Court of Final Appeal (TUI) said in a statement Tuesday.

27 Jun, 2018

Health Bureau bans Enzyplex after mould scare in HK

The Health Bureau has temporarily banned the over-the-counter medicine Enzyplex, following a contamination scare in Hong Kong.

25 Jun, 2018

Visitors rise 5.2 per cent in May

Macau’s number of visitor arrivals in May rose 5.2 percent year on year to 2.7 million year with the daily average visitor arrivals being 87,250.

25 Jun, 2018

Infectious disease centre project to start in Q1 2019

The infectious disease centre next to the public Conde de Sao Januario Hospital Centre is set to get off the ground in the first quarter of 2019. Previously, construction of the 12-storey centre was slated to start in the third quarter of 2016.

22 Jun, 2018

3 shops busted for illegally selling medicines

Over 500 illegally imported pharmaceutical products from three shops selling cosmetics and beauty products have been seized.

22 Jun, 2018

Government to host first China-PSCs arts and culture-festival

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) announced Tuesday that it will host the city’s first Arts and Cultural Festival involving China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (PSCs) later this year, with the aim of promoting regular cultural exchanges between the two sides.

20 Jun, 2018

Cabbie locks 4 US passengers in taxi

A taxi driver has been arrested for locking four US passengers in his taxi last Friday night, Judiciary Police (PJ) spokesman Leng Kam Lun said during a regular press conference Tuesday.

20 Jun, 2018

Chief Executive agrees with cancelation of revision of the bill on road traffic rules

The Chief Executive Chui Sai On told journalists, Monday that the government decided to shelve the revision of the bill on road traffic rules, because of the opinions raised in the society.

19 Jun, 2018

Taiwan mulls more flexibility for Macau people’s passports  

Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) official Carol Duh Chia-fen, who heads the council’s Department of Hong Kong and Macau Affairs, said Thursday that the government-appointed council is currently in talks with the island’s immigration department to give Macau residents the choice whether to use their Portuguese or Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) passports to enter Taiwan.

15 Jun, 2018

Foreign Ministry spokesman briefs local officials  

Well-known Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang briefed local government officials Thursday on his work and the central government’s approach towards diplomacy and international relations.

15 Jun, 2018

Macau people working in HK can apply for delta bridge car permit

The Macau government announced Wednesday that Macau permanent residents who are gainfully employed or running a company in Hong Kong can apply for a permit to drive their cars into the neighbouring city via the Hong-Kong-Zhuhai-Macau (HKZM) Bridge

14 Jun, 2018

‘Not easy’ to get all dogs adopted: racetrack operator

 The operator of the city’s greyhound racetrack – Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co. Ltd. – said on its website Wednesday that “it is not an easy task” to find new “suitable” homes for the about 600 greyhounds or to arrange for them to be adopted.

14 Jun, 2018

Philippines marks 120th Independence Day in Macau  

The Philippine Consulate General in Macau hosted a celebration to mark the 120th anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence, at Clube Militar Tuesday.

13 Jun, 2018

Taipa elevated walkway project to start in Q4

The Lands, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT) said in a statement Tuesday that it expects the construction of an elevated walkway along a major avenue in the city centre of Taipa to get off the ground in the fourth quarter of this year.  

13 Jun, 2018

Reciprocal driving-licence deal should be signed

Secretary for Transport and Public Works Raimundo do Rosario said on Thursday that the local government should sign a reciprocal driving-licence recognition deal with the mainland as “Macau is a part of China”.

8 Jun, 2018

Possibly No. 3 storm warning signal today: observatory

The Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) said in a statement Tuesday evening that it would possibly hoist the No. 3 storm warning signal during the day today.

6 Jun, 2018

Polytex wants 60 billion patacas compensation from govt: report

The locally registered Polytex Import and Export Co. Ltd. will demand from the government at least 60 billion patacas in compensation if the government fails to grant the land concession of the mothballed Pearl Horizon mixed-used property project to company again, the Portuguese-language newspaper Hoje Macau reported.

6 Jun, 2018

Govt to consult public on tougher traffic offence penalties

The government will launch a two-month public consultation late this month on the drafting of a bill amending the current Road Traffic Law, with the aim of combating traffic offences more effectively and thereby improving the city’s road safety.  

6 Jun, 2018