30 domestic violence cases recorded in first three quarters of 2020

In the first three quarters of 2020, the Social Welfare Bureau (IAS) has categorized 30 cases as domestic violence violations, out of 1,381 incidents recorded by the Central Registration System. The

Gov’t proposes exempting domestic retention of hazardous materials

Detergents, laundry bleach, alcohol swabs and a stipulated amount of liquidized petroleum gas shall be allowed to be stored at a household and will not be subject to prosecution, the

Briefs | Head of loan shark group handed to Macau

  The suspected head of a money laundering cartel, which was busted by the Judiciary Police (PJ) two years ago, has been arrested in Zhuhai and was handed over to local

Finance secretary pledges to attract more major MICE events

Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong has pledged that the government will attract large-scale international conventions and exhibitions to Macau on a continuous basis. Furthermore, the government has joined

GDI receives 14 bids for 4th Macau-Taipa bridge construction

  The Infrastructure Development Office (GDI) opened the bidding process yesterday morning for the construction of the road network on the periphery of the starting and ending points of the fourth

Quality of public housing and guarantees to buyers and tenants questioned

The quality of construction in public housing developments was brought into question at yesterday’s plenary session at the Legislative Assembly (AL). Four lawmakers presented spoken inquiries on the topic before the

Hearing on Viva Macau voted down by AL

A proposal to hear former government high officials on the case of the unpaid loans of airline Viva Macau has been voted down by the majority of the lawmakers of

Taste of Edesia | Understated sophistication 

Many years ago, I met Chef Michele Dell’ Aquila and was particularly touched by the stories from his childhood. His eyes would light up as he talked about how he

IC aims to complete New Central Library by 2025

On the sidelines of yesterday’s opening ceremony of the 20th Macao Fringe Festival, the president of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC), Mok Ian Ian, revealed that the government is aiming

Galaxy announces winter bonus to team members

Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) has announced that a one-off special payment equivalent to one month of salary will be awarded to the eligible team members at senior manager and below,

Academic slams opinions on domestic violence criminal definition

As opinions crop up following the attempt to make domestic violence charges semi-public crimes, social work academic and anti-domestic violence advocate Cecilia Ho described this as a “reversal.” Ho said

Eight public car parks to undergo refurbishments

  The SAR government has inked an agreement with a parking management company stipulating that the refinement projects for the city’s eight public car parks shall be completed by 2023. The

Survey: Improved career prospects draw local talents back

Enhanced career development is the biggest motivation for Macau citizens living abroad to return to the city, according to a survey released yesterday by the Talents Development Committee. The survey polled 314 Macau

Urban Master Plan still has holes to fill, experts say

The current Urban Master Plan for the period of 2020-2040 still has scope for further improvement to make Macau more liveable, convenient and accessible for residents and tourists, according to

Migrants to face financial hardship if they stay put in town

It will be expensive for foreign workers to stay in Macau during the Spring Festival as the city’s cost of living and cost of accommodation will be higher, local associations

Tourist arrivals | Gradual rise in mainland visitors

The number of December tourist arrivals grew 3.6% month-to-month to 659,407, however this data still represents a year-on-year decline of 78.6%, the Statistics and Census Service said in a statement

Market vendors express concern about signing future contracts

Current wet market vendors are worried that they may fall into a legal grey area, if not a trap, when they are required to sign leasing contracts with the government

HKBU to host the withdrawn World Press Photo 2020 in March

The Institute for Journalism and Society at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) will be hosting the World Press Photo 2020 exhibition in Hong Kong this March, the World Press Photo

Philippine consulate’s Deapera concludes duty

  The Philippine Consulate General Lilybeth Deapera has concluded her tour of duty in the SAR. Deapera was head of post for six years until January 15. “Consul General Deapera made

10 casino staff forced to resign by a satellite casino

The New Macau Gaming Staff Rights Association represented some 10 casino staff — who allegedly will be soon dismissed unjustifiably by a satellite casino — to deliver a petition letter

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