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4 The Portugal News • 25 May 2019                                  News


      Summer holiday job initiative                                                                     Police arrest 17 Hells Angels


                                                                                                        Police searches in Lisbon and other parts of the
                                                                                                        Police searches in Lisbon and other parts of the
                                                                                                        Police searches in Lisbon and other parts of the
                                                                                                        Police searches in Lisbon and other parts of the
                                                                                                        Police searches in Lisbon and other parts of the
      The long summer holidays facing students in the Algarve can now be filled with                    country on Tuesday resulted in the arrest of 17
                                                                                                        country on Tuesday resulted in the arrest of 17
                                                                                                        country on Tuesday resulted in the arrest of 17
                                                                                                        country on Tuesday resulted in the arrest of 17
                                                                                                        country on Tuesday resulted in the arrest of 17
                                                                                                        people as part of a case that involves Hells
                                                                                                        people as part of a case that involves Hells
                                                                                                        people as part of a case that involves Hells
                                                                                                        people as part of a case that involves Hells
      work thanks to a new initiative aimed at students over 16 years old                               people as part of a case that involves Hells
                                                                                                        Angels bikers.
                                                                                                        Angels bikers.
                                                                                                        Angels bikers.
                                                                                                        Angels bikers.
                                                                                                        Angels bikers.
                                                                                The programme aims        In March last year, about  In total there are 38 in
                                                                                 to not only fill gaps in the  20 bikers of the Hells  pre-trial detention of the 68
                                                                                labour market which     Angels group invaded a  defendants (one of them in
                                                                                comes under strain      restaurant in Prior Velho,  Germany).
                                                                                during the summer, but  near Lisbon, to attack the  The suspects are indicted
                                                                                to also help young people  Red&Gold group, created  of criminal association
                                                                                to gain experience in the  by Mário Machado. The two  crimes, attempted first-
                                                                                work place.             rival groups got into a fight  degree homicide, theft,
                                                                                Employers will now      inside the establishment,  assault, possession of
                                                                                be able to temporarily  with knives, sticks, iron bars  prohibited weapons and
                                                                                hire young people over  and other objects.      drug trafficking.
                                                                                the age of 16 and can     This episode of violence  There have been Hells
                                                                                contact schools,        led the police to begin a  Angels groups in Portugal
                                                                                training centres and    nationwide operation and  since at least 2002. In the
                                                                                universities directly to find  to hold, in July last year, the  US, where the organisation
                                                                                staff, while young people  first 58 members of the  was founded in the 1940’s
                                                                                looking for employment  Hells Angels motorcycle  with its members typically
                                                                                are able to proactively  group in custody.      riding Harley-Davidson
                                                                                register with companies   In March 2019, the court  motorcycles, it has for
                                                                                or can register on      of Lisbon held six more  several years been
                                                                                existing employment     members in custody, and  considered by the
                                                                                platforms.              in February decided to  Department of Justice to be
                                                                                For the president of the  keep 23 other defendants  an organised crime
        The measure “is also important to promote opportunities for learning and enabling
        The measure “is also important to promote opportunities for learning and enabling
        The measure “is also important to promote opportunities for learning and enabling
       The measure “is also important to promote opportunities for learning and enabling  Algarve Tourism Region,  on remand.   syndicate.                  TPN/Lusa
       The measure “is also important to promote opportunities for learning and enabling
      young people to have contact within the sector”  (Photo: Supplied)        João Fernandes, “this
      young people to have contact within the sector”  (Photo: Supplied)
       young people to have contact within the sector”  (Photo: Supplied)
       young people to have contact within the sector”  (Photo: Supplied)
       young people to have contact within the sector”  (Photo: Supplied)
                                                                                initiative is a reflection of
                                                                                                        Just over half planned firefighting
                                                                                                        Just over half planned firefighting
                                                                                                        Just over half planned firefighting
                                                                                                        Just over half planned firefighting
              he Algarve       the Institute of        new initiative to help   work that has been      Just over half planned firefighting
              Tourism Board    Employment and          promote employment for   developed jointly with
                                                                                                        aircraft available until June
                                                                                                        aircraft available until June
                                                                                                        aircraft available until June
                                                                                                        aircraft available until June
              (RTA), in        Professional Training   students during the      IEFP Algarve, as well as  aircraft available until June
       Tpartnership with       (IEFP) have launched a  summer holidays.         with several entities
                                                                                operating in the sector,  This year’s firefighting operation was expected
                                                                                                        This year’s firefighting operation was expected
                                                                                                        This year’s firefighting operation was expected
                                                                                                        This year’s firefighting operation was expected
                                                                                                        This year’s firefighting operation was expected
                                                                                and reinforces the      to i
                                                                                                        to include 38 aircraft available from last week,nclude 38 aircraft available from last week,
                                                                                                        to include 38 aircraft available from last week,
                                                                                                        to include 38 aircraft available from last week,nclude 38 aircraft available from last week,
                                                                                                        to i
                                                                                response in terms of
                                                                                                        however only 21 are currently operable.
                                                                                                        however only 21 are currently operable.
                                                                                                        however only 21 are currently operable.
                                                                                                        however only 21 are currently operable.
                                                                                human resources in      however only 21 are currently operable.
                                                                                 times of greater tourist   The government has   be activated when needed.
                                                                                influx in the region “.  estimated that by June all  However, there are 17
                                                                                The head of the RTA     aircraft will be able to fly,  aircraft, which still  “depend
                                                                                added that the measure  according to a report by  on compliance with the
                                                                                 “is also important to  Lusa News Agency.        Public Procurement Code
                                                                                promote opportunities for  The National Operational  and the issuance of the
                                                                                learning and enabling   Directive said that the  Court of Auditors’ prior
                                                                                young people to have    “Level 2” reinforcement  approval for each contract,”
                                                                                contact within the sector  phase, which is to take  the ministry of national
                                                                                which creates           place until 31 May, will  defence told Lusa, saying
                                                                                opportunities for the   have 38 aircraft, including  that there is an expectation
                                                                                future.”                an Air Force helicopter to  that “aircraft will be
                                                                                                                                 available as soon as
                                                                                                                                 possible.”
                                                                                                                                  This year, the firefighting
                                                                                                                                 operation expects to have
                                                                                                                                 61 aircraft in all, including a
                                                                                                                                 helicopter for the island of
                                                                                                                                 Madeira, five more than in
                                                                                                                                 2018.
                                                                                                                                  Also, this year, the Air
                                                                                                                                 Force is for the first time
                                                                                                                                 going to head the
                                                                                                                                 management and control
                                                                                                                                 of air resources to combat
                                                                                                                                 rural fires.
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