The government’s study group for the criminalization of illegal guesthouses is now organizing collected opinions concerning the topic, according to the director of the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO), Helena de Senna Fernandes. The group, led by the Secretary for Administration and Justice, Sonia Chan, was formed approximately four months ago. During this time, it has met with different groups to collect opinions about illegal guesthouses. According to Fernandes, 10 percent of operators in illegal guesthouse cases paid the fines.
Sulu Sou expresses concern over teacher dismissal
Lawmaker Sulu Sou is urging the government to stop private schools from firing teachers groundlessly. In his written inquiry to the government, Sou cited statistics to point out that 38% of teachers who left private schools have 10 years or more teaching experience. “It is further necessary to analyze the number of teachers who left schools because they were groundlessly fired. Even one case would be one too many. Why are people threatening teachers and firing them unreasonably? Not just teachers; people in any industry and any profession should not be fired unreasonably,” said Sou.
GGCT issues travel alert for Sri Lanka
Considering the recent situation in Sri Lanka, the Tourism Crisis Management Office (GGCT) has issued a Level 2 Travel Alert for the country. The decision is a response to several attacks at places of worship and tourist destinations over the Easter holiday weekend (more on p12-13). The GGCT alerts Macau residents who intend to travel to or are already in that country to reconsider their current travel plans. It is suggested to avoid non-essential travel to the destination. Until the present moment, GGCT has not received any request for information or assistance. The GGCT will keep monitoring the latest developments of the situation.