Newsroom Live - 31 January, 2013

Following questions in the States yesterday about the number of people in the island who are on short-term housing licences, today we’ll be talking to representatives of foreign workers to get their reaction.

David De Lisle

Following questions in the States yesterday about the number of people in the island who are on short-term housing licences, today we’ll be talking to representatives of foreign workers to get their reaction.

The issue was raised by Deputy David De Lisle, pictured, and stemmed from his concern that there are currently some 400 islanders out of work.

The States continues its discussion of the Financial Transformation Programme today, and we’ll have a report on the debate in tomorrow’s Press. Should it finish, members will move on to talk about the Health and Social Services Department’s ‘2020 Vision’ report.

Local hotelier Dave Nussbaumer has revealed that he will no longer be the lease holder for the Rockmount Hotel at Cobo, and today we’ll be trying to find out what has led to this change.

We’ll be meeting Guernsey’s first ever female police chief inspector today, as well as being on hand when the police are presented with a moped for their Neighbourhood Watch scheme by local motorcycle dealers Millards.

And we’ll be going to La Houguette School for the second time this week, where today an evacuation theme is being adopted, complete with the construction of an air raid shelter.

Tomorrow’s sports pages will have the latest on Chris Simpson’s progress in the Swedish Open squash tournament, as well as how Heather Watson is faring in the Pataya Open in Thailand.

There’ll be a look ahead to the weekend’s football and an interview with the Guernsey Cricket Board’s Dave Brooks, the man who transformed Sussex’s cricket ground.