Tag "Culture and Leisure"

Battle breaks out over end of First World War

Though the war only officially ended on 28 June 1919 with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, fighting ceased on 11 November 1918, Armistice Day, and school text books, historians and governments have traditionally regarded 1914-18 as the “recognised” war period.

No extra Liberation Day


A BANK holiday has not been set aside to celebrate the 70th Liberation Day next year due to an ‘absence of any requests to do so’, according to Commerce and Employment.

‘Sports tourism’ potential for La Mare indoor hall

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LA MARE’S proposed new indoor sports hall has the potential to attract profitable ‘sports tourism’ to the island while providing the best facilities of its kind in Guernsey, according to Education minister Robert Sillars.

Beau Sejour chicanery discredits FTP

TO RECAP: Consultants brought in to help pull the island out of its financial black hole identify opportunities to save £31m. a year through States efficiencies. As and when these ideas come to fruition, the consultants get a cut of the savings.

States gamble that addiction is not an issue

THERE are more than a few contradictions in Culture and Leisure’s report on lottery funding. Chief among these is that while there has been an explosion in the number of scratch cards sold, the department is vowing to support problem gamblers by hiving off a small amount of its booming profits.

New Beau Sejour creche system kicks in

BEAU Sejour creche’s new booking system worked well on its first day, despite the facility being quieter than usual, a member of a working party has said.

Beau Sejour creche to pay in advance

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PARENTS wanting to use the Beau Sejour creche for their children will have to start booking and paying one month in advance from September. They will also pay more for each session.

Museums see drop in visitors

Last Friday's Castle Night was a success, but Castle Cornet saw a 5.8% drop of £11,000 in admissions income last year. (Picture by Steve Sarre, 1334175)

BAD weather, the Olympics and the Queen’s Jubilee all contributed to a bad year for Guernsey museums and galleries, the States 2012 accounts have shown.