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.