Tag "Culture and Leisure"

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

Paul Le Pelley

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.

Guernsey Press told to leave creche meeting

Jane Lavin, who attended the meeting with 10-month-old son Jamie, was among those who expressed concerns that the Guernsey Press was excluded from Saturday's consultation meeting. (Picture by Tom Tardif, 1321545)

BEAU SEJOUR creche users have questioned the openness and transparency of the Culture and Leisure Department after it refused to allow the Guernsey Press to attend a consultation meeting.

Language commission to be formed

Darren Duquemin

GUERNSEY’S own language is to be the focus of an intense and organised effort to ingrain it into local society over the coming years.

After Edinburgh a week in Sri Lanka

JUST weeks after facing criticism for spending taxpayers' money on a trip to the Edinburgh Cultural Summit, Deputy Mike O'Hara is travelling again - this time to Sri Lanka.

Cultural summit 'not all a jolly'

Delegates at the first Edinburgh culture summit, including Culture and Leisure minister Deputy Mike O’Hara and arts development officer Joanna Littlejohns.

A TAXPAYER funded trip to an international culture summit was money well spent because the knowledge brought back to the island will greatly benefit its economy, the Culture and Leisure minister said.

The test of resolve has just begun

WHEN the Culture and Leisure minister  dismissed the value of exploring whether a third party could run Beau Sejour and other leisure facilities more efficiently than the States he may have been off piste when it came to the commitment to the island’s financial transformation programme – but he was speaking from the heart.

‘We should have been told about it’

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ADY LE PAGE, president of the Guernsey Rugby Club, is highly critical of Culture and Leisure over the possibility of Footes Lane being tendered out in the future.

Minister for Mirth is way out of order

IF ISLANDERS were under any illusion that the States meant what it said about modernising the way it operates, slimming down and reducing its costs, the Culture and Leisure minister has convincingly destroyed the myth.