Newsroom Live – 28 November, 2012
Wednesday 28th November 2012, 10:15AM GMT.
THE Guernsey States meeting for November gets under way today and the major item up for discussion is the controversial plan to introduce tobacco licence fees of up to £1,000.
The Health and Social Services Department’s proposal has been met with criticism from retailers and deputies and faces two amendments.
We’ll be getting reaction to today’s debate and a full report will appear in tomorrow’s Guernsey Press.
Also today is the much-anticipated opening of Vistas, the new Vazon Bay café.
We’ll be heading down there to find out what the first customers through the doors think of the revamp of the popular venue.
Also today we’ll be continuing to garner reaction to the Guardian report and BBC Panorama programme about tax avoidance and evasion. Plus, we’ll be attending a new La Mare de Carteret School breakfast club and covering the launch of the latest anti-drink-drive campaign.
In tomorrow’s sport pages, we will be running the final Fantasy F1 standings and revealing the winner. The result follows an extremely close race, which came down to a tiebreak question.
Guernsey airport is closed for a second day today, with only emergency flights operating, as Lagan continues its work on major changes to the runway.
The airport is due to reopen tomorrow morning, but in the meantime, don’t forget that because the national papers will be coming in a day late by boat, we’ve got an extra eight pages of national news and sport in today’s paper.