Newsroom Live – 29 November, 2012
Thursday 29th November 2012, 9:26AM GMT.
A decision is expected today on whether tobacco licensing will be reintroduced in the island.
The States began debate on the controversial proposals yesterday, and no matter what the decision today we’ll have the reaction in tomorrow’s Press.
Also on today’s agenda is the election of a new member of the States Scrutiny Committee, who will replace Deputy Matt Fallaize following his resignation.
Guernsey airport reopens today after its latest two-day closure for Lagan to continue work on the runway. We’ll be contacting the developers and the airport itself to find out how the work went.
The Social Security Department has come up with a new way try and help islanders seeking jobs, and at 10am today it will be hosting a ‘jobs’ fair’ between Waitrose and B&Q at Admiral Park. We’ll be going along to meet some of the people taking part and we’ll have a report tomorrow.
Professor Geoffrey Wood has once again been commissioned by the States to produce an independent fiscal review, and he’s announcing his findings to the local media at a press conference after lunch. Expect a report in tomorrow’s paper.
A sure sign that Christmas is drawing near is the switching on of the Tree of Joy lights on the mast at the Weighbridge roundabout, and we’ll be in attendance when the switch is thrown this evening.
Also today we’re finding out more about how the issue of same sex marriages could be discussed by the States next year, seeing what effect the UK’s Leveson report on the culture, practise and ethics of the press is likely locally, and finding out more about the Chamber of Commerce business survey, which is published today.
Tomorrow’s sports pages include a preview of Guernsey FC’s match with Windsor at Footes Lane on Saturday; there’s news of plans to redevelop the King George V playing fields at a cost of over £3m., and there’ll be a report on tonight’s Island Badminton Championships.