Newsroom Live – 27 February, 2013
Wednesday 27th February 2013, 9:56AM GMT.
The States begins its February sitting today, and one of the first speeches to be made will come from Home Department minister Deputy Jonathan Le Tocq.
He’s expected to give details about the negotiated settlement with AFR Advocates following Guernsey Police’s unlawful raid on the law firm.
There’s also due to be a statement from the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee into the investigation of the loss of £2.4m. to a fraudster posing as airport contractor Lagan Construction.
The main agenda will include discussion of the Health and Social Services Department’s mental health strategy, which includes a new mental health facility to replace the Castel Hospital.
We’ll have summaries of the debates in tomorrow’s Press.
It’s a red-letter day for Sark’s Chief Pleas today, with the appointment of its first President. Reg Guille will be sworn in this morning and we’ll have a report tomorrow.
Also in tomorrow’s paper we’ll have an in-depth interview with Sark’s first full-time civil servant as he comes to the end of his four-month tenure in the island.
With another ormering tide today, we’ll be heading to the coast to canvas views on naturalist Tim Earl’s article in Monday’s Press in which he berated the States for its lack of protection for the island’s beaches and their wildlife.
And we’ll be meeting a former Elizabeth College pupil who is in the island to promote his first full-length feature film as director.
Tomorrow’s sports section features details of how to enter this year’s Fantasy Formula 1 competition, including an entry form. This is the senior contest, with the junior version following in the HalfTIME supplement.
And there’ll be a report on tonight’s men’s basketball match between Panthers and Le Mont Saint 1. If Panthers win it will mean they will be Legis League champions.
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