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Bowel cancer screenings extended
Guernsey's bowel cancer screening service is being extended to include islanders aged 65.

Island weather recorder to retire
After 28 years the man who officially records the weather in Alderney is to retire.

No action over aircraft registry
No legal action will be taken over the name of Guernsey's aircraft registry, says Jersey's economic development minister.

Monday at 12:00 GMT: sunny. 8C (46F)
Temperature: 8C (46F), Wind Direction: WNW, Wind Speed: 11mph, Relative Humidity: 77%, Pressure: 1009mb, rising, Visibility: EX

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December News Update

  • Chamber’s Annual Dinner at St. James with a key note speech from the Chief Minister and attended by our Patron the Lt. Governor and the Bailiff – well attended.
  • Festive Décor and YBG completed the town Christmas lights switch on successfully, great turn out on a rainy Saturday afternoon.
  • Chamber monthly Exec meeting – rolling agenda.
  • Chamber monthly lunch event, kindly sponsored by Image Group, with guest speaker Frank Walker ex-Chief Minister of the States of Jersey with 95 Chamber members and guests attending.
  • Planning meeting to review 2009 Chamber objectives and agree new objectives for 2010.
  • Preparation and planning for the Chamber AGM and Supper on Wednesday 24th March.
  • Population sub group monthly meeting - following up with the Policy Council Population Group work party on the developing strategy in this key area.
  • Meeting of the Waste and Energy sub group and of the Small Business Group.
  • Attended the Commerce & Employment Workshop on Skills in the Labour Market.
  • Working level update with Commerce & Employment.
  • Finalised the details of the 2009 Business Trends Survey in conjunction with YBG and Island Analysis – survey to be conducted first quarter of 2010.
  • Early planning for next year’s Annual Directory which will be merged with Contact to form a bumper March/April 2010 publication.
  • Strategy meeting with Festive Décor.
  • Meeting with Environment (Traffic Dept) regarding parking in Town.
  • Submission to the Environment Department regarding customer direction signage issues for Town based businesses – review of the current legislation required.
  • Involvement in the Awards for Achievement 2009 judging panel – an excellent range of Guernsey businesses entered this year.
  • Discussions with States Economist regarding their Business Survey which is due for release next year.
  • Bank of England briefing on the UK economy trends and projections with outlook for 2010-2012, organised by the C&E Department.
  • Monitoring of the swine flu pandemic situation to brief Chamber members of developing issues.
  • Continuing dialogue on the recently announced problem regarding Guernsey`s supposed non compliance with the `EU spirit of the code` in relation to zero/10.
  • Planning begins for the 2010 Chamber Annual Dinner – a significant business networking social event in the calendar.
  • Quarterly discussion meeting with fellow industry bodies – IOD, GIBA and CGi, to share updates on common issues.
  • Continuation of the `I Buy GSY` campaign to support on-island businesses where ever possible to optimise the economic benefit locally.
  • Guernsey Chamber of Commerce signs up to The Copenhagen Communiqué on Climate Change.


Business News
First Heartbleed 'hacker' arrested
A 19-year-old Canadian citizen is charged with hacking into the Canada Revenue Agency's website, becoming the first arrest in relation to the Heartbleed security breach.

China's 7.4% growth beats forecast
China's economy expanded by 7.4% in the first quarter of the year, better than expected but down from 7.7% at the end of 2013.

Court clears ex-Anglo bank boss
The former chairman of Anglo Irish bank has been found not guilty of illegally supporting the bank's share price, the jury continues to deliberate in the case against two others.

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