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Move to offer free pre-school places
All Guernsey children could get free pre-school education, if a 1.9m proposal is approved.

Trislanders 'have to be replaced'
High maintenance costs and rising unreliability means the Aurigny airline planes flying to Alderney and Southampton "must be replaced by the end of the year", it is claimed.

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

Weather
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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April News Update

  • Annual AGM and Supper 01 April 2009, Kathy Tracey elected as Vice-President, David Thompson, David Falla and Tim Robins elected to Council
  • Business Plan finalised, see attached for Chamber’s modus operandi
  • 2008/9 annual Business Trend Survey published 03 April 2009, see attached executive summary
  • Annual 2009 Chamber Directory published and circulated
  • April monthly Contact magazine published and circulated
  • Policy position portfolio will be maintained and published going forward
  • Council agendas structured for 2009 meetings including third party guest spots
  • Annual Dinner arrangements finished for November 27th at St James with Nigel Lewis as guest speaker
  • April 16th Quarterly review meeting with Mike Brown – States CEO to discuss current issues and agendas
  • Partnership agreement with Image Group at our twelve monthly Chamber Lunch events
  • Chamber sub-group activity meetings covering their rolling agendas
  • Small Business Group update report from Barry Cash - see attached summary
  • Invitation to PSD Minister, Bernard Flouquet to discuss airport, solid waste and recycling projects
  • Income Tax Department consultation submission on proposed new legislation
  • Policy Council Population group follow up meeting requested to receive an update on progress
  • Confirmation that the Chamber website will be fully redesigned to user-friendly status
  • Media articles released covering – current economic outlook and G20 analysis
  • Monitoring of the e-border proposals in terms of possible impact for Guernsey
  • Hospitality & Tourism joint seminar with Commerce & Employment/Visit Guernsey on 27 April to reflect the marketing strategy for the season ahead
  • Tourism sector inaugural industry dinner on 27 April 2009 at The Farmhouse with awards presentation

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Business News
US banking giants see mixed results
US banking giant Goldman Sachs reports a drop in net earnings while Morgan Stanley sees profits jump.

China sales fall hits Remy Cointreau
French spirits firm Remy Cointreau says operating profits will fall by up to 40% after a crackdown by China on extravagant spending hits sales.

Mulberry warns of lower profits
Luxury goods retailer Mulberry issues its second profit warning since Christmas and says it will look to introduce new "more affordable" products.

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