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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

Flight Times



Festive Dcor

Festive Decor  is owned by the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce.  It is the charity responsible for the ownership and annual erection of the Guernsey Christmas lights in St. Peter Port. The Christmas lights are 100% funded by charitable donations and have been since the first string of lights was put up in 1964.

The erection of the Christmas lights is co-ordinated by Festive Decor and man power is provided by various groups including the Young Business Group ("YBG") who also co-ordinate Switch On Day.

Testing, maintaining and putting up/taking down Christmas lights is an expensive business.  It is estimated that (due to the inclusion of the new displays and the increasing cost of Switch On Day) around £30,000 will need to be raised  every year to ensure the lights go up.

Festive Decor does not receive any States funding, contrary to popular belief, so responsibility for the lights falls to the charity and the Guernsey community.

It is therefore never too early to start thinking about Christmas.  Visit www.guernseychristmaslights.com to find out more about Festive Decor.

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.

Weibo shares surge on US debut
Shares in China's largest Twitter-like service, Weibo, went up by almost 20% on the first day of its listing in the US, despite a disappointing start.

Giorgio Armani settles tax dispute
The fashion house Giorgio Armani pays 270m euros (222m; $374m) to the Italian authorities to settle a tax bill.

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Suite 1
16 Glategny Esplanade
St Peter Port, Guernsey
GY1 1WN
Telephone: +44 (0) 1481 727483
Facsimile: +44 (0) 1481 710755
Email: office@guernseychamber.com

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