Drugs trial continues

Prosecution witnesses will continue giving evidence on Wednesday morning at the Royal Court drugs trial of a 24 year old local man. Stuart Marsh has pleaded not guilty to importing Ecstasy and Heroin into Guernsey in June this year. The drugs have an estimated local street value of around Ł16,000 and were found concealed in a hollowed out book sent in the post.

VAT reminder

With Christmas shopping trips just around the corner, islanders who want to reclaim VAT on goods bought in the UK are being reminded that Customs procedures have changed. VAT retail export forms now have to be certified at the UK departure port or airport, and people are being advised to allow extra time to complete the formalities.

Traders relocated

The temporary trading hall in the town market’s open for business. For the next two years, the traders will be in the Mill Street end of the building until their new hall at the Church Square end is completed. The move means McAulay Developments can start transforming the building into a shopping centre.

Alderney States meet

Alderney States meet on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the November billet. The Policy and Finance Committee’s asking the States to approve certain changes to the companies law, so those whose stocks and shares were issued in pre-Euro currencies, can express them in Euros or other valid denominations from January the first.

E-Si goes global

A local business which specialises in energy efficiency is looking to expand into the global marketplace. E - Si specialises in designing and supplying heating and power systems, which are often solar, wind or water powered. Managing Director Paul Fletcher is hoping to franchise his successful ‘one stop energy shop’ concept around the world.

New teachers

Guernsey has four new local teachers who’ve successfully completed an 18 month distance learning course through the University of Brighton. Susan Arklie, Jennifer Ashworth, Kim Bastable and Rosemary Veron were presented with their Postgraduate Certificates in Education on Tuesday night.

Rotary Foundation Month

November is foundation month for Rotary club’s across the world and Guernsey’s two groups have organised a special event at St Pierre Park to mark the occasion. The organisation’s been around for 96 years and has 1.2 million members in 160 countries. Lady Foley has recently agreed to become an honorary member of Rotary Guernesiase, the mixed club which started in 1994.

Rowers in 10th position

Guernsey’s Atlantic rowers have moved up into tenth position in the Ward Evans Atlantic Rowing Challenge. In the Uni S Voyager, Simon Walpole and Istvan Hadju are hoping to finish in about two weeks time and have around 640 miles to go until they reach Barbados.