Monaco news in brief, 8-14 December 2010

Some stories we didn't cover.

8-14 December

The Directeur General of Monte Carlo SBM comments on the sudden strike of cashiers that stopped gaming activities in Monaco during the weekend of 11th and 12th December.

Bernard Lambert : the cashiers earn 50% more than in France

Are there likely to be changes to the State funded Monaco Info television channel? Monaco Hebdo wonders if old plans to sell program sponsorship will see the light of day.

No advertising

Charlene Wittstock was present at the annual Christmas tree auction, which raised more than 100,000 euros for the Action Innocence association.

Auction : more than 100,000 euros for exclusive Christmas trees

Monaco Hebdo asks if new rules limiting campaign finance and the length of candidates' talk time will be in place in time for the communal elections in March 2011.

Speaking time

A new exhibition opens at the Musee d'Anthropologie Prehistorique entitled Les preuves du temps (the evidence of time), dealing with the issues faced by humans in relation to climate change. The museum has recently re-opened following renovation.

New exhibition at the Prehistoric Anthropology Museum of Monaco

While waiting for a decision to be made on the Princess Grace Hospital's (CHPG) new location, internal improvements will continue to be made, including:

  • renovating the pediatric service
  • enlarging the creche
  • improving the psychiatric ward
  • linking the hospital and the Rainier III geriatric clinic

CHPG undergoing work

Monaco's Mairie has given a refrigerated vehicle to the Soutien Entraide, Benevolat Association for distributing meals.

A refrigerated vehicle for Mali

Town hall : a refrigerated vehicle for Mali

A record 168,992 km were covered during November's 11th No Finish Line.

No finish line : 168,992  km !

Organizers of Monaco's first 2nd hand luxury car sale said they had a good turnout but only one sale, a 1936 Mercedes.

Monaco Motortrade : lots of interest, few sales

Monaco Motortrade : a success in terms of attendance

The Conseil National are split over the proposed trust law. Opposition party R&E, and minority coalition UNAM are refusing to take part in preparing the text.

Conseil National : culture and trust law in question

Another year for the campaign organized by Prevention Routiere Monegasque and the police. The aim is to encourage drivers to regularly check the efficiency of their vehicle's lights.

Lights and visibility days : check your headlamps