Monaco news in brief, 15-21 December 2010

Some stories we didn't cover.

15-21 December

Fontvieille district now has a direct road tunnel link to the underground bypass through Monaco.

Fontvieille now connected to the bypass

Around 4000 disadvantaged kids were treated to free entertainment organized by the Enfants de Frankie.

4000 guests applauded the Christmas clowns of Frankie

Alain Llorca's new lunchtime restaurant opens, replacing the Karement nightclub.

Cafe Llorca Monaco opens its doors at the Grimaldi Forum

Two Monaco students set off on a 3 week educational journey to the polar region after winning a national education competition.

Students on ice : "we've not seen the ice field

The Government is stepping in to save the jobs of 125 workers at the Principality's financially strapped sport clinic.

The State comes to the aid of IM2S

Monaco's Tourist Authority woos Italian entrepreneurs at the ballet.

Monte Carlo Ballet's Cinderella enchants Turin

The Union Nationale de l'Apiculture Francaise (UNAF) and Monaco have signed a partnership agreement to raise awareness of the importance of bees, and to build hives in the Principality.

Bees welcome in Monaco

Monte Carlo SBM reopens its erotic cabaret show.

SBM raises the lid

Father Christmas visits Monaco's schoolchildren in an electric sleigh.

Surprise visit of Father Christmas to Monegasque school kids

An American children’s hospital has received a grant from the Government to research acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

The Government of Monaco and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital join efforts to speed progress against pediatric leukemia in Morocco

"The yachting industry continues to generate significant returns in terms of the economy, finance and employment" says Prince Albert II during the Yacht Club of Monaco's award evening.

YCM Awards 2010 honours sailors

Monaco is the capital of yachting for Prince Albert

Charlene Wittstock takes part in handing out Christmas gifts to children at the annual party in the Palace.

Prince Albert's fiancee Charlene is a hit with the children at Monte Carlo Christmas party

A new book by Pierre Laplace looks back in time to when there were 131 hotels in Monte Carlo. Entitled Les hotels d'hier et aujourd'hui a Monaco : tome II, with 39 pages and 1050 illustrations, the book is on sale for 59 euros in Fnac.

Monte Carlo : these hotels that have disappeared