After many months of planning and much time taken in obtaining official permissions, jack hammers bit into cement two weeks ago and the work to prepare the installation of the new Library Lift has begun in earnest at St Paul’s Church in Monaco.
Predicting the completion of construction projects is always a bit foolhardy, but a working lift in place by mid-May 2017 now seems possible. This will enable churchgoers and others to access the Library, a popular venue for meetings, without having to negotiate two flights of steep steps.
To celebrate the beginning of the work to install the new lift, Samantha Stirling and her Library Lift Campaign Committee are organising a cocktail fund raiser to take place on December 6, at 6 pm, in the Chaplain's Apartment, located one floor below the church.
This is an opportunity for all the groups that make use of the St Paul's Library to come together and celebrate the project to provide easier access to the library.
The director of a large international company offering diet products has been found guilty of drunk driving and insulting and assaulting police officers.
The Monaco Criminal Court was told that the defendant had decided to celebrate International Women’s Day with a friend and had drunk considerably more than he should have. His Porsche Cayenne hit a barrier on ave des Castelans in Fontvieille with enough violence for the airbags to be detonated. When getting into the ambulance with his passenger, the driver lashed out with his feet, the court was told.
Later, when sober, he denied his actions. The President of the court pointed out to the accused that it was not his first offence for drunk driving, but his third. His defending lawyer said that his client, a doctor, suffered from psychological problems. An order for him to undergo professional treatment would be welcome, she said. Sending him to jail would cause significant problems as he was a director in charge of one hundred scientific researchers and other employees.
However, the court decided to follow the request of the prosecution, and sent him to jail for two months.