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  1. Adrian Lynch: Family mark 21st birthday anniversary
  2. Jersey civil servants in pay protest
  3. Guernsey should follow Jersey's example in making money out of harbours, says Chamber of Commerce
  4. Blue Islands boss 'dealing with' letter from watchdog
  5. Updates on Tuesday 20 September 2016

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for the Channel Islands have finished for the day, but we'll be back at 08:00 on Wednesday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

    Don't forget BBC Channel Islands News on BBC One later. There will also be news through the night on your BBC Local Radio station.

  2. Jersey Boat Show: Call for exhibitors

    Olivia Le Poidevin

    BBC News Online

    Exhibitors are being invited to register for the 2017 Jersey Boat Show.


    The show, which is going into its 10th year at St Helier Marina, is being promoted at the Southampton Boat Show this week.

    Jersey's show now now attracts more than 80 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors over the weekend.

  3. States 'committed' to ongoing talks with union

    The States of Jersey chief executive wants both sides to "remain committed to an open and cooperative relationship".

    It follows a meeting with representatives of Prospect union after union members met in the Royal Square over an ongoing pay dispute.

    Quote Message: We are maintaining a close partnership with our workforce as we seek to find the most effective way of balancing the States budgets by 2019. from John Richardson States of Jersey Chief Executive
    John RichardsonStates of Jersey Chief Executive

    John Richardson said that relationship is important "in order that high-quality public services can continue to be provided within an affordable structure as workforce modernisation and public sector reform progress".

    He said: "Our ongoing dialogue with public sector unions is an important part of this process and we hope that Prospect representatives will continue to engage with us in a constructive and positive way."

  4. 'More to be done' to improve Guernsey's ports and harbours

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The commercial viability of Guernsey's ports and harbours could be improved, according to the head of Guernsey's Chamber of Commerce.

    Guernsey QEII Marina

    Martyn Dorey says there are lessons to be learned from the "success" of Jersey's Ports and Harbours who became an incorporated company in 2015.

    The comments come after the CEO of Jersey's Ports, Doug Bannister, said Guernsey's profitability levels need to be much higher than they are now.

  5. Latest weather: Clear spells expected

    David Braine

    Weather Forecaster

    There'll be clear spells at times overnight, allowing the temperature to fall, leading to the occasional mist or fog patch developing. Minimum Temperature: 14C (57F).

    Weather map

    Tomorrow: Any mist or fog will clear tomorrow to leave a brighter day, with spells of sunshine. Maximum Temperature: 19C (66F).  

  6. Jersey relay swimmers close to finish line

    A group of relay swimmers are close to completing their relay swim around Jersey.

    Jersey relay swim, Gorey

    Seven teams, including the Airport Fire Service and Jersey Long Distance Swimming Club, are swimming in a relay to raise money for the Holidays 4 Heroes charity.

    At 15:30 they reached Corbiere Lighthouse. Earlier another group swam around Grouville bay and Gorey.

    Swimmers in Gorey
  7. Analysis: Jersey Sport to boost island activity

    Mike Weir

    BBC Radio Jersey, reporter

    Quote Message: If sport were a medicine it would be the most prescribed drug in the world.

    That is a quote from a report out today publicising the launch of Jersey Sport, a non-profit company intended to take over sport promotion activities from the States by April 2017.

    Despite sport's health, economic and recreational benefits, the government's £1.15m sport development budget is a tiny fraction (0.6%) of overall public spending (£700m).


    Public funding won't grow any time soon but Jersey Sport's backers say the new body will ease that pressure, not least by increasing private sport sponsorship.

    Jersey's sport minister, Constable Steve Pallett, says sport is "not broken" but if the island wants to boost its sporting activity and prowess, it has little alternative but to look beyond the States.

  8. Work to resolve education split 'not about apportioning blame'

    Comments about tensions between politicians and civil servants made by the vice president of the Education, Sport & Culture Committee have led to a review.

    The Guernsey States chief executive said "it is apparent that concerns remain over disconnect between the Committee and staff" and the "current status" will be reviewed before the way forward is determined.

    Quote Message: This is not about apportioning blame, but few issues are more important than the education of our children... clearly, it is not good government and cannot continue. from Paul Whitfield Chief Executive of the States of Guernsey
    Paul WhitfieldChief Executive of the States of Guernsey
  9. Later on BBC Radio Jersey: Civil service protest

    BBC Radio Jersey

    About 120 Jersey civil servants protested in the Royal square "for the first time" today over an ongoing pay dispute.

    Prospect Union representative, Mick Robins, told BBC Radio Jersey's Cameron Ward show: "this is a first for us, we've never had to take any form of action at all in the past. 

    We just feel our members are being totally disrespected by a lack of discussion by the employer."

    Protesters in Jersey's Royal Square
  10. Guernsey FC take on Mitcham United

    Tony Curr

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Listen to live commentary of Guernsey FC later as they return to action away at Tooting and Mitcham United.

    The Green Lions have lost their last 13 league games on the road and tonight go to the Ryman South leaders in what will be star striker Ross Allen’s 200th game for the club.

    Hear every minute with BBC Radio Guernsey on FM, AM, and online from 19:00.

  11. 'Concerns remain' over Education 'disconnect'

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    Paul Whitfield says "concerns remain over disconnect between the committee and staff" - following comments from the vice president of the Education, Sport and Culture Committee.

    Deputy Carl Meerweld said there were tensions between politicians and civil servants in the States department.

    Mr Whitfield, chief executive of the States of Guernsey, said: "As such, it is important for us to review the current status and progress of support measures put in place before determining the way forward."

  12. Bus company website back up after outage

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    More than a day after first going down the website of the Jersey bus company, Liberty Bus, has returned and is working again.

    During the time it was down the company was tweeting pictures of timetable pages to passengers trying to find out when their next bus was coming.

    View more on twitter
  13. Rise in reported rapes in Jersey

    BBC Channel Islands News

    The number of people coming forward to report a rape in Jersey is rising. 

    In 2015 there were 39 reported cases to police, nearly four times as many as 2011.

    But a Jersey rape charity says that doesn't mean more are being committed. 

    More tonight on BBC Channel Islands News at 18:25. 

  14. Jersey bands get airplay on Radio 1

    BBC Introducing in Jersey

    Jersey bands Young Monarch and Mozaics are to get airplay on BBC Radio 1's Huw Stephens' show tonight.


    It is part of a three day series looking at the Jersey music scene with BBC Introducing in Jersey presenter Ryan Morrison.

    Jersey Live festival organiser Warren Le Sueur will also be on the show talking about bands in the island and his event.

  15. Jersey detectorists find live WW2 bombs

    Metal detectorists from Jersey found live World War Two bombs on a beach in St Ouen yesterday.


    The two from the Jersey Detectorists Group found two 5cm mortars and a 10.5cm German shell within a few minutes of each other just under the surface.

    Exploded bomb

    They called the States of Jersey Police Bomb Disposal Officer who battled a rising tide to destroy them quickly.

  16. Condor says 97% of August sailings operated

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Channel Islands ferry operator Condor says 97% of all August sailings operated with 78.5% of those arriving on time or early.


    The company says punctuality was lower than expected because the Condor Rapide operated on reduced power for 10 days in the month.

    Customers rated the service the company offered six-point-one out of 10, but rated their customer service staff eight out of 10 for helpfulness. Condor says they will publish reliability figures every month.

  17. New technology investor in Guernsey

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The government agency that's trying to get more wealthy people to move to Guernsey has announced the arrival of a new technology investor. 

    Nick Magliocchetti's new venture, called Eternity Capital, aims to bring technical expertise and funding into the island.

    Locate Guernsey says the businessman has also chosen to move his home here. 

    In its activity report released in June the agency claimed it had persuaded 14 individuals and businesses to move to the island in the first six months of this year.  

  18. Plans for future of sport in Jersey unveiled

    Mike Weir

    BBC Radio Jersey, reporter

    Plans for a publicly-owned company designed to promote sport in Jersey have been unveiled.

    Ministers say Jersey Sport will boost both grass-roots and elite-level sport, help clubs raise money and promote public health.

    Sports collage

    The £1.15m budget is being transferred over from the States' current sports development budget.

    Jersey Sport backers say that with public spending tightening, the new organisation will help sports clubs tap more private sponsorship.