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Summary

  1. Guernsey's Long Port Holdings in administration
  2. Murder accused has case moved to Royal Court
  3. Jersey's chief minister is asked to outline details of all the times the States used taxpayers' money to pay for a private aircraft for civil servants, politicians or political guests
  4. States reform back on the agenda in Jersey
  5. Deputy Marc Leadbeater has announced his resignation from the Committee for Education, Sport and Culture
  6. Thousands of pounds worth of cash and lottery tickets stolen from flat
  7. Jersey charity auction raises a record £65,000
  8. Updates on Monday 12 December 2016

Live Reporting

By Ryan Morrison

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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

    Don't forget, head to BBC 1 for all the latest headlines at 18:30 with BBC Channel Islands News.

  2. Plan for no confidence vote in employment board

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    St Helier Deputy Mike Higgins plans to bring a "vote of no confidence" in the States of Jersey employment board.

    Dr Amar Alwitry

    He says it is over the boards treatment and handling of Dr Amar Alwitry, whose job offer to work at Jersey General Hospital in 2012 was withdrawn.

    Dr Alwitry was due to start at the hospital in December 2012 but was told a week before by the States Employment Board his contract had been terminated. He says he had been branded a "troublemaker" and that's why the offer was withdrawn.

  3. Regulator to review Jersey shops merger

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    The Channel Islands competition regulator is to take a more detailed look at the proposed merger of Costcutter Jersey and Sandpiper CI to make sure it woon't impact on consumers best interests.

    Costcutter

    Michael Byrne from the Channel Islands Competition Regulatory Authorities said he was seeking to ensure the sale will not impact consumers through a reduction in competition.

    Sandpiper CI have asked for permission to take over the Costcutter stores in Jersey and rebrand them using the company's own Iceland or Food Hall brands.

  4. 'Not possible' to explain full hospital costs after borrowing

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    It is not yet possible to say how much borrowing £400m to fund a new hospital will cost the people of Jersey due to the volatility of the markets, according to Jersey's treasury minister.

    Hospital costs

    Senator Alan Maclean was asked what the total cost of the hospital would be after taking into account interest but said he would not be able to say until final negotiations over terms had taken place as the market was changing day to day.

    He told the States: "In November we used £400m over 40-years which equates to an interest rate per year of £10m per year as an example to demonstrate the sort of deal we could see." 

    At those rates all costs and interest payments will be met by 2057, he said.  

  5. The Times reports on island’s Holocaust role

    Guernsey Press

    Guernsey's role in the Holocaust made the national headlines on Saturday when an article in The Times stated the island had "finally opened up about its Nazi past".

  6. Politicians to spend more time talking about themselves

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Jersey politicians will debate how they are elected and how many of them there should be in the States Assembly in January as part of reform proposals submitted by Deputy Andrew Lewis.

    Stats

    He wants 44 politicians made up of 12 parish constables and 32 senators elected in six large districts. This is similar to the winning proposals in a referendum three years ago that politicians later rejected.

    The States committee responsible for the make up of the assembly are also planning to bring its own reform proposals but no details are known at the moment.

  7. Traffickers 'making more' off dogs than drugs

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    The head of Jersey's animal shelter says traffickers are making more money trading dogs than drugs. 

    JSPCA

    Major Steve Coleman from the JSPCA says the fine for trafficking puppies is so low compared to drugs fines that criminals can make thousands of pounds a week. 

    He says research by the Dogs Trust in the UK has shown how big the problem is. He said: "The penalty for importation of illegal puppies is about a £100 fine."

  8. Guernsey 'ice maiden' back from training

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    The woman known as Guernsey's "ice maiden" Rin Cobb, is back from her latest two-week training session with an all-female army team, planning to trek to the South Pole. 

    It's all part of their attempt - next October - to trek 1,700 miles across Antarctica in temperatures as low as -50C and with wind speeds of more than 60mph. 

    In the next few months they'll be training in tough conditions - while eating 4,000 calories a day.

  9. 'It will take a week to answer the private flight question'

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    It will take a week or so to get an answer on the number of private flights booked by the States of Jersey since the Chief Minister, Senator Ian Gorst, took office in 2011.

    Sam Mezec

    Deputy Sam Mezec of Reform Jersey submitted the written question in the hope of finding out just how many flights had been paid for, after £4,000 was spent sending the Estonian Ambassador back to London by private jet earlier this year.

    In a response, the Chief Minister said: "The information required to respond in full to this questions is being collated and quality assured and will be issued to the Assembly in the coming week."

  10. Easter Rising flag remnant returned

    Jersey Evening Post

    A fragment of a republican flag taken home by one of the Jersey Pals who helped quash the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin is to take pride of place next to one of Ireland’s most important historical documents.  

  11. Murder accused has case moved to Royal Court

    Mike Weir

    BBC Radio Jersey, reporter

    A man charged with an attempted murder in St Helier in October will have his case heard at the Royal Court. 

    Gerard Eamon Maguire, 49, of Aquila Road, St Helier is accused of attacking 63 year-old Shaun Patrick Howard in Journeaux Street. 

    Mr Maguire appeared from custody at the magistrates court for a committal hearing this morning. He'll next appear at the Royal Court on a date which has yet to be decided.

  12. Education committee discuss their future

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Members of Guernsey's Education Sport and Culture will be meeting to discuss their political futures tomorrow morning, following the fallout of the States vote to stick with its previous decision to scrap selection at 11. 

    Paul Le Pelley

    A motion of no confidence in the committee was placed last Friday evening by Deputy Emily Yerby.

    One committee member, Deputy Marc Leadbeater, has already indicated he will resign, as he fundamentally disagrees with the pro-selection views of the education president. 

    The President and Vice-President, Deputies Paul Le Pelley and Carl Meerveld, aren't making any public comment until Tuesday lunchtime.

  13. Man in court charged with importing heroin

    Mike Weir

    BBC Radio Jersey, reporter

    A man has appeared in Jersey's Magistrates Court accused of importing heroin into the island. 

    Jose Manuel Ferraz Figueira, 44, was arrested on Friday at the Elizabeth Terminal as he arrived from St Malo. 

    He was remanded in custody and will appear again on 9 January.

  14. Jersey politicians could be elected in six districts

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    The way people in Jersey vote for their politicians could be very different at the next election if a reform proposition is approved by the States of Jersey.

    Chart

    Deputy Andrew Lewis wants to create a 44 member assembly made up of 12 constables and 32 senators elected from six large districts. 

    Deputy Lewis, who returned to the States in 2014, said this was fulfilling a promise in his manifesto to "bring a proposition to the States" to reform the assembly. The plans will be debated on 31 January.

  15. Festive mood at kitchen garden’s Christmas Fayre

    Guernsey Press

    Father Christmas took over the head gardener’s office at the Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden for its Christmas Fayre.  

  16. States to sit a day early ahead of budget debate

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Politicians in Jersey are meeting a day earlier than usual so they can get straight into debating the 2017 budget on Tuesday. 

    States Chamber

    From 14:30 today ministers will answer questions from other members including questions without notice for the education minister and chief minister. 

    One includes a written question by Deputy Sam Mezec of Reform Jersey asking the chief minister to detail any private flights booked for politicians or political guests since 2011.

    You can listen live on the BBC News website from 14:30 until the end of the sitting.

  17. Homes plan for former Samares Nurseries site

    BBC Radio Jersey

    There are plans for 200 homes at Samares Nurseries in St Clement. 

    The site was in a protected area but its status was changed by the States two years ago to allow building there. 

    GR Langlois wants to build 91 three-bedroom homes, 89 two-bedroom houses and 20 one-bedroom homes. 

  18. BreakingShop assistant guilty of theft in Guernsey

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A shop assistant who falsely reported a robbery at St Martins Garage on the Grande Rue in Guernsey has pleaded guilty to theft, and wasting police time. 

    Larissa Madden, 20, of Route Des Coutures, St Martins, stole six scratch cards worth £30 last Thursday. 

    Court

    She had first claimed a man in his mid thirties, wearing a dark hoodie, had threatened to hurt her if she didn't hand over scratch cards at St Martins Garage. 

    Judge Graeme McKerrell told her that all sentencing options remained open, and as it was a case of theft by an employee it was likely to be considered as a breach of trust. 

    He ordered a probation report. She was granted conditional bail and the case was adjourned until 19 January.