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Summary

  1. Jersey's chief minister could face no confidence vote
  2. Jersey's minister says taxi drivers should give a week's notice before they strike
  3. Condor Rapide has 'reduced power' after pump seal failure
  4. Guernsey health committee warns balancing budgets will be impossible unless strategies are changed
  5. Guernsey Police investigate suspected hit-and run in St Sampson
  6. Prison drone security questioned
  7. Updates on Wednesday 31 May 2017

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All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

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

    Enjoy another sunny evening across the islands!

    Don't forget BBC Channel Islands News on BBC One at 1830 and 2230, when we'll have the latest on a move to oust Jersey's chief minister, the last Aurigny Trislander flight, and more.

    There will also be news through the night on your BBC Local Radio station.

  2. Final flight

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Trislander
    Trislander
    Trislander

    G-BEVT - known as Victor Tango - has landed in Guernsey.

    It's the last ever Aurigny Trislander commercial flight.

    Another Trislander aircraft that served for more than 25 years is going on display in a UK aviation museum.

  3. Health performance indicators 'still being negotiated'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Performance indicators for Guernsey's secondary healthcare provider are still being negotiated with the States, according to the Medical Special Group's chairman.

    Dr Steve Evans said the contract, which was signed in March and will cost £100m over five years, is an improvement on the previous one.

    Performance indicators were not included in previous contract, signed in the 90s, but evolved over time.

    Quote Message: They need to be meaningful, they need to be appropriate and they need to have an impact on patients." from Dr Steve Evans Chairman, Medical Specialist Group
    Dr Steve EvansChairman, Medical Specialist Group
  4. Drone defence?

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Thank you, Horace, for tweeting us to question whether Guernsey's "world first" drone defence system could take down an unmanned military drone.

    I'd hazard to day it might not repel all drones.

    Military drone

    To clarify, the company behind the technology said the technology is effective against both radio-controlled and autonomous drones, despite concerns from a maritime radio operator.

    Although I'm not sure an unmanned military drone has ever been used to smuggle drugs into a prison.

  5. Watchdog working out future funding

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The Channel Islands Financial Ombudsman is sitting down with private companies that finance the service to discuss its financial future.

    Data released by the ombudsman yesterday showed 86% of recent cases handled were outside its mandate. Douglas Melville, from the ombudsman, said complaints about certain areas, such as investment funds and trust activity had to be referred elsewhere.

    He said his office is open to ideas on how it's funded in the future:

    Quote Message: We're kind of agnostic as to how the funds are raised so we want to have that conversation with the important industry representatives on both islands to be able to see how we might be able to make this work better." from Douglas Melville Channel Islands Financial Ombudsman
    Douglas MelvilleChannel Islands Financial Ombudsman
  6. Thousands face tax penalty

    BBC Radio Jersey

    About 5,000 people in Jersey are facing a penalty after failing to file their tax returns.

    They will now have to pay £250 and will still need to file their tax returns and pay outstanding taxes.

    Those who repeatedly fail to file their returns can be sent to the Royal Court and face an unlimited fine.

  7. Guernsey arrange friendly ahead of Island Games

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

    The Guernsey FA has announced the island side will host Upton Park FC in a friendly ahead of next month's Island Games.

    The game will be played at Footes Lane on Saturday 10 June, with manager Steve Sharman stepping up preparations for the Games in Gotland.

    Upton Park are an East London club who have recently reformed following West Ham United's move from the Boleyn Ground.

  8. New taxi fare offer 'nowhere near enough'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Taxi driver representative Mick Tostevin has said a 4.6% rise to fares proposed by the States of Jersey does not go far enough to make up for abolishing other charges.

    A long-running dispute saw drivers strike last week. Yesterday, they met with the infrastructure minister to try to bring an end to the dispute.

    Drivers are unhappy about the plan to abolish their extra charges for carrying more than one person, or big bags, despite a fare increase of 4.6%.

  9. Last Trislander flight

    BBC Radio Guernsey

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    G-BEVT - known as Victor Tango - was supposed to arrive in Guernsey from Alderney this morning, but fog meant its earlier outbound journey was delayed.

    Another Trislander aircraft that served for more than 25 years is going on display in a UK aviation museum.

  10. Rhodes withdraw due to 'financial situation'

    BBC Sport

    The body that organises the Island Games says ongoing financial problems in Greece are why Rhodes have decided to pull out of next month's Gotland Games.

    General Secretary of the International Island Games Association Andy Varnom said the island had only expected to take a small team, but they would no longer be attending.

    He added: it was "a great shame".

    Since the island hosted the games in 2007 they have struggled to send large teams due to financial difficulties.

    The Greek island's men's football side has a history of trouble at Island Games tournaments. In 2003, a match with Guernsey was abandoned when the side had five players sent off.

  11. Dry and clear overnight, but cloudy by dawn

    BBC Weather

    Dry with some clear spells overnight, though the skies will tend to cloud over for many towards dawn, perhaps accompanied by patchy mist or fog in places.

    Jersey:

    Jersey weather

    Guernsey:

    Guernsey weather
  12. Chief minister to meet with 'no confidence' constable

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's chief minister will meet with the constable expected to table a vote of no confidence against him.

    Constable Chris Taylor is leading the motion which he says will be lodged in the States next week, prompted by the reappointment of Senator Philip Ozouf as an assistant minister.

    Backbenchers are unhappy with the leadership of Senator Ian Gorst and are planning a move to debate his possible removal from office.

    A States of Jersey spokesperson said: “The chief minister is currently on annual leave but is due to meet with Connétable Taylor on his return next week."

  13. Condor Rapide has 'reduced power' after pump seal failure

    Condor has said it "regrets to inform the Rapide has suffered a lube oil pump seal failure on her Port Outer Main Engine (POME) whilst en route to Jersey this morning".

    "Whilst investigations by our engineering team continue, Rapide will be required to operate on reduced power this evening, therefore it is estimated that she will operate to the following schedule:

    From St Malo to Jersey

    Planned Times: Departure 19:30 Arrival 19:50 Rescheduled Times: Departure 19:30 Arrival 20:15

    From Jersey to St Malo

    Planned Times: Departure 20:35 Arrival 22:55 Rescheduled Times: Departure 21:00 Arrival 23:45

  14. Taxi drivers call for dialogue

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey taxi drivers will not strike today but are asking for mediation as soon as possible to end their dispute with the States.

    Drivers met this morning to decide what action to take in their long running disagreement over a new fare structure.

    They had threatened to strike, but after the head of the taxi drivers association Mick Tostevin met with minister deputy Eddie Noel the industrial action was called off.

  15. Finance watchdog reviews funding

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The Channel Islands Financial Ombudsman is reviewing how it's funded.

    Ombudsman Doug Melville said his office is sitting down with firms that back the service financially in both Jersey and Guernsey.

    He said the office is open to ideas as to how it can be funded in the future.

    Data released by the Ombudsman yesterday showed 86% of recent cases it handled were outside its mandate.

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  16. Owners of local pet shops fear the impact of UK chain store

    Guernsey Press

    "Incredible economic hardship" will be caused to local pet shops by the arrival of the UK’s largest pet chain store, which has said its move came off the back of "strong demand" from islanders.

  17. Last Trislander flight expected at 16:05

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Aurigny Trislander aircraft

    The last ever Aurigny Trislander commercial flight is now expected to arrive at Guernsey Airport around 16:05.

    G-BEVT - known as Victor Tango - was supposed to arrive in Guernsey from Alderney this morning, but fog meant its earlier outbound journey was delayed.

    Aviation fans should get a glimpse of the aircraft, which is also stopping off in Southampton today.

    Another Trislander aircraft that served for more than 25 years is going on display in a UK aviation museum.

  18. Prison defence 'effective against all drones'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The company behind Guernsey Prison's new drone defence system says the technology is effective against all types of drone.

    Maritime radio operator Paul Crespel is concerned that while the security system defends against radio-controlled drones, it won't be able to deal with autonomous ones.

    The technology was installed at no cost to the prison, with bosses claiming it to be the first of its kind worldwide.

    Quote Message: If a drone is being flown autonomously, Sky Fence will make that drone land under control. So it will bring it down, under control, and the drone will then shut itself off." from Richard Guille Drone Defence CEO
    Richard GuilleDrone Defence CEO
    man operating a handheld aerial drone
  19. Chief minister could face no confidence vote

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's chief minister is expected to face a vote of no confidence following delays to the decision on hospital funding and the reinstatement of Senator Philip Ozouf as an assistant minister.

    Backbenchers are unhappy with the leadership of Senator Ian Gorst and are planning a move to debate his possible removal from office.

    Constable Chris Taylor is leading the no confidence vote which he says will be lodged in the States next week, prompted by the reappointment of Senator Ozouf.

    Senator Gorst is yet to comment.

    Quote Message: That is, without doubt, not a straw but a great big railway sleeper that broke the camel's back." from Constable Chris Taylor States of Jersey
    Constable Chris TaylorStates of Jersey