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Summary

  1. Jersey RNLI crewman quits after 'losing respect for charity'
  2. 'Rethink needed' on whether deputies sit on Guernsey planning authority - deputy
  3. Jersey shops earning more than £750,000 face 20% tax on profits
  4. Condor delays and cancellations continue due to 'engine issue'
  5. Equal marriage law expected in Jersey in early 2018
  6. Electric bikes 'banned from Sark'
  7. Updates on Tuesday 3 October

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  1. Our coverage across the day

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Our coverage across the Channel Islands has finished for the day.

    We'll be back on Wednesday from 08:00 with the latest news, weather, travel and sport.

    Don't forget BBC Channel Islands News on BBC One at 18:30 and 22:30.

  2. Weather: Staying dry with some bright spells on Wednesday

    BBC Weather

    Winds will strengthen through the evening, with cloud pushing south, but it should stay dry.

    It will be dry but rather cloudy on Wednesday with some bright or sunny spells.

    Maximum temperature: 15C (59F).

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  3. Jersey 'should change more foreign driving licences'

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Jersey should accept, and exchange, the same number of foreign driving licences as the UK, a minister has said.

    Deputy Eddie Noel has called for laws to be changed to allow driving license holders from Andorra, Canada, the Faroe Islands, the Republic of Korea, South Africa and Zimbabwe to be able to change to a Jersey licence in addition to those already accepted.

    The Department for Infrastructure said this would bring the island up to speed with Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

    Currently, anyone coming to live or work in the island from a jurisdiction that does not have a driving license exchange agreement (and who intends to stay for more than 12 months) must immediately obtain a Jersey provisional driving licence and take a theory and practical driving test.

  4. Baby death followed 'litany of harrowing failures'

    The parents of Baby A say investigations show their son's death was due to "litany of harrowing failures in midwifery, obstetric and paediatric care".

    Baby A died in the Guernsey hospital's maternity ward in 2014.

    His parents said the failing "were the responsibility of a culture perpetuated by the then Health and Social Services Department and now referred to as the 'Guernsey way'".

    They added that they hoped an inquest into his death would now be held.

    Quote Message: The fact that our son's inquest may be held some four years after his death is shameful and demonstrates a complete breakdown in Guernsey’s constitutional and legal machinery.
    Quote Message: Whilst we have lost faith in that process, we remain hopeful that it will one day give us certainty as to the cause of our son's death." from Parents of Baby A
    Parents of Baby A
  5. Money laundering and terrorist financing threats assessed

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    A national risk assessment is to be conducted to measure the threat to Jersey from money laundering and terrorist financing operations.

    The Jersey Financial Crime Strategy Group (JFCSG), which reports to the chief minister, said the assessment would be finished by May or June 2019, and a report would be published.

    The group said all countries would have to do similar investigations following an announcement from the Financial Action Task Force, an organisation which sets the global standards on tackling financial crime.

    Chairman of the JFCSG Richard Corrigan said it would be "the most comprehensive assessment" of risks to date, and would form the basis for the organisation's future policies.

  6. Jersey new marriage laws face further delays

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's new marriage laws could be delayed further after a scrutiny panel announced it wanted to review them before they can come into force.

    It's already two years since the States agreed in principle to same sex marriages, and ministers have been forced to apologise for them taking so long to come to fruition.

    Now the panel has announced it wants to take the laws aside for review when they're ready to be debated - initially for six weeks - before they come before the States.

    After that, the panel can take them away for further examination before they can come into effect.

    Scrutiny panel chairman John le Fondre said panel members wanted ensure that the changes achieved what they set out to do.

    There is no date for their enactment.

  7. Baby's death may have 'remained covered up forever'

    The parents of a baby, who died in 2014 at Guernsey's Princess Elizabeth Hospital (PEH), have praised a "brave whistle-blower" for helping them get "truth and justice".

    Quote Message: We have campaigned, behind the scenes, for truth and justice for our beautiful son for nearly four years.
    Quote Message: We have encountered resistance, every step of the way, from the same institutions that were charged with our son's protection.
    Quote Message: But for the actions of one brave whistle-blower at the PEH, none of the subsequent reports and investigations would have been commissioned and the facts surrounding our son's death may have remained covered up forever." from Parents of Baby A
    Parents of Baby A
  8. Parents of Baby A welcome striking off of midwives

    The parents of Baby A, who died in 2014 at Guernsey's Princess Elizabeth Hospital, have welcomed the judgements handed down by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

    Two midwives were struck off and one suspended last week. Two other staff members at the hospital had previously been struck off.

    Quote Message: We would like to thank the NMC for their hard work and dedication in holding accountable those who were, in part, responsible for our son's death.
    Quote Message: [We] hope that these sanctions... will help towards fostering better midwifery care, supervision and a safe culture for Island families." from Parents of Baby A
    Parents of Baby A
  9. Political and legal systems 'should be separated' - deputy

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A deputy has called for the political and legal systems in Guernsey to be separated following a debate which excluded deputies due to a potential conflict of interest.

    Deputies on the planning authority either did not vote or were not present for the vote on the L'Ancresse sea wall, as they were advised by the law officers and civil servants they may later have to decide on a planning application.

    The president of the island's Development and Planning Authority, John Gollop, said he may resign because he believed his position was undermining his role as a parish deputy.

    Quote Message: I'm moving towards a position that members should disregard this kind of advice, and basically say and do what they think. That, of course, would dramatically increase the chances of judicial review, and arguments that there may be political bias." from Deputy John Gollop
    Deputy John Gollop
  10. Jersey seafarer receives 'outstanding service' award from charity

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    A Jersey seafarer has been recognised for his "outstanding" work helping a maritime charity which supports individuals who have worked at sea in the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleet.

    Captain Bob Asplet has worked for the Shipwrecked Mariners Society for 21 years.

    The charity has old sea mines, deployed in the Atlantic during World War Two, in sites around the UK which it uses as collection boxes.

    Captain Asplet has taken responsibility for cleaning, painting and maintaining mines at Gorey, New North Quay and two in St Helier, as well as emptying them and passing on the donations inside.

    At an event in London, he was presented with the Lord Lewin award for outstanding service.

  11. Police praise abuse victim's 'courage'

    Jersey Evening Post

    A woman abused by IT pioneer Mark Loane has been praised by the police for helping to bring the millionaire businessman to justice.

  12. Island War Memorial to be restored

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The Island War Memorial in Guernsey is to be restored in time for the annual dedication on 26 October, the States has said.

    The work will include removing all damaged cement and re-pointing both the front and rear elevations, as well as the central part of the memorial.

    Two areas of walling will be repaired following damage over time by the roots of surrounding trees.

    The States said stonemasons had started work on the memorial this week.

    Remembrance Sunday
  13. Cloud developing through the afternoon

    BBC Weather

    It will be a bright afternoon with sunny spells for most of us, however, increasing amounts of cloud will develop over the next couple of hours.

    The winds will be a little lighter than on Monday and it will feel a touch cooler.

    Maximum temperature: 16C (61F).

    In Jersey:

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    In Guernsey:

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  14. Vance impressed by Guernsey FC turnaround

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

    Guernsey FC manager Tony Vance has hinted his established players may struggle to reclaim places in the side.

    The Green Lions have won their last two matches after losing eight in a row in Isthmian League Division One South.

    Tony Vance

    Guernsey's 2-1 win at Faversham Town with a youthful line-up followed a 3-2 victory over Molesey to move off the bottom of the division.

    "If you look at the players back home, Simon Geall, Angus Mackay, Ryan-Zico Black, Glyn Dyer, the list goes on.

    "I wrote down seven or eight really good players that should be playing and it's harsh on them, but these lads have kept the shirt and got themselves three points which is fantastic for the club."

    Vance impressed by Guernsey turnaround

    Tony Vance

    Guernsey FC boss Tony Vance hints his established players may struggle to return to the side after two straight wins.

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  15. Jersey RNLI crewman quits after 'losing respect for it'

    A St Helier RNLI volunteer has resigned from the crew, saying he has "lost all respect for the organisation" following a dispute with the charity.

    Dr David Howell, in a letter to the local crew seen by the BBC, criticised how complaints within the organisation were being handled - including the amount of money it lost as result over the dismissal and reinstatement of coxswain Andy Hibbs earlier this year.

    Dr Howell, who also carries out of medicals for crews at no cost, said he also considering whether he would do this in future too after what he said was a row over courses he had to attend.

    A national spokesman for the charity said it had yet to receive the letter.

  16. Shop's free fruit for children scheme made permanent

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    A trial scheme which gave a free piece of fruit to children in Grand Marche stores has become permanent, the Channel Islands Co-op has said.

    In August, the retailer launched an eight-week trial to encourage children to eat something healthy whilst shopping and tackle obesity.

    A spokesman said the company had a "overwhelming response" to the scheme, which encouraged children to eat five pieces of fruit and vegetables per day, and had decided to make it a permanent feature.

    apples
    Quote Message: Obesity is now regarded as a major global economic problem and the Channel Islands is no exception. This is the Channel Islands Co-operative Society doing something to tackle that." from Colin Macleod CEO, Channel Islands Co-operative Society
    Colin MacleodCEO, Channel Islands Co-operative Society
  17. Gollop 'likely to resign' over planning authority conflict

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The president of Guernsey's Development and Planning Authority (DPA) has said he is likely to resign because his position as a deputy conflicts with his role in the authority.

    In the recent debate and vote on the L'Ancresse sea wall, Deputy John Gollop and his fellow planning members either did not take part, or abstained from the vote because an application might have to be considered by the DPA at a later stage.

    He said this conflict has come around before, namely when former Commerce and Employment Minister Kevin Stewart was in office.

    Deputy Gollop said the former minister had to sit out of a major transport debate because he had expressed support for new air links to Guernsey.

  18. Public protest in bid to save wall and kiosk

    Guernsey Press

    A public protest has been organised in a bid to convince planning authorities to stop the L’Ancresse East wall and kiosk from being demolished.

  19. Appeal hearing under way for Les Blanches development

    Simon Fairclough

    Guernsey Political Reporter

    An appeal is under way against the refusal of planning permission to build as many as 37 homes in St Martins.

    Island Development Limited has twice had schemes rejected at Les Blanches.

    Over the next two days, the planning tribunal will consider all the evidence previously taken into account by the Development and Planning Authority before announcing its decision in November.

    The hearing continues at Les Cotils.

  20. Operation Basalt had 'far reaching consequences'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A commando raid on Sark 75 years ago, named "Operation Basalt", which had repercussions for British civilians and soldiers will be remembered on the island today and tomorrow.

    A commemorative stone is being dedicated, containing the names of the three Germans killed in the raid and of a soldier captured and taken to England as a prisoner of war.

    Lt Col Reg Guille, chairman of the Royal British Legion in Sark, said it was a small raid which had far-reaching consequences.

    Quote Message: It directly led to deportation of Islanders from Jersey, Guernsey and Sark. It also led to Hitler's infamous 'commando order' where he required captured commandos, or people of that sort to be summarily executed." from Lt Col Reg Guille
    Lt Col Reg Guille