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  1. Police wait for second post-mortem results on body remains
  2. Schools 'allowing PE kit' due to high temperature
  3. Guernsey restaurant reopens after fire
  4. Student discovers microplastics on Jersey beaches
  5. Updates from Monday 9 July 2018

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  1. Green fund releases set of rules

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey's financial regulator has released the rules that a fund must comply with to be given approval from the new Guernsey Green Fund initiative.

    The scheme has the objective of "seeking a return for investors whilst mitigating environmental damage".

    Any fund that complies with the rules will be able to use the Guernsey Financial Services Commission's bespoke logo.


    What are the rules?

    At least 75% of any fund wanting to be known as a Guernsey Green Fund must meet the green criteria.

    There are lots of different green categories of investment, including:

    • Renewable energy
    • Lower-carbon and efficient energy generation
    • Energy efficiency
    • Agriculture, forestry and land-use
    • Non-energy greenhouse gas reductions
    • Waste and wastewater
    • Transport
    • Low carbon tech
    • Cross-cutting issues

    The remaining 25% must not lesson the overall objective of "mitigating environmental damage" or be one of the following investment types:

    • Uranium mining for nuclear power
    • Efficiency upgrades to greenhouse gas intensive power sources such as cleaner coal technology;
    • Energy savings in fossil fuel extraction activities
    • Landfill without gas capture
    • Waste incineration without energy capture
    • Rail lines where fossil fuels account for more than 50% of freight
  2. Fire in Torteval

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Emergency services are attending a fire in Torteval, Guernsey.

    The public are being asked to avoid the area at Rue des Valniquets.

  3. Acting head teachers announced for Guernsey schools

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Acting head teachers have been appointed at two of Guernsey's schools.

    Kieran James has been appointed acting head teacher at the Grammar School and Sixth Form Centre following the appointment of Liz Coffey as executive head teacher.

    Mr James is currently the director of sixth form studies and a deputy head teacher of the school.

    Martin Haimes has been appointed acting head teacher of Les Beaucamps High School following Sophie Roughsedge's secondment to the education office.

    Mr Haimes is also a deputy head teacher at the Grammar School.

    Both teachers will start their new roles in September.

  4. Watson through to Wimbledon QFs

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Heather Watson is through to the quarter-finals of Wimbledon 2018.

    Watson and doubles partner Tatjana Maria have been given a walkover against their third-round opponents Christina McHale and Jelena Ostopenko.

    It's not yet clear why the walkover was given, although it could be related to Ostapenko's progress in the singles draw as she is through to the quarter-finals after beating Aliaksandra Sasnovich 7-6 (7-4) 6-0.

    Heather Watson
  5. Call for marine autopsies to check for plastics

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Autopsies should be carried out on seabirds and marine mammals to see what impact microplastics are having on their diet, according to a Guernsey ornithologist.

    Chris Mourant, from Le Societe Guernesiaise, is calling for the move following a study that found the majority of Jersey's beaches were polluted with the plastic beads.

    He said: "Any marine life that is found on our beaches dead, whether it be seabirds or mammals, we need to be doing an autopsy on them to make sure they are not dying of plastics around our seas because if they are we have a big problem."

  6. First same-sex marriage held in Jersey

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Jersey's first same-sex marriage was held at midday at the Registry Office in St Helier.

    Superintendent Registrar, Claire Follain, says this is the first same-sex wedding under the new law. The couple have not been named.

    Same-sex couple
    Quote Message: We are delighted that this important piece of new legislation is now in place, and that same-sex couples can celebrate their commitment to each other, and enjoy the ceremony of marriage in Jersey. I had the pleasure of officiating at the first ceremony and it was very special. We look forward to welcoming other same-sex couples to be married in Jersey as the year goes on, and offer our warm congratulations to our first couple who have made history in Jersey today.” from Claire Follain Superintendent Registrar
    Claire FollainSuperintendent Registrar
  7. Civil servants to leave Cyril Le Marquand House

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Jersey's civil servants will be moving from Cyril Le Marquand House in St Helier to a temporary home later this year while they wait for a new building to be constructed.

    The move was revealed in a report by chief executive Charlie Parker after his first six months in the job.

    There is no information on the cost of the move or whether there will be any disruption to services.

    Cyril Le Marquand House

    Mr Parker said they were working on developing a modern, purpose-build government office building that would "consolidate and reduce the public sector estate".

    He said it would release buildings currently used by the government for other purposes and be more cost effective.

    The move will also see space created for ministers and States members, including a ministerial suite.

  8. Jersey deputy wants 'big screen' for sport and culture

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Deputy Kevin Pamplin says the island should look into having a permanent big screen for events such as BBC Proms, World Cup and Wimbledon.

    He is also trying to raise up to £8,000 to pay to bring a big screen over for the England Croatia semi-final game on Wednesday.

    Deputy Kevin Pamplin
    Quote Message: We can put it out at people's park, for royal weddings or for when Scott Clayton, our Jersey representative at Wimbledon is playing. I think it could be a good use of public money down the line, but for now it's just to see if we can get the support." from Deputy Kevin Pamplin St Saviour
    Deputy Kevin PamplinSt Saviour
  9. Man 'seriously injured' at Out There Festival

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A man was "seriously injured" in a fight at a Jersey festival on Saturday night, police have said.

    Officers say the fight happened between 20:00 and 21:00 on Saturday night outside the toilets near the drum and bass stage at Out There Festival.

    The victim had to go to accident and emergency at the Jersey General Hospital suffering from injuries to his face and teeth.

    The two men, who knew each other, were involved in the fight at the Val de la Mare event.

    A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of grave and criminal assault and has seen been released on bail.

  10. Gliders flying with fireworks at Battle of Flowers

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Aerial gliders flying with fireworks will form part of the grand finale at this year's Jersey Battle of Flowers.

    The display will take place at the end of the moonlight parade in the skies over St Aubin's Bay.

    Jackie Donald, events director, said: “They last performed for us in 2016 as part of the finale and anyone who was lucky enough to see them will no doubt agree that the team bring a real wow factor and are a guaranteed crowd pleaser."

  11. Mikus Alps: Still no cause of death

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Police in Guernsey are still waiting for the result of a second post-mortem examination on Mikus Alps, the Latvian national whose remains were found in a burnt out car at Petit Bot in January.

    Mikus Alps

    Police have yet to confirm his cause of death, despite one post-mortem examination already taking place. They have confirmed the remains found in the car were his.

    Guernsey's head of law enforcement, Patrick Rice, says organising forensic examinations of this nature can be a lengthy process as they are reliant on colleagues in the UK to carry out the specialist work needed.

    The second post-mortem has been completed and Guernsey Police are waiting on a report before making an announcement.

  12. Parish increases parking fine rate by £10

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Drivers caught parking on yellow lines in Jersey's capital will be fined £40 after an increase by the Parish of St Helier.

    The fine was £30 up until June but the parish decided to increase the fine to discourage illegal parking.

    It also applies to drivers who stay longer than they've paid for or are allowed in a public parking space.

    The fine for parking on a pavement or in a disabled bay is £100.

  13. Deputy pushes for World Cup big screen

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    A Jersey deputy is hoping to organise a big screen in St Helier to allow islanders to "gather together" to watch the World Cup semi-final game between England and Croatia on Wednesday.

    Deputy Kevin Pamplin, who was elected in May, said "it would be great to have a public place for islanders to watch together". However he needs to find up to £8,000 to cover the cost and is currently trying to find sponsors.

    He said he thinks there is merit in having a permanent big screen in the island to show big sporting and cultural events in future.

    The Peninsula Hotel in Guernsey has been showing the World Cup on their big screen to large audiences. It's also being shown on large public screens across the UK, which is what gave Deputy Pamplin the idea.