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Summary

  1. Condor Ferries brands union's wage comments as 'totally incorrect'
  2. Meeting looks into Sark's continuing electricity problems
  3. Guernsey politicians to finalise 2019 Budget
  4. Updates on Friday 9 November 2018

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  1. Remembering island footballers lost in WW1

    Sarah Bailey

    Broadcast Journalist, BBC Radio Jersey

    The sporting community in the Channel Islands has been remembering footballers who lost their lives in World War One.

    In 1914, after a 2-1 victory for Guernsey over Jersey in the Channel Islands Muratti, the competition was suspended as many football players answered the call to arms.

    Evidence shows players from the Jersey Contingent requested equipment to take part in matches while they were training in Ireland and mainland UK, according to local historian Ian Ronayne.

    "They played a match in October 1915 in Aldershot against the Guernsey contingent," he said.

    Frank Wheway and Joe Whitworth
    Image caption: Frank Wheway, captain of Jersey Wanderers, and Joe Whitworth, the club's vice captain, were killed in action in 1917

    "We had Jersey and Guernsey competing, how else, but with a football match - the only way to settle honours in those days before going off to this horrendous war."

    Bob Lawrence, club secretary for Jersey Wanderers, said the loss of island players formed a "very important" of the club's history.

    They went on to win the first Wheway Cup in the island after the war - named after the Wanderers' captain - which the Jersey Football Association dedicated to all the island players who lost their lives.

    Lance Bombardier Everard Stent
    Image caption: Lance Bombardier Everard Stent, 25, was killed in action 15 days before the war ended

    In the UK, more than 60 football clubs are remembering players lost in the conflict by planting trees.

  2. St Helier WW1 memorial open to the public

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    A memorial featuring the names of the St Helier residents who fell during World War One has been opened to the public.

    It was due to be officially unveiled on Friday in a ceremony featuring the family of the fallen but that has ceremony been postponed until 23 November due to forecast heavy wind and rain.

    Memorial

    The memorial, designed by Siobhann Macleod, features the names of 603 St Helier residents that died during the war.

    The names were found after an extensive search involving 1919 Jersey Roll of Honour, the CI Great War Study Group and other records, including the Jersey census, St Helier's baptism records and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

    Memorial

    The memorial features those closely linked to St Helier who served in the armed forces or merchant navies of Britain, France or other allied countries, and died in military service or as a consequence of it between 4 August 1914 and 31 August 1921.

    The memorial is in two parts, one in concrete and the other in steel. It will be lit at night and, as well as the names, includes quotations from contemporary letters to the those listed.

    Memorial
  3. Jersey 'at risk' from legalisation of medicinal cannabis

    Jersey Evening Post

    A lack of clinical evidence and only a few international guidelines on the prescription of medicinal cannabis could leave Jersey out on its own should anything go wrong, the head of the primary care body has said.

    He warned of a very few guidelines on when and how it should be prescribed, and the recommended dosages when prescribing it.

  4. Chief Pleas ‘cannot force people to stand for election’

    Guernsey Press

    Sark's government cannot force people to stand for election, conseillers have said as they responded to a letter from the UK minister responsible for Crown Dependencies.

  5. Teenager in custody after knifepoint robbery

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    A 17-year-old boy has been arrested after a robbery at knifepoint in St Helier, Jersey, on Thursday night.

    States of Jersey Police said two 17-year-old boys were approached by two other boys while walking down Trinity Road, near Springfield Stadium, just before midnight.

    The two other boys forced the pair to hand over money and a mobile phone.

    The arrested teenager remains in police custody.

  6. Sark electricity crisis: Guernsey 'would have to intervene'

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey's government will have to step in and provide electricity to Sark, should the island's sole power provider shut at the end of the month, a Guernsey politician has said.

    Deputy Peter Ferbrache told politicians Guernsey's government-owned electricity provider would be forced to act.

    Sark Electricity said it would stop selling power at the end of November after being forced to lower its prices, which it says are financially unsustainable.

    "I very much hope that doesn't happen.

    "But if it does look as though as it's going to happen, Guernsey's going to have to intervene.

    "There's no other way, Guernsey Electricity would have to intervene," said the president of the States' Trading and Supervisory Board.

  7. Reds make four changes for Championship Cup opener

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

    Jersey Reds head coach Harvey Biljon makes four changes from the side that beat Championship leaders London Irish last week for their opening Championship cup tie at Ealing.

    Jason Worrall replaces Koch Marx on the wing and Brett Herron is selected at fly-half in place of Aaron Penberthy.

    Up front Roy Godfrey makes his first start in five weeks while Charlie Beckett is selected in the second row, replacing Harry Morley and Dave McKern.

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    Video caption: Championship Cup tackle laws experiment explained

    Tongan international centre Apakuki Ma'afu returns on the bench after being out with injury.

    The tournament will see a trial of new tackle rules in an attempt to cut the number of concussions.

    Jersey Reds: Slowik; Worrall, Newey, Best, Van Dam; Herron, Homer; Godfrey, Maddison, Atalifo, Sexton (capt), Beckett, Argyle, Bartle, Venter.

    Replacements: Selway, Godfrey, Rodman, McKern, Hatherell, Waters, Ma'afu.

  8. Tide warning for Jersey

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Jersey's south coast has been issued a tide warning for Friday night.

    Waves and debris are expected to come over the sea wall, and some flooding may occur.

    The tide is at a high of 11m at 19:27.

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  9. BBC Radio Guernsey's FM transmitter undergoing maintenance

    Gary Wright

    Broadcast Engineer, BBC Guernsey

    BBC Radio Guernsey's FM frequency, 93.2, will be switched off for a short period on Friday afternoon for essential maintenance.

    Engineers will be working on the transmitter at Les Touillets between 13:30 and 14:30.

    During that time listeners will need to retune to 1116MW, or listen online.

  10. WW1 Guernsey banknotes enter circulation

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    New £20 note

    A special £20 note has been issued by Guernsey's government to mark 100 years since the end of the World War One.

    A number of changes have been made to the current 1996 note in circulation, including multiple poppy motifs and a special hologram, along with a "TGW" serial number signifying "The Great War".

    The commemorative £20 notes entered circulation on Thursday, the first of 500,000 commissioned.

    It's the fourth ever commemorative banknote produced in Guernsey, with the others marking the Queen's diamond jubilee, the millennium, and the life of pioneering printer Thomas De La Rue.

    New £20 note
  11. Jersey ministers will discuss firework ban

    Penny Elderfield

    BBC Channel Islands News

    An online petition calling for fireworks to be limited to licensed displays in Jersey has attracted more than 1,000 signatures.

    It means ministers will discuss the matter and provide a response.

    Supporters want to stop individuals being able to buy and use fireworks, claiming they can cause serious distress to pets, could hurt people and damage property.

    If the petition gets 5,000 signatures, it will be considered for debate in the States Assembly.

    Petition creator Andy Jones said the use of fireworks is a "balancing act"...

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    Video caption: Andy Jones: Fireworks petition
  12. Sark's election nominations open

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Nominations are open for Sark's general election.

    The island's residents have two weeks to put themselves forward to be elected to Chief Pleas, while the election will take place on 12 December.

    Chief Pleas

    Concerns have been raised over the "breakdown of good government" in Sark, with a letter sent from the Ministry of Justice to the island's government reportedly stating that it was now a "serious state of affairs"

    The Guernsey Press - the newspaper which received the leaked letter - reported that Lord Keen, the UK minister responsible for the Crown Dependencies, had concerns over the mass resignations from the Finance and Resources Committee, and the failure to agree a budget - which has now been passed.

  13. Crash on Braye Road

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Two vehicles have crashed on Braye Road.

    Guernsey Police are aware of the incident, which involved a small grey van and a pickup truck.

    Crash on Braye Road
  14. Storms cause ferry cancellations

    Penny Elderfield

    BBC Channel Islands News

    There are major disruptions to Condor ferries sailings to and from the channel islands this weekend.

    Friday's daytime sailings from Portsmouth to Guernsey on the Commodore Clipper and Commodore Goodwill have been cancelled.

    The sailings have been rescheduled for Friday and Saturday, and there'll be an extra round trip to Portsmouth on Sunday.

    Alternative freight services are also being planned.

    The company said it was contacting affected passengers.

  15. Sark in the dark?

    Penny Elderfield

    BBC Channel Islands News

    A meeting was held on Thursday night to try and come up with a solution to Sark's electricity problems.

    The island's electricity provider met with Chief Pleas after it announced it will stop selling power to households at the end of the month.

    It comes after Sark Electricity was forced to lower prices by 14p to 52p per kilowatt hour - a decision the government said it would not help appeal.

    It's not clear yet whether the meeting resulted in some sort of resolution.

    Sark Electricity
  16. Guernsey Budget debate continues

    Penny Elderfield

    BBC Channel Islands News

    After three days of debate and 42 amendments, Guernsey's politicians will now move onto general debate on the 2019 Budget.

    Out of all the motions to change the Budget, 14 were carried, nine lost, and 19 were not debated.

    The States could spend more in future on overseas aid after deputies agreed to research increasing the amount it gives to charities working abroad.

    Debate on gambling concerns was shelved, although a proposal to ensure funding is available to support those with a gambling addiction was passed.

    States members will be asked to sign off the amended budget on Friday.

    A new president will also be elected for the committee in charge of implementing island-wide voting.

    Guernsey States
  17. Condor brands wage comments as 'totally incorrect'

    Penny Elderfield

    BBC Channel Islands News

    Condor Ferries has responded to criticism about the wages it pays some foreign workers.

    The RMT is planning two protests in Portsmouth against what it describes as the "poverty pay" on some of Condor's ships.

    The company said it was a proud and responsible employer and the RMT's comments were wrong.

    Condor Ferries

    Condor Ferries also said the suggestion its contract with the States of Guernsey and Jersey was up for renewal next year is "erroneous".

    Quote Message: Condor fully adheres to and, indeed, exceeds domestic and international employment regulations covering the wages, terms and conditions of staff, and this includes compliance with the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006." from Spokesperson Condor Ferries'
    SpokespersonCondor Ferries'
  18. Weather: Sunny spells, but gales expected later

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    After a windy night there were a few recycling bins in the road on the drive to work - and that could be the case on Friday night as well.

    Any early showers on Friday will soon move away, leaving it dry with sunny spells for a time.

    However, it will become cloudy later with rain and gales expected towards the end of the day.

    Heavy rain and gales in the evening and for a time overnight. However, it will turn clearer and less windy later with a few showers.

    Maximum temperature: 13C (56F).

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