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Wheel clamping will be illegal in Jersey in future after a vote in the States chamber.
There has been uncertainty of whether it is legal or not but now politicians have agreed new regulations governing parking on private land.Copyright: BBC
They ruled that offending cars can be removed but not clamped.
Home Affairs Minister, Constable Len Norman said too many islanders had problems with other people parking on their land or blocking their drives, and things had to change.
The law change sets out a framework for removing vehicles parked on private land without permission:
- Make vehicle immobilisation and interference on private land an unlawful practice.
- Provide alternative mechanisms by which private landowners will be able to remove vehicles from their land when they are not authorised to be there.
- Provide safeguards in respect of the removal and disposal of vehicles, and the conditions that must be satisfied before doing so.
- Create a register of approved vehicle removal operators and an application process.
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MOT style tests will be introduced in Jersey from 2019 as part of the island's Brexit preparations.Copyright: BBC
From 2021 all cars more than five years old would need to be tested to make sure they are roadworthy.
The tests would then have to be carried out every three years for cars and annually for larger vehicles.
The move is to allow motorists to continue to drive their cars in the EU after Brexit, says Infrastructure Minister, Deputy Kevin Lewis.
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Jersey politicians have voted unanimously in favour of introducing a compensation scheme for victims of mesothelioma.
The cancer is caused by exposure to asbestos. There is already a compensation scheme in the UK but this has never been available in Jersey.
Brian Coutanche came into contact with asbestos during his career in construction work for the States of Jersey. He contracted mesothelioma and during his last weeks of life campaigned for the introduction of a compensation scheme. He died in July.
One of the first petitions on the States of Jersey Petitions website called for the introduction of a compensation scheme and this is the first successful States proposition brought as a result of a petition.
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Plans for a significant upgrade to Alderney Airport are being put to the States.
The project, expected to cost more than £12m, will address the deterioration in the condition of the runway, which was last resurfaced in 1999.
The States is being asked to approve plans for the upgrade.
The work will include the apron area, where aircraft park to load and unload passengers, and the taxiway that links it to the runway.
The runway will also be restored to its original width of 75ft (23m), with new lighting and drainage installed.
It is expected that a contractor will be appointed by the end of 2019 with the work to be completed by spring 2021.Copyright: BBC
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A consultant taken on to assess a so-called cancer cure was not told it came from blood plasma, he has told a hearing.
Dr Ash Ramzan was consulted by David Noakes - who distributed blood plasma product GcMAF - on how best to get it licensed for sale in 2014, Southwark Crown Court heard.
Noakes, of Waldershare, Dover, Kent, has claimed GcMAF can cure a range of illnesses, including cancers, HIV and autism.
He pleaded guilty to manufacturing, selling and supplying an unlicensed medicine - through his company based in Guernsey - and to one count of money laundering, at an earlier hearing.
Under questioning by Judge Nicholas Lorraine-Smith, Mr Ramzan, of Woodley Bioreg, said at no point in their discussions did Noakes tell him the product came from blood plasma.
“It kicks it into a whole new area," Mr Ramzan said.
"Our approach would have been somewhat different in terms of providing guidance.”
The risks of producing a blood-based product were "significantly higher” and a lack of data about its effects caused concern, Mr Ramzan told the court.
The Newton Hearing continues this afternoon, when Noakes will give evidence.
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A change to the tax system in Jersey which would introduce a new principle of presumed consent for married women has been proposed.
It has been lodged as part of the 2019 Budget and, if passed by the States Assembly, will apply from 1 January 2019. It would cover a couple’s tax returns, effective rates and other matters relating to the 2017 year of assessment and onwards.
The idea forms part of a wider reform of personal income tax with an island-wide consultation planned.
The proposed change means that the Taxes Office would presume that a husband has consented to the discussion of the couple’s personal tax affairs with his wife, unless he has explicitly informed the Taxes Office to the contrary. It would also apply to both same-sex marriages and civil partnerships.
More information about the public consultation will be made available in the coming weeks.Copyright: BBCQuote Message: The minister and I have listened to feedback from islanders and recognise that the current rules around ‘opt in’ are completely outdated in a modern society. If passed by the States Assembly, this change marks a significant first step towards a fundamental reform of personal income tax. This is just a starting point and we hope that the results of the wider consultation will help shape a fairer and clearer personal tax regime for the future.” from Deputy Lindsay Ash Assistant Minister
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A deputy has criticised the States for taking advantage of people's gambling problems to boost its own revenue.
Deputy Emile Yerby was speaking about the fact the States profits from the sale of scratch cards, with shops asking customers if they would like to buy one when they get to the till.
Earlier this month her motion to debate gambling was rejected.
According to the latest figures the States of Guernsey takes nearly £10m a year from the sale of scratch cards.Copyright: BBC
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Jersey does not have a lack of parking spaces, but the spaces are not in the right places, the economic development minister says.
At a meeting of politicians, Senator Lyndon Farnham told those attending the retail policy review it was the logistics of parking that often caused problems and not the number of spaces.
He said a more central car park would help and he would like some car parking to be free on a Saturday and in the evenings.
His comments come after people in St Helier said they often struggle to park their cars.Copyright: BBC
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A union representing Jersey's civil servants says it believes the States does have the money to give a better pay deal.
The Prospect union said on Monday that 93% of its members voted for industrial action, which could include going on strike.
However, it added that it still wanted to negotiate with the States and members hoped they would not have to strike.
The States has been approached for a comment.
Tuesday will be chilly and rather cloudy with showers continuing to move in from north-east. The showers could be frequent and often heavy through the day. Brisk winds falling light.
Maximum temperature: 1 to 4C (34 to 39F).