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#tweetonthebeat Gives Valuable Insight To Law Enforcement

CaptureGuernsey’s law enforcement staff have dealt with a sudden death, concerns for a vulnerable person, a number of drug seizures, and have checked freight coming in at the harbour. Five people are in custody after a busy Friday night for police officers and border agency staff. We know all this because Guernsey Police led a #tweetonthebeat social media campaign to let ... Read More

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16-Dec-2017 - Source: Island FM

Changes For Cliff Rescue Team

Cliff rescue image taken from St Ambulance websiteFrom the beginning of 2018, the Guernsey Fire and Rescue Service is taking on responsibility for the island’s cliff rescue team. Until now that service, which is mainly staffed by volunteers, had been co-ordinated by St John Ambulance. A new agreement has been made, with the volunteers saying they’re happy to work out of the fire station in future. Image ... Read More

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16-Dec-2017 - Source: Island FM

Guernsey cliff rescue team moves responsibility to fire service
Guernsey's volunteer cliff rescue team is to be managed by the island's States-run fire service.

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16-Dec-2017 - Source: BBC News

Senior Civil Servant Quits Economic Development

Committee for Economic Development logoThe Chief Secretary to Guernsey’s Committee for Economic Development has left the States. It was confirmed late yesterday that Chris Williams has ‘left the organisation’. In a statement the States of Guernsey, Chief Executive, confirmed Chris Williams, has left his role as Chief Secretary to the Committee for Economic Development. Paul Whitfield said he can’t comment publicly on the reasons ... Read More

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16-Dec-2017 - Source: Island FM

Popular Headteacher Retires

CaptureYesterday was the end of an era for one Jersey school. It was Le Roquier headteacher Philip Slater’s last day in the job, before retiring. He has worked at the school for 17 years – and has been headteacher for five years.   Students formed a guard of honour for the popular head teacher, they were lining the playground and ... Read More

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16-Dec-2017 - Source: Island FM

12 Hour Tweetathon From Guernsey Police

POLICE STATION#tweetonthebeat is back! Between 3pm on Friday 15th December and 3am the following morning, Guernsey’s police officers and staff will be giving the public an insight into what they do, via social media. Law Enforcement staff will be posting updates of their work as it happens, including calls, crimes reported and incidents attended.   #tweetonthebeat returns for 2017! This Friday ... Read More

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15-Dec-2017 - Source: Island FM

72nd Homecoming Day In Alderney

CaptureToday is a public holiday in Alderney to commemorate the 72nd Homecoming Day. The day marks the return to Alderney of the first group of islanders after the Second World War, after most of the island’s residents were evacuated when Alderney was occupied by Nazi forces in 1940. The island was turned into a land battleship, a key bulwark of ... Read More

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15-Dec-2017 - Source: Island FM

Schuh Shop Opens In Guernsey

CaptureOne of the UK’s biggest shoe retailers is opening a store in Guernsey today. Schuh is in the building which was previously Evans on the High Street in St Peter Port. The company’s 134th store has brought 20 new jobs to the island, and the firm said it employed locally and has only brought over its manager and deputy manager ... Read More

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15-Dec-2017 - Source: Island FM

Open Tender For Inter Island Ferry Service

Guernsey Harbour Summer_1010 (1)An open tender process has been announced by The Committee for Economic Development and its equivalent in Jersey, to select the operator of a new ferry service. The successful operator will provide a foot passenger only service between the islands. This will offer day-trips for locals, tourists and commuters from the beginning of May until the end of September. This ... Read More

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15-Dec-2017 - Source: Island FM

AAIB Report Into Icing Incident Out

Aurigny ATR pic from Aurigny websiteAn Air Accident Investigation Branch report into a severe icing incident on one of Aurigny’s planes is out today. The report is linked to an incident which happened in December 2016, when G-Cobo was flying from Guernsey to Manchester. The ATR had to return to Guernsey Airport. It landed safely and no one was hurt in the incident. The AAIB ... Read More

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14-Dec-2017 - Source: Island FM

Disability Champion Apologises & Promises Action

Deputy Sarah Hansmann RouxelThe States of Guernsey’s Disability Champion has apologised to those who say she has failed in the role. Deputy Sarah Hansmann Rouxel has posted a statement on her social media pages claiming she has been targetted by social media ‘trolls’. She says they have told her she needs replacing because of her ‘spectacular failure’. Deputy Hansmann Rouxel was first elected ... Read More

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14-Dec-2017 - Source: Island FM

Top Jobs To Be Filled

States of GuernseyTwo of the top political roles within the States of Guernsey need to be filled today. Deputies will be choosing a new President of the Committee for Economic Development, to replace Peter Ferbrache. Another member of the Committee for Education, Sport and Culture will also be picked, after the Vice-President Deputy Carl Meerveld resigned. The States’ communications policy is going ... Read More

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13-Dec-2017 - Source: Island FM

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A Tynwald member and his father have become the first people on the Isle of Man to be prosecuted for failing to register under the Data Protection Act. Juan Turner MLC of Glen Vine and David Turner from Douglas appeared before Deputy High Bailiff Jayne ...


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12-Dec-2017 - Source: Island FM

Sure Santa Line Opens Today

CaptureSure has set up its direct line to the North Pole so callers can ring Santa Claus to hear him read a story again this Christmas. Calls are free from Sure mobiles and landlines. You just need to dial Sure’s special Santa Line on ‘one two – ho – ho – ho’ (12000). The line is open from today until ... Read More

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12-Dec-2017 - Source: Island FM

Tribute Planned To Garry Cortez

garry cortezA permanent tribute could be created to the Guernsey football stalwart Garry Cortez. He died at the weekend having spent years of his life dedicated to the island’s football scene, and most recently North. In a statement posted on the North AC Facebook page after his death at the weekend, the club said the amount of messages of support and ... Read More

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12-Dec-2017 - Source: Island FM

More Questions Raised After ESC Social Media Row

Deputy Chris GreenA number of important questions have been raised regarding committee governance within the States of Guernsey following the recent row regarding the Committee for Education, Sport and Culture. A snap public hearing called by the Scrutiny Management Committee was held on Friday and its President says a number of issues raised are ‘worthy of comment’. The hearing was called following ... Read More

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12-Dec-2017 - Source: Island FM

A Host Of (Knitted) Angels Appear

CaptureA host of knitted angels have appeared across St Peter Port. The festive cuddly toys were first spotted over night and have been linked to a church in Guernsey. The angels, which are not pictured above, have been seen attached to railings at the top of the Grange, La Plaiderie, Market Square and in Trinity Square. They have been made ... Read More

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12-Dec-2017 - Source: Island FM

Accessibility Cards Available To Those Who Need Help

accessibility cardsAnyone who struggles to use public transport can now get an ‘Accessibility Card’ to ensure they get any help needed. They are part of a joint initiative which has been launched by the Guernsey Disability Alliance and  Driver and Vehicle Licensing, with them working together with CT Plus and other public transport providers as well as a number of charities. ... Read More

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11-Dec-2017 - Source: Island FM

Contraception Scheme Costing Thousands To Cut Teen Mum Rates

Capture£116,000 will be spent each year on a new scheme to try and cut the number of teenage pregnancies in Guernsey and Alderney. Women and girls under 21 will have free access to the long lasting reversible implant form of contraception through their GP, the Choices clinic or the Orchard centre. It’s a joint initiative between the Committee for Employment ... Read More

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11-Dec-2017 - Source: Island FM

Laundered Money Shared With USA

CaptureGuernsey is sharing $14.3million dollars with the US Government after the money was laundered through the island. The money was recovered while Guernsey’s law officers helped the American prosecutors and investigators with two U.S. criminal cases. That is half of the money recovered locally with Guernsey keeping the rest. The announcement was made on Friday, during a visit of representatives ... Read More

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11-Dec-2017 - Source: Island FM

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