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Computers and Phones For Guernsey Prisoners

Guernsey prisoners have been given access to computers and phones. With the intention of increasing prisoner’s mental health and connection to the outside world, phones and offline computers are being installed in cells – paid for by profits from the canteen. The computers are fitted with educational systems and the phones have restricted connectivity and time for use. Richard Harding ... Read More

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21-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

Sport and activity consultation ends tomorrow

Nearly 800 people have responded to the Committee for Education, Sport and Culture’s consultation on sport and physical activity. The initiative which has also had feedback from 22 sports clubs and associations, closes tomorrow. The Committee still wants to hear from as many people as possible as it works on a new strategy for Guernsey sport, as directed by the ... Read More

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21-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

Blue Islands to cut flights after Open Skies approval

Blue Islands’ chairman, Derek Coates, has responded to the States’ decision to implement an ‘Open Skies’ approach to air transport in the islands. Mr Coates says the airline has been left with no other option than to implement their ‘Plan B’ which will see the removal of all off-peak non-profitable flights during the winter months. ‘Because we are now no ... Read More

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20-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

Sure Big Screen returns this weekend

For the next four days, Cobo will be hosting the screen with a stunning selection of films to choose from. Each day will be with a different theme, including film adaptations of books, superheroes, musicals with the mini-festival ending on Monday with a People’s Choice day. Today is musicals with Coco starting proceedings at 2.30, followed by a singalong version ... Read More

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20-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

Airlines react to Open Skies policy

Airlines have reacted to the news that the island will welcome competition on all air routes except Gatwick and Alderney. Aurigny say they ‘welcome the decision to safeguard our Gatwick and Alderney services as lifeline routes’, which will be done without further intervention or review by the States until at least 2023. With respect to Alderney, there will be a ... Read More

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19-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

Guernsey adopts 'open skies' after years of regulation
Guernsey's airline industry has been deregulated after a new policy was agreed by local government.

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19-Jul-2018 - Source: BBC News

Open Skies approved by the States

The island’s air transport licensing policy is to undergo a seismic shift as the States voted to approve an Open Skies policy 22 votes to 14. Under the new scheme all routes, aside from Gatwick and Guernsey, will be available for any operator to take on. It took hours of debate from members of the house to reach a conclusion. ... Read More

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19-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

Princess Royal visits the Bailiwick

Hundreds of people attended Torteval Church yesterday to catch a glimpse of the Princess Royal as she began a day in the Bailiwick. Princess Anne arrived with the Lieutenant-Governor around 11 o’clock and was taken on a tour of the freshly refurbished Church before unveiling a plaque outside, commemorating its bicentenary year. Liz Walton, organiser of the 1,500 Guernsey Poppies ... Read More

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19-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

Aurigny sign letter of intent to acquire new ATRs

Aurigny have signed a letter of intent to acquire three ATR 72-600s. The letter of intent is non-binding, but it allows the airline to go to the States with a business case during the autumn of this year. The new aeroplanes will be equipped with innovative fog-beating equipment known as ClearVision. The ClearVision cameras installed in the nose of the ... Read More

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17-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

Aurigny break silence on ‘Open Skies’

Photo by Sam BellisAurigny have broken their silence on States plans to move to an ‘Open Skies’ scheme for air transport licensing, five weeks after their publication. A statement released yesterday by the airline says they believe the change in policy would be ‘to the detriment of Guernsey’. Mark Darby, Aurigny CEO, says he has penned a letter to the States outlining in ... Read More

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17-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

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Tired of the same old “true crime” series? “POV” presents the 2017 documentary “Lindy Lou, Juror Number 2” (9 p.m., PBS Channel 10, 10 p.m. Channel 11). A tale of conscience and courage, it follows Lindy Lou Wells Isonhood, a devout and curious Florida ...


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16-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

Safeguarding Children Partnership look at violence between parents and children

Professionals working with children and families in Guernsey have been learning more about what’s being described as a ‘hidden problem’. Despite offering support for people who’ve experienced domestic aduse, we’re told the island needs to better understand child to parent violence, and how it affects those involved. Chair of the Islands Safeguarding Children Partnership, Simon Westwood, explains more. ‘We don’t ... Read More

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16-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

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15-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

Cyclists head to the airport for overnight fundraiser

Some of Guernsey’s cyclists will be heading to the airport this evening, to raise funds for the Sarah Groves Foundation. The Tour de Sez Runway Ride Sportive will see islanders riding up to 100 miles on the runway, between 10pm tonight and 5am tomorrow morning. The fundraiser comes before the Tour de Sez, which will take place in September. Organiser, ... Read More

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14-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

Informal Development & Building Control surgery

You have the chance to speak to members of the Development Control and Building Control sections, today. The Planning Service is holding a surgery today, where you can seek advice without visiting Sir Charles Frossard House. We’re told this will offer a more informal environment – and you can go along to Beau Sejour between 10am and 12pm.

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14-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

Ofsted to inspect local schools from 2019

School and colleges in Guernsey and Alderney will be inspected by Ofsted, from September next year. This follows Education Scotland’s withdrawal as the inspectorate of local schools, to focus its resources on Scotland. We’re told the Committee for Education, Sport and Culture has explored various other options, and will work with Ofsted to develop an appropriate inspection framework.

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14-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

Man in Guernsey takes on ‘Everest of open water swimming’

A swimmer in Guernsey is planning to cross the English Channel, next week. Glen Knudsen is hoping to complete the twenty-one mile swim in less than seventeen hours – crossing some of the busiest shipping lanes in Europe. Glen spoke to IslandFM: ‘I started training for it in December 2016, so have been training for about 20 months so far. ... Read More

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13-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

Parents warned as measles outbreaks in Europe continue

As the summer holidays get underway, parents of un-immunised children are being warned about the risk of measels, when travelling to Europe. Some areas are currently experiencing large outbreaks of the disease, meaning children could be at risk when going on holiday, if they haven’t been vaccinated. The outbreaks are occuring in most European countries, with Italy and Romania the ... Read More

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13-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

La Mare De Carteret Primary to be redeveloped

The Committee for Education, Sport and Culture has announced plans to redevelop La Mare de Carteret Primary School. We’re told it’ll seek approval from the States next year, for work to begin as soon as resources allow. Committee members believe the condition of the present building isn’t ‘up to a suitable standard’. Deputy Matt Fallaize, president of the committee, says ... Read More

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13-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

How you can help hedgehogs in the heat

Guernsey’s hedgehogs are suffering in the warmer weather, and you’re being asked to do whatever you can to help.   More than thirty sick or injured hedgehogs have been taken to the GSPCA over the past couple of weeks. Manager, Steve Byrne, explains how you can help: ‘You can use shallow bowls to put water out for hedgehogs, birds and ... Read More

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12-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

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