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Popular Headteacher Retires

Yesterday 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 applauding ... Read More

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16-Dec-2017 - Source: Channel 103 FM

Airport Warning For Festive Travellers

Jersey Airport has issued advice to anyone heading off on their Christmas getaways. We’re being warned to allow extra time to check-in and get through security due to the amount of passengers passing through the departure lounge between now and Christmas eve. Alan Donald from the Ports of Jersey says they had 3,000 people pass through the airport yesterday alone ... Read More

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16-Dec-2017 - Source: Channel 103 FM

Law Lodged To Protect Abuse Victims

Murderers, rapists and child abusers won’t be able to cross-examine their victims in court if a new law is approved next month. The Home Affairs Minister says it will give Jersey ‘a world-leading’ criminal justice system, and help protect young and vulnerable people. Deputy Kristina Moore says the island needs an updated law. “These changes will enable us to use ... Read More

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15-Dec-2017 - Source: Channel 103 FM

Jersey’s First Children’s Commissioner Chosen

One of the key recommendations set out following the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry has been acheived, with the appointment of Jersey’s first Children’s Commissioner. Deborah McMillan, a former police officer, teacher and director of children’s services in the UK is moving to the island to take up the new position. As part of the job appolication process, Mrs McMillan was ... Read More

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Fort’s Future Decided In 2018?

 Hundreds of islanders have been reacting to the idea of a go kart track, climbing wall and indoor skate park on the site of the old Fort Regent swimming pool. ‘Fort Adventure Centre’ is using a Facebook post to gauge public reaction, ahead- it says – of a formal application. The post includes photos of a covered track next to ... Read More

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E-Petitions System In Place Next Year?

E-petitions could be introduced in Jersey after next May’s elections. The States will be asked to agree a system that will mean online petitions that collect 5,000 signatures could be debated by the Assembly. Politicians have already approved the idea of e-petitions. Now Privileges and Procedures has come back with a detailed proposal, with the help of the firm responsible ... Read More

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15-Dec-2017 - Source: Channel 103 FM

Tenders Invited For Island Hop Boat Service

Ferry operators can now bid to operate a service between Jersey and Guernsey. The States of Jersey and Guernsey have launched an open tender process, inviting interested parties to say how they would run passenger-only inter-islands sailings from next May. Both governments have agreed to underwrite the cost, if necessary. Economic Development Minister Senator Lyndon Farnham says such is their ... Read More

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15-Dec-2017 - Source: Channel 103 FM

Controversial Land Developers Tax Thrown Out

Plans to charge property developers a percentage of their profits to pay for community facilities has been rejected by States members. The Environment Minister asked members to approve an ‘Infrastructure Levy’ in principal today. Deputy Steve Luce said the money would go towards improving the likes of streets, parks and bus shelters – and wanted it introduced as early as ... Read More

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14-Dec-2017 - Source: Channel 103 FM

Condor Liberation’s Return Slightly Delayed

Condor Liberation sailings tomorrow will be delayed because of the poor weather. A spokesperson says conditions are expected to improve later in the day, so services will leave slightly later than planned. The first sailing will depart from Poole at 11:00 instead of 09:30. It will arrive in Jersey at 14:00. This means the Guernsey to Jersey will now leave ... Read More

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Cost Of Dumping Commercial Waste To Rise

The Department for Infrastructure has announced a series of price changes to it’s services, which’ll come into effect next year. Most changes to fees and charges will come into effect from the 1st January 2018, however some prices won’t come in until the 2nd of April, to give businesses time to increase their prices. One of those changes is to ... Read More

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Temporary Crew To Man All-Weather Lifeboat

Standby staff will man Jersey’s all-weather lifeboat over the next few weeks in any weather-related emergencies. The RNLI says they are qualified to operate the George Sullivan and have experience in local waters. They will travel to Jersey if the conditions mean the island’s inshore lifeboats would be unable to operate. Poor recent weather, which has included winds of up ... Read More

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Busy First Week Of Drink-Driving Campaign

Jersey Police have stopped more than 1,000 people in the first week of their annual Christmas anti-drink driving campaign. Officers have done 23 road checks and breathalysed 19 drivers – including a 67 year old man who was three times over the legal limit. He was caught after a tip off from a member of the public. DIC campaign is ... Read More

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Motorcyclist Taken To A&E Following Crash

A 33-year-old man has been taken to hospital after crashing his motorbike outside St Luke’s Church this morning. Police were called at 8:22 this morning; and La Grand Route du Fort was closed between Beach Road and St Luke’s Road, although it has since re-opened. The man was taken to hospital by ambulance, arriving at the Emergency Department just after ... Read More

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Don’t Try To Recycle Wrapping

Christmas presentsWe are being told not to put Christmas wrapping paper in recycling bins. The Infrastructure Department says much of it contains materials that can’t be processed – such as dyes, laminate, non-paper additives such as gold and silver coloured shapes, glitter and plastics. We should throw it in our normal rubbish bin instead. Greeting cards can be recycled if they ... Read More

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Commercial Green Waste Charges To Treble

Charges for disposing of commercial green waste will triple next April. The Infrastructure Department has announced a series of price hikes for its services. Businesses such as landscapers, tree surgeons and clearance firms will be charged £63 per tonne to dispose of garden waste – up from £22 per tonne.   The department is justifying the big hikes in commercial ... Read More

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13 December: £466m Jersey hospital funding agreed
Jersey politicians approve funding for new £466m hospital in St Helier

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13-Dec-2017 - Source: BBC News

Jersey States approve £466m hospital funding
Jersey politicians approve funding for new £466m hospital in St Helier

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13-Dec-2017 - Source: BBC News

St Malo Condor Sailings Cancelled Again

Sailings to and from St Malo have been cancelled tomorrow, but not because of strikes this time. A Condor spokesperson says the forecast bad weather means it is not safe to travel. Passengers can cancel and get a refund or transfer to another service on Thursday. The round trip cancelled is: St Malo – Jersey: 13:00 – 13:20 Jersey – ... Read More

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States Split On Hospital Funding Plans

  The chance of Jersey having a new hospital by 2024 hangs in the balance. States Members are debating how to pay for it – and are being asked to let the government to borrow £275m of the £466m cost. The Health Minister has pleaded for no more hold-ups – saying a lost vote today will set the project back ... Read More

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Hit And Run On Rozel Hill

Jersey Police are appealing for information after a hit and run in St Martin on Sunday. A small blue hatchback hit the number 3 bus on Rozel Hill at around 17:45. The car initially stopped, but then quickly drove off. Officers want to trace the vehicle, which will have damage to its right hand side. Anyone with anyone with any ... Read More

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13-Dec-2017 - Source: Channel 103 FM

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