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Hospital patient’s birthday surprise

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Hospital patient’s birthday surprise

- A PATIENT who was in hospital for her birthday was given a surprise when staff presented her with a cake. Sheila Rice (85), who broke her hip three weeks ago, was forced to cancel her birthday lunch after she was taken back to the Hospital with complications from her injury. On learning that Mrs Rice, a resident at Maison St Brelade care home, would be spending her birthday in a hospital bed in the emergency assessment unit, staff decided to treat her to a surprise

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Visitor numbers down for first quarter of year

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Visitor numbers down for first quarter of year

- THE overall number of visitors to Jersey fell by four per cent in the first quarter of this year, but substantially more people are now coming to the Island for winter leisure breaks, a report has revealed. Statistics provided by Visit Jersey show that the number of business visitors to the Island between January and March slumped by 13 per cent compared with the same period last year and the number of visitors coming to Jersey for ‘other reasons’ – such as seeing family or friends – fell by 19 per cent

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Six-year term for £1 million cannabis smuggler

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Six-year term for £1 million cannabis smuggler

- A DRUGS courier who attempted to smuggle more than £1 million worth of cannabis into the Island has been jailed by the Royal Court. Shane Lee Ray was stopped by Customs officials as he got off the ferry from Portsmouth in January. On inspection, Customs officers found 60 wrapped packages hidden in the roof of the hatchback he had arrived in

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Money laundering and drug trafficking: Two sent to jail

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Money laundering and drug trafficking: Two sent to jail

- A MAN who admitted possessing 22 bars of cannabis resin and £65,000 in criminal property has been jailed for three years and nine months by the Royal Court. A second man who was arrested at the same time, who also admitted possessing or controlling criminal property, received a four-year sentence. The Royal Court heard that between August and September, Anthony Spinola (35) and Darryn Rae (52) met three times

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Drug dealer arrived during police search

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Drug dealer arrived during police search

- A DRUG dealer who was caught after he turned up at the flat of another man while it was being searched by the police has been jailed. for 3½ years by the Royal Court. Michael Alan Palmer (65) admitted to police that he sold 10 kg of cannabis in large wholesale chunks, which would have a total street value of between £150,000 and £200,000

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Ports arrange extra buses after ‘lightning strike’ by taxi drivers

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Ports arrange extra buses after ‘lightning strike’ by taxi drivers

- EXTRA buses had to be laid on and rules temporarily changed to allow private hire vehicles to use the Airport and Harbour ranks yesterday following a ‘lightning strike’ by taxi drivers. On a day when 2,500 passengers were expected to arrive at the Airport, the Jersey Taxi Drivers Association and representatives of the non-association public rank taxi drivers said they had felt ‘obliged’ to take action after concerns about an overhaul of tariffs announced by Infrastructure Minister Eddie Noel earlier this week were, they claimed, ignored

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Hospital project start ‘remains on schedule’

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Hospital project start ‘remains on schedule’

- THERE will be no delay to the new hospital project despite the shelving of a vital debate on funding the £466 million scheme, the Health Minister has said. And Senator Andrew Green has said he was ‘surprised’ at comments made by Treasury Minister Alan Maclean yesterday that ministerial differences were part of the reason the debate was delayed. Senator Green said that he had received ‘absolute assurance’ from the Treasury Minister that the Health Department will have the money it needs when it needs it for the hospital project to progress

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Potato competition growers lift bumper crops and prizes

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Potato competition growers lift bumper crops and prizes

- AFTER months of green-fingered activity across the Island the results of this year’s Genuine Jersey’s Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition are in. Every year schools, parish constables, WI members and media organisations enter the competition celebrating the Island’s world-famous product. Prizes in each category are awarded to the entrant who has the heaviest potatoes and the most in their bucket. This year, 32 schools took part in the contest, with Bel Royal Nursery winning the heaviest crop award with a batch weighing in at 1

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Social Security review will take two years

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Social Security review will take two years

- A REVIEW of the Social Security system while the Island considers ways to deal with the ageing population will take two years to complete, the Social Security Minister has said. Deputy Susie Pinel discussed the review’s timeframe while responding to a question from Deputy Geoff Southern regarding the wording used in questions contained in a recent survey undertaken for the department’s report, Living Longer Thinking Ahead

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Out for a practice stroll

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Out for a practice stroll

- Islanders and members of Jersey’s cadet forces joined the Lieutenant-Governor, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton, for a practice stroll ahead of next month’s State Street Around the Island Walk. The main 48-mile walk and relay event on Saturday 24 June starts at 3 am, and the Lieutenant-Governor’s Challenge starts at 10.30 am in the field opposite Les Fontaines Tavern, St John, and ends at Le Braye

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$93 billion investment fund based in Jersey

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$93 billion investment fund based in Jersey

- THE world’s largest ever investment fund – worth $93 billion and backed by tech firm Apple – will be based in Jersey, the finance firm managing it has confirmed. Japanese telecoms giants SoftBank selected Jersey for the ‘structuring’ of its new ‘Vision Fund’, which law firm Carey Olsen helped set up, and finance firm Aztec is due to manage it on a day-to-day basis

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Emails reveal Members’ thoughts after Brexit

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Emails reveal Members’ thoughts after Brexit

- WITH an apparent split in the Council of Ministers becoming evident, divisions among ministers over the government’s media strategy following last year’s EU referendum have been revealed. A freedom of information request, submitted by the JEP, shows that a tweet sent by then Assistant Chief Minister Philip Ozouf describing himself, Chief Minister Ian Gorst and External Relations Minister Philip Bailhache as a ‘triumvirate’, which would address Brexit matters, raised eyebrows among his colleagues

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Dog walkers may face maximum limits under proposed new laws

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Dog walkers may face maximum limits under proposed new laws

- PROFESSIONAL dog walkers could have a limit set on the number of animals they look after under changes being considered by the Island’s Constables. St John Constable Chris Taylor is currently leading a project to review laws relating to dogs, including how they are licensed, fouling laws and how many animals can be under the care of dog walkers at any one time

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Taxi drivers strike in protest at States proposals

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Taxi drivers strike in protest at States proposals

- THERE will be no public rank taxis in Jersey today after drivers announced strike action in protest at changes to industry regulations being proposed by the States. The Jersey Taxi Drivers Association and representatives of the non-association public rank taxi drivers say they feel 'obliged' to take action after talks between them and Infrastructure Minister Eddie Noel broke down. They say they then approached Chief Minister Ian Gorst, who instigated the talks, with their latest concerns but have had no acknowledgement of their request for guidance

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Man in hospital after fire at La Collette

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Man in hospital after fire at La Collette

- ONE man has been taken to hospital following a fire at La Collette. The man was taken via ambulance to hospital, where his condition is currently unknown. At its height three fire engines, a foam tanker, two support 4x4 vehicles and a command vehicle from the Fire and Rescue Service dealt with the incident. The service said the fire was in a lubrication store and that 25 firefighters using five foam jets had worked to put it out

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‘Jersey could be condemned unless it speeds up reform’

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‘Jersey could be condemned unless it speeds up reform’

- JERSEY could be ‘condemned’ for being undemocratic on the international stage unless it hurries up with modernising its electoral system, a senior politician has warned. Senator Philip Ozouf has said that Islanders are ‘sick and tired’ of how long it is taking to reform Jersey’s voting system and also criticised the commissioning of a MORI poll of Islanders’ views on proposed electoral reforms, because two referendums have recently been held on the matter

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Terror threat: Jersey police to be more visible

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Terror threat: Jersey police to be more visible

- POLICE officers in St Helier and firearms officers at the Airport will have increased ‘visibility’ following the UK’s decision to raise its terror threat level to ‘critical’ after the Manchester Arena suicide bombing. Home Affairs Minister Kristina Moore said there was no suggestion of a direct threat to Jersey following Monday’s attack but said that authorities would remain ‘vigilant’. Jersey maintains the same threat level as the UK because it is part of the Common Travel Area – an area of free movement between Great Britain, Ireland and the Crown Dependencies

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  • Hospital patient’s birthday surprise
    Hospital patient’s birthday surprise

    , jerseyeveningpost.com

    A PATIENT who was in hospital for her birthday was given a surprise when staff presented her with a cake. Sheila Rice (85), who broke her hip three weeks ago, was forced to cancel her birthday lunch after she was taken back to the Hospital with complications from her injury. On learning that Mrs Rice, a resident at Maison St Brelade care home, would be spending her birthday in a hospital bed in the emergency assessment unit, staff decided to treat her to a surprise

    Categories: Health | 
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Politics & Government

Sports

  • Island Olympian backs any Russia ban « Jersey Evening Post
    Island Olympian backs any Russia ban « Jersey Evening Post

    , jerseyeveningpost.com

    THREE-TIME Olympian Colin Campbell says Russia’s impending ban from the 2016 Olympic Games is long overdue. The Soviet nation looks set to be prevented from sending a team to Rio following widespread allegations of state-sponsored drug use, although ‘clean’ athletes may be able to compete under the International Olympic Committee banner. Jerseyman Campbell, who ran for Great Britain in the 1968 and 1972 Summer Olympics before competing in the 1976

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    Tags: Olympic Games |  Olympians | 
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Business

  • Should the States be spending money on helping struggling parents?
    Should the States be spending money on helping struggling parents?

    , jerseyeveningpost.com

    PARENTS are to be given advice and support on cooking, time management and budgeting to help their children thrive at school, the Education Department has announced. Five family support workers are to be appointed later this year - at a cost of £473,600 - to work with families in their homes to assist struggling parents with everyday tasks. The Education Department said that the new staff will be able to help with things such as budgeting, time management, nutrition and cookery and dealing with States departments

    Categories: Business |  Family & Parenting | 
    Tags: Money |  Parenting |  Family |  Expenditure |  Money Management | 
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Technology

Health

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Society & Culture

Entertainment & Arts

  • World-class musicians and dancers for festival
    World-class musicians and dancers for festival

    , jerseyeveningpost.com

    WORLD-class musicians, Royal Ballet dancers and even a Michelin-starred chef are among those involved in the Liberation music festival this year. Tickets are now on sale for the ninth Liberation International Music Festival, which is due to take place over nine days in May. Organisers have confirmed that the event will see the return of Royal Ballet dancer Lauren Cuthbertson, who will be giving an intimate talk about her life on stage

    Categories: Entertainment & Arts | 
    Tags: Music |  Musicians |  Dance |  Dancers | 
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Education

  • Primary teacher in court for assaulting pupil « Jersey Evening Post
    Primary teacher in court for assaulting pupil « Jersey Evening Post

    , jerseyeveningpost.com

    A PRIMARY school teacher appeared in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday after being charged with two counts of assaulting a young pupil. Linda Margaret Haworth (54), of Rue de la Ville ès Renauds, Grouville, is alleged to have committed the assault on the boy at Rouge Bouillon School on 9 February. Mrs Haworth, who was represented by Advocate Christopher Scholefield, spoke only to confirm her name, age and address during the

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    Tags: Teachers |  Basic Education |  Pupils | 
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Farming

  • Meet the honeyberry – the crop that could be a boon to farmers
    Meet the honeyberry – the crop that could be a boon to farmers

    , jerseyeveningpost.com

    A NEW ‘superfood’ to rival the blueberry is to be grown in the Island as the Environment Department undertakes trials of new crops to make farming more sustainable. Honeyberries (Lonicera caerulea), which are in the same family as blooming honeysuckle, taste like a cross between raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. They are good to eat because they are high in healthy anti-oxidants and vitamin C, and more farmers are growing them

    Categories: Farming | 
    Tags: Horticulture |  Crops | 
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Travel & Recreation

  • Chef Mark Jordan to leave Atlantic Hotel in the autumn
    Chef Mark Jordan to leave Atlantic Hotel in the autumn

    , jerseyeveningpost.com

    MICHELIN-starred chef Mark Jordan is to leave his role at the Atlantic Hotel at the end of the summer after 13 years at the helm of its award-winning restaurant. But managing director Patrick Burke remains confident the hotel’s Ocean Restaurant can keep its Michelin rating for a 12th consecutive year even after Mr Jordan leaves. Asked why he was leaving, Mr Jordan said: ‘I can say I made history here, which is important for me

    Categories: Travel & Recreation | 
    Tags: Hotels |  Food and Drinks |  Cooking |  Hospitality industry |  Chefs | 
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Law & Crime

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Motoring

  • Cost of driving licence to rise
    Cost of driving licence to rise

    , jerseyeveningpost.com

    RENEWING a driving licence is to cost an extra £10 from Monday. Currently, renewing or replacing a lost driving licence costs £40. However, Infrastructure Minister Eddie Noel has agreed to a request from the Constables’ Committee to raise the price for a full ten-year licence to £50. The charge for a six-month provisional licence will also rise from £15 to £20

    Categories: Motoring | 
    Tags: Driving |  Driving license | 
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Media & Information

  • Criminals monitor social media of finance workers
    Criminals monitor social media of finance workers

    , jerseyeveningpost.com

    INTERNET criminals from around the world are monitoring the social media accounts of Jersey finance workers in an effort to infiltrate companies and scam them, it has emerged. An organised gang from the Philippines recently used social media to work out that the director of a Jersey company, which has not been named by the authorities, was on leave before asking for money to be moved on the director’s behalf. The plot was foiled and the matter is now being dealt with by the Filipino authorities

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    Tags: Crimes |  Finance |  Criminals |  Social media | 
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