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Armed patrols increase as Jersey raises terror threat level

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Woman who walked through St Helier holding knife is jailed

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Lancaster is ‘best bit of the whole show’

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Cars destroyed in garage fire

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Jersey has the world's 'coolest' holiday homes

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Former employee defrauded charity with petrol card

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New group offers a bit of ‘mum space’
Vicky O’Neil (35), who is mother to Zachary (3) and Thea (16 months), has set up Mum Space with the aim of helping women to ‘recapture’ themselves after having children. She described it as a ‘community for like-minded women’ and a space where they can relax, reconnect, gain confidence and network at a series of workshops. The first event is due to take place on Wednesday when local felting expert Cathryn Ward, who runs Genuine Jersey business Skaapie, will lead a felt-flower-making workshop at the Harbour Gallery   Read More ...
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Jersey law firm branches out in US
Baker de Kluiver is headed by recently retired United States Department of Justice assistant deputy chief Jack de Kluiver, who was in the Island last week to give a presentation on US sanctions. Mr de Kluiver has for the past ten years been lead representative of the Justice Department on the Financial Action Task Force and during 20 years in the department has been instrumental in bringing to justice a number of high-profile names such as Bernie Madoff, Sani Abacha and Pavlo Lazarenko, as well as hefty fines for HSBC, Credit Suisse and BNP Paribas   Read More ...
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Disease timebomb ‘could be worse than predicted’
A report published this week found that in two decades’ time, based on current net migration levels and the Island’s ageing population, there could be an extra 20,600 people needing care for a range of diseases and health issues. The Public Health Statistics Unit’s Disease Projections report estimated that by 2036 the Island’s population would be 130,000 and that almost one in four people (22 per cent) would be aged over 65   Read More ...
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Work permit system for low-skilled immigrants
Senator Ian Gorst said that the long-awaited population policy would soon be lodged with the States and indicated it would contain radical proposals to slash immigration. The Chief Minister said that a work permit system – which would restrict immigrants from working in the Island for longer than a set period such as two years – would be proposed, focusing in particular on restricting the number of migrant workers in lower income industries, such as hospitality and farming   Read More ...
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Jersey hit by flash flooding
A CLEAR-up operation is under way after Jersey was hit by flash-flooding. Several roads were left under up to 3-ft of water as torrential rain fell on the Island around Saturday lunchtime. The worst hit areas were St Ouen and St Peter, particularly St Peter's Valley. There were a number of landslides in the area and the road through the valley was left strewn with rocks and branches   Read More ...
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Armed patrols increase as Jersey raises terror threat level
Twenty-nine people were injured in the attack on Friday morning. The UK terror threat level has now been raised to critical – the highest level – meaning an attack may be imminent. As Jersey sits within the Common Travel Area, the local threat level has also been raised to match that of the UK. And the States police are to increase security at the Harbour, Airport and other crowded places   Read More ...
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Woman who walked through St Helier holding knife is jailed
Concerned Islanders called the police on Sunday 16 April after spotting Paula Pereira Da Silva carrying the blade as she walked from Midvale Road to Cheapside. The 32-year-old was described as looking ‘angry and upset’, although she did not threaten anyone with the knife, the court heard. She was eventually stopped by the police in Cheapside, who told her to put the knife on the ground   Read More ...
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Tourism to suffer under Brexit border controls?
Last week, Home Office documents leaked to the Guardian newspaper suggested that the UK government plans to end freedom of movement as soon as it exits the EU. One of the measures set out in the leaked paper to help enforce stricter border controls was for EU nationals to be required to produce their passports rather than national ID cards, if they are visiting the UK   Read More ...
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Lancaster is ‘best bit of the whole show’
Although the historic plane was unable to land due to weather conditions, Peter Crow (93) said that the Lancaster is definitely the best part of the annual show. The Islander, who now lives at Little Sisters of the Poor with his wife of 68 years, Gladys, served in the Royal Air Force for four years during which time he took part in 43 operations, including a tour in Germany during the Second World War   Read More ...
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Education ‘heading for a staffing crisis’
Robert Ward, president of the National Education Union, says issues over wages and mounting workloads are likely to turn more and more people away from teaching as a career in Jersey. The pressures placed on teachers have made the headlines in the past after a Freedom of Information request revealed that the number of sick days for stress, anxiety and depression taken by the profession more than doubled in two years, from 426   Read More ...
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The Jersey International Air Display
THOUSANDS of Islanders enjoyed the Jersey International Air Display as planes old and new took to the skies above St Aubin's Bay. Although strong winds grounded some aircraft, dozens of planes managed to take part in the event. Highlights included performances from Swedish fighter jets, the Dornier SeaStar sea plane and the Gnat. Although the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight was cancelled because of the wind, the Lancaster performed a solo flight and organisers also managed to source a Spitfire   Read More ...
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Cars destroyed in garage fire
Neighbours heard two loud explosions as the blaze tore through the garage and sent plumes of thick black smoke up above St Helier at about 3.15 pm. Mariana Lira (15) and her father, who live next to the property, tried to tackle the fire with a hosepipe before fire crews arrived. 'I was sitting on the sofa and heard a big bang and the dogs started barking   Read More ...
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Industry leaders condemn ‘flawed’ construction levy
In the letter, six organisations labelled the proposed Jersey Infrastructure Levy as ‘fundamentally flawed’ and criticised the government for ‘increasing the tax burden’ on businesses at a time when Brexit and the fall of the pound was already having an impact on the industry. But Environment Minister Steve Luce, in response to the criticism, claims there is support for the charge and said that it will be beneficial to the community   Read More ...
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'Door is open' for UK telecoms firms
The comments come after the latest customer satisfaction report revealed that Jersey and Guernsey residents who were surveyed are less satisfied across the board than their UK counterparts when it comes to telecoms services. Jersey customers were, on average, 16.5 per cent less satisfied than those in the UK (72.5% compared with 89%) across all four areas surveyed – landline, mobile, broadband and bundles – according to the report   Read More ...
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No Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at today's Air Display
Planes - including the Baltic Bees display team, the unusual-looking SeaStar sea plane and the Swedish fighter jets - are among those which have arrived in the Island. However, the A400 transport plane will no longer be performing a fly-past as it is now being used in the Hurricane Irma aid mission. There will also be no full Battle of Britain Memorial Flight   Read More ...
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Lewis to resign from spending watchdog
Deputy Andrew Lewis, who chairs the Public Accounts Committee, was censured by the Assembly this week over allegations that he lied about the 2008 suspension of the former police chief Graham Power. He has now written to the Bailiff Sir William Bailhache tendering his resignation from the panel. The Privileges and Procedures Committee, which oversees States Members’ conduct, lodged the vote of censure – effectively a motion to publicly admonish a Member – against Deputy Lewis after finding that he breached the States' Code of Conduct   Read More ...
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Two more turn down care panel invitation
Following the publication of the damning report on historical child abuse in July, Senator Ian Gorst formed an advisory panel to help him pursue the eight recommendations made by the inquiry. He invited Constable Michel Le Troquer, Deputies Sam Mézec, Richard Renouf, Louise Doublet and Jeremy Maçon to join. Yesterday, Deputies Louise Doublet and Richard Renouf announced that they had declined the Chief Minister’s invitation, saying that they already worked in positions where they could scrutinise the Council of Ministers’ actions and adding that the remit of the new panel was ‘unclear’   Read More ...
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Children face a year’s wait for hospital dental checks
The average waiting time for a child to see a hospital dentist is 63 weeks, while children needing to see an orthodontist face an average wait of 51 weeks, according to figures up to July this year. By comparison, in 2012 children had to wait on average 16 weeks for a routine dental check-up at the Hospital and 17 weeks for an orthodontist check-up   Read More ...
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Jersey has the world's 'coolest' holiday homes
Little did he know that 183 years later the Martello tower in St Ouen’s Bay would rank as one of the top ten coolest and quirkiest coastal homes in the world, according to a holiday lettings company. The Jersey Heritage tower, which dates back to 1834, ranked third on the list drawn up by HolidayLettings.co.uk. Second place went to a yurt in Japan while a one-bedroom apartment in St Ives, Cornwall, was crowned the overall winner   Read More ...
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Jersey couple release pictures and video showing Irma devastation
The images show how the property where Tim and Shona Ringsdore were staying had the roof ripped off by the category five storm. The pictures, posted on Facebook, also show how a tornado which was embedded in the hurricane cut a path right across the grounds of the property. As well as pictures, Mr Ringsdore also uploaded a video filmed during a drive around the main island of Tortola showing widespread devastation   Read More ...
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Jersey could be Brexit model for the UK, says think tank director
Mark Littlewood, director-general of the Institute of Economic Affairs, said that the UK would do well to copy the success of Jersey in only bringing itself in line with EU regulations when it is in its interests to do so. He also praised the Island’s low-tax economic model for promoting ‘growth, wealth and opportunity’ and the States’ approach of generating a budget surplus and planning for long-term issues, such as the ageing population, decades in advance   Read More ...
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Chief Minister pay rise proposal rejected
Under States rules, all Members must receive the same amount regardless of whether they take on additional responsibility. Members currently receive £46,600 per year. However, the States Remuneration Body – an independent board which makes recommendations on States Members’ pay – had suggested that the top political role should receive an additional 15 per cent from May 2018 once the next Chief Minister is elected   Read More ...
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Air Display planes arrive in Jersey
During the last two days, planes, including the Swedish fighter jets and the Baltic Bees display team, have touched down in St Peter. And Islander Graeme Delanoe has sent the JEP pictures of the moment they arrived. One of the biggest aircraft - the A400 military transport plane - will no longer be performing a fly-past as it is now being used to take troops and aid to the hurricane-hit Caribbean   Read More ...
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Former employee defrauded charity with petrol card
Alexander Stephen Bealey was fined £500 and ordered to pay compensation of £240 after pleading guilty to five charges of spending a total of just over £230 on the Rubis charge card. The 30-year-old, of Rue du Pont, St Ouen, used the card at three different garages from 14 to 30 March, the Magistrate's Court heard. Advocate Sarah Dale, defending Bealey, said her client used to work for Autism Jersey and at that time had been allowed to use the petrol card   Read More ...
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Asian hornet nest found in a bungalow
The latest nest was discovered at the home, near Le Rocquier School, on Monday. A short time earlier another nest was found in a garden in Wellington Hill. Both nests have now been destroyed. Asian hornets, which arrived in Europe more than a decade ago inside a shipment of Chinese pottery, pose a major threat to honey bees and other pollinators   Read More ...
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College launches mentoring programme
Under the peer-mentoring and anti-bullying programme, 68 students in Years 12 and 13 have been trained to support pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 with personal, academic or mental health issues by sharing their own, similar personal experiences. During the summer holidays, 36 of the older students took part in a day-long training course designed by Sue Watkins, educational needs co-ordinator, Jacky Bryan, head of wellbeing and Matthew Donoghue, school counsellor, to enable them to advise the younger pupils Mrs Watkins said that the course gave the students a ‘solid grounding’ in how to deal with ‘typical problems’ faced by adolescents such as mental health issues and ‘problematic relationships with parents stemming from overly high [academic] expectations’ – a dominant recurring issue, according to the school   Read More ...
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Politician censured for 'lying'
States Members voted in favour of censuring Deputy Andrew Lewis following a breach of the States' Code of Conduct. The censure motion was approved by 29 votes to 16. The Independent Jersey Care Inquiry found that the Deputy lied when he said he saw a Metropolitan Police report justifying the suspension of the then police chief Graham Power during a 2008 States sitting when he was Home Affairs Minister   Read More ...
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Jersey couple desperate to escape devastated British Virgin Islands
At least five people were killed and hundreds of properties destroyed after Hurricane Irma tore through the area last Wednesday night. And since the huge clean-up operation began, the island has faced a new threat from armed criminals targetting wrecked homes, shops and offices, mainly in the capital of Road Town. Speaking on Monday, former Jersey resident Shona Ringsdore, who lives in the BVI with husband Tim, said: ‘Some of what is going on here is absolutely terrifying   Read More ...
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Thief snatches handbag from woman in town street
The woman was walking down Poonah Road at 2 pm last Sunday when the man approached her from behind and grabbed the red leather bag. He then ran towards Hampshire Gardens. The bag, which had short handles and no shoulder strap, contained a number of personal items including a phone, work identification and a pink spotted purse. The thief is described as white, about 6 ft tall and aged in his mid-20s   Read More ...
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Politician denies lying to Members
St Helier Deputy Andrew Lewis was found by the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry to have lied in 2008 when informing Members about the suspension of then-police chief Graham Power. The Privileges and Procedures Committee, which oversees Members' code of conduct, subsequently brought a vote of censure in the Deputy which is due to be debated today. In a statement made in the States this morning, the Deputy said: ‘I emphatically deny the allegations   Read More ...
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No comment on end of free movement
Last week the Guardian newspaper published an 82-page paper, which it says was leaked from the Home Office and sets out aims to introduce restrictions to deter all but highly-skilled workers from coming to the UK as soon as it leaves the EU. Measures outlined in the document include introducing a two-year work permit for lower-skilled migrants, while those working in ‘high-skilled occupations’ would be eligible for a permit for a period of three to five years   Read More ...
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Parish cuts speed limits on a third of roads
Infrastructure Minister Eddie Noel has agreed in a ministerial decision to a host of speed limit changes following proposals by the parish and has now asked for the law to be updated. Once the law is changed there will be only four 40 mph zones left in the Island’s second most populated parish – down from almost 40. Roads including Rue des Mans at the top of Mont au Roux and the bend sections on Mont à la Brune, between the Five Mile Road and Les Ormes, will be cut from 40 mph to 30 mph   Read More ...
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Hurricane disaster appeal launched
Through the appeal, Islanders can make a donation to support emergency efforts, with every pound given – up to £100,000 – being matched by Jersey Overseas Aid. Irma has left widespread destruction in several Caribbean islands and caused severe damage in Florida over the weekend. Sir William said: 'Hurricane Irma continues to devastate the islands in the Caribbean Sea. Over the past week we have seen damage and disruption of the communities in the region, including Barbuda and reaching across to Haiti   Read More ...
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Minister in hospital after falling ill during Royal Court ceremony
Sir Philip - a former Bailiff - was taken ill on Monday during the Assize d'Heritage - a ceremonial sitting to mark the start of the legal year. In a statement, Chief Minister Ian Gorst said: 'Senator Sir Philip Bailhache was taken ill whilst attending the Assize d’Heritage in the Royal Court of Jersey earlier today. 'I can confirm that Sir Philip is now in a comfortable and stable condition at Jersey General Hospital, where he is receiving treatment   Read More ...
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Kayaker rescued in rough seas
The St Catherine inshore crew were called out at about 4 pm on Saturday after the man informed the Jersey Coastguard that he was sheltering in a cove east of Grève de Lecq. His location was identified after he sent a photo to the duty officer. The crew arrived at the scene, near Isle Agois, a short time later and the man and his kayak were taken on board   Read More ...
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RNLI man allowed to keep driving after being caught with mobile
Relief Magistrate Sarah Fitz said that she was prepared to make an exception to normal court policy due to Danny Stephen White’s work with the RNLI. Instead the 33-year-old, who admitted holding a mobile phone while driving, was fined £350 and had his licence endorsed. Centenier Amanda Wright said that White was spotted looking at his phone as he drove a light commercial vehicle along Route des Quennevais on the afternoon of 11 July   Read More ...
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Firms in north of town ‘may suffer’ from car park closure
The work is due to begin on Monday 18 September, with the car park being closed for four weeks from Monday 25 September. One floor of the car park will be opened every two weeks thereafter during the 14-week project. The scheme, as well as minor work at First Tower car park, will cost a total of £540,000. As part of the work at Minden Place, the spaces will be widened – reducing their number from 262 to 237   Read More ...
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‘Island to island’ emergency appeal in wake of hurricane
Humanitarian volunteers who yesterday landed in the island of St Martin, a small island south of Anguilla, described the scene as a ‘living hell’, according to Islander Christelle Mangematin, who has helped launch the appeal. The 38-year-old estate manager for Ports of Jersey rallied her colleagues after receiving a call from a friend who has gone with a team of volunteers to St Martin to help out   Read More ...
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Now's the time to scrap your old diesel
Jacksons has negotiated scrappage deals with manufacturers they represent, with offers ranging from £2,000 to £8,000 allowance when you purchase a new vehicle. Although the terms for each manufacturer vary, generally the deals are open to owners of a diesel with a Euro 1-4 compliant engine, which approximates to a date of before 2009. Jacksons general manager Andrew Searle commented: ‘All the manufacturers are striving to achieve the 2020 emissions targets and this is a big step along that road   Read More ...
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Man jailed for two assaults on the same woman
Joshua James Crabtree had been in the passenger seat of the parked car when he and the female driver got into an argument, the Royal Court heard. Crabtree took the woman’s keys from the ignition and when she leant across to grab them back, he struck her with the back of his hand before biting her arm. The 24-year-old, who has a string of previous assault charges, had a few days earlier grabbed the same woman during an argument at the Royal Yacht nightclub causing bruising to her arm   Read More ...
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