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Summary

  1. St Helier's lifeboat crew resign over a dispute with the RNLI
  2. --- Coxswain, Andy Hibbs, says he was bullied by senior management - RNLI is 'looking into claims'
  3. --- Charity says it asked him to stand down "due to breaches of the RNLI's Volunteer Code of Conduct"
  4. --- Mr Hibbs says the claims made against him are unfounded
  5. Red Arrows will not perform in the islands this September
  6. St Helier murder probe: Ana Maria Rebelo 'a friendly and generous person'
  7. --- Officers working with Portuguese community and focusing on her last known movements
  8. Insurance companies 'hindered' by A&E pricing in Guernsey
  9. Scaffolding comes down to reveal restored Guernsey chapel
  10. Friday 7 April 2017

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    That's all from us for this week. We'll be back with all the latest news, weather, travel and sport on Monday from 08:00.

    Don't forget BBC Channel Islands News on BBC One later.

    There will also be news through the night on your BBC Local Radio station.

  2. Former chief minister 'didn't feel burnt out' after three years

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's first chief minister has dismissed moves to limit the amount of time someone can stay in the post.

    Senator Sarah Ferguson said Jersey should follow the lead of places such as the US and France where the president can only serve two terms in office.

    Former chief minister Frank Walker said as long as there is the right support the role is not too much of a burden.

    Quote Message: I only did one term of three years, that was my choice, but I didn't feel burnt out at all. Physically and mentally I felt I was more than ready to continue, but it was a personal choice not to do so." from Frank Walker Former chief minister
    Frank WalkerFormer chief minister
  3. Guernsey Air Display 2017: Line-up so far

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    Wildcat Aerobatic Display Team

    There'll be no Red Arrows at this year's Guernsey Air Display, but the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight is confirmed along with the following:

    • The Raiders - the Royal Navy Parachute Team
    • Wildcats Aerobatic Display Team (pictured)
    • Pitts S2S aerobatic display
    • A solo female aerobatic display pilot
    • The (almost) silent Aerosparx motorised gliders

    The Guernsey Air Display will take place between 11:00 and 13:15 on Thursday, 14 September, 2017.

  4. Weather: Warm dry day ahead

    BBC Weather

    Staying dry this evening and overnight with plenty of clear spells allowing for another chilly night, with some patchy mist and fog. Minimum Temperature: 7C (45F).

    Weather map

    Tomorrow - After another chilly start, it will be a fine, sunny and warm day with clear blue skies by the afternoon.

    However, it will be a little cooler on the coasts. Maximum Temperature: 21C (70F).

  5. Buoys put in the place in a bid to protect endangered puffins

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    Quote Message: Boat users and jet ski riders are reminded not to exceed the six knot speed limit when in the area to reduce the disturbance to our local seabird populations. In addition to these standard regulations, these highly visible buoys have been put in place to remind users of all crafts to give this area a suitable berth to reduce disturbance of these charming, endangered and iconic sea birds during the breeding season." from Agriculture, Countryside and Land Management Services spokeswoman
    Agriculture, Countryside and Land Management Services spokeswoman
    Puffins

    The States department said the Atlantic Puffin was the worst affected species by the 2014 winter storms with "an unsurprising decline in puffin numbers in 2015".

  6. 'We don't want to burn out good politicians'

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    A senator in the States of Jersey has called for limits to be put on the number of years any politician can serve as chief minister.

    Senator Sarah Ferguson said the proposals were not a "personal attack" on any one person.

    Quote Message: A lot of the research shows that when you are elected to or appointed to any position, first term of office you're all gung-ho, you get going with things. Second term of office, you tend to start getting a bit stale. Third term of office, you've got burnout. We don't want to burnout good politicians." from Senator Sarah Ferguson States of Jersey
    Senator Sarah FergusonStates of Jersey
  7. Red Arrows' ambassador role commitments 'conflict with air displays'

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    Red Arrow
    Quote Message: The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team (the Red Arrows) conduct country-wide and global engagement and are ambassadors for both the UK and the RAF. The RAF receive multiple conflicting requests for the team during the summer display period and, therefore, look to task efficiently in order to ensure displays are delivered to as many areas and people as possible. This year it is unfortunate that the Red Arrows will not be able to support the requests in Jersey and Guernsey due to other commitments." from RAF spokesman
    RAF spokesman
    Red Arrows performing over St Peter Port, Guernsey
  8. Caterers association calls for more local presence at events

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The head of a new association for local caterers in Jersey says there's no need for food trucks to be brought over from outside the island for local events.

    After the first meeting of the Jersey Outside Caterers Association nearly half of the island's businesses who work in this area have applied to be members.

    The woman behind the group Sarah Matlock said she hopes event organisers in Jersey will use more local caterers.

  9. Jersey Chief Minister rejects calls for terms on role

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's most senior politician has dismissed calls for a time limit on how long someone can stay in the chief minister's job.

    There's a call for the island to follow the lead of places such as the US and France where the president can only serve two terms in office.

    Senator Sarah Ferguson said the proposals were "not a personal attack", but that in business people tended to "burn out" in a third period of a management contract.

    States of Jersey
  10. Islanders asked to slow down for puffins

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    Two buoys have been put to the south east of Herm in a bid to remind boat users to respect the six knot speed limit for the area used by the island's puffin population.

    Puffins can often be seen rafting - resting on the waves - in the area, which is not far from where they raise their offspring.

    Puffin buoy

    Male and female puffins  mate for life and return to the same nest every year  to lay one single egg.

    Both the male and female take turns to incubate the egg, and once the egg has hatched the parents leave the puffling chick in the burrow whilst they go out to search for sandeels to eat.

  11. Team medals for Jersey's squash players

    Tim Pryor

    BBC Sport

    Jersey's men and women both claimed bronze medals on the final day of the European Team Championships in the island.

    The men beat Croatia in the third place play-off, while Jersey's women lost to Malta in their last round-robin fixture but were already assured of at least a bronze.

    Division Three of the tournament attracted teams including Russia, Poland and Slovakia.

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  12. Guernsey display organiser 'very surprised' by Red Arrows unavailability

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    "Very surprised" - the reaction of the organiser of the Guernsey Air Display following news the Red Arrows could not perform this year.

    Barry Neal said: "As it turns out this is business for the UK, the team is going abroad, they're not entirely exactly sure where it is yet, but the whole thing was out of their hands, out of the Ministry of Defence's hands... it's just one of those things."

    The Red Arrows

    He said: "Clearly it's the highlight of the display and we've always had them to finish the display off.

    "It leaves me with a 20 to 30 minute gap to fill... as far as the Guernsey public is concerned we will make it as exciting and dynamic as we usually do."

  13. Weekend sailing should be 'safe' says harbour master

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's harbour master has said the RNLI lifeboat at St Helier is usually only needed in bad weather conditions, and this weekend should be reasonably safe.

    The service is currently out of action after all the volunteer staff resigned last night.

    St helier harbour
    Quote Message: The RNLI respond to something like a quarter of the 999 calls we get as the they tend to respond to those most tricky situations. So there's an awful lot of instances and calls that we get without deploying a high capability boat, like the all-weather boat out to them." from Phil Buckley Jersey harbour master
    Phil BuckleyJersey harbour master
  14. St Helier murder probe: Remembering Ana Maria Rebelo

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    People in Jersey are remembering Ana Maria Rebelo, the woman who was murdered in St Helier this week.

    Manuela Santos is the administrator Ms Rebelo's Catholic Church and said she knew her well.

    Quote Message: She was very nice, I remember her always smiling, always said good morning. I used to cross her whilst going shopping and she was always very chatty, very nice, very generous." from Manuela Santos
    Manuela Santos
  15. Education committee 'will not be distracted' by outside influence

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Islanders will have to wait until June or July to find out the future plans for secondary education in Guernsey. 

    Politician Peter Roffey said failure to test opinion on the future of Guernsey's secondary schools could end up delaying the island's entire education programme.

    But the president of the education committee said he is not going to heed a call to announce future plans for secondary education now.

    Quote Message: We have our workload, and our pathway laid out. We have our timeline that we are sticking to, and we are not going to be distracted by people who fire in from the sidelines who are trying to engage us before we are ready to engage with them. from Paul Le Pelley President, education committee
    Paul Le Pelley President, education committee
  16. No Red Arrows, but memorial flight booked for September

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    While the Red Arrows will not display over the islands this year the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight is confirmed, organisers say.

    The combined display of the Lancaster, Hurricane and Spitfire will open the Guernsey Air Display on 14 September in the flight's 60th anniversary year.

    Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

    A privately-owned Spitfire will also perform in the display.