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Summary

  1. Condor Liberation 'made contact' with pontoon while docking
  2. Jersey chief executive role advertised
  3. Driver cut free from overturned car in Jersey
  4. Patients welcome cannabis prescription move
  5. £25m contract to be signed for new waste site in Guernsey
  6. Senator 'not to blame' for innovation fund collapse
  7. 'The Bapman' 'receives threats' for selling newspapers
  8. Updates on Wednesday 3 May 2017

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  1. Innovation fund failure report could prompt changes in government

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A report into how millions of pounds from Jersey taxpayers was loaned to companies, with no guarantee of getting it back, could be the catalyst to revise the island's system of government. 

    States chamber entrance

    The chief minister told the States a report into the failure of the Jersey Innovation Fund had shown the system was "cumbersome" and "unable to respond quickly to problems". 

    Senator Ian Gorst said it needed to be clearer who had responsibility for making decisions, and that he would be writing to senators Lyndon Farnham and Alan Maclean to express his disappointment in how the fund had been administered. 

    He said he wanted to help scrutiny and ministers work together, and would even consider breaking the tradition of collective responsibility between ministers.

  2. 'The Bapman' 'receives threats' for selling newspapers

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A cafe owner says he's received threats after selling newspapers from his van.

    'The Bapman' - Richard Crook, from the Halfway Café, in Guernsey - has been selling local and national newspapers from his van, ignoring what we are told is a gentleman's agreement between newsagents not to encroach on each other's rounds. 

    He said he received the threats by phone.

    Quote Message: They asked me who I purchased my newspapers from, I was contacted a few hours later and threats were made. I was told damage could happen to a vehicle if I continued to sell newspapers on the van through the café." from Richard Crook Owner, Halfway Café
    Richard CrookOwner, Halfway Café
  3. Reforms proposed by chief minister after innovation fund blunder

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The chief minister has said changes will need to be made in government after expressing his concern for financial mismanagement in the islands innovation fund.

    The fund was meant to provide loans and business support to entrepreneurs, start-ups and established organisations.

    It gave loans to six companies until issues were raised early in 2016

    Quote Message: I plan to bring forward proposals to change the machinery of government and to remove the divide between ministers, assistant ministers and scrutiny. I will consider alternatives to the troy rule and collective responsibility, and I will propose that the chief minister should be able to amend ministerial functions and departments by order. from Senator Ian Gorst Chief Minister, States of Jersey
    Senator Ian GorstChief Minister, States of Jersey
  4. A look at the weather across the Channel Islands

    BBC Weather

    It will be a bright start for some. However, the skies will be cloudier further east, with the cloud gradually creeping westwards through the morning. 

    This will leave overcast skies for some by the afternoon. 

    Maximum Temperature: 13 Deg C (55 Deg F)

    In Jersey:

    weather

    Or in Guernsey:

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  5. Patient 'welcomes' Jersey medicinal cannabis decision

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Medicines containing cannabis may soon be made available to patients in Jersey. 

    Health Minister Andrew Green made the announcement in the States yesterday, saying research shows some treatments containing cannabis could be helpful. 

    One of the patients who called for the Health Department to allow use of medicinal cannabis was Evelyn Volante.

    She suffers from short gut syndrome and was pleased with the decision.

    A commercial cannabis farm
    Quote Message: I welcome the decision, it's been a long time coming. I can't really understand why it's taken this long when there are scientific facts that cannabis does help medicinally for certain patients. from Evelyn Volante
    Evelyn Volante
  6. £25m contract to be signed for new waste site in Guernsey

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A £25m contract to develop Longue Hougue as the processing centre for Guernsey's waste will be signed today. 

    The British firm Amec will design the waste transfer site and it will be built by Guernsey company Geomarine.

    The States have said they expect construction to begin at Longue Hougue in July and for it to be ready by the second half of 2018. 

    The principal building is the waste transfer station, which will receive as much as 32,000 tonnes of mixed waste a year and process it for either recycling or export. 

    Magnets will separate metal and then all the non recyclable material will be shredded, pressed and baled ready for export. 

    The contract allows for the building of roads, drainage and a wall to protect the area from flooding.

  7. BBC Local Live across the Channel Islands

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Good morning! Welcome to BBC Local Live in the Channel Islands on Wednesday.

    We'll be bringing you all the latest news, sport, travel and weather for the day.

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