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Summary

  1. Jersey police seek another man in sex assault investigation
  2. Guernsey's use of Windows XP in health service 'not surprising'
  3. Jersey farmer welcomes cannabis crop trial
  4. President of Kenya meets Jersey's chief minister in London
  5. Calls for long-term approach to tackle potholes in Guernsey
  6. Sony allows Jèrriais band to use Beatles song
  7. Updates on Monday 15 May 2017

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  2. Guernsey 'must not be complacent' over cyber security

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    While Guernsey's health sites were not affected by the cyber attack that caused problems for NHS Trusts in England and Scotland it must stay vigilant.

    After “extensive checks” over the weekend the island’s government says both the Princess Elizabeth Hospital and secondary health provider, the Medical Specialist Group, were unaffected.

    It also said there was no impact on UK hospitals that routinely treat Bailiwick patients.

    Quote Message: It is to be welcomed that at this stage the island seems to have been unaffected by this ransomware, but we must not be complacent." from Deputy Mary Lowe Home Affairs President
    Deputy Mary LoweHome Affairs President
  3. Islanders invited to attend meeting about new hospital

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    The States of Jersey is encouraging islanders to attend an open event about an environmental impact assessment (EIA) of the future hospital.

    The exhibition will run from the 18-19 May at Church House.

    Current planning regulations require an EIA to be carried out on "large scale developments" to assess the impact of construction on the community and surrounding area.

    Building a new hospital on part of the existing site of Jersey General Hospital was agreed in principle by the States Assembly in December 2016.

    Future hospital plans
    Quote Message: The exhibition will enable the Future Hospital team to explain how the Environmental Impact Assessment sits within the planning application for the proposed development. It also provides an opportunity to share information that has been gathered to support that application with those who are interested." from Bernard Place Project Director
    Bernard PlaceProject Director
  4. Report finds adults 'more anxious' in Jersey than UK

    Julie Flanagan

    BBC Channel Islands News

    A report has found adults in Jersey are more anxious than people in the UK.

    Jersey's Mental Health Quality report, published by the department of health and social services, is the first of its kind.

    It shows there has been an increase in the number of young people experiencing low self esteem.

    Despite higher anxiety levels, however, adults in Jersey overall report feeling happier and more satisfied with their lives than people in the UK.

  5. Bat box campaign launches

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Bat boxes will be given to primary schools in Jersey as part of a new awareness campaign to educate people about the importance of the protected species.

    The campaign, which launches today, will work with local primary schools.

    An education pack about bats has been developed and each school will be provided with bat boxes made by prisoners at HMP La Moye.

    Here's a video to tell you what you can do to help bats on the island.

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  6. Jersey Development Company bosses enjoy 15% pay rise

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The managing director of the Jersey Development Company (JDC) enjoyed a 15% pay rise last year, a company report has revealed.

    Lee Henry was paid a salary of just over £167,000, claimed a bonus of nearly £38,000 and had a pension contribution of £35,000.

    Similarly, Director Simon Neal saw his total payments rise from £126,000-£137,000.

    The figures are all contained in the companies annual report.

    The JDC earns money for the States as its shareholders, although it didn't pay any dividends last year because it is waiting to earn money from its new developments such as the old Jersey College for Girls site.

  7. Reform proposals to affect senator role in States assembly

    Mike Weir

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The deputy leading a consultation into electoral reform in Jersey has rejected criticism that it will delay political change.

    Deputy John Le Fondre said one of the most important changes in the proposals is the future of the role of senator.

    Quote Message: Although on the face of it, in terms of the number of States members, there may be a small change, there are some very important changes in the mix of those members i.e. who you are entitled to vote in." from Deputy John Le Fondre
    Deputy John Le Fondre
  8. Islanders 'key' in new £1.4m cancer research project

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Channel Islands patients being treated in Southampton for oesophageal cancer are taking part in a trial to help find a breakthrough.

    University of Southampton surgeon Tim Underwood has been awarded £1.4m to conduct new research at Southampton General Hospital.

    Fewer than a fifth of people who get oesophageal cancer survive for more than five years.

    Professor Underwood will lead a team to examine the tumours in incredible detail, in a bid to discover what causes them to grow.

    He says Channel Islands patients are "key" to the research.

    Scientist using protective robber gloves for handling dangerous substances and experiments
    Quote Message: Channel Islands patients will have their tumours biopsied and explored using this technology to develop new treatments, so they are integral to our work." from Tim Underwood
    Tim Underwood
  9. Oyster farms in Grouville not a risk to 'biodiversity'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A States scientist has said new oyster farms in Grouville Bay should not harm biodiversity in the area.

    Jersey's Department of the Environment is making more of the bay available to small oyster farmers wanting to start their own businesses.

    Marine Biologist Frances Binney said the department had carried out thorough research of the surrounding seabed before making the decision.

    Oysters
    Quote Message: The area we've zoned off for aquaculture is of a less high biodiversity level in terms of what lives in the sediment. There's still a lot of sand worms and things like that, but they seem reasonably tolerant to the activities of aquaculture." from Frances Binney Marine Biologist
    Frances BinneyMarine Biologist
  10. Cavill: 'I never thought I'd do stunt scenes with Tom Cruise'

    Jersey Evening Post

    Jersey's Superman Henry Cavill has spoken of filming stunt scenes with Tom Cruise during the shooting of his new film, Mission Impossible 6.

  11. Weather: More rain on its way

    BBC Weather

    It will be mild overnight under a blanket of cloud, with further outbreaks of rain or drizzle possible, and a risk of some fog forming. Minimum Temperature: 14C (57F).

    Weather map

    Tuesday will be another mostly cloudy day with some outbreaks of rain at times.

    However, there is also a chance that we may see some brighter spells into the afternoon and it will continue to feel quite warm and humid. Maximum Temperature: 19C (66F).

  12. Cannabis trial good for island's 'biodiversity'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A Jersey farm manager has welcomed a trial to grow a type of cannabis plant on the island.

    Charlie Gallichan says it's vital the industry continues to evolve, and farmers in Jersey avoid "mono-cropping", the practice of growing one crop on the same land year on year.

    cannabis
    Quote Message: Anything that gives us more biodiversity is good news. It's crucial for an island our size, we need to maintain a good level of biodiversity. If we end up mono-cropping then we've got problems ahead." from Charlie Gallichan
    Charlie Gallichan
  13. Policy and resources plan ideas must be 'fully formed'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A St Peter Port deputy says the strategic plan for the future of Guernsey will need to be made more intelligible before the public can meaningfully engage with it. 

    The Policy and Resources Plan, which aims to make the island 'the happiest and healthiest place' to live and work, will be debated again by the States next month. 

    But Deputy Rhian Tooley said it will take a while to look at the difference of opinions in the various committees in the States.

    Quote Message: There's no point putting out ideas that are not fully formed or cohesive. They are making all those pieces of information that have come from different committees' work together, you actually need to be able to compare like with like." from Deputy Rhian Tooley
    Deputy Rhian Tooley
  14. Schoolchildren's gardening efforts around power station 'to attract wildlife'

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Pupils from Guernsey's Vale School have been busy planting flowers, shrubs and trees around Hougue Jehannet lane to attract more wildlife, according to Guernsey Electricity, which owns the nearby power station.

    The work is part of a project run in partnership with local environmentalist Vic Froome, Guernsey Electricity and La Societe Guernesiaise.

    A Guernsey Electricity spokesman said the company was keen to "enhance the local wildlife", as the power station is one of the more "industrial parts of the island".

    Vale school students
    Quote Message: We started by making and fitting bird boxes for different species. The plants will produce fruit, seeds and pollen which attract insects such as butterflies and moths and increase the biodiversity. There are also many colours to brighten up everyone’s day." from Vic Froome Environmentalist
    Vic FroomeEnvironmentalist
  15. Jèrriais band allowed to use Beatles song by 'mystery benefactor'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A mystery third party "instructed" the record company Sony to let Jèrriais band the Badlabecques use the Beatles song With a little help from my Friends, according to a band member.

    The Badlabeques recorded a Jerriaise version of the 60s hit with members of the Les Amis choir.

    Quote Message: I said to the person in the Sony copyright department please let me know who I should send the chocolates and flowers to, but they said they don't even know. They were just instructed, so it was someone higher up, or in a different place that sorted it." from Kit Ashton Band member, Badlabecques
    Kit AshtonBand member, Badlabecques
  16. Guernsey Water reminds residents to clear watercourses

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey Water is reminding islanders who have streams, douits and other watercourses on their land to ensure they are cleared of vegetation and silt by 15 June.

    watercourses
    Image caption: A watercourse before and after clearing

    This is a requirement in law and comes ahead of parish authority inspections.

    General manager Stephen Langlois said at this time of year debris and other vegetation can be "prolific" in waterways, resulting in low flows or blockages.

    He added that if there was suddenly a heavy downpour, there could be serious flooding.

    Quote Message: We are asking that land owners work with our parish douzaines to maintain their watercourses to reduce the risk of flooding and ensure we keep our valuable water flowing." from Stephen Langlois General Manager, Guernsey Water
    Stephen LangloisGeneral Manager, Guernsey Water
  17. Jersey Development Company pledges to revamp 'unused' states owned buildings

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The States-funded Jersey Development Company has said it is willing to regenerate the States-owned South Hill building and St Saviour's Hospital.

    It says it wants to revamp these sites and other surplus or unused States-owned buildings in its annual report.

    It is also pledging, over the next five years, to build four office buildings at the International Finance Centre, and complete homes at College Gardens and Castle Quay in St Helier.

  18. Jersey FA firm up management for women's side ahead of Island Games

    Tim Pryor

    BBC Sport

    Former Welsh international Jodie Botterill and local community coach Daniel Seviour will take charge of Jersey's women's side for the upcoming Island Games.

    They've been in temporary charge of the team since the departure of Simon Petulla in March.

    Jersey Woman's football team
    Image caption: Jersey's women beat Aland 1-0 in the final of the 2015 Island Games

    The Jersey FA has confirmed the pair will continue as joint interim head coaches for the tournament in Gotland.

    Meanwhile experienced player Fiona MacKinnon and Games debutant Ella Brennand have been added to the squad, as prolific striker Catarina Andrade and Amy Brown have withdrawn.

    Jersey are the reigning Island Games gold medalists having won the title on home turf in 2015.

  19. New harbour master appointed in Jersey

    Sarah Scriven

    News Editor, BBC Jersey

    A manager who coordinates sea rescues in Jersey is the new harbour master, a Ports of Jersey spokesman has said.

    Bill Sadler

    Captain Bill Sadler will be succeeding Phil Buckley, who is returning to the UK for family reasons. 

    Captain Sadler is currently an acting harbour master in Jersey managing the Jersey Coastguard and coordinating all sea searches in the island's territorial waters.

    He is a master mariner with 20 years experience at sea with oil and gas tankers and passenger ships.

    Captain Sadler lives in St Lawrence with his wife Claire and two children.

    He'll be sworn into office at a later date.

  20. Guernsey pick Island Games shooting team

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

    Commonwealth Games silver medallist Matthew Guille is among six competitors who have been picked in Guernsey's shooting team for this summer's Island Games.

    It's a smaller squad than the one selected for Jersey in 2015, due to fewer shooting events taking place in Gotland.

    Paul Guillou, Andrea Guillou, Lee Roussel, Nikki Trebert-Pond and Rebecca Margetts make up the rest of Guernsey's team, which is managed by Chris Jackson.