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Summary

  1. Ozouf tells States about personal attacks he's received over the innovation fund
  2. Jersey painkillers warning after accidental overdose
  3. States of Guernsey plan 'appalling, self important and lazy'
  4. Cash reward for information after cement mixer thrown in pool and lights smashed
  5. Guernsey States approve voting referendum
  6. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Friday

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Live updates for the Channel Islands have finished for the day, but I'll be back on Friday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00.

    If you were with us earlier you would have read about criticism of a States of Guernsey plan by the Plain English Campaign.

    It seems the group has given my own writing the thumbs up, sort of.

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    Don't forget BBC Channel Islands News on BBC One at 18:30 and 22:30.

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

  2. No legal basis for referendum - Chief Pleas

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Sark road

    Sark's government has said there is "no legislative basis" for a referendum in the island, organised for next week.

    Lithuanian lawyer Dr Stanislovas Tomas is asking Sark residents whether to support being able to create companies under law in the island.

    Currently, there is no company or referendum law covering Sark.

    Dr Tomas would like to see businesses to be legally recognised and registered on the Sark Company Registry, a non-profit organisation listed on the island's government website.

    Entities based in Sark pay no corporation tax.

    Chief Pleas said: "The proposed event can be at best a form of public opinion poll without legal standing or effect."

  3. Gibauderie to re-open

    BBC News Travel

    Guernsey Gas works have been completed along La Gibauderie, in St Peter Port, ahead of schedule.

    The road will open to traffic from early tomorrow, Friday 23 June.

    Upper St Jacques one-way traffic will now revert to the normal direction.

  4. US honour for officer's work breaking an internet paedophile ring

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A Jersey police officer has been recognised by American authorities for his work in breaking an internet paedophile ring.

    DC Patrick Forde helped to investigate a server which was operating in Jersey, allowing people all over the world, including America, to access images of young girls being sexually abused.

    He was praised for his "superior performance" in helping to bring 21 people to justice, and presented with an award by the US Attorney General's department.

    Pat Forde receiving the award
  5. Dry, cooler night on the way

    BBC Weather

    It will be a dry night with variable amounts of cloud and some clear spells. Compared with recent nights it will be much fresher with more of a breeze.

    Jersey forecast

    Jersey forecast

    Guernsey forecast

    Guernsey forecast
  6. Yes, Guernsey is still burning fuel for energy

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    Is Guernsey trapped in time by continuing its reliance on burning fossil fuels for energy? That's the suggestion by Adam, who's got in touch on twitter.

    Guernsey Electricity has this afternoon switched on Freddy, a new £15m diesel generator replacing an older, louder engine.

    However, the majority of the island's power doesn't come from burning fossil fuels. Guernsey imports most of its electricity from the French grid via cable links between France and Jersey and between the islands.

    Supplies from France are typically 30% hydro generation and 70% nuclear.

    A recent study concluded offshore wind technology could be viable in several locations off Guernsey's coast, but the cost would be greater than importation from France.

    Guernsey power station
  7. Sark registry founder plans 'referendum'

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    A lawyer who's moved to Sark and established a company registry on the island says he's so frustrated at a lack of engagement by the island's government, Chief Pleas, that he has launched a referendum.

    Dr Stanislovas Tomas claims the vote, due to take place next week, will allow the people of Sark to decide whether his project should be officially recognised.

    Here's the yes/no question being put to Sark residents:

    Quote Message: We, the People of Sark, being the supreme source of legislation, recognise the fundamental and undeniable right of any human being to create a company of any form or purpose with full legal personality, as well as to register it with the Sark Company Registry, NPO no. 29." from Sark "referendum" question
    Sark "referendum" question
    Dr Stanislovas Tomas
    Image caption: Dr Stanislovas Tomas

    According to Dr Tomas the need for a referendum stems from Chief Pleas not replying to emails, phone calls, and appointment requests.

    Chief Pleas refused to comment on whether they have engaged on the matter, but pointed to there being no referendum law in place, making the vote "at best a form of public opinion poll".

  8. BreakingVoting referendum approved by States

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey will hold a multi-option referendum on island wide voting next year.

    States members approved proposals that will see islanders will go to the polls next year to rank their preferences on five options for electing people's deputies in the 2020 general election.

    Architect of the plans, Deputy Matt Fallaize, said voters will understand the ballot.

  9. Why was a Jersey policeman honoured by the US Attorney General?

    Naomi Dunning

    BBC Radio Jersey, Reporter

    DC Patrick Forde helped to trace a paedophile ring which used a Jersey server to share explicit images of young girls.

    An investigation began in 2011 when the FBI launched Operation Kingdom Conqueror.

    It was looking into an online bulletin board which linked people to images and footage of girls being sexually exploited. The abuse was happening in America and across the world.

    The FBI enlisted the help of Jersey Police, who worked to find the people behind the server.

    There were 21 people prosecuted as a result, with DC Forde recognised for what the Bureau described as his superior performance in the case, which needed him to get evidence from sources in different countries and use advanced computer skills.

    He was presented with an award by the US Attorney General's office in recognition of his work.

  10. Tune in for referendum reaction on Sunday

    Simon Fairclough

    Guernsey Political Reporter

    We'll be discussing the fallout from the debate on island wide voting this Sunday, on BBC Radio Guernsey's Phone-in.

    Joining me are deputies Dawn Tindall and Chris Green - who both placed amendments to alter the plans to hold a referendum on island wide voting, discussed in the States this week.

    And ahead of the most important debate this Assembly has held to date - on States priorities for the next five years - which takes place next week - there should be plenty to discuss.

    Tune in between 10:00 and 12:00 this Sunday.

  11. Jersey airport 'first' could see European expansion

    BBC Channel Islands News

    Jersey's air traffic control service could soon be helping to land planes at airports across Europe.

    A new certificate issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency means Jersey can now bid for multi-million pound contracts across the continent.

    It's thought the airport is the first in the world to obtain the Air Navigation Services Provider certification.

    Remote cameras and radar allows air traffic controllers to oversee flight arrivals and departures at UK and other European airports.

    Jersey airport
  12. Marine ambulance back in action

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey's marine ambulance, the Flying Christine III, is back in the water after two weeks of maintenance work.

    The engine and gearbox were serviced and the paintwork tidied up.

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  13. Freddy's up and running

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey Electricity's new diesel generator, named Freddy, has been switched on this afternoon.

    The utility said the £15m, 300 tonne engine is more efficient and quieter than the older generation of diesels, which prompted complaints from neighbours.

    Islander Mike Hamon won a competition to rename the engine, which was originally known as 3D.

    The majority of the island's power is nuclear, coming from a cable link to France, but some fuel is still burned in Guernsey using these generators.

    Generator turned on
  14. Home affairs to rule on deportation cases

    Jersey Evening Post

    Decisions on asylum and deportation cases will in future be made by the home affairs minister after the States agreed to transfer the functions.

  15. Debate continues on future elections

    Gareth Owen

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Debate continues in Guernsey's States chamber this afternoon on island-wide voting, as deputies continue to discuss how they'll be elected in the future.

    The question of whether to elect on an island-wide rather than district-by-district basis will be put to the people of Guernsey in a referendum next year, if politicians agree.

    But it's not quite as simple as that - have a listen in.

  16. 'Change mindset' on painkillers

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey health authorities have warned islanders not to assume prescription drugs are safe, just because they can be bought legally.

    The warning follows the accidental death of a man in St Lawrence from a pain killer called Tramadol after he'd been drinking.

    Jason Wyse, from Silkworth Charity Group, said it is still dangerous to take drugs bought over the counter.

    Quote Message: It's the mindset, it's the perception - it's been prescribed, so it's ok. You can purchase it over the counter, so it's ok. And that is the case for many people. But for some it's not." from Jason Wyse Silkworth Charity Group
    Jason WyseSilkworth Charity Group
  17. Tiered political system now an option

    Simon Fairclough

    Guernsey Political Reporter

    Guernsey's politicians have agreed to insert an option in next year's referendum on island-wide voting which would allow 10 deputies to be elected island-wide, similar to Jersey's current system.

    The remainder will be elected within the current districts on a different day.

    Members voted 31 to 7 in favour of the motion by Deputy Chris Green, which will replace the option of splitting the island into two voting districts.

    The overall plans to hold a referendum on the voting system still needs approval - with the amended proposals likely to be voted on this afternoon

  18. ‘Brexit bills of interest to us’

    Guernsey Press

    Separate bills to be delivered on Brexit by the UK are of interest to Guernsey, the Policy & Resources president has said, as he stated that the island would continue to work hard to ensure Guernsey’s objectives are considered.