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A message of hope for domestic-abuse victims

A RECENT “landmark” case will show victims of domestic abuse that they are not alone, according to the States police, who have said the prosecution “won’t be the last”. An offender who made his victim feel “incredibly unsafe and anxious” has become the first to face the new specific ch...

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Man (21) intends to ‘keep his head down’ after £1,400 fine

A 21-YEAR-OLD man who disobeyed police, resisted arrest and was found carrying drugs – but now plans to “keep his head down” – has been fined £1,400. Joao Paulo Nobrega Correia was seen pushing and shoving another man in the West’s Centre area of St Helier in the early hours of 3 December...

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Spring is around the corner after the dullest February for 27 years

THOSE who were pleased to reach the end of last month had valid reasons to say “good riddance” – Jersey endured the dullest February for 27 years, with almost twice the average monthly dose of rainfall. Provisional figures released by Jersey Met on Friday 1 March showed a total of 139.7 millim...

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‘Understanding of ADHD in schools has improved’

PROMOTING an understanding of neurodiversity and providing tailored support for pupils is crucial in creating an inclusive learning environment for young people with learning needs, according to the deputy head of the only school in the Channel Islands to be given an ADHD-friendly award. Anthea Carr...

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EVie bike fleet to be taken out of service tonight after insurance difficulty

EVie is suspending its fleet of distinctive yellow electric bikes today as a result of insurance cover being withdrawn at “unsatisfactorily abrupt notice”. In an announcement this afternoon, the company confirmed that the latest time to hire a bike would be 8pm today, with all bikes being “tur...

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Salty Dog restaurant on the move to new premises… 200 metres away

A RESTAURANT that has become an institution in St Aubin since opening in 1998 is heading north… but not far. After more than a quarter of a century at Maison Herault on the Bulwarks, the Salty Dog is set to relocate by around 200 metres to a new location opposite St Brelade’s Parish Hall. The [...

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Former minister seeks changes to ‘outdated’ student finance scheme

THE “outdated” government student finance scheme could be brought in line with the current needs of Jersey’s young people if a proposition from the former Children’s and Education Minister is approved. Some of the changes that Deputy Inna Gardiner is seeking to make with her ten-part proposi...

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Both main and back-up systems failed in Health IT ‘critical incident’

THE government’s main IT system for Health and its emergency back-up failed in a “critical incident” last week which forced the Hospital to cancel more than 30 procedures. Chief information officer Jason Whitfield said they would be submitting a detailed report because of the seriousness of th...

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Rape victim praised for her courage in coming forward

A RAPE victim has been praised for showing “immense courage” in coming forward and helping to convict a man who subjected her to “abhorrent” abuse. David Nigel Pearce is facing years behind bars after being found guilty of two counts of rape and two of common assault committed over a period ...

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Racial abuse 'so bad it would make you weep' is ‘plaguing’ Jersey's hospital

RACIAL abuse so bad it “would make you weep” is “plaguing” the General Hospital, Health and Community Services chief officer Chris Bown has said as he pledged full support for staff seeking to have offenders prosecuted. The problem has become so widespread that Mr Bown has met police chief R...

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Ports working with boat owners to repair damage after strong winds

PORTS of Jersey’s historic harbours team are working with boat owners to repair damage after vessels were ripped off support stands by gale-force winds. Strong northerly winds of up to 50mph battered Bonne Nuit and Bouley Bay on Monday. Vessels which had been stored for the winter were blown off t...

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Coop members’ lack of support for proposed rule changes ‘disappointing’

THE chief executive of CI Coop has reacted to a “disappointing” outcome from this week’s special general meeting at which members failed to back a series of proposed rule changes. The Coop’s board was seeking members’ support for new arrangements for the appointment and length of service o...

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Man found guilty of rape and assault

A MAN has been convicted of two counts of raping a woman and two of assaulting her. David Nigel Pearce (41) was found guilty today following a two-week trial in the Royal Court. The jury found him guilty of the two rapes and one of the assaults by a majority verdict of ten to two, […] The post Man...

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National Trust for Jersey names new chief executive

THE National Trust for Jersey’s fundraising officer has been appointed its next chief executive. Alan Le Maistre will take over from Charles Alluto, who is standing down in April following 24 years in the role. In accepting the appointment Mr Le Maistre said: “We are blessed to live on an island...

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The Body Shop branch in St Helier to close its doors

THE Body Shop branch in St Helier is due to close its doors this weekend. Staff at Jersey’s only branch on King Street have confirmed that it will close permanently from 4pm on Saturday. This comes after several weeks of uncertainty for the high street retailer, which went into administration earl...

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First ‘neighbourhood’ charging points installed in St Helier

TWO electric-car charging points have been installed in St Helier as part of a new scheme for EV drivers living in built-up residential areas. The 7kW chargers on the Parade form the Island’s first “neighbourhood charging facility”, designed for those who cannot install a charge point at home....

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Fine for man who admitted fighting in St Brelade's Bay

A 35-YEAR-OLD man who got into a fight outside a bar in St Brelade has been fined £1,000. Marcin Czeslaw Grobelny admitted causing a breach of the peace by fighting. St Brelade Centenier Amanda Wright said Grobelny had gone to the bar on the evening of 5 November to collect his girlfriend, but the ...

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Man accused of Morrisons stabbing due to appear in Jersey's Royal Court

A MAN was due to appear in court today in connection with an alleged stabbing in a Morrisons shop. Trevor Robert John Green faces charges of attempted murder and grave and criminal assault after a worker in the Castle Quay branch of the supermarket chain was allegedly stabbed multiple times on the a...

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Nude Food in £20,000 tax debt

A RESTAURANT business which folded suddenly in November has been ordered to pay nearly £20,000 in taxes. Nude Food, which operated sites at La Pulente and La Haule slipway, has made several appearances in the Petty Debts Court recently. Its debts extend to local businesses, including fisheries and ...

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Man sent to prison after St Saviour stabbing

A MAN was sentenced to seven years in prison after a stabbing in St Saviour in September that left both him and his victim with serious injuries. Following an initial altercation over a drugs debt, Robert Adrian Canavan (30) returned to the Wellington Park Estate where the victim lived “furious”...