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The remedy for a shortage of doctors - a change in the law means Jersey


could soon have home grown GP's good evening and welcome


to the late news from BBC Channel Islands,


Visitor numbers are up in Guernsey but transport


There are some good increases this year, but when we refer them back to


2015, we see there are some way to go.


Political moves are underfoot to avoid a GP


The Health Minister wants to change the law to allow GP's to train


at surgeries on island before they qualify, so they can fill posts


It takes years of study and training to become a doctor,


and would-be GPs have gone to the UK or further afield before


In Jersey, work is being done to attract the next oration


of doctors, and make sure they're ready to fill the shoes of GPs


We know that eventually older GPs will be retiring.


From experience, we are training nurses locally, that


if you train them luckily, they tend to stay locally.


But we have no provision for training GPs at the present


time, other than the rotational, where they get a tasting


So it's absolutely about succession planning for GP


Trainee doctors would work alongside qualified GPs developing


But seeing a trainee would not mean a cut-price appointment.


When you have a trainee, they had to be closely supervised.


So it is not that they would be charged less, no.


GPs in Jersey nurture the relationship tween


doctor and patience, and it is hoped these values


will appeal to the next generation of doctors.


It's nice for them to get a taste of how we do things here.


It's suddenly old-fashioned, but in my view, much better


It is hoped that by allowing the doctors of the future


to hone their skills on the islands, any potential problems


Guernsey's airport declared a full emergency this morning


when a private plane reported smoke in its cockpit.


The single engine aircraft was flying from the UK to Jersey


when it had to make an emergency landing in Guernsey.


The Airport's General Manager said the plane arrived safely


Jersey voters can have their say on the island's proposed


The creation of six so-called "super constituencies" will be debated


But a scrutiny panel is holding meetings ahead of that to find out


The first one will be at St Saviour's Parish Hall


Jersey's States garden nursery, which was considered as a potential


site for the future hospital, has been put out to lease.


Warwick Farm grew plants for the island's parks and gardens


but now most of that work has been passed to private companies.


A spokesperson from property holdings says rather than let it


fall into disrepair the states would rather rent it out to a farmer


The lease is available for nine years - while the states decide


A boost in business travellers has led to an increase


There's been a rise of 2000 people in the first quarter of this year


But officials say more improvements are needed.


A busy morning in Guernsey's tourist information centre.


And for these visitors, a few comments on the island


When we think of travelling, we're always trying to fit Guernsey in,


it is not that easy, because it's not a stop


The latest Government surveys shows there has been


a 7% increase in visitors, with just over 2000 more people


The number of visitors visiting by sea has increased.


The economic development committee was cautious


Some really good increases this year, but on the refer back to 2015,


Some say that transport remains a concern.


The loss of GDP to the island is entirely significant.


From the bar 2014, it is over 40,000 passengers.


If you asked for the development in GDP terms, it is around ?500.


That puts the GDP value at around ?20 million.


This coincides with Sark's greatest tourism survey.


With there renewed confidence, could the real prospect


of a new ferry, the Bailiwick's heading in the right direction.


But still has some way to go to get to the numbers of the past.


There are calls to return the remains of a Nazi concentration


camp survivor home to Jersey after his grave was found


Frank Le Villio was deported during the occupation


for taking a joyride on a German officers motorbike.


He died in England in 1946 from tuberculosis.


Mr Le Villio was buried in a pauper's grave.


The Constables of St Helier and St Saviour hope to bring him


back home, but it could be a difficult process


The people of Guernsey now formally own the Little Chapel -


one of the islands most famous tourist attractions.


The Little Chapel Foundation bought the property deeds today along


with a parcel of land nearby for one pound.


More investment is planned for the site in the future including


improved disabled access and a visitor centre.


The Foundation says today is an important milestone


for the restoration of the attraction.


We have been working on the chapel and doing a lot


But now the people Guernsey own it, it's entrust with the Foundation


We can go forward with that ownership.


We can put a proper business plan in place.


Over 1000 school Children in Jersey are being introduced


The BBC Ten Pieces Orchestra is playing concerts as part


By holding free workshops for children it's hoped


a new generation will learn to love the music genre.


We sent our cameras along to a packed Opera House


Today, we've had two of the three BBC Ten Pieces concerts.


It very exciting series in which children learn


We learn about all the estimates of the orchestra.


They got to hear the instruments, they got to meet the


And also they got to hear some of the most exciting and diverse


pieces of classical music that there are.


So it's just a really great introduction for children to hear


all the different characters and different things that


I liked how the instruments are played different


Humid air across us, that will continue towards the weekend.


Increasing risk of seeing more showers. Mist, humid and some


showers could be heavy during the course of the day tomorrow. The


reason is low and where the error is coming from, from Spain and Portugal


and their western side of France. That setup is similar for tomorrow.


Hopefully some sunshine, but also sharp showers. More persistent rain


getting to us late in the day on Saturday. An overnight feature into


Sunday. Sunday is predominantly dry. By then, south-westerly winds which


will bring us hopefully more moisture. The showers from earlier


today have fizzled out, but more heading our way. Later this evening,


more showers will appear and overnight, they could turn out to be


heavy in places. Wind from the south, and overnight temperatures no


lower than 11. Quite mild. The shower activity eases tomorrow, we


may get sunny spells developing from late morning onwards, but once we


get more warmth, one or two of these showers likely to be heavy and 16


will be the top temperature. Full Spain and Portugal, it's certainly


very unsettled over the next couple of days. A lot of showers across


France. The whole western side of Europe seeing quite a big change in


the type of air and very much more unsettled picture. Saturday is quite


bright. We may get away with a lot of dry weather on Saturday and


thundering, before the ringtones. Should be gone by Sunday, which is a


fine day. Small chance of showers. Mild and mist into Monday. Night.


That's your news this Thursday evening, BBC Radio Guernsey


and Jersey will be first with with your local news,


weather and travel from six tomorrow morning and I'll be back


We want to see the economy work for everybody, not


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