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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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