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Gems paramedic cover ‘not in competition’ with St John’s

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A NEW ambulance service has been formed to provide paramedic cover at motorsport events, it has emerged. Guernsey Event Medical Services, to be known as Gems, was set-up at the beginning of this year by a former St John Ambulance and Rescue paramedic. Although its main focus will be on motorsport, those behind the company have said there is potential for it to extend. The St John Ambulance and Rescue Service currently provides paramedic cover at local events where possible but it has been claimed that staff have sometimes been called away from an event if there is an emergency where they need to attend. Gems director John Atkins, pictured, said the company wanted to work with St John. ‘We set up at the start of this year and have been in discussions with St John about providing medical cover in Guernsey for hill-climbs, sprints and sand-racing,’ he said.

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THE States are urged not to ‘benefit from scratch card addiction’ as a legitimate saving project for the States’ Financial Transformation Programme; an open day was held at St Matthew’s Church Hall, Castel, on Saturday prior to work being carried out on the building to create a new community centre; world land speed record breaker Zef Eisenberg has said he can reach even higher speeds on his turbine-powered motorbike.

It was all a set-up, says hotel worker

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A SACKED manager who was accused of stealing hundreds of pounds of hotel tips and being an ‘accomplished liar’, claims she was ‘deliberately set-up’ at work and faced biased disciplinary procedures.

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Fearful for Farm’s future

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A LONG list of obstacles will have to be overcome if any new operator of the Strawberry Farm is to make it a profitable business, a former tenant has said.

Slight delay with Beau Sejour roof

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WORK to replace the roof of Sir John Loveridge Hall at Beau Sejour will take a week longer than expected, Culture and Leisure has said.

Warning as elderly woman scammed

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POLICE are urging islanders to be vigilant after an elderly woman was scammed out of £500 by a cold-caller claiming to be from a holiday firm.