‘Side By Side’ Charity chairman Mike Wavell dies; Finnish rule out proposing major changes to bailout package for Portugal; ‘Life’s for sharing’: T-mobile; Funchal International Swimming Tournament April, 2011;

Madeira & Portugal News from Elaine & Paul:

Jersey Side By Side chairman Mike Wavell dies

BBC article:

“Tributes have been paid to a former States of Jersey politician who has died.

Mike Wavell, who was a deputy in St Saviour and the president of Jersey’s old Defence committee, has died at the age of 64. He had been ill for some time with cancer.

The Side by Side charity helped victims of natural disasters around the world, including the flooding in Madeira

In 2005, Mr Wavell helped set up the Side by Side charity, of which he was a chairman, to help people affected by the boxing day tsunami in Asia. The charity has continued to help victims of other natural disasters around the world, including the flooding in Madeira where he helped foster links with Jersey.

Acting chairman, Jean Le Maistre, served in the States alongside him and said the island has lost someone who made a difference to many people.

‘Enthusiasm and friendship’

Former Bailiff Sir Philip Bailhache paid tribute to the work Mr Wavell did on Jersey’s behalf. He said:

“He was one of the first to realise the importance of community relations in the island and he was one of the first to build up links with Madeira,”

“I went there with him and his family on an official visit and it was clear that his enthusiasm and his friendship towards the Madeiran people was very much appreciated.”

His wife Rosemary said: “Mike always said he was a simple Jersey boy and Jersey is where he belonged and where his heart has always been.”

She added: “He was very proud of Jersey and is one of those people who always made negative things positive.”

link to BBC article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-13115034

Finnish rule out proposing major changes to bailout package for Portugal

Reuters:

“Finland’s likely next prime minister ruled out proposing major changes to a bailout package for Portugal, seeking to soothe concerns that its new government could block the European Union’s plans and upset markets…”


Jyrki Katainen, when Finance minister of Finland at European People’s Party Summit in Meise, Belgium 2010

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/19/us-finland-election-idUSTRE73I2IO20110419

‘Life’s for sharing’: T-mobile

Funchal International Swimming Tournament April, 2011

Photos from Fotogallery of Diario Newspaper:


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  1. I have decided to produce a One Act Play for the MADS in the grounds of the Holy Trinity Church, using the entrance to the church as the scene date yet to be decided. The title is “Henry Hereafter”.

    Henry VIII unexpectedly finds himself in the disconcerting position of being in the same room as all his ex wives at the same time. The room in question is the waiting area between heaven and hell. Henry and his wives find themselves being question by the local Seraph in order to establish who should ultimately end up in heaven and who should go to hell.

    Pretty soon the comments and jibes are flying between Henry and is ex’s as the wives vie for pole position in the pecking order. There is no love lost between the haughty Catherine of Aragon and the rest of the wives. Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard are the cousins who renew their acquaintance and compare experiences of having one’s head lopped off (a sword apparently being the preferred method to an axe!). Catherine Parr is the experienced, flirty wife, the only one who really understood Henry. None of the wives had much time for Jane Seymour who sniveled her way through the entire experience. Anne of Cleves finally appeared in the midst of them all to proudly point out that she was the only one to receive a pension and be buried in Westminster Abbey!

    In the end the Seraph decides it would be unfair to spend the rest of time in the company of all his wives – but will ultimately end up in heaven and who in hell? The finally decision is clearly shock to all the wives?

    We are looking for new blood bring yourself and anyone else you think would be interested to read the play and hopefully I can cast it on 27th April. Please contact SUE for further details – DON’T BE SHY – there are six wives plius Henry VIII and “Marmaduke” the seraph. Don’t want to put address for meeting on the blog but Admin has my contact details.

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  2. I just wanted to add that if they are letting me produce a play it is not a closed shop as a lot of people think – me included as it took me 3 years to get into the fold. They are a great group of people and they need new talent, English teachers with special students send them along. The more the merrier.

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