[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Tuesday, 8 February, 2005, 09:10 GMT
Casino plan may spark resignation
Vegas croupier
Previous plans for a casino were rejected by the States in 2003
A Jersey deputy is planning to resign over proposals to bring a casino to the island.

It is believed Deputy Julian Bernstein will resign from the States tourism board at a meeting later this month.

The casino plans will be introduced to the States at the beginning of next month by the tourism authorities.

But Deputy Julian Bernstein says he feels a casino would be wrong for social reasons, and he cannot support the plans.

He says members of the tourism industry have also made it clear they would prefer him not to sit on the board.

He says he will officially resign from the board at a meeting on 21 February.

The island's clergy have opposed plans to liberalise gambling laws and in 2003 the States voted to reject a previous casino proposal.

Island casino plans put forward
21 Apr 04 |  Jersey

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


News Front Page | Africa | Americas | Asia-Pacific | Europe | Middle East | South Asia
UK | Business | Entertainment | Science/Nature | Technology | Health
Have Your Say | In Pictures | Week at a Glance | Country Profiles | In Depth | Programmes
Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific