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Collas Crill advises Condor Ferries in successful Operating Agreement bid

Collas Crill has advised Condor Ferries in respect of its acquisition of a new vessel, the Austal 102, and its discussions with the States of Jersey over a long-term agreement to operate the vessel to and from Jersey. Following its entry into the new operating agreement, which allows Condor to sail to and from the […]

Social Security Minister publishes two Reports

The Social Security Minister, Senator Francis Le Gresley, has published the departmental review for 2013. This review provides a complete account of all of the Department’s activities in one publication, combining information on all contributory and tax-funded benefits and services.He has also released the latest five year actuarial review of the Health Insurance Fund. This […]

Landmark Judgment: Outlook Contacts and Mailboxes Protected, but care needed with LinkedIn Accounts.

In a landmark judgment the Royal Court has found that contact information stored in Microsoft Outlook Contacts can be protected by the law of confidentiality even where the individual contact details are available on the internet or on social media sites. Furthermore, a collection of email folders can constitute a database protected by copyright. However, […]

States Members Remuneration Review Body News Release

The States Members Remuneration Review Body has today released its recommendations on the level of remuneration that should be paid to all elected members of the States for the lifetime of the next States Assembly, namely the period from November 2014 to May 2018. The Review Body has recommended – No change in States members’ […]

Appointments

LIQUID APPOINTS NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

LIQUID has appointed a new non-executive director with more than 30 years’ industry experience. The communications consultancy, which has offices in Birmingham, Jersey and Guernsey, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The appointment of Adrian Wheeler to the role of non-executive director is part of the company’s plan for further expansion. ‘Liquid has managed […]

Digital Jersey Announces New Director

Digital Jersey Announces New Director

Carla Harris has been promoted to a permanent role as Operations Director at Digital Jersey. In this new role, Carla will be responsible for developing the Digital Jersey Hub, skills development and meet–ups, establishing Digital Jersey’s skills development programme and launching new membership and sponsorship programmes. Carla has worked as a project manager for Digital […]

New appointment of ‘home grown’ talent at Switch Digital

New appointment of ‘home grown’ talent at Switch Digital

Local digital marketing and technology agency Switch Digital has recently announced the appointment of eighteen year old Nicolle Maltwood as Digital Marketing Assistant. Prior to being appointed as a full time member of the team, Nicolle undertook twelve months of work experience with the St Helier based agency, combining work in the agency office with […]

Chairman appointed for new Financial Services Ombudsman service

The chairman of a new ombudsman for financial services in the Channel Islands has been appointed. Jersey’s Minister for Economic Development and Guernsey’s Department of Commerce and Employment announced today that David Thomas has been jointly appointed as the first Chairman of the Office of the Financial Services Ombudsman. This new body will handle complaints […]

Events

Grand Jersey hosting ‘Cheese Tasting on the Terrace’ event to celebrate World Jersey Cheese Awards

Grand Jersey hosting ‘Cheese Tasting on the Terrace’ event to celebrate World Jersey Cheese Awards

The Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa is hosting a Jersey cheese tasting event on Sunday 14th September to celebrate the World Jersey Cheese Awards. An organic and artisan cheese tasting stall and a number of other attractions will mark the occasion, showcasing some of the best Jersey cheese produce from one of Grand Jersey’s leading […]

Jersey’s First Island-wide Hackathon at Digital Jersey Hub

Digital Jersey will be supporting the first Island-wide Hackathon, it will take place over a 40-hour period at the Digital Jersey Hub, with attendees invited to attend all, or part, of the event, starting Friday 26th September at 18:00, ending on Sunday 28th September. Digital Jersey are partnering with Collaborate.je and TechTribes.je to host this […]

IS JERSEY SUFFERING AN ‘INFOBESITY’ EPIDEMIC?

IS JERSEY SUFFERING AN ‘INFOBESITY’ EPIDEMIC?

An upcoming Jersey seminar will look at how information overload is impacting the health of our working population and urge businesses to rethink how they use technology ‘Infobesity’ – the over-consumption of information – is raising the stress levels of almost half of our office workers according to new research by independent research agency, YouGov. […]

A Night to remember – Stuart Gillies charity gig for Jersey Cancer Trust

Stuart Gillies will be performing at the Jersey Art’s Centre on 13 – 14 September, in aid of the Jersey Cancer Trust, along with his family and friends Stuart intends to make this a night to remember! The Jersey Cancer Trust provides vital funding and support services for those Jersey patient’s diagnosed with cancer. During the […]

Editor's Choice

Dickinson Gleeson STEPS ahead as award finalist

Dickinson Gleeson has been shortlisted for the Boutique Firm of the Year award in the prestigious Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) Private Client awards for 2014/15. This category is open not only to law firms (whether in partnership or sole practice), but also to accountants and tax advisors, specialising in private client services. […]

Commonwealth Youth Parliament

The Jersey Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) is seeking to identify one young person from the Island aged between 18 and 29 to attend the Sixth Commonwealth Youth Parliament which will be held in Mmabatho, North West Province, South Africa from 2nd to 8th November 2014. The overall goal of the Youth Parliament, […]

Co-operative Travelmaker shortlisted for prestigious travel agents’ award

Co-operative Travelmaker shortlisted for prestigious travel agents’ award

CO-OPERATIVE Travelmaker has been shortlisted from hundreds of entries across the UK for the prestigious 2014 Travel Trade Gazette Travel Awards. The company, which has been arranging travel for Channel Islanders for more than 40 years, is up for the TTG Travel Agency of the Year Award. With hundreds of entries, more than 36,000 agent […]

Careers Jersey are awarded Matrix accreditation

Careers Jersey are awarded Matrix accreditation

Careers Jersey are celebrating after being the first organisation in the Channel Islands to be awarded the prestigious Matrix Standard, a nationally recognised quality mark for organisations delivering information, advice and guidance services. The Matrix Standard is a challenging benchmark that measures the quality of services an organisation provides. It is also a key business […]

Community News

Local trust company to take on the ice bucket challenge

Local trust company to take on the ice bucket challenge

The team at local trust company, Hawksford, will this week be nominating colleagues to take on the famous ice bucket challenge for the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association Jersey branch. The soaking, which will take place on Hawksford’s terrace on Friday 29th August, has been organised to raise money for the charity as a valued […]

Jersey GCSE results 2014

Provisional GCSE results published today show Jersey students have performed well compared to last year. The all-island pass rate for GCSE grades A* to C has risen to 72.6% in 2014 from 67.4% in 2013. Although the number of A* to C including English and Maths has also risen, to 61.0% in 2014 from 53.6% […]

Consultation launched on same-sex marriage law

Islanders are being asked to give their views on the form that any legislation on same-sex marriage would take if it was to be introduced in Jersey. The consultation has been launched by the Chief Minister’s Department and will give all Islanders the chance to take part in an online survey and to attend public […]

Barclays provides essential support for Maison St Brelade development

Barclays provides essential support for Maison St Brelade development

St Brelade Local Constable Steve Pallet has commended Barclays’ involvement in securing the future of the Maison St Brelade Nursing Home at the opening of its newly refurbished facilities. The home originally opened 37 years ago in 1977 but £5 million has now been invested in improving and securing the facilities for the future. The […]

Charity News

Amazing stories of achievement from Collas Crill Island Walk

Amazing stories of achievement are being shared after the Collas Crill Island Walk in Jersey on Saturday 21 June. Carl Dacres was paralysed in a sporting accident in 2009. He learned to walk again, completed the London Marathon in 2011 and then decided to walk around Jersey in the Collas Crill Island Walk. He did […]

Over a million calories burned in Cycle Challenge Jersey

Cycle Challenge Jersey encouraged nearly 100 people to cycle for the first time in more than a year and in all participants clocked up an impressive 77,230 km and saved 15.6 tonnes of CO2, burning off more than 1.2 million calories, which is equivalent to cycling around the world nearly two times and burning off […]

Triathlon trio help Jersey children

Triathlon trio help Jersey children

Three friends are competing in this weekend’s Jersey Triathlon to raise money for the charity, Help a Jersey Child. Russell Davies, Darren Amy and the Solicitor General, Howard Sharp, will be swimming, cycling and running on Sunday to see which one crosses the finish line first. However, the rivalry is friendly and in a good […]

Get Behind Run4Men 2014!

Get Behind Run4Men 2014!

Run4Men will return for it’s fourth year in Jersey on 13th July 2014. The sporting challenge will bring together male participants to raise funds for research into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. Run4Men was created in order to provide an event for men who wanted to take part in a similar event […]

Other News

JeCC calls on construction industry to respond to Health and Safety consultation

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Jersey Construction Council has welcomed the announcement by the Health and Safety at Work Inspectorate of a consultation that aims to create a new Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) for Managing Health and Safety in Construction and is calling on members to respond. Nigel Blandin, Chairman of the JeCC Health and Safety sub committee, […]

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JTC Group opens an office in New York

JTC Group opens an office in New York

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

JTC Group has opened a second representative office in the USA, adding New York City to its well-established presence in Miami. The New York office will operate as part of JTC Group Americas, headed up by ManagingDirector of the North American region Emilio Miguel, and will serve as a hub for JTC’s growing network of […]

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Health and Safety Inspectorate Annual Report for 2013

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Health and Safety Inspectorate Annual report for 2013 has now been published. The report summarises the work carried out by the Inspectorate in 2013 and provides information, sourced from claims made for Social Security benefit during 2013, on work related accidents and ill health. Colin Myers of the Health and Safety at Work Inspectorate […]

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New discrimination law protects locals against discrimination on the ground of their Jersey origin, employers told

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

When Jersey’s new Race Discrimination Law comes into force on 1 September, discrimination on the grounds of race will become unlawful. Employers heard at a Collas Crill seminar this week that the legislation has a very wide ambit in that it covers paid employment but also training, voluntary work, education, provision of goods or services, […]

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