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Nothing to Fear as FATCA Draws Closer Says EY

Nothing to Fear as FATCA Draws Closer Says EY

Jersey’s financial services businesses were told that they have nothing to fear from FATCA – yet, at a presentation given by EY’s Executive Director for Tax, Wendy Martin. Before joining EY, Wendy was Director of Tax Policy at the States of Jersey where she played key roles in negotiating the Intergovernmental Agreements and drafting the […]

Singapore vaults top US$100 million for Jersey based GoldMoney

Singapore vaults top US$100 million for Jersey based GoldMoney

The flow of gold bullion from the west to east has been highlighted by Jersey based online physical precious metals trader GoldMoney which saw its Singapore vaults top US$100 million this week. The amount of gold being imported into China has been well reported, but it’s not just China that is seeing an inflow of […]

Mourant Ozannes advises Vision Knight on Capital China Fund II launch

Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has acted as Cayman Counsel to Vision Knight Capital Partners on the launch of its second China private equity fund, Vision Knight Capital (China) Fund II LP. The fund, which will invest in the consumer retail, internet and e-commerce sectors, was oversubscribed after only four months in the market […]

CICRA considers wholesale broadband charges in Jersey

CICRA (the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities) has launched a consultation into the wholesale rates for broadband charged to other licenced operators in Jersey following notification from JT of the wholesale prices it proposes to charge. CICRA interim chief executive, Michael Byrne, explained that JT’s investment in the Gigabit Jersey project would see all […]

Appointments

New head teacher for Haute Vallée School

New head teacher for Haute Vallée School

David Roworth (49) will be the next head teacher of Haute Vallée Secondary School. Jersey-born Mr Roworth started his career in 1993 as a maths teacher at D’Hautree School and transferred to Haute Vallée as Head of Maths when it opened in 1998. He later moved to Grainville School where he was Deputy Head for […]

Logicalis Jersey Limited names Dan Cattermole as Business Development and Client Account Manager

Logicalis Jersey Limited names Dan Cattermole as Business Development and Client Account Manager. Hosted Desktop Pioneer strengthens our Client Account Management team. Logicalis Jersey is very pleased to announce Dan’s appointment. Tom Bale Technical Director at Logicalis said: ‘Dan has been delivering hosted desktop solutions longer than anyone, so following our purchase of iConsult having […]

Jersey Finance appoints new Deputy Chief Executive

Jersey Finance appoints new Deputy Chief Executive

Jersey Finance has announced the appointment of Richard Corrigan as the new Deputy Chief Executive Officer. Richard, who joined Jersey Finance at the start of 2013, will continue to lead the organisation’s market development effort. In his earlier banking career he held senior roles with both The Royal Bank of Scotland International and Barclays Wealth, […]

Hawksford appoints operations director

Hawksford has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Steve Spybey as operations director. Mr Spybey, who joins Hawksford after 11 years at Ernst & Young, will be responsible for the efficient operation of the business as well as providing support for business growth and overseas projects. The role of operations director is a […]

Events

Jersey Heritage Lets Open Day – Your Chance to Explore!

From 10am – 4pm on Sunday 27 April 2014, Jersey Heritage will be opening the doors of its historic self-catering and coastal tower accommodation located around the Island. The Jersey Heritage Lets Open Day invites the public to visit and explore a host of unique landmarks which are available to let throughout the year. Jersey […]

Offshore 2014 CPD Seminars

Offshore 2014 CPD Seminars

Offshore have this week announced its 2014 programme of training courses to be held in Jersey. The series of four seminars, which are aimed at experienced individuals who wish to maintain their CPD requirements, will be run at The Club Hotel and Spa at lunchtimes, from 12 until 2pm, over four sessions and will cover: […]

Cobo Bay Balcony Gigs 2014

Cobo Bay Balcony Gigs 2014

The Channel Islands leading mobile phone operator is once again backing the Cobo Bay Balcony Gigs as part of its commitment to community-centric initiatives across the islands. JT has supported the Cobo Bay gigs for a number of years in an effort to bring free live music to Guernsey and this is just one example […]

Financial services heralded as Jersey’s ‘best prospect’ at IoD lunch

The head of the body responsible for representing and promoting Jersey’s biggest industry told attendees at this month’s IoD Jersey lunch event (8th April) that the finance industry was the ‘best prospect’ for Jersey now and in the future given global economic and social trends. In a talk entitled ‘First for Finance: current performance and […]

Editor's Choice

CICRA release findings into tobacco prices in Jersey

Following a request from the Economic Development Department (EDD) CICRA (the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities) has reviewed the level of pricing, costs and profit of tobacco products in Jersey. CICRA has identified contributing factors towards the price difference of tobacco compared with the UK and Guernsey. The EDD requested the market study into […]

Job Club’s first year results

Job Club – the centre which helps people who are registered as actively seeking work in their search for employment – has helped more than 1,000 Islanders in its first full year. Since Job Club was set up at 76 Colomberie, 1153 Islanders have got free computer access, telephone, printing and postage, and help and […]

CIPR success for two Channel Islands communications professionals

CIPR success for two Channel Islands communications professionals

Two Channel Islands communications professionals have successfully completed qualifications through The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). Leonie Hervé, marketing specialist at Santander Private Banking in Jersey, has completed the CIPR Diploma, earning Accredited Practitioner status as a result. Alexa Rowe, assistant press office manager at Specsavers in Guernsey, has completed the CIPR Advanced Certificate. […]

Review of Social Security Fund published

An independent review of Jersey’s Social Security Fund shows that it is in a healthy condition, with assets of £1 billion available to meet the costs of future pensions and benefits. The fund’s strong position is the result of prudent decisions that have been made since the 1990s to protect the long-term future of the […]

Community News

CCA Galleries International Supports Jersey Heart Support Group’s Defibrillator Campaign

CCA Galleries International Supports Jersey Heart Support Group’s Defibrillator Campaign

CCA Galleries International are proud to support Jersey Heart Support Group’s campaign to install defibrillators in all Island schools during 2014. JHSG says that hundreds of young people die every year in the UK from undiagnosed heart conditions such as SCA (Sudden Cardiac Arrest) and SADS (Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome).  Research by the British Heart […]

Assistant Minister confirms support for commercial fishing industry

The Assistant Minister for Economic Development, Deputy Carolyn Labey, has confirmed a package of short-term measures designed to support the local fishing industry. The measures are a response to severe restrictions on the fleet’s operations caused by bad weather during the first quarter of this year. In a letter delivered today to the Island’s commercial […]

Laser technology by new consultant widens range of treatment available at General Hospital

Jersey’s new urology consultant will be utilising the latest laser technology as part of a drive to enable more patients to receive treatment on the Island. Ben Hughes, who began work at Jersey General Hospital earlier this year, has taken delivery of a laser machine that will be used for the treatment of urinary tract […]

Islanders invited to take part in the inaugural Family Nursing and Home Care Scarecrow Trail

Islanders are being invited to take part in the inaugural Family Nursing and Home Care (FNHC) Scarecrow Trail between Friday 23rd and Monday 26th May 2014. The FNHC Scarecrow Trail will see properties all along the Railway Walk, from St Aubin to Corbière, host scarecrows, which are being made by individuals, local groups, schools and […]

Charity News

From Champagne region to Champagne Lounge: A challenge in aid of Headway Jersey

A team from the five-star Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa and local brain injury charity, Headway Jersey, are set to take on a gruelling four-day challenge. Starting Wednesday 6th August, the team will cycle through France, row from France to Jersey arriving Saturday 9th August. The team is comprised of key members of staff from […]

Mourant Ozannes finds MOJO for FOJO

Mourant Ozannes finds MOJO for FOJO

Staff at law firm Mourant Ozannes had a ‘hairy’ experience for charity last week, raising essential funds to help cancer patients. As part of an Island-wide initiative nearly 40 members of staff at the law firm donned a wig for the Friends of Jersey Oncology (FOJO) charity, which helps raise funds for the purchase of […]

Barclays Jersey Boat Show 2014 will benefit armed forces charities

To mark the 350th anniversary of the Royal Marines this year’s Barclays Jersey Boat Show will help raise the profile and much needed funds for two armed forces charities, The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and Holidays for Heroes Jersey. The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity is the principal charity of the Royal […]

Hoppy Easter for charity bunnies

Hoppy Easter for charity bunnies

Teams of runners dressed in bunny outfits delivered chocolate Easter egg treats around schools and nurseries raising more than £3,000 for the Grace Crocker Family Support Foundation. On Wed 9th April, Pete Wright and his team of bunny runners: Andy Smith, Rachel Wright, Heather Aston-Jones, Stuart Dore and Tracy Needham ran around the island to […]

Other News

The Channel Islands Co-operative Society is financially secure while UK announces losses

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

THE Channel Islands Co-operative Society has reassured members that it remains in a strong financial position, despite its UK counterpart announcing losses today. The Society has no financial ties with the UK Co-operative and its assets are locally owned and secure. A strong performance during 2013 means that the Society, which will be celebrating 60 […]

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JerseyMail email service update

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Over the weekend, the JerseyMail email service provided by Jersey Post has been affected by a security weakness which is believed could be the Heartbleed bug. This bug has recently been discovered and is known to have impacted many websites across the world. Heartbleed affects the security measures which protect personal data and causes them […]

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Jersey Post lays Golden Eggs for Easter fun

Jersey Post lays Golden Eggs for Easter fun

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

A number of lucky people could be celebrating something a little ‘eggstra’ this Easter, if they can track down one of 20 specially designed Easter egg cards that will be hidden around central St Helier on Thursday. Jersey Post will be hiding the blue egg-shaped cards in public locations around town so that islanders can […]

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Clean bill of health for Jersey’s seas

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Test results published today have shown that bathing waters at the Island’s most popular beaches were cleaner than the UK average in 2013. The tests are carried out between May and September each year by the Department of the Environment. Officers sample bathing water from 16 Island beaches, in accordance with strict European standards. The […]

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