Author Archive: James Qualtrough

James Qualtrough (Jamesq) is the Founder and Editor of Isle News and is based on the Isle of Man. Isle News is a news site for the UK offshore jurisdictions of the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey.

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Deloitte survey shows Channel Islands are getting on board with FATCA

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Results of Deloitte’s FATCA Fiduciary Survey show that the local fiduciary industry is rising to the challenge of the FATCA regime. 41 businesses across the three Crown Dependencies responded to the survey, with 78% of respondents saying they have completed their FATCA classification and only 10% reporting that their internal entities are not yet registered with the […]

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Islanders urged to find out more about fostering or adopting a child in National Adoption Week

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fostering and Adoption Jersey will be launching a recruitment and awareness campaign this week (Monday 3 November) with the aim of attracting adopters and long term foster carers for young people in Jersey with additional needs, and for teenagers.   The local campaign coincides with National Adoption Week in the UK which runs from 3 […]

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Sure’s “stellar” performance boosts Batelco’s growth

Sure’s “stellar” performance boosts Batelco’s growth

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Growth in both broadband and mobile subscribers across the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands saw Sure’s performance described as “stellar” by its parent company, Batelco, in the Group’s third quarter financial report. Across the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey Sure increased its broadband subscriber base by 13% during the nine month period […]

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Remembrance stamps raise thousands for Poppy Appeal

Remembrance stamps raise thousands for Poppy Appeal

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jersey Post is helping to raise thousands of pounds for the Island’s Poppy Appeal by donating a percentage of all proceeds from philatelic sales of its special Remembrance stamp issue. Sales have raised £4,444 since the launch of the issue in May and Jersey Post is keen to raise even more for this important cause. […]

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uxury Investments the growth story of the decade

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

The latest Knight Frank Luxury Index (KFLI) has reported a further 6% growth in the 12 months to June 2014. The luxury Investment index follows a basket of prestige assets, including: art, classic cars, furniture, wine, stamps, coins and gold. Coins outperformed the index as a whole, rising 10% to the second quarter of this […]

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Jersey Finance welcomes Jersey’s participation in ‘early adopters’ signing ceremony in Berlin

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jersey’s participation in a signing ceremony involving leaders and finance ministers of 51 countries and jurisdictions reflects its ongoing commitment to international cooperation and the highest standards of transparency, according to Jersey Finance. Jersey Senator Philip Ozouf joined with other members of an ‘Early Adopters Group’ of 51 countries and jurisdictions in a signing ceremony […]

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F3 sets Jersey in poll position for economic growth

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Forum 3 (F3), Jersey’s premier site for local embryonic companies, was officially opened by the island’s Minister for Economic Development, Senator Alan Maclean. Guests – around 160 in total – represented all aspects of Jersey life, from businessmen and entrepreneurs to politicians and suppliers plus a few people who had travelled in from other islands […]

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TTS present latest research on sea lettuce in Jersey

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Transport and Technical Services (TTS) presented the results from research about Jersey’s sea lettuce to politicians and a group of St Aubin’s Bay stakeholders yesterday. TTS, in association with the Department of the Environment, has commissioned experts in the field of water quality and ecology strategy to carry out research and studies into sea lettuce […]

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New head sommelier for The Atlantic Hotel

New head sommelier for The Atlantic Hotel

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Atlantic Hotel has appointed acclaimed wine expert Richard Burton as its new head sommelier. Richard takes up the role following his relocation to Jersey from the historic and award-winning Midsummer House restaurant in Cambridge, holder of two Michelin stars and 5 AA rosettes.   It was whilst working at the Relais & Châteaux property The Inn […]

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Family offices looking for bespoke structures to suit younger, more mobile families – what opportunities for the Channel Islands?

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Family offices are increasingly looking beyond traditional trust structures towards more bespoke structures for planning offshore to suit younger and more mobile entrepreneurial families who don’t want to give up control. How the Channel Islands can take advantage of that trend is one of the subjects of next week’s Collas Crill seminar Made in CI […]

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