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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Jersey GCSE results 2014

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

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% […]

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Plea to protect baby grass snakes hatching now

Plea to protect baby grass snakes hatching now

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Gardeners who want to help save Jersey’s rarest reptile from extinction are urged to leave their compost heap alone until October to avoid disturbing any baby grass snakes or incubating eggs. The non-venomous and harmless reptile is the focus of a recently launched campaign ‘Think Grass Snake’ by the Department of the Environment. Doctoral student […]

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Consultation launched on same-sex marriage law

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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IS JERSEY SUFFERING AN ‘INFOBESITY’ EPIDEMIC?

IS JERSEY SUFFERING AN ‘INFOBESITY’ EPIDEMIC?

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

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. […]

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Digital Jersey Announces New Director

Digital Jersey Announces New Director

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Barclays provides essential support for Maison St Brelade development

Barclays provides essential support for Maison St Brelade development

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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See 16 New Street in an entirely different light!

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Music by Candlelight 9th – 11th September 2014 As part of the Jersey Tourism ‘Hidden Treasures’ programme, and kindly sponsored by them, the National Trust for Jersey invites you to enjoy a series of special concerts in the candlelit Victorian Club Room of 16 New Street. We have great pleasure in offering you a diverse […]

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Tassili head chef invited to take over Belfast restaurant for second consecutive year

Tassili head chef invited to take over Belfast restaurant for second consecutive year

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Michelin starred chef Richard Allen, executive head chef at Grand Jersey’s Tassili, has been invited to take over a Belfast restaurant for the second year running. The Barking Dog in Belfast will be hosting a pop up Michelin star experience for diners on the 18th September and Richard has been given carte blanche to produce […]

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Digital Skills Scrutiny Sub-panel Publishes Interim Report

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Digital Skills Scrutiny Sub-panel, chaired by Connétable Steve Pallett, has published its interim report looking into the development of digital skills across the Island. The Review has focused particularly on examining whether the Education Minister’s Vision for IT in Education: ‘Thinking Differently’ is capable of playing an appropriate role in delivering the skills required […]

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

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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