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Apply now for the 2014 Jersey Clipper Bursary

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Applicants of all ages are invited to apply for the 2014 Jersey Clipper Bursary – a cash award aimed at furthering maritime endeavour. The bursary is designed to assist an Islander to achieve a particular nautical ambition. This could be a trip on a tall ship, participation in a watersports competition, undertaking a marine biology […]

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Further names added to Ukrainian sanctions list

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jersey has added a further four Ukrainian officials to the list of those who have been identified by the European Union as responsible for actions that undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. The Community Provisions (Restrictive Measures – Ukraine) (Amendment No. 3) Order 2014 came into force on 17 April […]

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Customs & Immigration Service

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Monday 14th April officers from the Customs & Immigration Service arrested three persons in connection with the importation of a quantity of Mephedrone a New Psychoactive Substance (NPS), which is now a Class B controlled drug. Subsequent house searches recovered a number of ecstasy tablets and small amounts of cocaine and cannabis. Two persons […]

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CICRA release findings into tobacco prices in Jersey

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Job Club’s first year results

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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CIPR success for two Channel Islands communications professionals

CIPR success for two Channel Islands communications professionals

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

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. […]

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Review of Social Security Fund published

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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External Relations Minister leads visit to Malta

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Minister for External Relations, Senator Sir Philip Bailhache, will visit Malta next week (14-16 April). He will be accompanied by the Assistant Minister for Education, Sport and Culture, Deputy Rod Bryans. Senator Bailhache will attend meetings at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry for Finance and the Ministry for European Affairs and Implementation […]

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Skills Strategy aims to prepare Jersey’s workforce for the future

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

A broad-ranging strategy is launched today to help Jersey people develop skills for successful careers and support the Island’s economic growth. The document, called Skills for Success, has been produced by the Skills Executive, a body that brings together the Ministers of Education, Sport and Culture, Economic Development and Social Security. Their strategy aims to […]

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Change in allowance gives incentive to work

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Changes to Income Support mean that anyone on benefits moving into a full time paid job will now be at least £61 a week better off than if they were to stay unemployed. The improvements that take effect today (Monday 7 April) mean that the financial incentive to find and stay in work is at […]

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