Tag: States of Jersey

Treasury and Resources Assistant Minister appointed

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Treasury and Resources Minister, Senator Alan Maclean, has appointed St Peter Connétable John Refault as an additional Assistant Minister for the department alongside Deputy Edward Noel. Senator Maclean said that Connétable Refault’s appointment within Treasury would sit well with his established role as Assistant Minister for Health and Social Services as the departments worked […]

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Jersey’s credit rating reaffirmed

| November 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Standard & Poors (S&P) has affirmed its “AA+ credit rating, with a stable outlook” for the States of Jersey. This is one of the best that the credit ratings service awards. In its report, S&P noted: “The AA+ ratings on Jersey reflect our view of its mature political and institutional setting, flexible policy environment, wealthy […]

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Jersey’s junior hackers prepare to do battle

| June 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Primary school children as young as seven will test their programming skills in a new competition at Hautlieu School on 06 June. In the first ever Junior Hackathon, sponsored by the Jersey branch of the British Computer Society, students will have just three hours to design and program a computer game using Microsoft’s Kodu Game […]

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Improvement to Maternity Benefit

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Minister for Social Security would like to announce improvements to Maternity Benefit which take effect from January 1st 2015. Earlier this year the States approved changes to the Maternity Benefit legislation which will give women more flexibility over when they start their maternity allowance period.  Currently women can only claim the full 18 weeks’ […]

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Minister changes rules for unfair dismissal claims

| December 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Minister for Social Security has decided to extend the qualifying period for unfair dismissal complaints from six months to one year. Currently, an employee who feels that they have been unfairly dismissed may make a complaint to the Employment and Discrimination Tribunal if they have 6 months’ service with their employer. The Minister has […]

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Careers Jersey launches new, hands-on skills show

| December 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The first Jersey Skills Show, organised by Careers Jersey and sponsored by Andium Homes, will take place on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 January 2015 at Fort Regent. The event will take a new approach to the traditional careers fair, allowing people to try their hand at a variety of skills that relate to different […]

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Trackers celebrates as first apprentices ‘graduate’

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

The first people to complete their apprenticeships with the Trackers programme will ‘graduate’ at a special ceremony on Thursday 27 November. Among the 39 who have completed their training courses with Trackers, there are carpenters, hair dressers, care assistants, electricians and dental nurses. Their achievements will be recognised at the inaugural Trackers Graduation Ceremony at […]

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Plans for maritime enterprise home and hub

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Plans have been submitted to build a new maritime community ‘home and hub’ on the southeast corner of the St Helier harbour. The project, known as Port Galots, will create a new headquarters for the Jersey Sea Cadets Unit and updated facilities for other marine organisations and associations, including the Jersey Rowing Club. The development […]

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New look for States websiteas it goes mobile

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The States of Jersey website has been redesigned and will now be easier to use on mobile devices.The new design, which was launched yesterday, makes www.gov.je easier to navigate using touch, and removes the need to zoom to read the text. Anyone using the site on a desktop PC or laptop should also find the […]

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Progress report on 2012 Strategic Plan

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ministers have been assessing their progress on meeting the objectives outlined in the 2012 States Strategic Plan. During a defining period of two years a significant number of reforms and initiatives have been approved. These include: – Helping unemployed Islanders back to work through modern apprenticeships, work experience programmes and incentive schemes redesigning health services […]

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