Tag: States of Jersey

Assistant Minister confirms support for commercial fishing industry

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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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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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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Minister announces strategy to regenerate St Helier

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jersey’s Planning Minister has announced a significant piece of work to explore opportunities to regenerate St Helier in the next 25 years. The Future St Helier project will consist of a series of seminars and workshops and will seek opinions on how St Helier should develop during the coming decades in order that it becomes […]

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New head teacher for Haute Vallée School

New head teacher for Haute Vallée School

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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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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Improving patient safety in primary care

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The way GP surgeries store medical records is changing to improve patient safety and continuity of care as well as healthcare statistics and planning. The GP Central Services System (GPCS) is a new secure central data store that will be used by all Jersey GP surgeries. It will mean that if a patient gives permission, […]

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Assistant Chief Minister to attend reception for President of Ireland

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Assistant Chief Minister, Senator Paul Routier, MBE, will represent Jersey on Thursday (10 April) at an evening of ceiliúradh (celebration) for the President of Ireland at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The Irish President, Michael D. Higgins, will be the guest of honour at the event, which will include a programme of performances celebrating […]

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