Supporting small business

On November 30, 2014, in The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

The value of small businesses to the development of the economy is often overlooked or under estimated.  SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY is a UK and British Isles wide initiative which exists to support, inspire and promote small businesses on the 6th December 2014 and beyond. “Behind every small business, there’s a story worth knowing. All the corner shops in our towns […]

Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport & Culture

On November 9, 2014, in Society, The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

I am pleased to have been appointed to the post of Minister for Economic Development by the States of Jersey on Friday 7th November 2014 – thank you to all who have placed their confidence in me. The new Economic Development Department will bring together responsibility for tourism, retail, sport, culture, gambling and the lottery, […]

The Senatorial oath of office

On November 3, 2014, in General, Voting, by Lyndon-Farnham

I am once again honoured to have taken the oath of office for Senator today to serve the island for a further term. The oath, as administered by the Bailiff, is as follows: “You swear and promise before God that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of Senator; that you will be faithful […]

Thank you for voting and thank you for voting for me.

On October 18, 2014, in States Reform, Voting, by Lyndon-Farnham

THANK YOU to all who have once again placed their trust in me and to my friends, family and helpers. I could not have done it without you. Despite concerns choosing 8 Senators not only proved easy for voters but made for one of the most close fought exciting Senatorial elections. Click here to see […]

Voting on election day – Wednesday 15th October 2014

On October 13, 2014, in Voting, by Lyndon-Farnham

SENATORIAL RESULTS If you are registered to vote, you can vote on election day in the Parish you are registered in. If you are unsure wheter you are registered to vote, please click register to vote. Polls on election day will be open from 8am to 8pm at your local Parish polling station. When you […]

Tourism – some facts and figures

On September 28, 2014, in The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

Tourism creates many benefits to our island home; in fact we all benefit from tourism and can all do our part to promote it. *In 2013, there were 681,900 visitors to Jersey. 326,000 stayed overnight, 113,00 were business visitors, 101,000 were day-trippers, 100,000 were visiting friends & family, plus there were almost 42,000 additional visitors, […]

Education Education Education (minus sport & culture)

On September 25, 2014, in Education, Society, by Lyndon-Farnham

Our education system is not an embarrassment but we must improve. We need radical changes in the way the education system is run. Education is the process by which society retains, and transmits its accumulated and growing knowledge, skills and values from one generation to another.  It is essential that our children leave school having […]

Election day is Wednesday 15th October 2014

On September 17, 2014, in Voting, by Lyndon-Farnham

I am delighted to have been officially nominated as a candidate for the office of Senator in the forthcoming elections on Wednesday 15th October 2014.  My grateful thanks to my proposer Advocate Steve Meiklejohn, my seconders, helpers, supporters and last but not least my family for their continued support.  I am looking forward to a […]

It’s time to TURBO charge the Economy

On September 3, 2014, in The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

If elected I shall be seeking the position of Economic Development Minister not least because I believe that we must now put economic growth to the top of the agenda.  From the rejuvenation of Fort Regent to Sports and Events lead Tourism to FinTech to economic diversification and Small Business development.  We have all the ingredients we […]

Taking the Challenge! #IceBucket…

On August 23, 2014, in General, Society, by Lyndon-Farnham

Today (Friday 22nd Aug 2014) after being nominated by my son Alex! I dutifully undertook the MND Ice Bucket Challenge with members of the team from the Jersey Motor Neuron Disease Association and my old pal Harry McRandle from the JEP. Together we were raising awareness and funds for essential research to combat this little understood […]

Young people’s guide to voting in Jersey

On August 16, 2014, in Voting, by Lyndon-Farnham

In Jersey at 16 you can legally: Give full consent to medical treatment. Leave school and enter work or training. Consent to sexual relationships. Get married. Change your name by deed poll. Become a director of a company. Join the armed forces. Become a member of a trade union. So shouldn’t you use your right […]

Getting my gloves on for Charity

On June 7, 2014, in General, Society, by Lyndon-Farnham

In what appeared to be a good idea at the time, I agreed to participate in The Rock White Collar charity boxing event on Saturday 28th June. I expect many of you would pay handsomely to see a States Member take a few legitimate shots from mainly younger and fitter opponents whilst contributing to an inspirational […]

A 50m Pool for Jersey?

On October 21, 2013, in Society, by Lyndon-Farnham

How could an Olympic 50m pool and Acquatics Centre benefit Jersey? Here are some suggestions but please feel free to add your own; Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo, other Water-Sports Development, Tourism, Health, Education, Investment in the local Construction Industry, Economic Benefit, Jobs, a facility the whole community would benefit from …

Justice Policy

On February 16, 2013, in States Reform, by Lyndon-Farnham

Update – 19th February 2012: States approve Justice proposition (P120/2012) unanimously by 49 for and no votes against. My Proposition (P120/2012) asking the Chief Minister to consider ways of introducing political accountability with appropiate ministerial oversight of the Justice System is scheduled for debate on Tuesday 19th February: P120/2012  together with supporting comments from the Council of […]

States Members Remuneration

On January 16, 2013, in States Reform, by Lyndon-Farnham

Today the States voted not to suspend the rules that prevent them from debating Members pay.  This was the correct decision as it is not appropriate for States Members to set their own levels of remuneration.  This is done by an independent body.  I have advised the States Greffe and the States payroll department that I […]

Wednesday 2nd January 2013

On January 2, 2013, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

 – I am sorry I did not post an entry in December – it appears to have been the busiest month of the year for me!  December saw two very busy States sessions culminating with the Plemont debate the outcome of which is now well known.  You can read my speech here I was also pleased […]

My Plémont Speech

On December 12, 2012, in The Environment, by Lyndon-Farnham

Plémont – Speech delivered to the States of Jersey 12/12/2012 at 1640hrs I would like to focus Members attention on the key points of the debate and begin by briefly touching upon the principles of compulsory purchase in such circumstances, and try to address the genuine concerns that some Members have, including myself, with reconciling […]

Plemont – 6th December 2012

On December 6, 2012, in The Environment, by Lyndon-Farnham

Thank you all for taking the time to contact me with your views about Plemont. I feel that I have to say that I am reluctantly leaning towards supporting the purchase of the Plemont Headland. I say reluctantly because of the potential costs involved. In my opinion, the environmental argument for protecting the area is […]

Plemont

On November 22, 2012, in The Environment, by Lyndon-Farnham

The owners of the Plemont Headland have recently announced that would accept £14 million for the site.  How much do you think it is worth to the people and future of Jersey?

Why is Green Street not a good location for the new Police HQ?

On November 18, 2012, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

The States are being asked to consider alternative options for the location of the new Police HQ.  Although Green Street is the preferred location and the building a bespoke design of the Police themselves there appears to be a general mood against? Please let me know your views ..

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