Employment in Jersey at highest ever level

On October 7, 2016, in General, Population, Society, The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

Labour Market Statistics In June 2016: total employment was 60,320 (annual increase of 1,260) private sector employment was 52,480 (annual increase of 1,600) public sector employment was 7,840 (annual decrease of 350) annual increase in private sector employment was driven by rises in full-time (+740) and zero-hours (+690) employees annual decreases in public sector was driven by […]

Measuring Jersey’s Economy

On October 4, 2016, in General, The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

On an annual basis Jersey’s economy, as measured by total GVA, grew by 2% in real terms in 2015  total GVA in 2015 was £4.11 billion (current year values)  2015 represents the second consecutive year that the Island’s economy has grown in real terms  the majority of the non-finance sectors of the economy recorded real-term […]

Jersey Construction Council – JeCC Awards 2016

On April 20, 2016, in Education, General, Society, The Economy, The Environment, by Lyndon-Farnham

I was very pleased to help launch the JeCC awards this morning in Jersey.  The awards ceremony will take place in October 2016. Full details can be obtained from JeCC Awards 2016 – Nominations and Toolkit I attach a copy of my speech: Launch of the 2016 Jersey Construction Awards Good morning – Thank you for […]

Economic Indicators for Jersey

On March 2, 2016, in General, Population, The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

The latest set of econmic indicators for Jersey have been released. The results show that, not withstanding the worlds economic challenges, Jersey’s economy continues to perform steadily. Real-Term GDP per head grew by 3% Inflation was at 0.9% in December 2015 Real-Term Average Earnings grew by 0.8% in 2015 Retail Sales grew by 2% in […]

A vision for the rural economy.

On February 16, 2016, in General, The Economy, The Environment, by Lyndon-Farnham

The rural economy has a major impact on the landscape and environment of the Island providing a real sense of place and purpose. It is essential that our vision for the countryside provides rural businesses with stability and certainty. Our vision must recognise the economic, environmental and social importance of the sector whilst encouraging businesses […]

Merry Christmas and God Bless Us, Every One.

On December 24, 2015, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

Scrooge was better than his word. He did it all, and infinitely more; and to Tiny Tim, who did not die, he was a second father. He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew, or any other good old city, town, or […]

My first year as Economic Development Minister (in 200 words)..

On December 7, 2015, in General, Society, The Economy, Voting, by Lyndon-Farnham

In the 12 months since taking office, in addition to business as usual across the whole portfolio, the Economic Development Department has delivered a number of projects. In March, Visit Jersey opened for business and assumed responsibility for marketing the Island and has since delivered the first Tourism Strategy for over ten years. In July […]

Low inflation is further positive news for Jersey’s economy

On October 23, 2015, in General, The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

PFCO October 2015 – Latest Inflation figures published by Stats office of +0.1% is lower than expected. Underlying inflation as measured by RPIX is the lowest on record (since 2000). This is encouraging. Fuel bills, fares/travel, motoring, household goods, clothing and food prices all lower than in June and all (except fares and travel) below […]

Condor, the Liberation and what action I propose to take.

On September 19, 2015, in General, The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

Islanders will be aware of operational problems that have arisen again with the Condor Liberation in recent days. Whilst delays and cancellations earlier in the week were weather-related, today’s cancellations are as a result of technical problems with the vessel. I have included below an update from Condor Ferries received on Saturday 19th September 2015 […]

Economic Growth – No stone unturned

On June 11, 2015, in General, Society, The Economy, The Environment, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

I was delighted to have been given the opportunity to talk to the Jersey Chamber of Commerce outlining my policy and position on growing Jersey’s economy and attach my speech (below).  I would like to thank the Jersey Chamber of Commerce and all who attended.   Draft Speech to the Jersey Chamber of Commerce – 11th […]

Pre-Election Political Posturing leads to an unbalanced view

On February 7, 2015, in General, The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

Bermuda, Jersey and other British offshore finance centres would have six months to open their books or face international blacklisting if Labour wins the general election, Labour Leader Ed Miliband has declared.  He obviously does not know that: 1. Jersey has been providing law enforcement & tax authorities around the world with information on beneficial ownership for many […]

Council of Ministers Strategic Priorities 2015 -2018

On February 1, 2015, in Education, General, Health, Society, The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

Jersey’s Council of Ministers has set out their strategic priorities for 2015 – 2018. The four key areas are: Health and Wellbeing, Education, Economic Growth and Jobs and St Helier: Click here to view a short video introduction to the strategic priorities

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 ..

Friday 16th November 2012

On November 16, 2012, in General, Society, by Lyndon-Farnham

 – I have attended two of the Electoral Commission’s public hearings (St Brelade and St Helier). The recommendations have received mixed reviews but I have to say that most people want to retain the Island Wide Mandate in one form or another.  On Tuesday 13th November I lodged my Proposition asking the Chief Minister to […]

Monday 22nd October 2012

On October 22, 2012, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

 – Today the Electoral Commission presented their Interim Report and it is exactly as I suspected. Whilst I agree that they are on the right track I can not subscribe to their recommendation to ask the people if they want to retain the Connetables but NOT ask the same question of the Island Wide Mandate […]

Friday 5th October 2012

On October 5, 2012, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

 – The second half of September and early October has seen a proliferation of meetings on subjects including; Historic Child Abuse (Committee of Inquiry), Health – the presentation of the new health strategy, Tourism Strategy and the creation of a Tourism Board, Fire Sprinklers in private homes (a sensible idea), and the Fiscal Policy Panel’s […]

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