Wednesday 7th December 2011

On December 7, 2011, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

– The week started with a “Strategic Plan” session for all States Members at St Pauls Centre which was generally productive.  Two days in the States Assembly followed with some important issues debated.  I voted against future plans for the development of the Esplanade Square area to have to come back to the States on the grounds that […]

Thursday 1st December 2011

On December 1, 2011, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

A very busy week with visits to the Fire and Rescue Service, Jersey Field Squadron and the Prison.  I was impressed with the total professionalism in all three departments and the commitment of the people involved.  Despite the challenges presented by the ongoing requirements to reduce spending there remains a real “can do” attitude. 

Appointment

On November 25, 2011, in General, by gerfar

I was appointed Assistant Home Affairs Minister today. Visited the HQ of the department located at 11 Royal Square and met the staff and officers.  Received a written copy of the Ministerial brief together with copy of the Criminal Justice Policy and a suggested timetable for visits to the relevant departments.    

Taking the oath

On November 14, 2011, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

Royal Court; Very proud to have taken the oath of office for Senator together with the three other successful candidates; Sir Philip Bailhace, Ian Gorst (now Chief Minister) and Francis Le Gresley MBE.  Sir Philip suggested that we may be making history as the last Senators elected to serve the Island … I sincerely hope […]

Will mutual respect strengthen a society?

On October 9, 2011, in Society, by Lyndon-Farnham

People may attack you, your principles, your work and your way of life simply because they are bored, jealous or irritated by your efforts and success – rise above it, lest you become one of them .. We need to build a community where everybody feels they belong, where the well off and less well […]

Blog me …

On September 16, 2011, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

It is simply not possible to participate in all of the public forums and blogs so I have set up this Blog spot for you all to contact me directly with any questions, issues or concerns, on any subject related to the forthcoming Senatorial elections.  All I ask is no pseudonyms or aliases please …

Zero 10 gets EU approval – Good news for Jersey but should we look for another way?

On September 14, 2011, in The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

Jersey’s Zero 10 tax sysytem has been deemed non-harmful by a group of European officials.  This eases fears that Jersey may have to scrap the system and look for something to replace it.  The EU had previously suggested the system was unfair because businesses in the finance sector would be charged 10% tax while non […]

800 Heroin Users in Jersey. WHY?

On September 13, 2011, in Society, by Lyndon-Farnham

I was shocked and surprised to learn today from the former Health Minister, Senator Ben Shenton, that it is estimated that approximately 800 islanders are regular users of Heroin.  It is clear to me from this announcement that society has still not found a way to deal with or to fully understand the problem of drug (and […]

Finance Celebrates – Let’s Celebrate Finance

On September 12, 2011, in The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

THE 50th anniversary of the Island’s finance industry was celebrated on Friday evening 9th September 2011, with a Golden Gala at the Hotel de France.   Although the accent of the evening was firmly on celebration and enjoyment, the chief executive of Jersey Finance Ltd, Geoff Cook, reminded the 500 guests, many of them finance sector employees, that […]

Lime Grove; What went wrong?

On September 8, 2011, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

Why did the State’s attempt to purchase Lime grove fail? What caused the delay? Who should take responsilbilty? There are many more questions to be answered but we must not lose sight of the fact that we urgently need premises for a new Police station … The real question should be; Why have we allowed […]

Jersey Live is good for us in so many ways

On September 4, 2011, in Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

THE Island’s Tourism sector and economy as a whole have benefitted from this years Jersey Live festival.   It is estimated that 2-3000people from the UK and elsewhere are  in Jersey to attend the Jersey Live music festival. It is also estimated that each visitor will spend at least £100 per day while in the Island.  The event is a sell-out, with 10,000 […]

A Youth hustings for the Young?

On September 1, 2011, in Voting, by Lyndon-Farnham

As I have been preparing my election campaign I have taken the opportunity to speak with many people, from all walks of society, about a number of different issues likely to be of significance especially between now and election day on 19th October.  One group in particular I have discovered to be more distanced from […]

Hands off the Farm shops – JEP 27th August 2011

On August 30, 2011, in The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

BUREAUCRATS should not be interfering in how commercial entities are run, according to the author of an official review into the Island’s farm shops.  Bruce Willing is recommending that oversight for farm shops be transferred from the Environment department to Economic Development.  The former Army brigadier, who conducted the review free of charge on behalf […]

How important is Tourism to Jersey?

On August 30, 2011, in Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

Recent figures indicate that Tourism is holding up well this year which, given the global economic situation, proves just how vital this industry is to our Island and its economy.  How do you feel about Tourism and do you think the States should increase funding to assist growth in this important sector of our economy?

Feel a part of things

On August 10, 2011, in Society, by gerfar

I wrote to the JEP a while ago about how in these difficult times with things generally being tougher for everyone I noticed that at Christmas, there was actually a more spiritual, rather than commercial feeling in the air. Having less money to throw around makes us think more carefully about what we do with […]

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