Wednesday 18th July 2012

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

 – Today saw the Royal visit of HRH the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.  The States of Jersey convened in a special sitting in the Royal Square this morning where a warm and friendly welcome was extended by he Bailiff to the visiting Royals.  An appropriate and equally warm reply was presented by the […]

Friday 13th July 2012…Defeat

On July 13, 2012, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

 – A day that will live in infamy … We were deafeated (narrowly) by Guernsey States Members today in the annual Cricket Challenge in Guernsey.  Nevertheless, our hosts were most generous and a great day was had by all.  In my enthusiasm to field a low drive from Guernsey’s opening batsman I twinged something so […]

Monday 25th June 2012

On June 25, 2012, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

 – I was present at my first meeting of the Justice System Board today which was very interesting.  I continue to feel slightly uncomfortable though that we do not have any real political accountability or responsibility for Justice and certain areas of related Policy. I need to think more about this and discuss with my colleagues […]

Thursday 7th june 2012

On June 7, 2012, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

– Attended a good number of States related meetings over the last couple of weeks including dinner with the Estonian Ambassador and the launch of Jersey’s own Diamond Jubilee £100 note .. Incidentally, I thought the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations were truly amazing.

Friday 11th May 2012

On May 11, 2012, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

 – Fire and Rescue update today and I continue to be impressed with our really excellent service.  The team are skilled, versatile, dedicated and very professional.  Re the passports, I could not muster enough political support to resist the UK’s proposals that passport production for the Channel Islands is centralised within the UK so it appears we […]

Tuesday 24th April 2012

On April 24, 2012, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

 – No States this week so I attended the opening of the new JEC station at South hill today and saw a really impressive facility.  Lets hope this delivers a secure and uninterrupted power supply to the Island for many years to come.

Tuesday 10th April 2012

On April 10, 2012, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

 – Apologies for the long delay since the last entry .. no excuses, just kept putting it off! Passports have been the main issue in so far as there is a suggestion to print them in the UK – follow this link for more info; http://www.thisisjersey.com/news/letters-to-the-editor/2012/04/02/it-is-vital-that-we-fight-to-retain-passport-service/  Without going in to all the detail I attended 31 States […]

Should States Members be part of the new Electoral Commission?

On March 3, 2012, in Voting, by Lyndon-Farnham

The Priviliges and Procedures Committee have lodged the following proposition; P5/2012, for debate on Tuesday 6th March 2012; THE STATES are asked to decide whether they are of opinion – to refer to their Act dated 15th March 2011 in which they agreed that an independent Electoral Commission should be established in Jersey to investigate […]

Wednesday 29th February 2012 

On February 29, 2012, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

– Right, a quick round up for Feb’ 2012; The States sat only once during February however the month was fairly busy with other business and meetings.  A couple of highlights; (i) On Tuesday 21st the Jersey Hospitality Association (of which I have the honour to be President) delivered a presentation to States Members on the importance […]

Friday 27th January 2012

On January 27, 2012, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

 – A busy day ahead .. 1000-12n00n Home Affairs meeting with Scrutiny, 12 n0on Hospital Appointment, 1430 – 1630 Presentation by the Chief Minister and Assistant Chief Ministers to analyse the 2011 census findings, 1630 – 1900 Presenation with Dr Iona Heath and Professor Mike Pringle to learn more about different approaches to primary care […]

Sunday 22nd January 2012

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

 – Where does the time go? It’s nearly February already and the States have sat for two days (17th & 18th Jan’).  There are currently a number of departmental presentations in progress  aimed at updating States Members with the work and functions of the various States departments.  I am on crutches as previously promised (Tuesday […]

A successful outcome!

On January 1, 2012, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

Election 2011 Good News Everyone!  Well what a day election day was although it already seems such a long time ago. A very sincere thank you to everyone who helped with the campaign – it was hard work for us all and I really appreciate everything everyone has done.  The final totals were as follows: Sir […]

Population policy

On December 29, 2011, in Population, by Lyndon-Farnham

JERSEY’S population now stands at 97,857. Following months of speculation, it was this morning confirmed that the number of people living in Jersey has increased by ten per cent or 9,100 since the last Census was carried out in 2001 (JEP 8th December 2011).  Approximately 6,800 of this figure has been attributed to net migration […]

Friday 23rd December 2011

On December 23, 2011, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

– I was hoping for a quiet week but it did not work out like that … various minor issues dealt with but the two key points this week were my first (official) meeting with the Police Chief and the Deputy Police Chief which was very useful and informative, and, on Wednesday the Jersey Hospitality […]

Tuesday 13th December 2011

On December 13, 2011, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

 – Yesterday (Monday) morning I attended my first Ministerial meeting at Customs and Immigration.  The agenda included some intersting points not least of which was a discussion on the issues to be resolved in relation to the switch to new generation passports due for 2013.  Today I was due in the UK for foot surgery but, due to a […]

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 […]

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