Despite the unpredictable nature of the pandemic many scientists believe the lethal power of the coronavirus is fading

On July 25, 2021, in General, Health, Society, The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

The Times News Review by Ben Spencer Saturday July 24 2021, 6.00pm BST, The Sunday Times    Doctors and nurses were among the first to be struck down by the virus. The prime minister was incapacitated for weeks, parliament was closed, education was disrupted. In the darkest days of the crisis, Norwood Cemetery in south […]

Public feedback sought on Our Hospital Concept Designs

On May 27, 2021, in Health, Our Hospital, The Environment, by Lyndon-Farnham

Islanders are being asked to provide their feedback on the first concept designs for Jersey’s new hospital. A virtual public exhibition has opened allowing visitors to see and understand the emerging designs, learn about the internal feel and flow of the hospital, and see how the building has influenced the creation of new gardens, public […]

Working with the UK to ensure the best outcomes for Jersey

On May 19, 2021, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

Government of Jersey Media Release 19th May 2021:  The Deputy Chief Minister, Senator Lyndon Farnham, and the Minister for External Relations, Senator Ian Gorst, have undertaken a series of engagements in London as part of the Government’s regular and ongoing programme of meetings with key stakeholders in the UK. The visit included discussions with the […]

Safer Travel Policy Update May 2021

On May 10, 2021, in General, Society, The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

Following advice from Public Health, in consultation with the Scientific and Technical Advisory Cell (STAC), Jersey’s Government have agreed several changes to the Safer Travel Policy: Country and regional travel classifications for travelling to Jersey Like many Islanders, I was delighted to see families reunited when we re-introduced our Safer Travel Policy two weeks ago […]

Prince Philip – my own short tribute

On April 18, 2021, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

A small number of things have been, and remain, a constant presence in our lives. For most people the royal family are a constant presence as are our own family, long standing friends and other things that have always been meaningful to us.  Prince Philip was a constant figure in my life in so far […]

Protecting Lives, Livelihoods and Businesses

On April 4, 2021, in General, Health, Population, Society, The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

A year after the first lockdown I spoke with Business Brief to reflect upon the pandemic. Read the full article here: Protecting Lives, Livelihoods and Businesses

Welcome to Our Hospital Community Consultation Hub

On March 26, 2021, in Health, Our Hospital, by Lyndon-Farnham

The Our Hospital Project is a once-in-a-generation project that will deliver a fully integrated, 21st century health care facility. The project will provide a facility that will be an integral part of the local community and will give patients greater choice, access to and provision of, quality and efficient services that will enhance the overall […]

Our Hospital – Patient and Visitor Travel Survey

On March 9, 2021, in Health, Our Hospital, by Lyndon-Farnham

Community Consultation | News The Our Hospital Project team is conducting a travel survey, the results of which will play an important role in the efficient planning and design of our new healthcare facilities. By incorporating this information into our planning, we intend to improve your journey and effectively plan for future needs. As a result of […]

Jersey’s Roadmap for Reconnection

On March 5, 2021, in General, Health, Society, The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

Ministers have outlined the next stages of their plan to reconnect Islanders by relaxing more of the existing Covid measures. This decision takes into account the low number of daily positive cases, as well as advice from public health officials and the Scientific and Technical Advisory Cell (STAC). Ministers have already announced that controlled outdoor […]

British and Irish Lions consider base in Jersey as contingency plan for summer 2021 tour

On February 27, 2021, in Sport, The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

The Guardian Sat 27th Feb 2021: The British and Irish Lions are exploring the option of basing themselves in Jersey as part of a contingency plan if this summer’s tour of South Africa is moved to the British Isles. With the prospect of large crowds in July and August making a “home” tour more appealing, it […]

Two skatepark proposals move forward

On February 26, 2021, in General, Sport, by Lyndon-Farnham

A planning application for the proposed Les Quennevais skatepark has been submitted today (Friday 26 February), and one for the proposed South Hill skatepark is expected to be ready for submission within the next week. The applications follow a States Assembly debate earlier this month about improving facilities for urban sports across the island. The […]

Our Hospital – Career Opportunities

On February 21, 2021, in Education, Health, Our Hospital, by Lyndon-Farnham

Our Hospital Project Jersey, Virtual Industry Day: Wednesday 17 March, 10.00-15.00. FREE to Jersey students aged 14+ who are interested in / curious about working in the construction industry. What’s on offer? An opportunity to work with the Our Hospital team via a Google Classrooms to solve the kind of problems and challenges that construction […]

Our Hospital – Progress

On February 14, 2021, in Health, Our Hospital, by Lyndon-Farnham

The States have so far deliberated for over eight years and spent considerable sums of money and failed at all previous attempts to deliver a new hospital but at last we are making progress. The timeline and momentum, which is now driving the project, is determined by our ageing and decaying health estate, and the […]

Merry Christmas and God Bless Us, Every one

On December 23, 2018, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

Wishing you all a Happy and Peaceful Christmas and a Healthy New Year especially those who will be working over the holiday period to keep our island functioning and safe. An excerpt from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens: Scrooge was better than his word. He did it all, and infinitely more; and to Tiny […]

Election of the Chief Minister

On May 25, 2018, in General, States Reform, Voting, by Lyndon-Farnham

I have released a short statement in relation to my current position. Thanks to all whom have supported me to this stage and best of luck to Senators Ian Gorst and John Le Fondré “After having spoken with States members over the last few days it is clear that the majority of support is lying with Senator Gorst […]

I would be honoured to receive one of your votes

On May 15, 2018, in General, Voting, by Lyndon-Farnham

Since being appointed Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture I have worked to deliver strong, sustainable growth and increased diversity across our economy.   Maintaining a strong economy is vital. It creates the wealth required to help those in our community who find themselves in need and allows society to develop in a sustainable fashion for the benefit of everyone. Three […]

General Election day in Jersey is Wednesday 16th May 2018.

On April 11, 2018, in General, Society, Voting, by Lyndon-Farnham

Well I am officially nominated for Senator again! Thank you to all my friends and family for their support and encouragement. With special thanks to my proposer and seconders: Advocate Steven Meiklejohn (Proposer), Jennifer Geddes, Jonathan Giles, Anna Goncalves, Joanne Gorrod, Paul James, Renzo Martin, Mike Stentiford, David Woodsford, Dr Philippa Worth. Election day is Wednesday […]

Staying Leisure Visitors to Jersey up 16% in 2017 – The Facts and Figures

On March 1, 2018, in Culture, General, Society, The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

2017 saw the highest number of holidaymakers coming to Jersey since 2001, up 16% over 2016 with 413,200 staying leisure visitors. Total visits to Jersey in 2017 were up 5% over 2016, with 727,000 visits, the highest number since 2007. 52% of holiday visitors were first-time visitors to Jersey, matching the 2016 figure. £250m was […]

Surge in the number of winter visitors to Jersey

On February 14, 2018, in Culture, The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

I am delighted with the news that we are finally beginning to grow our visor economy on a year round basis.  Not only will this provide increased productivity within the hospitality sector, and the island’s economy as a whole, but will also help to strengthen transport links throughout the winter months.  Very well done to […]

Manches Iles-Express to operate new inter-island passenger ferry service in 2018 – return fares under £40

On February 8, 2018, in Culture, General, Society, Sport, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

The States’ of Jersey and Guernsey have identified Manche Iles-Express as the preferred bidder to provide an enhanced inter-island passenger-only ferry service. No formal award has been made yet and discussions with Manche Illes-Express are continuing with both Islands, but the objective remains to have an enhanced service in operation by 1 May 2018. While […]