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, 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, 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 […]

Five-year deal signed for return of Super League Triathlon

On February 5, 2018, in General, Sport, The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

Super League Triathlon will return to Jersey’s Waterfront this year following the signing of a five-year contract with the States of Jersey to secure the rights to host the event. The partnership will place Jersey on the map as a host for international sports events and follows the successful inaugural event in the Island in […]

Agricultural Statistics 2016 published

On January 24, 2018, in Agriculture, The Economy, The Environment, by Lyndon-Farnham

For the first time, the report has been compiled using a new online methodology, which allows the Department to streamline the statistical information it gathers and to make comparisons over longer, ten-year periods. The report shows that the exported tonnage of Jersey Royal potatoes has remained stable over the past decade, while the gross return […]

People count

On January 15, 2018, in General, Population, Society, The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

The Population Office has published figures for the number of applications for registered and licensed permissions, and how many were granted or refused between October to December 2017.  The main factors taken in to account when deciding whether to grant registered and licensed permissions to a business are: preserving and maximising the benefits of Jersey’s […]

Unemployment at 8 year low

On January 13, 2018, in Society, The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

Latest fi​​gures On 31 December 2017: on a seasonally adjusted  basis, the total number of people registered as actively seeking work (ASW) was : 330 lower than at the end of the corresponding quarter in 2016 (Q4 2016) the non-seasonally adjusted ASW total was 950; this total is 30 lower than the end of the previous quarter, […]

easyjet launches Jersey Edinburgh route

On January 9, 2018, in Society, The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

easyjet has launched a new service from Jersey to Edinburgh. It will operate twice weekly throughout the summer season, in addition to the existing Jersey to Glasgow link. In total, easyJet will operate to 8 UK destinations: Belfast, Glasgow, Liverpool, Newcastle, London Gatwick, London Luton and London Southend. Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said: […]

Merry Christmas and God Bless Us, Every one.

On December 22, 2017, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

May I wish you all a Happy and Peaceful Christmas and a Healthy New Year and share with you an excerpt from one of my favourite pieces of literature: 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. […]

Tourism: Another promising set of figures

On December 18, 2017, in General, The Environment, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

Provisional Visit Jersey estimates suggest that the number of visits to Jersey during the first ten months of 2017 was 672,200 with visitor nights reaching 2.7 million.     During the period January to October 2017: Total visitor trips were 672,200 up 4% Total spend was £212 million up 4% (first 9 months) Total visitor nights […]

EU confirms Jersey’s status as a cooperative jurisdiction

On December 6, 2017, in Financial Services, General, Society, The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

I am very pleased that the EU has cleared Jersey from inclusion in its register of blacklisted jurisdictions. (Source gov.je) The EU Code of Conduct Group on Business Taxation (the Code Group) has determined that Jersey is a cooperative tax jurisdiction, and will work with the Island throughout 2018 to ensure that this position is […]

Economic Development Minister calls for end to collective responsibility

On December 2, 2017, in General, States Reform, The Economy, Voting, by Lyndon-Farnham

COLLECTIVE responsibility, the doctrine enshrined in the ministerial code which requires ministers to toe the official government line – is curtailing proper democratic debate and should be scrapped.   Senator Lyndon Farnham spoke out after abstaining from a crucial States vote this week on a proposal in the 2018 Budget to charge big retailers 20 per […]