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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Global Forum on Transparency & Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes recognises Jersey’s commitment and cooperation

On November 18, 2017, in Financial Services, General, Society, The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

The recent Global Forum’s report (pub. 17th November 2017) recognises that Jersey is fully committed to the highest standards of tax transparency and cooperation. Summary of the Report: The second round peer review reveals the important progress made by Jersey in the implementation of the international standard, leading to the upgrade of its overall rating from […]