Jersey Elections 2022. Thank You!

On June 23, 2022, in General, Voting, by Lyndon-Farnham

Thank you all for the support I have received to be re-elected to the States Assembly. I am honoured to serve the people of Jersey and represent #StMary #StOuen #StPeter Congratulations and great respect to ALL who put their names forward #JerseyElection22

Working to secure our future

Since being appointed Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture and Deputy Chief Minister in 2018, I have worked  on behalf of all islanders, during one of the most challenging periods in recent history, to ensure Jersey remains resilient, safe and fiscally secure.   My key focus during the pandemic has been on protecting our health, […]

Saving the role of Senator – The removal of the island wide mandate is a mistake

On May 7, 2022, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

The majority of islanders wish to retain the Island wide mandate as represented in the office of Senator.  Of the three classes of States member, it is the most democratic and therefore the most accountable.   Importantly, the holders of Senatorial office are well placed to take unprejudiced and impartial views of issues affecting the […]

Jersey – London Heathrow connectivity secured for 5 Years

On April 5, 2022, in Financial Services, General, The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

Ports of Jersey and British Airways agreement secures connectivity to Heathrow for next five years   From Port of Jersey, 5th April 2022   Ports of Jersey is thrilled to today announce a five-year agreement with British Airways to fly to London Heathrow. Following almost 12 months of negotiations, this new long-term arrangement is projected […]

Hospital Update “We have the absolute imperative and the moral obligation to fulfil our responsibility and build a new hospital.”

On March 23, 2022, in General, Health, Our Hospital, The Economy, The Environment, by Lyndon-Farnham

OUR HOSPITAL Update Jersey Chamber of Commerce Speech by Deputy Chief Minister, Senator Lyndon Farnham – 23rd March 2022   Good afternoon and thank you to Chamber for inviting me to speak this lunchtime.   I am certain that most islanders will have a view on this topic. It has been discussed in homes, at […]

Why the Faroe Islands Dolphin Hunt Must Stop

On October 28, 2021, in General, The Environment, by Lyndon-Farnham

On September 12, the waters surrounding the Faroe Islands ran blood-red with the cruel slaughter of at least 1,428 white-sided dolphins. More than one month later, the beaches of these Danish islands no longer lap with such gore, but the world will not soon forget the graphic images of this hunt’.   Many Faroese residents […]

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 […]