Getting my gloves on for Charity

On June 7, 2014, in General, Society, by Lyndon-Farnham

In what appeared to be a good idea at the time, I agreed to participate in The Rock White Collar charity boxing event on Saturday 28th June. I expect many of you would pay handsomely to see a States Member take a few legitimate shots from mainly younger and fitter opponents whilst contributing to an inspirational […]

Wednesday 2nd January 2013

On January 2, 2013, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

 – I am sorry I did not post an entry in December – it appears to have been the busiest month of the year for me!  December saw two very busy States sessions culminating with the Plemont debate the outcome of which is now well known.  You can read my speech here I was also pleased […]

Why is Green Street not a good location for the new Police HQ?

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

The States are being asked to consider alternative options for the location of the new Police HQ.  Although Green Street is the preferred location and the building a bespoke design of the Police themselves there appears to be a general mood against? Please let me know your views ..

Friday 16th November 2012

On November 16, 2012, in General, Society, by Lyndon-Farnham

 – I have attended two of the Electoral Commission’s public hearings (St Brelade and St Helier). The recommendations have received mixed reviews but I have to say that most people want to retain the Island Wide Mandate in one form or another.  On Tuesday 13th November I lodged my Proposition asking the Chief Minister to […]

Monday 22nd October 2012

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

 – Today the Electoral Commission presented their Interim Report and it is exactly as I suspected. Whilst I agree that they are on the right track I can not subscribe to their recommendation to ask the people if they want to retain the Connetables but NOT ask the same question of the Island Wide Mandate […]

Friday 5th October 2012

On October 5, 2012, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

 – The second half of September and early October has seen a proliferation of meetings on subjects including; Historic Child Abuse (Committee of Inquiry), Health – the presentation of the new health strategy, Tourism Strategy and the creation of a Tourism Board, Fire Sprinklers in private homes (a sensible idea), and the Fiscal Policy Panel’s […]

Monday 6th August 2012

On August 6, 2012, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

 – Senator Le Marquand (Home Affairs Minister) has been on leave for a couple of weeks so, as his Assistant Minister, I have been rather more busy than usual. Meetings I have attended include; Children’s Policy Group, Police HQ re-location, Customs and Immigration Controls and two meetings with Minister of State for Justice, Lord McNally who […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]