Locate Jersey’s sponsorship of Jersey Rugby. Some important facts and figures..

On October 12, 2016, in General, Society, Sport, The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

Tickets for international matches are part of the sponsorship package with Jersey Rugby. They are used carefully and strategically to help secure inward investment from individuals and businesses. Inward investment is a key pillar of the States strategic plan and the economic growth and diversification strategy. The other Crown Dependencies and England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland […]

Employment in Jersey at highest ever level

On October 7, 2016, in General, Population, Society, The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

Labour Market Statistics In June 2016: total employment was 60,320 (annual increase of 1,260) private sector employment was 52,480 (annual increase of 1,600) public sector employment was 7,840 (annual decrease of 350) annual increase in private sector employment was driven by rises in full-time (+740) and zero-hours (+690) employees annual decreases in public sector was driven by […]

Jersey Construction Council – JeCC Awards 2016

On April 20, 2016, in Education, General, Society, The Economy, The Environment, by Lyndon-Farnham

I was very pleased to help launch the JeCC awards this morning in Jersey.  The awards ceremony will take place in October 2016. Full details can be obtained from JeCC Awards 2016 – Nominations and Toolkit I attach a copy of my speech: Launch of the 2016 Jersey Construction Awards Good morning – Thank you for […]

My first year as Economic Development Minister (in 200 words)..

On December 7, 2015, in General, Society, The Economy, Voting, by Lyndon-Farnham

In the 12 months since taking office, in addition to business as usual across the whole portfolio, the Economic Development Department has delivered a number of projects. In March, Visit Jersey opened for business and assumed responsibility for marketing the Island and has since delivered the first Tourism Strategy for over ten years. In July […]

Jersey shines brightly for the Nat West Island Games

On July 4, 2015, in Society, Sport, The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

And so the 2015 Nat West Island games draw to a close with a vibrant closing ceremony where thousands of new friends partied together and said au revoir until we all reconvene on the special island of Gotland in 2017.  Congratulations of the highest order have to go to everybody, yes everybody on Jersey because […]

Economic Growth – No stone unturned

On June 11, 2015, in General, Society, The Economy, The Environment, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

I was delighted to have been given the opportunity to talk to the Jersey Chamber of Commerce outlining my policy and position on growing Jersey’s economy and attach my speech (below).  I would like to thank the Jersey Chamber of Commerce and all who attended.   Draft Speech to the Jersey Chamber of Commerce – 11th […]

Liberation 70

On March 4, 2015, in Society, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

As many of us know, on 9th May every year Jersey celebrates the anniversary of the Liberation of the Island from the German occupation forces of World War II. Considered as Jersey’s very own ‘National Day’, Liberation Day 70 will be celebrated on Saturday 9th May 2015 and will commence with a Freedom march – […]

Council of Ministers Strategic Priorities 2015 -2018

On February 1, 2015, in Education, General, Health, Society, The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

Jersey’s Council of Ministers has set out their strategic priorities for 2015 – 2018. The four key areas are: Health and Wellbeing, Education, Economic Growth and Jobs and St Helier: Click here to view a short video introduction to the strategic priorities

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year

On December 24, 2014, in Society, by Lyndon-Farnham

Shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, The British Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill, went to Washington with his chiefs of staff to meet President Roosevelt and the American military leaders and coordinate plans for the defeat of the common enemy.  On Christmas Eve Churchill broadcast to the world from the […]

Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport & Culture

On November 9, 2014, in Society, The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

I am pleased to have been appointed to the post of Minister for Economic Development by the States of Jersey on Friday 7th November 2014 – thank you to all who have placed their confidence in me. The new Economic Development Department will bring together responsibility for tourism, retail, sport, culture, gambling and the lottery, […]

Education Education Education (minus sport & culture)

On September 25, 2014, in Education, Society, by Lyndon-Farnham

Our education system is not an embarrassment but we must improve. We need radical changes in the way the education system is run. Education is the process by which society retains, and transmits its accumulated and growing knowledge, skills and values from one generation to another.  It is essential that our children leave school having […]

Taking the Challenge! #IceBucket…

On August 23, 2014, in General, Society, by Lyndon-Farnham

Today (Friday 22nd Aug 2014) after being nominated by my son Alex! I dutifully undertook the MND Ice Bucket Challenge with members of the team from the Jersey Motor Neuron Disease Association and my old pal Harry McRandle from the JEP. Together we were raising awareness and funds for essential research to combat this little understood […]

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 […]

A 50m Pool for Jersey?

On October 21, 2013, in Society, by Lyndon-Farnham

How could an Olympic 50m pool and Acquatics Centre benefit Jersey? Here are some suggestions but please feel free to add your own; Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo, other Water-Sports Development, Tourism, Health, Education, Investment in the local Construction Industry, Economic Benefit, Jobs, a facility the whole community would benefit from …

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 […]

A Gap in the law – 31st October 2012

On October 31, 2012, in Society, States Reform, by Lyndon-Farnham

A gap in the law has led to a convicted killer receiving a sentence that even the court passing sentence deems to be inappropriate. The Royal Court was unable to impose a life sentence because it cannot set a minimum period before early release is considered for manslaughter. It is therefore time to identify and […]

Will mutual respect strengthen a society?

On October 9, 2011, in Society, by Lyndon-Farnham

People may attack you, your principles, your work and your way of life simply because they are bored, jealous or irritated by your efforts and success – rise above it, lest you become one of them .. We need to build a community where everybody feels they belong, where the well off and less well […]

800 Heroin Users in Jersey. WHY?

On September 13, 2011, in Society, by Lyndon-Farnham

I was shocked and surprised to learn today from the former Health Minister, Senator Ben Shenton, that it is estimated that approximately 800 islanders are regular users of Heroin.  It is clear to me from this announcement that society has still not found a way to deal with or to fully understand the problem of drug (and […]

Feel a part of things

On August 10, 2011, in Society, by gerfar

I wrote to the JEP a while ago about how in these difficult times with things generally being tougher for everyone I noticed that at Christmas, there was actually a more spiritual, rather than commercial feeling in the air. Having less money to throw around makes us think more carefully about what we do with […]