Business News

The Channel Islands Co-operative Society is financially secure while UK announces losses

THE Channel Islands Co-operative Society has reassured members that it remains in a strong financial position, despite its UK counterpart announcing losses today. The Society has no financial ties with the UK Co-operative and its assets are locally owned and secure. A strong performance during 2013 means that the Society, which will be celebrating 60 […]

KPMG comments on new Financial Reporting Standard (FRS) for insurers

The Financial Reporting Committee (FRC) recently published FRS 103 for Insurance Contracts which supplements FRS 102 and completes the new suite of Financial Reporting Standards replacing the current UK GAAP with effect from 1 January 2015. Commenting on the publication by the FRC Simon Nicholas, Director at KPMG, says it provides further clarity for insurers […]

Colour Monster acquires Guernsey Herald printing assets

Local printer Colour Monster has acquired Guernsey Herald’s printing assets, making it the largest printer of its kind in the Channel Islands. Guernsey Herald was liquidated and wound up earlier this year. Colour Monster has also taken over the lease of its premises in The Guernsey Press building where it will shortly be relocating all […]

Nothing to Fear as FATCA Draws Closer Says EY

Jersey’s financial services businesses were told that they have nothing to fear from FATCA – yet, at a presentation given by EY’s Executive Director for Tax, Wendy Martin. Before joining EY, Wendy was Director of Tax Policy at the States of Jersey where she played key roles in negotiating the Intergovernmental Agreements and drafting the […]

Business News

Nothing to Fear as FATCA Draws Closer Says EY

Guernsey’s financial services businesses were told that they have nothing to fear from FATCA – yet, at a presentation given by EY’s Executive Director for Tax, Wendy Martin. EY’s Guernsey Head of Tax, David White welcomed the audience of 150 local professionals to the presentation and introduced Wendy Martin who joined EY last year from […]

Singapore vaults top US$100 million for Jersey based GoldMoney

The flow of gold bullion from the west to east has been highlighted by Jersey based online physical precious metals trader GoldMoney which saw its Singapore vaults top US$100 million this week. The amount of gold being imported into China has been well reported, but it’s not just China that is seeing an inflow of […]

Secure Direct Mail representatives return from a successful Gibraltar KPMG Summit

Representatives from the Isle of Man Post Office’s specialist eGaming communications brand Secure Direct Mail attended the 2014 KPMG eGaming Summit event in Gibraltar on the 3rd of April. The event was varied in terms of its format and included panel and breakout sessions, of which the Secure Direct Mail led one which focused around […]

Mourant Ozannes advises Vision Knight on Capital China Fund II launch

Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has acted as Cayman Counsel to Vision Knight Capital Partners on the launch of its second China private equity fund, Vision Knight Capital (China) Fund II LP. The fund, which will invest in the consumer retail, internet and e-commerce sectors, was oversubscribed after only four months in the market […]

Events

Finalists announced for the Awards for Enterprise 2014

More than 30 local companies have been told that they have been included in the list of businesses that are considered among the most enterprising organisations in Jersey. The shortlist of finalists for the 2014 Jersey Business Awards for Enterprise has been published, following a rigorous application and judging process. Candidates could choose to enter […]

Jersey Heritage Lets Open Day – Your Chance to Explore!

From 10am – 4pm on Sunday 27 April 2014, Jersey Heritage will be opening the doors of its historic self-catering and coastal tower accommodation located around the Island. The Jersey Heritage Lets Open Day invites the public to visit and explore a host of unique landmarks which are available to let throughout the year. Jersey […]

The Truth About Drugs: A Basis for a Fair and Rational Policy?

Professor David Nutt is to give a talk at the Manx Museum on Monday 28th April entitled “The Truth About Drugs: A Basis for a Fair and Rational Policy?” 7.30 p.m. Monday 28th April 2014 Manx Museum Theatre, Douglas (doors open at 7.00 p.m.) Admission free – all welcome It was revealed last year that 40% […]

Offshore 2014 CPD Seminars

Offshore have this week announced its 2014 programme of training courses to be held in Jersey. The series of four seminars, which are aimed at experienced individuals who wish to maintain their CPD requirements, will be run at The Club Hotel and Spa at lunchtimes, from 12 until 2pm, over four sessions and will cover: […]

Appointments

NatWest make senior appointment

NatWest has appointed Jeff Williams to the role of senior director of retail and premium banking, with responsibility for leading the teams providing the bank’s premium and retail services across the four jurisdictions of Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man and Gibraltar. His extensive career in banking began with RBS Group in 1989 and covered […]

AO Hall corporate team lawyer Kim Paiva promoted to senior associate

AO HALL has promoted corporate lawyer Kim Paiva to the role of senior associate. Miss Paiva, who was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2006, joined AO Hall as an associate in 2010 and specialises in all aspects of corporate law, including investment funds. Group partner and team leader […]

Boston Group Appoints Chief Operating Officer

Greg Ellison, CEO of Boston Group, is pleased to announce that Alex Fray has joined the independent, privately owned professional services firm as Chief Operating Officer (COO). As the COO, Alex is responsible for the central finance function, operations, technology and all strategic change initiatives across the group. Alex will also be appointed to the […]

New head teacher for Haute Vallée School

David Roworth (49) will be the next head teacher of Haute Vallée Secondary School. Jersey-born Mr Roworth started his career in 1993 as a maths teacher at D’Hautree School and transferred to Haute Vallée as Head of Maths when it opened in 1998. He later moved to Grainville School where he was Deputy Head for […]

Community News

With Palm Oil once again spotted along the English South coast Guernsey Dog Owners Warned of Substance on Beaches

Last October the Environment Department warned dog owners to keep pets away from any white substance they may find on local beaches and with the same substance spotted once again along the South Coast of England the GSPCA are asking dog owners to take care over the Easter break. The substance which is Palm Oil […]

Change of venue for Manx Cancer Help’s Archibald Knox Ball due to great demand

The Archibald Knox Ball in aid of Manx Cancer Help on Saturday September 6th has attracted such overwhelming support a larger venue has had to be secured. Sponsored by Celton Manx the ball, with joint patrons Katie Melua and James Toseland as guests of honour, will now be held in a marquee in the grounds […]

CCA Galleries International Supports Jersey Heart Support Group’s Defibrillator Campaign

CCA Galleries International are proud to support Jersey Heart Support Group’s campaign to install defibrillators in all Island schools during 2014. JHSG says that hundreds of young people die every year in the UK from undiagnosed heart conditions such as SCA (Sudden Cardiac Arrest) and SADS (Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome).  Research by the British Heart […]

Spring into action with the Appleby Sportive 2014

Entries are now open on-line (via www.ellanvannin.cc) for the 5th annual Appleby Sportive, which will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, 5 May. Starting and finishing at Ramsey Rugby Club, the challenging cycling event consists of timed courses over either 100km or 72km, taking in many roads that are not typically used in local races […]

Charity News

From Champagne region to Champagne Lounge: A challenge in aid of Headway Jersey

A team from the five-star Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa and local brain injury charity, Headway Jersey, are set to take on a gruelling four-day challenge. Starting Wednesday 6th August, the team will cycle through France, row from France to Jersey arriving Saturday 9th August. The team is comprised of key members of staff from […]

Saffery Champness Rotary Walk extends charity application deadline

The Saffery Champness Rotary Walk committee is giving Guernsey charities a few more weeks to apply for a portion of the funds it will raise at this year’s event. Charities and voluntary organisations seeking financial support for a specific project or initiative now have until the end of April to submit their applications to the […]

Mourant Ozannes finds MOJO for FOJO

Staff at law firm Mourant Ozannes had a ‘hairy’ experience for charity last week, raising essential funds to help cancer patients. As part of an Island-wide initiative nearly 40 members of staff at the law firm donned a wig for the Friends of Jersey Oncology (FOJO) charity, which helps raise funds for the purchase of […]

Running and catching for MUG

Goldridge Estate Agents has announced its latest fundraising effort in aid of local charity Male Uprising Guernsey (MUG). Island cricketer, David Hooper, is being sponsored £1 for each run he scores and £10 for each wicket he takes in the KRyS Global Premier Evening League 1. ‘Hoops’, as he is known, plays for Goldridge Griffins. […]

Other News

The Channel Islands Co-operative Society is financially secure while UK announces losses

| April 17, 2014

THE Channel Islands Co-operative Society has reassured members that it remains in a strong financial position, despite its UK counterpart announcing losses today. The Society has no financial ties with the UK Co-operative and its assets are locally owned and secure. A strong performance during 2013 means that the Society, which will be celebrating 60 […]

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Acting Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, Northwest Territories completes study visit

| April 17, 2014

The acting Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, Northwest Territories, Ms Colette Langlois, has completed a study visit to Tynwald. Ms Langlois attended a four-day training programme arranged by the Office of the Clerk of Tynwald, during which she studied the parliamentary procedures and administrative functions of Tynwald and observed the Hansard voice recognition system in […]

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Assistant Minister confirms support for commercial fishing industry

| April 17, 2014

The Assistant Minister for Economic Development, Deputy Carolyn Labey, has confirmed a package of short-term measures designed to support the local fishing industry. The measures are a response to severe restrictions on the fleet’s operations caused by bad weather during the first quarter of this year. In a letter delivered today to the Island’s commercial […]

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Sure Sidecar races set for battle royal at 2014 Isle of Man TT

| April 17, 2014

As well as six high quality solo races, the 2014 Isle of Man TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy, is set to see two highly competitive Sure Sidecar TT races with a stellar line-up of outfits confirmed.. Reverting back to the open regulations, last used in 2010, the entry, again in excess of 60 machines, […]

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