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Voisin law firm and the Citizens Advice Bureau will deliver a free presentation to the public addressing the complexities and practicalities of Jersey’s new anti discrimination law. The Draft Discrimination (Jersey) Law 2013 was passed by the States on 14th May 2013 and will come into force on 1st September 2014. The new law will […]

Awards all round for Hanson Renouf?

We are delighted to announce that Advocate Barbara Corbett and Jamie-Lee Morgan have both been shortlisted for the annual Family Law Awards. In addition to this, our linked barristers’ chambers No.5, has been crowned “Chambers of the Year” by The Lawyer Awards. The Family Law Awards were launched by Jordan Publishing to recognise the important […]

Digital industry welcomes award of 4G spectrum by CICRA

Digital Jersey has welcomed the news that the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities (CICRA) has awarded 4G spectrum to three successful applicants, namely Airtel, JT and Sure. CIRCA have been working with local industry, consumers and Ofcom since June to assess bids from local telecom companies to provide this service and have announced their […]

JT welcomes 4G decision

JT warmly welcomes the regulator’s decision to allow the JT Group to provide 4G services across the Channel Islands, through the award of the spectrum licence. We will now complete our launch plans to put in place the necessary network infrastructure as soon as possible, with customers being able to access this superfast data service […]

Business News

CICRA awards 4G spectrum in the Channel Islands

Local consumers are set to benefit from access to much faster mobile internet speeds and enhanced capabilities on their mobile phones following the announcement that CICRA (the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities) is awarding 4G spectrum to three successful applicants. In June interested operators submitted bids to the telecoms regulator for the ability to […]

Jersey Water announce Bursary Award for 2014

Jersey Water is pleased to announce that their Bursary Award for 2014 has been awarded to Lyndon Gledhill, who will be studying Chemistry at York University from this September. Lyndon attended Hautlieu School where he gained A levels in 2013 followed by a gap year spent working. Lyndon Gledhill commented “I am delighted to have […]

TTS Exports Fly Ash

Transport and Technical Services (TTS) will be sending its first shipment of Air Pollution Control residues (APCr) or fly ash out of the Island this week. APCr is the solid output of the flue gas treatment process in the new Energy from Waste (EfW) plant. Since the EfW started operation in 2011, it has been […]

Uncover Captives with Barclays

‘Captives Uncovered’ is an initiative from Barclays Wealth and Investment Management to offer frank insights into the captives sector from industry experts. Featuring a dedicated website and a LinkedIn networking group, ‘Captives Uncovered’ aims to help Captives professionals exchange views and information online and learn from industry experts. Six new interviews have just been published […]



The Motorsport Merchandise Formula Two Race will be the final race to get underway at this year’s Classic TT presented by Bennetts. Last year’s race featured a battle royal between eventual race winner Chris Palmer and runner-up James Cowton and this year’s race promises to be another thrilling contest. Although Palmer has now hung up […]

Manx Telecom helps children affected by Chernobyl disaster phone home during Island trip

Children from an area affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster are visiting the Island as part of an annual trip organised by the Isle of Man branch of the Friends of Chernobyl’s Children (FOCC) charity. During the visit the youngsters were welcomed as special guests at Manx Telecom’s headquarters where they were given free calls […]

National Service of Commemoration

A National Service of Commemoration is being held in the Isle of Man to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One. The service will take place during the afternoon of Sunday 3 August at St George’s Church in Douglas. Prayers and readings will be given by Bishop Robert Paterson, Archdeacon Andrew […]

Banking breakfast looks at Risk Based Supervision

Risk Based Supervision was the focus of a recent Banking Systems User Group breakfast meeting, hosted by C5 Alliance in Guernsey. The event was led by Tim Loveridge, Chief Transformation Officer of the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) and invited delegates from Guernsey’s banking sector to consider the changing face of regulatory supervision and its […]


New Director of Civil Aviation for the Isle of Man announced

The Department of Economic Development has announced that Simon Williams will take over the role as the Isle of Man’s new Director of Civil Aviation on October 1st 2014 replacing Hartley Elder who retired earlier this year. Minister for Economic Development Laurence Skelly MHK commented: ‘I am delighted to welcome Simon Williams to the Department […]

Two key appointments will help lead change and develop Island’s health service

Two key managerial appointments which will help to lead change and develop the Island’s health service have been made by the Department of Health and Social Care. Mrs Michaela Morris will take up post as Managing Director for Acute Services reporting directly to the Department’s new Chief Executive Mark Charters.  The new post – which […]

C5 Alliance appoints Cem Bars as client relationship manager

C5 Alliance in Guernsey has appointed Cem Bars as client relationship Manager in its growing sales team. Mr Bars is a sales professional with more than 10 years’ experience across the entertainment, media and technology industries. After growing up in Guernsey, he obtained a degree in Marketing and Advertising from the London College of Communications […]

Bedell Cristin expands in Guernsey to meet growth

Bedell Cristin in Guernsey has appointed Vanessa Lawlor as an associate to strengthen the team and to meet the demands of business growth. Vanessa has joined from the BVI where she gained extensive experience advising on a wide range of matters including capital markets and structured finance, acquisitions, private equity, insurance and reinsurance and listing […]

Community News

Tooth whitening is illegal unless done by a dentist

The Health and Social Services Department (HSSD) is aware of a number of beauty salons in Jersey offering tooth whitening to Islanders wishing to improve the appearance of their teeth. Concerns have been expressed by dentists because tooth whitening is not a beauty or cosmetic treatment. If done without proper clinical assessment, or performed incorrectly, […]

Final call for entries in Variety’s search for ‘Star of the Year’

With just 17 days to go, Variety, the Children’s Charity is making a final plea for nominations for the new look ‘Variety’s Star of the Year Awards,’ Aimed at young people in the Island aged between six and sixteen, the annual awards celebrate the courage, creativity, and commitment of children and young people in Jersey […]

Emergency funding supports response to Ebola outbreak

Emergency funding from the Isle of Man is supporting efforts to prevent the spread of a deadly disease in Sierra Leone. An outbreak of Ebola has already claimed the lives of hundreds of people in the Kailahun District of the country. The International Development Committee of the Council of Ministers is assisting the humanitarian response […]

Equiom Solutions to kit out Manx Feva squad for World Championships

Equiom Solutions, part of the Equiom Group of companies, has announced its sponsorship of the Manx Feva sailing squad. The Isle of Man based tax services provider will supply branded t-shirts and spinnakers for the squad to take to the RS Feva World Dinghy Championships in Carnac, Brittany.   The Manx Feva squad, which consists of […]

Charity News

Charity Sky Dive raises over £1,400

MBS are proud sponsors of the recent Charity Sky Dive undertaken on the 31st May at Jurby, Isle of Man by Jimmy McGuire and Leanne Kelly from the Bernard Schulte Ship Management company. Jimmy had wanted to undertake a parachute jump for many years. When the Lancaster based “Black Knights” advertised an island visit earlier […]


Douglas RUFC claimed victory at the Citywing Plane Pull event, held at its hangar at Ronaldsway on Sunday 6th July, with teams raising money for Citywing’s 2014 charity of the year, Manx Cancer Help. The entrants flexing their muscles were Triumph Group, Southern Police, Robinson’s Fresh Foods, Southern Nomads RUFC, Western Vikings RUFC, Douglas RUFC, […]

Park invites islanders to celebrate Love Parks Week at charity fitness session

Local recruitment consultancy, Park, is inviting islanders to celebrate Love Parks Week at a free charity fitness session in Lower Park on Wednesday 30th July, in conjunction with Jersey Crossfit. Love Parks Week, which runs from 25th July – 3rd August, is an annual event, which celebrates the importance of green spaces to healthy, happy […]

New training workshop for charity shop volunteers

Charity shop volunteers are invited to attend a FREE workshop on Providing Excellence in Customer Care which is being organised by the Guernsey Community Foundation later this month. The half-day workshop is taking place on Monday 28th July from 9am-12.30pm, at Les Bourgs Hospice in St Andrews. The workshop is being delivered by Kathy Tracey […]

Other News

Isle of Man Stamps & Coins launches limited edition postmark cover to mark 50 years of Peel Cars

| July 25, 2014

Isle of Man Post Office is celebrating the 50 year anniversary of the Peel Engineering P50 and Trident with a special edition postmark cover limited to just 500 hand numbered items, and will also be participating in the ‘Peels to Peel Festival’ launch event, organised by Peel Car owners and enthusiasts in partnership with The […]

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Millennium Way Relay runners pound out the miles for charity

| July 25, 2014

Fifteen teams completed the Millennium Way Relay run on Saturday (July 19) raising around £2,000 for The Children’s Centre in the process. The event, sponsored by Canada Life International, saw teams of four running the 28-mile multi-terrain course from Ramsey to Castletown. Two solo runners also raced the full distance. The team competition was based […]

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Kenyan delegation praises study visit to Tynwald

| July 25, 2014

A delegation from the County Assembly of Laikipia in Kenya has completed a study visit to Tynwald and found the experience ‘extremely valuable’. Arranged by the Office of the Clerk of Tynwald the visit built on that of April 2011 when officers from the parliament of Kenya came to study the structure and operation of […]

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Barclays launches community initiative with grant to the Guernsey Sports Commission

| July 25, 2014

Barclays has provided the Guernsey Sports Commission (GSC) with £22,000 in funding for their Street Sports programme. The grant is the first act of 2014 by the Barclays Guernsey Community Investment Committee, which has been formed to focus the charitable work of the bank on disadvantaged and under-privileged children and to develop life skills, citizenship […]

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