Business News

Deloitte survey shows Channel Islands are getting on board with FATCA

Results of Deloitte’s FATCA Fiduciary Survey show that the local fiduciary industry is rising to the challenge of the FATCA regime. 41 businesses across the three Crown Dependencies responded to the survey, with 78% of respondents saying they have completed their FATCA classification and only 10% reporting that their internal entities are not yet registered with the […]

Sure’s “stellar” performance boosts Batelco’s growth

Growth in both broadband and mobile subscribers across the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands saw Sure’s performance described as “stellar” by its parent company, Batelco, in the Group’s third quarter financial report. Across the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey Sure increased its broadband subscriber base by 13% during the nine month period […]

uxury Investments the growth story of the decade

The latest Knight Frank Luxury Index (KFLI) has reported a further 6% growth in the 12 months to June 2014. The luxury Investment index follows a basket of prestige assets, including: art, classic cars, furniture, wine, stamps, coins and gold. Coins outperformed the index as a whole, rising 10% to the second quarter of this […]

Jersey Finance welcomes Jersey’s participation in ‘early adopters’ signing ceremony in Berlin

Jersey’s participation in a signing ceremony involving leaders and finance ministers of 51 countries and jurisdictions reflects its ongoing commitment to international cooperation and the highest standards of transparency, according to Jersey Finance. Jersey Senator Philip Ozouf joined with other members of an ‘Early Adopters Group’ of 51 countries and jurisdictions in a signing ceremony […]

Business News

F3 sets Jersey in poll position for economic growth

Forum 3 (F3), Jersey’s premier site for local embryonic companies, was officially opened by the island’s Minister for Economic Development, Senator Alan Maclean. Guests – around 160 in total – represented all aspects of Jersey life, from businessmen and entrepreneurs to politicians and suppliers plus a few people who had travelled in from other islands […]

Sure’s “stellar” performance boosts Batelco’s growth

Growth in both broadband and mobile subscribers across the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands saw Sure’s performance described as “stellar” by its parent company, Batelco, in the Group’s third quarter financial report. Across the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey Sure increased its broadband subscriber base by 13% during the nine month period […]

Abacus employee receives Carter Jones McDonald Award 2014

Donna Richards, Trust and Corporate Administrator at Abacus Trust Company Limited, has been presented the Carter Jones McDonald Award 2014 for her results in the recent Corporate Secretarial Practice exam of the Chartered Secretaries Qualifying Scheme. The Isle of Man branch of the Institute for Chartered Secretaries and Administrators has been presenting awards to students […]

Tim Shallcross heads South for global conference To address Moore Stephens African Partners

Business development manager, Tim Shallcross, is heading to South Africa to address Moore Stephens Africa network partners attending their annual partners’ conference on 7 November 2014 in Clarens, Eastern Free State. The conference brings together 200 attendees including 60 partners from 15 African countries. “It’s a great honour to be invited to speak to the […]


Islanders urged to find out more about fostering or adopting a child in National Adoption Week

Fostering and Adoption Jersey will be launching a recruitment and awareness campaign this week (Monday 3 November) with the aim of attracting adopters and long term foster carers for young people in Jersey with additional needs, and for teenagers.   The local campaign coincides with National Adoption Week in the UK which runs from 3 […]

Local nursery and school to showcase Montessori preschool education this weekend

  Parents of preschool children are being invited to learn about Montessori education, a unique approach which promotes independence, at this weekend’s Isle of Man Bump, Baby and Toddler Show. Aspirations Montessori School, which follows the teaching method, will exhibit at the Villa Marina arcade from 11am to 4pm on Sunday, November 2. Mary Lyons, […]

JCC meets UK Business Angels

Douglas, ISLE OF MAN – The Junior Chamber of Commerce (“JCC”) is pleased to announce that it is working with the UK Business Angels Association for its next event on Tuesday 11 November 2014. This will be a unique and exciting opportunity to hear Jenny Tooth, CEO of the UK Business Angels Association, present at […]

Family offices looking for bespoke structures to suit younger, more mobile families – what opportunities for the Channel Islands?

Family offices are increasingly looking beyond traditional trust structures towards more bespoke structures for planning offshore to suit younger and more mobile entrepreneurial families who don’t want to give up control. How the Channel Islands can take advantage of that trend is one of the subjects of next week’s Collas Crill seminar Made in CI […]


New Director of Tourism and the Visitor Economy appointed

The Department of Economic Development has announced the appointment of Robin Bischert to the role of Director of Tourism and the Visitor Economy. His three year fixed term appointment is effective from 1st October 2014.   Robin brings a wealth of experience to the role. Most recently he acted as Interim Chief Executive Royal Greenwich […]

New head sommelier for The Atlantic Hotel

The Atlantic Hotel has appointed acclaimed wine expert Richard Burton as its new head sommelier. Richard takes up the role following his relocation to Jersey from the historic and award-winning Midsummer House restaurant in Cambridge, holder of two Michelin stars and 5 AA rosettes.   It was whilst working at the Relais & Châteaux property The Inn […]

New Chief of Staff appointed at Government House

Justin Oldridge, a former Major in the Royal Engineers, will succeed Charles Woodrow as Chief of Staff to the Lieutenant-Governor when he retires from the role on Friday (31 October 2014). Lieutenant Colonel Woodrow has been the Chief of Staff to the Lieutenant-Governor for 23 years. During his tenure, he has welcomed five Lieutenant-Governors, their […]

Ashburton strengthens senior investment team and makes Board appointments

Ashburton Investments has announced a series of Board appointments and promotions within its investment team as it continues to strengthen its business in Jersey and extend its coverage into new markets. Tristan Hanson, Head of Asset Allocation, and Jonathan Schiessl, Head of Equities, have both been appointed to the Board of Ashburton (Jersey) Limited, whilst […]

Community News

Douglas Borough Crematorium and Chapel upgrade to begin in November

Major work to upgrade the borough crematorium and chapel is to begin on Monday 10th November 2014.   The £1.5m project is expected to take 12 months and will provide improved facilities for mourners, celebrants, funeral directors and staff.   A separate project to renovate the surrounding paths and walls will be undertaken at the […]

New GSPCA Firework Calendar to help pet owners in Guernsey

This week at the GSPCA we have launched a new calendar specifically to help pet owners and those affected by fireworks in Guernsey. The calendar has been embedded in a number of our web pages and is dedicated to being a central location to check when there are firework displays in Guernsey. Over the last […]

Fermain Valley Hotel launches ‘Guy Tea’ to support Male Uprising Guernsey

Ocean restaurant and The Rock Garden Steakhouse have gone macho this November with the launch of a charity ‘Guy Tea’. £2.00 from every meal sold will be given to Male Uprising Guernsey and the charity has praised the initiative as a great way to get guys talking about male health.   The menu, which can […]

Silk painters’ eye-catching banner designs appear on Post Office miniature sheet

The Post Office unveiled a stunning and vibrant miniature sheet celebrating the exemplary works of The Isle of Man Guild of Silk Painters in the production of its silk town banners. The stamp launch took place on the morning of October 23 at the House of Manannan in Peel, where the banners will now remain […]

Charity News

Family Nursing & Home Care charity golf day raises £10,000

The sixth annual Family Nursing & Home Care (FNHC) Golf Day, sponsored by Premier Contractors, took place on Friday 29th August 2014 at La Moye Golf Club. The Golf Day raised £10,000 for the charity and was won by a team from the sponsor Premier Contractors, led by Richard Brocken. The winning team of four […]

Local trust company to take on the ice bucket challenge

The team at local trust company, Hawksford, will this week be nominating colleagues to take on the famous ice bucket challenge for the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association Jersey branch. The soaking, which will take place on Hawksford’s terrace on Friday 29th August, has been organised to raise money for the charity as a valued […]

Rain doesn’t stop the footy fundraising

Manx Cancer Help and the Mifumi School project in Uganda are both to benefit following the Standard Bank charity football tournament on 12th July which raised £2,000. Despite heavy rain throughout the event which prompted organisers to cancel the family fun element of the day, the football carried on and was enjoyed by everyone who […]

2014-2015 mayoral charity appeal launched

Douglas Mayor Councillor Stan Cain has selected three charities for his mayoral charity appeal.   Three charities will benefit: Cruse Bereavement Care, Douglas Live At Home Scheme and St Mary’s Lourdes Youth. The selection was announced at a reception at the town hall for the charities’ representatives and supporters. Rebecca Watson of St Mary’s Lourdes […]

Other News

Remembrance stamps raise thousands for Poppy Appeal

| October 31, 2014

Jersey Post is helping to raise thousands of pounds for the Island’s Poppy Appeal by donating a percentage of all proceeds from philatelic sales of its special Remembrance stamp issue. Sales have raised £4,444 since the launch of the issue in May and Jersey Post is keen to raise even more for this important cause. […]

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TTS present latest research on sea lettuce in Jersey

| October 31, 2014

Transport and Technical Services (TTS) presented the results from research about Jersey’s sea lettuce to politicians and a group of St Aubin’s Bay stakeholders yesterday. TTS, in association with the Department of the Environment, has commissioned experts in the field of water quality and ecology strategy to carry out research and studies into sea lettuce […]

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Learn how to ‘Live Well – Stay Well’ with a long term health condition

| October 31, 2014

The public are being invited to join the next Live Well – Stay Well course which is due to start at Ramsey and District Cottage Hospital in November.Department of Health and Social Care’s Live Well – Stay Well programme aims to help and support people to manage their long term health conditions and improve their […]

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Prizewinners recognised at ICSA Isle of Man Annual Dinner

| October 31, 2014

ICSA Isle of Man’s 2014 prize-winners were recognised at a recent dinner, sponsored by RBS International, with Pre-Dinner Drinks Reception supported by Appleby and held at the Mount Murray Hotel & Country Club, Santon. ICSA Chief Executive Simon Osborne and President Lorraine Young were among the guests and the evening’s compere, Ron Berry, introduced the […]

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