Jersey & Channel Island News

Draft tax reform payment options announced

October 29, 2020

Minister for Treasury and Resources, Deputy Susie Pinel, has published more information on possible payment options, ahead of the States Assembly debate on the Prior Year Basis (PYB) proposition next week. Currently, around two-thirds of taxpayers pay their taxes a year in arrears, meaning that they are paying their 2019 tax liability in 2020. If […]

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Biodiesel trial underway

October 29, 2020

A trial of government vehicles to test the feasibility of biodiesel as a replacement for diesel fuel is underway. The ethically-sourced biodiesel, also known as second-generation biofuel, is created from non-edible biomass such as waste from food crops and does not contribute to greenhouse gas emissions in the same way as fossil hydrocarbons like diesel. […]

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Teenager’s Death Following MDMA Use ‘Highlights Dangers’

October 28, 2020

A 19-year-old man died in St Lawrence earlier this year from the toxic effects of MDMA, an inquest has concluded. James Le Bourgeois took the illicit drug at a house party he hosted on 14 February 2020. His parents were away on holiday in the USA at the time and were due back at around […]

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At Least Four Covid App Alerts So Far

October 28, 2020

There have been at least four alerts via the new Jersey Covid alert app, but there may well have been more than that. That’s because many of the 36,300 people who’ve downloaded it didn’t tick the option to feedback stats to the authorities. “We do think that the number of people who don’t allow app […]

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Senator Wants ‘Supermajority’ For Electoral Reform

October 28, 2020

The next attempt to overhaul Jersey’s electoral system will need at least 32 votes to pass – if Senator Lyndon Farnham gets his way. PPC’s new proposal would mean Constables retaining their automatic right to sit in the assembly and lead to nine districts, each represented by 3, 4, or 5 politicians, to make sure […]

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Updated travel classification for arrivals

October 28, 2020

The self-isolation requirements for arrivals from many English local authorities will increase from Saturday, the Government of Jersey has announced. Current rules split countries and regions into three categories: Green – Self-isolate until a negative result is returned from an arrival test at the border Amber – Self-isolate until a negative result is returned from […]

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Tanker sheltering from weather after losing anchor

October 28, 2020

A fuel tanker is sheltering off the north coast of Jersey after losing an anchor on its way to the island. The Dee Fisher, a 100m (330ft) long ship carrying thousand of tons of fuels, was due to berth at La Colette to fill up the storage containers there on Saturday after sailing from the […]

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Jersey Bulls pull out of FA Vase due to coronavirus restrictions

October 27, 2020

Jersey Bulls were formed in the summer of 2019 and have yet to lose a competitive game Jersey Bulls have been forced to pull out of the FA Vase due to coronavirus. The island side were due to play Cobham in the first round, but restrictions both in Jersey and the UK mean the islanders […]

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Quest project teaching creativity and Jersey history

October 27, 2020

ArtHouse Jersey has launched a quest project to “improve the well-being” of primary school students and boost creative arts and local history education. The Map of Wonders project will encourage communication and relationship-building through creative and collaborative work, supported by seven films featuring local performer John Henry Falle, who also goes by The Story Beast. […]

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‘Secret lover’ murder retrial under way

October 27, 2020

The retrial of Jamie Lee Warn for the murder of 37-year-old Zsuzsanna Besenyei has begun in Jersey. Originally from Hungary she had been living in Jersey for seven years before her body was found at Le Pulec Bay in May 2018. Mr Warn, 56, had successfully appealed against his conviction from March last year. An […]

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