Jersey & Channel Island News

Andium Homes Rents Frozen Until 2022

October 27, 2020

Andium Homes tenants will have their rent frozen next year. The government says the annual rent increase will be deferred to help families cope with the ongoing impact of coronavirus. Normally, the rent goes up based on a set formula on the 1st of January every year, which this year for most would have been […]

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“The Health Of Our Children Is Everyone’s Business”

October 27, 2020

The CEO of Caring Cooks has called on the local community to pull together to make sure no child in Jersey goes hungry. The government has collaborated with the local charity since the start of the 2019 term to provide healthy meals for children at Janvrin and Samares schools. However, there is no certainty that […]

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New feedback system for Children’s Services

October 27, 2020

Children’s Services will introduce a new system to improve the management of comments, compliments and complaints, following a recent review of the service. A new feedback officer will be appointed to ensure that comments or concerns are resolved promptly and managed through a new user-friendly, robust and fit-for-purpose process. Alongside this, the Director of Safeguarding […]

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Primary School Student Tests Positive For Coronavirus

October 27, 2020

A primary school student from Plat Douet has tested positive for Coronavirus. A Statement from the Department of Children, Young People, Education and Skills says “We have been advised that there has been a confirmed positive case of Covid-19 in a child who attends Plat Douet Primary School. “All parents have been informed and the […]

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Licence fee: BBC to fund some over-75s licence fees in Crown Dependencies

October 27, 2020

Residents of Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man must pay if they do not receive income support. BBC Jersey News

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26 New Covid-19 Cases Identified In Jersey

October 26, 2020

Since Friday 23 October, 26 new cases have been identified (17 from inbound travel, 6 from contact tracing, 3 while seeking healthcare). Today the Government are reporting 34 people have recovered from COVID-19. The majority of these are the cases that were identified two weekends back – who have now either recovered from their symptoms […]

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Ministers announce freeze in Andium rents in 2021

October 26, 2020

The Minister for Children and Housing, Senator Sam Mézec, the Minister for Treasury and Resources, Deputy Susie Pinel, and the Board of Andium Homes, have agreed a one-off deferral of the rent increase (“rent freeze”) next year for islanders living in social housing owned by Andium Homes. Senator Mézec said: “I am extremely pleased to […]

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Bus station users without masks may be asked to leave

October 26, 2020

Jersey’s government is encouraging more people to wear masks in indoor public places. If there was not significant uptake, the States said it might make it a legal requirement. LibertyBus has brought in its own rules that anyone not wearing a mask in the bus station from Monday could be asked to leave. Since July, people […]

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Permit system recommended for offshore reef visitors

October 26, 2020

UK experts have recommended Jersey introduce a permit system on its offshore reefs, which would pay for wardens. It is one of several suggestions to manage the number of tourists visiting the Ecrehous and the Minquiers in the summer. In recent years, conservationists have called for wardens to start patrolling the offshore reefs because of […]

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Detail of land needed for hospital proposal

October 26, 2020

Additional details of the land which could be acquired as part of the proposal to build Jersey’s new hospital at Overdale have been revealed. Responding to questions from Deputy Inna Gardiner, Deputy Chief Minister Lyndon Farnham confirmed they would need to purchase: A corporate office and service yardFour fieldsThree residencesOne residential development under constructionFive pieces […]

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