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Guernsey must treasure its ‘natural green infrastructure’ says Deputy Paul Luxon

Guernsey must treasure its ‘natural green infrastructure’ says Deputy Paul Luxon

Speaking at a Heritage Insurance-sponsored Institute of Directors (IoD) lunch event, Deputy Paul Luxon outlined the importance of infrastructure requirements in Guernsey. Deputy Luxon spoke to members of the IoD about a 20-year plan in whichthe States of Guernsey estimates the need to invest up to£1.9 billion on essential infrastructure. It was noted that there […]

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 […]

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 […]

EY Channel Islands launches Summer Internship Programme

EY Channel Islands launches Summer Internship Programme

FOURTEEN university students from across the Channel Islands are taking part in a four week internship programme designed by EY in the Channel Islands to provide an invaluable insight into the world of professional services. The students, six from Guernsey and eight from Jersey,are taking part in a varied and broad programme of activities, which […]

Appointments

C5 Alliance appoints Cem Bars as client relationship manager

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 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 […]

Skipton International expands its senior team with Director of Credit

Skipton International has expanded its senior management team with the appointment of Philip Winfindale as Director of Credit. Mr Winfindale was formerly with the Co-operative Bank in Guernsey where he worked for 32 years, both in the UK and in the Island. Mr Winfindale will be responsible for the underwriting functions at Skipton International, supervising […]

Mourant Ozannes welcomes two new Advocates

Mourant Ozannes welcomes two new Advocates

Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has two new Advocates of the Royal Court of Guernsey. Advocates Alastair Hargreaves and Rachel Guthrie were called to the Guernsey Bar on the 7and 14 July respectively. In order to qualify as a Guernsey Advocate qualified lawyers must complete a two stage process. They must undertake the Certificatd’EtudesJuridiquesFrancaisesetNormandes […]

Events

Guernsey Sinfonietta returns with a night of ‘Russian Romance’

Guernsey Sinfonietta returns with a night of ‘Russian Romance’

35 of the island’s most talented musicians will perform at this year’s Sinfonietta next month thanks to sponsorship from several local companies. Theevent’s theme is ‘Russian romance’ and the programme promises a mixture of Russian orchestral music, including Rachmaninoff’s ‘Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini’ and Tchaikovsky’s ‘Symphony No. 6’. This is the sixth year […]

Banking breakfast looks at Risk Based Supervision

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 […]

St Sampson’s High pupils walk to Mexico City

St Sampson’s High pupils walk to Mexico City

STUDENTS from St Sampson’s High School walked from Guernsey to Mexico City. But instead of needing passports, they walked 5,500 miles – the distance from here to the South American city – with the aid of a comfortable pair of trainers and bottles of water. Around 500 pupils and teachers took part in the West […]

Jumping out of a plane for the GSPCA – Please sponsor Lorna and her sky dive

Lorna Prince the GSPCA Animal Welfare Manager is jumping out of a plane to raise funds to help animals in Guernsey. Lorna Prince said “I am the Welfare Manager at the GSPCA and see how hard the Charity, it’s volunteers and staff work to help wild and domestic animals in the Channel Islands.” “The GSPCA […]

Editor's Choice

Collas Crill Trust are Trust Company of the Year finalists in STEP Private Client Awards 2014

Collas Crill Trust has been named as a finalist in the STEP Private Client Awards 2014. The Guernsey based team has been shortlisted in the Trust Company of the Year category. Business Development Manager Heath Martorella said: “We are delighted to be named as a finalist by the leading professional institute for trustees. This is […]

Guernsey Electricity supports unveiling of Victor Hugo statue

Guernsey Electricity supports unveiling of Victor Hugo statue

On Sunday 6 July Guernsey Electricity is supporting the celebration of the centenary of the Victor Hugo statue. The statue has undergone extensive renovation this year, including restoring gilt lettering as originally applied. There will be a delegation of guests from France including descendants of Victor Hugo’s family and the Conseil Générale of La Manche. […]

Island-wide survey aims to identify skills gaps and shortages

Island-wide survey aims to identify skills gaps and shortages

AN ISLAND-WIDE telephone survey aimed at identifying the mismatch between the skills that employees have and those that are needed, now and in the future, starts next week. Skills Guernsey, a public private partnership tasked with developing and implementing a skills strategy for the island, is carrying out the analysis to understand in detail the […]

Alan Turing honoured by C5 Alliance

Alan Turing honoured by C5 Alliance

C5 Alliance, Guernsey, hosted a ceremony on 25 June to officially rename its headquarters. The former Itex House is now known as Turing House. The new name was chosen in honour and recognition of Alan Turing – the individual cited as the father of modern computer science – whose code breaking skills helped crack the […]

Community News

Barclays launches community initiative with grant to the Guernsey Sports Commission

Barclays launches community initiative with grant to the Guernsey Sports Commission

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 […]

On your marks for the 2014 Inter-Firm Town Relay

On your marks for the 2014 Inter-Firm Town Relay

Guernsey businesses will take to the streets of St Peter Port for this year’s Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management Inter-Firm Town Relay on Wednesday 6 August. The annual race through the centre of town sees each runner complete a one mile lap starting from the top of Smith Street down the Truchot, along the Pollet, down […]

Lloyds Bank Foundation for the Channel Islands funds family support services through Family Nursing & Home Care

The Lloyds Bank Foundation for the Channel Islands has made a donation of £28,000 towards the provision of family support services for Samarès and Le Squez. Family Nursing & Home Care (FNHC) has begun to make use of a vacant building next door to Samarès Primary School to set up a Child and Family Centre, […]

Young Mountain Bike Star Secures Sports Grant From Louvre Fund

Young Mountain Bike Star Secures Sports Grant From Louvre Fund

Louvre Fund has announced that of one of Guernsey’s brightest young mountain bike stars, Hannah English, has been awarded a new, annual sports grant. Hannah was selected for British Cycling’s Olympic Talent Programme for 2014 and is a regular podium finisher in the National and Southern Regional MTB Championships. Louvre’s commitment to sport in Guernsey […]

Charity News

Guernsey Golf Development Squad to host charity golf day in aid of Male Uprising Guernsey

Guernsey Golf Development Squad to host charity golf day in aid of Male Uprising Guernsey

GUERNSEY’S top young golfers are getting behind Male Uprising Guernsey with a special fundraising activity. A sponsored golf marathon will see members of the 22-man Guernsey Golf Development Squad, sponsored by ABN AMRO, play as many holes as possible in one day. The players, who will be wearing MUG branded kit provided by the male […]

Garenne Group get on their bikes to raise £15,000

Garenne Group get on their bikes to raise £15,000

A TEAM from Garenne Group which took part in the London to Brighton bike ride has beaten its fundraising target of £10,000. The 20-strong team took part in the 54-mile long bike ride which is said to be Europe’s biggest fundraising cycle ride and attracted 28,000 riders. The Garenne team aimed to raise £5,000 for […]

Sign up for this year’s ultimate summer action!

This Summer, Tri-Ultimate Guernsey is back! – Only bigger and better. On Sunday 7th September islanders will be digging out their swimming goggles, pumping up their tyres and dusting off their trainers for an action packed day of summer fun in order to raise funds for local charity Hope for a Child. Competitors will be […]

Golfers invited to ‘Drive to St. Andrews’ for Home Start

Golfers invited to ‘Drive to St. Andrews’ for Home Start

Local architectural design practice PF+A, in association with Home Start Guernsey, is calling all golfers to take part in a charity “Drive to St Andrews” challenge. The charity golf drive will be held on Sunday 24August and is challenging teams of golfers to hit a combined distance of 1,000km (621 miles) – the equivalent distance […]

Other News

CICRA announces chief executive appointment

CICRA announces chief executive appointment

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Michael Byrne has been appointed as chief executive ofCICRA (The Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities) after a period as interim chief executive. CICRA, which encompasses the Guernsey Competition and Regulatory Authority (GCRA), formerly known as the Office of Utility Regulation (OUR), and the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority (JCRA), made the appointment following former chief […]

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Appeal for volunteers to help man the GSPCA stall for Carinval Week & also help man the phone at the GSPCA Animal Shelter

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

At the GSPCA we are currently appealing for volunteers to help in a few specific roles. Over the summer months we have many fund raisers coming up and we are at many of the major events. Next week we have a fun games stall all week in Market Square from Monday 21st to Saturday 26th […]

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New software company launches KYC-FATCA product in the islands

New software company launches KYC-FATCA product in the islands

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

With the FATCA registration deadline now past, one of the immediate challenges facing financial institutions is ensuring systems are adequate not only for this latest in a line of regulatory changes but also for what’s around the corner. This is the message from Blue Bison Software’s executive vice president, Chris Eaton, who was in the […]

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Vale Infants Enterprise raising funds to help animals in Guernsey

Vale Infants Enterprise raising funds to help animals in Guernsey

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The GPSCA would like to thank the children and teachers at Vale Infants who have been raising money for the Animal Shelter.  Each year group was given £5 and they had to try and turn this into £50. Each year group did extremely well and here are the results and how they managed to raise […]

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