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A time to #experienceJersey with the Island Games

The NatWest Island Games starts on Saturday, it’s a multi-sport event and is the first time it has been held in Jersey since 1997. It will see thousands of people come to Jersey, including nearly 3,000 athletes, hundreds of media and thousands of supporters, coaches and family. The island’s tourism body, Visit Jersey, is hoping to make the most of… Read more →

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Slight mistake on Island Games world record display

The NatWest Island Games start in Jersey on Saturday. Thousands of athletes from dozens of islands around the world will compete in a range of sports. The island is awash with highlights of the Games, from flags on shops to the construction of sporting arenas like the beach volleyball court in Weighbridge Square. One of those sports is the Long… Read more →

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Questions without notice

  listen to ‘Questions without notice’ on audioBoom   Every States sitting politicians get to quiz two ministers without having to put their questions in advance. This week it was the turn of the Chief Minister, Senator Ian Gorst, and Home Affairs Minister, Deputy Kristina Moore, to face questions. There were a range of questions from members across the political… Read more →

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Bharti Airtel in talks to buy JT Global

listen to ‘Statement on the possible sale of a stake in JT’ on audioBoom   JERSEY – Indian telecom giant, Bharti Airtel, is in talks to take a 25% stake in Jersey government owned company JT Global.   It was announced by the island’s treasury minister, Senator Alan Maclean, on Tuesday during a sitting of the island’s parliament.   Talks… Read more →

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Sen Alan Maclean on resignation of JDC chairman

  listen to ‘Sen Alan Maclean on retirement of JDC chairman’ on audioBoom   Chairman of the States of Jersey Development Company will retire, according to the island’s treasury minister, Senator Alan Maclean. Mark Boleat stepped down to take up a position with another company. Senator Maclean, who acts as shareholder representative for the government owned company, announced the news… Read more →

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The evolution of the remote control

  The BBC research and development team have come up with some interesting ideas over the years, from a better compression format to surround video. Now they’ve taken on the task of changing how we … change the channel. In a BBC Internet Blog article by head of business development, Cyrus Saihan, an internal prototype showing channel changing using the mind… Read more →

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Hopster launched on Apple TV

Anyone with young children knows the situation, screaming, running around, annoyed, bored and in need of attention. All normal stuff for a toddler and sitting down to do a jigsaw, colouring or reading a book is a great way to distract them. But sometimes there are other jobs that need doing: cleaning, cooking or other children needing attention. This is… Read more →

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‘Too late’ to stop Esplanade development says minister

  “It’s too late” to stop the Esplanade development according to treasury minister, Senator Alan Maclean. Government-owned States of Jersey Development Company will begin construction of the first of six buildings on the site of the Esplanade car park on 22 June. The development has been controversial, with nearly 3,000 people making a circle of people around the outside of… Read more →