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Jersey to Africa: An artist’s inspiration

Bringing Africa Awareness Week to Jersey for its 8th Celebration. 

Invasive Species Week: Meet the team dealing with Asian Hornets, Japanese Knot Weed and Coypus

The Invasive Species team sits within the Biosecurity section in the Infrastructure and Environment department (I&E). The small team of two, Alastair Christie and Adam Dallas-Chapman, are supported by numerous local volunteers. Together they monitor for and provide scientific best practice advice for dealing with over 100 different invasive non-native species (INNS) currently found on … Read more Invasive Species Week: Meet the team dealing with Asian Hornets, Japanese Knot Weed and Coypus

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Happy Global Accessibility Awareness Day from the Web Services Team. We thought we’d give you an update on what’s been happening behind the scenes to make gov.je a more open, welcoming and inclusive environment. Accessibility audit and upgrade Following an accessibility audit of gov.je, facilitated by our Disability and Inclusion Team, some issues highlighted that … Read more Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Behind the scenes: Children, Young People and Families’ Plan 2024-2027

By Elaine Walker, Associate Director, Participation and Engagement (CYPES) Having a clear vision of what you want in life can help you to make better decisions and can even have profound benefits for your health, happiness and financial security, according to research. There’s a lot going on in the world right now and with so … Read more Behind the scenes: Children, Young People and Families’ Plan 2024-2027

Keeping our ambulances on the road

Residential Tenancy Law: the way forward

In this blog post, Minister for Housing, Deputy Sam Mézec, explains his “way forward” regarding a new Residential Tenancy Law for Jersey. Jersey faces a severe housing crisis which poses an existential threat to our future prosperity. It is vital that the government acts swiftly and decisively to implement policies aimed at resolving this crisis. … Read more Residential Tenancy Law: the way forward

Population and Employment – What does the data tell us?

For a small island, we are lucky enough to be relatively data rich. We have a lot of data, and Statistics Jersey has a programme of work which is delivering more data, different data and better data. This creates a challenge for the economics unit as we look to use this information to understand the story it is telling us about the economy of Jersey. This month’s note looks at the data we have on population, employment and jobs, and the narrative that this data collectively tells us.

Our journey to the launch of the Vision for Inclusive Education

Jane Lancaster-Adlam: Whilst sitting in my Covid-19 lock down hotel room in Hong Kong I came upon an advert in the TES for ‘Head of Inclusion’ in Jersey – somewhere that I had never been but was drawn to the text which clearly indicated the desire for the islands education system to become more inclusive. … Read more Our journey to the launch of the Vision for Inclusive Education

Gear up for Bike Month

Posted on Categories Climate

Cycling more as part of your everyday life can help save you money and improve your mental and physical health at the same time. It’s also a more sustainable mode of transport, which in some cases can be quicker than going by car (hello morning commute).   The month of May is Bike Month, a perfect … Read more Gear up for Bike Month