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Beyond the bricks and mortar of property maintenance

As a Property Maintenance Project Officer in Jersey Property Holdings, Jessica Smits oversees a number of projects preserving the Island’s public buildings to ensure functionality for generations to come.

An equinox to remember

Posted on Categories Weather, Tags

For a great number of modern people, leading modern lifestyles, if rotten weather happens to coincide with the event, then it is sadly not even mentioned, let alone celebrated. However, in 2024, here in Jersey (and no doubt in most other nearby locations), the weather could not have been more spring-like… soft sunshine, barely a breath of wind and the highest temperatures of the year so far. People simply couldn’t stop talking about it.

Food Waste Action Week: Reducing waste one peel at a time

Cultivating my garden has always brought me immense joy. There’s something incredibly fulfilling about nurturing plants and witnessing the beauty of nature first hand. As my passion for gardening grew, so did my awareness of the environmental consequences of food waste. It struck me that the sort of waste we produce—vegetable peelings, eggshells, and the … Read more Food Waste Action Week: Reducing waste one peel at a time

What is meant by “good practice” in social work?

An emphasis on what makes good practice

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Today, on International Women’s Day, the Government of Jersey proudly stands alongside women across the globe. It’s a day to reflect on the progress we’ve made and the journey ahead towards a world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination.

Why does Jersey need a Cyber Security Law? 

Cyber security is an ever-changing area. New vulnerabilities continue to appear, and malicious actors will find ways to exploit them. Whilst it is never possible to eliminate all risks, Jersey organisations need to be vigilant and take steps to prepare.

A two-week consultation on the proposed Cyber Security (Jersey) Law starts on Tuesday 5 March and runs until Tuesday 19 March.

The notion of Visitor Economy

Posted on Categories Economy, Tags

Why are we talking about the Visitor Economy and not just Tourism? We use the term Visitor Economy because this is a broader term concerned with the whole ecosystem and is more place-centric than the term Tourism, which is concerned with the person doing the visiting. For those who want a definition, let me humour … Read more The notion of Visitor Economy

Behind the doors of Jersey’s abattoir