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LOOKING BACK: Elizabeth Terminal

Following the announcement that a ‘ONCE-in-a-generation’ programme of works to transform the harbours in St Helier is to be carried out by Ports of Jersey. We lookback at pictures of the area from the JEP Picture Archive.
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Hopes tourism taskforce can be created in ‘next six weeks’

THE future of tourism in Jersey will be shaped with the help of industry leaders who will form part of a group to be put together in the coming weeks, the Economic Development Minister has said. Deputy Kirsten Morel said he wanted direct input from the sector in order to help create a new tourism […]
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Yacht with fuel leak off Jersey’s south coast towed to safety by RNLI

A YACHT with a fuel leak avoided getting grounded in Portelet Bay after being rescued by the RNLI. The St Helier all-weather lifeboat was called out at about 11.40am on Saturday to help the vessel, which had six people on board, including a child. The yacht’s crew reported that they had just three metres of […]
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Plane conversation leads to reunion for orphaned Occupation survivor

A CHANCE encounter between an Occupation survivor attempting to trace his roots after 75 years away from Jersey and a local woman interested in Island history led to a meeting between long-lost family members. Frank Wellington, born Frank Nichols in 1938, was orphaned at the age of eight and subsequently left the Island to live […]
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THROWBACK THURSDAY: 3-bed homes for £50,000 & 3-course meals for £3 – Jersey in 1980

IT’S Throwback Thursday – a new feature where we look back on this day from a random year of our past. Today, we wind the clock back to 10 March 1980, when you could buy a hotel for less than the price of a studio flat today. * Customers at the JEC’s Broad Street showroom […]
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Call for action to end frequent flooding of Vallée des Vaux road

RESIDENTS are calling for the parish of St Helier to take urgent action to tackle flooding in Vallée des Vaux – claiming it has blighted the area for almost three decades. Heavy rainfall can see parts of the road completely submerged, with water overflowing from an adjacent stream, creating a hazard for drivers and pedestrians. […]
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Man arrested after Waterfront climate-change mural ‘damaged’

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of damaging the climate-change mural on the Waterfront. The States police were called out in the early hours of Boxing Day following reports that the artwork, created by Ian Rolls, was being vandalised. A 62-year-old was arrested at the scene. The mural was first vandalised overnight on Christmas […]
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Man arrested after alleged knife incident

A MAN has been arrested after an alleged incident involving a knife on Thursday evening. At around 10.15pm an argument broke out between a group of men in Minden Place, the police said. They added that three or four males were arguing with one man. The group followed the man across Minden Place from the […]
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Christmas is saved after a nightmare ten-hour flight

SCORES of Islanders faced an anxious wait to discover if they would see loved ones this Christmas – after they were stuck on a flight to Madeira for ten hours, only for it to return to Jersey. The packed charter flight carrying about 150 passengers – including couples due to get married over the festive […]
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