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Skills shortage in building sector

A fresh surge in construction activity has fuelled concerns that there are not enough skilled workers in the UK to keep pace with expansion.

HR excellence puts firms in line for coveted awards

. Lorna Pestana, chairwoman of the CIPD Jersey branch

Some of the Island’s biggest companies are in line for an award for their employment practices after a shortlist of names for annual accolades handed out by the leading human resources professional body were announced.

Long-term deal for ferry company

The £50m 102-metre vessel built by Austal whichwill be plying the route between Jersey and the UK

A ten-year deal for Condor Ferries to continue to provide passenger and freight services between the UK, Channel Islands and France has been signed.

Broadband boost for users on the go

Some 95% of households have at least one mobile phone, 84% have a landline and 82% an internet connection

Islanders will be able to access superfast broadband on the move from next year after licences were granted to the Island's three telecoms companies to provide revolutionary 4G networks.

Passengers stopped in duty-free seizures

Steven Le Marquand, director of legal status and revenue at the Customs and Immigration Service

Two temporary customs officers have stopped nearly 1,000 people and prevented the Treasury department from losing almost £3,000 in duty payments in their first two weeks in the job.

Jersey 'commited to fighting financial crime'

Delegates at the conference held at the Radisson Hotel

Some of America's most senior crime fighters have been told that Jersey is 'deadly serious' about tackling financial crime and making its contribution towards international efforts to catch those responsible.

£1.2bn profit for finance industry

Jersey's chief statistician Duncan Gibaut

The Island's finance industry last year achieved £1.2 billion net profit – for the third year running – according to a survey released today.