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PM's warning on economy 'refreshing'


THE UK Prime Minister’s warning that a second global crash could be looming is a ‘refreshing and honest’ assessment of the risks currently facing economies around the world – including Jersey’s, according to the Island’s new Treasury Minister.

Fewer pregnant women checking for Down's Syndrome

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THE number of pregnant women undergoing an invasive test – which has a small risk of causing a miscarriage – to see if their child has Down’s Syndrome or other abnormalities has reduced significantly in Jersey in the last three years.

Esplanade scheme could be a waste of money


MULTI-MILLION-pound plans to build modern offices at the Esplanade car park need to be reassessed urgently as the scheme could waste public money and may not provide a financial return, a senior group of Jersey chartered surveyors has warned.

Sark; 'Severe ramifications' if hotels close


DOZENS of people will be forced to leave Sark if the island’s economy suffers following the announcement that four hotels will not open next year, residents and business owners have warned.