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Benefits cheat had more than £1m in the bank

The case was heard in the Royal Court

A millionaire pensioner who claimed £51,000 in benefits and lived a frugal life in a States flat has been found guilty of defrauding the Social Security department.

Up yours

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Seriously? Fair play ?

There are local families struggling and you think this is fair play?

As for those who own property they should NOT be getting assistance!!

Mr Sensible

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well don't sit there and just moan about it MAN up and report him to social

Mr Sensible

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Kate I read your comment but why are you totally blaming Housing and social security, you say that you know at least 3 people scamming the system , well instead of moaning about them, why don't you re...

gino risoli

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Surely multi million pound companies that do not pay there fair share of GST on goods and services provided on this Island are in the same category,

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lots of them

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i knew a property developer who pretended to be a handyman, then employed an illegal immigrant to do the handyman call outs and claimed for a bad back for about 12 years.

'Landlords need better protection'

Sharon Campbell discovered  vomit stains on the floor when her  latest tenant moved out of her property

A landlady whose tenants left vomit on the floor and rubbish littered throughout the property has called for landlords to be given better protection.

Aa

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Presumably they don't pay a lot of income tax until they show a profit - if they ever show one.

puffin

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Curiously I see a pattern in that tenants of lower income do seem to leave a lot of their possessions behind for others to dispose of whereas tax payers with higher incomes tend to value their possess...

Dave C

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Aa,

Many private landlords won't see any profits for many years, as they have to borrow the money to buy the property. In some cases the rent may not cover the mortgage. It's a toss up whether it's a...

Dave C

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Graham,

I'm she was a Chemist and not a Pharmacist. Might have given Pharmacists a bad name.

Dave C

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To the anonymous one,

Can you provide any evidence that I have denigrated locals? If not, I suggest that you withdraw your comment.

What is improbable about the situation that I described? Do dra...

Ministers ‘should be paid more than backbenchers’

Senator Philip Ozouf

States backbenchers do not deserve the same salary as Members who take on ministerial roles, according to the Treasury Minister.

S

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Hope it goes to a vote and the "ministers" as you call them (there,s not an ounce of original thinking between the whole lot of them) get shafted by the rest of the house! Same as the general public g...

FlyMaybe

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So I presume this means payrise for Ministers rather than pay cut for "backbenchers"......

Mr Sensible

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Perhaps states members should be paid for the amount of time they actually attend states debates in the big house, lots turn up register as "present" then push off for the day, many times the states d...

Nick

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Typical Ozouf. No one has to be a Minister, they put themselves forward for that job knowing what it entails. In my opinion none of the States members should be paid for serving their Island, the wors...

Review of five-year rule on jobs for immigrants

Senator Paul Routier

The five-year rule that limits access to the job market for immigrants will be reviewed, the politician with responsibility for population has said.

Dave C

Dave D,

Your last post was a bit lazy.

You think that my original comment was motivated by jealously do you? Please explain.

Dave C

Pharmacutical excellence,

Caught out how exactly?

Dave C

Green corduroys,

Looks as if I will have to try and answer my own question, as it's obvious that you cannot.

Dave C

Shoes,

You appear to have gone a tad bonkers. I didn't say, that I didn't write "If we include Polish people as Jersey people." It's patently obvious that I wrote that. What I said that I didn't say ...

Dave C

Leve-Chemise,

I will ask you, as I have asked others, what have I said that is unpleasant?

No-one ever says what it actually is.

I understand that some people might not like some of the things tha...

Island may adopt new packaging rules to cut price of cigarettes

Cigarette packaging research

Jersey will look at adopting new European packaging rules to help cut the price of cigarettes in the Island, according to the Economic Development Minister.

Really?

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Right, that's really worked with the "War On Drugs" around the world hasn't it?

Let us all watch as crime levels shoot through the roof when nicotine addicts try to afford to fund their addiction, ...

gino risoli

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we could price off alcohol, sweets, fine people for religious beliefs.

Are you NEANDERTHAL.

OLD FART

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Why put them up, just ban them anyway

God's Mentor

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Maybe the Senator should have a joined up strategy with other States Dept. either they tax the product to make the price prohibitive or they make them more affordable. Can't do both!

Peter Guyver

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That still leaves a diffence of .59 pence..... in 1971 they were only .17 pence a packet. For the price of one packet

today you could have then bought 5 sleeves, have wages gone up 50 times as much ?

Jersey RFC slide into Championship relegation spot after defeat

A dejected Jersey. Picture: Tony Pike

JERSEY RFC slipped to the bottom of the Greene King IPA Championship after a 25-17 loss at home to London Scottish was followed by a 26-21 victory by survival rivals Ealing at Plymouth Alibion.

del

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Play to the rules on and off the pitch and points will come you can not give points away by admin or a big mouth on the pitch

negatives out the way

The club has come a long way in a short time to...

Mark C

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JRFC now need to stand back and assess where they should/can play on a sustainable basis, while incorporating local jersey players. Bad day for JRFC.

Pip Clement

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Fingers crossed for next weekend but I think it will be Jersey down and Doncaster up.

Then the following year, Ealing down and Jersey up! :-)

Ex jersey 10

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Blessing in disguise now we can get rid of the prima donners Ben havery left us with and play with people who actually give a dame !

APROACH

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Tricky times ahead. If relegation follows the whole project threatens to fall apart. Sponsorship (or the lack of it) may well reduce in a lower league as sponsors lose interest; & the non-Jersey p...

Anti-drug rally hailed a success

The anti-drug rally in Weighbridge Square. Picture: Tony Pike

An anti-drugs rally organised following the death of a 17-year-old has been hailed a success by its teenage organiser.

Alan

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It was only the other week people were having a pro cannabis march.

DEL

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To see Miss Le Rendue speak on channel the other night makes a old Jersey Man very proud that the courage it must have taken

to speak live on T v .

lets hope the message about drugs and the people...

50???

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Firstly congratulations to the organiser of this event; it is all too easy to do nothing and it is great to see teenagers being proactive and interested.

However there were nothing like 50 people t...

C@rLiNHo5

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Drugs are a problem but I think under-age drinking is definitely more of a problem in this island.

gino risoli

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a lovely gesture by children. What will adults do to combat the why children take drugs.

Islanders charged too much for cigarettes, report affirms

Budget 2012

Smokers in Jersey are paying 89p per pack more for cigarettes than people in the UK, a new report has revealed.

Brutus

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A pack at £ 7. 27 and the special for today in red wine: !!! £ 5.45 for a bottle of spanish red Winehouse 13.5 %? Which one is a lesser evil?

Thank you for understanding !

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At last a constructive comment about us alienated smokers !.

It worked perfectly well in the day when you had a a choice for smoking or non smoking areas.

we are not criminals, it is legal !

R. Williams

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I have always thought that every pub should have a well ventilated smoking room where there is no bar, just a room for smoking in. This would give smokers somewhere to go instead of being forced to st...

Yer butt no butt

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Good for you, Smoker and Jerseygirl. Thousands believe your clean habits, I probably wouldn't.

Somebody must be throwing their butts away on the pavement etc. Bet your life it's not non smokers.

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C Le Verdic

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Well, throwing the butts wherever the smoker might be standing is certainly a habit rather than an addiction, I would have thought.

Fines for littering could be another way forward.

We support UK’s new tax evasion crackdown, says minister

Chancellor George Osborne recently announced that the UK is to increase penalties for tax evaders

JERSEY supports proposals from the UK government to impose heavier fines and longer jail terms on those who use offshore centres to evade tax, the Treasury Minister has said.

Wilson Riou

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John

You say that Jersey has 'by far the worst performing economy in the world'!

And your evidence for such a ridiculous statement is where please?

Ben

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Excellent news, I hope that you enjoy the prevailing benefits culture.

You will fit right in

Ross

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Goodbye then

jerseythepartiesover

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Well now the most Thatcherite UK government history is turning it's back on Jersey, you really are done for, so pleased I have returned home to Scotland were we will have a tory free government on 18t...

900 new finance jobs over next five years

At least 900 new jobs are likely to be created in the finance industry over the next five years, according to a new survey.

Mjolnir de Jersiaise

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I'm glad to see that I provided you with some amusement; I'm happy to be of service!

However, I think you completely missed my point. I was not trying to make a 'factual' comment on the state of th...

I can smile

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More good rhetoric that completely ignores the facts. You obviously love to make nonsensical inflammatory comments without bothering to research the FACT that the vast majority of jobs in the finance ...

I can smile

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So you have nothing to contribute other than pure outright jealousy, poor you.

Mjolnir de Jersiaise

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That's irrelevant because they are "Local" and, therefore, not educated well enough, or hardworking enough, and much too insular and xenophobic to be considered for jobs in Finance; we'll need more im...

Mjolnir de Jersiaise

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It's only a matter of time, if Ozouf, the Chamber of Commerce and the Institute of Directors get their way...