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Liberation Day: Bailiff calls for Island to reclaim its identity

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LIBERATION Day should be an opportunity to reflect on Jersey's traditions and reclaim the Island's identity, the Bailiff has said.

In his annual address to mark the anniversary of the Island's Liberation from Nazi forces, Bailiff William Bailhache said that the phrase 'the Jersey way' had been abused to represent all that is wrong with the Island.

He called on the phrase to be reclaimed and used to show the Island's tolerance, integrity and compassion.

Mr Bailhache said that thousands of EU nationals lived and worked in the Island and that 'Jersey's national day today is for their communities as well'.

Having begun his speech in Jèrriais, the Bailiff told those gathered in Liberation Square that it was important to 'treasure our institutions' like the Island's national language which was so prevalent during the Occupation.

Full round-up and pictures of Liberation Day events in Wednesday's JEP.

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