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  • Press Release - Chairman of Policy & Finance and President of Guernsey's Committee for Economic Development meet in Alderney

    Friday 23 February 2018

    For immediate release: 23rd February 2018

    The Chairman of the States of Alderney's Policy & Finance Committee, James Dent, and the President of the States of Guernsey's Committee for Economic Development, Deputy Charles Parkinson met in Alderney today to discuss matters of mutual interest. Officers were also present.

    James Dent said: "I am very pleased that Charles came to Alderney to meet with us today, and to hear about our economic development objectives. It is clear that there is much common ground between what we and Guernsey are trying to achieve, and I was very pleased with his commitment to working together to meet common goals. The Committee for Economic Development's understanding of Alderney issues is strong, and I will be inviting them all to Alderney later this year to meet the Policy & Finance Committee for further discussions."

    Discussions included areas such as tourism and marketing, and Guernsey's Director of Tourism & Marketing has been invited to join the new Alderney Tourism Liaison Panel. There will be opportunities to ensure that the Guernsey Committee for Economic Development's revised economic strategy links with priorities of mutual interest. There were also discussions on air and sea links.

    Deputy Parkinson said: "It is clear that the success of the public service agreement process for the Guernsey-Alderney air route is connected with the progression of the runway rehabilitation project, and so the discussions we had today are helpful in making sure that those processes are aligned. Alderney's offer to input formally into the public service agreement process is very welcome, and very important, as we must work together."


  • POSTPONED DATE - Land Use Plan Open Forum

    Wednesday 21 February 2018

  • Press Release - Third United Kingdom Overseas Territories (UKOT) & Crown Dependencies (CD) Environment Ministerial Council Meeting, Isle of Man, February 2018

    Monday 12 February 2018

    For immediate release: 12th February 2018

    The third Environment Ministerial Council Meeting was held in the Isle of Man, Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th February.  The previous 2017 meeting had been held in Alderney.

    Alderney was represented by the Chairman of Policy and Finance, James Dent, and Strategic Adviser, Paul Veron.  Paul Veron was also supporting the States of Guernsey who were without political representation.

    As part of a wide-ranging agenda, the leaders discussed: (i) the challenges they face as a consequence of the UK's departure from the European Union; (ii) the synergies and links between their economies and their environments; (iii) the need for strong economies in order to be able to undertake conservation work; and (iv) how they might help each other in regard to both environmental protection and economic development.

    In their concluding statement the participants noted: (i) that the smaller UKOTs and CDs require clear lines of access to UK Government institutions and additional attention, as they have few institutional resources of their own; and (ii) the difficulties that the smaller UKOTs and CDs had with developing and enforcing appropriate environmental policies - they typically have few civil service resources of their own - they also have little access to external resources. It was suggested that a common pool of resources might be made available.

    On the second day, UK Undersecretary of State for the Environment, Therese Coffey, joined the meeting by Skype.  She made a presentation and confirmed the UK Government's support for the meeting's objectives.

    List of Ministers and other lead representatives participating:

    • Hon. Geoffrey Boot MHK, Isle of Man
    • Hon. Prof John Cort├ęs, Gibraltar
    • Mr James Dent, States of Alderney
    • Mr Paul Veron, Guernsey
    • Deputy Steven Luce, Jersey
    • Dr Richard Axton, Sark
    • Hon. Walton Brown, JP, MP, Bermuda
    • MLA Teslyn Barkman, Falkland Islands
    • Hon. David Osborne, Montserrat
    • Councillor Michelle Christian, Pitcairn
    • Councillor Russell Yon, St Helena
    • Hon. Ralph Higgs, Turks & Caicos Islands
    • Councillor James Glass, Tristan da Cunha

    UKOT/CD Attendees 2018


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