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Guernsey Law Officers announce first-time forfeited asset sharing with the United States
Friday 08 December 2017

Guernsey has today announced during a visit to the Department of Justice in Washington D.C. that it will share with the United States government approximately $14.3 million recovered while assisting U.S. prosecutors and investigators with two U.S. criminal cases in which money was laundered via Guernsey.

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Under 21 Contraception Pilot
Thursday 07 December 2017

The Committee for Employment & Social Security and the Committee for Health & Social Care have launched a pilot to provide free contraceptive services to women under the age of 21.

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Gross Domestic Product estimates increase following methodology update
Thursday 07 December 2017

Guernsey will now have a more accurate picture of what its economy looks like following work to update the methodology by which Gross Domestic Product is calculated, aligning the island to international standards.

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Professional pesticide products can only be purchased and applied by individuals who hold a recognised qualification in pesticide application.

Continuing changes in the pesticide regulations, have led to the withdrawal of many garden pesticides. Some have been withdrawn for safety or environmental reasons but many more for commercial reasons.

The garden market is often too small to justify the expensive tests necessary to get government approval to license a pesticide. Prevention and organic/cultural controls of pest and disease are therefore becoming more important with fewer pesticides available.

When using pesticides ALWAYS READ THE LABEL: USE PESTICIDES SAFELY.

Professional pesticide products can only be purchased and applied by individuals who hold a recognised certificate of competence in pesticide application (currently NPTC).

  • How can I obtain a recognised qualification to apply professional pesticides?

    • The Guernsey College of Further Education provides a range of suitable City & Guilds NPTC courses that cover the legislation and codes of practice that must be adhered to as well as offering qualifications for different types of application such as tractor mounted or knapsack sprayer. They can be contacted on 737500.
  • Which pesticide should I use?

    • It is important to identify both the plant/crop requiring treatment and the pest or disease causing the problem before deciding if a pesticide is necessary. The States Analyst Laboratory provides free pest and disease identification and advice on which garden or professional pesticide is most suitable as well as alternative methods of pest and disease control.
    • Some pesticides have been assessed as too great a risk to the local environment for general professional use and so are either banned or restricted via licensing to ensure that they are only used under certain conditions. Please see the Guernsey Health and Safety Executive's website for further details.

Please contact us if you require further information on the choice or application of pesticides.

 

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Garden Pesticides 2016 List of Licensed and Prohibited Pesticides May 2017

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