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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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Lihou

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Lihou is a beautiful and tranquil haven reached by a tidal causeway. The opening times for the causeway during during the year are available from this page. Lihou is the most westerly point in the Channel Islands and is owned and managed by the States of Guernsey. The island is an important nature conservation area with an abundance of bird and marine life. Lihou House is managed by a charitable trust and can be booked for schools and youth groups.

  • Visiting the Island

    • Lihou is linked to Guernsey at low tide by an ancient stone causeway from L'Erée headland.  The causeway isn't open every day and visitors to Guernsey may want to check the opening times ahead of their holiday. Opening times for the causeway can be downloaded from this page and are also posted at either end of the causeway, published in the Guernsey Press and announced by BBC Radio Guernsey daily. The height of the tide may vary due to atmospheric pressure and other weather conditions, so it's recommended that you leave the island at least 20 minutes before the causeway is due to close.  The causeway is 570m long (approximately quarter of a mile) and will be wet in places - sturdy footwear is recommended.
  • Important information - please read prior to crossing the causeway

    • The causeway opening times can vary by up to 20 minutes due to weather conditions
    • Allow at least 20 minutes to cross the causeway.
    • Do not cross the causeway if submerged at any point (dangerous currents).
    • Only cross during the times shown below. Do not cross the causeway at night.
    • The Natural Environment

      • Lihou covers 38 acres and forms part of Guernsey's west coast Ramsar site, an international recognition of its importance as a wetland habitat.   Visitors are welcome to Lihou at any time and during the bird breeding season (1st January to 31st July) some paths may be roped so that people can quietly enjoy seeing Gulls nesting close by.  The causeway has a wide range of plants and marine life - your walk to Lihou may take a little longer than you planned as you explore the rock pools.
      • Dogs aren't permitted on Lihou or the causeway in order to protect wildlife, particularly birds.  People using small boats, kayaks and canoes are requested not to land at Lihou when the causeway is closed to allow the wildlife to live in peace without human disturbance.
    • What else can I see?

      • The remains of the Priory of St Mary date back to the 12th century.   The ruined priory is thought to be the largest religious relic in the Bailiwick.
    • Staying on Lihou

      • The Lihou Charitable Trust ensures that the house remains as a facility open to all school and youth groups.  Family  and other groups may be able to stay there if dates are available.  For more information on Lihou House go to  www.lihouisland.com or contact the Lihou House Warden lct@cwgsy.net.

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