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From Star Wars to ghost tours
Monday 16 October 2017

There is a supernatural theme to October half term at Guernsey Museums this year.

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Asian hornet nest found near the Longfrie Inn
Friday 13 October 2017

An Asian hornet nest has been found today near the Longfrie Inn in St Peter's.

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P&R President welcomes UK response to Justice Committee report
Friday 13 October 2017

The UK Government has today published its response to the House of Common Justice Committee's report entitled "the implications of Brexit for the Crown Dependencies", which emphasised the need for the UK Government to ensure it represents the interests of the islands in Brexit negotiations.

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Introduction to Population Management

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  • Why does Guernsey need to manage its population?

    • Guernsey is an island of 25 square miles.  Because of its small size there is a limit to the number of people the Island's resources can support.
    • And life is changing.  Generally, people are living longer, and tend to have smaller families.  If left unmanaged, this can lead to a situation where a smaller number of people are working and they are contributing to support a growing number of people in retirement.  It also means there are fewer people available to fill jobs and provide essential services.
    • In a small community, changes like these can have a big impact.  But small communities can also adapt more quickly to cope with change, and Guernsey has a long and proud history of doing just that.
    • Guernsey is a special Island, with a rich heritage and unique identity.  We also need to make sure that changes in the make-up of the Island's population don't change the things that make Guernsey a very special place to live and work.


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