Malawi Agriculture Minister

During our visit to Malawi for the African Jersey Forum we had the honour of meeting with Mr Sam Dalitso Kawale, the Minister for Agriculture.

Pictured here with the Minister and Simon Boas of Jersey Overseas Aid (JOA).

June 28, 2023|Categories: International Development, JOA Jersey Overseas Aid|Tags: , , , |

Africa Jersey Forum Conference 2023 Malawi


The Minister visits the British High Commission in Lusaka before a follow up visit to the Fisheries and Livestock Minister in Zambia following the signing of the MOU in Feb 2023. Later that week they together launched the

June 20, 2023|Categories: International Development|Tags: , , |

Jersey Cows to be discussed at African Conference

A conference which discusses the importance of the Jersey cow in African farming communities will take place in Malawi this month.

International Development Minister Carolyn Labey will be speaking at the African Jersey Forum Conference (AJF), and plans to visit

June 19, 2023|Categories: International Development|Tags: , , , |

Visit by Chief Minister

We were delighted to welcome our first female Chief Minister to a Les Grouvelles meeting and very grateful that she could spend time out of her busy schedule to attend our evening. Kristina spent time after her initial talk informally

February 15, 2023|Categories: Grouville & St. Martin, Parish Communities|Tags: , |

Welcome to the World of Politics Jan’ 2023

By Deputy Carolyn Labey

In the States Assembly recently we had more attempts to remove GST from food and to reinstate Senators. I voted in favour of exempting food as I have never been able to agree to the fundamental principle

February 15, 2023|Categories: Government|Tags: , , |

Les Grouvelles Spring 2023

By Deputy Carolyn Labey

The year started with gusto with a raft of activities enthusiastically organised by Sue Coutanche and the Admin Team and hosted by various Les Grouvelles Members. It would be easier to list what hasn’t been going on

February 15, 2023|Categories: Grouville & St. Martin, Parish Communities|Tags: , |

Ukraine – Delivering aid where it matters

As the Island continues to show its support for innocent Ukrainians fleeing the destruction of their homes, Islanders have reason to thank the staff and commissioners of Jersey Overseas Aid and minister Carolyn Labey.

The professionalism of JOA has already ensured

February 13, 2023|Categories: JOA Jersey Overseas Aid|Tags: , , |

First Ministers’ Surgery held at Town Hall

The new “Ministers Surgeries” are to be held after Council of Ministers meetings which are held in a different Parish each month. The first one was held in the Town Hall in January, 2023.

And at the most recent Parish Surgery

Overseas Aid Projects. Kenya, Nepal and Rwanda

I addressed a packed out St Paul’s Centre when we launched our Volunteer Programme. This year Jersey Overseas Aid are organising three Community Work Projects in Kenya, building a sand dam, in Nepal where we work with the Gurkha Welfare

Parishes Update

Parishes up-date

At the end of last year I attended one of the Comité des Connétables meetings. There is a long wait to get an appointment, so I had a few items stored up for the agenda.

  1. The first was to
February 8, 2023|Categories: Grouville & St. Martin|Tags: , , |

Island Identity Resource Packs

“In December, 2022, I arranged a meeting with the Comite des Connetables. I wanted to discuss and receive an up-date on various topics including the Island Identity, the Cycling and Pedestrian Network, the Parish Community Support Groups and informing Parishioners

January 31, 2023|Categories: Island Identity|Tags: , |

High housing costs could be ‘impinging on our identity’

by Rod McLoughlin

International Relations Minister Carolyn Labey is reviewing contributions to the ongoing consultation on Island identity, and said to-date there had been ‘quite a good response’.

The strength of the Island’s cultural sector, the environment and importance of teaching aspects

January 31, 2023|Categories: Government, Island Identity|Tags: , |

Fresh hope for a bright new chapter in the Island’s history

The JEP asked the Ministers to each write an article on their first impressions in Office..

THE first sitting of a new States Assembly is like starting a new school year (and yes I can just about remember those). There are

Last chance to apply for an aid trip overseas

By Jack Lister jlister@jerseyeveningpost.com

ISLANDERS have until next week to volunteer for ‘the fantastic opportunity’ to take part in one of the Jersey Overseas Aid projects planned for this year.

Of the three projects planned

January 30, 2023|Categories: JOA Jersey Overseas Aid|Tags: , |

First Impressions of the States Assembly

By Carolyn Labey
Deputy of Grouville & St Martin
Minister for International Development

The first sitting of a new States Assembly is like starting a new school year (and yes I can just about remember it!). There are some familiar faces and a

December 12, 2022|Categories: Government|Tags: , , |

Welcome to the World of Politics

By Deputy Carolyn Labey

Since writing my last article in the aftermath of the General Election swiftly followed by the States Assembly elections appointing the Ministerial and Scrutiny posts, as well as all the Committees, Panels, Commissions, Forums and focus group

Grouville & St. Martin

My core stance to the Electorate which has seen me through 20 years so far is ‘Community – be that at Parish, Island or International level’, when I consider issues I always come back to it and think is it

August 23, 2022|Categories: Grouville & St. Martin, Parish Communities|Tags: |

A big Thank You and the Election Aftermath

Dear Electors of Grouville and St Martin

A very big thank you for electing me as Deputy of Grouville & St Martin in June, 2022. I am truly humbled to have been chosen to represent not only Grouville but St Martin

August 15, 2022|Categories: 2022 Elections, Grouville & St. Martin|Tags: |

Twas the night before…. Polling Day 2022

From Liberation Day to the Summer Solstice on my Election Campaign During the “Election 2022” campaign for Deputy of Grouville and St Martin, (the Eastern District 9 if one must), my Manifesto was delivered to every household across both parishes.

June 21, 2022|Categories: 2022 Elections|Tags: , |
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Next Parish Surgery

Dolphin Hotel

Parish Surgery – The Dolphin, Gorey

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

First Impressions of the States Assembly as the longest serving female Deputy

Jersey’s Island Identity

Read more about this project on the Island Identity page

Liberation Day Speech during States sitting.

My personal Liberation Day message during Covid.


I chair the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Jersey branch – read more about our work on the Young People and Equality page.

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