FlashYep,Bill, geologists call Jersey "the granite oblong. Which side will you see? That's why we're British, it in a nutshell, we're a bit of an anacronism really! RoddersAde points out that "our roots are in France." Whilst the people of Jersey seek to be a vital component of the international community they are perhaps unknowingly and unwittingly being drawn into membership of the EU and thus in practice losing their self governance. To the people writing stupid comments here! last updated: 20/10/2008 at 10:17created: 08/06/2007. Discover the beauty hidden in the maps. Very interesting to read your comparisons with Hong Kong Mark - thanks. JonI think we are perfectly alright as we are although it would great if we could compete in more international sporting events as a seperate nation. Yes Jersey is a country because it does have its own borders without having contact to UK. Visualise, if you would, a map of Northern Europe. It should be in the UK like the other islands around the coast of Great Britain. However some of my dearest friends are still there so I won't insult them too much. View on Map (01534) 768105 Andre RuellanRe your article "Is Jersey a Country"Your correspondents make interesting reading.I left Jersey 55 years ago and I'm happy to see that nothing has changed. Governments can change in a democracy, can't they? How far is it to Saint Helier and in which country is it located? Choose from several map styles. Does it matter whether we’re a nation or not as long as we’re self governing? Michael I am Jersey born and proud of it {I am not proud of our goverment} I am also british through and through and totaly opposed to any type of Independance!With out Great Brittan we would not have the luxury of this disscusion we would be a German Colony I doubt many of of us would be alive if the terrible regime of Nazi Germany had won the war. The above comment totally disregards the fact that many Islanders' ancestors come from Mainland Great Britain and that their allegiances often reflect this. Offering a modern shopping experience, it features many high street stores found in the UK, yet still manages t One big granite rock! Try our World Meeting Planner and get a color-coded chart comparing the time of day in Saint Helier, Jersey with all of the other international locations where others will be participating. I came back to Jersey after living in Europe and it's still a great place, If people put there money here it's up to them and the English just think it's their Island not knowing anything. !I was born here, so don't suggest that because I think this island isn't perfect that I should go live somewhere else that I have no connection with.The English have a right to complain about Jersey, because our tax laws mean the UK loses out on potential tax it should be receiving. As an independent community we should be able to become part of the EEC, and represent ourselves in all maters financial. Although I have property in the UK, Jersey is where my heart is,however .... One can not help but love it. Eulah Country House Hotel is a luxury 4-star accommodation in Saint Helier. Your history is intertwined with Britain and France and they are part of the EU, you rely on the UK for defence and foreign policy, you have the same structure to public services, NHS etc so as citizems/subjects of the british isles you should be pushing yourselves to be part of a modern UK/Europe not sitting in the past. St Helier Tourism: Tripadvisor has 82 213 reviews of St Helier Hotels, Attractions, and Restaurants making it your best St Helier resource. My grandfather was a "Jerseyman", as my cousins who remain on the island. margaretwickenden@btinternet.comI am a Jersey born woman living in England and I believe the island should be self governing.Go for it. Pretty well each weekday morning, at 25 minutes past the hour and 5 minutes to the hour, there is a link on BBC Breakfast TV passing the viewer from 'Breakfast' (as they call it: horrible name to my mind) to the region where the viewer is based and reference always seems to be made to viewers being elsewhere in the UK.I seem to recall watching 'Breakfast' whilst on holiday in the Channel Islands and have wondered to the programme if their intention is to include the Channel Islands in their link and, if so, why do they refer to the UK when the CI are not part of the UK. Put a … How much do you think these definitions apply to Jersey? King Street is also where you’ll find familiar high street names next to local producers like La Mare Wine Estate - handy for locally-produced souvenirs. It’s easy to discover in St. Helier, look out for our street names that have kept their French identity since the 1800s. The BBC reserves the right to edit comments submitted. When the British talk of Jersey being a tax haven, it wrongly implies that Jersey is a part of England, and should answer to the English government. Jersey is about 10 miles (16 km) across and 5 miles (8 km) from north to south. A truly independent Jersey would be far too open to corruption with the current tax laws. I remember a speech by our good Bailiff, who pointed out that Islanders owe allegiance to the Queen - the Duke of Normandy - rather to Britain or the British. Agree with Jon, we need a close allegiance with the UK but we should be able to compete in international sports events like cricket and football. St Helier. So, bearing this in mind - along with our culture, history, traditions and practices - it is not surprising Jersey is regarded by many as their nation, and their country. BillAgree with Jon, we need a close allegiance with the UK but we should be able to compete in international sports events like cricket and football. Its time these pariochial out of date perculiars came into line with the rest of the country and europe and start paying the same tax as everyone else. Less then being British! It is NOT part of the United Kingdom. I am just having a look from the outside: you seem to be pretty British and having a look on the globe you belong to Europe. Jèrriais nonetheless survives; around 2,600 islanders (three percent) are reckoned to be habitual speakers, and some 10,000 (12 percent) in all claim some knowledge of the language, particularly amongst the elderly in rural paris… Take out the Isle of Man, take out the Channel Islands (and a small isle of the coast of Ireland) and you are left with many, many landlocked communities which all belong to the Great British countries. Should the island be self governing or would you prefer Jersey to be part of England? This is why its official name - which came into use in 1922 - is the United Kingdom.....of Great Britain....and Northern Ireland. ChristopherI would prefer Jersey to part of England and have no special statuts. Being German, I can't understand what is so wrong about being British... just be happy about whatever you are as you don't have to carry such a dark history around with you like we Germans do.... no, I am not begging for compassion or something like that - I never would dare. In this day and age, Anglo-Saxon culture is dominant in the Island; the papers we read, the TV we watch, the music we listen to, even the language we speak on a daily basis reflects this. Mont Cochon, Saint Helier, Jersey, JE2 3JA show map. Hotel. townhall@posh.gov.je 01534 811 811 He was quite proud of that fact and would politely reminded those that error in calling him an Englishman or British. Having said all that I would say that, by definition, Jersey is a very small country in it's own right. 6 km. Likewise, Japan is an Asian island and the Cape Verde islands are African. St. Helier Tourism: Tripadvisor has 82,185 reviews of St. Helier Hotels, Attractions, and Restaurants making it your best St. Helier resource. Read more. ", robif jersey wants independence take all people not born in jersey out cut the ties with westminster and see what happens all your wealth is provided from abroad why bite the hand that feeds you. If we were full members of the EEC then perhaps we would not have to rely so heavily on our finance industry for our prosperity. We have reviews of the best places to see in St. Helier. Eulah Country House, Saint Helier (Jersey) - Deals & Reviews. Whilst the Bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey remain technically independent of rule from Brussels the Laws of our dear Channel Islands and indeed way of life of its people is being eroded by stealth by the all embracing influence of the EU and it's Napoleonic code of intrusive laws. Lets hope the creeping concrete cancer currently covering the island will soon be eradicated completely, and thus preserve what's left of our beautiful island. I rent a flat here go to work like any other person, have friends and could live anywhere but I'm in Jersey at the moment and what is wrong with that. Country. Less than 2 miles from St Helier, Westhill has free Wi-Fi, 2 heated pools and free parking on site.The hotel runs a regular free bus service for guests, with buses travelling to St Helier town centre.. By building upwards Hong Kong saved its natural charms. I wasn't entirely sure, until read some of the comments below. Saturday will start dull and wet, but becoming dry with bright spells in the afternoon. What would being a Jersey citizen offer us? All of Frances overseas areas are integral parts of their 5th Republic, why doesn't Britain do the same? Stroll from the centre to the edge of St. Aubin’s Bay and find a spot overlooking the marina. Essentially, the common bond we share with the Isle of Man and the Bailiwick of Guernsey is that we are self-governing, British Crown dependencies - a derivative of this being the term peculiars. Whether you’re looking for a special gift or secretly planning to treat yourself, the island’s capital is home to a range of shopping neighbourhoods where you’ll find high street names, luxury boutiques and local shops and everything in between. You are in: Jersey > People > Your island > Is Jersey a Country? Response to PollerI am Jersey, and if you don't mind, I am going to carry on living here, and I am goign to carry on complaining! Try the Radisson Blu Hotel’s bar for afternoon tea with yacht views, or Grand Jersey’s champagne bar for views over the castle. This assertion is correct in respect to Islanders of French, especially Normand and Breton extract, but what about everybody else? I know this will upset you, but you must grasp the truth.Oh yeah, and we will complain about the other tax havens too, but Jersey is on that list, so Jersey ain't gonna get away scot free. Jamesdoes anyone know the official website of Jersey????? Get Saint Helier's weather and area codes, time zone and DST. I think we are perfectly alright as we are although it would great if we could compete in more international sporting events as a seperate nation. Bars & Pubs in St Helier, Jersey: Find Tripadvisor traveller reviews of St Helier Bars & Pubs and search by price, location, and more. Outlook for Saturday to Monday. To ensure the post isn't lost, I use the term 'British Islands' in the address. Already with a population of some 90,000, or so, we are seeing increased social problems, as well as all the problems associated with too many people living in a confined area. Its time that the EU and Great Britain/UK put a stop to both the channel islands and the Isle of man self governing fiasco, I mean what does a states of Jersey representative achieve that an MP cant sitting in the the oldest paliament in the world. Explore Saint Helier's sunrise and sunset, moonrise and moonset. harbouring tax evaders wont last forever. Why are you even reading if you left 55 years ago etc. Apartment. Can some one please update the "facts" on this article. I just found this page by accident and I am reading all your comments with great interest. Why should that be bad? Forming the backbone of the capital, pedestrianised King Street is a busy public thoroughfare as well as the island’s shopping mecca. Don't you just get fed up with reading all this 'are we' or 'are we not' part of England/UK/Great Britain/British Isles etc etc? Maphill is more than just a map gallery. Mark Brian - Having been brought up in Hong Kong and now living in Jersey I find your comments a bit ridiculous. Geographically Jersey is part of the British Isles but not politically. Without wanting to confuse matters, there are many other islands on this area of the map - so why don't they have similarly complex arrangements with their neighbours? Let us help with more suggestions to help you plan your trip. The term Great Britain is the collective name for England Scotland and Wales. It is also a place for deadbeats to hide from the long arm of the law in regards to avoiding there responsibilities to children that childsupport is owed. history: French and British end of. However some of my dearest friends are still there so I won't insult them too much. Its time that the EU and Great Britain/UK put a stop to both the channel islands and the Isle of man self governing fiasco, I mean what does a states of Jersey representative achieve that an MP cant sitting in the the oldest paliament in the world. This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Visit top-rated & must-see attractions. Try an indulgent lunch at Michelin-starred dining rooms like Bohemia or stop at alfresco terraces like the Museum or sushi and seafood hotspot Soy. And Jersey is a British crown dependency not a UK one! This can't be bcos, like Cyprus and the Faroes, we're a European island. Take a wander through this network of pedestrian-only shopping streets to uncover the capital’s contemporary edge. The island’s capital is home to a little bit of everything. An Australian friend of mine asked about the size of our island, and it's population. Essentialy, Jersey has been a nation, a country, and a sovereign realm since the the Duke of Normandy invaded England nearly 1,000 years ago. !I was born here, so don't suggest that because I think this island isn't perfect that I should go live somewhere else that I have no connection with.The English have a right to complain about Jersey, because our tax laws mean the UK loses out on potential tax it should be receiving. Peter Anthony TroyThe threat of the debate to Jersey's independence should not be focused on its links to the UK nor its historical association with the Crown but from the influence of the European Union (EU) What has not been acknowledged in the comments section or on the editorial page is that since I January 1973 the UK has not itself been an independent self governing nation; Prime Minister Heath signed that way when the UK, with the authority of Parliament, UK joined the EEC - now the EU. It is also a place for deadbeats to hide from the long arm of the law in regards to avoiding there responsibilities to children that childsupport is owed. We arrived Saint Helier / Jersey by ferry. Let's keep the status quo. does anyone know the official website of Jersey????? Perhaps to save itself, Jersey needs to copy a city that is the envy of the world in finance, transport and in many other areas and is a 'nation' that I for one am very proud of! Jersey is not a country but it is a dictatorship run for the rich by the rich.It is in realily a toilet unless one is a millionaire. It’s easy to discover in St. Helier, look out for our street names that have kept their French identity since the 1800s. The Norfolk Lodge Hotel Saint Helier, Jersey. Therefore, Jersey is not a nation- state.I am convinced that many Islanders would agree with me that they enjoy possessing British citizenship without being English and without the UK government running local affairs. I know we are not part of the United Kingdom or Great Britain but our allegiance is to the Crown and I think the vast majority of us would want things to stay that way. Check flight prices and hotel availability for your visit. Geographically Jersey is part of the British Isles but not politically. Grannie PAs far as I know the Channel Islands are a crown possession, therefore I see us as an indepent islands people. Jersey is the last remnant of the Duchy of Normandy to be held by the British Monarch who holds the title Duke of Normandy as far as we're concerned. What do you think about this, I again wonder. We're 14 miles from France, our roots are in France. I did suggest that they say 'country' but, upon reflection, now feel they should say British Isles. BrandsPeople born in Jersey have British nationality given that Jersey is a UK dependency and a crown protectorate. I am Jersey, and if you don't mind, I am going to carry on living here, and I am goign to carry on complaining! When the British talk of Jersey being a tax haven, it wrongly implies that Jersey is a part of England, and should answer to the English government. I'll tell you what Jersey is. well how come germans speak german and not english or russian, seeing as we won it. Our passports have the British coat of arms on them, and we're all British citizens. Find what to do today, this weekend, or in January. This can't be bcos, like Cyprus and the Faroes, we're a European island. The parish is quite urbanised, hosting the suburbs and exurbs for the town of St Helier. Jersey, British crown dependency and island, the largest and southernmost of the Channel Islands, lying south of England ’s coast and 12 miles (19 km) west of the Cotentin peninsula of France. Ade points out that "our roots are in France." It should be in the UK like the other islands around the coast of Great Britain. We catch up with five islanders working in the theatre, BBC Jersey website, 18-21 Parade Road, St Helier, JE2 3PL. St. Helier French: St. Helier, Jersey: St Helier is 39, one of the twelve parishes of Jersey, the largest of the Channel of the Channel. All of Frances overseas areas are integral parts of their 5th Republic, why doesn't Britain do the same? bobno its not a country, its a joke( a 45 square mile joke shop) full of greedy , tricky little people who wear smug grins and show off! It's still an asylum for the nuttiest bunch of idiots who don't know whether they are British, Normans or left overs from a long ago revolution. Street Food Thursdays is when you’ll find local street food traders in town - it’s the place to come for banter and homemade snacks. Our status as a tax haven would become even worse because we could decide our tax laws without caring what the UK thinks. I am a Jersey born woman living in England and I believe the island should be self governing.Go for it. I came back to Jersey after living in Europe and it's still a great place, If people put there money here it's up to them and the English just think it's their Island not knowing anything. Mary TodJersey is a place for wealthy Brits to avoid the tax man. Jersey’s food scene shines brightly in the island’s capital with starry culinary locations from street food and buzzy cafés to forward-thinking and creative fine dining. Surely the link between the Island and GB is more important than the romanticised historic link to Normandy? 6 km. And money rules the world - that is not a Jersey effect - it's the same everywhere... FlashThe website says Jersey is not a part of Europe. Why are people writing comments here if they don't even live on the Island??????? St Saviour (French: Saint-SauveurJèrriais: St Saûveux) is a parish of Jersey in the Channel Islands.It is located directly east of St Helier.It has a population of 13,580. Given all that, I visit Jeresy each year to be near my roots, I think of myself as British/American, in truth however, Jerseyman/American. Find what to do today, this weekend, or in January. For artisan food discoveries, try some of the fine flavours at local delicatessen Relish, technophiles will love iQ Jersey for all things Apple, and Market Street’s Pebble Home is where you’ll find a treasure trove of simply beautiful lifestyle gifts. I am proud to have the British crest on my passport but think we should remain a part of the Crowns overseas dependancies but IOM, Jersey & Guernsey should be able to compete in international football like the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Anguilla etc do...are you listening Platini??? Anyway, the UK and commenwealth head of state is half german so what. At the moment our finance industry is becoming a 'bit of a burden' on the island's infrastructure with increasing demand placed on our recources by allowing the population to increase year by year to fuel the expansion and growth of the finance industry. Less than 2 miles from St Helier, Westhill has free Wi-Fi, 2 heated pools and free parking on site. 5 km. Why are people writing comments here if they don't even live on the Island??????? What do you think about this, I again wonder. Big in things to see and do, small enough to explore easily, St. Helier is a capital with many different sides. Surrounded by ocean and filled with distinct cultural experiences, St. Helier is a location ready for any and all tastes. It will let all the inmates escape. Suffice to say that that they had better not build that bridge to France currently being discussed. 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