Timeline Jersey & Guernsey
Jersey is a
45-square-mile (118-square-km) British Crown dependency, off the
coast of France. Its capital is St Heliare.
1600-1603 Sir Walter
Raleigh (1552-1618) governed Jersey, a British Channel Island.
(Econ, 5/23/09, p.59)
1813 Thomas De La Rue
(1793-1866) launched a newspaper in Guernsey. He moved to London in
1821 and established a printing firm. It grew to become the world’s
largest commercial banknote printer.
1940 The German occupiers of
Jersey set a maximum tax rate of 20%. The low tax rate later
attracted the bank deposits of British expatriates.
(Econ, 2/24/07, SR p.5)
1969 Oct 1, The Channel Islands
of Guernsey & Jersey begin issuing their own postage stamps.
1986 On the Channel Island of
Jersey the Haut de la Garenne children's home closed down.
(Econ, 3/1/08, p.58)
2004 On the Channel Island of
Jersey a 19-year-old man originally from Northern Ireland tried to
rape, then kicked to death, a 35-year-old nurse outside her home. It
was the first murder here since the 1970s.
2008 Feb 23, Police on the
Channel Island of Jersey found a child's buried remains at Haut de
la Garenne, a former children's home. They soon widened their search
for bodies to six more sites in and around the home.
(AFP, 2/25/08)(Econ, 3/1/08, p.58)
2009 Sep 21, Gordon Wateridge
(78), a carer at the former Haut de la Garenne children’s home
during the 1970s on the Channel island of Jersey, was jailed for two
years for sexually assaulting teenage girls there.
2009 The population of
Britain’s Channel Island of Jersey was about 92,000, with 13,000
people employed in financial services.
(Econ, 5/23/09, p.59)
2011 Aug 14, In Jersey a Polish
man (30) 6 people in a frenzied stabbing spree, the deadliest crime
in memory on the Channel Island. Damian Rzeszowski stabbed to death
his wife Izabela Rzeszowska (30) their two children, Kinga (5) and
Kacper (2) in a flat in the capital St Helier. He also killed his
wife's father Marek Garstka (56) and her friend Marta Dominika De La
Haye (34) and five-year-old daughter Julia Frances. On Aug 24, 2012,
Rzeszowski was convicted of manslaughter. On Oct 29, 2012, he was
sentenced to 30 years in prison for each murder with the sentences
to run concurrently.
(AP, 8/15/11)(AFP, 8/25/11)(AP, 8/28/12)(AP,
2012 The population of Jersey,
a British Crown dependency off the coast of France, was about
(Econ, 2/25/12, p.70)
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