09 July 2013
image courtesy of Guernsey Press

(Photograph courtesy of Guernsey Press)

The visit of Scotland’s Play Talk Read Bus to Guernsey this July demonstrates the benefits of the different jurisdictions within the British-Irish Council sharing best practice and working together.

21 June 2013

The 20th British-Irish Council Summit took place at Magee College, Derry~Londonderry, on 21st June 2013. The meeting was chaired by the Northern Ireland First Minister, the Rt. Hon. Peter Robinson MLA, and the Deputy First Minister, Mr. Martin McGuinness MLA and brought together leaders from the UK and Irish Governments, the devolved administrations of the Scottish and Welsh Governments and Northern Ireland Executive, the Isle of Man Government and the Governments of Jersey and Guernsey.

07 May 2013

On 30 April and 1st May, the UK Government hosted a workshop at Kew Gardens, London on the threat posed to BIC Member Administrations from Invasive Non-Native Species (those animal and plant species not originally from these islands). The workshop was attended by over 35 delegates representing all BIC jurisdictions and followed a decision by Environment Ministers at their last meeting to consider further collaboration on this important issue.