The Jurisdiction of Guernsey is a possession of the Crown in right of Guernsey in the English Channel, off the coast of Normandy. The jurisdiction embraces not only all ten parishes on the island of Guernsey, but also the much smaller inhabited islands of Herm, Jethou and Lihou together with many small islets and rocks. The jurisdiction is not part of the United Kingdom, however defence and most foreign relations are handled by the British Government.
The name "Guernsey", as well as that of neighbouring "Jersey", is of Old Norse origin. The second element of each word, "-ey", is the Old Norse for "island", while the original root, Guern(s), is of uncertain origin and meaning.
St Peter Port Breakwater - (Location of 8 Bailiwick Records (Angler Fish, Couchs Sea Bream, Lesser Spotted Dogfish, Flounder, Smooth Hound, Tadpole Fish, Whiting and Ballan Wrasse)). As the records show, the St Peter Port breakwater is good fishing for many species. Located just passed Castle Cornet in the town of St Peter Port. The breakwater is a light house on the end of a pier. It offers easy access and safe fishing although it can be a very busy site due to this facts.
The guernsey is the mainstay of Guernsey's knitting industry which can be dated back to the late 15th century when a royal grant was obtained to import wool from England and re-export knitted goods to Normandy and Spain. Peter Heylin described the manufacture and export of "waste-cotes" during the reign of Charles I. The first use of the name "guernsey" outside of the island is in the 1851 Oxford Dictionary, but the garment was in use in the bailiwick before that.
The guernsey came into being as a garment for fishermen who required a warm, hard wearing, yet comfortable item of clothing that would resist the sea spray. The hard twist given to the tightly packed wool fibres in the spinning process and the tightly knitted stitches, produced a finish that would "turn water" and is capable of repelling rain and spray.
The guernsey was traditionally knitted by the fishermen's wives and the pattern passed down from mother to daughter through the generations. This is a practice which still exists today with the final finishing of the machine-knit parts completed by hand.
Cpl Tostevin, who grew up in Guernsey and joined the Royal Marines aged 18, told a welfare officer he had been left a 'dead man walking' after the 2010Sangin tour and his 'whole outlook on life changed'. Cpl Tostevin, who grew up in Guernsey and joined the Royal Marines aged 18 before being deployed to Afghanistan.
The 28-year-old had been left alone with just a list of phone numbers for support, the inquest heard ... Cpl Tostevin, who grew up in Guernsey, told a welfare officer he was a "dead man walking" after the tour ... Mr Allan also said an email sent by a welfare officer about a sharp deterioration in his mental health was not picked up ... She added ... .
Cpl Tostevin, who grew up in Guernsey and joined the Royal Marines aged 18, told a welfare officer he had been left a “dead man walking” after the 2010Sangin tour and his “whole outlook on life changed” ... Cpl Tostevin was also assigned a welfare officer, a community psychiatric ...
A fire that destroyed a garage at a HopewellRoad property west of Cambridge Saturday evening also damaged a car and a boat. No injuries were reported, according to a dispatch log at the GuernseyCounty Sheriff's Office... The fire was under control by 6.49 p.m ... .
A Senecaville man convicted of four felony counts of theft for home improvement scams involving elderly victims was recently sentenced to 36 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution during a hearing in the GuernseyCountyCommon Pleas Court... Man accused of scamming elderly Guernsey County residents pleads guilty to theft charges.
A 17-year-old Iowa girl on the lam for several weeks after allegedly stealing her mother's car and running away from home is in custody after being stopped by a State HighwayPatrol trooper in GuernseyCounty early Friday morning ... Clairsville by a Guernsey County juvenile probation officer.