Tag "Sark"

Not a good time to pop the corks

IT IS hard to judge what the mood will be like at Wednesday’s Chief Pleas meeting in Sark. The obvious concern should be for the economy and the loss of jobs that has come with the sudden closure of Sark Vineyards. For any of the other islands in the Bailiwick the demise of a substantial business that attracted millions of pounds of outside investment would be seen as a bitter blow to the economy.

Another good year for Isle of Sark Shipping

The Bon Marin de Serk and her sister ships had a busy and profitable year, with high-on 100% reliability and an increase in passengers and freight. (Picture by Tom Tardif, 16953927)

AN INCREASE in passenger numbers and cargo tonnage, along with changes to management and increased staff flexibility, has helped Isle of Sark Shipping make an estimated trading profit of £114,000.

Committee proposes £56k increase to Sark budget

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A £56,000 budget increase has been proposed by Sark’s Finances and Resources Committee ahead of the midsummer meeting of Chief Pleas on 6 July – and it has warned there could be tax increases to pay for it.