Guernsey Timeline 21st Century

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21st Century

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2000 First election of 45 Deputies
Undersea cable laid which links Guernsey to the European Electricity Grid via Jersey
2001 Guernsey Telecom privatized, sold to Cable & Wireless
Millenium Tapestries go on display at St James Arts Centre
2002 Opening of first phase of Admiral Park development
Guernsey Brewery ceases brewing in Guernsey
2003 States of Guernsey purchase Aurigny Airlines
Guernsey hosts the 10th Islands Games
2004 States of Guernsey “Machinery of Government” reforms introduced
New Airport Terminal opened
2005 Geoffrey Rowland (later knighted) appointed Bailiff
Replica ship mast erected at the bottom of St Julian's Avenue as part of national celebrations of the bicentenary of the Battle of Trafalgar
2006 States of Guernsey take over responsibility for Guernsey’s bus services
Opening of the new Royal Court building on the site of the former police station & prison
Smoking banned in public places
2007 British Government responsibility for Channel Islands transferred to Ministry of Justice
Opening of new shopping centre in the redevelopment of the old markets.
2008 Introduction of “Zero-10” business tax rates
First Blue Plaque unveiled on the former home of GB Edwards, author of "The Book of Ebenezer Le Page"
2009 First democratic elections in Sark
2010 Waitrose acquires the two largest island supermarkets at Rohais and Admiral Park
2011 Joint Guernsey & Jersey office established in Brussels to manage relationship with the European Union

Guernsey FC established to compete in the UK league system
Standard of RAF 201 (Guernsey's Own) Squadron laid up at Castle Cornet on the disbandment of the squadron

2012 Guernsey FC wins Combined Counties League and Premier Cup in their first season
Withdrawal of “Zero-10” business tax rates following pressure from the European Union
UK Government closes tax relief “loopholes” resulting in the withdrawal of Low Value Consignment Relief (LVCR) concessions and closure of Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pensions (QROPS) business
Richard Collas appointed Bailiff
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