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"We think this will never happen...history says otherwise"

Tuesday 26 April 2022


Businesses in Jersey's hospitality and banking sectors are being given specialist training this week in spotting terrorist activity.

It takes place today and tomorrow, and centres on identifying suspicious activity, working with the security services and protecting staff and customers.

The course is being delivered by counter-terrorism experts from the UK, and corresponds with the Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) Now mobile app, which provides the latest security advice.

Christopher Peach, the General Manager at Raddison Blu Waterfront Hotel has helped to bring the training to Jersey.

"As a hotel group having faced a terrible and tragic incident in the not-too-distant past, we take the security and safety of our team members and guests very seriously. We all have a tendency to think this will never happen, but history says otherwise. 

"This training will give us the tools that could make a positive difference. We at Radisson fully support this training and recommend all businesses to get on board to make the job of our security services that much easier and to keep us safe” he said. 

Jersey's Police Chief, Robin Smith, added: “Although Jersey is a very safe place to live, as we have seen too often in the UK we cannot become complacent, terrorism comes in many forms and guises.

"This training and the ACT Now application are key in providing businesses and individuals with free, readily available access to critical information and advice in a time sensitive manner. We all have a responsibility to look out for suspicious activity and in doing so we keep everyone safe.

"Our communities are our most effective eyes and ears. I would like to thank Christopher Peach for instigating and facilitating this training and Claire Boscq from the Jersey Hospitality Association for her support in coordinating the event.”  

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