Conseillers of Chief Pleas was in January 2009). Language and Culture Sark has its own dialect of the Norman language, ''Sarkese'', ''Sercquiais'' or ''Sark-French'' (''Lé Sèrtchais'' in the original), which is closely related to the language of Jersey, ''Jèrriais''. In practice though, the visitor will only encounter it in place names. French is also relatively widely spoken. For historical reasons, French was until very recently the law used for legal matters, and still is sometimes used in official matters, as the Bailwick still follows some aspects of Norman law. See thumb La Coupée (File:La Coupée.jpg) *
with "British Islands" followed by the name of the issuing state or island.
: news.bbc.co.uk 2 hi europe guernsey 7258214.stm title Europe | Guernsey | Sark agrees switch to democracy publisher BBC News date 22 February 2008 accessdate 1 February 2014 Some Sark residents have complained that the new system is not democratic and have described the powers the new law granted to the Seneschal, an unelected member whose term the new law extended to the duration of his natural life, as imperial or dictatorial. The Court of Appeal has
and Alderney. Sport Participation in sport tends towards individual sports rather than team sports, but the population supports a cricket team, a rugby union team and a football (association football) team.
since before the formal policing agreement with Guernsey first began); secondly through the designation of a member of the Guernsey Neighbourhood Policing Team as a dedicated point of contact for Sark authorities; thirdly by means of regular visits and patrols by Guernsey-based
'Signore', Portuguese 'Senhor' and Spanish 'Señor', which in addition to meaning 'Mr' is used to signify a feudal lord. Florina In ''The Currents of Space'', Florina is the home of "kyrt," a fiber-producing plant that grows only on Florina, and which is woven into an extremely strong yet beautiful cloth. It is in practical serfdom to the planet Sark. "Sark" means "shirt" or "dress" in Scots dialect
, and "Florina" means "little flower" in more than one language. Florina In ''The Currents of Space'', Florina is the home of "kyrt," a fiber-producing plant that grows only on Florina, and which is woven into an extremely strong yet beautiful cloth. It is in practical serfdom to the planet Sark. "Sark" means "shirt" or "dress" in Scots dialect, and "Florina" means "little flower"
are allowed on the Lido (Lido di Venezia). Other examples are Cinque Terre in Italy, Ghent in Belgium, which is one of the largest car-free areas in Europe and the Old Town of Rhodes (Rhodes, Greece), since many, if not most of the streets are too steep and or narrow for automobile circulation. Mount Athos, an Autonomous Monastic State within the sovereignty of Greece, does not permit automobiles on its territory. Trucks and work-related vehicles only are in use
; The first Gay Games is held in San Francisco, attracting 1,600 participants; Northern Ireland decriminalizes homosexuality; Wisconsin becomes the first US state to ban discrimination against homosexuals; New South Wales becomes the first Australian state to outlaw discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived homosexuality. The condition to be known as AIDS had acquired a number of names – GRID5 (gay-related immune deficiency), ‘gay cancer’, ‘community-acquired immune
24, 31(37); 507–508, 513–514. * '''1983 (1983 in LGBT rights)''' – Massachusetts Representative Gerry Studds reveals he is a homosexual on the floor of the House, becoming the first openly gay member of Congress; Guernsey (Including Alderney, Herm and Sark) decriminalizes homosexuality; Portugal decriminalizes homosexuality for the third time in its history; AIDS is described as a "gay plague" by Reverend Jerry Falwell. * ''' 1984
and Alderney. Sport
'''Sark''' ( In 2011, Sark was designated as a Dark Sky Community (Dark-sky preserve) and the first Dark Sky Island in the world.