One of Sark's most high-profile and controversial figures has quit his job.
Kevin Delaney ran Sark Estate Management, the company which looks after the billionaire Barclay brothers' property portfolio in the island.
Over the years Mr Delaney has rarely been far from the headlines, particularly for his sustained campaign to push for greater openness and democracy in Chief Pleas, the island's parliament.
Mr Delaney will continue to live in the island and publish the Sark Newsletter, widely seen as an anti-establishment newspaper.
Speaking exclusively to ITV News, Mr Delaney explained the reasons behind his resignation.
There's no sign of further investment coming in to this island for either the Barclay family or for that matter any other investor as far as I can see.
Essentially I'm a Project Manager and it's difficult to see, when the company is in little more than a stage of care and maintenance of the assets, what value I can bring to the business.
So on that basis I felt it was appropriate for me to set down my responsibilities and as such I no longer represent the Barclay family's interests here on Sark or any other matter.
Initial reaction in Sark has been one of shock, with politicians telling ITV News they weren't expecting the move.
However, last year, Mr Delaney announced Sark Estate Management was closing a number of its establishments, including hotels in the island - driven particularly by the government's tourism policy.
Mr Delaney wanted more effort focused on attracting visitors from Jersey and Europe.
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