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‘Ditch and switch’ still long way off

FINALLY it seems we may have actually turned a corner with Guernsey’s once embattled bus service. News this week that record passenger figures saw a total 1,653,728 people travelling on scheduled services last year – an increase of 146,927 compared with 2015 – all feels like progress. The figure, representing 9.75% growth on the previous year and the highest number of passengers since data was first collected this way in 1996, is 50,000 more than the previous annual record of 1,607,017 back in 2010.

Nick Mann

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Freedom of Information Act not front and centre


More than 10 years ahead in its approach to the information act, Jersey has moved from a code to a full-blown law. In comparison, the way Guernsey’s code has been treated hardly encourages its use, suggests Nick Mann

Peter Roffey

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Please, voters, we’d like some more

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Intelligent, articulate, opinionated, feisty and with backbone – when it comes to the subject of women deputies, and the new intake in particular, Peter Roffey’s view is ‘more, please’. Which brings him to the subject of one able member who is currently in the spotlight – in his view for reasons of sexism and ageism...

Rob Batiste

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Letters from Emile

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Safety and numbers


They’d started so they had to finish the Salerie cycle path job. But why didn’t Environment get the ‘audit’ and ‘afford it’ the right way round, wonders Neil Ross’ Emile