GP Opinion

Cash gap will force strategy off the roads

THE seeds of destruction sown in November by more than 2,000 people gathered in the North Beach car park bore fruit yesterday as width and emissions taxes were given short shrift.

The cost of operating in isolation

ANYONE searching for expenses revelations along the lines of MPs’ duck houses and second homes will be sadly disappointed by today’s travel costs for States departments.

Liberation Day debate comes too late

IT IS fanciful, certainly, but entirely possible to imagine that someone welcoming the troops coming ashore from HMS Bulldog on the first Liberation Day might have worked out that, exactly seven decades later, similar celebrations would have to be carried out on a Saturday.

Our sporting challenge

THOSE in the audience at the recent Sporting Achievement Awards could not fail to escape the other message being driven home across the line.

Burying Belle Greve’s dirty little secret

THE rising tide of costs for the sewage outfall pipes at Belle Greve has long been a source of concern for those who believe estimates have been deliberately underplayed to make a sewage-treatment plant look unacceptably expensive.

First stop on long road for bus service

THOSE who subscribe to the view that ‘it’s better the devil you know’ may be relatively unconcerned at news that CT Plus is to run the island’s bus service for the next five years, possibly longer.

How the Overseas Aid Commission awards funding

ON BEHALF of the Guernsey Overseas Aid Commission, I should be grateful if you would print this letter in response to a letter from Mr Dick-Cleland, ‘Overseas Aid budget must be streamlined and soon’, which was published in the Guernsey Press Open Lines on Saturday 13 December.

Crossing the boundaries of bureaucracy

A WEEK ago, this column looked at the huge decisions facing the States over the coming year. From pensions and population to taxes and waste, deputies and civil servants have their work cut out.