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Cycling push needs to go up a gear

Encouraging more people to cycle is one of the central goals of Environment’s new transport strategy. It has already begun to act by confirming a much-needed review of the seafront cycle path.

Sporting pride of Guernsey

AS THE great Commonwealth machine prepares to roll out of Glasgow and life on the banks of the Clyde returns to pre-Games normality, Guernsey’s athletes yesterday also began the long journey home.

Remembering their sacrifice

ONE hundred years ago today, events far removed from Guernsey set in train one of the globe’s bloodiest events, changing this community completely and irrevocably.

The virtual politics of a referendum

SO, that’s clear then. In March, the States comprehensively rejected Deputy Laurie Queripel’s amendment calling for a referendum on island-wide voting by 38 votes to eight. Less than four months later, the same deputies agree to a referendum by a single vote.

Vision must be applied with direction

THIS week’s political events in the UK have only served to highlight why Guernsey is right to be cautious of blindly following educational reforms being trumpeted by whichever politician happens to be in charge.

Smoke bans move beyond passive steps

WITH the exception of a diehard few, not many people would willingly return to the days when smoking was commonplace in pubs, cinemas and even on flights.

Cost-cutting must come before taxes

MINISTERS behind plans to overhaul Guernsey’s tax, pensions and benefits system are taking every opportunity to get their message across. But it is proving a hard sell to a disillusioned electorate.

The price of being rubbish with waste

HAVING at times been unhappy with what it sees as this newspaper’s unreasonable focus on how much the new waste strategy will cost islanders, Public Services has decided to take the bull by the horns in its latest consultation.

Self-review system will not quiet critics

THE Education minister’s confirmation that the department is finally to be inspected is welcome. But what sort of review will it be? The minister says it will cover the board and its officers ‘and it will be covering everything involved in the way things work’.

Ensuring an equal case for all

IT’S temping to mock news that deputies may soon receive ‘diversity’ training offering tips on how to deal with people from a range of backgrounds.