Tag "Commerce and Employment"

Clear issues over digital greenhouse

IF YOU believe the adage that ‘people living in greenhouses shouldn’t throw stones’, you might have been surprised at the reaction the Commerce and Employment Department received last week when it attempted to move forward with its ‘Digital Greenhouse’ plans. Certainly the department’s board members and staff seemed shocked at the critical, bordering on hostile, reaction its plans received from the very people it thought would be enthusiastic users of the space it is so keen to open. It would have been clear to see through the panes that all was not well.

Jersey challenge to fishing controls

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A JERSEY fisherman has launched a legal challenge against the States in a bid to lift ‘unreasonable’ fishing restrictions imposed on him in Guernsey waters.

New summer air routes announced

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SUMMER flights to Rotterdam, Stuttgart and Zurich have been confirmed for next year, Commerce and Employment Department chief officer Jason Moriarty has announced.

‘Stop wasting our money’

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THOUSANDS of protesters came together yesterday and made a stand against taxes that would ‘empty the pockets’ of islanders.

Why I resigned...

I UNDERSTAND and appreciate that a decision to resign will always split public opinion. Doing things out of principle and policy differences will not satisfy everyone.

Dairy industry is on the brink

IT IS hardly surprising Minister Kevin Stewart is having problems consulting with the milk retailers. After all, it is the third time this group of hard-working people have had to defend their livelihoods from obliteration by a succession of aggressive ministers of the Commerce and Employment Department.

Better to have fought from the inside

THE resignation of Deputy Laurie Queripel may have been done with good grace and the best of intentions but it is hard to see that it has done any good.