Tag "Commerce and Employment"

Change usually bad

I DIDN’T think Nick Mann’s article about Kevin Stewart and Project Proteus, published on 28 January, was up to his normal standard. While the drawing of Deputy Stewart with a pair of pants on his head was insulting (to the deputy or to pants?) and may provoke some debate on whether the minister wants to officially register this image for himself, I primarily take issue with Nick’s claim that the public has an appetite for change.

Sunday trading not a priority for C&E minister

SUNDAY trading is not a priority for Commerce and Employment despite a newly commissioned report for the department proposing an end to restrictions, minister Kevin Stewart has said.

Retail strategy launched to help boost sector

EMPLOYING a Town centre manager, cracking down on parking clock offenders, and moving the taxi rank to North Beach are proposals contained in a new retail strategy for the island.

Introducing Project Proteus

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In his own words, Commerce and Employment minister Kevin Stewart outlines his vision to make Guernsey a technologically advanced jurisdiction.

Former PO HQ for creative start-ups?

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THE former post office in Guelles Road could become a hub for start-ups in the creative industries as part of plans being developed by the Commerce and Employment Department.

The future should be bright

Jarrod Cowley-Grimmond

Guernsey is well placed to thrive, says the man who has spent the last six years working for the States in developing financial services. James Falla spoke to Jarrod Cowley-Grimmond, who is heading back to his native Australia with the plaudits of the finance industry ringing in his ears...

Weymouth can wave a friendly flag

AROUND 18 months ago, Weymouth Borough Council realised that it had a problem on its hands. Without spending more than £4m. on harbour repairs, there was no way Condor Ferries could continue operating from the port.

Optimism from minister for laid-off staff

COMMERCE and Employment is optimistic staff who have lost their jobs in the finance industry will find other posts in other organisations without undue delay, its minister has said.

C&E minister rejects Scrutiny attack

COMMERCE and Employment minister Kevin Stewart has defended his department’s review into links between the Guernsey Financial Services Commission and Government.

Minister slams 'negative' report

CRITICISM that a report highlighting health and social inequality was depressing and lacked credible evidence saw tempers flare during yesterday’s States debate.

C&E board to hear tourism's population control concerns

Luke Wheadon

TOURISM industry representatives will tell the Commerce and Employment board of their fears about new population control measures face-to-face next week. Luke Wheadon, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce’s hospitality and tourism sub-group, has already met C&E chief officer Jason Moriarty, and will make the industry’s case before Minister Kevin Stewart and his full board. Mr Wheadon, pictured, has also met other ministers, including Chief Minister Peter Harwood, and senior officers to discuss the population policy proposals as part of a Chamber delegation. He said that the industry had three major concerns: the perceived rigidity of the proposed permit system would make it impossible to employ staff because of delays in paperwork; the proposed new short-term permit – removing the established ‘nine months on, three months off’ system – does not allow for the seasonality of the industry; and changes to open market lodgings being restricted to five years.