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Milk retail changes leave a sour taste

ALTHOUGH now out of politics, the former minister for Commerce and Employment could not resist having his say over Wednesday’s page one article about milk retailers struggling to keep their businesses afloat. ‘Front page on milkmen is not economically important. Let’s change the focus to the issues that will shape our future,’ Kevin Stewart tweeted. Given the long and disagreeable history of the debate over who can deliver milk and the role of the island’s distributors it is perhaps not surprising that the one-time representative for St Sampson’s is dismissive of the story.

Liberation has sailed this morning


CONDOR Liberation sailed from Poole for the islands on time this morning after being released from detention by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency yesterday evening.

If there is a plan B then let’s hear it

DISBELIEF set in yesterday as news of Condor Liberation’s latest disaster reached the islands. Even by the standards of the last 12 months, the decision by the MCA to detain the ship pending repairs to ‘substantial deficiencies’ was jaw-dropping.

A better fleet could be on the horizon

AS AN observer at Friday’s crunch meeting between Condor and the governments of Guernsey and Jersey, Deputy Paul Luxon was ideally placed to understand the needs of both sides.

Minister slams retailer over milk law row


COMMERCE and Employment minister Kevin Stewart has accused a retailer of behaving ‘irresponsibly and disgracefully’ in misleading people over the implications of new milk laws.

States 10-year vision needs a clear direction

POLITICS in Guernsey continues to creep, if not stumble, towards some kind of party system. It will be very interesting, and revealing, to see if sitting deputies and new candidates are prepared to coalesce around the 10-year vision outlined by Treasury and Resources minister Gavin St Pier to the Institute of Directors last week.

Deputy says ferry inaction is ‘damaging’


DAMAGE is being done in Guernsey by the widespread perception of ‘inaction’ by Commerce and Employment in addressing the ‘fiasco’ surrounding Condor Ferries, a long-standing deputy has claimed.

Challenging a new convention the conventions

FOR those who are regulars at the annual Institute of Directors debate – renamed Convention this year – the post-event review is an integral part of the ‘sport’. ‘Same old, same old’ is often mentioned and now Deputy Kevin Stewart – who did not attend this year – has joined in through the medium of social media, calling for a review of the format.

Sunday trading block bid ‘waste of States time’


A MOVE by his deputy minister to get the States to go back on total deregulation of Sunday trading has been called ‘a complete waste of parliamentary time’ by Commerce and Employment minister Kevin Stewart.

A lack of trust is no laughing matter


The Environment Department’s refusal to go public over the expert advice given on the Town Quay road layout and courtesy crossing has given islanders even less reason to trust their elected representatives. And, says Nick Mann, it makes people wonder what else may be hidden

C&E to clamp down on broadband standards


EXTRA powers and legislation will be introduced if broadband providers in Guernsey fail to comply with voluntary standards, Commerce and Employment minister Kevin Stewart has said.