Tag "Matt Fallaize"

Safeguards needed in States reshuffle

WE ARE a small island where we can all contact each other and there is plenty of opportunity to exploit the benefits of flexibility, nimbleness and ‘mucking through’. This is our strength; we need our quirks, ‘Guernsey ways’, traditions and anomalies. If we accept a global ‘one size fits all’ philosophy, we are dead in the water. An analogy: go-karts are quicker up Le Val des Terres than dragsters.

Independent planning body ‘would be seen as impartial’


A STAND-ALONE planning authority that would operate separately from Environment and all other States committees could reduce perceptions of partiality and conflicts of interest, the committee behind a plan for major States reforms has said.

High cost of living is driving islanders out


LOCAL market house prices are now 15 times average annual earnings – triple what it was 30 years ago, according to a deputy who is calling for his colleagues urgently to address the island’s worsening housing crisis.

States moves towards a slimmer operation


CUTS in the number of politicians and States committees could become a reality next term as politicians approved an initial report for government reform yesterday.

Sacc to look at 'conflict of interest' rules


FORMER chief minister Peter Harwood’s sudden resignation has prompted calls for greater scrutiny of ‘conflicts of interest’ when appointments are made inside and outside the States.

Cabinet government proposed

MAJOR political reforms being proposed in Guernsey will include the option of executive government, it has been revealed.

Borrowing for schools would be 'madness'

FUNDING new schools and other capital projects through external borrowing would be ‘madness’, a deputy who blocked project loans four years ago has said.