Tag "States"


‘You must vote if you want a say’

‘YOU cannot complain’ about the States if you do not exercise your ‘democratic duty’ to vote, St Peter Port North residents have declared, as households were encouraged to take part in the upcoming by-election.

Motor tax plans stalled


TREASURY will not bring forward plans for an annual motor tax to help the Environment Department fund its beleaguered transport strategy.

Minister defends ramp cost Tweet


A PEOPLE’S deputy must report the people’s views, the Housing minister said yesterday after raising concerns about a new pontoon via Twitter.

Ladies’ College work can start


IMPROVEMENT work at Ladies’ College can get under way next month, after the States signed a formal lease with the school and the bank agreed to a loan.

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.

Confidence in local economy has fallen

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SLOW decision-making within the States has resulted in an increased lack of confidence in the Guernsey economy, according to the director of the Chamber of Commerce.

Leaner States to be proposed

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A SUBSTANTIAL reduction in the number of deputies and States departments will be proposed in a policy letter to go before the States in July, the vice-chairman of the States Review Committee has said.

Making sense of political decisions

AS A keen follower of local politics I often think of the actions of our deputies and civil servants in terms of mathematical formulae or scientific theories. For me, this helps to put them into perspective. For instance our Treasury Minister is trying to tell us that: ‘Taxes and charges = savings.’ Hmm, not sure about that one.