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States says no to scrutiny straitjacket

‘PUTTING themselves in a straitjacket’ would be the effect of the States banning members of the Scrutiny Management Committee from serving on any other committee under major States reforms.

A matter of understanding


With so many big issues before the States, and a few of them controversial, Neil Ross’s Emile has plenty to tell his cousin Eugene. From education to Condor, the Leopardess to our relationships with other places – it’s all about money and ‘understandings’

Why make things easy?

The controversial road layout at the Quay has taken up a disproportionate amount of States departments’ time, and it was not an issue that Peter Roffey feels should have ended up involving the top brass. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 10284836)

Peter Roffey has plenty of sympathy for the States’ workload – until they choose to take the most difficult route. Here he examines three instances where their choice of path caused unnecessary problems

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.