Tag "Treasury and resources"

Tax rises should target the rich

WHEN choosing which of two philosophies or methodologies to adopt in order to solve a problem, it is often useful to think through to the ultimate scenarios which would result if the respective philosophies were adopted unchecked.

Could people power be enough?

WE DON’T get many demos in Guernsey but (and excuse the pun), just like buses, we’ve now had a few come along at once.

Pupils need a new school, not a palace

I CAME across the following statement from a Lance Taylor, chief executive of Rider Levett Bucknell, a worldwide property and construction consultancy group commenting on the cost of schools in the UK, and I quote:

Doubt ruins a good day for La Mare

TODAY should be a day of celebration for teachers, pupils and parents at La Mare primary and high schools. After more than a decade of procrastination, the decrepit and unfit-for-purpose schools are finally going to be rebuilt.

La Mare ‘let down by delays’

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EVERY student, parent and teacher at La Mare de Carteret has been ‘let down’ by the decision to independently review its £60m. rebuild and the inevitable delay it will cause, minister Robert Sillars warned yesterday.

Further questions about new school

EDUCATION state their case in the Guernsey Press for a 600-pupil school at La Mare de Carteret, stating their determination to get their own way. I thought we lived in a democracy.

Mass exodus is on the cards

A FEW months ago, I sat through a presentation by Gavin St Pier on our economy at Moore’s Hotel, as did others, and in the presence of the chief minister.

La Mare at risk from cost backlash

TWICE in the past few days, La Mare High students have made a point in these pages of talking up their school and its many qualities.

School vision deserves its sporting life

THE debate over how much to spend on sports facilities at the new La Mare de Carteret Schools will be worrying for the island’s sporting community, which already fears some important lessons have not been learned.

Problems at La Mare arrive too late

GIVEN that the schools at La Mare de Carteret passed their 25-year lifespan at the turn of the century and have been high on the agenda for redevelopment ever since, it is disappointing that the States will be under considerable time pressure over its decision in November.