Tag "Treasury and resources"

SE5Q1510

La Mare ‘let down by delays’

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.

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.

HSSD facing triple crisis

NOT before time, the costly deal to keep the ambulance service running came more into focus last week.

Think of long-term effect on families

I HAVE read with interest the Budget proposals released on Wednesday and would urge all deputies to think long and hard and consider the impact of these proposals on the families of the island before approving them without challenge.

Ambulance deal done in the dark

IN A FLURRY of double negatives, the deputy chief minister yesterday declared that the island had somehow been saved. Quite what from was hard to tell as all the minister would say was that ‘we are now not in danger of not having an ambulance service in Guernsey’.

Ministers let target spoil their vision

IT MAY be couched in political terms but there is a tangible sense of irritation in the chief minister and Treasury minister’s defence of all things FTP.

Pensions crisis is easily solved

I READ with great interest, and equally great relief, Peter Roffey’s excellent piece on the debacle commonly known as the States Superannuation Scheme. I was so pleased someone else could see the real problem.

Tax money should not be given away for free

I AM prompted to write this as I have just received a little brochure from the States regarding the personal tax, pensions and benefits review, which just reiterates the problems that are well known about the island’s finances and smells very st...

States, cut costs first

THE report released by the CGI, the Chamber of Commerce and Giba points to the problems with respect to introducing GST and notes that ‘there has been an increase in States pay between 2006 and now of £40m. – which would wipe out the deficit’.

Could we save with the States?

MANY congratulations to whosoever it is who is achieving a 7. 4% return on our States money. One assumes this is invested safely. This emphasises the importance of putting a stop to spending our reserves in order to make up revenue shortfall.

States moves towards a slimmer operation

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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.