Tag "Treasury and resources"

GST refuses to go away quietly

LIKE a spectre at the feast, GST dominates all aspects of the personal tax review, despite being supposedly killed off before its publication.

Painful package will be a hard sell

IN SCALE, breadth and ambition, it is safe to say that few States reports since the Second World War can match the personal tax, pensions and benefits review.

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.