Tag "Treasury and resources"

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.

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.