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'We are struggling to keep up with Jersey'

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GUERNSEY is struggling to keep up with the pace of the Jersey economy, the president of the Committee for Economic Development has admitted.

Peter Ferbrache told the Scrutiny Management open hearing that Jersey was doing a better job than Guernsey in demonstrating a thriving business environment.

Scrutiny Committee chairman Deputy Chris Green highlighted Jersey's 'more assertive' investment in infrastructure and 'more liberal approach' to population in raising the inter-island question with the Economic Development president.

'The general approach and perception that Jersey has given is that they are open for business,' said Deputy Ferbrache.

'We, as the States, haven't shown that and in the last term we didn't show that.

'We must not put up barriers and must encourage business.

'If we don't, we're in trouble.'

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