PUBLIC sector pensions will be one of the defining political issues of 2014.
Two stories caught my eye this week – the planned introduction of kerbside recycling and the proposal for Blue Islands and Aurigny to ‘share’ the Guernsey-Jersey route.
Recent gatherings of business leaders in both Guernsey and Jersey strongly backed the idea of a federated Channel Islands.
While the current States is still hard to read in some ways there’s one prediction I think is absolutely safe to make. They will definitely make some big changes to our system of government.
THE States are in a right pickle over welfare policy.
STATES members have decided to allow themselves to ‘attend’ committee meetings remotely by video link or Skype.
FROM the moment the States guaranteed a loan for Aurigny to buy a new jet, it was clear the strategy was totally dependent on no significant new competition arriving on the Gatwick route.
GUERNSEY’S Budget for 2014 won’t be welcomed in many quarters.
ONCE again we’ve seen the perils of politicians using internet forums but behaving as if they’re only talking to a small group of acquaintances.
WITH so much attention being paid to the controversial plans to rationalise Guernsey’s primary schools, there’s been less focus on the other big educational issue coming before the States in October.
IT’S an age-old dilemma. Should a parish/constituency deputy’s first responsibility be to his district or the island?
THE fact that former Guernsey employees of defunct shipping company Huelin-Renouf are to get no redundancy pay while their colleagues in Jersey and the UK do should come as no surprise.