HERE’S a question. During a period of economic downturn, is it absolutely essential for the States to balance its books? Or is it more important to avoid structural damage to the island’s broader economy, even if that means depleting government reserves?
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JERSEY’S States have decided to create a new post of foreign minister.
UNDERSTANDABLY, all of the immediate reaction to Education’s policy letter on primary education has focused on the proposed closure of St Andrew’s and St Sampson’s.
AS THE States struggles to find funding for all its priority capital projects, once again the siren call of borrowing is whispering in members’ ears.
‘CHARITY begins at home’ is an expression that dates back to the 19th century but which is often misused.
ONE of the most frustrating things about being a States watcher is seeing things taking place that are bound to end in tears but where no one steps in to stop them until the damage has been done.
…and one woman. Peter Roffey looks at the ministers and committee chiefs and considers how they’re shaping up so far this term.
WHILE there’s no doubt that La Mare de Carteret School is in desperate need of redevelopment, it was a bit rich for the Education minister to blame disappointing exam results on the state of the buildings.
A RECENT editorial in the Jersey Evening Post delivered a scathing attack on that island’s ministerial system of government.
IT IS strange how you can agree with almost everything in a document and yet find it faintly irritating.
THERE’S been lots of talk over the last couple of years about the need for the minimum wage to be replaced by a ‘living wage’.
RECENTLY there was a storm in a teacup caused by the Commerce and Employment minister’s outburst over non-local employees at BBC Guernsey.