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Post by GD on Tue 13 Apr 2010, 5:44 pm



LIFELINE operations such as Guernsey Airport and the harbours could be commercialised under plans unveiled by Public Services yesterday.
Guernsey Water, States Works and sewage and solid waste management were also included in a review carried out by the department into the potential for commercialisation.
Public Services minister Bernard Flouquet (pictured) will take a green paper to the States later this year with preliminary investigations and ask deputies for direction as to whether PSD should consider part or full commercialisation of the trading entities.
That would require a lot more research and consultation, including with staff and management, before any firm proposals could be put forward, Deputy Flouquet said.
‘In a small community such as Guernsey, the States clearly has a key role in ensuring that essential services like the harbours and airports, water and waste management are provided. However, that does not mean the States is necessarily the best placed to deliver these services,’ he said (from thisisguernsey)


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Post by ted on Tue 13 Apr 2010, 7:31 pm

Can someone please explain the benefits of selling off these utilities for nothing or £1 like Guernsey telecoms.
I as a tax payer cannot fathom why we do this. the post and electricity are hardly great success stories, and the old adage of once it's gone it's gone applies. All i can see is a future of paying more for travel and water and sewage disposal. only to line the pockets of the few. I know the states are on a roll at the moment squandering millions of pounds for incinerators plans etc. but lets keep this in public hands.
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Post by bug1 on Tue 13 Apr 2010, 8:56 pm

The old old story.

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Post by karma on Tue 13 Apr 2010, 11:41 pm

As David De Lisle says - don't sell off the family silver....!!!
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Post by plimmerton811 on Wed 14 Apr 2010, 1:10 am

GD wrote:

LIFELINE operations such as Guernsey Airport and the harbours could be commercialised under plans unveiled by Public Services yesterday.
Guernsey Water, States Works and sewage and solid waste management were also included in a review carried out by the department into the potential for commercialisation.
Public Services minister Bernard Flouquet (pictured) will take a green paper to the States later this year with preliminary investigations and ask deputies for direction as to whether PSD should consider part or full commercialisation of the trading entities.
That would require a lot more research and consultation, including with staff and management, before any firm proposals could be put forward, Deputy Flouquet said.
‘In a small community such as Guernsey, the States clearly has a key role in ensuring that essential services like the harbours and airports, water and waste management are provided. However, that does not mean the States is necessarily the best placed to deliver these services,’ he said (from thisisguernsey)

They may not necessarily be the best placed but are they THE BEST PLACED. Other than delivery of the services the States have to consider whether they want to be held ransom in years to come. I think the word that sums it up is lifeline. Stuffed if I would give my lifeline to someone else. Anyway hasn't Flouquet resigned yet.

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Post by Zac on Thu 15 Apr 2010, 3:33 pm

I bet the O.U.R will become involved in these operations, if Flouquet and his gang gets their way. Yet more pies for the unelected, cavalier O.U.R to get their growing number of meddling fingers into, putting even more financial burden onto the public! Hands off I say! The OUR is already costing us a fortune! Pity that the States don't seem able to organise a piss-up in a brewery these days! Didn't they learn anything at all from the Guernsey Telecoms give-away??????? Time overdue for them to leave!

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