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Post by GD on Sat 17 Mar 2012, 4:08 pm

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Post by GD on Mon 26 Mar 2012, 3:48 pm

I am 43 years old, self-employed as a fisherman and carpenter and, I stand as deputy for the following reasons; for benefit of the environment, 12 mile licensing to promote sustainable fisheries/new incinerator to lessen landfill waste.

As regards the Environment Committee I would like to see some planning applications considered for slight changes in use, as regards for business, so as to encourage new business ideas which in turn helps employment and diversification, fairness should apply.

For the self employed I would like to see Social Security use newer figures than 2 year old ones ,so that in hard economic times ,if a business suffers sharp losses in turnover, that they don’t get hit even harder with high stamps from previous years when they had better profits, because this can push a business under.

If the social security fluctuated quicker in hand with a sharp loss to business, that could help greatly. Also in hard economic times it would be worth raising the ceiling on taxes for wealthier incomes, so that lower income workers may not be pushed into unemployment and therefore a potential future drain in benefits that, in turn could also help in reducing possible future crime. Tax’s on farm and marine fuel should be kept exempt so encouraging boats from far afield, also keeping onshore businesses buoyant .For the finance as the main part of our economy, it should be strongly promoted and regulations updated to attract optimal investment.

Our Gateways harbours and airport are extremely important for connecting our business meetings in other countries, so should be updated to suit. Work on the harbour should start later this year to compliment the on going work at our airport this will carry us forward. As regards other subjects such as education ,children are the future generations, so schools must have modern teaching methods to suit modern electronics, the schools should help create along with skilled teachers the best atmosphere for learning. Language skills in modern Europe where many are bilingual, I think in the modern business world is very advantageous, maybe children could learn a second language at choice from a younger age.

With other concerns within other areas of the island economy, sometimes there can be a few too many regulations, which can lead to problems with overheads for many firms; this in turn causes little or no employment and .few new apprenticeships. Over regulation can be a problem in some jobs causing large expenses sometimes, in detriment to business enterprise because of many legal issues.

For my last subject, our local Dairy Heard is a great part of Guernsey Heritage and therefore never to be neglected. So should always be promoted and expanded where possible to create new markets if possible for meat and dairy products. Perhaps a new slaughter house up to standard will aid meat export.

Finally I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this and hope it may inspire some thoughts with others, Goodbye for now…… James Renier.

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Re: RENIER; James Alan Mitchell

Post by GD on Sun 15 Apr 2012, 4:30 pm

MANIFESTO FOR CANDIDATE JAMES RENIER
STANDING FOR ST.PETER PORT NORTH ON 18th APRIL 2012, GENERAL
ELECTION, FOR PEOPLES DEPUTIES. Email: jamesrenier@hotmail.co.uk
Candidate James Renier, single, 43 years old, a commercial fisherman/carpenter fished from age 27 with some 17 years experience. Lives No.24 Les Casquets, Amherst Rd., St. Peter Port GY12DH, Tel.
01481711165 or 07781418120.
BAILIWICK FISHING INDUSTRY.
1) I am in support of the introduction of a full 12 Mile Fisheries Limit that is policed effectively, to provide a sustainable and profitable living to all licence holders using our proposed 12 mile zone.
2) And if not (1) as above, well then establish why. This 12 mile limit if successful should help to protect the environment.
3) I believe we have to try and reduce fishing effort inside the 6 Mile Limit and up to our 3 Mile Limit from “umbrella company” fishing vessels which are registered outside of Guernsey This can hopefully achieved
through technical measures.
4) Aim to promote better prices for fisherman’s catches through marketing, quality plus fuel efficiency and diversity on licenses. Also by reducing back door sales from unlicensed vessels. This affects the benefit to fishermen owning a licence.
GUERNSEY EMPLOYMENT.
1) Make it easier for THE SELF EMPLOYED to set up BUSINESS buy having tax incentives, less overburdening regulations, apply more common sense, so as to promote expansion, to create growth in employment.
2) PROMOTE that in harder economic times that wealthier incomes are taxed to a higher ceiling, so that those WORKER`s in lower income bands can survive in the hope that they may prosper in future and be
able to employ others, so that the Bailiwick has less TAX BURDEN IN UNEMPLOYED BENEFITS.
3) Aim to cut down on benefit frauds.
4) Establish schemes for habitual benefit offenders to understand they must provide some useful service before any payment.
5) Make payment of benefits to genuine workers when in need.
SOCIAL SECURITY.
1) Try to deliver a faster way of assessing self employed earnings so that it reflects today’s earnings, rather than 2 year old earnings. So when in hard times payments are more inline with possible sharp losses in earnings, SO BUSINESSES may survive.
2) Try to reduce the amount of visits to Doctors before seeing the needed Specialist.
3) Try to achieve better pensions in relation to inflation.
DIVERSIFICATION OF ECONOMY.
1) Push to diversify the island economy if supported by the general population. Look for new avenues.
2) Promotion of Guernsey as a Finance Centre is one of the islands strongest attributes and is to be upheld.
I will be attending the "GIBA" seminar at Les Cotils 27/3/12 at 8am to9.30am in the Harry Bound room, where I can learn more about finance and its great importance to the islands future.
3) If the island has a diverse economy, then if one area suffers as L.V.C.R. then others help to keep a healthy economy.
4) If the island has its new slaughter house then hopefully they will be able to export produce out of the island to enhance our diversification as a PRODUCER. Also I would like to see produce from farming/agriculture/horticulture expanded for exports, if possible.
GUERNSEY’S WASTE MANAGEMENT
1) I believe the island sometime in the not to distant future will need its own incinerator unless other landfill sites become available, or export of waste is viable.
2) Recycling of waste should be promoted for the health of environment preferably to be cheaper to recycle than just going to the tip.
3) Explore other areas, for environmentally acceptable ways for disposing of non toxic wastes, which has minimal affect on population or wildlife.
ENVIRONMENT.
Try to make area and land use plans, so that they allow for some changes of use for possible businesses, to fit in with surrounding areas. Being careful of how it may impact on neighbouring properties and the long
term implications any business change may bring. This would come into policy planning for “STRATEGIC LAND USE PLAN” as in the “STATES STRATEGIC PLAN”.
GUERNSEY'S HARBOURS AND AIRPORT/INFRASTRUCTURE.
Make sure our gateways to the outside world are repaired and maintained up to date so as to attract outside business, our harbour and sea defences need work done which is key to a successful economy. Transport of
businessmen and tourists to and from the Bailiwick is of paramount importance for success as a finance business centre. Construction phases are now in process in some of these areas. Also our island roads and
drainage /sewer systems always need work done and therefore all states works departments should work together to achieve good management of funds. The road junction at Rue des Messuriers onto the Plaisance
road in St Peters is a very noteworthy and vast improvement to road safety in that area, may other
improvements follow in other parishes outside of St Peters also.
ENERGY AND POWER SUPPLY /FUEL SUPPLY.
1) Energy and power supply /fuel supply are essentials, so should be maintained and secure .Also I am in
support of “RENEWABLE ENERGIES” if proven to be economically viable and environmentally
acceptable, in that they pay for themselves and produce viable amounts of electric to Guernsey and
elsewhere if surplus to export, over the course of its guaranteed working lifespan.
2) Surveys need to be carried out, to see whether economic amounts of energy are produced, in relation to
entire energy used in transportation and making and repairs of installations, to any subsequent
decommissioning after the instillations working lifespan. Also any future projects would have to be
acceptable by the majority population. This may be a learning curve. Any projects past for the go ahead
should be from proven engineering, I would like to think from installations that have run successfully for a
period of 10 years or more. Also for costs and expenditure figures of all input expense and all output power
sales. This I feel would give more economic security to any foreseen project.
FUEL TAXES
Businesses should I believe have tax incentives to burn less fuels, and also MARINE FUELS should be
kept exempt, to encourage visiting vessels from far afield. So that onshore business in and around our
HARBOURS are kept BUOYANT in these economic times. Any additional taxes on fuel could be very
detrimental to our economic future. This is much more likely to help with employment in the long term.
Therefore lessening any chances of unemployment, resulting in savings in future benefit claims.
EDUCATION.
Guernsey’s children are an invaluable asset to our population, for the future, and schools must perform
results in exams, practical skills, and sports, to start them off in life. Schools must be kept with the times to
provide the children with the best possible learning environment, in today’s modern world, as their parents
would expect. School activities should be encouraged, to help their skills develop, so they can build their
confidence and this helps with communication skills, which aids confidence. Also schools and their
grounds should be kept well maintained so as to meet modern health and safety regulations.
ARCHIVES/DATA.
This is an area of our economy that could be expanded, this can cover a wide range of businesses, and it
should be promoted.
CAR PARKING.
I’m in support of a multi storey car park for paid parking in the town area. But not in support of paid
parking on roadside areas or in other car parks in general. Any multi storey car park would have to be
passed by planning and accepted by the general population.
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY.
This sector of our economy is very important. New developments should be seen as new opportunities for
growth or sustainability of our economy, and planned for accordingly. Over regulation in this sector of
employment can hinder the building firms taking on new employees as it can cause larger overheads and
many legal issues within employee contracts. Sometimes employee contracts can end up costing more to
businesses than their worth. This in turn leads to fewer apprenticeships which will not help youngsters
coming into the industry.
FARMING.
The Dairy Farming and GUERNSEY COW are part of Guernsey Heritage and should be SUSTAINED
and encouraged to expand if possible. This is a major part of Guernsey's character and allows much
business through the DAIRY at Bailiffs Cross. Certainly farms should be able to diversify into different
areas of livestock and different crops in their fields, so as to market their produce for best returns.
ST. PETER PORT HARBOUR AS SEEN FROM FORT GEORGE.
CHARITIES.
Also I have an interest in growing saplings (as in the photo above ), from seeds and would like to help any
interested parties I have given several planted and potted seeds to Grow Limited. These seeds I collected
from parkland and elsewhere, you may have seen me. They were collected last Autumn, some appear to be
GROWING.
I would like to thank Paul Ferbrache and Brian Wakeham for nominating me, James Renier.
THANK YOU FOR TAKING YOUR TIME TO READ THis


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