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Jersey follows Guernsey’s lead on discrimination

Following Commerce and Employment’s announcement in June that new employment discrimination laws for Guernsey would be prioritised in their 2012 business plan, Jersey has now followed suit – with the backing of local employers. In their very last debate before the summer recess, the States of Jersey

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New mental health facility to open in 2015

Guernsey is one step closer to having a brand new mental health facility.  The existing Castel Hospital was deemed inadequate more than twenty five years ago. In July, HSSD unveiled the plans for a new acute ward which will be built on the Pricess Elizabeth Hospital site.  The

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C&E consultation backs discrimination law

At the end of last year, Commerce and Employment published a public consultation on Employment Law. Under the current Guernsey law, only sex discrimination can be used as specific grounds for taking an employer to an employment tribunal – not age, race, religion or disability. Plus there’s

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Waitrose listens to Gina

Following a request from GDA member Gina Johnson, Waitrose has teamed up with St John’s to provide a mobility scooter in both their Admiral Park and Rohais stores. Gina has her own scooter but can’t always take it to the store with her. Waitrose are keen to

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2020 Vision gets unanimous support in the States

Deputies today voted unanimously in favour of HSSD’s 2020 Vision.  Deputy Jane Stephens emphasised that it would require a change of attitude for the vision to become a reality and several other members, including the Health Minister, picked up on this point in their speeches.  The Chief

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A glimpse of the future with 2020 Vision

As Peter Porter said of HSSD’s 2020 Vision in Business Brief magazine this month “Once in a while, something comes along that almost restores your faith in government”. GDA members were inclined to agree and, having been critical of HSSD actions in the past, we felt that it

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Guernsey fails to make the top 75

There was a interesting interview on Jenny Kendall Tobias’s show on Radio Guernsey this morning (April 20th) with a lady from Motability in the UK in response to the fact that Guernsey has NOT been included in their recent guide to the 75 top family accessible days

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