November update from the CGi

At the most recent CGi committee meeting, Deputies Neil Inder and Barry Paint presented their ideas for the development of St Peter Port Harbour by extending out from the East Arm and creating a potential deep water berth.

Their solution would create a mooring for larger vessels than can berth at present (which includes cruise ships), provide a site for disposing of inert waste rather than extending Longue Hougue and enable a larger area for handling passengers and freight. The committee felt this had merit and it is our intention to take this forward in the coming months.

We have also been involved in discussions with the Committee for Economic Development and other business groups on the CfED’s policy letter for the development of air and sea links. At the request of Deputy Charles Parkinson, we will submit our views on the various points raised in the meeting to the CfED before the end of this year.

Our stated support of Skills Guernsey has been published in the local media and we are to follow up with the CfED on the two initiatives proposed – digital internships and industry weeks.

Thank you for your continued support.

Clive McMinn