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Offline boatyboy

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Wave goodbye to the Lieutenant Governor
« on: June 29, 2011, 09:06:23 PM »

This Gentleman and his wife have been guests of Jersey for five years.  No doubt Newly knighted Lieutenant General Sir Andrew Ridgway, has done some exceptional work in his career.

Jersey is making cutbacks and shifting the tax burden to workers from companies. Maybe its time to re-appraise the costs regarding this office can Jersey afford it, and do we really need an expensive guest in a mansion which ( after reading the CTV blog and if correct ) amounts to £94,000 per annum in untaxed wages and running costs of £730,000 per year. Over five years the cost to the tax payer is in the region of £4,120,000 pounds.


There is no personal attack here just a question, if the CoM tell us to tighten our belts maybe they should look up as well as down.

Maybe also it would be a good idea for the pensioners and those kicked out of work through no fault  of their own, or people struggling through no pay increases ( unlike inflation which is going up ) to take an example from the Greeks before its to late. Even in the Greeks case it was Government policies of which the Greek people had little or no say,  that bankrupted the country.

CTV

Islanders are being invited to gather in the Royal Square and bid farewell to Jersey's Lieutenant Governor and his wife when they leave their roles next week.

The special meeting of the States starts at 9.30am on Thursday 30 June. Those wanting to go to the Royal Square for the occasion need to be there before 9.45am.

http://www.channelonline.tv/channelonline_jerseynews/displayarticle.asp?id=494733#comments

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Offline danrok

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Re: Wave goodbye to the Lieutenant Governor
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2011, 11:49:14 PM »
I wonder what the costs are for other Government Houses?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_Houses_of_the_British_Empire

Also, if we had no government house, we would still have some of those costs, e.g. providing secure accommodation, elsewhere, for visiting VIPs.

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Re: Wave goodbye to the Lieutenant Governor
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2011, 01:06:32 AM »
Worth every penny a charming down to earth and very approachable couple. The incoming governor will find it a hard act to follow.

I wish them all the best for their future retirement in Devon.
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Re: Wave goodbye to the Lieutenant Governor
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2011, 01:38:14 AM »
I,m concerned that the ROU five year residency rule doesn,t seem to apply to this paid, "Job?".