Author Topic: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf  (Read 26140 times)

Offline danrok

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Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
« Reply #75 on: June 19, 2013, 11:51:13 PM »
Jersey is far from rich.  Current revenues only just cover the routine essentials.

There is no money for the one-off type of essentials like a new hospital, police station, and so on.

If your wages only covered rent and food, you would not consider yourself to be rich, or in a good position to borrow large sums!  Unless your name is Ozouf.

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Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
« Reply #76 on: June 20, 2013, 12:51:52 AM »

If the Jersey tax take dried up completely, which is unlikely, there is enough money to run Jersey for a year and a bit.
There is also a large surplice sitting in the bank, with no mention how much various boards and quangos hold in the bank which is still public money of course.

Maclean said in the States some time back, that the JFSC had £6.5 million and the figure of around £5 million was held in the Jersey Development Company’s Bank also came up in the assembly to another time with members voting for it not to be returned to the public coffers.

From the Jersey Government Accounts 2012. Page 36.

Special Funds

The balance in the Strategic Reserve increased by £56.9 million during the year, and now holds over £651.2 million. This increase was due to returns on its investments held in the Common Investment Fund. Other Funds saw smaller movements in their fund balances, and details are given in their individual pages in the Annex to the Accounts.

Consolidated Fund

As at the end of 2012, the unallocated Consolidated Fund Balance was £31.2 million

http://www.statesassembly.gov.je/AssemblyReports/2013/R.062-2013%20Part%201%20REPORT.pdf#search=accounts
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Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
« Reply #77 on: June 21, 2013, 12:57:27 AM »
Current expenses are around the £1bn mark annually.

In the event of a major sudden economic decline, it would be difficult to predict how much money would be needed.  For example, many people would leave the island which would reduce some expenses but also reduce tax income.

Arguably that £651.2 million could be used to kick-start something new.  But that is small beans in this day and age.

Film industry for Jersey? I think you're looking at several billion just to build studios, so forget that!

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Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
« Reply #78 on: October 26, 2013, 12:48:26 AM »

Maybe it is just strange to me that in a recession the Government continues to pile money into the rainy day  ( strategic reserve ) fund. Yet services and funding are cut like kids extra music lessons, university grants, bad roads, there are many more.

The balance in the Strategic Reserve increased by £56.9 million during the year, and now holds over £651.2 million.  Taken from above.

Now many islanders struggling with inflation and no pay increase, are told,

CTV.

Jersey's Treasury Minister has defended his decision to dip into the rainy day fund to pay for the island's new £300 million hospital.

Senator Philip Ozouf told a scrutiny panel the strategic reserve had a healthy balance of £720 million.

Jersey's Treasury Minister has defended his decision to dip into the rainy day fund to pay for the island's new £300 million hospital.

http://www.channelonline.tv/channelonline%5Fjerseynews/DisplayArticle.asp?ID=507808

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Again it has gone up a whopping £70 million, are islanders being over taxed and ripped off, so Senator Ozouf can fill up the savings account ?

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Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
« Reply #79 on: January 09, 2014, 01:04:52 AM »

Is someone getting a little nervous and wanting public exposure ? This is almost as desperate as fag ends on beaches.

JEP

A FRENCH-SPEAKING politician wants Island authorities to correct glaring inaccuracies that have crept into dozens of Jersey’s French road signs.
Treasury Minister Philip Ozouf wants to end the use of the French definite article – Le, La and Les – at the beginning of road names.

http://www.thisisjersey.com/news/2014/01/08/a-road-by-any-other-name/

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Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
« Reply #80 on: January 09, 2014, 01:20:51 AM »
One would think that there are more important issues than street names.
Maybe not. "This is Jinsy", after all. :o

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Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
« Reply #81 on: January 09, 2014, 01:58:58 AM »
The article is quite hilarious.  Going on about consulting experts, over basic French!

You only have to look here to see that the Le, La or Les is not normally used:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Streets_in_Paris

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Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
« Reply #82 on: January 09, 2014, 02:03:06 AM »
It wouldnt be an issue if the road names were supposed to be in French. Jersey hasnt got French road names, just French sounding road names. the old Jersey language is not French, so why should our roads be changed to *actual* french!

Perhaps Ozouf should look up what battle Jersey won over two hundred years ago, celebrating its anniversary two days ago.....

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Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
« Reply #83 on: January 09, 2014, 02:19:21 AM »
No, only some road names are 100% Jèrriais.

Others are English, French, a mix of say French and  Jèrriais, or words which can't be traced reliably.

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Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
« Reply #84 on: January 09, 2014, 02:55:00 AM »
I thought the whole idea of having, "French sounding names". was to do with tourism.
"Nearer to France, closer to home", or something like that.

Ouzouf clearly has too much time on his hands now that he,s sorted out all the really important stuff like unemployment, housing, immigration etc.

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Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
« Reply #85 on: January 09, 2014, 04:26:06 AM »
He's has finally lost the plot - Great !

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Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
« Reply #86 on: January 09, 2014, 05:51:42 AM »
Bit early for an April fool  ::)

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Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
« Reply #87 on: January 09, 2014, 05:58:40 AM »
Oh la la senator Ozouf what an original, efficient and very important way to put your French education to use! How sad and desperate is it that a treasury minister booked a photographer to be photographed kneeling down at a road sign in order to get some publicity.  :o

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Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
« Reply #88 on: January 09, 2014, 08:56:40 PM »
Oh yes look how intelligent he is, realising how ignorant we all are as an Island by displaying  imperfect french road signs. I know lets spend £25K and change them into the French wot I was taught.

Mr Ozouf this is Jersey and we have a patois that most French would not understand, so move away from the signs and get on with your work. 

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Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
« Reply #89 on: January 09, 2014, 10:04:04 PM »
a pal of mine.
 who lived in brittany  for a number  of years was told that (   when i he  was in  the  south of  france ) spoke  french  with  a  breton  accent.
 lets  save  the  taxpayer  some  cash  and   stay  as  we are .  any one  know  the  french  word  for  squandering?