Most of us will have decided by now how we are going to use our votes. There have been some hot topics during the campaigning – the biggest seems to be a desire for change in our states. Change in personnel, change in direction and change in voting system. But as with all elections, the [...]
Inspired by @jessbisson (great idea Jess) this is my take on the top 10 I would vote for if we had IWV:-
1. Heidi Soulsby South East (@heidisoulsby, heidisoulsby.com
I have to declare an interest since I am married to this candidate and therefore prone to bias. This doesn’t automatically make me wrong when I say her [...]
Possibly the most important election in Guernsey’s history is coming up on April 18 2012. The current States has passed the buck on a raft of key issues for the next States to deal with. So how will that best work? Well first we need the electors to turn out and make their voice heard [...]
Mondomundi presents Traidcraft’s Spring Collection Monday 5th March 5pm – 8pm at Mondomundi St Martins (Co-op Complex, next to dry cleaners)
Elephant Wine Rack
As always, Traidcraft’s new launch contains a wide range of high quality products from Scarves, Jewellery and Handbags to toys, recycled glasses [...]
Looking forward to Fairtrade Fortnight, just over 2 weeks away. There is a lot planned in Guernsey, starting with the Fairtrade Steering Group serving Fairtrade Tea & Coffee to the Island’s Deputies during the lunch break in their February States meeting. The highlight of the Fortnight in undoubtedly the visit to Guernsey by Barbara [...]
WFTO prescribes 10 Principles that Fair Trade Organizations must follow in their day-to-day work and carries out monitoring to ensure these principles are upheld.
Principle One: Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers. Poverty reduction through trade forms a key part of the organization’s aims.
Principle Two: Transparency and Accountability in management and commercial relations. It is [...]
You could be forgiven for thinking so, given the relative amount of time spent in debates about increasing Overseas Aid (defeated) and Increases to Deputies Pay (Passed). The horrible phrase “Charity begins at home” made an unwelcome number of appearances as some deputies adopted an “I’m alright Jack” stance to the challenging question of whether [...]
If you live in Guernsey, you’d be hard pressed not to know there is an election coming up – but should you care and why?
Well yes you should care! We are fortunate to live in a democracy where we are all entitled to our opinions and our vote. Lots of candidates get in at each [...]
On 8th June 2006, Simeon Green MBE, a representative of Fairtrade producers from the Windward Islands officially opened Mondomundi’s first shop in St Martin’s at the Co-op complex. It was highly symbolic as Simeon was in the island to formally present Guernsey with its award of Fairtrade Island status. Mondomundi was set up by Phil [...]
We could all learn more about living with nature, and recognising how we could live with much less impact on our planet. Wild Guernsey is a growing educational and sustainable agricultural land project , run by Tara and D’Arcy. They are living a low-impact lifestyle adopting a land-based, simple, localised lifestyle that works with the [...]