Senator Frank Walker says that he is determined to improve the way the States get information across to the public without resorting to a ‘Labour government spin operation’.
He wants the public better informed about what is going on in the Island, and hopes to encourage trust in States Members, which he says is at a low ebb.
His comments come in the second part of this week’s News Focus on the first year of ministerial government, in which Senator Walker gives his impressions of his year as the first Chief Minister, and in which the JEP looks at the statistics of the business of government over the last 12 months.
They show that fewer decisions are being made by ministers than under the committee system, and that fewer propositions are coming to the House.
In his comments on the first year of ministerial government, Senator Walker calls for a new emphasis on open and honest communication.