From Graham Nears.
IN these times of recession, we are all being asked to do our bit and support local shops and businesses.
Can someone therefore explain how and why the contract for the next phase of Victoria Avenue was awarded to a UK contractor?
One would have thought the States would practise what they preach, especially when it’s £2.4 million of taxpayers’ money which has effectively been spent out of the Island.
They will ship in the required labour for the duration of the project and on completion the workers will leave and take their pay with them. This is money which should have been paid to a local contractor employing local labour.
Another own goal by the States. They should have thought through the consequences of their actions.