'Jersey's infrastructure must be protected,' Gorst tells IoD audience

STATES shareholdings in key utilities including JT and Jersey Electricity are'working well' and although ministers are 'open to change', the Island's critical infrastructure must be protected, the Chief Minister has said.

'Jersey's infrastructure must be protected,' Gorst tells IoD audience

Senator Ian Gorst was responding to whether utilities should be fully privatised during the Institute of Directors Jersey annual debate, a packed five-hour marathon debate at the Royal Jersey Showground with nine panel members from both the private and public sectors tackling the theme of 'future-proofing Jersey'.

In terms of migration, Senator Gorst said the Island was not being driven by the Brexit vote in the same way as the UK. 'Brexit is a risk, there is uncertainty, but there is also great potential,' he said.

Keynote speaker Ido Aharoni – who created a brand for the nation of Israel – challenged the Island to 'forget big fancy advertising' and politics and focus instead on performance, nano-marketing and to 'define what it is you bring to the table'.

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