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Vale Parish by-election results

The parishioners of the Vale have elected Nigel Leale as their new Douzenier.
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Jackie Weaver is coming to Guernsey!

Join us on Wednesday 15 September at 7pm at the Performing Arts Centre.
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Gender-neutral legislation

'Competent male' removed from health and safety laws - but 'he' and 'him' remain.
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Government Work Plan resource page

Information, amendments and articles to help follow this important debate.
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Government House photo gallery

Paul Chamber's portraits of a magical summer's evening, hosted by the Lt-Governor.
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Government House reception

Islanders who nominated iconic women create 'live' version of online map.
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‘Love Your Parish’ winner

Sophie Savident wants to rescue the Saumarez Nature Trail stream.
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Recruiting at the Fete!

Women in Public Life hosted their first ever stand at the Gvt House Charities Fete.
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What’s a States meeting like?

Deputy Tina Bury's experience of last week's challenging harbour debate.
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Sasha’s rollercoaster States meeting

The June States meeting was full of highs and lows for Deputy Kazantseva-Miller.
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Appeal added to States info process

Deputy Yvonne Burford's recommendation was accepted by the States.
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Guernsey elects new Royal Court Jurat

Simon Bodkin has been a local GP at the Rohais surgery for 33 years.
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Miriam Makeba - South Africa

Nominated by: Christine James

Zenzile Miriam Makeba (1932 to 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer, songwriter, actress, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and civil rights activist. Associated with musical genres including Afropop, jazz, and world music, she was an advocate against apartheid and white-minority government in South Africa. In 2020 she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 women of the century. 

South Africa is ranked 12th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 45.8% (source: 

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The original image “The Hague Jazz 2008 – Miriam Makeba” by Haags Uitburo is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. 


Jacinda Ardern - New Zealand

Nominated by: Martin Lock

Jacinda Ardern (born 1980) has served as prime minister of New Zealand and leader of the Labour Party since 2017. In 2019, she led the country through the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, rapidly introducing strict gun laws in response, and throughout 2020 she directed the country’s widely praised response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ardern was the world’s second elected head of government to give birth in office when her daughter was born in 2018. ‘An inspiring Prime Minister who brought a nation together with true leadership, empathy and compassion.’

New Zealand is ranked 4th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 48.3% (source: 

Other iconic women: Dame Whina Cooper, nominated by Claire Fisher, and Kate Sheppard, nominated by Anna Cooper.

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