Vote Gregory Guida for Deputy of St Lawrence.

I was born in Paris 55 years ago, graduating from the European Business School in Paris, London and Madrid. After having worked around the world, I could not think of a finer place in which to live than Jersey and moved my home and businesses to the Channel Islands in 2005 . I am  now the proud holder of a Jersey passport, having gained my British Citizenship and I have represented the Island at shooting, winning two medals for Team Jersey at recent Island Games.

Since 2013, I have been honoured to serve the parishioners of St Lawrence, first as Constable’s Officer and subsequently as a Centenier. These roles have seen me closely involved in Parish affairs at many levels and have brought me into close contact with many Parishioners. My commitment to public service through the Honorary Police is widely known as I am Vice President of the Honorary Police Association, as well as being a delegate on several planning and emergency groups.

As part of my charitable activities, I am a member of the Rotary Club of Jersey and also a pilot for Helping Wings, a charity that helps disadvantaged children experience the joy of flight. I have also used my skill as a professional wildlife photographer to gift thousands of images to the Jersey Zoo and a number of other local charities.

I strongly believe in preserving the identity and independence of Jersey in relation to the UK and Europe and that we should preserve what makes us different and all the things that work for a small community like ours. I am ready to defend the Parish system against further centralisation and hope to carry the voices of the Parishioners of St Lawrence to the States Chamber. I understand the importance of communication and dialogue and I am eager to organise regular surgeries to listen to Parishioners and discuss current affairs.

As for the many upcoming challenges facing the Island my view is that Jersey has been very good at adapting to major World changes throughout its history and we should be able to overcome our future challenges without losing our soul. I am confident that my diverse business experience would be of benefit to Parishioners and Islanders alike and I would be pleased to serve our new government in its endeavours.