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Monday, 31 January 2011

"In His Eyes You Are Everything" :o) A brief respite from Jersey's halfwits!

I Thought you might like to know about this dog and his history. 

The K9 above is Brutus, a military K9 at Mc Chord. He's huge - part Boxer and part British Bull Mastiff and tops the scales at 200 lbs. His handler took the picture .
Brutus is running toward me because he knows I have some Milk Bone treats, so he's slobbering away! I had to duck around a tree just before he got to me in case he couldn't stop, but he did.
Brutus won the Congressional Medal of Honor last year from his tour in Iraq. His handler and four other soldiers were taken hostage by insurgents. Brutus and his handler communicate by sign language and he gave Brutus the signal that meant 'go away but come back and find me'.
The Iraqis paid no attention to Brutus. He came back later and quietly tore the throat out of one guard at one door and another guard at another door. He then jumped against one of the doors repeatedly (the guys were being held in an old warehouse) until it opened. He went in and untied his handler and they all escaped. He's the first K9 to receive this honor If he knows you're ok, he's a big old lug and wants to sit in your lap. Enjoys the company of cats. K-9 Congressional Medal of Honor Winner. Thought you'd find this interesting. Talk about animal intelligence and bonding with humans! Remember that they can't do a lot of things for
themselves and that they depend on you to make
their life a quality life!

A PET'S TEN COMMANDMENTS:
1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful.
2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.
3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being..
4. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends,
your entertainment, but I have only you.


5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me.
6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it.
7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not to bite you.

8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak.

9. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too, will grow old.

10. On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please.
Never say you can't bear to watch. Don't make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so.

~Take a moment today to thank GOD for your pets. Enjoy and take good care of them.. Life would be a much duller, less joyful experience without God's critters.


~Now please pass this on to other pet owners. We do
not have to wait for Heaven, to be surrounded by hope, love, and joyfulness. It is here on earth and has four legs!
Instructions for properly hugging a baby
(from a dog's point of view):

1. First, uh, find a baby.


2. Second, be sure that the object you found
was
indeed a baby, by employing classic sniffing
techniques.


3. Next, you will need to flatten the baby before
actually beginning the hugging process.


4. The 'paw slide' = Simply slide paws around baby
and prepare for possible close-up.


5. Finally, if a camera is present, you will need to execute
the difficult and patented 'hug, smile, and lean' so
as to achieve the best photo quality.


It would be a shame if you
didn't pass this along!!!


"Cover-up TV Test Syvret Theory On Data Protection"

Join us on Facebook!

We're already on air and online and now we're all over facebook.

You can find us by simply copying and pasting this link www.facebook.com/coveruptelevision 
And if you 'like' us on Facebook, you'll be the first to find out all the latest news and gossip from around the islands.

Take a sneak peak behind the scenes at how we work.

Tag yourself at gigs and local events.

And tell us what you think of the issues of the day.

Get onto Facebook, search for Channel Television and join the conversation...


THIS WILL MAKE YOU ALL GIGGLE
http://stuartsyvret.blogspot.com/2011/01/quality-of-local-journalism.html

Ex-Senator Stuart Syvret said...


"What of those who, talk down blogging, they tend to be those in a position of power who are fearful of loosing control, I guess if they could they would outlaw any social conversations!!"

The Jersey oligarchy already are.

You think I'm joking?

You think I exaggerate?

The Jersey Law Officer's department - and the Data Protection Commissioner - are prosecuting me for running a web site - and not being 'registered' under the data protection law.

And before you ask, 'well, what's so wrong with that?' consider that the exact same "argument" they use - can apply - indeed, must apply by all logic - to anyone who has a Facebook page.

You're controlling and publishing "data" concerning other people.

Ipso facto - you are breaking the law if not DP registered.

It may be me today - but give the Jersey oligarchy 12 months - and they'll be after everyone who dares run a web site that might contain the merest criticism of the island's gangster regime.

They're using me as a test-case to try and assert control over local use of the web.

But - it doesn't stop there.

On no. It gets worse.

The Data Protection Commissioner wants to introduce an amendment to the data protection law - that will confer upon her and the police - the power to go to any person - and demand to know if you have come into possession of any "data".

"Data" in this case might mean any anti-establishment gossip you may have picked up from an insider - if that gossip originated from inside a data controlled organisation.

The power they seek gives them - ultimately - the option of going to the extent of raiding your home should you refuse to co-operate.

Yes.

The Jersey oligarchy.

Outlawing social gossip - outlawing the use of web sites - unless you're "registered" with the government.

You see?

You really couldn't make it up.

Stuart

"Deputy’s States Reform Proposals Are Published"



Deputy Daniel Wimberley

PROPOSALS to hand over States reform to an independent commission with a wide brief covering all States seats, terms of office and voting rules have been formally published today.
Deputy Daniel Wimberley has tabled a proposition to take the matter out of States Members’ hands by setting up a commission that would report back by the end of 2012 and would have to put its conclusions to a public referendum.
Under his proposals, if the result of the referendum is not 60% in favour. then the commission’s findings should be dropped.

Sunday, 30 January 2011

"STAND WITH THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT" People Of Jersey

"To Register Your Support, Please Click On The Red Link Below"

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/democracy_for_egypt/?cl=927185276&v=8314

Who Knows, we might need their support in the forseeable future!!!

The demonstrations in Egypt could end three decades of repressive rule and bring, at long last, freedom and democracy to Egypt.

The regime is attempting to starve the protest movement of two crucial sources of power: information and solidarity. But despite the internet blackout, Egyptian radios and satellite TVs can still receive broadcasts from across the border -- so Avaaz will work with broadcasters whose signals reach inside Egypt to circulate the number signatures on this statement of solidarity, along with messages of support from around the world for Egypt's people.

Every hour matters. What happens next depends of all of us. Let's stand with those on the streets and build a deafening outcry against rampant corruption and political repression, and for democratic reform. Sign the statement of solidarity--and spread the word about this campaign!
 
 
Thank you for signing the statement! Your name has been added. The more people join this campaign, the more powerful our call will be. Help spread the word -- forward this link to friends and family, and join other Avaaz members in donating your status on Facebook: "I stand with the Egyptian people. http://j.mp/standwithegypt -- Join me by making this your status message today!"

Thanks so much,

The Avaaz Team

-----

Dear friends,

Millions of brave Egyptians are right now facing a fateful choice. Thousands have been jailed, injured or killed in the last few days. But if they press on in peaceful protest, they could end decades of tyranny.

The protesters have appealed for international solidarity, but the dictatorship knows the power of unity at a time like this – they’ve desperately tried to cut Egyptians off from the world and each other by completely shutting down the internet and mobile networks.

Satellite and radio networks can still break through the regime blackout -- let’s flood those airwaves with a massive cry of solidarity showing Egyptians that we stand with them, and that we’ll hold our governments accountable to stand with them too. The situation is at a tipping point -- every hour counts -- click below to sign the solidarity message, and forward this email:

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/democracy_for_egypt/97.php?cl_tta_sign=15ae18f5e992f1dec67bfb3aee3b62cc

People power is sweeping the Middle East. In days, peaceful protesters brought down Tunisia’s 30-year dictatorship. Now the protests are spreading to Egypt, Yemen, Jordan and beyond. This could be the Arab world's Berlin Wall moment. If tyranny falls in Egypt, a tidal wave of democracy could sweep the entire region.

Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak has tried to crush the rallies. But with incredible bravery and determination, the protesters keep coming.

There are moments when history is written not by the powerful, but by people. This is one of them. The actions of ordinary Egyptians in the coming hours will have a massive effect on their country, the region, and our world. Let’s cheer them on with our own pledge to stand with them in their struggle:

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/democracy_for_egypt/97.php?cl_tta_sign=15ae18f5e992f1dec67bfb3aee3b62cc


Mubarak’s family has left the country, but last night he ordered the military into the streets. He’s ominously promised 0 tolerance for what he calls ‘chaos’. Either way, history will be made in the next few days. Let’s make this the moment that shows every dictator on our planet that they cannot stand long against the courage of people united.

With hope and admiration for the Egyptian people,
Ricken, Rewan, Ben, Graziela, Alice, Kien and the rest of the Avaaz team

More Information:

Egypt unrest: Alert as mass protests loom
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12303564

Egyptian government shuts down the Internet
http://www.renesys.com/blog/2011/01/egypt-leaves-the-internet.shtml

North Africa: Will dominoes fall in the region?
http://allafrica.com/stories/201101280659.html

'Beginning of the end' for Egypt's Mubarak as son and wife flee
http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/105117/20110126/beginning-of-the-end-for-egypt-s-mubarak-as-son-and-wife-flee.htm

Amnesty International condemns the crackdown on demonstrations
http://amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/egypt-must-stop-crackdown-protesters-2011-01-26

Regular updates are being posted by Egyptian activists here:
http://www.elshaheeed.co.uk

ACCESS campaign for digital freedom in Egypt:
https://www.accessnow.org/page/s/help-egypt

"Jersey's Child Abuse Hypocrisy Laid Bare By Bill Bailhache"

Ex Attorney General, now Deputy Bay-Leaf, William Bailhache

Child pornography cases on the increase

SERIOUS concerns have been raised about the growing number of child pornography cases coming before the Royal Court.
Speaking during the sentencing of a man who downloaded more than 90 indecent images of children over a seven-month period, the Deputy Bailiff, William Bailhache, yesterday said the court would be paying close attention to the growing problem.
And, he added, sentences for those caught downloading indecent images of children could go up if the trend continued.


Well, what can William Bailhache expect after he refused (as Attorney General) to give the go ahead for so many prosecutions against child abusers in the Historic Child Abuse Enquiry?


His ineptitude, and the Jersey Courts lenient sentences, effectively gave the GREEN LIGHT for the islands perverts, abusers and paedophiles (with high power friends) to virtually do as they please without fear of prosecution or lengthy sentence.

Jersey's child abuse problem clearly stems from those in power reluctant to punish ALL ABUSERS!

"Chemotherapy Patients are latest Victims Of Jersey Health Failures"


All new cancer patients are currently having to travel to the UK for treatment

STAFF shortages in Jersey’s cancer unit mean some newly diagnosed patients will be sent to the UK for treatment, the JEP can reveal.
With four of seven nursing staff unable to work through illness the oncology unit has had to start sending patients to be treated in Southampton.
Patients diagnosed with cancer will still be registered at the Hospital but those requiring intravenous chemotherapy will be sent to the UK for treatment.

"Charity - Or Election Propaganda?"

Five Members decline pay rise


Senator Francis Le Gresley is among those who has declined a pay rise
FIVE States Members refused their £800 pay rise this year, and another eight say they will donate it to charity.
Senators Ben Shenton and Francis Le Gresley and Deputies Anne Pryke and Tracey Vallois have told the JEP that they have declined the pay rise.
And another States Member, who declined to be identified, has also said that they have refused the £800.
Eight other Members – Senator Terry Le Main, St Peter Constable John Refault and Deputies Roy Le Hérissier, Paul Le Claire, Jackie Hilton, Phil Rondel, Montfort Tadier and Jeremy Maçon – say that they will donate the extra money to charity.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

"Island’s Drink Addiction at Record Level" SAY'S WHO ???



Concern has been raised about Islanders' alcohol consumption

RECORD numbers of Islanders are turning to the bottle to cope with the stresses and strains of the recession, new figures showing Jersey’s continuing destructive addiction to alcohol reveal today.
With unemployment running at exceptionally high levels throughout 2010 and hundreds of Islanders worried about their jobs in both the public and private sector, more and more people have sought professional help.
Statistics released by the Alcohol and Drug Service, which offers support and counselling to substance misusers, show that between 2006 and 2010, the number of people seeking help rose from 321 to 406.


 



"People Just Love Me, I'm The Best, Yeah, Yeah"

Ozouf: ‘Lots of people support me’

TREASURY Minister Philip Ozouf says that he has been reassured by the number of people approaching him to offer support over the ‘sack Ozouf’ petition.

More than 10,000 Islanders have signed a Jersey Democratic Alliance petition to dismiss the minister, but several people have been asking for their names to be removed, saying they were told they were signing up to an anti-GST campaign.
Run-ins
Senator Ozouf – who has a history of run-ins with JDA president Ted Vibert – says that lots of people have been coming forward to offer him their support.
The Treasury Minister says he has received phone calls and emails from people who want to reassure him.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

"Mainland Judge Talks Common Sense In A Jersey Court"

Child porn ‘merits bigger sentences’


Dame Heather Steel


CONVICTED paedophiles in Jersey should face tougher jail terms because of the lasting damage child abuse does to a ‘close-knit community’, a senior judge has warned.
In rejecting a former teacher’s attempt to reduce his sentence for child pornography offences, Court of Appeal judge Dame Heather Steel yesterday said ‘greater severity’ was needed when dealing with offenders in some child porn related cases.
She said that David Roy Forno’s offences were a ‘campaign against multiple victims’, which left some of his victims scared by his online approaches.

"Opening a Debate on Finance"

THE founder of the Tax Justice Network, Richard Murphy, is one of this Island’s harshest critics – or, to be more accurate, a regular, vociferous and dogged critic of the Island’s principal economic activity of offshore financial services.
Earlier this week he addressed Islanders at a meeting organised by the Jersey Democratic Alliance and the pressure group Time4Change. He did not, however, come here to harangue anyone or to launch a tirade of abuse. Unlike some who attack Jersey, he appears to be interested in genuine debate about the nature of offshore centres, though it is clear that the starting point of his argument is that such centres exercise a malign influence.
As a figure fuelling debate, Mr Murphy can, in fact, be seen as a counterweight to those who brook absolutely no criticism of the financial services sector. If the idea that all is rotten in the state of Jersey fails to stand up to scrutiny, the same can be said of the idea that every facet of finance activity is utterly beyond reproach.
To his credit, Mr Murphy came here with a template for change which he believes would not only remedy the deficiencies that he detects in our finance industry, but would also secure our economic future. In short, he has a ‘Plan B’ for Jersey.
The trouble is – at least from the point of view of those who insist that the Island is playing a tainted game – that there is a great deal of common ground between Mr Murphy’s Plan B and the Plan A that our industry and its regulators are already following.
The Murphy line is that Jersey can become a beacon of probity by encouraging honesty, accountability and transparency. On the understanding that reputation is everything, the political and regulatory drive of recent years has been in the direction of openness and the exchange of tax information with other jurisdictions.
The Tax Justice Network still judges the Island harshly, but time and again external authorities have examined what our industry and its regulators do and how they do it, only to conclude that we are, to use an expression much loved by finance specialists, ‘best of breed’.
Mr Murphy might argue that best is still not good enough and that the very basics of offshore business are fatally flawed, but does he really believe that the ideal, pristine conditions that he envisages will ever be a practical possibility in this imperfect world?

"States Get a Taste Of Their Own Medicine"



THE decision to reform the States by reducing the number of Senators was made by a collection of Members who owe their seats to a minority of votes.
The 28 politicians who voted to cut the four Senatorial seats were elected with 44,000 votes – fewer than half of the total of the 21 politicians who wanted to keep them in the States.
Senator Ben Shenton, who was one of those against the reduction in the Islandwide mandate and who will be standing for re-election in October, has calculated the total number of votes on both sides of the debate.
He says that the 21 States Members on the ‘losing’ side had a total of 90,973 votes, whereas the 28 on the ‘victorious’ side boast a combined mandate of 44,071.

"New Acting Bâtonnier Appointed" what was wrong with the old one?


Dionne Gilbert

A new Acting Bâtonnier - who has responsibility for the island's legal aid system - has been appointed.

Advocate Dionne Gilbert, a partner at Jersey law firm Crill Canavan, has been awarded the role.

The Bâtonnier - Advocate Anthony Olsen - delegates the administration of the legal aid scheme to his deputy, who is selected from the Island's senior lawyers.

Advocate Gilbert will serve for a period of two years and, as well as administering the legal aid system, will deputise for the Bâtonnier.

Crill Canavan managing partner Kathryn Purkis said: “We are delighted that Dionne was chosen as Acting Bâtonnier. It reflects the extremely high regard in which Dionne, and the firm, is held.”

Advocate Gilbert, a partner in Crill Canavan’s personal litigation team, will continue her private practice. She will be supported in her new role by non-practising barrister Carl Ashcroft.

Advocate Gilbert has considerable experience defending serious criminal cases in the Royal Court and Court of Appeal, and has undertaken a wide variety of civil cases in which her court experience ranges from personal injury cases to contractual disputes.

As Acting Bâtonnier, Advocate Gilbert will consider every application and decide whether to issue a legal aid certificate.

Because legal aid is not available for every type of dispute or problem, she will decide whether each case, in accordance with the legal aid guidelines, is eligible.

She will also decide whether the applicant is financially eligible for legal aid.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

"Jersey's Accredited Fuckwits Pick '3' out of 10,000?" screw ozouf & Co, death to the Nazi's

Did they know what they were signing?


Ted Vibert with the petition signed by more than 10,000 people

ISLANDERS who signed the ‘sack Ozouf’ petition have complained to the JEP that they were tricked by the Jersey Democratic Alliance who told them the petition was against the GST rise.
Yesterday the JDA announced that they had gained more than 10,000 signatures for their petition – but concerns have been raised from some of the signatories who were told it was about fighting the GST rise to 5% that takes place from June, not about getting rid of the Treasury Minister.
Three Islanders have called the JEP to complain since concerns were first raised yesterday.

"FILTH STAYS PUT" should have just battered them, only 6 to 9 months jail, or, top job in Education HEY MARIO!!!


David "paedo" Forno
A former teacher and father of two has lost his appeal to have his sentence reduced for exploiting young girls.

David Forno, 36, was found guilty of exploiting nine girls over the internet, last year, and jailed for seven years.

Forno's lawyer claimed the ex Maths teacher's sentence was 'manifestly agressive and wrong in principle'.

But the judges hearing the appeal said that seven years was not too much considering the severity of the crimes, which they described as 'cunning' and 'persistent' and said his behaviour had seriously psychologically damaged his victims and their families.

Forno decided not to appear in court today.

Forno had admitted 19 sex offences against young girls aged between 10 and 13.

He posed as a 14-year-old boy and would incite the girls to expose themselves over a webcam and in some cases take pictures of themselves.

When passing his sentence last year judge Sir Philip Bailiache described the offences as "persistent, manipulative and devious."

He told him he had removed the children's innonence and their trust in the adult world.

At the time Forno's defence lawyer said he did not think he was doing anything wrong because he did not have any physical contact with the girls.

http://www.channelonline.tv/channelonline/DisplayArticle.asp?ID=492713

"No Plan B Will Save Us"

Island critic has ‘Plan B’ for economic survival


JERSEY can save itself from economic ruin by reforming its finance industry to become a beacon of honesty, accountability and fairness, a long-standing critic of offshore centres told Islanders last night.
Richard Murphy, who was invited to speak by the Jersey Democratic Alliance and pressure group Time4 Change, made the claim as he set out a ‘P lan B’ for Jersey to avoid what he called the inevitable collapse of the finance industry.
But before salvation was possible, he said, the Island and its leading politicians must first admit that Jersey was a secretive tax haven which played a role in the global economic crisis.
And he argued that offshore tax havens were a cancer which would eat away at the heart of, and ultimately destroy, free-market capitalism.

"Brussels, What's The Catch If Terry Likes It?"


Steve Williams
 The Channel Islands have appointed a Director of European Affairs for the new Channel Islands Brussels Office.

Steve Williams, who is the current British Ambassador to Bulgaria, will take up the position from 4 April.

He will be Guernsey and Jersey’s senior representative in Brussels, leading efforts to develop the Islands’ influence, while advising the respective governments on European matters.

Jersey’s Chief Minister, Senator Terry Le Sueur, said: “We are pleased to have someone of Mr Williams’ calibre and experience representing us in Brussels. I have every confidence that Mr Williams will use his considerable skills and experience to enable us to achieve this objective.”

Assistant Chief Minister, Senator Freddie Cohen, added: “By establishing this office in the political and administrative capital of the EU, we have created an opportunity to develop relationships with key policy makers in Europe."

Mr Williams has worked for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for almost 30 years, with postings including Oslo, Buenos Aires, Sofia and the UK Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels.

During this time, he has gained extensive experience of working with the EU and its institutions to deliver UK policy objectives in Europe.

Mr Williams said: “I am delighted and honoured to have been appointed to head the new Channel Islands Brussels Office. I am greatly looking forward to taking up my position, working with and for the governments, business communities and people of Guernsey and Jersey to promote Channel Islands’ interests in Europe.“

The appointment of a Deputy Director to assist Mr Williams in his new role will be announced shortly.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

"Channel TV Award Exposed as (copy & paste) Bullshit, And Lies"


Karen Rankine

Cover-up TV was yesterday exposed for the shambles it is.

Channel Television received an award from the Royal Television Society for their "alleged" reporting into the "alleged" expenses scandal. The REAL SCANDAL being that there was no scandal, just a diversionary measure put into place by the Jersey Oligarchy to divert attention from (operation rectangle) the Haute De La Garenne Child Abuse Investigation, and to attempt to discredit Lenny Harper and Graham Power's fine work. Channel TV also failed to state that Gradwell and Warcup spent much more on Operation Rectangle than lenny Harper and Graham Power did. This is not journalism, this is deception, and deception clearly designed to mislead the Jersey public and world press.

It appears that all Channel Television have done is "copy and paste" parts from a (90% redacted) Wiltshire report, and even then, have omitted about 50% of that! How can anyone bestow upon Channel Television, an award for COPYING & PASTING!!! It beggars belief.


Lenny Harper

Yesterday, Lenny Harper put pen to paper after reading the diatribe distributed by Channel Television, and immediately forwarded it to Voice For Children who are "real reporters" based in Jersey. You can access Voice For Children by clicking on THIS GREEN LINK. Mr Harper's letter explains "the facts" that Channel Television have clearly omitted. Mr Harper's letter is reproduced below from the Voice For Children blog which should be read as it includes some very informative links that will give the reader a clear insight into this corrupt fiasco. This subject is also touched upon by another Jersey Blogger, Rico Sorda who's blog can be accessed by clicking on THIS RED LINK. And incidentally, who's blog should have received this award for it's in depth reporting on the criminals within Jersey's Government during his last posting. Now, on to Lenny Harper's letter.


Letter from Lenny Harper to Channel Television.


Dear Sir/Madam,


Congratulations to Channel Television on winning the Regional Programme of the year for the programme on the Wiltshire report into the Management of the Historic Abuse Enquiry. It is a great pity that you did not check the facts or you would have had a really good story. Let me clarify a few points for you. I will deal with them in the order they appear in the story.

“Officers clocked up hundreds of hours overtime.” Show me a major enquiry anywhere in the world where officers do not have to work long hours. It is the nature of the job. There were hundreds of victims and many more witnesses. Did Wiltshire and Channel Television want officers to work to rule and only complete eight hours a day? I remember the fuss from CTV and others because I gave officers a Sunday off during the early days of the enquiry. By the way, did Wiltshire work only eight hours a day during the investigation which led to the long overdue and hugely expensive report of which something like only ten per cent ever saw the light of day? I think not.

The first class flight to Australia. How many times is this nonsense going to be resurrected? Let me make one thing clear first of all. This trip was carried out in perfect accordance with States rules on long haul flights, and the relevant regulations can be found at paragraph 2.5 of the States Travel Policy. Have a look at the trips carried out by States members and Civil Servants to long haul destinations. You will find that NONE of them have travelled economy. Let me once again explain that on 28th May 2008 I submitted a full report to Frank Walker through Steven Austen-Vaughtier which explained all the circumstances of this trip, (which incidentally led directly to the conviction of a child abuser who received a jail sentence.) I will summarise some of the main points in the report.

· The initial quote for the flights was £7,879 for Business Class including the five hour flight from Perth to Brisbane. This was by Emirate Airlines who were by far the cheapest option. However, when it came to making the booking the only option was to return first class at an additional cost of £700. To offset this, the officers opted to fly the five hour journey from Perth to Brisbane by economy class, which meant that the first class journey on the return leg only cost £122 more. Again this was offset by the free chauffeur services which saved a further £86. Net cost, £36. Furthermore, whilst away, the officers took NO rest days thus saving on a further eight days hotel and food costs. This was despite lengthy interviews with emotional and nervous victims.

My report to Walker and Austen-Vaughtier not only contained a full explanation of the trip but also had attached receipts and a full daily itinerary. The report followed a meeting with Mr Austen Vaughtier and the female head of Finance, during which they fully agreed that the costs of the trip were properly incurred and totally justified. I received through the Accounting Officer the confirmation that Frank Walker had also agreed the costs were within the States Policy and fully justified, although I could almost hear his teeth grating. Isn’t it strange how all this was forgotten when I retired and left the island and the subject of the Australian trip was raised again? Mind you, Frank Walker has had a faulty memory on a lot of things involving the SOJ Police in the past few years.

Not for the first time, my instincts told me that desperate and dishonest attempts would be made to distort the truth of this, and I therefore kept a copy of the report to Frank Walker and the attachments which went with it. Anyone interested in seeing it need only ask, as the details have already been widely discussed incorrectly in the media.

Next, were the “unnecessary trips to London.” There were trips to London for three reasons as I recall. Firstly to interview victims and witnesses, and then record statements. Secondly, to arrange and secure the loan of specialist equipment from the Metropolitan Police such as the sifting machine which was borrowed from Scotland Yard free of charge and at a saving of many thousands of pounds. Thirdly, there were the trips to a department of the Met which advises on the operational security of investigations, both physical and other types of security. Not only was advice given, but Met officers visited the incident room at Jersey and carried out security surveys. Again, all free of charge. The officers from the department concerned at the Yard were all interviewed and provided full information on the services they provided. Funny how none of their statements have ever been mentioned.

And then of course, the revelation that visiting officers were put up in four star hotels in Jersey and in particular the “L’Horizon.” No mention of the fact that because of the hard work of our Admin staff and the fact that we were out of the tourist season and able to guarantee room occupancy, we actually only paid £70 a night at the hotel mentioned. How many States members and Civil Servants stay in hotels costing £70 a night when they go to the UK and other destinations on business? I can safely say that the answer, should CTV care to investigate will be none. Why, when you are at it, don’t you ask the SOJ Police to make the accounts for the hotels available? They will be revealing. Just where did Channel want us to accommodate officers living away from home and carrying out this difficult and important investigation? In tents?

One more thing I should add. Despite all of these allegations being aired as if true, and despite the several days and hours of fully tape-recorded interviews and statements that Wiltshire obtained from me, NOT ONCE was I ever asked by them about any of the above. Why not? Perhaps as part of their efforts to win the same award next year, Channel Television might ask them. They might also ask what expenses they incurred during their enquiry which I would venture to suggest was not nearly a fraction of the importance to the victims of the horrific abuse meted out by people working for the government of Jersey to innocent children.

Leonard Harper

South Ayrshire (End)


Quite the contradiction isn't it? In fact, so much so, that a Blogger (and child abuse victim) in England has contacted us expressing their outrage at this travesty. This person has also informed us that they are going to write a formal letter of complaint to the Royal Television Society requesting that this award be retracted from Channel Television. We will publish the letter, and any response, when it arrives.  
http://www.rts.org.uk/index.asp

Below are some of the members of this society.

Patron
HRH The Prince of Wales

President
Peter Bazalgette

Vice Presidents
Dawn Airey
Charles Allen CBE
Sir David Attenborough OM CH kt CVO CBE FRS
Andy Duncan
Greg Dyke
Donald Emslie
Iona Jones
Jane Lighting
Sir Trevor McDonald OBE
Lord McIntosh
Trevor Phillips OBE
John Smith
Sir Howard Stringer
Mark Thompson

Saturday, 22 January 2011

"Jackanory Story - As Channel TV (cover up merchants) Pat Themselves On The Back"

Channel Television takes Story of the Year award


As Stuart would say, "You just couldn't make this crap up!!!"

Channel Television's report on the expenses scandal surrounding the police investigation at the former Haut de la Garenne children's home has won the News Story of the Year category at the Royal Television Society regional awards.

In the programme, the station revealed how police had wasted millions of pounds on the historic abuse case - with officers clocking up hundreds of hours of overtime, flying first-class to Australia, and going on unnecessary trips to London.

The report also highlighted how visiting officers were put up in top-class hotels like the L'Horizon, and how their expenses weren't properly monitored.

"Another Channel Islands Pervert"

A high-profile hotelier in Guernsey has been jailed for four years for having indecent images of children on his computer.

La Fregate director Chris Sharp was found guilty in the Royal Court.

Sharp had more than 500 images and dozens of videos on his computer - some of which were rated as the most serious level of the offence.

Earlier this year the 44-year-old stood down as chairman of the Chamber of Commerce's Hospitality and Tourism group.

When the Police raided Sharp's home they discovered he had downloaded more than 500 images and dozens of videos. Some of them were rated level five - the most serious level of the offence.

Guernsey police were alerted to his crimes by Interpol, who had been given information by police in Germany. They have welcomed his four-year sentence.

See the pervert at the link below.
http://www.channelonline.tv/channelonline/DisplayArticle.asp?ID=492697

"Fewer Senators ‘a grave mistake’ for Ozouf"


Senator Philip Ozouf.

STATES Members have made a grave mistake and shown just how out of touch they are with ordinary Islanders by voting to remove four Senators from the House, the Treasury Minister says.
Senator Philip Ozouf argued that Islanders did not want to see fewer politicians elected with an Islandwide mandate.
He spoke out after the States threw out a proposal this week to reverse a decision made in the autumn to reduce the number of Senators from 12 to eight.
The move was a part of a package of reforms passed by the Assembly which included having a single ‘general election’ day and four-year terms for all States Members.

"David Icke Writes A (Stella) Piece About Jon & Adrian" the farce blog

THE NEW DELUDED HUMAN ...

... 'FORUM MAN'

The David Icke Newsletter Goes Out On Sunday

Firstly, let me make it clear that I am not criticising or condemning Internet forums. They can be a great source of interaction and information exchange by some very intelligent and aware people. But through this medium has emerged a mentality, what I call Forum Man, that we need to be aware of and, more than anything, Forum Man needs to be aware of.
I say 'Man' because from what I have seen this mentality is expressed mostly through the male mind, though certainly not exclusively. Forum Man sits at his computer hiding behind log-in names, often hurling abuse in all directions, and claims to be streetwise about life and world events while talking the most monumental bollocks ...
... 'Sovereign', bless him, also wheels out the headshaking mentality that I have experienced virtually the entire time I have been on this road. He says that I get programmes about me on the BBC (I don't, but fingers crossed) 'while other researchers get taken out'. I love this one. This is a step on even from the 'if you are well known you must be a front man for "them"'. Here we have reached the Twilight Zone in which to be really credible you must be dead.
These people, and they are extremely large in number, are not able to conceive of other forces at work intent on bringing down the walls of suppression and control because they are stuck firm in the conspiracy version of the victim mentality. Theirs is the world of the valiant hero who fought so bravely against all the odds with God, truth and justice on his side, but then was tragically taken out by the forces of evil, or the 'Feds', which is basically the same thing.
'Jaaaahn's dead, folks, what more proof do you need that he was right?'
'You still alive? You must be one of "them".'
It reminds me of the old ducking stool where they used to hold alleged witches under the water and if they drowned they were accepted not to have been a witch, but if they didn't die they were convicted. I think they call it Catch 22.
'Oh really? What's your name?'

'Woo, Woo.'


http://www.davidicke.com/

Friday, 21 January 2011

"A Blow Against Democracy - What Democracy???"

A blow against democracy

SOMETIMES States Members are criticised for failing to make a decision. Sometimes they are criticised for making foolish decisions. Today they can be criticised for making a decision that was not only foolish, but also anti-democratic.

Yesterday, spurning the opportunity of ordering the establishment of an independent electoral commission, a majority of our elected representatives decided – and decided for the second time – that the number of Senators should be reduced from 12 to eight.

This will eventually mean that the Assembly will be deprived of four people capable of securing election through the stern test of an all-Island vote. More importantly, it will mean that all Islanders will be deprived of vital representation at that level.

The corollary of this, of course, is that the balance of representation and power will be shifted towards the Deputies and the Constables. Some of the former are elected on absurdly small numbers of votes. And a significant number of the latter walk into office without facing a contested election. In both cases, those who take their seats enjoy a peculiar privilege – speaking and voting on behalf of electors who never had the opportunity of casting a vote for or against them.

Some might say that the situation is not so very different in the UK parliament, but that would be to ignore an ingredient missing here – party politics, a system which helps to ensure that the nation gets the government that the majority desires and also imposes a degree of control over the quality of candidates.

As anyone who takes any interest in the proceedings of the States can attest, the lack of a substantial mandate tends not to temper the contributions of Members elected on mere handfuls of votes. Many are at least as eager as those who have successfully negotiated the all-Island hurdle to tell each and every one of us how to live our lives.

It is, alas, difficult to believe that all those who voted for a reduction in the number of Senators did so with the ideals of democratic representation or the rights of Islanders in general in the forefronts of their minds. Among those in favour of the change were politicians who, on the grounds of their share of the vote, have the slenderest of rights to say how the Island is governed. That does not prevent them from craving more power and influence – which is just what they have now acquired.

"100 People Get Work So Economy Is Safe?"

Fall in unemployment figures


Chief Minister Terry Le Sueur.

JERSEY’S economy showed signs of recovery today after figures revealed that unemployment has fallen to its lowest level for six months.
A total of 1,210 people were registered unemployed last month, 100 fewer than the previous month and the lowest since last June.
And almost half of those who got jobs during December were aged between 16 and 24, with many having found employment through the Advance to Work training and work placement scheme for school leavers.
But the number of people out of work was still 90 higher than the same period in 2009.
Chief Minister Terry Le Sueur today said that the figures could show that the Island was beginning to recover from the recession.

"Missing Boy In Hertfordshire" for UK readers



http://www.chris-uk.org/missing-children

 

http://www.chris-uk.org/chris-hook-missing-kid-welwyn-garden-city

 

Chris Hook ~ Missing kid ~ welwyn garden city

Anyone seen this missing 15 yr old ?

chris hook has now been missing for over 12 hours…

His parents are frantic with worry, and the disapearance is very unusual.

chris hook..15.. 5′ 8” blue eyes short brown hair.

last confirmed sighting at 5pm last night in welwyn garden city hertfordshire.

wearing black barber jacket and white/blue high top trainers and blue jeans.

Please contact hertfordshire police on 0845 33 00 222 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              0845 33 00 222      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Thursday, 20 January 2011

"Defendants Go Crying To Judge In Syvret Case"

April decision on Syvret case





AN attempt to get former Health Minister Stuart Syvret’s civil claim against the Chief Minister and Attorney General thrown out will be heard in April.
The former Senator is suing the Chief Minister, the States Employment Board, the States of Jersey and the Attorney General, because of an alleged criminal conspiracy which he claims forced him to resign as Health Minister.
Solicitor General Howard Sharp is trying to get the case against the four defendants thrown out.
UK judge Jonathan Sumption QC was in the Royal Court yesterday to set dates for the next hearing. He has given Mr Syvret until 28 February to gather all his evidence for the hearing on 26 April, which is expected to last for three days.

"And What Exactly Is The Special Interest ?"

Odeon retains listed status


THE former Odeon Cinema is to retain its listed status because of its historical benefits – but the owners say that it will now remain an ‘empty, functionless building’ and that they are scrapping their £40 million plans to regenerate the area.
Environment Minister Freddie Cohen announced today that he had decided to keep the 1951 building as a Site of Special Interest because it ‘deserved a chance to survive’.
C Le Masurier had asked for the Odeon to be removed from the listed register so that they could develop it into flats and offices.
But following Senator Cohen’s decision, which upheld the building’s initial listing in 2003, managing director of C Le Masurier Brian McCarthy said that they would be cancelling their project.

"Proposal To Cut Eight Deputies (from the left) Deemed To Suspicious"

Proposals to cut eight Deputies withdrawn


Changes to the make up of the States could be left to an independent electoral commission

PROPOSALS to cut eight Deputies’ seats from the States Chamber have been withdrawn at the last minute, but Members were this morning due to vote on reversing last year’s decision to cut four Senators.
An amendment to move Jersey’s first full general election in which all seats could change hands on the same day to 2014 from 2019 has already been approved, but even that change hinges on agreement of the main reform proposition by the Privileges and Procedures Committee.
States Members returned this morning to day three of the first sitting back since the Christmas break to resume debate on Senator Sarah Ferguson’s proposal to reverse last year’s decision to cut two Senatorial seats at each of the next two elections.
Changes to the make up of the States could be left to an independent electoral commission."