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Wednesday, 30 November 2011

"A Snip At Three Grand A Week"

New plans move Esplanade car park underground

The new boss of the company behind plans for redeveloping Jersey's Esplanade and Waterfront unveiled his plans for the Esplanade today - which include moving the car park underground and scaling down the building of offices there by 25%.

Lee Henry has been appointed the new Managing Director of the States of Jersey Development Company, which has taken over the work of the Waterfront Enterprise Board.

The 35-year-old is on a £145,000 salary - and the opportunity of a performance related bonus of 20% - though this is half as much as the man he has replaced, Stephen Izatt, who was on £266,540.

The Company's plans for the Esplanade area have been scaled down to try and appease States Members' concerns. Simon Crowcroft, in particular, is not happy with them, and wants a public consultation and the plans to be put on hold.

The blueprint for the new plans mean the 460,000 square foot offices due to be built where the Esplanade car park is situated, will be 25% smaller than the original blueprint - only taking up the current car park area.

And half of that space will be a green park and a public square.

The 520 car parking spaces will not be lost - they will simply be moved underground.

And there will be an extra 250 spaces at the top of the buildings for Esplanade office workers.

A controversial part of the development has also been shelved - a nearby road will not now need sinking in order to build on the car park.

And the new plans for this place would also be less of a burden on taxpayers. The old plan would have required £350 million pounds of public investment, whereas now that is not going to be the case.

Now private finance will be used and the first phase is set to generate a £20 million profit for the States.

Planning permission has largely been granted - only the design details need signing off, so the project could get off the ground in just over a year.

And that could provide a £100 million pound boost to the construction industry.

But a proposition from Town Constable Simon Crowcroft could stop the development because he will be asking States Members when they meet next Tuesday to put the plans on hold. If Members agree with him, the plans could be stopped altogether.

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"So Where Is The Fight Pip-Squeak Ozouf Promised?"

UK decision on fulfilment ‘will net UK half a billion pounds’

UK Chancellor George Osborne making his speech yesterday
UK Chancellor George Osborne making his speech yesterday

THE UK government is predicting that it will rake in almost half a billion pounds over the next five years following the closure of the Channel Islands’ fulfilment industry.

In a politically charged speech to Parliament yesterday, UK Chancellor George Osborne reconfirmed plans to shut down the industry that currently employs around 1,000 people in Jersey alone.

He accused it of undercutting the struggling British high street and in a document accompanying the statement estimated that its closure would bring in for the UK a total of £490 million in extra tax receipts by 2017.

Yesterday the JEP reported how that money – £90 million in the first year rising to £110 million a year by 2017 – had already been earmarked to fund a new infrastructure project aimed at boosting the UK economy and creating jobs there.

"Jobs For The Boys Only"

Deputy wants review of States decision making

A Jersey Deputy wants the Privileges and Procedures Committee to review the way in which States Members are included in decision making.

Last week panels, committees and Assistant Ministers were appointed, still leaving many States Members without dedicated positions.

Deputy Gerard Baudains says government must be made more inclusive, or the result will be further division in the Chamber.

He said: "There's still a problem in the house that's not going to go away because you have ten Ministers making decisions and you have 41 other Members who most of the time don't know what's going on.

"That is one of the reasons the Assembly questions and propositions the house, which is delaying us from getting on with perhaps more important business, because they're not included."

"What Will Pryke Do With The Money?"

States to approve £6m for health from social security

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Jersey politicians are being asked to approve the transfer of £6m from the health insurance fund to pay for primary care services in 2012.
The health insurance fund is controlled by the social security department and receives a percentage of social security payments.
Six million pounds will be transferred to the States of Jersey and set aside for health care.
It is the second time the amount has been transferred from the fund.
States members approved legislation that allowed for the transfer of payments from the health insurance fund during the business plan debate in 2010.
That legislation required the States to approve individual payments and for the treasury minister to make sure it is only used for health and social services.

Monday, 28 November 2011

"Evidenced Criminal Get's Appointed Deputy Chief Minister Of Corrupt Jersey!!!"

"Clown Prince Get's Anointed!"

New Deputy Chief Minister Ian Le Marquand
The man who believes 65 childrens teeth, some with roots still attached,
all fell through the same gap in the floorboards?

This really is taking the PISS!!!

SENATOR Ian Le Marquand has been appointed Jersey’s Deputy Chief Minister.

The Home Affairs Minister, who pulled out of the Chief Minister race at the last minute, will effectively become second in charge of the Island’s government and will lead it when Chief Minister Ian Gorst is absent.

The Chief Minister has also approved the appointment of 14 assistant ministers to serve in various departments.

The full line up of ministers and their assistants is as follows:
Chief Minister Ian Gorst with Senators Paul Routier and Sir Philip Bailhache as assistants

Economic Development Minister Alan Maclean with Deputy Carolyn Labey and James Baker as assistants

Education Minister Patrick Ryan with Deputies Rod Bryans and Roy Le Hérissier as assistants

Home Affairs Minister Ian Le Marquand with Senator Lyndon Farnham as assistant

Housing Minister Andrew Green with St Peter Constable John Refault as assistant

Environment Minister Rob Duhamel with Deputy Carolyn Labey as assistant

Social Security Minister Francis Le Gresley with Deputy Susie Pinel as assistant

Transport Minister Deputy Kevin Lewis with Deputy John Le Fondré as assistant

Treasury Minister Philip Ozouf with Deputy Eddie Noel as assistant

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Sunday, 27 November 2011

"Common Law - Admiralty Law - And Your Straw Man" Part 11

"The Curious Case Of The Person"
"Another Parking Ticket Outing"

Before we start this posting, we would like the reader to know, and acknowledge, that anything in this posting is "NOT" Legal Advice, and should "NOT" be perceived as such. Everything written here is merely our own theory.
Please also note, that anyone using these tactics or copying what we have done here, "MUST" know how to defend themselves properly in a courtroom. Lawyer's and Judges have a wealth of knowledge and trickery to get you to consent to their codes of practice, thereby rendering you liable to their penalties after you have been coaxed into giving up your "Inalienable Rights".
"Common Law is the greatest protection anyone has against tyrannical Government and injustice. The States of Jersey have trampled the Law of the land into the dirt."
"The Great Deception"

Common Law Admiralty Law And Your Straw Man PART 1
Common Law Admiralty Law And Your Straw Man PART 2
Common Law Admiralty Law And Your Straw Man PART 3
Common Law Admiralty Law And Your Straw Man PART 4
Common Law Admiralty Law And Your Straw Man PART 5
Common Law Admiralty Law And Your Straw Man PART 6
Common Law Admiralty Law And Your Straw Man PART 7 
Common Law Admiralty Law And Your Straw Man PART 8
Common Law Admiralty Law And Your Straw Man PART 9
Common Law Admiralty Law And Your Straw Man PART 10

"The Curious Case Of The Person"

"In law you are not a person, you have a person." This is one of the biggest shocks the study of law reveals.

Upon registration of a live birth, the government sets up a trust and creates a legal fiction person in the name of the child.
Lawyers distinguish these fictitious persons by using capitalisation of names or titles (Mr, Mrs, Sir, Esq, Miss, Ms) and so on, or by using surnames first, for example Bloggs J John

 This is known as

  •  Capitis Diminutio Minima
  •  Capitis Diminutio Media
  •  Capitis Diminutio Maxima

Our system of commerce is also a legal fiction and we all have a ‘person’ to enables us to sail the sea of commerce if we so wish, persons are our vessels, they are not us, the living breathing flesh and blood man or woman.
Real people cannot ‘appear’ in the fictional world of commerce, often called ‘the public’ by duplicitous lawyers and government agents, the laws of the water rule commerce, the laws of the land rule people.

Men and women can re-present, or act as surety for a person but in law cannot be a person, we can only ever prove we are men and women in a court of law, never a person.

Originally the ‘person’ was our greatest protection from predatory governments and corporations, it still is if we learn to differentiate between ourselves and the ‘person’.


Lawyers are experts with words – forensic experts
They can prove the meaning of all the words they use and rarely misplace punctuation, symbols or grammar.
The word person is the bedrock of administrative law that government use to convince us they have the power to make laws for us, government does not legitimately have that power (more on this later).


Person; from the Latin persona, means an actor’s mask used to represent a character in a play.
Probably from Etruscan- phersu, a mask
From the Greek prosopa, faces/masks
First known use in the 13th century


3      Application of penal enactments to bodies corporate
In the construction of every enactment relating to a punishable offence, whether passed before or after the commencement of this Law, the expression “person” shall, unless the contrary intention appears, include a body corporate:

And in the schedule:-
(Article 4)
(Article 4(1))

“person” shall include any body of persons corporate or unincorporated;

Of course the first and obvious question here is why would the Law Society and States of Jersey seek to redefine such a commonly used word?

Anyhow, let’s deconstruct the above definitions

In both the above extracts the word “include” is the giveaway.
In law the word include is exclusive, as evidenced by the legal maxim

“Inclusio unius est exclusio alterius”

“the inclusion of one thing is the exclusion of another”

So only the words written after include is included,
If it’s not written, then it’s not included.

1) The expression “person” shall, include a body corporate:

2) “person” shall include any body of persons corporate or unincorporated;

In extract 2 the extra words are to confuse, but this is easy to understand if you recognise that some bodies corporate are unincorporated, medical practices and law firms can be unincorporated partnerships, the most infamous of these are the Inns of Court of the Crown Corporation of the City of London.

1) Unless a contrary  intention appears
2) Unless the contrary intention appears

These two phrases are used liberally in the INTERPRETATION ‘law’

No1 tells us there might be a contrary intention
No2 tells us there is a contrary intention

No prizes for guessing what the contrary meaning of the word person is outside the legal definition!!


1. Definitions with regard to enactments
(1)    In this Law and in every other enactment (as hereby defined) whether passed before or after the commencement of this Law, the expression “enactment”, unless a contrary intention appears, shall mean any provision of any Law passed by the States and confirmed by Her Majesty in Council and any provision of any regulations, Order, rules, bye-laws, scheme or other instrument passed or made in Jersey under the authority of any Order in Council or under any such Law as aforesaid.

The above tells us that the definition of the word “person” applies to all enactments, regulations, orders, rules, bye-laws, schemes or other instruments – basically all written ‘law’.
Try finding the words "man" or "woman" in any enactment!!!

That a ‘person’ is a body corporate in administrative law has to be so because it is the duty of government to regulate commerce to limit any harm to the people.

All power is vested in the people

Governments are instigated by men and women for the sole purpose of protecting and maintaining individual rights (that’s individual people not individual corporate persons, ILM’s the corporate sole)

This is written and enshrined in constitutions from common law jurisdictions the world over.

Governments are created by men and women through law thus governments are legal fictions, a legal fiction being something not naturally occurring on earth but created by the action of a court.

The limit of all legal fictions authority is set by the legal maxim;

“Les fictions naissent de la loi, et non la loi des fictions.”

“Fictions arise from the law, and not law from fictions.”

The States of Jersey Inc.’s enactments obey this maxim, they are what they should be; regulation of corporations

Magistrates, judges and lawyers know these simple truths yet every working day they perpetrate "constructive fraud" on ordinary people to benefit themselves and generate revenue for their corporate masters.

"Another Parking Ticket Outing"

SO, our friend Eddie got a Parking (err) Infraction,
YUP, and one of the new ones too.
Remember them? They are called Security Interests!
That was Eddies "ticket" on the last posting.

Now that we have rumbled their latest deception, Slyman Crowcroft and his Child Abuser protecting friend, Daniel Scaife, are pushing us the whole distance by taking Eddie to court, and whilst doing so, they are in even more dishonour than they were in the last battle!!!

Eddie & Cyril went to the parish hall last Friday for Eddies Parking Infraction, as we guessed, they were made to wait till the last.
The Parish Of St Helier will, of course, be getting a bill for £5,000 for two hours of Eddies time, as per his (now cured) "Claim Of Right" and in accordance with "The Bills Of Exchange Act 1882".

If the Parish Of St Helier will not honour Eddies bill, we will be taking the company to the petty debts court. and if need be, the Royal Court.

So, Eddie was finally called to see the Chef De Police, Daniel Scaife, and of course, they addressed him as Mr.

Eddie immediately pointed out that he was in fact, just Eddie, nothing more, nothing less. Scaife didn't like this and ordered Eddie into the room. Eddie refused to be addressed as Mr, again pointing out that he was just a man. Eddie then told Scaife that he would not enter the room unless he could "maintain his entire body of inalienable rights".

Chef De Police, Daniel Scaife
said NO!!!

I wonder if Scaife knows just how much trouble he is in for the use of that one little word? He had just broken his "Oath Of Office" and forever relinquished his right to be a policeman. Furthermore, he has committed treason, and opened himself up to prosecution, silly little man.

Cyril then said to Scaife something like "so you are denying Eddie his inalienable rights?" Scaife just ignored Cyril and told Eddie to sit down to deal with the matter. Eddie again refused unless he could "maintain his entire body of inalienable rights" something that every man and woman is allowed to do.
We must remember that in order to have inalienable rights, we must first claim them.

Scaife continued to bark orders at Eddie hoping that Eddie would consent to jurisdiction by obeying Scaife's orders, Eddie kept on refusing unless he could "maintain his entire body of inalienable rights". I believe at some stage, Scaife told Eddie to sit down and he would tell Eddie what his rights were!!!


So, after all this refusal to let Eddie maintain his inalienable rights, Cyril and Eddie left. Scaife and his buddy telling them that Eddie would be brought before the court.

Oh Boy, is that going to be fun!!!

We will keep you all informed as we go along, this is going to be one court date not to be missed.

Who knows, they might even get the police to kidnap Eddie, just like they did Stuart Syvret? In the old days it was called "Press Ganging" when they just kidnapped someone and dumped them
"Aboard Their citizen-Ship!!!"

CONSENT - The Most Important Word In The English Language

- And Possibly The Least Understood

We are all familiar with the concept of being "governed by consent", but how many of us truly know what this means?
The answer, I’m afraid, is very few of us indeed.There is a widely held view that voting at elections is the way by which we give our consent to being governed by a particular group of politicians – this is an entirely false assumption as can be deduced logically from the fact that not everyone votes for the political party that eventually secures office. There may be a temptation to think that consent is somehow a collective notion, but this flies in the face of common sense. If somebody makes a decision on your behalf contrary to your wishes, then it is patently obvious that you have not consented - you have been coerced i.e. forced to accept the imposition of others, and this cannot be construed as consent under any circumstance.

When we vote at elections we are simply deciding which political party will run the executive. Consent is an entirely different matter. Consent is categorically an individual action. You are governed by the government of the day entirely because you and you alone consent. The trick is of course that ‘they’ have secured your consent without you realising how and when.

You give your consent every time you engage with the government or with one of its many institutions, such as the Inland Revenue. The next time you fill in your tax return, remember that at the moment you sign it, you are consenting to paying tax. The same applies when you complete your car registration, you are consenting to paying road tax.

The list goes on - whenever you sign your name, you are consenting.
No matter how difficult it may be to understand...

Now, those of you who feel compelled to shout ‘rubbish’ at the page – calm down and read on. Turn down your internal switch marked ‘conditioning’ and turn up the switch marked ‘logic’ and you will start to make more sense of it all – it won’t come easily but it will slowly start to dawn on you that all governance, including taxation - must be consensual. If not, then we are mere slaves, compelled to do as we are told.

How many times do we tell ourselves that government is there to serve us and not the other way around? The formula is perfectly simple. We need governance for our convenience to run vital services and our collective defence and for this ‘benefit’ we are prepared to make a voluntary contribution by way of taxation to the running of the system. If we do not contribute, then we do not partake of the benefits. This is a logical and sensible arrangement which most of us would agree is a good system. The problem is that the voluntary element has been replaced with the assumption of compulsion and with it we have lost control. The system has moved slowly towards a ‘pay-up-or-else’ format which of course suits the modern day political order who no longer consider themselves as holders of ‘office’ but holders of ‘power.’ The mind set has changed. Not only do they think that we must do as they command, but worryingly – so do we. We have been systematically hoodwinked into relinquishing our authority under the clever cloak of assumption.

When you combine the assumption (by you) of their absolute authority and the assumption (by them) of your automatic consent (subservience) - you have the very essence of how it is that ‘they’ control ‘us’ – the ultimate smoke and mirrors.
It is time we started to re-evaluate how government is supposed to work and reassert our authority by first understanding that we do not have to consent to their governance – elected or not - if they are not governing us according to our wishes.

If we accept the principle that we are governed by consent, then we must also accept that we have a right to withhold our consent - a mere extension of logic.  If we have no right to withhold our consent, then it isn’t consent – plain and simple – it is a dictatorship. And the beauty of consent and withholding it is that we can do so at any time we chose. Elections are of no consequence to the withholding of our consent.
We are policed by consent. When a policeman asks us our name, and we give it, this is ‘tacit consent’

Many of us have heard the expression ‘acquiesce’ - another interesting word which means that your consent is assumed because you do not protest. To ‘acquiesce’ is to consent tacitly i.e. to consent without stating it directly. If somebody assumes authority over you and you do not protest then you will be deemed to have consented by acquiescence.

If somebody walks into a room of 100 strangers and declares ‘I am in charge here’, guess who will end up in charge, and his right hand man will be the guy who stands up and says ‘who says so.’ We are easily convinced of the authority of those who have the brass to declare it.

Consent is given in many ways. If you look up the meaning of consent, you will see amongst its several definitions the word ‘yield’ which means to ‘give way to’ – this should give you a clue as to how you might sometimes be giving your consent without fully realising it. If somebody tells you to do something and you meekly obey... you are consenting. When you get a parking notice... it is an invitation to pay.. If you pay, you are consenting. The police operate very effectively on the assumption of your consent – i.e. when they tell you to jump... you will jump, because if you tell them NO... there is a high degree of probability that they will arrest you and march you down to the police station to impose their will upon you. But in order to do so lawfully, they must get your consent first. How do they do this? Well upon your arrest they will simply ask you for it and almost certainly – you will give it, albeit unwittingly. An essential part of the arrest procedure is to read you your rights and then ask you ‘do you understand’ – the word ‘understand’ is synonymous with ‘stand-under’ – they are asking you whether you are prepared to ‘stand-under’ their authority... and when you answer yes – you are giving your consent.

Before we discuss ‘withholding consent’ let’s be clear about one thing... the political establishment have become so used to us doing their bidding without objection, that when we start to flex our muscles and remind them that it is they who serve us, they are not going to shift from their control mentality easily – they are going to put up a fight.. They will bring all their assumed authority down to bear on us, with a poorly informed police force ready in the wings to do their dirty work for them, albeit unwittingly. The powers-that-be will not be dragged down from their pedestals without a fight. They are going to take the assumption of their absolute authority to the Nth degree and challenge us to prove our point – and they will fight dirty.

Withholding consent requires a working knowledge of the legal fiction (see previous article in UK Column). By ‘working’, I mean an ability to walk into court and defend yourself against anything and everything they throw at you. One of their most potent weapons is fear, and they use it at the drop of a hat. They will threaten to fine you, imprison you and bankrupt you... if you do not succumb to their authority.

Some of us are up to the challenge and we are telling them to ‘bring it on’ – across the country individuals are going to court and using their ‘legal fiction’ defence to defy the authority of the government. We are refusing to pay speeding and parking fines... and we are refusing to pay our council tax. We will not pay until the government starts governing according to our wishes.

Lawful Rebellion is now moving apace. We are getting more nimble in the courts and have witnessed one judge after another stand up and walk out when confronted with our ‘we do not consent’ attitude.

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Saturday, 26 November 2011

"Another J.E.P Investigation - The Results Are Worthless"

Selling your gold?

Beware! say the J.E.P

This "alleged" investigative reporting refuses to hand over the names of the people or companies trying to rob us???

Another pointless exercise from our pathetic local "news-less-paper"!!!


JEP reporter Andy Sibcy seeking valuations for jewellery and a silver plate
JEP reporter Andy Sibcy seeking valuations for jewellery and a silver plate
and who will be feeling quite inadequate after reading this posting.

ISLANDERS trying to cash in on their unwanted gold and silver are at risk of being left seriously out of pocket, an undercover JEP investigation reveals today.

The paper’s consumer team asked three dealers to value a number of gold and silver items which independent experts said were worth between £5,400 and £6,500.

All the gold items were valued by the experts at their scrap value, but a silver salver made by one of the finest English silversmiths of the 19th century was given its retail value as a very collectible antique.

The results of the investigation were surprising, if not shocking. One of the dealers, aware that the salver was by a very good maker, offered £700 for the lot. Others simply did not know what the items were.

While no one we approached broke the law, the experience shows more clearly than ever why you should always shop around and remember the old maxim, buyer beware.
Trevor Le Roux, the director of Trading Standards, said: ‘Never ever accept the first offer and make sure that you get at least a second, third or even fourth opinion.’

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"Change - For Better or Worse - And For Who?"

Gorst orders changes in government

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Changes in the way government works in Jersey have been ordered by Chief Minister Ian Gorst.

Senator Gorst wants to get more States members involved in decision making and has set that as a medium-term goal. He is to have talks with the Privileges and Procedures Committee to get the ball rolling.

In the short-term, though, Senator Gorst wants to create work parties to tackle specific projects. He sees these committees made up from a cross-section of States members, not just ministers and their assistants.

Senator Gorst has already asked ministers to see if they have any work streams that could be tackled by working parties.

Meanwhile Jersey's new government is now almost completely formed with the appointment of 14 assistant ministers and Home Affairs Minister Ian Le Marquand is the new Deputy Chief Minister.

Senators Sir Philip Bailhache and Paul Routier are assistants to Chief Minister Gorst; Deputies James Baker and Carolyn Labey are assistant ministers at Economic Development led by Senator Alan Maclean; at Education, Sport and Culture Deputy Pat Ryan has appointed Deputies Rod Bryans and Roy Le Hérissier; at Health and Social Services Deputy Anne Pryke has picked Constable John Refault and Deputy Judy Martin to work alongside her; At Home Affairs Senator Le Marquand's assistant is Senator Lyndon Farnham; at Housing Deputy Andrew Green has appointed Constable John Refault; at Planning and Environment Deputy Rob Duhamel will be assistaed by Deputy Carolyn Labey; Social Security Minister Senator Francis Le Gresley will be assisted by Deputy Susie Pinel; at Transport and Technical Services Deputy Kevin Lewis has appointed Deputy John Le Fondré and Treasury Minister Philip Ozouf has chosen Deputy Eddie Noel.

"Safe Jersey - The 'Big Society' In Action"

Three years in prison for assault on New Year’s Eve

Gary Hogg was jailed for three years
Gary Hogg was jailed for three years

A MAINTENANCE worker who was involved in a joint attack in which a man was threatened with a knife, punched, kicked and hit over the head with a glass bottle on New Year’s Eve, was jailed this week.

Gary Hogg, who along with Ryan Jon Donachie, committed a grave and criminal assault on Donachie’s mother’s boyfriend, was jailed for three years by the Superior Number of the Royal Court.

Both men carried out the attack not long after being released early from custodial sentences in La Moye prison.

Donachie, who has admitted the offence but escaped while on bail, did not appear in court for sentencing and the Crown has urgently applied for his arrest in the UK.

Crown Advocate Julian Gollop, prosecuting, told the court how Donachie (23) and Hogg (26), from Glasgow, had met in prison and had been drinking at the victim’s flat in Stopford Road on the evening of the attack.

"Public Have Lost Faith In All Departments - Not Just Planning"

Public have lost faith in planning system

The politician who was once Jersey's chief officer at planning and environment says the public has lost confidence in the planning system.

The newly-elected St Brelade No 1 Deputy John Young is aiming to call on his previous experience to help the minister responsible for planning to claw back public support.

John Young is chairman of the planning and environment scrutiny panel, but he does not believe he will be at loggerheads with the minister Deputy Rob Duhamel.

"I stood on a platform of improving the planning system because I think the public has lost confidence in that, but I think, fortunately, the new minister is very much on that agenda. There is a lot of common ground between us," said Deputy Young.

The scrutiny panel chairman says he will be drawing on his experience of working outside of the island. In Guernsey he was a member of the planning appeals panel and he has run planning inquiries in Alderney.

The department is taking on a bigger role - and that is likely to mean a busy time ahead for one of the island's newest politicians.

"Curtis Warren - The Jersey Stitch-up"

Drug dealer Curtis Warren to fight court order

Warren was sentenced to 13 years for drugs smuggling

A Merseyside drug dealer has vowed to fight a court order aimed at stopping him running his criminal empire on release from prison.

Curtis Warren will challenge the order being sought by the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) which would place a number of restrictions on him.
Warren was jailed for 13 years in October 2009 for trying to smuggle £1m of cannabis on to the island of Jersey.

The 48-year-old is serving his sentence at HMP Full Sutton, near York.
If the Serious Crime Prevention Order (SCPO) is granted by the High Court it would tie Warren into a series of restrictions including only having one bank account and mobile phone, not being allowed to carry more than £1,000 in cash and a ban on travelling out of the UK.

"We are aware of it and we are dealing with it. His reaction is to defend himself to the hilt. He will challenge it," said Warren's solicitor Keith Dyson.
A Soca spokesman confirmed it was applying for the order, with a hearing expected in early December.

Warren was arrested in Jersey in 2007 soon after his release from 10 years in various Dutch prisons for running a huge drugs empire.
'Lifetime offender' Following his sentence at Jersey's Royal Court, Soca said Warren was on its Lifetime Offender Management List.

SCPOs are civil orders to prevent or deter serious crime and can last up to five years and can cover any area of activity.
Any breach is a criminal offence punishable by up to five years' imprisonment and an unlimited fine.

Warren, from Liverpool, lost an appeal in March when he argued he should be freed after police in Jersey illegally bugged a car driven by his right-hand man.
The evidence was key in convicting Warren, whose QC told five lords at the Supreme Court there had been an abuse of process.

But after the appeal was rejected his barrister, Tony Barraclough, said Warren intended to take his fight to Europe after he was told that the authorities wanted a confiscation hearing aimed at seizing assets worth around £200m.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

"John Hemming MP Succeeded Where I Failed - The E-Petition"


The petition is to force parliament to look into Jersey Corruption, and the jailing of Stuart Syvret.

I have tried five times to get an E-Petition going via the "Number 10 E-Petition site" but had my petition rejected every time by the British Government!!!

My Effort Is Below

Petition to investigate the judiciary  in Jersey in accordance with John Hemming's Commons Motion of 3rd November 2011
Ministry of Justice

John believes that the public authorities of the island of Jersey do not operate in a manner compliant with the requirements of the ECHR, there being overt contaminations between the legislature, executive and judiciary; Notwithstanding the responsibility the Secretary of State for Justice has for good governance in Jersey, the island's authorities are permitted to repress opposition activists, and that the Secretary of State for Justice and Jersey's Lieutenant Governor have failed to act; The United Kingdom have committed this nation to securing real democratic freedoms and the rule of law in other jurisdictions, yet in Jersey, ordinary powerless people are oppressed by an entrenched oligarchy; and calls on the Secretary of State for Justice to appoint an independent Commission to investigate the conduct of Jersey's public administration and to urgently bring the protections of the ECHR to Her Majesty's subjects in the island.

THE REPLY From The UK below

Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 10:08:39 +0000
Subject: HM Government e-petitions: Your e-petition has been rejected

Dear Ian Evans,
Your e-petition "Petition to investigate the judiciary in Jersey in accordance with John Hemming's Commons Motion of 3rd November 2011" hasn't been accepted.
E-petitions will not be accepted if they:

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John Hemming MP has put this motion to the E-Petition site and had success at last!!! Below is John's "commons address" and then a link to E-Petition for

John Hemming's Address




John Hemming

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That this House notes the imprisonment of Stuart Syvret; believes that the public authorities of the island of Jersey do not operate in a manner compliant with the requirements of the European Commission of Human Rights (ECHR), there being overt and significant overlaps and contaminations between the legislature, executive and judiciary; further notes that Her Majesty's subjects in Jersey are not protected by effective checks and balances, and that there has been the political repression of former Chief Police Officer, Graham Power and former Senator Stuart Syvret; further notes that, notwithstanding the responsibility the Secretary of State for Justice has for good governance and Convention Rights in Jersey, the island's authorities are permitted to repress opposition activists, and that the Secretary of State for Justice and Jersey's Lieutenant Governor have failed to act; further notes that successive governments of the United Kingdom have committed this nation to securing real democratic freedoms and the rule of law in other jurisdictions, yet in the British enclave of Jersey on the United Kingdom's very doorstep, ordinary powerless people are oppressed by an entrenched oligarchy; and calls on the Secretary of State for Justice to appoint an independent Commission similar to that which investigated corruption in the Turks and Caicos Islands, to investigate the conduct of Jersey's public administration and to urgently bring the protections of the ECHR to Her Majesty's subjects in the island. 

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"Pay Our Extortion Money - 'Or Suffer' - The Jersey Way"

Jersey's Vindictive Spineless government weasels victimise Roger Trower for not paying on demand.

No place for this sign, say Planning
The Broadlands sign overlooking the Royal Square

JUST weeks ago, estate agent Roger Trower took on the mighty Jersey Financial Services Commission by refusing to pay a new fee.

And now he has picked a fight with a new enemy – the Planning department.
The department has ordered the Broadlands director to remove an advertising sign painted on the side of his building, overlooking the Royal Square.

He argued that archive photographs showed that there used to be signs around the square, but to no avail. And he says that he is prepared to do battle with the department in the Royal Square to keep the sign up.

"A Problem With Child Safety In Jersey! - Ya Don't Say?"

Loophole in child safety - Let's hope Mario's not on the case!!!

Fiona Vacher, executive director of the JCCT
Fiona Vacher, executive director of the JCCT

PEOPLE working with babies and young children in Jersey’s crêches do not have to be police checked, the JEP has learned.

A gap in Jersey law means that parents may not know the history of who is looking after their children.

After being alerted to the problem, the Education department has launched an investigation and is seeking legal advice.

That comes after the Island’s largest child care charity to launched a campaign to push the States into changing the law to ensure that all those working with babies and children in Jersey are police checked.

The Jersey child Care Trust, which is based at The Bridge, St Saviour, said that the reason crêches are outside the law is because they look after children for less than two hours.
Fiona Vacher, executive director of the JCCT, said: ‘When we asked parents, they had no idea that crêches may not be police checked and couldn’t believe it.’

"New Chief Minister Gorst Is Not So Unified After All"

More committee and panel decisions in States, But only my mates need apply.

Following the election of Chairmen and women for Panels and Committees on Tuesday, today it was time to elect members to those panels.

Like on Tuesday it was not much of a contest, with most members being appointed unopposed.

First, the Public Accounts Committee - led by Deputy Vallois - is now supported by Senator Sarah Ferguson, with Deputy Shona Pitman and Deputy Richard Rondel on it.

Senator Sarah Ferguson is joined on the Corporate Services Scrutiny Panel by the Deputy of St Ouen, the Constable of Grouville, Deputy Power and Deputy Rondel.

The Economic Affairs panel, chaired by Deputy Steve Luce will be assisted by the Constables of St Brelade and St Ouen.

And Deputy Macon is joined on the Education and Home Affairs Panel by The Constables of St Brelade and St Martin.

Deputy Hilton and Deputy James Reed join Deputy Kristina Moore on the Health, Social Security and Housing Scrutiny Panel.

Constable Phil Rondel joins Deputy John Young on the Environment Scrutiny Panel. Deputy Young originally wanted to appoint two members to his panel, but said he was only able to appoint one because he could not find a second person to nominate at this point.

He said: "I think there's always a limited pool of members who Environment is number one priority for them- that's understandable. But of course we've got the procedural problem this time. Compared with previous States, the States receive the announcement of the assistant ministers appointments. The decision was that that wasn't done today, so members were uncertain about what announcements were going to be made and there were a number of members who indicated to me that they would come on board. And I think it was appropriate to ask the States for more time to let them think about it. I'm very hopeful that we'll get a third member very soon."

The only contested election was for the States Employment Board.

The Chief Minister nominated The Constable of St Lawrence for that, as well as the Deputy of St Mary.

Added to those nominations were deputy Shona Pitman and Deputy Montfort Tadier. But the Chief Minister's choices won overwhelmingly.

Nevertheless, that and the behind the scenes appointment of Assistant Ministers has already ruffled some feathers amongst the most left wing politicians who are already starting to doubt the inclusivity of Gorst's government.

Deputy Shona Pitman said: "Senator Gorst stood on a platform of unity and inclusive government and there are several members who feel that they have been excluded, if you look at the candidates for ministerial posts like Deputy Mike Higgins, Deputy Pitman, Deputy Southern, Deputy Martin, all from the other side of the political spectrum to Senator Gorst, and none of them were chosen."

Members are still to be elected for the Privileges and Procedures Committee and the Overseas Aid Commission, because the respective Chairmen were away today. That will be added to the agenda on 6 December when the States are set to meet next.

"Run A Park? - The SoJ Couldn't Run A Bath!"

More security at Town Park

States police officers on patrol - it has been suggested that private secruity firms should be employed to provide extra cover
States police officers on patrol - it has been suggested that private secruity firms should be employed to provide extra cover.
SECURITY at the Millennium Town Park is to be increased after residents
complained about rowdy teenagers making their lives ‘unbearable’.

Louisa Jones, who lives opposite the park, wrote an open letter to St Helier Constable Simon Crowcroft that the area has become a ‘mecca for anti-social teenagers’.
Mrs Jones said young people were gathering nightly in the park and staying for hours – sometimes as late as 4 am.

A meeting of police, St Helier parish officials and representatives from Transport and Technical Services held this week agreed to implement tougher security at the park.
The new measures include hiring private security officers to patrol the park at night, wardens patrolling the area, and locking up facilities from 5 pm. The introduction of brighter street lighting and CCTV is also being considered.