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Sunday, 30 September 2012

"Yet Another Sad Suicide In Jersey"

Does It Need To Be This Way?
A Problem We All Need To Address

My thanks to Peter's family, and his girlfriend Michele, for kindly allowing the use of this picture in my posting, and their pressing message for others to seek help if troubled, as Peter clearly was.

Please find at the foot of the posting, links and phone numbers for anyone suffering from any mental health issues here in Jersey or Guernsey.

Peter Anthony Jordan R.I.P

Our reporter, Leah Ferguson, looks at the impact of mental illness on islanders in a three-part series.One in four of us will experience a mental health problem at some point in our lives and local charity Mind Jersey is taking action to support people who are suffering.Leah's first report looks at depression:

Our reporter, Leah Ferguson met one Islander who suffered a bout of severe depression. She wants to remain anonymous though, ashamed by the stigma that still surrounds mental health.

The islander Leah spoke to had no history of depression, until two years ago she suffered a breakdown. Health worries, family problems and a stressful job in Finance all contributed. She felt she had nowhere and no one to turn to, and the only way out was to end her life.

Leah's second report looks at the impact on carers, who look after those with mental issues:

Filomena became her sister's carer when she was diagnosed with schizophrenia. She explains how hard it's been for her to watch a loved one suffer.

In the last of our series Leah Ferguson finds out how to combat depression. 75,000 prescriptions for anti-depressants are given out in Jersey each year. 

If you are worried about your mental health you can call Mind-Jersey on 0800 7359404, email them at, or visit their webiste

For Guernsey-Mind, call them on 01481 722959, email them at, or visit their website

If you are suffering from depression and need to talk to someone, get in touch with either your local GP, the Mental Health Department 01534 443220, Mind Jersey 0800 7359404, The Samaritans 08457 909090.

Or if you are a family member or friend bereaved by suicide, contact Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) on 0800 7351017.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

"The C.O.I Connivance Begins In Earnest"

Abuse victims closer to Committee of Inquiry

Closer to another whitewash more like!

People who were abused while in care in Jersey are one step closer to a Committee of Inquiry, which will allow their voices to be heard.

Jersey's politicians are hearing recommendations as to the scope of such an Inquiry from a UK government advisor.

Andrew Williamson's report follows on from the Verita Report in November 2011.

But the Jersey Care Leavers' Association is rejecting Williamson's recommendations, and says the Verita Report should be used as a starting point for a Committee of Inquiry. That report has since been shelved by the States.

Mr Williamson said: "One of the most significant developments since the publication of the Verita Report in 2011 has been the implementation of the Historic Abuse Redress Scheme in March 2012.

"The scheme is designed to deal with applications for compensation for sexual or unlawful physical abuse suffered by individuals between May 1945 and the 31st December 1994 when in the States of Jersey full time residential care.

"This programme was launched with a full apology by the States of Jersey to all those who had been abused and significant efforts have been made to publicise the Redress Scheme to ensure that all those who are entitled to claim for compensation do so within the 6 month timescale which concludes on the 30th September 2012."

He said: "Given the significant investment in the Children's Service and the Redress Scheme currently in operation, a number of the original concerns have been or are being addressed. Nevertheless from the interviews I have undertaken and the information I have received there remains a strongly held view that there must be an independent enquiry to examine whether the Children's Services for a long period of time challenged or examined the quality of the services provided and the overall standards of care.

"If this didn't happen, was it a deliberate act and was there a conspiracy within the senior management and political representatives to ignore or deny the issues?"

Andrew Williamson is making three recommendations to the States of Jersey:

1. To convene an independent Committee of Inquiry to look at the decisions taken by both political and senior management of the Children's Services in Jersey during the period 1960 to 1994 with particular reference to the standards of care provided to children in the care system.

2. To commission a review of the decisions taken whether or not to prosecute individuals identified during the police enquiry concerning the various allegations that culminated in the enquiry into Haut la Garenne. This can be undertaken by a lawyer, not resident in Jersey, and should be a review of the legal evidence available at that time.

3. Following the closure of the Redress Scheme in May 2013 the States of Jersey may wish to consider commissioning a Truth and Reconciliation Service to assist those individuals who made claims to talk about their experiences and receive support on a confidential basis. This would also enable those people who claim they have suffered abuse whilst in residential care but do not feel able to give evidence to a full public enquiry to talk about their experiences on a confidential basis.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

"Two Corporate Numpties"

"States Cowards Petrified Of A
Withered Old Man!!!"

Click on the pics! Once....Or twice for the blind!!!

Monday, 24 September 2012

"Two Books Everyone Should Read About Jersey History!"

Reaching across the Barbed Wire


A book about the German Occupation of the Channel Islands and the internment camp at Bad Wurzach has been published in English for the first time.

It is the work of Gisela Rothenhausler, and it was inspired by the twinning of St Helier and the small town in southern Germany ten years ago.

What began as a leaflet to explain to Bad Wurzach inhabitants about the twinning grew into a 400 page book - Reaching across the Barbed Wire.

On Hitler's orders, men, women and children from the Channel Islands were rounded up and shipped to camps in Germany - one of them a Baroque castle, the Bad Wurzach Schloss.

The book has taken years of research.

The Other Is....

"Bailhache Attempts To Peddle Another Falsehood To England"

Lib Dems hit out at "tax havens"

The Channel Islands may be branded the sunniest place in the British Isles, but our image as a Tax Haven has long cast a dark shadow over the Bailiwicks.

Now, the Channel Islands are caught up in an attack by the Lib Dems.

At their party conference in Brighton, Liberal Democrat politicians have been hitting out against British people who stash their cash in offshore banks.

In his conference speech, Business Secretary Vince Cable said: "Let's apply the message: Cracking down hard, not just on criminal tax evasion but on abusive tax avoidance. Working with our allies to close down tax havens. No one keeps their cash in tax havens for the quality of investment advice; these are sunny places for shady people."

Jersey hit the headlines for being that 'sunny place for shady people', when comedian Jimmy Carr was slammed for using the Jersey-based K2 scheme to reduce his tax bill.

So the Lib Dems are inevitably eyeing the Channel Islands with suspicion, although Vince Cable says we are not as bad as other Tax Havens.

He explained: "I'm not going out of my way to pick on the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man and actually I've met people from the Channel Islands, and I've been to the Isle of Man, I've talked to them about their particular situation, they weren't the countries that I was particularly singling out - there are others farther afield that are much worse.

"But every country in this business that is trying to undercut countries like ours by attracting individuals and companies through tax avoidance loopholes - we've got to have careful scrutiny of what they're doing."

Representing the Channel Islands at the conference, Senator Bailhache said he is trying to convince the UK that the Channel Islands are not Tax Havens, but well-regulated finance centres.

But for Lib Dem activists, this fresh assault on tax dodgers is hitting the right note. The UK is starved of millions of pounds though tax avoidance schemes. In a recent Christian Aid poll, most of the UK public said tax avoidance, although legal is morally wrong. And half said it should be made illegal.

"Toxic Waste Could Be Stashed In The States Chamber Along With The Rest Of Jersey's Toxic Waste!"

Island ‘may need another reclamation site soon’

Island ‘may need another reclamation site soon’
The ash is currently buried in lined pits at La Collette
JERSEY will need another reclamation site if a solution is not found to deal with the Island’s toxic ash, Environment Minister Rob Duhamel has warned.

The ash, which is created by burning waste through the incinerator, is currently buried in lined pits at La Collette which will become full in the next six months.

But the move has sparked strong criticism from environmental campaign groups, who fear that the toxic substance could eventually leak into the sea.

At a Scrutiny Panel hearing on Friday, the minister said that Transport and Technical Services was in the process of considering ways to reduce the ash, which would constitute better long-term planning, and warned that the current situation of dumping ash at the site was ‘untenable’.

He added: ‘The hill is going to get longer and longer and we will need another reclamation site into the sea. It’s not necessarily the best solution.’

Saturday, 22 September 2012

"Complaint Against 'alleged' Magistrate Bridget Shaw Finally Gets A Response, of sorts!"

"Letters To David Filipponi, Chief Officer
Of The Bailiff's Chambers"

After arresting Bridget Shaw in her own courtroom for Contempt of Court, Abuse of Process & Treason, I proceeded to lodge a formal complaint against her for the above offences. Bridget Shaw is the (alleged) judge who broke every rule in the book in the

Below is the link to the posting of Bridget Shaw's arrest.

So, on the 28th of February 2012 I first wrote to Jane Martin C.E.O of the Jersey Law Society who informed me that Bridget Shaw was not a member of the Jersey Law Society so she could not deal with the complaint. Jane immediately kindly passed my complaint on to David Filipponi, the Chief Officer at the Bailiff's Chambers as this was the correct procedure.

Below is my Notice to the Law Society


28th February 2012


Adv. Jane  Martin
The Law Society of Jersey,
P.O. Box 493,
St. Helier


This complaint and demand is both specific and general

1.      On the 8th of February 2012 at the petty debts court in Union St, St Helier Jersey, Bridget Shaw, a member of Your Society, did practice law from the bench of said court.

This being in contravention of the MAGISTRATE’S COURT (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) (JERSEY) LAW 1949
ARTICLE 15  Role of the Magistrate

In proceedings conducted in accordance with Article 14, the Magistrate shall perform only a judicial role.

Evidence of this offence can be heard on the enclosed CD, or by visiting

2.      Bridget Shaw did fail to confirm that she was “acting under her Oath of Office at the time” and therefore was not acting in the capacity of a judge/magistrate when making an unlawful administrative judgement against myself. Such action I believe is contempt of court, misconduct in a public office and abuse of process.

3.      Bridget Shaw did commit fraud on the court by using public monies to bring about an unlawful judgement on a man who did not consent to stand as surety for a legal fiction, that man being myself, Ian-Leslie:Evans

4.      Bridget Shaw did commit Treason by refusing to uphold her common law Oath of Office that she did swear in allegiance to Queen Elizabeth the second, and faithfully promising to do right by (all manner of people) her Majesty’s subjects.

Whereas it is my understanding that some members of Your Society also swear a public oath of office, and

Whereas it is my understanding that Your Society is responsible for regulation and discipline of Your Society members, and

Whereas it is my understanding that I can demand that any member of Your Society who also swears a public oath of office, honours that public oath of office when acting as a public officer in matters that might concern me, and 

Whereas it is my understanding that any member of Your society who operates outside the authority of their public oath of office in matters that may affect me, has no authority over me and must be sanctioned by Your Society for such offences, in accordance with the laws and rules of Your Society, and

Whereas it is my understanding that I am a man, who has inalienable rights, and

Whereas it is my understanding that Your Society is a legal fiction, and

Whereas it is my understanding that I am not a member, agent, employee, representative or affiliate of Your Society, and

Whereas it is my understanding that I do not have a valid lawful contract with Your Society, and

Whereas it is my understanding that I am not obliged by any laws or rules of Your Society, and

Whereas it is my understanding that to dishonour an Oath sworn to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the second is Treason, and

Whereas it is my understanding that to use public funds to falsely bring judgement against a man is to commit fraud, and

Whereas it is my understanding that to behave in such manner is to confer upon oneself obligatory disbarment, and

Whereas it is my understanding that my properly and lawfully claimed “Claim of Right” is being transgressed.

I demand that Your Society, its members, agents, employees, representatives, affiliates, contractors or other interested parties desist from using Your Society laws and/or rules to attack me with.
I also demand an apology and reparation from your member Bridget Shaw for any tort I have suffered, and the removal of any judgment made by her against me.

I also demand an apology and reparation from the Advocate who apparently signed the enclosed copy of a summons, absent any valid cause of action and/or proof of claim

I reserve the right to publish any or all correspondence with Your Society regarding this matter.
Your Society and/or its members mentioned above have 7 (seven) days from receipt of this notice to rebut my complaints, understanding and demands, in full, in writing and in good faith.
Failure to properly rebut this notice and its contents within 7 days will be deemed by all parties to constitute acceptance of my complaints, understanding and demands.

All words, terms, phrases, symbols and figures used herein have the meanings that I give them, and are not open to reinterpretation.

All inalienable rights reserved

CD Enclosures:
1.      CD - Claim of Right 12th October 2011
2.      CD - Notice of Dishonour 24th October 2011
3.      CD - Recording of magistrates court 8th February 2012

Then in good old Jersey fashion, I waited, and I waited, and I waited, and I waited, I then waited some more, and some more, and yet some more, until finally I had had enough and decided to write to Mr Filipponi myself, hand delivering the letter and getting a receipt! This always seems to get a response.

My Letter to Mr Filipponi


11th July 2012

Mr David Filipponi
Chief Officer
Bailiffs Chamber
Royal Court Buildings

Dear Sir

Having made serious complaints against ‘alleged’ magistrate Bridget Shaw, CEO of the Law Society, Jane Martin, advised me that she had forwarded my complaints to you as Bridget Shaw was not a member of the Jersey Law Society.

I have enclosed a copy of my complaint, a copy of the email sent to me by Jane Martin and a copy of her follow up letter explaining her actions in sending this evidenced complaint to yourself.

It is now four months since this matter was passed on to you yet I have heard nothing from yourself to date, not even an acknowledgement of the reception of this paperwork?

Have you received it? If not, why not? Has the matter been delegated to someone else in your office? Why haven’t they contacted me? So many questions Sir.

I would like some acknowledgement from yourself that these papers and disc have been received from Jane Martin, and that this matter is receiving your full and undivided attention.

I thank you for your time in this matter and look forward to hearing from you shortly.

Yours sincerely


All Inherent Inalienable Rights Reserved

cc. CEO of the Jersey Law Society - Jane Martin

Then in good old Jersey fashion, I waited, and I waited, and I waited, and I waited, I then waited some more, and some more, and yet some more, until finally I had had enough and decided to pay Mr Filipponi a little visit. My visit was on the 20th September 2012!

Whilst at Mr Filipponi's office I was advised that he was away, I left another letter for him to address in the hope I might receive some contact. The lady I spoke to then told me Mr Filipponi had received my Notice of Complaint and had responded. I informed her that I had never received a response, she said she would Email it to me, which she did.

Response From Mr Filipponi

I don't know what anyone else thinks, but aren't such important letters supposed to have the writers details on them, and indeed, some sort of signature from someone within the particular department endorsing the letter?

He (allegedly) states "However, it is not clear from your letter and supporting correspondence what the exact nature of your complaint is." Are we to believe that the Chief Officer of the Bailiff's Chambers cannot deduce what my complaints are from what is written in the blue letter at the top of this posting??? Did my readers understand it?

My Second Letter To Mr Filipponi


20th September 2012

Mr David Filipponi
Chief Officer
Bailiffs Chamber
Royal Court Buildings

Dear Sir

Thank you for your letter of the 25th July 2012 which I never actually received, but which a copy was Emailed to me by one of your staff members, and which was unsigned. I hereby notify you of all of the following matters in connection with my complaints and the actions taken on the day in question.

In your letter you state that “the Bailiff has instructed me to seek a transcript of the hearing at the Magistrate’s Court of the 8th February 2012 presided over by the Assistant Magistrate Bridget Shaw in connection with your alleged allegations”. I am not sure if that transcript will be of any intrinsic value as the Greffe of the Magistrates Court has been doctoring trial tapes recently! Ref Cyril Vibert. Furthermore, the refusal by the Deputy Bailiff, William Bailhache at appeal, to have Mr Vibert’s tapes independently investigated/examined does not fill me with any great hope that the transcript of ‘my hearing’ will be an accurate representation of what was said.

You also state that this hearing was “presided over by the Assistant Magistrate Bridget Shaw”. This Sir is the whole crux of my complaint and argument, that Bridget Shaw refused (twice) to “confirm that she was operating under her Oath of Office at that time”. How can Bridget Shaw be an Assistant Magistrate if not operating under her Oath of Office? She cannot, she can only be best described in her role as a banker settling merchant disputes. This is Treason, it is also fraud on the Court, and is wholly unacceptable in a modern day democracy.
Halsbury’s administrative law 2011 says about the unlawfulness of these revenue collecting tribunals

"The law is absolutely clear on this subject. There is NO authority for administrative courts in this country and no Act can be passed to legitimise them because of the constitutional restraints placed upon her Majesty at Her coronation. The collection of revenue by such means is extortion, and extortion has been found reprehensible since ancient times."

My charge of Bridget Shaw’s ‘contempt of court’ was the above stated fact that she was not operating under her Oath of Office. The ‘abuse of process’ complaint relates to her attempts to silence me when I wished to ask some questions to try and understand the nature and cause of the charge against me. Bridget Shaw flatly refused to let me ask any questions, which is against all my inherent inalienable rights. Furthermore, the Clerk of the Court then tried to infer that, when I did stand my ground and ask a question, that I was in contempt of Court! This was more or less endorsed by Bridget Shaw who stated “it is getting that way”. How can I be in contempt of Court for asking a lawfully valid question?

Please see link below:

I would further like to add a complaint of ‘fraud on the Court’ to the outstanding charges I set out in my original letter of complaint. Using tax payer’s money to fund an Administrative Tribunal to extort monies from myself is not lawful.

It appears that you do not fully understand some of my original complaints, I hope I have clarified matters for you with this letters contents. If there is anything further that you need to know or understand, please do not hesitate to contact me as I shall be pleased to assist in any way that I can.

I look forward to hearing from you at your convenience.

Sincerely, and without ill will, vexation or frivolity

All inherent inalienable rights reserved

I must add that Mr Filipponi was away again when I delivered this letter.

So, now you all see the stack of hoops that you are expected to jump through in order to get a response to a letter of complaint against one of the Oligarchy Members!!!

Is it any wonder that John Hemming is demanding action against

"The Jersey Way"

I will finish with a link to Leah McGrath Goodman's petition
that I hope all my readers will sign. Please show your support for Leah,
and for all the victims of child abuse,