Monday, 27 April 2009

Freedom of speech

from bbc jersey

States to debate victim 'freedom'

Jersey politicians are to be asked to allow victims of child abuse to talk about their experiences.

Senator Stuart Syvret is asking the States to guarantee that, in future, it will not "seek, offer or impose" any confidentiality clauses on victims.

The police are investigating claims of child abuse in Jersey from the early 1960s to 1986.

The proposed projet, or motion, is expected to be debated in the States this week.

Mr Syvret said the projet was necessary to make sure child abuse victims were free to speak out, regardless of any legal compensation agreements which may be reached in future.

It quotes Article 10 of the Human Rights Act which states that "everyone has the right to freedom of expression".

If the States agree to adopt the proposal, victims of child abuse in cases where the abuser has been found guilty would also be free to write books about their experiences and take part in public debates.

My View.

I will be very surprised if this gets through, maybe its a reflection of my complete distrust of the states, maybe its that they and their puppets have continually strived to rubbish the victims and their steadfast denial of whats staring them in the face.

If its true that they have 'offered' compensation ensconced in 'gagging' deals they should be ashamed but moreover the public of Jersey should be asking what it is that the states don't want them to know?

As I have said in a previous post, no amount of money can make up for what happened and given the choice I would rather people knew the truth of what was happening under their noses than take money to 'go away'.

Monday, 20 April 2009

Trial put off again

What can I say, more delay tactics?

Warden to face child sex charges

Gordon Wateridge arriving at court
Gordon Wateridge denies the charges

A warden at a former children's home in Jersey has appeared in court charged with a series of indecent assaults against children in the 1970s.

Gordon Wateridge, 78, from St Clement, worked at the Haut de la Garenne children's home.

He denies 21 counts of indecent assault and assault including 19 indecent assaults on five girls under 16.

He was bailed until a hearing on 10 August at Jersey's Royal Court. None of the victims can be named.

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Well its going to be a big week in Jersey, Tuesday sees the states emergency meeting which in itself will make for some interesting headlines but for me The start of a trial in the historical abuse enquiry will make the national headlines. For the first time we will get testimony from the 'alledged' victims, finally after years of fear these brave souls will have their day in court. One wonders what the doubters and naysayers will do when confronted with the TRUTH! Those Syvret/Harper bashers and of course the Jersey Oligarchy must be feeling a little uncomfortable just now.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Senator James Perchard Resigns

Jersey's health and social services minister has resigned over what he says is his failure to protect colleagues from allegations about serious crimes.

Full story from BBC Jersey HERE

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