Friday, April 24, 2015

THE SPEECHES OF THE SEVEN POLITICIANS WHO WANTED THE JERSEY CHILD ABUSE ENQUIRY TO STOP









JERSEY CHILD ABUSE ENQUIRY OPPONENTS 


FOR THE RECORD - 2015 POST SAVILE - POLITICIANS STILL BURY THEIR HEADS IN THE SAND. 


HERE ARE THE SPEECHES OF THE 7  ( Senator Bailhache abstained) WHO VOTED AGAINST THE JERSEY CARE ENQUIRY FROM REACHING IT'S CONCLUSION.

THE PROPOSITION WAS PASSED FOR EXTRA FUNDING AND THE TRUTH LIVES TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY. 


THE BELOW POLITICIANS SHOULD HANG THEIR HEADS IN SHAME.


Deputy Pinel


Constable Refault


Deputy Luce


Deputy Noel


Deputy Bryans


Deputy Truscott


Senator Bailhache

Thursday, April 9, 2015

LENNY HARPER RESPONDS BRIEFLY - SENATOR BAILHACHE AND HIS INFAMOUS SPEECH - JERSEY CHILD ABUSE- BBC JERSEY








SENATOR PHILIP BAILHACHE

As a direct result of Team Voice’s exclusive http://ricosorda.blogspot.com/2015/04/senator-philip-bailhache-jersey-child.html concerning the alleged leak (to Senator Philip Bailhache) of former Senior Investigating Officer Lenny Harper’s statement to the Jersey Child Abuse Inquiry. BBC Radio Jersey has run with the story that was broadcast this morning, recorded by Team Voice, and reproduced below. The JEP have apparently also run with the story today. 


From the interview (below) it transpires that Senator Bailhache denies being leaked this document. What we didn’t find out was how he apparently knew its content and specifically how many pages it contained.

This looks to be a very serious breach of confidentiality and the abuse enquiry needs to be making a public statement. Not only concerning the alleged breach of a confidential witness statement, but the apparent threat or intimidation of a leading witness where Senator Bailhache proclaimed:

 “I think that we can be fairly sure that that (Mr. Harper’s statement) would provide much lurid material for the media which neither he nor they would be likely to publish without the protection of a committee of inquiry.”

To any independent observer this can be seen as little other than a direct threat against Mr. Harper, and by implication, anybody who submits a statement to the enquiry. It is “The Jersey Way” at it very best or some would say worst. This alleged threat against a witness could, and might have intended to, strike fear in the hearts of vulnerable victims -survivors and witnesses who have already given a statement to the enquiry and very well might convince others NOT to submit any evidence in fear of repercussions.

The enquiry DOES seem to be taking the alleged leak seriously but we urge them to take the threats and intimidation (The Jersey Way) of witnesses equally as serious. It was this kind of intimidation and fear that prevented some victims and survivors from speaking out in the first place and if the COI will not acknowledge this is still going on then there is no hope left for this island.

Here is the BBC Piece that went out today. 





Rico Sorda 

Part Time Investigative Journalist 

Team Voice 

Monday, April 6, 2015

SENATOR PHILIP BAILHACHE - JERSEY CHILD ABUSE ENQUIRY.




SENATOR PHILIP BAILHACHE

May 2008. Senator Bailhache had the audacity, on such a special day, to utter these now infamous words. Not just to the people of Jersey but to the world:


 "All child abuse, wherever it happens, is scandalous, but it is the unjustified and remorseless denigration of Jersey and her people that is the real scandal".



We also have Senator Bailhache neck deep in the Sharp Report, the Roger Holland Affair and let's not forget his horrendous involvement with the  Church Abuse Case.  

When the Committee of Enquiry was finally passed in the States of Jersey guess who was missing for the vote after being present in the States Chamber up until this debate? You guessed it. Senator Philip Bailhache.






On the 24th March 2015 former Bailiff, Senator Philip Bailhache, made a speech in the Jersey parliament as an attempt to close down the ongoing Jersey Child Abuse Enquiry. 


During that speech, not only did Senator Bailhache defend an alleged paedophile, he took the opportunity to further smear the name of the former lead investigator Lenny Harper. Former DCO Lenny Harper, as readers will be aware, is a witness to this care enquiry and has issued a substantive statement. As if attempting to close down the child abuse enquiry,  defending an alleged paedophile and attempting to smear the name of the lead investigator wasn't bad enough, it further transpires that Senator Bailhache might have attempted to threaten and intimidate the witness (Lenny Harper) by proclaiming:



"I understand that the former Deputy Police Chief has recently filed an 80-page memorandum with the inquiry, and I think that we can be fairly sure that that would provide much lurid material for the media which neither he nor they would be likely to publish without the protection of a committee of inquiry."


Those words could be seen as a direct threat or intimidation of a witness and something (the conflicted) Senator Bailhache should be taken to task for.  We are aware that Mr Harper has issued a complaint along those lines. That said, Lenny Harper is quoted as saying that Senator Bailhache is as intimidating as "Winnie The Pooh".  


However, the question is not whether or not Mr Harper was intimidated, but more that the intention was present. 


Now this is a sentence I want readers to pay attention to, where Mr Bailhache said:

"I understand that the former Deputy Police Chief has recently filed an 80-page memorandum with the inquiry."


This statement is very specific in that it appears that Senator Bailhache is aware of how many pages are contained in Mr Harpers statement and the question is "how does he know?" and "who told him?" 


Team Voice can reveal that the Child Abuse enquiry received a number of complaints concerning Senator Bailhache's latest outburst and are taking this, from what we can see, extremely seriously. A number  of stakeholders have received an email from the child abuse enquiry which seems to signify that this latest alleged breach and Senator Bailhache are now under investigation. Team Voice can exclusively report that is is a requirement of the Committee of Enquiry: 

"all Interested Parties confirm by return, and in any event by 4:00pm on Tuesday 7 April 2015, that you have not:

1.       Shared or discussed the content of any statements released to the Interested Parties, that are not yet in the public domain, with anybody outside of your organisations; or
2.       Shared Mr Harper’s statement or any information about its content with "



The Care Enquiry has written to interested parties to inform them that: 

"It has been drawn to the Inquiry’s attention that the witness statement of Mr Harper was referred to by Senator Bailhache during the course of the debate at the States Assembly in respect of the ongoing funding of the Inquiry. We have reviewed the Hansard of the debate and note with concern that the detail provided by Senator Bailhache implies that he has seen a copy of the statement released to the Interested Parties on 17 March 2015.

Further, the enquiry states that it has.

"The Inquiry has carried out some checks and cannot locate any detail in respect of the statement being in the public domain before the debate in the States Assembly."


This looks to be a serious breach of confidentiality and trust. How can witnesses have the trust of submitting evidence if it is being leaked to those who were/are in power while the abuse was/is happening.


Team Voice are pleased that the enquiry is taking the alleged breach seriously. 

Rico Sorda

Part Time Investigative Journalist

Team Voice

Sunday, March 29, 2015

P20/15 THE SPEECHES OF EDUCATION MINISTER - DEPUTY BRYANS AND DEPUTY TRUSCOTT -JERSEY CARE ENQUIRY

DEPUTY TRUSCOTT - VOTED AGAINST P20/15 

DEPUTY BRYANS -EDUCATION MINISTER VOTED AGAINST P20/15





P20/15


SECURING EXTRA FUNDING FOR THE JERSEY CARE ENQUIRY



TWO  MORE SPEECHES TO LOOK AT



BOTH DEPUTY TRUSCOTT AND DEPUTY BRYANS VOTED AGAINST P20/15




Deputy Truscott is Deputy of St Brelade No.2 district. 



His speech on p20/15 can be listened to below.









Deputy Bryans is the Education Minister. When I was listening to his speech I had him down for a vote in favour of extra funding only to go the opposite way right at the end. He seemed to have a lot of empathy for the victims of abuse yet voted in favour of the Committee of Enquiry to be stopped in its tracks. Being the Minister for education I thought that he would have been all in favour. Could it be that his allegiance is really allied with Senator Bailhache? I will let you listen to his  speech and come to your own conclusions. 



Rico Sorda Part Time Investigative Journalist 

Team Voice would also like to welcome TheJerseyWay to the team.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

P20/2015 THE SPEECH OF SENATOR PHILIP BAILHACHE - JERSEY CARE ENQUIRY

SENATOR PHILIP BAILHACHE






SENATOR PHILIP BAILHACHE


HIS SPEECH ON P20/15 



SECURING EXTRA FUNDING FOR THE JERSEY CARE ENQUIRY



SENATOR PHILIP BAILHACHE WANTED THE ENQUIRY STOPPED AND HE WANTED IT STOPPED NOW.





On Wednesday 25th March the States of Jersey passed P.20/2015.  This proposition was to secure extra funding for the Jersey Care Enquiry.  The proposition was passed 34 in favour 4 against and one abstention. The abstention being Senator Bailhache. 


Had the extra funding not been granted the enquiry would have ended. 


More on these related issues can be read on the links below.






This is what I said on my previous posting. 


This was before he made his speech during the debate. There is so much contained in his speech that I will just let the you listen to it. 





SENATOR PHILIP BAILHACHE


WHY DOES THIS MAN HAVE SUCH A PROBLEM WHEN IT COMES TO CHILD ABUSE????


NEVER ANYTHING POSITIVE


THIS OUT OF CONTROL SENATOR NOW TRIES TO POLITICALLY INTERFERE WITH THE COMMITTEE OF ENQUIRY THAT IS MEANT TO BE FREE FROM POLITICAL INTERFERENCE


ARE SOME AFRAID OF THE TRUTH?


 Senator Bailhache started showing his true colours in December 2007 when  shutting down former  Senator Stuart Syvret's Christmas speech.  

Here is what former Senator Stuart Syvret said:

"Indeed, later that year, in December 2007, I attempted to give a Christmas speech as ‘Father of the House’ in which I was expressing recognition of the victims of abuse and expressing empathy with them. Astonishingly I was heckled, barracked, shouted-down, abused – and the Dean’s friend, the conflicted Philip Bailhache, cut my microphone and adjourned the meeting. Robert Key let this happen – and said not one syllable in support of the victims, or even my right to speak of them. I’ve written previously about Key’s conduct in this blog-posting, Of Millstones and Secret Reports:"


Then we have the horrendous  Liberation Day speech of 9th May 2008. Senator Bailhache had the audacity, on such a special day, to utter these now infamous words. Not just to the people of Jersey but to the world:

 "All child abuse, wherever it happens, is scandalous, but it is the unjustified and remorseless denigration of Jersey and her people that is the real scandal".


We also have Senator Bailhache neck deep in the Sharp Report, the Roger Holland Affair and let's not forget his horrendous involvement with the HG Alleged Church Abuse Case.  

When the Committee of Enquiry was finally passed in the States of Jersey guess who was missing for the vote after being present in the States Chamber up until this debate? You guessed it. Senator Philip Bailhache.


We are now counting the cost of failure. Failure, over decades, to protect  CHILDREN. 

INNOCENT VULNERABLE CHILDREN.  

Failure by all the services including the Police . Failure that allowed paedophiles and abusers to inflict mental and physical torture and to ply their trade in the Jersey Care System with such ease. We are now counting the cost. The real cost is not the £20 million or even £50 million that Bailhache is touting around to any sympathetic ear he can find, but the innocence that was snatched by these predatory individuals. Yes, lives and families destroyed. That is the real cost Senator Bailhache. The cost is the failure to protect children for decades. 

Should Senator Bailhache and Deputy Andrew Lewis be even allowed to vote on the proposition for extra funding seeing as they are conflicted? And one would hope that the judiciary won't be chairing this debate. 

The Jersey Evening Post have run some articles concerning the level of expenditure of the Committee of Enquiry and it can be read here:


This is quote from Senator Bailhache from said article. Lets

"Today, Senator Sir Philip Bailhache is reported as saying that the cost of the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry could be at least £50 million, many times more than the estimate of £6 million put before the States when Members voted in favour of a public inquiry.

The States must now decide whether to cap the cost of this inquiry. They are damned if they do and damned if they don’t.

Handing over a blank cheque could wipe out savings in the Strategic Reserve which have been built up over decades. The alternative – to borrow the money – is equally unappealing for a community with an innate dislike of public debt.
Senator Bailhache wants to hear Islanders’ views on what the States should do – and whether the cost should be capped."

Let's not forget that Senator Bailhache held the role of Attorney General then Bailiff when the abuse was taking place. He, along with his brother, and now Bailiff William Bailhache are highly conflicted as the Jersey Judiciary fall under the terms of reference for the Committee of Enquiry. Senator Bailhache should be remaining quiet as there is a high chance that he will be having to give evidence to the committee of enquiry along with Deputy Lewis who as Home Affairs Minister suspended the then Chief of Police, Graham Power, on 12th November 2008 based on nothing but a pack of lies. 

Chief Minister Gorst must now rein in his out-of-control External Relations Minister. This debate regarding the extra funding is a chance for us to see exactly where these new politicians, and the established ones, come down on the issue of finding the truth. We all agree that it shouldn't be an open cheque book and checks and balances should be in place, as I believe they are but to not issue the extra funding will bring further shame and ridicule to the island of jersey.

Senator Bailhache obviously doesn't think about the victims when he says he wants the view of the Islander's regarding extra funding. All this shows is that the old guard still won't let it go. What are they so afraid of?  Does he not understand that it is him that is tarnishing this island.  I for one won't be sorry to see the back of him and his brother. The Island needs to breathe once more and be free from this stranglehold.


Rico Sorda

Part Time Investigative Reporter




Sunday, March 1, 2015

SENATOR PHILIP BAILHACHE - COMMITTEE OF ENQUIRY - POLITICAL INTERFERENCE

SENATOR PHILIP BAILHACHE





SENATOR PHILIP BAILHACHE


WHY DOES THIS MAN HAVE SUCH A PROBLEM WHEN IT COMES TO CHILD ABUSE????


NEVER ANYTHING POSITIVE


THIS OUT OF CONTROL SENATOR NOW TRIES TO POLITICALLY INTERFERE WITH THE COMMITTEE OF ENQUIRY THAT IS MEANT TO BE FREE FROM POLITICAL INTERFERENCE


ARE SOME AFRAID OF THE TRUTH?


 Senator Bailhache started showing his true colours in December 2007 when  shutting down former  Senator Stuart Syvret's Christmas speech.  

Here is what former Senator Stuart Syvret said:

"Indeed, later that year, in December 2007, I attempted to give a Christmas speech as ‘Father of the House’ in which I was expressing recognition of the victims of abuse and expressing empathy with them. Astonishingly I was heckled, barracked, shouted-down, abused – and the Dean’s friend, the conflicted Philip Bailhache, cut my microphone and adjourned the meeting. Robert Key let this happen – and said not one syllable in support of the victims, or even my right to speak of them. I’ve written previously about Key’s conduct in this blog-posting, Of Millstones and Secret Reports:"


Then we have the horrendous  Liberation Day speech of 9th May 2008. Senator Bailhache had the audacity, on such a special day, to utter these now infamous words. Not just to the people of Jersey but to the world:

 "All child abuse, wherever it happens, is scandalous, but it is the unjustified and remorseless denigration of Jersey and her people that is the real scandal".


We also have Senator Bailhache neck deep in the Sharp Report, the Roger Holland Affair and let's not forget his horrendous involvement with the HG Alleged Church Abuse Case.  

When the Committee of Enquiry was finally passed in the States of Jersey guess who was missing for the vote after being present in the States Chamber up until this debate? You guessed it. Senator Philip Bailhache.


We are now counting the cost of failure. Failure, over decades, to protect  CHILDREN. 

INNOCENT VULNERABLE CHILDREN.  

Failure by all the services including the Police . Failure that allowed paedophiles and abusers to inflict mental and physical torture and to ply their trade in the Jersey Care System with such ease. We are now counting the cost. The real cost is not the £20 million or even £50 million that Bailhache is touting around to any sympathetic ear he can find, but the innocence that was snatched by these predatory individuals. Yes, lives and families destroyed. That is the real cost Senator Bailhache. The cost is the failure to protect children for decades. 

Should Senator Bailhache and Deputy Andrew Lewis be even allowed to vote on the proposition for extra funding seeing as they are conflicted? And one would hope that the judiciary won't be chairing this debate. 

The Jersey Evening Post have run some articles concerning the level of expenditure of the Committee of Enquiry and it can be read here:


This is quote from Senator Bailhache from said article. Lets

"Today, Senator Sir Philip Bailhache is reported as saying that the cost of the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry could be at least £50 million, many times more than the estimate of £6 million put before the States when Members voted in favour of a public inquiry.

The States must now decide whether to cap the cost of this inquiry. They are damned if they do and damned if they don’t.

Handing over a blank cheque could wipe out savings in the Strategic Reserve which have been built up over decades. The alternative – to borrow the money – is equally unappealing for a community with an innate dislike of public debt.
Senator Bailhache wants to hear Islanders’ views on what the States should do – and whether the cost should be capped."

Let's not forget that Senator Bailhache held the role of Attorney General then Bailiff when the abuse was taking place. He, along with his brother, and now Bailiff William Bailhache are highly conflicted as the Jersey Judiciary fall under the terms of reference for the Committee of Enquiry. Senator Bailhache should be remaining quiet as there is a high chance that he will be having to give evidence to the committee of enquiry along with Deputy Lewis who as Home Affairs Minister suspended the then Chief of Police, Graham Power, on 12th November 2008 based on nothing but a pack of lies. 

Chief Minister Gorst must now rein in his out-of-control External Relations Minister. This debate regarding the extra funding is a chance for us to see exactly where these new politicians, and the established ones, come down on the issue of finding the truth. We all agree that it shouldn't be an open cheque book and checks and balances should be in place, as I believe they are but to not issue the extra funding will bring further shame and ridicule to the island of jersey.

Senator Bailhache obviously doesn't think about the victims when he says he wants the view of the Islander's regarding extra funding. All this shows is that the old guard still won't let it go. What are they so afraid of?  Does he not understand that it is him that is tarnishing this island.  I for one won't be sorry to see the back of him and his brother. The Island needs to breathe once more and be free from this stranglehold.

Rico Sorda

Part Time Investigative Reporter

Saturday, February 21, 2015

"ANY QUESTIONS" 24TH FEBRUARY - ST CLEMENT PARISH HALL.




On Tuesday,  February 24th between 7:30pm - 9:30pm there will be a "Any Questions" debate at 
St Clement  Parish Hall.

Following on from the success of its  successful debut I hope that this one will also be well received. I will be sitting on the panel alongside:

Constable Len Norman 

Education Minister - Deputy Rod Bryons

Reform Jersey Chairman - Deputy Sam Mezec

Advocate Vicky Milner


I hope as many people as possible come down to this event.  

Those who know me will know that I won't be holding back in my opinions concerning the shambolic States of jersey and other such issues close to my heart.  You ask me a question and you will get a straight answer.

This is also a great opportunity for the keyboard warriors to come down, ask some questions and say hello to me.

I look forward to seeing James Pearce and Sue Young.

 Lets not forget the others that hang on a certain Facebook page and have plenty to say about me. See you next Tuesday. 

If James Pearce and Sue Young come down and introduce themselves  to me I will donate a £100 to a charity of there choice.  

I will be speaking from a grassroots level as I see the direction jersey is going in from an ordinary citizen. I would like to thank Change.Je for having such a diverse panel and giving me the opportunity to voice my views on any questions asked. 


Rico Sorda

Part Time Investigative Journalist.