Saturday, October 13, 2012

Deputy Mike Higgins - Blog TV


Politician, Deputy Mike Higgins,  gives Team Voice an exclusive Interview on our Blog TV Channel.

We discuss:

P80/2012 - Deputy Higgins Proposition into the Redress Scheme for Victims of Child Abuse in Jersey.


Voting Patterns in the States of Jersey



The (Successful) purchase of Plémont



Conservative Jersey ref "The Bus Strike"


Committee Of Enquiry into Decades of Child Abuse in Jersey


State Media


The Role of Citizen Media.


We would like to thank Deputy Higgins and others for taking the time to  discuss these important issues with us.


We are members of the Jersey Public doing what we can to bring some Truth, Honesty and Integrity to the table.

Rico Sorda

Part Time Investigative Journalist

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another very good example of independent media in Jersey filling the gaps left by State Media.

Anonymous said...

It was comforting to see two men with integrity do all they can to help people like me to try and find some closure. I was abused in a home at at home, Social Services knew over 18years what was going on, I want to see Social Services investigated! they knew exactly what was going on.... I want peace, I want Social Services to apologise and I want them to truly mean it! I lost my childhood, there is not one day I don't think about my life as a child living in Jersey, it was hell! thank you Mike and Rico thank you. x x

Anonymous said...

The blog tv is getting better and better as it grows. Deputy Higgins has gone well up in my estimation after watching this video so thanks to him and you Rico.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Mike Higgins but it is sadly a little bit too late for a lot of us, as we have been told by some states members, you should have brought this to the states in march when you had the chance. It may help a few & good luck to them if it does. The states sadly screwed us and offered us pittance for the years of abuse & mental abuse we suffered as children & the rest of our lives we will suffer as it is something you never repair yourself mentally from.

Anonymous said...

Rico, can you do a blog posting about the committee of enquiry proposition? I would like to know more about the way you see the Chief Minister getting out of a tricky situation. Thank you

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

A big thanks to Deputy Higgins for his support in seeing some kind of justice and something close to closure for the victims and survivors of the States of Jersey is done.

Another big thank you for his willingness to appear on a live debate to discuss issues with the electorate and recognising Citizens Media as a credible and real alternative to the State Media.

Since the BBC has stifled any political dissent by closing down the "Talkback" and "phone-in" shows Blog TV has become the only place to have real open interaction with our elected representatives.

As for child "care" on this island here's a little EXAMPLE of it.

rico sorda said...

I will be fully explaining the problems concerning the proposition for a COI

rs

Anonymous said...

You have got to remember that Mr Grifton (the man soon to be in a lot of trouble), not long after he took charge of local BBC, made getting rid of Talk Back & The Phone In.

A very high priority....

If not yet but very soon he will have to answer questions as to why he did this?!

Ian Evans said...

Anne Pryke RIDES AGAIN!!!

Anonymous said...

The term state media resonated completely with the non-establishment politicians and all the bloggers and their readership. That alone is telling.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps I am getting confused the 11 people that have made allegations against a civil servant is this the same person that was mentioned by Graham Power. Of which another minister said, I will paraphrase you will have to get through me first.

If this person is still employed by the states of Jersey with no charges being brought against him I find this extremely worrying.

rico sorda said...

The person GP is referring to is the Chief Executive of the Education.

I hope that helps. The 11 are referring to another civil servant

rs

rico sorda said...

The person GP is referring to is the Chief Executive of the Education.

I hope that helps. The 11 are referring to another civil servant

rs

Ian Evans said...

Lenny Harper has "NOT" retired yet.

voiceforchildren said...

Rico.

An exclusive from former Police Chief Graham Power QPM on BBC, Jersey and SAVILE

Anonymous said...

I have just read on Mr Pitmans blog that has been ruled out of order.

Written question from Deputy Trevor Pitman

'Given that reading of the Sharp Report makes quite clear that the failings in judgment (i.e. putting the 'good name' of the school ahead of the protection of pupils) on the part of an individual who had been a Vice-Principle at Victoria College during the Jervis-Dykes child abuse scandal should have made it clearly apparent that the individual was entirely lacking in the sound judgement to sit as a Jurat why was no action subsequently taken to remove him from this role; or is the reality that no powers exist to do so unless a Jurat has actually been prosecuted and found guilty of a criminal offence?'

Anonymous said...

Regarding the COI, Boatyboy on Planet Jersey made an interesting observation concerning Anne Pryke. I'm more than paraphrasing BB here, but she could go a long way in redeeming herself if she stood up for the Verita Terms of Reference. Her department's past failings and those of the present under her leadership, will look bad in any independent examination, but another Wiltshire Whitewash would only be proof of her complicity. She should seize this chance.

Anonymous said...

Rico-
I looked at this link about the redress scheme and I can't find anything that mentions - 'abuse by 'visitors' doesn't count'. Am I looking at the wrong doc.? I think this is shocking if this is the case. HDLG was more of a paedophiles hotel than a 'care' home. The staff had a duty of care and they (in some cases knowingly) breached that duty. If this is the case then It's sickening that the authorities in Jersey today intend to exclude compensation claims by those abused by 'visitors.' Where is the moral compass in the States pointing when this island has millions and millions of pounds to spend on land, gold plated pensions, bribery and corruption but won’t even give a penny to victims of organised child abuse?


http://www.gov.je/SiteCollectionDocuments/Government%20and%20administration/D%20HistoricAbuseRedressSchemePaper%20MC%2028032012.pdf

On another issue I find the ammount of money offered - disgusting. People's lives are worth more than that. Doesn't even buy a garage in Jersey.
It should be more like £1,000,000 to £3,000,000 (or more)IMO.

Band -Description -Range
1 -Physical and/or sexual abuse -Up to £10,000

2 Aggravated physical and/or sexual abuse -£10,000-£20,000

3 Rape and/or prolonged aggravated physical and/or sexual abuse: standard bracket -£15,000-£35,000

4 Rape and/or prolonged aggravated physical and/or sexual abuse: upper bracket -£25,000-£60,000



Ian Evans said...

Their offers are as disgusting as their actions, or lack of them!

Anonymous said...

Leigh Day and abuse claims

Examples of our abuse claim work include:

Successfully settling over 120 claims for compensation on behalf of families who were neglected and abused, leading to their early death at Stafford Hospital
A long association advising the Child Migrant Trust who represent hundreds of British children who were deported from the UK
Securing compensation on behalf of a vulnerable patient who was sexually abused by her care worker
Successfully settling a claim for a young footballer who was bullied and abused by his coaches
Securing a six-figure sum for a mother and her children who were abused by immigration escorts
Acting for two adults for the neglect and emotional abuse they received when in the care of a Council as children
Successfully securing a six-figure sum on behalf of an adult with learning disabilities who was sexually abused whilst in residential care
Successfully settling a number of claims on behalf of adults who were abused and raped whilst in the care of local authorities
Winning compensation for a child who suffered neglect, abuse and poor care as a child whilst resident in two care homes in SW England
Successfully securing compensation for a client who has been abused by a social worker
Obtaining compensation for a client who was sexually abused by a psychiatric nurse whilst receiving in-patient treatment for her eating disorder


Time limits do apply to abuse claims, but you may be able to claim compensation even if the abuse occurred many years ago. For a free initial talk with a member of our team who specialises in abuse claims, please phone us on 020 7650 1200.

Zoompad said...

Leigh Day refused to take my case on, saying my case "was not cost effective".

They have made cartloads of money out of the Stafford Hospital investigation, but they blocked some of the people who wanted to speak at the investigation, victims of neglect and crime.

I feel disgusted by Leigh Day.

GeeGee said...

Just seen this interview which is excellent yet again.

How we need more politicians of Mike Higgins' ilk. Honourable, and speaks without fear or favour. Sadly only a handful in the big 'house', but those few are there are opening people's eyes.

Good work.