Thursday, January 23, 2014

BROAD STREET POST OFFICE - RBC JERSEY AND THE LEAKED EMAIL


TREASURY MINISTER - PHILIP OZOUF

FORMER CHIEF EXECUTIVE TO THE STATES OF JERSEY BILL OGLEY







How important is it to get the office space filled on the new Esplanade Quarter?


Jersey Bloggers have been leaked an email exchange between Former Chief Minister, Terry Le Seur - former Chief Executive Bill Ogley and Treasury Minister Philip Ozouf.


This all centres around The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) wanting to purchase Jersey Post's (JP) Broad Street Office so that they could expand their business. 

It does make for interesting reading. Why didn't the purchase go ahead? It would have been good for local business and win win situation for everyone as Chief Executive Bill Ogley explains. 



Only yesterday Deputy Le Fondré was asking for independent experts to check the finances of the project. This was from the JEP.


Deputy John Le Fondré urged Treasury Minister Philip Ozouf to bring in independent experts to check the finances of the project to build six office blocks and lower Route de la Libération to create the Jersey International Finance Centre.
But Senator Ozouf strenuously denied, as he has on other occasions, that a £50 million loss was possible. He said that the project would instead generate £50 million for the public purse.


I emailed the Chief Minister on the 19th January witch can be read below. I have yet to receive a reply from the Chief Minister.  


Rico Sorda 

Part Time Investigative Reporter



Me
To i.gorst@gov.je


Jan 19 at 11:48 AM


Dear Chief Minister, 

I have been investigating the attempted purchase of the Broad Street Post Office building by the Royal Bank of Canada in 2009.  There was an email exchange between former Chief Minister, Terry Le Suer, Chief Executive Officer Bill Ogley and current Treasury Minister Philip Ozouf. This email exchange started on February 3rd 2009 at 22:14.

I would suggest that this email exchange needs to be forensically examined. 

Was the the purchase of Broad Street Post Office blocked because the Treasury Minister, Philip Ozouf wanted RBC to be located on the Waterfront? Obviously this is a very serious issue. I'm holding back from running this story for 24hrs as I await your confirmation of this email and what action if any you will be taking. When you put this alongside the Lime Grove Fiasco you really do begin to wonder what is going on. Was the purchase of Broad Street 'commercially sound' if so, why didn't the deal go through?

I would like confirmation of this email 

Kind Regards


Rico Sorda







From Philip Ozouf
Sent 03 February 2009 22:19
To:Terry Le Suer; Bill Ogley
Subject:Re:Office Strategy 

I agree, 

The urgency is I am being pressed by JP to sanction sale of Broad Street to RBC. Once Post Office Site is sold to RBC the option for States consolidation on Broad Street is lost and BBC's move to Waterfront. I was only alerted to this on Monday. Would appreciate an initial view.

More tomorrow

Philip





This is now taken from the reply by then Chief Executive Officer, Bill Ogley.

"Certain in timing and whether it will ever happen in the current form. I would advise you not to make a decision on JP proposal based on any further consideration of the Esplanade scheme. If however you felt it to be relevant I would offer the following advice.:

- You have a major employer and a very important member of our business community who wants to acquire a substantial building in which they will invest considerable monies to integrate with their existing offices. This seems to me to be a very good signal from them in terms of confidence in their business in Jersey. At a time of great economic uncertainty such a decision should be supported as strongly as possible. If you were to block the deal you would seem to be being unsupportive or even blocking the actions of a major employer. It's hardly a message of encouragement. You would need to have a very good reason, provided of course that the deal is commercially sound and I expect you will require the board to assure themselves of that. So what could your reason be, only that you think RBC should be on the Esplanade and that you are more intent on making the Esplanade happen than you are on securing major business. You would be backing your judgement against that of RBC. That's the sort of central planning that Russia pioneered and that eventually failed them.

So my advice to you is very clear. if the deal between JP and RBC is commercially sound then there are no justifiable grounds on which to block it.

I'm sorry this is a bit of a long answer, but I hope it's helpful 

Bill

Monday, January 20, 2014

THE ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION OF DEPUTY DUHAMEL - PART 4





THIS IS SIMPLE 


 RESIGN CHIEF MINISTER 


YOU ARE WEAK AND FAR TO EASILY LED 


REMEMBER THIS?





Tuesday, January 14, 2014

THE ATTEMPTED POLITICAL ASSASSINATION OF DEPUTY ROB DUHAMEL - 3

RICO SORDA 




"I HAVE A CUNNING PLAN"



"IN PART -1 WE HAD THE LAUNCH OF OPERATION REFAULT"



"IN THIS PART I GIVE YOU AN UNTHINKABLE TWIST TO THE CUNNING PLAN THAT IS AFOOT"




 "YOU REALLY COULDN'T MAKE THIS ONE UP"



THE TREASURY MINISTER, PHILIP "BLACKADDER" OZOUF AND HIS SIDEKICK  DEPUTY EDDIE "BALDRICK" NOEL. 
The more we look at this Vote of No Confidence the more it looks like a complete farce. News has reached me that Jersey's answer to Blackadder and Baldrick have a cunning plan.  I have been informed that Eddie Noel, the assistant Minister to Treasury, is planning a 3rd attempt at being Planning Minister. Deputy Noel had his first attempt when Senator Cohen stepped down to become Foreign Affairs Minister. His second attempt was  after the 2011 election when he again lost out to Deputy Duhamel. Could he be a back up to Constable Refault if the political assassination is successful? This is getting crazy but makes perfect sense in the toxic world of jersey politics.  Two 'Yes' men running for the same Job.  Can Senator Ozouf seriously believe he can support a vote of no confidence let alone vote against a fellow minister when you take the Lime Grove fiasco into account? Baldrick is itching for a Ministry. What is going on here is really tragic and shambolic.





CHIEF MINISTER GORST - IS HE THE DEAD MAN
WALKING?


Is the Chief Minister being set up by the little power circle that so easily manipulate him? He keeps telling us that he wont step down if he loses the vote. He might never recover from this deed however there is still a chance that he will pull it at the last moment. This really is incredible. This was a vote of censure at the very most. We will see how this pans out next week. This is a step towards a Dictatorship. I firmly believe that States Members are finally waking up to the likes of Bailhache and Ozouf.  If anyone votes in favour of the Chief Ministers proposition let them rise and be counted. Let us hear their speech and the reasons for doing so. Let us have none of the silent assassins just sitting there saying nothing and being prepared to end a mans ministerial position.  


If this ludicrous proposition wins and we have to have a new planning minister then the fun really starts. They want Refault or just for the sheer fun of it before the next election Baldrick Noel.  


This is serious times for the people of Jersey it's just a shame that so many don't care. The people of Jersey don't seem to care about a number of issues - this includes Child Protection - this will be the subject of my Sunday posting. 

Rico Sorda

Part Time Investigative Journalist 


THIS ANONYMOUS COMMENT I RECEIVED SUMS  UP WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT.

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "ATTEMPTED POLITICAL ASSASSINATION OF ROB DUHAMEL -...": 

I expect most, if not all, States members read this blog. Those who are still undecided, or even those who are, should include the following consideration into their calculus.

A growing number of Jersey's voters are pig sick of the current council of ministers (and indeed the ministerial system of government itself). Yes, there is still a large constituency of increasingly elderly voters who are averse to any change and who will always vote for the parish mafia candidate, but there is a growing body of middle ground voters who want rid of the morally bankrupt and corrupt bunch of spivs in government. A lot of us haven't always bothered to vote in the past, but this time we're very pissed off. We will vote this time.

In the coming elections, do you really want to be seen to be siding with the increasingly despised 'establishment', or do you want to be seen as somebody who is their own man / woman?

The vote of no confidence isn't really about Rob Duhamel's performance as Planning Minister - certainly not in the eyes of the thinking public. It's origin is in his Plemont decision, and he has been a marked man ever since. We aren't stupid enough to really believe otherwise. We can see that dishonesty runs deep throughout the council of ministers, and if Duhamel has been economical with the truth, he is very far from alone.

This is nothing more than a political assassination by the small ruling claque of States members, who want a compliant 'Yes' man in the job. You aren't voting for or against Rob Duhamel, but for or against a concentration of power into the hands of 3 States members.

Do you want to be a part of that, or be seen to make a stand against it? Your seat might just depend upon it come the election. 



Sunday, January 12, 2014

ATTEMPTED POLITICAL ASSASSINATION OF ROB DUHAMEL - PART 2










"PART 2 "


"THIS BLOG POSTING IS SPLIT IN TO  TWO PARTS."


"THE FIRST PART CONCENTRATES ON THE INTERVIEWS GIVEN BY THE CHIEF MINISTER IAN GORST AND ENVIRONMENT MINISTER ROB DUHAMEL"



"ON THURSDAY THE  9TH JANUARY THEY BOTH APPEARED ON THE MATTHEW PRICE SHOW ON BBC JERSEY"


 "I WOULD LIKE TO CREDIT AND THANK BBC JERSEY AND "THEJERSEY WAY" FOR THE BELOW RECORDINGS.


On my previous posting I pointed out that the Chief Minister showed incredible support to his Treasury Minister after the Lime Grove fiasco. I emailed the Chief Minister reminding him of this which is repeated here.  



Me
To i.gorst@gov.jer.duhamel@gov.je

Jan 4 at 8:40 AM

Dear Chief Minister,

I have been investigating the current attempted removal of the Planning Minister, Rob Duhamel. Has the Minister in question been offered the same support as you offered the Treasury Minister over his lime grove fiasco? In the States of Jersey you told members that you would be holding regular meetings with Ministers to check their workload and stress. How must the P&E Minister be feeling having spent the Christmas period with a possible removal of office hanging over his head.

Chief Minister, you backed the Treasury Minister over his shambolic handling of Lime Grove yet you have asked the Planning Minister twice for his resignation. My sources are telling me that this resignation is in fact being led by Senators Ozouf & Bailhache so that they can try and get  Consatble Refault passed in the house as the new  Planning Minister.

We are so close to an election. Some would say that the whole 'COM' needs removing. My feeling on this is that it stinks.

Remember, Senator Ozouf explained that he never had training as a Minister. Is the same going to offered to Deputy Duhamel Chief Minister?

Not everyone in Jersey is sleepwalking Chief Minister. I should have a blog posting up very soon about the treatment of the P&E Minister.

Kind Regards

Rico Sorda

Now listen to the Chief Minister when he is pulled up on this point by Matthew Price. The Chief Minister is exposed. There is silence. There is an attempt to dodge the question. He is uncomfortable. This is an attempted political assassination. THIS IS THE CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF NOT GIVING A CHIEF MINISTER THE POWER TO HIRE OR FIRE. 

THEY CANT BE TRUSTED.











We are so close to an election and the Chief Minister does this. We must be concerned. What is going on here? Deputy Rob Duhamel helps explain the situation in the below interview.










Part two will be posted tomorrow


"MASTER - I HAVE A CUNNING PLAN"



Rico Sorda 

Part Time Investigative Journalist

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

ATTEMPTED POLITICAL ASSASSINATION OF DEPUTY ROB DUHAMEL

CONSTABLE JOHN REFAULT - ST PETER
My sources tell me that the Constable is being lined up as the must have YES man for  the role of Planning Minister if Deputy Duhamel is successfully removed.
"OPERATION REFAULT"


SENATOR OZOUF  AND CHIEF MINISTER GORST.  WHERE WAS THE CALL FOR SENATOR OZOUF   TO RESIGN OVER THE LIME GROVE FIASCO? WHO IS THE REAL POWER IN THIS PICTURE? 

DEPUTY DUHAMEL - PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT MINISTER.    IF HE  IS BEING REMOVED HE MUST BE DOING SOMETHING RIGHT. 



" JANUARY 8TH 2014 - OPERATION REFAULT HAS BEEN LAUNCHED"





"THE ATTEMPTED REMOVAL AND POLITICAL ASSASSINATION  OF PLANNING & ENVIRONMENT  MINISTER- DEPUTY ROB DUHAMEL"




"THIS ONE STINKS TO HIGH HEAVEN"




"WHAT IS THE REAL STORY BEHIND THIS ATTEMPTED POLITICAL ASSASSINATION? 




The knives have been out for the Planning and Environment Minister, Rob Duhamel, ever since Senator Bailhache failed in his attempted  land grab at Plémont.  But is this the real story? Why are a certain clique in the Council of Ministers so desperate to get this man out of office so close to an election?

 The first thing that springs to mind is that the Minister must have done something right. 

The Council of Ministers is led by Senator, Philip Bailhache and Senator Ozouf. My sources have told me that these two Senators are putting pressure on Chief Minister Gorst to remove Deputy Duhamel.  For some reason they want Constable Refault  of St Peter to be the next Planning Minister. Could this be the Jersey "YES MAN" syndrome striking again? Let us look at how Senators Ozouf and Bailhache have gone about trying to remove Deputy Duhamel from office with the use of polltical lackies and a sock puppet Chief Minister. 


On Saturday, 26th January 2013 Former Deputy T Pitman of the States of Jersey wrote the following on his excellent blog



Saturday, 26 January 2013
DEAD MAN WALKING?

Having refused to bend the knee to the ego of 'the Man who would be King' over Plemont the word is Jersey's Planning & Environment Minister is now being lined up for a Night of the Long Knives, Jersey style...

If ever you wanted further proof that 'investigative' journalism is all but dead within our MSM (Main Stream Media) the story I outline below surely provides it. Readers/viewers of the Bald Truth blog and BTR videos will no doubt remember I made reference to a new story being leaked to me by my Ministerial Mole over a week ago. Having had no time to publish this myself due to the sad events culminating in this past Thursday's funeral for Shona's step-sister I really did half think (naive fool that I am) that one of our media outlets would have picked up on it by now.

After all, with the exception of the local Pravda whose main role established over generations seems to be to spread as many vicious lies about Progressive politicians as possible; 'breaking important stories' surely is the MSM's core business? Isn't it? So why then you have to ask haven't they picked up on this one - its a beauty and goes right to the very heart of what is wrong with 'Chief Minister' Gorst's excuse for an Executive.

What's it all about? Well, to cut to the chase the real Chief Minister, Senator Philip Bailhache is still fuming and sulking over his defeat in attempting to commit a blank cheque of your taxpayers' money to forcing through the purchase of Plemont via Compulsory Purchase. The consequence?

Instead of taking this wholly democratic defeat on the chin with the same backbone  we Progressives have to do so regularly, the Senator and his trusty side-kick, pretend 'Chief Minister Gorst are, according to my Ministerial Mole lining up Planning & Environment Minister Rob Duhamel for a choice where whichever option he plumbs for he is likely to be well and truly politically stuffed.

Unless that is, enough States Members are willing to stand up and say that whatever one thinks of the Deputy's politics etc in this situation they really have to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with him. Otherwise we may as well just sign things over to the Polit Bureau now without any further pretence.

You see regardless of the fact that Deputy Duhamel acted entirely within the law and, indeed, within his mandate in taking and announcing the decision to grant the planning application on Plemont, Bailhache and Gorst, the Mole informs me, just won't accept this. Just like Gollum with the One Ring they have to have their 'precious' no matter what.

Thus the word is that they are now working overtime to try and fly the story that in not publishing the report on the application prior to the decision this in some way negates the whole validity of the Minister's decision. In fact the Mole tells me that the bottom line of all this is that they are attempting to force the Minister to retract/rescind  his decision or face the consequences!

Of course even should Deputy Duhamel feel he must bow to this bullying he will know full well that in doing so his Ministerial career would still almost certainly be over. For he would almost certainly then face a vote of no confidence from some who would use such a decision to oust him as having failed and supplant him with one of the Establishment Party favoured head-nodders.

Yet on the other hand if the Deputy rightfully stands his ground and sticks to his guns he then knows he faces being frozen out of the Executive 'picture' even further than he and a number of others are now. Ultimately being forced out of his job simply for doing it to the best of his ability. With political friends like this, as the Mole says, who needs enemies?

And to think Gorst even has the effrontery to claim he promotes 'consensus' government!

For it is hugely important to remember here that emotive as the Plemont issue is this latest development and quite appalling display of petulant, elitist, far-right politics at its worst has nothing to do with the actual Plemont issue or conservation whatsoever. This is about colossal political egos.

This is about individuals who pontificate via the local Pravda about politicians needing to 'respect' each other; and about not 'wasting time and taxpayers' money by re-debating decisions already democratically taken'. But who are actually so puffed up on arrogance they can't even see the wood for the trees (no Green pun intended, honest!) No. Whatever you think of the Planning & Environment Minister's politics generally on this one you just have to give him your full support.  

Because without it - trust me - he is the aforesaid political Dead Man Walking. And whatever your take on Plemont or right, left, centre or Green politics that just isn't right. He has done nothing wrong apart from ruffle a few large egos. It is democracy at stake here once again, plain and simple. To my colleagues I say: please don't fail it again.

Keep the Faith - The darkest hour always comes before dawn...



After FormerDeputy Pitman had broke the story in January 2013 the cat had been well and truly  let out of the bag. What do the ministerial clique do now? They simply wait - and for the first time ever - come up with a plan B. 


"ASBESTOS"  Yes we shall use "ASBESTOS"  "LET'S NAIL DUHAMEL ON ASBESTOS"  Handshakes all round, slaps on backs, laughing at Senator Bailhache's jokes and then off to the Grand Hotel Champagne Bar for drinks. Later that day, after a glass or two, someone asks Senator Bailhache a simple question: "Who is going to bring the Vote of No Confidence against Rob Duhamel?"  There is utter silence. The music stops. Like an Old Skool Western Saloon Bar when the Sheriff walks in, there is silence. Silence. Complete and utter silence. Everyone stares a Bailhache. They look for a sign, something, anything.  What can he do?  What can he say? Then, just as the dark clouds gather on what was a joyous occasion, he whispers something that is just about audible.  Senator Ozouf turns to Constable Refault and shrugs his shoulders - Gorst looks at Senator Routier and can only think of the fab 4 back in the Hamburg glory days  Deputy Pryke is waiting for a statement from her Civil Servants so she can get the drinks in. Then, Senator Bailhache says it again. Only this time the whole room can here it.   



 "THERE IS A DEPUTY FROM ST MARTIN" 

This man goes by the name of Deputy Luce - and like any good Deputy - he has rounded up a political posse. It then fell to the good Deputy of St Martin to do the Bailhache/Ozouf dirty work. The Deputy of St Martin would lodge his vote of no confidence backed by his posse and they are:


THE STATES are asked to decide whether they are of opinion
that they have no confidence in the Minister for Planning and Environment.
DEPUTY OF ST. MARTIN
Note: As required by Standing Order 22(a) this proposition has been signed by the following additional members –
Deputy James Patrick Gorton Baker of St. Helier The Connétable of St. Brelade (Steve Pallett) The Connétable of St. Peter (John Refault)
The reasons for bringing this proposition are set out in the report.
< A HREF="http://www.statesassembly.gov.je/AssemblyPropositions/2013/P.148-2013.pdf">http://www.statesassembly.gov.je/AssemblyPropositions/2013/P.148-2013.pdf

This proposition wasn't debated as the Chief Minister asked the Deputy of St Martin to pull it as described in the States of Jersey as mentioned below:

19/11/2013
3.7 Deputy G.C.L. Baudains of St. Clement of the Chief Minister regarding the Chief Minister’s support for all Ministers:
Given that the Council of Ministers gave its unequivocal support for the Minister for Transport and Technical Services in its recent comments on P.129/2013, that is a vote of censure, would the Chief Minister advise whether such support applies to all his Ministers and if not, which ones does he not support?
Senator I.J. Gorst (The Chief Minister):
I asked the Deputy of St. Martin to withdraw his vote of no confidence in the Minister for Planning and Environment.  I did that because of the information that has come to light that Ministers need to appropriately consider.  It is therefore not appropriate for me to discuss these matters publicly at this time.
3.7.1 Deputy G.C.L. Baudains:
It would seem to me that judging from the rather extraordinary wording of the email that we received last night that the no confidence proposition is being controlled or even instigated by the Council of Ministers.  Would the Chief Minister confirm this because there does seem to be some curious business going on here?
Senator I.J. Gorst:
The no confidence vote, which has been withdrawn, is quite clear.  It emanates from the individual that lodged it and the 3 of us which signed it.  What I am trying to do, and I hope that Members recognise it, is to endeavour to make a system which is not fit for purpose work.
3.7.2 The Connétable of St. Helier:
Given that the vote of censure referred to by the questioner received no seconder and was a waste of States time to say nothing of officer time and any impact on the Member concerned, would the Minister consider asking the Privileges and Procedures Committee to change the bar for the votes of censure propositions so that they have to have the same number of signatories as a vote of no confidence?
Senator I.J. Gorst:
There are lots of changes that need to be made and that is one that sounds perfectly reasonable but perhaps in the interests of the points that the Connétable made in his opening of that question, I would be quite happy to sit down and move to the next question.
The Bailiff:
Well, I do not think you will be able to quite yet.  [Laughter]

3.7.3 Deputy R.G. Le Hérissier:
Would the Chief Minister not concede that the persons who brought forward the vote brought it forward on a certain set of evidence and does it not seem strange that we should not be discussing it on the evidence they brought forward?  Surely it is up to the Chief Minister or the Council to put their evidence in the pot so that we can then judge it in the whole?
Senator I.J. Gorst:
If the Deputy has read his email or listened to my opening answer, I think he will find that is exactly what I am doing.
3.7.4 Deputy J.M. Maçon of St. Saviour:
The Chief Minister’s response and email have been fairly vague.  Can he tell us what information has come to light or, if not, the nature of that information?
Senator I.J. Gorst:
No, I cannot.  It would not be right until I have met with the Minister concerned and other Ministers as well.
3.7.5 Deputy T.M. Pitman:
Will the Chief Minister clarify that the real reason behind the letter that has been going round that he could not get enough signatures and this aborted vote of no confidence all arises from the Minister’s refusal to bend the knee over Plémont?
Senator I.J. Gorst:
I was not one of the signatories to the letter so I cannot say whether that influenced their decision, but it was not included as far as I can recall in the rationale included in the main body of the letter itself.
3.7.6 Deputy M. Tadier:
Would the Chief Minister acknowledge that the Minister is not the one that he was landed with but the one that was nominated by the Chief Minister for the position as Minister for Planning and Environment and given that he issued comments in advance in support of his Minister for Transport and Technical Services when he was facing a vote of censure, now we had a much more serious vote of no confidence and the Chief Minister did not even lodge any comments.  Will he explain why that is the case, given that he could not possibly have known that the individual bringing the vote of no confidence would withdraw it?
Senator I.J. Gorst:
In answer to the first part of the question, yes, I did and this Assembly approved the appointment of the current Minister and Ministers serve with the confidence of this Assembly so one could argue that the question itself is slightly superfluous.  It does not matter whether Ministers have my confidence as such because it is this Assembly that appoints them.  That is the problem with the current system which needs to be changed.  The vote of no confidence has been withdrawn.  There seems little value in lodging comments on a proposition which is now withdrawn.
3.7.7 Deputy G.C.L. Baudains:
The report accompanying my censure motion of the Minister for Transport and Technical Services contained several examples of technical failure but the report accompanying the no confidence motion against the Minister for Planning and Environment is critical of the Minister for Transport and Technical Services, not the Minister for Planning and Environment.  Therefore it deals solely with the asbestos issue and we know that the asbestos issue is not the fault of the Minister for Planning and Environment.  Therefore could the Chief Minister explain why he gave his unconditional support for the Minister for Transport and Technical Services but appears unable to do so for his Minister for Planning and Environment?
Senator I.J. Gorst:
I do not agree with the Deputy’s reading of the report of the Deputy of St. Martin and that the signatories to that report raised many issues.  Nor do I agree that the Minister for Transport and Technical Services or his department is at fault with regard to the asbestos issue.  Yesterday afternoon, I had the great pleasure of visiting 2 bits of T.T.S. industrial infrastructure.  I was very impressed with those pieces of unseen infrastructure that work for the benefit of this Island week in and week out and I was very impressed with those employees that I met and their commitment to delivering those services for Jersey.  Perhaps it is time that some Members of this Assembly, rather than criticising our staff, got out, spoke to them, saw the good work that they were doing and gave them their support [Approbation] because those staff that I saw yesterday, it is a privilege for me to be able to stand up here this morning and support them.
Deputy M. Tadier:
Does the Chief Minister also support the Environment staff and will he be taking any visits to the Environment Department?
The Bailiff:
Deputy I had not allowed you to ask yet another question.  I had called on Deputy Baudains as to the final question. END

As you can see this has turned into a real farce. How must the Planning and Environment Minister feel? He has been asked twice by the Chief Minister to resign and refused. The ball is now in the court of the Chief Minister to bring a vote of no confidence. What if he doesn't get it passed? Where will this leave the Chief? In my opinion the Chief Minister is being used as a pawn by the real movers. For whatever reason the real power of Senator Ozouf and Bailhache.


On January 4th I sent the Below email to Chief Minister Gorst and Deputy Duhamel

Me
To i.gorst@gov.jer.duhamel@gov.je

Jan 4 at 8:40 AM

Dear Chief Minister,

I have been investigating the current attempted removal of the Planning Minister, Rob Duhamel. Has the Minister in question been offered the same support as you offered the Treasury Minister over his lime grove fiasco? In the States of Jersey you told members that you would be holding regular meetings with Ministers to check their workload and stress. How must the P&E Minister be feeling having spent the Christmas period with a possible removal of office hanging over his head.

Chief Minister, you backed the Treasury Minister over his shambolic handling of Lime Grove yet you have asked the Planning Minister twice for his resignation. My sources are telling me that this resignation is in fact being led by Senators Ozouf & Bailhache so that they can try and get  Consatble Refault passed in the house as the new  Planning Minister.

We are so close to an election. Some would say that the whole 'COM' needs removing. My feeling on this is that it stinks.

Remember, Senator Ozouf explained that he never had training as a Minister. Is the same going to offered to Deputy Duhamel Chief Minister?

Not everyone in Jersey is sleepwalking Chief Minister. I should have a blog posting up very soon about the treatment of the P&E Minister.

Kind Regards

Rico Sorda




Today, January 8th 2014, the Chief Minister lodged his Proposition to remove the Planning Minister. 


There are some very serious issues that need  investigating  concerning this attempted political assassination.


We will be looking at them.


This is about gaining full  power and having a "YES" man in Planning


Rico Sorda

Part Time Investigative Journalist

Saturday, January 4, 2014

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH STUART SYVRET ON HIS RELEASE FROM PRISON




EX SENATOR AND HEALTH MINISTER - STUART SYVRET





"EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH STUART SYVRET ON HIS RELEASE FROM PRISON"




Former Senator Stuart Syvret was released from prison Friday the 4th of January 2014 and was briefly interviewed outside the prison gates by fellow Team Voice Member VFC and published HERE

Stuart subsequently gave an exclusive interview to Team Voice where he spoke more in-depth on the circumstances surrounding his imprisonment and brought us back to where this whole charade first began and that is child abuse and its concealment on the Island.

Sometimes it is easy to forget that at the heart of all these shenanigans are real victims who have been betrayed by a succession of conflicted authorities with very questionable actions and omissions they need to answer for and in this interview Stuart tells us how this is all intertwined.

Although the abuse at Haut de la Garenne has been widely publicised there are many other institutions in Jersey where the abuse and cover up were just as prevalent but seldom reported on and indeed the conflicted individuals involved remain in positions of authority to this day with complete impunity.

Readers would do well to look at this Panorama programme screened back in March 2008 where one of these institutions does get some attention and will bring into perspective what Stuart is explaining in the interview. The Institution is Blanche Pierre and just a couple of the conflicted individuals are brothers and BOTH former Attorney Generals.






Here are the links to Blog Postings concerning the abuse conducted at the Blanche Pierre Children's Home. This is a stand alone case that has it all. I will leave it to the readers to read the links supplied. 














THE PANORAMA PROGRAMME CAN BE VIEWD BELOW:






Rico Sorda 


Part Time Investigative Journalist