Saturday, June 21, 2014

Jersey Care Inquiry - is it already failing?

The following interview in two parts with Alan Collins the UK based solicitor-advocate is the latest in a series.
We think it important to be updated on his progress since he represents at least 59 victims of abuse in Jersey. He has been engaged over six years with these particular cases and so has a very useful knowledge to draw upon. Besides which he represents many other victims in other locations so has a most valuable insight into processes and proceedings in other jurisdictions.

Previous interviews were posted on this blog on 6 April 2014, 23 August 2013, 15 December 2012 and 16 August 2012.

The Independent Jersey Care Inquiry is now underway but as Alan Collins reveals it is faltering due to lack of witnesses coming forward. This may be the result of poor advertising by the Inquiry or due to other reasons.

Significantly the Chair of the Inquiry has declared that no submissions will be treated as "private". All written submissions will be posted on the Inquiry web-site. There will be no secrecy. It was also significant to hear her ruling that the States of Jersey Police and the Health Department must produce the documents requested.

The Inquiry contact details are;
Freephone from Jersey 0800 735 0100
International +44 (0) 1534 828798
PO Box 551, St Helier, Jersey JE4 8XN

Part One above - runs about 6 minutes

Part two above - about 6 minutes

Thursday, June 12, 2014

CHOW - 11 June 2014 with God's Dissenters

CHOW - Church House on a Wednesday - is  a regular forum for discussion on issues with a Christian basis.
This discussion is the latest part in a series considering the "future of the Church in Jersey" - assuming that it has a future. The four main speakers are non-Christians.

Last week the Dean of Jersey addressed the CHOW meeting and his talk is posted on Tom Gruchy YouTube in four parts on 4 June.

The dissenters this week were Deputy Sam Mezec, Ramsay Cudlipp (JEP), Juliet and Deputy Monty Tadier:

Part One above and most of  Parts two and three below feature mostly Deputy Mezec
Part two
Part three
Part four above is mostly Ramsay Cudlipp
Part five above features Juliet
Part six is Deputy Tadier.

Some questions from the audience have not been included due to poor sound quality and lack of space here. The meeting was chaired by Paul Millbank.