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Tuesday, 30 November 2010

FOR MY DAD

Dad won first prize at Golden Sands Holiday Camp at Rhyl singing this lovely song, he had a great voice, and I was dead proud of him.

Monday, 29 November 2010

SURVIVORS SONG

This is one I wrote for the victims of Haut de la Garenne.

SPARTICUS

Sunday, 21 November 2010
A MASS-MURDERER IN THE JERSEY HOSPITAL.

Thursday, 19 March 2009
A MASS-MURDERER
IN THE JERSEY HOSPITAL.

A Death-Delivering Maniac?

Jersey’s Then Attorney General

Michael Birt

Pulls the Plug

On The Police Investigation.

So it begins.

It is with trepidation I publish the material below – for reasons which will become plain within the first few paragraphs.

The document I publish here was tabled before the court in London, as one item of evidence in the Applicant’s bundles.

To be clear – this went before the two judges – and even then, they chose to disregard the public interest – instead asserting that we should take up these matters with the Jersey justice apparatus.

Notwithstanding the fact that the same administration of justice apparatus was responsible for covering-up what is revealed.

The document I publish is a secret Police report from 1999.

It is self-explanatory.

The subject of this report – one Andrew Charles Marolia – came to the attention of the Police because of – comparatively – minor offences involving the stealing of drugs from the Jersey General Hospital.

He was charged with these comparatively minor offences, pleaded guilty – and was sentenced to two years unsupervised probation.

I was a member of the then Health & Social Services Committee, and later became President of the Committee in December, 1999.

Marolia was sacked from the General Hospital in response to the comparatively minor offences.

However, being a former military Nurse, who has served in the first Gulf war – he found a ready stream of politicians and others to lobby on his behalf to be allowed to be re-employed in the Hospital.

On one occasion he appeared before the H & SS Committee to make a formal appeal.

It was rejected because of the conviction for the minor offences.

Still, I continued to be lobbied by politicians and others, who wanted the Committee to employ Marolia again.

I raised the issue of this lobbying in a face-to-face meeting with the then Chief executive of Health & Social Services, Graham Jennings.

I did not want Marolia to be re-employed, and Jennings was certainly of the same opinion.

He explained that Marolia was obviously a wholly unsuitable individual to be in health care. Jennings went on to say that, in any event, we couldn’t be expected to take Marolia back even if we wanted to – as he was deeply unpopular with other staff – who were “mounting a vendetta against him”. To illustrate the extremity and unreasonableness of the “personality clash”, Jennings said to me, “a member of staff has even suggested that he killed people. It’s utter rubbish. But don’t worry – the Police have investigated the matter, and whilst they were too gung-ho and wanted to start exhuming the non-cremated bodies, the Attorney General Michael Birt has told them to drop it, because he doesn’t believe their are any grounds for securing a conviction.”

At the time, I took this at face value. After all, if your professional Health Chief Executive tells you this – and relays to you the fact that no less an authority than the Attorney General has dismissed the allegations – who is a mere politician to doubt them?

But – some years later – around 2005, perhaps – a conscientious member of staff at H & SS leaked this Police report to me.

As is clear from the Report, Jennings had a copy – but he never told my Committee or me of its existence.

It took a whistle-blower to reveal it.

When I read the report you are about to read, I was speechless.

Amongst it’s suggestions are that – during the period of February 1998, through March 1998 – Marolia may have murdered 13 people in the Hospital.

8 – in a period of four nights during February 1998.

5 – during March 1998.

As for the remaining 10 months he worked on Corbiere Ward – who knows?

At the time of reading this report, I was deeply shocked that Jersey’s then Attorney General, Michael Birt, could cause such an investigation to be dropped.

Jersey’s version of Harold Shipman.

A mass-murderer in sunny Jersey’s hospital?

Oh dear – terrible for the image of the island’s authorities.

Potentially a huge scandal – of the kind that might “shaft Jersey internationally”.

Never mind – brush, brush – carpet, carpet. There – sorted.

Everyone can carry on with a nice easy, quite time. No controversies.

No awkward questions.

One of the tragedies of this episode is that reading the judgment on Marolia’s conviction for the minor offences – by way of sentencing mitigation, his legal representative adduced a load of character witnesses.

Prominently amongst them – people who’s loved-ones had been “cared for” by Marolia.

How many of those loved-ones were murdered by Marolia?

We will probably never know.

Thanks to Jersey’s prosecutory and judicial system.

And to think – some people doubt the capacity of the Jersey oligarchy to cover-up child abuses – and possibly killings?

The horror, the horror.

Stuart.

STATES OF JERSEY POLICE

Your ref:

Our ref: RHLeB/PAO

Date: 12th May 1999.

TO:

M C St. J. Birt Esq. QC.
HM Attorney General
Law Officers’ Department
Morier House
Halkett Place
St. Helier
JE1 1DD

Dear Attorney General

Andrew Charles MAROLIA

I refer to the attached report by Detective Inspector Faudemer concerning the above named who is currently on remand from the Magistrates' Court for a variety of charges involving Drugs, Theft and Firearms.

Mr. Faudemer's report details allegations and innuendo, the most serious of which indicate that Marolia may, over a period of time, have terminated the lives of some patients at the General Hospital where he was employed as a Nurse.

I support Mr. Faudemer's recommendation that if enquiries are to continue a phased approach should be undertaken, the first of which would be to collate further evidence. However, I recognise that the continuation and development of this investigation will require a high level of legal advice and guidance from your department and our work will impinge upon the Health Authority and Viscount and given the uniqueness and sensitivity of such an investigation I feel it is appropriate to hold a high level meeting with yourself and others to whom I have copied this letter.

The purpose of the meeting will be to receive an oral brief from Mr. Faudemer who will be able to answer questions which you and others may have, followed by a general discussion to determine the way forward.

The meeting has been arranged for Thursday 20th May at 2.15 p.m. in the Conference Room at Police Headquarters and I look forward to seeing you.

Yours sincerely,

R. H. Le Breton
Chief Officer

c.c. Legal Adviser – Mr. Ian Christmas, Deputy Viscount – Mr. P. De Gruchy, Chief Executive Health Service – Mr. G Jennings, Deputy Chief Officer – Mr. R. Jones, Superintendent – T. Garrett, Director of Finance – Mr. M. Szpera.

REPORT

Submitted by: Detective Inspector B. Faudemer.

Date: 8th May, 1999.

Subject: Investigation of Nurse Andrew Charles MAROLIA.

Sir,

This report has been compiled into three separate areas, namely:

1.Evidence which gives rise to concern, relating to the activities of Andrew Charles MAROLIA.

2. The recommended for phase 1 of any investigation.

3. The suggested manpower requirements for conducting such an investigation.

BACKGROUND

On Thursday, 1st April, 1999, Police Officers attended the home address of a female who disclosed that Andrew Charles MAROLIA, a Staff Nurse on Corbiere Ward, had stolen and stored drugs at her home address. The female, an ex-lover of Mr. MAROLIA, produced to the officers, drugs in the form of Valium and Hypnoval, together with a syringe containing clear liquid and several packets of Coproxamol. These have since been identified and their content verified. Hypnoval is more commonly known as a 'date rape' drug. Enquiries confirmed that the drugs were from the hospital and indeed had been sent from the Hospital Pharmacy to Corbiere Ward, where Mr. MAROLIA worked.

A check on the Firearms Register held at Police Headquarters, revealed that Mr. MAROLIA had possession of several firearms, and that his Firearms License had expired in October, 1998. The female who handed the drugs to the Police confirmed that MAROLIA had attended at her premises with a loaded firearm.

Mr. MAROLIA was arrested on returning to the Island on the 17th April, 1999, and, armed with a Warrant, his home address was searched. During the search, the following property was recovered.

1. One lump of brown cannabis resin, tablets and scales.
2. Knuckle-duster.
3. A Police Philips radio (in working order).
4. Bag containing various medications.
5. Eleven syringes with a clear liquid within, and other medication, including
two bottles of potassium chloride.
6. Six firearms, with large quantity of ammunition.
7. One expired Firearms Certificate.

MAROLIA was interviewed concerning the medication found, and at first suggested that the insulin in the eleven syringes was intended as an aid to body-building. He later changed this story, in that he intended to kill himself with the medication, by marching down to the Cenotaph in military dress, where he would inject himself with a lethal dose of insulin and potassium chloride.

He claimed that the medication recovered from his ex-girlfriend's address by the Police, which prompted the investigation, had originated from himself, but that he had taken it to the location by mistake, from Corbiere Ward, having left it in the pocket of his nurse's uniform.

Police Surgeon Dr. Michael HOLMES first expressed concern when he viewed the drugs recovered, in that a combination of insulin and potassium would be very difficult to detect in the body. Added to this, the amount of drugs in the possession of Mr. MAROLIA cast doubt on his account, in that he had several lethal doses of drug. If a person with a serious medical history were to be injected with the combination of drugs found in the possession of MAROLIA, the cause of death would not be clearly apparent. His possession of such drugs was therefore regarded as suspicious.

Enquiries have continued over the last three weeks, and have established that Mr. MAROLIA has had several affairs with either patients or relatives of patients at the General Hospital.

A disturbing disclosure was received from a nurse in the United Kingdom, which will be subject of comment later in this report. The evidence which gives rise to the suspicion that Mr. MAROLIA may have endangered the life of patients is as follows.

NURSE A

Nurse A in the UK, has disclosed in a statement recorded on the 6th May, 1999, that she had worked with MAROLIA in Corbiere Ward during 1997 and 1998. She was part of a team of three who were responsible for one of four sections on Corbiere Ward. MAROLIA, Nurse A and another male nurse, would work together. She was the more senior of the three, and had responsibility for assessing Mr. MAROLIA's performance. It should be stated at this stage, that this nurse is currently critically ill in hospital, awaiting a lung and heart transplant, and may die in the near future. She holds the view that MAROLIA was intent on terminating the life of very ill patients, and to support such a claim, she cites specific incidents.

Incident 1 - an elderly male admitted to Corbiere Ward (name unknown) suffered a heart attack which was further complicated when his insulin levels became abnormal. He was placed on a glucose drip, which is the normal procedure. The drip had been inserted correctly, and was working fine when Nurse A checked the patient on the previous evening in question. Nurse MAROLIA handed over to a nurse on the ward, just prior to Nurse A arriving for duty (the am. shift). On this occasion, MAROLIA had not worked with Nurse A and the normal team. As normal, the nurse checked on her patient and discovered, to her horror, that the glucose drip had been disconnected from the patient, and a bung put into the base, preventing the substance from leaking. The patient was unconscious and close to death. The nurse reconnected the drip and the patient recovered within about ten minutes.

Nurse A checked the patient's records and established that MAROLIA, who had been solely responsible for his care had, at about 07.00 hours, entered a blood/sugar reading of '0.3'. She states this would be regarded as dangerously low (confirmed as critical by Dr. HOLMES). The nurse confronted MAROLIA immediately, as he was still on the ward, and he explained that the patient must have moved and the drip disconnected. She, however, cannot accept this account, due to the bung being in place and the fact that the patient was unconscious. The nurse endorsed the patient's records accordingly, and reported her concerns to the Senior Nursing Officer Lesley HIGGINS.

The nurse alleges that HIGGINS disregarded the incident, in the hope that MAROLIA would shortly move to another position in the Accident and Emergency Department, and would therefore no longer be a problem.

The nurse checked the patient's records some days later and noticed that an entry had been inserted by MAROLIA which stated that, on discovery of a 0.3 blood/sugar level, the Duty Doctor had been informed. The nurse believes this to be a false entry on the part of MAROLIA and that the doctor had not been consulted.

By placing a bung in the drip, she is firmly of the view that this was a deliberate act aimed at ending the patient's life.

Incident 2 - A Mrs. [name excised] was admitted to Corbiere Ward at around Easter 1997, with liver failure. The son of Mrs. [name excised] confided in the nurse that MAROLIA had asked him why he bothered visiting, because his mother would be dead in the morning.

Mrs. [Name excised] died whilst on Corbiere Ward.

Incident 3 - Perhaps of greatest concern to Nurse A, was an incident in 1997, around the time Princess Diana died. Andrew MAROLIA had responsibility for a patient on the ward who was critically ill (name unknown). In the final days of the patient's life, the family attended upon the patient 24 hours a day. Nurse A was approached by a member of the family, who asked why MAROLIA would turn up the dose on the diamorphine pump during the evening and re-set it to its original setting, before the morning shift began. This rang alarm bells for Nurse A, who reported the matter to Lesley HIGGINS, who again did not take the matter very seriously. Dr. HOLMES holds the view that such action could result in the early termination of a patient's life.

Incident 4 - A young girl was admitted to Corbiere Ward, following an overdose. MAROLIA found her attempting to hang herself in the toilet on the ward. The patient was transferred to the APU, where it is alleged that the young girl disclosed to a member of staff that MAROLIA had offered to show her how to commit suicide correctly.

NURSE B

This incident occurred within the UK at Basingstoke Hospital. Nurse B was employed at the hospital and has disclosed in a statement, that she entered into a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship with MAROLIA during his one year attachment to Basingstoke Hospital. She explained that they had experimented with [sexual activities excised], with her permission. This had, however, progressed to MAROLIA becoming very violent, and he had on one occasion, thrown her over his shoulder and placed his knee on her chest, asking her if she wanted to die. She suffered a fractured sternum on this occasion. She alleges that the violence progressed to rape, and on one occasion, she was tied up on a table, naked, when he put a poker in the fire, took it out, placed it in water and ran it along her body at the time. Nurse B is very scared of MAROLIA, and she was spoken to by her line manager, after sporting a black eye and cut lip at work.

Basingstoke CID have been asked to undertake a thorough investigation of her allegations, which, on initial assessment, suggest the victim may have suffered over 20 incidents of rape.

NURSE C

Nurse C worked with Nurse A and MAROLIA. The nurse supports Nurse A's account of the detached glucose drip, and will provide a statement on Tuesday, 11th May, 1999. The early indications suggest that the allegation that the hospital authorities, in the form of Senior Nursing Officer Lesley HIGGINS, did not act correctly, are supported by Nurse C.

SENIOR NURSING OFFICER LESLEY HIGGINS

HIGGINS paints a picture of an over-confident Andrew MAROLIA, who was taken to task for answering the telephone on the ward, introducing himself as the Ward Manager, rather than the junior nurse that he was. She recalls a clash of personalities between Nurse A and MAROLIA, but has omitted to reveal important evidence. Firstly, she has not mentioned the incident described by Nurse A. In addition, she has failed to produce the written assessments on MAROLIA, when Nurse A placed her concerns on record, in writing. Nurse HIGGINS has stated that she misses MAROLIA, due to being short-staffed. Nurse HIGGINS regards the Police enquiries to date as an inconvenience.

HOSPITAL DEATHS

The Hospital Authorities, with the assistance of Senior Nursing Officer Jenny LE GALLAIS, have conducted a survey of deaths on Corbiere Ward, in conjunction with the duties of Andrew MAROLIA, from the 1st March, 1998, to the 31st March, 1999. The average death rate is 4.5 deaths per month, but evenly distributed between MAROLIA's duty time, rests days and annual leave.

In February, 1999, however, the records show a significant departure from this trend, and we see 8 deaths in four nights when MAROLIA was on night duty. In March, 1999, five deaths occurred, all during the duty time or the next morning when MAROLIA would have been on night shift. Such fluctuations could easily be explained by a serious bout of flu affecting frail or already critically ill patients, but equally it could be due to foul play.

POLICE SERVICE

The services of Andrew Charles MAROLIA were dispensed with by the States of Jersey Police in September, 1993, as a result of:
a) irrational behavior;
b) consistent failure to seek advice;
c) consistent failure or refusal to follow advice given;
d) regular indications of mistrust between him and his peers.
Due the lead-up to his dismissal, he was described as deceitful and sly.

MEDICAL ASSESSMENTS

Medical reports from Dr. Ian BERRY and Dr. VINCENT, the suspect's GP, indicate that MAROLIA has suffered from post traumatic stress syndrome linked to his service in the Gulf War. He suffered from depression in January, 1999, when he attended his GP. At no time has he given an indication of suicidal tendencies. The treatment for depression and the rise in deaths on Corbiere Ward during February, 1999, do give me cause for concern.

Mr. Richard WALTER

Mr. Richard W ALTER is a US Forensic Psychologist based at the Michigan State Prison. He has considerable experience in the field of offender profiling and visited Jersey to attend the International Police Surgeons Conference. Whilst in Jersey, I took the opportunity to relay the facts of this case to him. He confirmed my suspicions that MAROLIA possessed the hallmarks of a serial killer and that he was an extremely dangerous man. He found the sexual activities of MAROLIA to be of particular note and the threat to kill Nurse B, on the occasion that he allegedly broke her sternum, was an indication of the man's unhealthy interest in death.

BAIL APPLICATION

MAROLIA is due to reappear at the Magistrate's Court on the 19th of May, 1999, and a bail application is expected. He is currently held at St. Saviour's Hospital. The degree of security on Chausey Ward can only be described as poor.

CONCLUSION

Arising from the evidence above, I would recommend the following response from the States of Jersey Police.

I would advocate that this incident is broken up into two phases. Phase 2 should only be considered if significant evidence is uncovered during Phase 1.

Phase 1

The following action should be undertaken in pursuit of this case:

1) Recover all documents and appraisals from the Hospital in relation to Andrew Charles MAROLIA and patients mentioned in the statement of the nurses already interviewed.

2) Identify the patients referred to in the statement of Nurse A, and interview the relatives.

3) Identify and recover records of patients who died in February, 1999, and interview all relatives of such patients.

4) Identify and interview all past and present members of staff (46) in 1998.

5) Trace [name excised] reference possible sexual advances to her in Jersey by MAROLIA.

6) Re-interview Lesley HIGGINS in more depth reference the disclosures of Nurse A.

7) Identify all patients who were resident in Corbiere Ward in February, 1999, and during incidents referred to in the statement of Nurse A.

8) Identify and interview the female and members of staff reference the suicide attempt, including the hospital staff she disclosed to.

9) Engage a UK expert arising from a similar enquiry, to advise on this investigation.

10) Devise a press strategy.

11) Conduct an emergency conference with Hospital Authorities and request Senior Nursing Officer Jenny LE GALLAIS assists with the enquiry.

12) Commence a HOLMES incident room.

13) Seize drugs records on Corbiere Ward.

14) Invite Basingstoke CID to conduct enquiries into MAROLIA's activities whilst in post at that location.

15) Identify all friends in Jersey of Nurse A and interview them.

16) Record possible 'dying declaration' from Nurse A.

Dependent upon the results of Phase 1, Phase 2 may require the following action.

Phase 2

Consideration should be given to expanding this enquiry to all patients who died on Corbiere Ward during the term of office of Andrew MAROLIA. This should, in my view, only be considered upon receipt of all the information obtained in Phase 1.

COST IMPLICATIONS

I have attempted to assess the manpower implications of undertaking such a major enquiry, and they are attached to this report in the following folders, together with other relevant data:

Folder 1: Schedule of suggested manpower requirements re: Phase 1.

Folder 2: Survey of deaths between the 1st March 1998, and 31st March 1999.

Folder 3: Statement of Nurse A.

Folder 4: Police report of Detective Sergeant 202 Andrew SMITH re: the seizure of drugs at the home address of Andrew Marolia.

Barry Faudemer
Inspector – CID
Anonymous said...
OMG.
Thursday, 19 March 2009 23:26:00 GMT

Tony Gallichan said...
Bloody hell! When you said you had shocking evidence I had no idea that things were THIS bad. I do hope your not going to get into any trouble for releasing this to the general public, but we need to know about incidents like this.

You know, this can't go on. Something has to be done. They can't be allowed to continue.

I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to copy your post onto my own blog.
Thursday, 19 March 2009 23:31:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Stuart can you confirm that any further shocking evidence you have has been copied and put in a safe place preferably outside the UK! No doubt the ripples of this disclosure is going to have serious reprecussions and I am more than sure that eventually they will try and shut you up.

If you require any assistance in finding a safe haven please let me know.

Were they aware you have this evidence and are they aware you may have further incriminating evidence?
Friday, 20 March 2009 00:07:00 GMT

Senator Stuart Syvret said...
Tony - 'getting into trouble' for publishing this is the least of my concerns.

I'm sleeping with a hammer besides the bed.

Stuart
Friday, 20 March 2009 00:07:00 GMT

Senator Stuart Syvret said...
To answer your questions:

Yes - all evidence I have accumulated over the years is multi-duplicated and stored at several very secure locations - not in Jersey.

The oligarchy were aware that I had this particular report - just as soon as we filed our evidence before the London court.

No - the establishment do not know of significant amounts of other material I have.

And - no - it won't help them if I get imprisoned or murdered - as it will all emerge then.

A safe-haven?

Yes - I might well need just that.

E-mail me on:

st.syvret@gmail.com

Thanks

Stuart
Friday, 20 March 2009 00:19:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
The info you have just gets worse hard to belive these things go on and were all kept in the dark.
Friday, 20 March 2009 00:25:00 GMT

One Day said...
OMG, dare I ask where this man is now?

A friend of my mum's was admitted to hospital at the end of 1999, died in there Jan 2000. Shortly before she died, my mum received a call from her stating 'they're killing me'. We've never quite made up our minds about this statement, now if it was in his time i would be very suspicious.

Well I think the saying you couldn't make it up sadly does not shock me anymore. Surely they can't keep acting this way time after time. Lives mean nothing, it's just money that talks.
Friday, 20 March 2009 00:26:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
this is shocking. I do not think I will sleep tonight. Stuart, this is so dangerous. I am in shock and keep Reading the report, why was the case never properly investigated - I suppose it was not in the best interest of the island - how often have we heard those words.
Friday, 20 March 2009 00:43:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Lrts hope that the major papers get hold of this and run with it...I dare say the jep will just bury it shame on them.
Friday, 20 March 2009 00:44:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
and Michael Birt will be the Bailiff, absolutely fantastic.
Friday, 20 March 2009 00:50:00 GMT

Damocles said...
Well, this looks like the end of the oligarchy - unless Birt had genuine reason to believe there was little or no chance of conviction of Marolia. If all the dead were cremated, there would be little evidence left, just anecdotal. Even if there were "exhumable" bodies, unfortunately an excess of potassium ions and insulin is hard to nail down forensically unless it is really large. Both "substances" are naturally occurring in the body.
Friday, 20 March 2009 01:39:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Posted your post on mensaid to all MP's in UK...
Friday, 20 March 2009 01:44:00 GMT

corrupt camden council said...
WOW I'm flabbergasted!

I thought the day I had was bad but this is mind-blowing!

Don't expect any help from the jersey police if they are anything like the ones in the london borough of camden! These bent lot arrested me on trumped up charges, stole my door keys and broke into my home and stole my laptop!

All because I wrote a few 'upsetting things on a website about some very nasty tenants. I seriously do fear what they will do next.

What the feck has happened to our police? How have they become so corrupted?
Friday, 20 March 2009 06:12:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
"A mere politician" - lets get this straight. This happened in 1998-9 when you were on the Health Committee. The report was leaked to you in 2005 when you were President of Health, and you have done nothing till 2009? And you accuse everyone else of covering it up?
Friday, 20 March 2009 06:48:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
HOW MUCH MORE EVIDENCE OF CORRUPTION IN OUR LEGISLATURE DO THESE IDIOTS NEED!!!!
Friday, 20 March 2009 07:53:00 GMT

voiceforchildren said...
Stuart.

How can London stand by and allow our Goverment to carry on like this?

If nobody is going to help us then surely we must take to the streets. I know there is a peaceful protest in April (the white march) but we need a full out demonstration that will attract the worlds media.

This is without mentioning the State of our Education department or home affairs......How bad does it have to get?????????????????
Friday, 20 March 2009 08:20:00 GMT

TonyTheProf said...
I've only skimmed it, but where does it say that it was the AG that got it dropped (rather than perhaps the police themselves)
Friday, 20 March 2009 08:21:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Stuart,

I'm not shocked at all reading this report.

Thank you for this. I am sure that we will all do our best to make sure that this is read by as many people as possible.

Copy this onto your own blogs, send links to all your friends, bloggers. Keep telling ordinary people what is going on. Talk about it wherever you socialise, just keep talking. We Mothers for Justice have a little grass roots reach out scheme - we aim to tell three new people every day about the secret family courts. It is getting difficult now, as when I talk to people at bus stops ect they have usually heard about the secret family courts already - it was not like that three years ago, there was hardly a whisper about it.

Don't be discouraged, just keep talking, and if someone does not want to hear about it, just go on to the next person, don't get emotional about it.

We have to wake people up to this stuff - it's the only way to stop it. Just keep telling people to look at the truth. Make sure that you stress to everyone you talk to that they must never take violent action. These wicked criminals will be overthrown, but not by violent means.

Stuart, you won't need that hammer - you have God protecting you. There are lots of people praying for God to protect you. It's brilliant what you have done.

There is no way these wicked wretches can bury these crimes now by committing other crimes. The wickedness is all coming out now - look at the hospital stories - the Liverpool Care Pathway is crumbling to bits as the people of this country realise that it was a wicked plan to involuntary euphanise (aka murder) old and infirm people all over the country. To drug old people so that they are paralised, slap a notice on the bottom of their bed instructing nurses not to treat them and deny them food and water is one of the cruellest most evil and disgusting ways to bump off people that I have ever heard.

The best thing these wicked immoral depraved wretches can do is to hop it whilst they can onto another tax haven, because the death penalty will probably have to be re -introduced to deal with the terrible crimes that have been committed, and strangulation by rope and trap, or, in the case of Jersey, the guillotine, surrounded by prison guards is not a particularly pleasant way to die.


Zoompad
Friday, 20 March 2009 08:34:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Being wholly realistic - this is Jersey - so your blog will soon be yestedays news! I fully appreciate your oft used word systemic when attacking the flawed systems that pose for authorities in thi sisland. My God are we that backward as a society that we are afraid to hand our dirty laundry out to dry? My first question to you is what prevented you from airing this topic all those years ago? My second question to you is where is this individual now, has he gone on to 'work' in another location?
Society has moved on somewhat and cases or such evil are more openly discussed - this man appears to have suffered PTSD but was probably profoundly disturbed to join the army in the first place!
Friday, 20 March 2009 08:51:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
I have finished reading your post and have to admit I am shaking.

Words fail me. How do 'they' wriggle out of this one?

I would also like to know where this man is now?

You are a brave, brave man Stuart.
Friday, 20 March 2009 08:56:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
I KNOW WHO THIS PERSON I USED TO WORK WITH HIM AND I MUST ADMIT I WAS A BIT SCARED TO BE AROUND HIM
Friday, 20 March 2009 09:11:00 GMT

Puzzled said...
Stuart, why are you complaining of a contaminated court and conflicted judges (I agree, but..) when the case was lost simply on a point of order that you have to have exhausted attempts locally first before attending in London?
Friday, 20 March 2009 09:32:00 GMT

thejerseyway said...
Words fail me.
This is most disturbing thing I have ever read how can this not be looked into. Having connections with Nursing Staff, I know this is going to be very hard to Take.
Were is it going to end.
You have put the cat amongst the pigeons big style this time.
I've said this before "what are you going to tell us next".
It can't get any worst then what you have told us can it.
GOD HELP US.
Friday, 20 March 2009 09:54:00 GMT

Jadzy said...
it doesnt surprise me that it was covered up like that
whats worrying is do we even know where this nurse is now??
hope your ok stuart. and i hope its a pointy hammer!
Friday, 20 March 2009 10:03:00 GMT

thejerseyway said...
"MASS-MURDERER" in little old Jersey.
Cover up ather Cover up, When are the people of Jersey going to See whats going on.
All these stories that you have been told about are the most hunting that any one can be told & had to stay quite until the time is right.
No wonder you haven't given up, you are so right, we need to know the truth.
Friday, 20 March 2009 10:08:00 GMT

Ahimsa said...
I thought things like that only happened in the movies.....Like 'Jaws'. You know what I mean. Look there are no sharks.

Truth Will Out
Friday, 20 March 2009 10:14:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Stuart,

While I am no fan of Birt, I can't see anything in your post which shows that he pulled the plug on the investigation and I fear that we don't have the full picture here.

While ultimately he may have pulled the plug, were phases 1 or 2 of the investigation completed?

If so, only then would a decision to charge be made. If a decision was made not to charge, on what basis? Evidential? Public interest (that's a moveable feast for you!!)?

If the phases were not completed do you know why not?

I would like to know what happened immediately after Le Breton's letter to Birt. Was Faudemeur told to stop and forget about it?

It does pose more questions than answers.
Friday, 20 March 2009 10:33:00 GMT

Senator Stuart Syvret said...
A reader has submitted a comment concerning maltreatment by Jersey's General Hospital.

I'm not unsympathetic to the point the readers is making - but it does name several doctors, and I don't have any supporting evidence for justifying naming them.

But if the reader wishes to resubmitt the comment - re-written to remove the names, I'll happily post it.

Thanks

Stuart
Friday, 20 March 2009 11:13:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Stuart,

I'm sure you don't needv me to tell you this, but make sure you keep one step ahead - keep a few tricks up your sleeve.

It doesn't do to put all the goodies on the table before all the guests are seated, lest the dogs gobble everything up.

Don't give the corrupt aholes any wriggle room to escape the rope. They are experts in the law - they are so fallen now that they are even trying to change the law by stealth day by day, to suit themselves.

You are doing a great job!

Zoompad
Friday, 20 March 2009 11:16:00 GMT

Póló said...
I am also a bit puzzled:

How do you justify not releasing this material earlier, particularly if there was a possibility of any subsisting danger to patients?

and

How come you were not advised of the likely outcome of the London hearing if you had not formally exhausted all the Jersey channels? Would not even an unprejudiced judicial panel have sent you back to tick the box in Jersey? Or, did you feel the need for a London profile for your case at this stage to ensure it was not ambushed in Jersey?

I am not asking these questions out of hostility but in an effort to understand just what is going on.
Friday, 20 March 2009 11:20:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Hold on Guys. You say the UK is doing nothing about all this?

WAR ON TAX HAVENS

WITHDRAWAL FROM HEALTH AGREEMENT

TIGHTER BORDER CONTROL POLICIES

Anything I missed?

What do you do with your liabilities?

GET RID OF THEM
Friday, 20 March 2009 11:22:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
now we are told that somebody at the treasury screwed up over the incinerator funding and may have lost the island some money - we are assured that staff will be disciplined.

it occurs to me that when money is involved - people will be held to account.

but personal abuse, child abuse,,, the senior civil servants and politicians are complicit in their silence.
Friday, 20 March 2009 11:37:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
We have a senior police officer suspended pending investigation of allegations of sexual impropriety -
how long does it take to bring a prosecution.

are our local police really so crap, inept or corrupt?

- for whatever reason our police force is starting to be an embaressment
Friday, 20 March 2009 11:40:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
surely if the police keep arresting Danny Wherry without making charges stick even as far as court, guilty or not he will have a good case for police harassment..
Friday, 20 March 2009 11:42:00 GMT

Senator Stuart Syvret said...
I'm asked a number of questions arising out of this post, which I will endeavour to answer in separate comments.

So, to begin:

How do I know it was Birt who pulled the plug?

I was told this by Graham Jennings - who very much strove to give the impression Birt was absolutely right - and that there was no meaningful substance in the allegations against Marolia - they were just lies invented by other members of staff who had a "personality clash" with the psycho.

But further - it is not as though Birt doesn't 'have form' when it comes to not prosecuting certain individuals or organisations - when to do so would be embarrassing or damaging to the establishment.

The subject of Birt deserves a whole, separate post, so I wont go into great detail now.

But, to be getting on with:

The dumping of toxic incinerator ash into the marine-porous land-reclamations sites, the polluting of the environment and the potentially harmful exposure of workers and the public to the ash was - without question - a serious and sustained criminal offence by the States of Jersey.

In around 1994/5 I and a local marine biologist secured an appointment to see Birt and explain the state criminality which had taken place, so that he initiate investigations and prosecutions.

About an hour beforehand, I received a panicked message from Birt's PA to the effect that he had changed his mind, did not now want to meet us - and, instead, we should go and investigate the matter and produce a legal file for prosecution.

That's realistic and reasonable, right?

You are the prosecution service for Jersey - but you suddenly realise that matter about to be explained to you as apocalyptic for the establishment - so you tell two complainants that they have to assume the mantel of investigatory and legal responsibilities.

Then - we come to the Victoria College child abuse scandal - in which at least 5 individuals should have been prosecuted for the unambiguous criminal offences they committed in breaking the Children (Jersey) Law 1969 by failing to protect children from harm, risk and dangers, which they, the staff, were aware of.

They should also have been prosecuted for the obvious conspiracy to pervert the course of Justice.

Birt failed to prosecute any of them.

We also have to consider the criminal case against the child abusing McGuires.

One committal hearing in the Magistrates court - then Birt stands up in the Royal Court - and - quite dishonestly - tells the court that the case was being dropped for "insufficient evidence".

I have read that evidence - so I know - far more than I wish to know - just what shockingly ethically bankrupt nonsens Birt told the court.

Etc. Etc.

Though not prosecuting when it may be damaging to the oligarchy appears to be a long-established tradition of Jersey AGs - Birt appears to rivalled by only Bill Bailhache when it comes to the monstrous cover-up.

But - as I said - Birt in particular - and the prosecution system generally - deserves a dedicated blog all their own.

Stuart
Friday, 20 March 2009 11:59:00 GMT

Senator Stuart Syvret said...
The role of the Police in this case?

Some commenters have suggested the police were at fault in this case, and whether the further phases of the investigation were carried through?

As far as I am aware - no blame can be attached to the police in this case.

Whilst I have never spoken to Barry Faudemer in connection with this case - my understanding is that he was - very - very - err - unhappy - at being told to drop it.

To the best of my knowledge - the other phases were not fully see through - because Birt had conviniently determined - no doubt with the full backing and encouragement of Jennings - that there was no substance or merit to the case.

No substance - mere wild allegations?

Go back and read the report - and ask yourself what your action would have been as AG - upon reading it?

I sure as hell know what I would have done - which would have been to move heaven and earth to get this bastard prosecuted.

Stuart

Stuart
Friday, 20 March 2009 12:08:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Your current revelations leave me shocked and angry that the Jersey authorities are willing to cover up suspicious deaths without a thorough investigation, but I am not surprised.

I read your blog whilst sitting in considerable pain caused by the negligence at the birth of my child in 1985 at the General Hospital. The senior obstetrician insisted on delivering my baby personally when he discovered I had medical insurance, then when it all went wrong he never sent a bill! We sought legal aid in order to sue, which got us nowhere, and finally we paid to consult a lawyer who told us the obstetrician had probably delivered the Bailiff's children and therefore we were wasting our time. I could not accept this at the time but since following your blog I understand exactly what his comments meant.

Thanks to a now-retired senator, we finally confronted the obstetrician, the matron of the hospital, an orthopaedic surgeon and a pain specialist. The obstetrician invented a non-existent baby he had been delivering when he could not be found, the matron invented a holiday she was taking when she was on duty, the orthopaedic surgeon squirmed and lied, and the pain specialist apologised, only to go on and use the same terms to another lady wishing to sue, "You won't win you know - we won't let you."

My healing began after that meeting when I realised what despicable cowards and liars they really were - unworthy to bear the title of doctor.

It is very important to remember that when all goes well for the patient being treated at the hospital, they are charming, affable and smiling, but the minute a mistake is made they close ranks, lie, falsify records and will stop at nothing to cover their tracks.

I do hope more people will come forward with their negligence stories and that a real complaint procedure can be put into place in Jersey, not relying on Guernsey or England where it is just as corrupt.
Friday, 20 March 2009 12:12:00 GMT

vile blog reader said...
At least this was before Lenny's time - he started in 2002 :)
(I could sense the usual crowd wondering!)
Friday, 20 March 2009 12:14:00 GMT

Senator Stuart Syvret said...
I'm asked why I didn't release this report earlier.

Because I may well get killed as a result of publicising it - even now?

As I explained in my introductory remarks to the blog posting - as far as I knew - there was no substance whatsoever in the allegation of a killing by Marolia.

And please bear in mind that I was only told that there had even been such an allegation - on one occasion - by Jennings in a conversation - long after Marolia had been sacked.

I was naive back in those days - as I've explained preveiously - and had no reason to doubt what the senior civil servants told me.

Especially when they were just casually informing me that no less an authority than the AG had discussed the allegation.

I only became aware of the truth of the situation - some years later - upon being leaked the police report by a conscientious member of staff at H & SS.

Why haven't I released it before?

Look - let's get real shall we?

Read the report again - consider the psychotic individual involved.

He still lives in Jersey.

I have had to think long and hard about releasing the report even now.

It is not an exaggeration to say that I fear for my life.

I e-mailed the police late last night - and alerted them to what I had published - and the various possible public safety ramifications of it.

And as if running the risk of getting killed by this gun-loving maniac weren't bad enough - I will face yet another round of rabid oppression and harassment from the oligarchy for revealing the report.

What's the betting that Bill Bailhache isn't already around in his mate's, Emma Martins, office cooking up yet another case for prosecution against me?

As revealed on this blog, I've already been routinely harassed, and threatened with prosecution by Martins & Bailhache for having made various public interest disclosures.

I am also regularly threatened with various pseudo-disciplinary actions by PPC and the States assembly.

In fact - form a personal interest perspective - the best thing for me to have done would have been to follow The Jersey Way - and gone along with the cover-up.

I would not now be fearing for my life.

I would not now be faced with yet another load of threatened - or actual - prosecutions by Bill Bailhache & his crew.

I would not now be faced with the strong probability of another round of harassment by the States.

Look - the public now know the truth of this matter only because of me.

I reject utterly criticisms of me for this episode.

I'm just one man - one man who has, ultimately, been forced to to put myself in jeopardy - on all sorts of grounds - in order to expose the truth.

So - far from trying to blame me for this episode - any decent, thinking person should be taking a long, hard look at the agencies which should have dealt with this matter - Hospital senior management, Police, the Attorney General - and asking them:

'What the hell did you imagine you were doing in failing to take this matter forward?'

You cannot look to me and expect me to constantly have fulfilled the role and duties of others.

Those who should have acted.

Isn't it enough that I've shouldered the burden of exposing this matter - with the consequences of all that which flows from my action?

When will we start holding £300,000 per year Attorney generals to account? Or £200,000 per year senior civil servants?

When all's said & done - these people are the supposed professionals who should be protecting the public.

Stuart
Friday, 20 March 2009 12:43:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
This is absolutely astonishing.

As others have suggested, it may be worthwhile taking a look at securing the information you have in your possession.

One place it cannot be shutdown is Wikileaks:

http://wikileaks.org
Friday, 20 March 2009 13:12:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
While the AG has the power to bring prosecutions, the police have (or at least in theory) unfettered discretion to investigate suspected offences. It is clear from the report that Barry Faudermer suspected serious criminal offences.

Unless they had completed all their investigations the AG is not even in a position to decide whether charges should be bought.

If Birt bought pressure to bear to stop the investigation this is inherently wrong and potentially an offence in itself.

I suppose the police can't investigate Birt can they? He will probably tell them that it is not in thepublic interest to investigate him.
Friday, 20 March 2009 13:22:00 GMT

Vile reader of blogs said...
Has isthisjersey.com been nobbled, or has Nick forgotten to pay a bill somewhere?
Friday, 20 March 2009 13:51:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Even as one of your critics Stuart, I will give you credit for this one, it is interesting.
Friday, 20 March 2009 13:59:00 GMT

Siobhan said...
Stuart,

We could do with a whistle blower to advise on the Masonic Lodges the two judges belong to.

Tha fact that they are masons should also debar them from hearing a case involving child abuse. Links between masons and organised paedophilia can be proved. I have evidence of this on mainland Britain.

As an aside, for the last 3 weeks, Channel 4 has been broadcasting a series called, "Red Riding". It is set in the 1970s in Yorkshire. It featured Police corruption, violence and murder by Police and a local paedophile group (which included Police) that abused and killed children for years with all concerned escaping any investigation, let alone justice.

It all has a familiar ring to it I think.
Friday, 20 March 2009 14:56:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
You are the barer of very bad news, and you will get it in the neck by some who will hate you for trying to shatter their cosy littel worlds where nothing bad ever happens to those who don't deserve it.

The truth can be very terrifying for a lot of people. In some ways I can understand that, unimaginable horrors just don't happen in real life do they?
Friday, 20 March 2009 15:02:00 GMT

Dave Rotherham said...
To "Vile Reader of Blogs"
Is This Jersey's hosting contract comes up for renewal in March. It went down this time last year, too, I seem to remember.
Friday, 20 March 2009 15:27:00 GMT

Dottie said...
To say 'shocking' would be an understatement! I bet the JEP do not run with this! Stuart - I am also appalled that there will be 'no further action' re Perchards remarks to you. Now if that had been the other way round......!
Friday, 20 March 2009 15:58:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
"I reject utterly criticisms of me for this episode."

And you are right to do so too.

They always come this one Stuart - they try to shift the blame onto other people. But they have gone too far now, too many people know about it now.

Like I said before - you disgusting child abusing murderous creeps who even have the bare faced cheek to come on to this blog and try the same old tactics that you've always used - your Masonic ways are nothing compared to the power of Almighty God. You think you have the allseeing eye, with all that Isis cr*p, well, God has seen every little thing that you abusing creeps have done. All your nasty little secrets are coming out now, all the secret things you thought no-one would ever find out about.

I expect the death penelty will be re - introduced into the British Isles and Jersey as well pretty soon. You'd be well advised to get out while you can, because otherwise you'll be getting the drop or the chop, depending which country you happen to be in. Law and order WILL be restored to these islands. Don't say you weren't warned.

Zoompad
Friday, 20 March 2009 16:00:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
"the senior civil servants and politicians are complicit in their silence."

There are a lot of people who DID know what was going on, it's true, but those people were too frightened - they just didn't know what to do!

If they have kept their mouthes shut when they should have spoken up, for this reason, then no-one is going to turn upon them, people WILL understand.

People still have spirit and soul - look at how the people reacted when Princess Diana died - you could hardly move in London for flowers, and there were books of condolances in every town, which even hardened cynics were signing. I know some people see that as sentimentality, but it is a good sign that people had the heart and soul to feel that way, moved by someone that most of us had never even met. It just shows that there is something left in these islands that bonds us all together in a good way.

This is a special time historically - a time very much like the smashing down of the Berlin wall. David Cameron did something amazing a few days ago - he apologised. I noticed that certain people jumped on him for doing so, but the people are starting lo discern what is happening for themselves, instead of believing everything that certain media outlets tell them.

There are only a very few really wicked people behind all of this, and they have come into focus now, so that we know who they are! They will not go unpunished.

But the people who did not speak out, for fear - well, we've all of us done things wrong at times. I am sure that people will learn to forgive, when the truth is told.

Zoompad
Friday, 20 March 2009 16:20:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
I can't believe the mentality of some of the posters on PJ. They are running a thread about the title of this Blog and already it has turned into slagging or defending you.

The fact that a mass murderer might have been allowed to ply his trade whilst employed at our hospital. The fact there could be at least 13 families grieving the death or murder of a loved one. The possibility our future balliff has covered it up is all irrelevent. the most important issue is Syvret's is or isn't to blame.

Quality..........pure quality.
Friday, 20 March 2009 16:22:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Don't blame posters on PJ for having views, this is only one side of the story. But a good side Stuart, a v-good one.
Friday, 20 March 2009 16:43:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
loads of people from the hospital have known about this for years. Again they were told "not in the public interest" and again the carpet was lifted. Its jersey, you can get away with murder. Seriously,you couln't make it up
Friday, 20 March 2009 16:46:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Senator Syvret

I’m not a supporter of yours. I have been critical of you on this blog and on other forums.

But I like to think of myself as a rational and decent person.

Reading your latest revelations causes me to re-appraise my view of you and what you write.

Whilst your politics are very different to mine and you may have too many rough edges for my tastes, I cannot read this posting and think ill of you.

The report you have published is horrifying, and those who try to turn this into something to attack you for are just not being honest. And they are not thinking of the public good.

We would not know about this if it wasn’t for you, and I can’t help but agree with your comment that there is no advantage to you in having published the report, on the contrary, some serious risks to you arise.

As much as my instinct has been to criticise you, even I have to admit that what you have exposed shows a massive failure on the part of the authorities. No rational person could look at this and not ask the question, ‘what on Earth were the authorities, like the Attorney General, thinking of, in not charging and prosecuting this man?’

Even if he had been acquitted, the gravity of the allegations should have made a public interest prosecution a given.

The JEP editorial criticises you tonight for being too abrasive and aggressive towards politicians, civil servants, journalists and the like, which is a view I used to share.

But after reading this, well, perhaps now your frustrations with the system become a great deal easier to understand.

Rentier.
Friday, 20 March 2009 17:06:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
How the mighty fall
Friday, 20 March 2009 17:27:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Senator.

I confess to be no fan of yours in the past much like the previous poster. Being a middle aged and middle Jersey lady and very new to the internet. I have been following your blog forum for a few months now and I never in my wildest dreams thought I would ever utter or type these words but I believe you are a man of honesty and intergrity and very brave.

This is shocking and frightening and has changed my outlook on the whole HDLG and Lenny Harper business. I don't like to say it but I think you are right.
Friday, 20 March 2009 17:33:00 GMT

Secret Handshakes said...
Rentier, welcome to the truth... no more 'backing the wrong horse', eh?

The fact is, there very definitely is an old boys network in Jersey covering each other's backs to various degrees, to the serious detriment of justice here.

This isn't some grand conspiracy theory that they are ***all*** colluding in evil, but simply that they look out for each other instead of doing the right thing when required. This filters down to the innocent who know what is going on but are too scared to speak out, all the way down the tree to the deluded social climbers who aspire to suck up to the 'successful' and act in their interests while being clueless to what really goes on, and the comfortable ignorant who are happy with their lot and hate to see anyone rock the boat.

This is what many of us know, and what Stuart fights, and thank God he does. Those who regard him as a paranoid conspiracy believer are simply out of touch with reality - it is they who really need to open their eyes.
Friday, 20 March 2009 17:52:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
You have given the perfect scenario to those that want to get rid of you.
Marolia killing you and getting executed while doing so would free Jersey of 2 "evils" in one go.

I fear for you and would pray if I had not left the church today.
Friday, 20 March 2009 18:06:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
“Dumbed down people get dumbed down politicians”

Time to wake up all you people in Jersey who think that there is nothing wrong on Jersey?

Protectionism is never the way and many folk knew and know about most of the things that are comming out of Jersey and have known or suspected for years.

Now is the time to say it how it is or was and those who stand in the shadows with knives will fall.

The good honest working people in Jersey maybe frightened to say anything however when the establishment falls as it will You will be better off by far!!!
Friday, 20 March 2009 18:16:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Stuart

This is the entry on the Nursing and Midwifery Register:
Practitioner Details

Name: Mr Andrew Marolia

Expiry date: 31 Aug 2009


Register Entry Start Date
Registered Nurse - Adult 16 Jul 1997
Registered Nurse - Adult (Level 2) 05 Jan 1983



Recordable Qualifications Start Date
No Recordable Qualifications registered.

Geographical Location
Channel Islands


This man is still registered to work as a nurse. He will have access to drugs and be near the ill and the sick. If he is so bad why is he allowed to practise?
Friday, 20 March 2009 18:38:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Corbiere ward - again!
Friday, 20 March 2009 18:39:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
The hypocrisy in this is extraordinary. A man who purports to be fighting for the correct administration of justice in Jersey is simultaneously able to totally ignore the fundamental principle of innocent until proven guilty. The facts surrounding this guy do not sound good. And my feeling is yes, he has done some terrible things for which he should be brought to justice. But it is possible – just conceivably possible – that all he is guilty of is being unpopular with his colleagues, having a predilection for some unusual sexual practices with a now embittered ex-girlfriend, and being on duty through a flu outbreak. I am not saying that this is the case, just possible. And yet you feel comfortable, despite the fact that he still lives in Jersey, posting his full name and calling him a ‘mass-murderer’ a ‘psycho’ and so on. What is more, you always excuse your worst excesses by inviting anyone who objects to sue. But surely you know that a man in his position does not have the means to even contemplate legal action? What you have done is cowardly and despicable. The fact that you do not believe that justice will be done through the normal channels does not, in any way, justify you setting yourself up as judge, jury and executioner.
Friday, 20 March 2009 19:03:00 GMT

Jinxy said...
Hi Stuart

I spotted Pollard talking to David Beuzeval yesterday afternoon near the Cenotaph. Pollard was very animated when telling DB that he could not understand people believing all your lies! He must be in the Phil and Bill buggery club!
Friday, 20 March 2009 19:10:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
The lights were turned out and after 2 minutes of name calling and general childish antics silence fell upon the dormitory; I prepared myself for what I knew was to come.

I went to great lengths to make it hard for them to get to me in bed usually making an apple pie bed and if you went to a children’s home you should know what the is, if not someone will on here will tell you I’m sure.

Anyway I didn’t know exactly what time it was but I heard the sound of keys and segged boots walking up the corridor remembering the pain of 2 nights ago I wished they would pick someone else tonight. I know that is wrong but when you’re a child you think as a child. The door swung open and the two men walked into the room laughing and saying “Remember those two sisters a couple of weeks ago?” “Aye” came the answer from the second man “But something different tonight eh?”

I could smell his breath reeking of alcohol and his warmth as he stood by my bed, I took a sharp intake of cold breath and preyed he would not choose me.

He hadn’t chosen me and had chosen my friend in the next bed James was his name that was the last time I saw my friend.

“The all too familiar story has its familiarity in truth.”
Friday, 20 March 2009 19:13:00 GMT

Jinxy said...
I understand Mick Gradwell was trying to insinuate that it would be easier to drop allegations and take the compensation at the JCLA meeting last night! Was Gradwell on duty last night? I do not think he should be offering advice to the abused.
Friday, 20 March 2009 19:17:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Is this the time for Treasury Minister Philip Ozouf to start making new enemys? Ha Ha Ha...

you could ,ake it up but it would still not be a patch on the reality!!!

If you now think they are bad then double it and add 10 and you still wont be close to the truth of the situation ans if you knew the reality of just how many people are and were actively involved with the keeping of the Jersey Way and how high is goes and has been for decades. Ask Jimmy Savile or Edward Heath
Friday, 20 March 2009 19:38:00 GMT

middle class(less) said...
Tonight I have been pointed in the direction of your blog for the first time as a result of what I read in the JEP.

I was concerned about the allegations of provocation that the JEP levelled at you and was intrigued.

What I have discovered is absolute and downright hypocrisy.

While I can understand, to an extent, how Senator Perchard may have reacted to what he considered to be long term provocation by yourself, I can now see that your blog is a direct reaction to the provocation of the system.

There does seem to be a rotten core to this government and those who support it in their official capacity.

What I find curious is that no official source responds to deny or explain your exposures on here.

There is more to read, so if you pardon me...
Friday, 20 March 2009 19:42:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
The NMC have a duty to protect the public, the fact that the man is still registered suggests you are wrong
Friday, 20 March 2009 20:22:00 GMT

Advocatus Diaboli said...
Hello Stuart, the war of attrition continues, this time in London. I had rather hoped that the establishment in London might have been willing to lean on the Jersey Stooges just to remind them who's boss and the penalties for allowing the local can of worms to burst open. I'm pleased that their rather lazy rebuff from compromised individuals hasn't put you off.

Good move to blow the gaff about the possibility of a killer at the hospital - one day you'll get your day in court!

I suspect that Jack "Toe Rag" Straw the Gauleiter of gauche knows more about the bentness of the Islands than you by now so I look forward to the day you see him in the witness box. Probably after the elections mind you. Funny how these days elections look suspciously like fraudulent bankrupcies.
Friday, 20 March 2009 20:35:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
"I understand Mick Gradwell was trying to insinuate that it would be easier to drop allegations and take the compensation at the JCLA meeting last night!"

Shame on him! I hope and pray that most of the Care Leavers have more sense than to fall for what amounts to a sugar-coated gagging order

Proud Survivor
Friday, 20 March 2009 21:25:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
No wonder Chief Minister Terry is hanging on for dear life to Jimmy.
Realistically who would be dumb enough to replace him at this present moment in time?
Friday, 20 March 2009 21:30:00 GMT

Senator Stuart Syvret said...
Read the report - ask the question 'who else has tackled this subject publicly?

My actions? cowardly?

Sorry - you're in a dream-world.

I'm the only States member who would have had the courage to exposed this maniac.

And - the prosecution system & the judiciary had their chance to determine his guilt or innocence.

They failed - they betrayed the public interest - they didn't pursue the charges and prosecution - becuase it would have been bad for the "image" of the States.

I had the courage - and the oligarchy failed.

The result? This maniac - who you feel so much affinity for - cowardly murdered elderly, frail defencles people.

Stuart
Friday, 20 March 2009 21:40:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Stuart, Stuart, Stuart

NB The following relates to comments published on this blog, not the original posting which, wise or otherwise, raises different issues.

Uncorroborated publication of anaonymous grievances against health professionals at our Hospital is not the way to go. When Minister I respected your level-headedness when such accusations were brought to you. It is the nature of healthcare that such grievances will arise even when there is fault on neither side. Certainly in some cases there is justifiable cause for complaint. That also is in the nature of healthcare- as is the case with all human activities. Indeed, most justifiable causes for complaint inevitably go unnoticed by patients and relatives alike. Conversely, when complaints are made they frequently have no substance. You are, I would humbly suggest, in no position to judge the validity of complaints submitted to this blog. It is therefore unwise, unjust and certainly not in the public interest to publish unscrutinised allegations arising from anonymous personal experience, particularly when those accused can be readily deduced or narrowed down to one or two possibilities. There is no sense and no natural justice to that. Please reconsider your policy.
Friday, 20 March 2009 21:43:00 GMT

Senator Stuart Syvret said...
He was reported to the NMC, or the equvilant body then, with the objective of having him struck off for the minor convitions.

Though he should have been struck off for those charges, the NMC failed miserably to do so because Marolia got some 'specialist' in to plead post traumatic stress disorder.

So even though he is a maniac - the proffesional body kept him registered - beacuase he was a maniac - if you understand their reasoning.

So much for the protection of proffesional bodies.

Stuart
Friday, 20 March 2009 21:46:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
".... this man appears to have suffered PTSD but was probably profoundly disturbed to join the army in the first place!"

Easy there mate-he may have been traumatised during his time in the Army -but he was still good enough to get into the pretend police force we employ in Jersey!...great lads when it comes to thumping kids or covering up when their mates get caught importing porn!.

I can see why Birt didnt allow this one-it would just be so embarrassing if he was convicted and it came out that he was once one of Jerseys' finest wouldnt it?.
Friday, 20 March 2009 21:47:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
JCLA meeting.......Gradwell tried to slate Lenney Harper and beleive you me they tore into him like a bull to a red rag!!!!!

Gradwell, if you hate the island as much as you say, I will help pay for your ticket to leave!!
Friday, 20 March 2009 21:49:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Well done Rob Kent, you have silenced them, well for a while anyway on PJ. Your post was excellent and perhaps the nerd could place it on Stuarts blog.

Sorry for using your blog to pass that on STuart, I really feel the less people who sign in to PJ to feed the need of JTM and his numerous alias the better.
Friday, 20 March 2009 21:54:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Stuart, if you are worried about your safety may I suggest hooking up a few web cams around the doors and windows to your house. They can be linked to "cloud storage", that is directly to cyberspace so that anything recorded is safely stored far away from you and your home.
Friday, 20 March 2009 22:34:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
This blog was posted last night and there is not a mention of it today on the bbc or ctv.

Crap or corrupt discuss.
Friday, 20 March 2009 23:20:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Islanders of Jersey - RIP

What a sad indictment - and still it goes on.

When will you realise this is wrong???

Stuart you are quite amazing, I don't know how you manage to keep going.
Saturday, 21 March 2009 00:16:00 GMT

Computer Geek said...
Rob Kent on PJ Link
Saturday, 21 March 2009 00:28:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Stuart

I'm not registered on Planet Jersey..essentially I don't trust them, but I do get fed up with the JTM virus that infects what is often an interesting site very so often.

Currently Spartacus, Ruddler, Durendal and King Rollo (the latter two have made a recent resurrection) all have the the hallmarks of that well known troll JTM. And on Vue des Ilse I suspect he posts as Troy McLure

If only someone could expose his real identity!

Now there is a task for local commentators - out the sad little git.
Saturday, 21 March 2009 00:41:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Stuart

That post by Bob Kent on PJ is indeed one of the most thoughtful regarding your efforts against the obstructive Jersey Way. I also hope someone can provide that link for those who still delude themselves into believing Jersey would be just fine if you stopped telling these uncomfortable truths. The rot you exposed will only spread deeper if it is not honestly examined by an informed electorate.
Saturday, 21 March 2009 01:04:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
If Mr Pollard believes that Senator Syvret is making libellous comments about him, why does he not sue him?

Until he does so, it is reasonable to conclude that Senator Syvret's accusations are founded in truth.
Saturday, 21 March 2009 07:11:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
pipSyvret

How dare you bring this correspondence to the public notice !
This is the kind of disclosure we don’t like on our perfect island !
Don’t you realise your “shafting Jersey internationally” !
What you’ve done will attract international press and we will end up with another “media frenzy” !
You’ve done it now – it’s going to have a direct effect on our well regulated offshore finance industry !
Why don’t you “toe the line” !
You should be like our other politicians and brush this under the carpet !

These are just some of the statements I’m beginning to hear around the island.

Why do you not concentrate on other more important topics like building up the finance industry or helping developers build more offices !

Shame on you!
Saturday, 21 March 2009 07:57:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Stuart
Does the hospital monitor its death rates and if not why not?
Saturday, 21 March 2009 08:20:00 GMT

Jadzy said...
Can i ask, what's PJ?
Saturday, 21 March 2009 08:20:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
This report is 10 years old and people are treating it like its today's news. If Stuart is just going to pull out police reports from the past and give a one-sided story to them then more fool you for taking any notice of them.
Saturday, 21 March 2009 08:43:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Stuart

Don’t you realise that you’re going about this the wrong way!! – it will ruin your political career!!!!

I’ve studied politicians over the years and the best way to survive as a politician is to not get involved in anything associated with child abuse stories or misconduct of our island professionals.

Your best plan is to pretend your busy with more important States business which is critical to future our lovely island.

It’s called “keeping your head below the parapet”. Most admired politicians use it. It works very well and it means you will always be very popular with the voters.

My tip to you is to start kissing babies in King Street and champion good causes like “No GST on children’s toys”.

Another tip is to always accept what the Council of Ministers say. By doing this I can guarantee you will never get any adverse JEP or BBC reports.

I’m surprised the other States members who use this method have not tipped you off about how to play the game!
Saturday, 21 March 2009 08:54:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Please go and sign the petition to have Jim Perchard removed from office. There will be people outside the old Woolworths on Monday from Midday until 3pm.
Saturday, 21 March 2009 10:02:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Stuart

Do you have any letters/evidence in responce to Inspector Faudemers Report dated 8th May 1999?
Saturday, 21 March 2009 10:28:00 GMT

Jason the Maverick said...
This is laughable, I have had nothing to do with Planet Jersey since January and people now use my name to attack any right wing views people may have!

I think the report is interesting reading but I think there are a few key points which are being omitted here:

A) It is pretty old;
B) If you ever read any Police report they always word them in such a way to make them sound like the person is guilty of a crime;
C) Putting 2 + 2 together may end up being 5;
D) We do not know what the response was.

I think the jury has to stay out on this until the defense has had a chance to counter the prosecution's claims.

This is just my opinion. It is too easy to jump to conclusion in these cases and I actually feel sorry for the person that has now been named on the Internet is such a way. Vigilantism is not something we want in such a small community.
Saturday, 21 March 2009 10:29:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Any more of this carry on and MARIO LUNDY will be round to have a word in your eye.
Saturday, 21 March 2009 11:06:00 GMT

voiceforchildren said...
Stuart.

How can any of our "journalists", in their wildest dreams, deem this not to be a subject of public interest? Anyhow here's another one of my "have your say's" they won't be publishing. It was left for the article on three pateints dying in intensive care because of a bug.

The "superbug" wasn't a member of staff was it?
Saturday, 21 March 2009 11:17:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Re `this report is 10 years old’.

It just goes to prove how long the establishment have been covering up the instances of serious crime on this island. In their attempt to maintain the image that Jersey has low serious crime, and an ideal place for those wishing to avoid paying their dues elsewhere in the world, and to launder (sorry that should be to invest) their ill gotten gains.

Tell me, are you not concerned? Does it matter that it is ten years old?. Is your attitude the same with regard to the victims of Haut de la Garrenne - Oh it was so long ago, so we should not be seeking to bring those to justice who, over the years have bent the meaning of truth and justice, in their attempt not to `shaft the island internationally’.

Well, if you are not concerned, I certainly am! As it once again highlights the lack of regard that the establishment on this Island have for the ordinary person.

Does it not worry you that one day you may end up in the care of someone who in the words of the police is more than just suspect. And in the words of an acclaimed expert, exhibits all the characteristics of a `serial killer‘?

Tell me was the world wrong after 1945 in publishing the names of people who were `suspected’ of marching millions of women and children into gas chambers?

What planet are you on? Our families are not safe! And, because of the cover-ups and corruption on this island, remain at the mercy of any lunatic who has conned their way into our society. Wake up!!

A very concerned Jersey person
Saturday, 21 March 2009 11:43:00 GMT

Jason the Maverick said...
Voice for Children.

You cannot jump to conclusions all the time from just hearing one side.

This does sound to some now as a deliberate witch hunt and to move it up a gear from throwing toys, to a deliberate view in order to create massive political distrust.

Like I said, it was interesting reading, but if we start vigilantism on a whim then the consequences can back lash severely.

For the record, I have no doubts at all that child molestation happened at Haute de la Garenne.
Saturday, 21 March 2009 12:53:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Dear Stuart

More scandal at the hospital and the JEP gave them an easy run.

They should have asked why the superbug got in there in the first place.

Dirty hospital, poor infection control practice by health care professionals and no effective governance systems.

It really is time that Pollard and his senior managers went before any more unnecessary deaths.

The hospital is becoming more like a death chamber than a place of safety.
Saturday, 21 March 2009 13:08:00 GMT

Senator Stuart Syvret said...
Jason

I do not advocate vigilantism - which is the administering of summary punishment - often violent - by mobs of people.

I have put this material into the public domain to hopefully provoke the authorities into acting now, but, more realistically, to supply this information to the public so they may draw their own conclusions.

You're really going to have to do better than such trivia as accusing me of throwing toys out of the pram.

As a number of other people have observed, including people who don't usually agree with me - on this blog and a load of other forums - this is an extremely serious matter - involving as it does potential mass-murders, a defective hospital management system which failed to protect the public good, and a profoundly serious criminal investigation which got dropped for de facto 'political' reasons.

If you and others really can't find anything of greater relevance to write about arising out of this subject than childish and trivial personal attacks on me, then you and they just can't expect to be taken seriously.

And - I must point out - the evidence is a little more than 'just one side of the story'.

We have a very professionally written, concise, and well-evidenced police report.

Frankly, even on the facts as revealed in this report - let alone others that may have emerged with some more investigation - Marolia should have been charged and prosecuted.

Even if, however unlikely, he had been acquitted - the absolutely overwhelmingly vast public interest requirement in prosecuting such cases is simply beyond dispute.

Stuart
Saturday, 21 March 2009 13:14:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Hey Jason why not, you do, incidently the written word is this case related to a "Police Investigation" READ the evidence. Police in the plural there would of been more than one Police Officer collating the evidence.

Now we know you don;t like it, neither do I personally like people who tell porky pies - so toddle off to your little planet - where you may not have used JTM in recent weeks but, oh dear oh dear your not very good at covering up, you need to take some lessons from the Establishment your so fond of especially Senator em um ooh whats his name?
Saturday, 21 March 2009 13:18:00 GMT

Jason the Maverick said...
But Stuart quote "to supply this information to the public so they may draw their own conclusions."

Is only your way of attempting to create a one-sided conclusion.

What will happen now? The person named has lost integrity for starters and will probably take legal advice on the matter.

I have, like many people around have access to information that is sensitive but I would never dream of putting it onto a website because I know it would create upset and potential repercussions to me.

You are a fire starter and I feel sorry for the majority in government that have to put your fires out all the time.
Saturday, 21 March 2009 13:29:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
"Any more of this carry on and MARIO LUNDY will be round to have a word in your eye".

Rather that than have to endure "gymnastics class" with Dancin' Danny!.
Saturday, 21 March 2009 13:34:00 GMT

Senator Stuart Syvret said...
Jason

Your argument is feeble.

Too much trolling I fear; you know, it can loosen one's grasp on how to construct a cogent argument?

The logical conclusion of the view your posit here is that gross, public administration scandles should be kept under wraps - lest exposing them should make the public doubt the ethics and competencies of their government.

As many people have observed to me privately, and yes, even those who don't usually agree with me - this is not a 'right-wing vs left-wing' subject; the argument is not 'establishment vs anti-establishment'.

Subjects of this nature transcend the mundanities of partisan politics.

This issue is simply one of overwhelming public importance - regardless of which side of the political fence one stands.

Stuart
Saturday, 21 March 2009 13:45:00 GMT

Sick of bullies said...
Jason stop being a hypocrite about taking the law into your own hands ~~~ we all know how badly youve treated various people
Saturday, 21 March 2009 13:45:00 GMT

Jason the Maverick said...
Stuart, I am not here to argue with you.

If you cannot see the other side of the coin then you have selective blindness.

Have you spoken to the report writer about this yet? Did you consult the reporter on this issue before publishing his report on the Net?

You are running into a situation where all the facts are not known thoroughly.

By your responses so far, I would say you are not aware of all the facts because that information is beyond your authority to view.
Saturday, 21 March 2009 13:59:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Overdale
Saturday, 21 March 2009 14:01:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
@ Jason the Maverick

A) Your first point is irrelevant “There are no statutes in limitations law in regards to murder or torture there are no time limitations in law to prevent any accused person being charged with a murder/murders.
B) I have read many police reports and you may think that they are skewed towards a person who may well be guilty or not, however the point of those reports are for a court room to decide and not the police or some official other than a judge to decide given the opportunity. That did not happen as the report was not seen by the court when the offender was charged with unrelated offences.
C) Verging on the ridiculous, Putting 2 + 2 together may end up being 5; Not when I went to school it was 4 and if you get given only one of the numbers i.e. 2 and then a +, but the other number refers to the facts of a case then one could almost decide the outcome if you’re the AG…
D) The response is also irrelevant as the response should have been an in depth public inquiry and not the obvious cover-up.

“Vigilantism is not something we want in such a small community. “Sounds like someone has something to hide or fears the retributions of others to me.”
Saturday, 21 March 2009 14:08:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
It is with interest that I read about the latest scandal affecting our world class hospital. The hospital apparently spent millions on cleaning itself up last year. Did anybody check that there were adequate hand washing facilities, changing and laundry facilities for staff.
Stand outside Patriotic street carpark and watch as staff turn up for work in uncovered dirty uniforms, hair hanging down and covered in jewellery and nose studs. World class indeed
Saturday, 21 March 2009 14:11:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Stuart,

I’m getting increasingly disturbed by people saying to me that:-

“Stuart Syvret rocks the boat!!”

Well I’m beginning to think they’re right. They say these things because they recognize you’re not doing things “The Jersey Way”.

If you take my advice you should drop all this concern about child abuse.

Look how well the Dean is respected by the establishment. That is because he does not “rock the boat”. He knows where his bread is buttered and it’s not in his best interest to pay any attention to concerns of child abuse. He knows that in years to come he will be able to stand with great reverence and preach about the great injustice that has happened in our society. Of course to cover himself he will only do this once he is sure that he will not upset any of the establishment.
In the meantime he just concerns himself with important things like the church roof.

Stuart, if you could act more like the Dean, people would accuse you less of “rocking the boat”.

Perhaps, the next time your in the States, you can ask the Dean for a tip or two on the best ways to appear concerned about the welfare of abused children but do absolutely nothing about it?
Saturday, 21 March 2009 14:57:00 GMT

Senator Stuart Syvret said...
Jason

I'm afraid a fundamental point has gone completely over your head.

One of the fundamental issues here is that I DID have authority to view that information.

Just as I had the authority to view the Dylan Southern report into the conduct of the McGuires.

The point is that even the very EXSITENCE of such reports - and God only knows how many others - was deliberately withheld from the H & SS Committee.

My Committee should have bee fully informed of, and alerted to, these matters.

Instead, we were kept in the dark - and only years later did the truth emerge, thanks to brave whistle-blowers.

Stuart
Saturday, 21 March 2009 15:02:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Last time I saw Marolia he was running a ladies hair salon in Gorey Village.
Saturday, 21 March 2009 15:10:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Stuart, I agree with Jason, the fundamental issue is that you have not posted the professional responses to this report or any other.
Saturday, 21 March 2009 15:12:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Having read many of JTM's other arguements it clear that it JTM who suffers for slective many things. Blindness being just one!
Saturday, 21 March 2009 15:25:00 GMT

Senator Stuart Syvret said...
As far as I am aware - there was no "professional response" to this report.

The meeting referred to in the covering letter took place - then?

Nothing.

Stuart
Saturday, 21 March 2009 15:25:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Jason "I have like many people had access to sensitive information" Blimey Jason I think either this is a fanciful declaration or just who's bed have you been sharing? Sensitive information indeed something you have always maintained, perhaps Senator Syvret ought to be asking questions in the States as to why it's only him that is charged with Leaking sensitive information when it appears that any Johnny in the street has access to it as stated by you on is blog. Perhaps the local constabulary will be knocking on your door as well.
Saturday, 21 March 2009 15:44:00 GMT

Elaine said...
Hi Stuart,

Sorry to go off track here but I just noticed your comments pages have a Google PR8, thats Google Page Rank, and very very few websites get PR8 from Google!

Thats as well as getting close to 124,000 unique site users.

Well done!
Saturday, 21 March 2009 15:47:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Go Jason Go !!!!!!!

It is about time somebody brought this Island back to normality!
Saturday, 21 March 2009 15:51:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Stuart,

Your going to totally ruin your political career unless you stop “rocking the boat”.

Don’t you realize you may have totally blown any chance of a plum seat on the board of a bank or the directorship of a prestigious Jersey company!

The way you’re going you will leave the States without a nice little nest egg.

It’s not too late! But only if you ditch all this talk about child abuse and misconduct by certain senior public servants.

Let some other conscientious fool sort that out!

I suggest you get set up with a major development company (indirectly of course !!) and get involved in some of the big spend projects like the Esplanade Quarters. That way you’ll be flying the flag for Jersey Ltd and have a nice little earner for when you leave the States!! I think they call this “The Jersey Way”.

I guarantee you - people will stop saying your “rocking the boat”.
Saturday, 21 March 2009 16:16:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
> Go Jason Go !!!!!!!
>
> It is about time somebody brought
> this Island back to normality!

yes, we know what kind of 'normality' you like.

No thanks
Saturday, 21 March 2009 16:41:00 GMT

Well done sir, said...
Here we go, Rankinevision reporting, standby to be arrested by Ms Martins and Jersey's finest :-)

That will give you the chance to get a lot out in the open! I wonder if they'll be so foolish..........?
Saturday, 21 March 2009 16:52:00 GMT

Linda Corby said...
Hi Stuart,

This is totally gross, this just cannot be allowed to continue! It is sick!

I hope you don't mind but I have done an article and put it out there with a quote of the report in in, it just makes me feel ill. Obviously with links back to your blog.

You deserve a medal a gold one at that, here if you need me!

http://lcorby.wordpress.com/2009/03/21/mass-murder-gets-covered-up-the-jersey-channel-islands-way/
Saturday, 21 March 2009 17:16:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
From the BBC report in 2005 re Jersey health standards

"UK inspectors to check hospitals
Jersey hospitals are to be inspected by UK health officials under new plans to be implement by a newly-appointed member of staff.
Jersey's Health and Social Services Department is introducing new guidelines which all its services will have to meet.

Rose Naylor has been appointed as Head of Governance to deal with the plans.

The Health Department says in many ways Jersey's standards are better than those in the UK.

However, it says it wants to continue to improve by cutting waiting times for patients, introducing better clinical standards and providing good value for money.

The guidelines will be checked by inspectors from the UK's Healthcare Commission.

The first inspection is expected to take place in two years time."

Congratulations Mike Pollard - you really are a treasure
Saturday, 21 March 2009 18:06:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Now that this has been disclosed what is likely to happen to you?
Will the police re-examine the evidence and is there anyone there strong enough to stand up to the AG?
Saturday, 21 March 2009 18:12:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
have any other states members got access to these docs?
Saturday, 21 March 2009 18:23:00 GMT

Luis Portugal said...
Hello
It has a nice blog.
Sorry not write more, but my English is bad writing.
A hug from my country, Portugal Inglês
Saturday, 21 March 2009 18:36:00 GMT

Jinxy said...
You cannot believe a thing Minty says. The NIMBY tells lie after lie. No doubt another attempt at a cover up on the way. SOJP not to be trusted.
Saturday, 21 March 2009 19:19:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Anyone know if DI Faudemer is the same Barry Faudemer now Head of Enforcement at the Jersey Financial Services Commission? Have you spoken to him Stuart, to find out what happened following the meeting?
Saturday, 21 March 2009 19:48:00 GMT

voiceforchildren said...
Would be worth swapping notes! http://www.vox.gi/Local/Which_Newspapers_do_EC_Commisioners_Read-20032009.html
Saturday, 21 March 2009 20:03:00 GMT

Paul said...
I have had time to read and think about what you have posted and was initially outraged at the whole affair. Still am but I think you have made a huge mistake here.

Not a mistake in posting it but a mistake in not deleting peoples names. It would still have had the same effect and no doubt people would know who it referred to but any naming of the person who is alleged to have committed the crimes.

Is it possible that you can get booted out of the states or as an elected member is that not possible? I ask this because you may have now put yourself in a position whereby you are kicked out and if that happens then you will have lost any chance of justice as you become a normal ignored member of the public. As opposed to a senetor who gets ignored.

Dont get me wrong I agree with what you stand for but I really think you may have made a huge mistake. After all the support you got from people regarding the JP insults myself included, I feel you may have stooped lower with this article by naming the alleged perp.

Imagine if you were one of the people whom Birt etc did not allow prosecution of because of lack of evidence or something else but you were innocent. You could wreck an innocent persons life through no fault of their own.

I hope the people who read your blog consider this expecially those posting where you work.

Yes, this guy sounds guilty but what about the next and the next and so on. Sorry but i think leaving names on this and future posts is completely against what you stand for.
Saturday, 21 March 2009 20:08:00 GMT

Johanna said...
Hello Stuart,
I have taken the liberty to quote and translate parts of your posts on my newly created Blog in german dedicated to stories that get swept under the carpet. The wider the audience, the better...
Saturday, 21 March 2009 20:14:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
What was the out come of Marolias Court reappearance on 19th May 1999?
There must be records of this.
Saturday, 21 March 2009 20:32:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Thank God.
CTV has finally has a report about this on teletext.
Oh, it seems the major issue here is whether you have broken data protection laws.

Ahh the good old Jersey way.

Wait for the critical editorial in the rag next.
Saturday, 21 March 2009 20:39:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
This is not the way to get justice Stuart, you should not be making such reports public.
Saturday, 21 March 2009 20:41:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Nurse B, Nurse C, Lesley Higgins, Dr Holmes, Jenny Le Gallais, Dr Ian Berry, Dr Vincent, Mr Richard Walter, Barry Faudemer.
Surely one or all of these people should now come forward, or not mind being contacted in relation to Andrew Marolia, surely these valuable witnesses need to, and would like to help and clear their consciences.
Saturday, 21 March 2009 21:03:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
If the case is to be re-examined this will need to be done by an external team
Saturday, 21 March 2009 21:08:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
I know engaging with their argument only encourages these sorts of people but, what the hell, we need some light relief from our Hammer hospital of horrors.

Jason (ahem) "the maverick" said
"You cannot jump to conclusions all the time from just hearing one side."
No not all the time. But if a politician is shown a police report that identifies a health worker who has been accused of attempted murder by colleagues and is found in illegal posession of drugs which can kill people without leaving signs of murder. Then I would hope the politician (well anyone at all actually) would ask why this wasn't taken to court.


"Maverick man" then states
"I have, like many people around have access to information that is sensitive but I would never dream of putting it onto a website because I know it would create upset and potential repercussions to me."
So you have evidence of uninvestigated claims of murder?
If you do have knowledge of important crimes you really should tell someone. Go on be brave, like Stuart.
If your sensitive information is just scandal or gossip well fair enough. Thanks for not sharing

And to round it off that edge living (and somewhat comical) maverick says
"Stuart, I am not here to argue with you."
Well, you are really.
I mean this is Stuart's blog page.
If you were expressing an opinion on any other site you could say that. But if you click onto the "Senator Stuart Syvret Blog" and express a different opinion well, you are, in fact, here to argue.
So from now on, (and this also applies to that poor, benighted fool Jim Perchard) if you do not like what you read here don't visit the site.
It's easy.

P.S.

Is the "maverick" handle some sort of reference to that classic camp film "Top Gun"?
Saturday, 21 March 2009 21:10:00 GMT

Senator Stuart Syvret said...
A mistake to post the report, and not the way to seek justice?

As far as my personal position is concerned - undoubtedly a "mistake".

But I knew that beforehand - yet did it anyway.

Bailhache and his very, very friendly cop, Minty are already on my case. (By the way, Dave - when are you going to investigate and prosecute the gangster politician whose brazen corruption is well-evidenced and witnessed?)

As I said in earlier comments, I had to think very carefully about publishing this report.

And I did, actually, excise some innocent names from it.

I published it because - plainly, and on the record of the Jersey oligarchy and its prosecution service - the prime suspect will - never - be prosecuted for the offences.

Get real - if Birt & co were credible when it comes to protecting the public good, this man would have been prosecuted 10 years ago.

But no - not good for the old "image", eh?

And, likewise - the staff named in the report do, absolutely, deserve naming.

Again - face facts. What other form of accountability and justice is ever going to be faced by senior States of Jersey employees?

None. These people ARE the system. They are Teflon-coated.

Don't believe me?

Then why hasn't the lying, child-abuse concealing, patient death causing, hospital chaos inducing clown that is Mike Pollard been sacked yet?

Just watch.

Instead of being sacked, his mate Bill Ogley will renew his contract - and then we're stuck with the shyster.

You tell me what I do is not the way to seek justice?

Sorry - but it's the only way we have left.

Stuart
Saturday, 21 March 2009 21:10:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
fond on google in piblic domain

Barry Faudemer Director, Enforcement Jersey Financial Services Commission.
14 - 18 Castle Street
St. Helier
Jersey JE4
8TP
Email: B.Faudemer@jerseyfsc.org ...
Saturday, 21 March 2009 21:14:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
The recent scandal in the Mid staffs Trust demonstrates how flawed strategic planning can be:

Here is an extract from the web that your readers may find interesting - our esteemed MOH may have help develop the Foundation Trust strategy.

"Title: SHROPSHIRE AND STAFFORDSHIRE STRATEGIC HEALTH AUTHORITY LOOKS TO THE FUTURE
Date: 30 July 2004


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Shropshire and Staffordshire people were today invited to help shape the future of healthcare across the two counties as part of an exciting project to deliver improved services to patients.
Shropshire and Staffordshire Strategic Health Authority (SHA) unveiled its vision for health services in 2010 and is now appealing to the public, industry, voluntary groups and health professionals to have their say about the proposals.

Our Health Tomorrow has been developed by the SHA with three patient groups from Shropshire, North Staffordshire and South Staffordshire, health service managers and front line clinicians and now a 12-week consultation has been launched to develop and improve the plan.

It includes moves for more patient centred services, improvements on waiting times, the development of local services and primary care and improvements to services for children, older people and mental health.

It also tackles issues such as obesity, poor diet, inactivity, smoking and infections.

Following the consultation the SHA aims to develop Our Health Tomorrow and turn the vision into reality to create a better NHS for patients in Shropshire and Staffordshire.

Today Dr Rosemary Geller, Director of Health Strategy at the SHA, said: “The vision the SHA sets out in Our Health Tomorrow reveals the authority’s aspirations for a better NHS by 2010. It is challenging and will require a great deal of effort on the part of NHS organisations, local authorities and others to make it a reality.

“It builds on what we are already doing, while at the same time, challenges the practices of today to deliver fundamentally different, innovative and better patient services for the future”.

Dr Geller added: “The next stage of this vision will be to make plans which detail the approach we are going to take to turn the vision into a better NHS for patients.

“It would be wrong to finalise this plan before patients, NHS staff and managers as well as partner organisations and local authorities have had an opportunity to tell us whether our vision is correct and worth pursuing"

The 400 deaths at A&E tell you that you were wrong!
Saturday, 21 March 2009 21:24:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
" After all the support you got from people regarding the JP insults myself included, I feel you may have stooped lower with this article by naming the alleged perp.

Imagine if you were one of the people whom Birt etc did not allow prosecution of because of lack of evidence or something else but you were innocent. You could wreck an innocent persons life through no fault of their own."


If the investigation has ended, as it's fair to assume after this much time. Then there is nothing to stop someone, politicians or public, from naming someone who they believe has committed a crime.
It's only once the person has been charged that retraint is required.
Every day people are publicly charged with crimes that they will be found not guilty of committing. Their names are made public and sometimes they can be remanded into cutody until their trial.
Newspapers have often exposed criminals to the public via front page scoops before the accused have been to court or even charged.
The Daily Mail printed pictures of the suspected killers of Stephen Lawrence because they believed the police investigation was being stifled. They claimed to be acting in the public interest to ensure the case would not be dropped.
It would take a drooling, deranged megalomaniac to prosecute someone who is revealing what they believe to be a cover up of multiple murders.
Uh oh.
Saturday, 21 March 2009 21:29:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Stuart

If you had the power of this blog ten years ago, you would have been doing then what you are doing now.
Power to the Blog, and the Internet
Saturday, 21 March 2009 21:49:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
It is not too late for Phase 1 to progress to Phase 2, these are not historic event, yet.
Saturday, 21 March 2009 22:26:00 GMT

Jinxy said...
You know that the right thing to do is tell the truth. You are a brave and honest man with a lot of support from the people. I have spoken to a lot of people today and have only heard praise for what you have done. Good work Stuart.
Saturday, 21 March 2009 22:36:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
If I was Inspector Faudemer, I would be wondering, why was my first class report was never taken seriously?
Saturday, 21 March 2009 22:37:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
If the investigation has ended, as it's fair to assume after this much time. Then there is nothing to stop someone, politicians or public, from naming someone who they believe has committed a crime.
It's only once the person has been charged that retraint is required.
Every day people are publicly charged with crimes that they will be found not guilty of committing. Their names are made public and sometimes they can be remanded into cutody until their trial.
Newspapers have often exposed criminals to the public via front page scoops before the accused have been to court or even charged.
The Daily Mail printed pictures of the suspected killers of Stephen Lawrence because they believed the police investigation was being stifled. They claimed to be acting in the public interest to ensure the case would not be dropped.
It would take a drooling, deranged megalomaniac to prosecute someone who is revealing what they believe to be a cover up of multiple murders.
Uh oh.

I think you have just answered my question.

Once your name is on a blog site you are guikty till proven innocent!
Saturday, 21 March 2009 23:11:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Action has to be taken on this latest blog, and the ones to be published in the next few days or weeks, otherwise who knows what our children and grandchildren will think, when looking back at these here for ever, blogs.
Saturday, 21 March 2009 23:25:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
'Today Dr Rosemary Geller, Director of Health Strategy at the SHA, said: “The vision the SHA sets out in Our Health Tomorrow reveals the authority’s aspirations for a better NHS by 2010. It is challenging and will require a great deal of effort on the part of NHS organisations, local authorities and others to make it a reality. '


Is this our same Dr Rosemary Geller who edits our annual health report?
Saturday, 21 March 2009 23:42:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Hi stuart, i think you,ve done what any decent person! who is voted in buy the people of jersey, just a shame no one else had the balls to do it! at long last people are waking up to whats going on here, money comes before anything here , this lot have lined there pockets , is this the place we want to bring up our children? an island run buy crooks and liars who cover each others backs , there is an option we could leave this island, which would then be left to the wealthy! but who will do the jobs? its time to stand up to this lot, theres a great jam song called set the house ablaze from the sound affects album, just perfect for our wonderfull greedy lying goverment
Saturday, 21 March 2009 23:43:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Hi Stuart, well it seems the sh.. has hit the fan.... at last. Numerous people have vented their feeling as to whether your decision is right or wrong and have made their feelings known.

You made the decision, a decision which I feel is in the interest of future generations. Your decision may help to insure that carpets and brushes are not the way forward.

If a society cannot expect honesty from their rulers the society is undermined.

Already the kangaroo courts have started who is right and who is wrong, naming and shaming or covering up, which is correct.

Like one of your bloggers said this should in fact be handled by an outside police agency provided of course all the relvant documentation has not been "ripped up, shredded or whatever" This should be carried out by officers who have no connection whatsoever with current police officers or who are friends with the Bailiff the AG or the Bailiff in waiting. A fair apraisal should be made of the police findings which were made by an officer who was held in high esteem by serving police officers during his employment with Jersey Police Force, not only in Jersey but internationally also.

With regard to naming names, that was your decision a decision I have no doubt whatsoever you did not come to lightly. You have put your job, your credibility and above all your life on your line in your quest for justice. How anyone can condem a person for this is beyond me I can think of no-one else I know be it on-line or in life would take such a step knowing the consequences. This, in my humble opinion, took more than guts but the actions of a man who actually cares about injustice.

I must admit I may not agree with all your views, my god your not a saint, however, I do, like so many other people prefer truth and justice to a society that places their need for greed before people.

Jersey has been and continues to be "shafted internationally" and in my humble opinion that is not by you, it is by those in high places who put their own needs before the needs of the people they supposedly represent. My heart goes out to all of those people who have suffered under the years of suppression by a government who put their own needs before the needs of the people who pay their salaries.

I have always maintained that the most important people in any society are the clean a uppers, you know the ones I mean, the men who clean the toilets, empty the bins, clean the streets, these people are paid a pittance for their labours yet the ones who cover up the sh.. for another day are the ones the tax payers are paying the most to. A lesson to be learnt.

My plea is to the genuine residents of Jersey to support Stuart, you may question him, his motives etc., etc., at the end of the day it is Justice for you and your children he is to be commended not insulted.
Sunday, 22 March 2009 00:00:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Why don't we ask the police to set up a blog with every police report they have on file? Then most of the Senator Syvret judges on here can go through the lot with their verdicts. Once established that everybody named no matter what is guilty we can then have hangings back in the Royal Square.
Sunday, 22 March 2009 02:22:00 GMT

Debbie said...
Anonymous said: "Once your name is on a blog site you are guikty till proven innocent!"

That's not true. A person's name might appear on a blog showing that a finger of suspicion is pointing at them, but guilt or innocence isn't be proven other than in a court of law. If the person with the suspicious circumstances surrounding them can prove innocence, then there's nothing wrong with said person suing the blog writer.
Sunday, 22 March 2009 08:50:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Stuart,

I’ve been following your career with interest and I feel you’re in danger of being ostracised by your fellow States Members.

It’s not too late for you to change!

I guarantee you, if you change the main focus of your States business to that of expanding the finance industry, you’ll be welcomed back into the flock.

So stop looking into areas like child abuse and misconduct of senior senior public servants. It time consuming and there is no financial gain for the island!!

I’m not surprised you are being ostracised by your fellow States Members.

My tip to you is to join a nice club like the one in Stopford Road. There you will be surrounded by like minded States Members and upstanding members of the public. They will help you focus more on helping yourself.

With their support you will be guided into fine financial projects which will not upset the establishment and at the same time you’ll find you’re personal circumstances will be enhanced. I think they call it “The Jersey Way”.

You’ll never be in danger of being ostracised again!
Sunday, 22 March 2009 09:24:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Stuart

Interesting article in todays Observer - where does this sound like? Except we have no Health Commission to report to.


"Even the whistleblowers have been silenced

What hope do we have of being looked after in hospital if targets are more important than care?
Comments (24)

* Nick Cohen
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o Nick Cohen
o The Observer, Sunday 22 March 2009
o Article history

To my knowledge, the only writer who has ever dared give a psychopath the implausible career of an NHS manager is Christopher Brookmyre, the fast and funny Scottish novelist. In his 1996 Quite Ugly One Morning, the villain, Stephen Lime, moves from the City to run an Edinburgh hospital. He hates the idea of doctors overruling executives. "They just couldn't see, could they?" he rages. "The people who had medical experience were precisely the wrong candidates for NHS senior management, as they brought too much sentimental baggage." Doctors "haemorrhaged funds to give some old grannies a few more years of drooling and incompetence", and space in buildings which might be sold for a fortune if only the "coffin-dodging" patients disappeared.

To get a share of the profits from handing the land to a corrupt developer, Lime bribes a surgeon to start poisoning the elderly. Brookmyre makes his manager's lust for money a plausible motive, but what could he do with the managers of the Stafford Hospital? They were not driven by greed or a psychopathic fury. Their motive was so banal no novelist could entertain it: they wanted foundation status for a north Midlands hospital. To win that pathetic prize, 400 patients, maybe up to 1,200, died, amid silence from the professionals who were meant to protect them.

Just as hardly anyone in the City spoke out as the banking system careered towards catastrophe, so those who ought to have shouted from the rooftops about patients begging for help from excrement-stained beds bit their tongues. Their dereliction of duty is all the stranger because, while Labour did not regulate the City, it sent an army of quangocrats to monitor the NHS and helped staff raise urgent concerns by providing statutory protection for whistleblowers.

For all that apparent encouragement, whistles were not blown by doctors or nurses in Stafford. Instead of independent professionals with the confidence to defend the public interest, the Healthcare Commission described sullen staff, bullied by managers and neglectful of patients. Doctors told its investigators that they had been "proletarianised": turned from professionals with their own codes and standards into employees who must obey.

The management implemented a "dictate and impose" approach when it decided to allow untrained or partially trained nurses and secretaries to rush patients through A&E so that the hospital could meet its targets and attain the sanctified foundation status. It "steam-rollered" staff and made it clear that it "did not welcome critical comments".

The enemies of the public sector, who railed against consultants in the James Robertson Justice mould, who thought the NHS was run for their benefit, can see the results of the triumph of target-setting and box-ticking over professional autonomy. We now have a service where doctors are so frightened of the sack they go along with callous neglect. One senior figure explained: "Doctors know that if they cross the NHS they put their career on the line. In London, consultants with private practices are maybe more forthright, but on the whole doctors with only the NHS as an employer have a poor record of defending patients."

Mortgages make cowards of us all and a cautious consultant who wanted to warn of mass deaths may well wonder who to blow the whistle to. Labour abolished the community health councils, which once acted as effective voices for patients and their relatives. The supposedly independent non-executive directors on trust boards can be guarantors of the public interest, but across the NHS they also know that if they shout too loudly about the colossal costs of a Treasury PFI scheme or the failure of the latest unworkable IT project from the Department of Health, they will not advance in the quangocracy.

In Stafford, directors fell into a second trap and were captured by the management. The Healthcare Commission noted that the board gave "considerable attention to marketing and public relations" and never asked for reports on death rates in the wretched hospital its members were meant to be monitoring.

Suppose whistleblowers were to turn to the press. They would find a cowed Fourth Estate, which is being battered by the recession, and a judiciary which does not believe in freedom of publication. Last week, Mr Justice Blake banned our sister paper, the Guardian, from publishing leaked documents from Barclays which showed how the bank was avoiding the taxes the little people have to pay.

To me, it seems obvious that the public has a right to know how the rich increase the tax burden on the rest of us. It is not at all clear to the judiciary, however, and there is no guarantee that the judges would not also silence a paper which wanted to publish internal documents from a fatally dysfunctional hospital.

The final discouragement to a potential whistleblower came with the news last week that Cynthia Bower, former chief executive of the West Midlands Strategic Health Authority, which was meant to check standards at Stafford hospital, is likely to be the head of the new health regulator, the Care Quality Commission. A public service has to be just, and while I am sure Ms Bower is an admirable bureaucrat, in many respects her promotion makes a mockery of national justice.

To put it another way, whistleblowing codes and regulatory quangos are no more use than the targets for rushing patients through A&E, if there is not a self-confident culture to uphold just standards. If that culture could not develop in the boom years, when money was being poured into the NHS, how will it grow in the worst recession of our lifetimes? With jobs vanishing, Brookmyre's "sentimental baggage" will be jettisoned as all but the bravest keep their heads down and watch what they say."
Sunday, 22 March 2009 09:53:00 GMT

Senator Stuart Syvret said...
People being judged on this blog?

The reader who makes that criticism hasn't (a) understood the situation, or (b) is a person who prefers the culture of concealment.

People get exposed, named & shamed on this blog when all the appuratus supposed to protect us has failed.

All those rich senior civil servants you feel sorry for, those who conceal such things as child abuse, paitient deaths and mass-murders - and those who committ such crimes - all of them should have been heald to account by the system.

Instead their bosses, official disciplinary proceedure, the police, the prosecution system and the courts have failed us.

Our saftey, wellfare, and right to an effective public sector have been repeatedly betrayed by 'The System'.

Exposing wrong-doers on blogs like this is our last resort.

We have no choice - because the courts in Jersey - even if they were competent - never have these serious, embarrasing, damaging cases put before them - because succesive AGs act as prosecutor, judge & jury - and determine guilt or innocence - without bothering with all that messy public trial buisiness.

Much better for the "image" of the oligarchy that way, you see? Less risk of "shafting Jersey internationaly".

And why bother - when the States disciplinary proceedures can be kept busy oppressing troublesome whistle-blowers like Bellwood - and the courts can be kept busy by prosecuting uppity proles like JDA members?

Our public sytems are corrupted, stagnant and have failed us.

Citizen Media is our last resort.

Stuart.
Sunday, 22 March 2009 10:58:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
THAT LEADER

Talk about hypocricy ( sorry can't spell!) the JEP already knew that Perchard wanted you to top yourself as they already had evidence to support that - so why didn't they publish it back then....why wait until you exposed him for the bully he is?
Is it because he was not Minister for Health the first time he wished you dead ...........what an excuse for a newspaper - the JEP is. If we had been served by a better standard of impartial journalism in this island teh government and authorities would not be descending into chaos now.
Sunday, 22 March 2009 11:13:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
I totally agree with naming the civil servants, I hate the way they get away with anything they want.

But because I dont agree with you naming members of the public before they have a chance to prove themselves innocent then I must be on the side of the cover uppers.

What an observation, i disagree with one part of the blog item so am no better than the scum running this place. Thanks.
Sunday, 22 March 2009 11:55:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Stuart,

I note you often say you get very tired.

I have a tip for you which will guarantee temporary relief from all the work you do.

Across our happy little islands, groups of people congregate in building every Sunday. You’ll find these buildings dotted all over the place – they’re normally named after some ancient Saint from years gone by.

Within any of these places I can guarantee you that none the topics you normally deal with will come up for discussion. This will be a great relief to you – it certainly seems to be with all the congregations.

Local community problems of any importance are out of bounds, especially if it might upset the establishment – so don’t worry about that!

No one points any fingers especially towards any misguided political policy – so don’t worry about that!

Africa is often under discussion – this might be because we send a few thousand pounds there. I expect it’s their way of thanking the lucky African business men who get to bank billions of pounds in our island. You will not be made to feel hypocritical because they only discuss the money we send there. I think it’s called “The Jersey Way”.

Don’t worry about having to discuss any major world problems - those types of problems are only discussed after the event. A good example of this was apartheid.
You’ll find that the injustices of apartheid are only now discussed openly. I guess this saved upsetting anyone in the island with a vested interest in apartheid.

Anyway, after the meeting you’ll get a great feeling of self righteousness. So give it a go!
Sunday, 22 March 2009 11:55:00 GMT

BBC Useless said...
What a waste of a BBC Talkback programme! I'm not saying that the environment isn't important - obviously it is - but with all that's happening at the moment, 2 hours that produced nothing worth hearing was a complete waste of time!

When are they ever going to do their job properly and let you on to discuss issues that the people really care about?
Sunday, 22 March 2009 12:03:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
The JDA have admitted to breaking the law though Stuart. You cannot have it both ways, either everybody follows the law or they do not.

I can't see how this nurse can now be charged with anything following your release of this. How could they get a jury in Jersey together now that won't know about this story if it went all they way?
Sunday, 22 March 2009 12:25:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Samares Ward - neglect and dehydration. Ask Rose Naylor to explain that one
Sunday, 22 March 2009 13:20:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Stuart
In my personal opinion you are wrong to name this individual - it is essential to the people of Jersey that we have you in the States assembly and privy to what is going on, with every two fingered gesture you aim at the Establishment - you move closer to exit stage left!

I listen to all debates and follow local politics ( I do use that word 'politics' lightly) closely and whilst I do not agree with your tactics I do beleive that politicians of your stature come about in Jersey very rarely, I concede that we have a number of young guns in waiting but they are not of your intellectual capacity.

Put simply we need flys like you in the ointment and should you ever be able to or wish to stand again you have my vote.

Anyone with an inkling of how 'The Jersey Way' works will know that there are people on the Establishment payroll furiously beavering away to serve your head on a platter at the Bayleafs ByeBye Banquet......Crocked Bean a La Syvret......regretably this last post has played right into their hands.

This man deserves some privacy - Jersey being Jersey - his name did not have to be published - what has that served but to demonise him - he has already been charged and sentenced for some of his misdemeanours - you could have published the report without his name people know who he is.

If I was him I would do an interview with the JEP to put his side of the story into the public domain. I would rather reseve my judgment against him until such time as I have heard his account of his experiences.

You have named and shamed him - he may be guilty - the number of deaths on his watch do seem alarmingly out of kilter with the 'average' number of deaths over similar periods. I do sympathise with the alleged victims but that is exactly what you are talking about allegations.

PTSD does exist, Gulf war Syndrome does exist - I am of the opinion that he too has been failed by the system -and to what end .......to perpetuate the myth of Jersey the paradise island.

As for the excuse for a Crown Prosecution Services that our island has - well that is a wholly different issue - it needs root and branch investigation and if your blog avhieves anything it is a full investigation of the offices of our Attorney General. Jeresy is afterall an independant dependancy.

You shoudl remove his name from your BLOG forthwith - that is my humble opinion.
Sunday, 22 March 2009 14:25:00 GMT

Senator Stuart Syvret said...
Naming Names.

I understand your point of view. I did, in fact, wrestle with the decision as to whether to take out all names.

However - finally I decided that the key names had to stay in - especially his.

Why?

Because you know as well as I do - The Jersey Way System will do nothing effective with this individual - just as it didn't last time around.

There is, therefore, a public interest element in at least naming the individual concerned, so that people may be on their guard against him.

This exercise is not something I've gone into lightly.

From a personal perspective, I'm in a lose-lose situation - for all kinds of reasons - merely a few of which, you describe.

Ultimately - it was a judgment call - and I had to conclude that exposure of him was the action in the public interest.

Stuart
Sunday, 22 March 2009 15:06:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Stuart, I cannot agree with any of your fans on this move. Its a step over the line. What will they do next? Probably charge you under data protection, the victim will probably sue you and people will be concerned about more reports being made public again, so they will not trust you.

This isn't whistle blowing it's playing god.
Sunday, 22 March 2009 15:27:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Dear Stuart

To all your detractors who say you should not have named this individual, and bearing in mind he is still registered with the NMC as a nurse, I ask one question:

Would you want to place your life in his hands to look after you?

Chilling isn't it?
Sunday, 22 March 2009 15:46:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
HdelaG, Harper, Power, Perchard, Ogley, Pollard, Hospital deaths,
Mrs Rourke........................

THE SILENCE IS DEAFENING!!!!!!

Thank God for Stuart Syvret.
Sunday, 22 March 2009 16:07:00 GMT

One Day said...
Reading the debate on the naming of names, I can't help but wonder why there was not the same 'outrage' when Mario Lundy et al. were named. Is this because the public in general perceive these alledged crimes to be worse? How various children were treated in homes has indeed cost some of them their own lives, often by their own decision. Perhaps because the abusers did not directly murder them then their crimes appear to be regarded as less shocking.

These people need to be named to enable the public to be able to question why they did not stand before the courts facing a trial etc. How can all these acts be descibed as not in the public's interest to pursue?
Sunday, 22 March 2009 16:12:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
If I lived next door to a "child fiddler" I would want to know, in the UK there are lists. In Jersey no lists.

If I went into the General Hospital I would want to know that anyone who has been remotely suspected of unlawful abuse of drugs and medical equipment. I would want to know.

Since this guy is still on a list that would allow him to get a job, even though he has been tried and charged with serious drug offences because that is what they are I would want to know "WHY"

What is stopping this man from getting another job with a Health Authority, stealing the drugs meant for the patients for whatever use.

That is NOT playing god that is being honest with the residents who may use the service.

The only complaint I would have is why this guy was not named earlier, why this guy remains on a register allowing him to gain employment as a nurse, most of all I would want to know WHY this guy was not charged and tried by a judge and jury.

One man should NOT be able to make the decisions that Child Abusers, suspected Murderers are allowed to roam the streets of Jersey without reproach.

Stuart you are a brave man, could I have done what you have done, who knows.

One other question one may ask is Why are unelected representatives to the States of Jersey in possession of confidential information, perhaps this guy should also be arrested and the person passing on this knowlege be charged with Dats Protection. Sauce for goose, sauce for gander.

PS If this information has been in the possession of workers in the Health Department one can presume that many other people are aware of the situation that took place in 1998/99.


There are many questions will anyone get any answers, I doubt it.
Sunday, 22 March 2009 16:40:00 GMT

Tony Gallichan said...
Someone has already probably sent you this but...


[url]http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/jersey/7957760.stm[/url]

think they're gonna get you for this one, old chap...but dammit, you did the right thing...plus lets face it, they try anything and the royal court gets rushed by a rather large crowd of people.....


Sorry, but Im still for a popular uprising..peaceful, none violent, but throw the buggers out of the island, remove their assets leaving them just enough to live on. Throw em in prison if they've been found guilty of corruption after an investigation....

So much should be done, folks....so much to do...
Sunday, 22 March 2009 16:44:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
The JDA have admitted to breaking the law though Stuart. You cannot have it both ways, either everybody follows the law or they do not.

I can't see how this nurse can now be charged with anything following your release of this. How could they get a jury in Jersey together now that won't know about this story if it went all they way?


Doesn't that mean that no one should ever be named if they are going to be tried by a jury in Jersey?

What about the JDA2? Weren't they named before the court case?
Sunday, 22 March 2009 17:05:00 GMT

ellie said...
This is a very disturbing report,and I think you were right to release it. I am however slightly worried about one aspect of it. You say you fear for your life if this "nurse" is still in Jersey and might try to get revenge. However I worry about the evidence that has been shown from various nurses who worked with him. He will obviously recognise these people if he reads this blog, and are they not also in danger of revenge for speaking out against him? Perhaps they will also be worried that he will try to contact them? I don't know, it is such a terrible thought that he may have tried to end patients lives prematurely but revealing the nurses' observations might be dangerous for them.A difficult one.
Sunday, 22 March 2009 17:19:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
BBCnews 24 running story Jersey hospital. About time
Sunday, 22 March 2009 17:23:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
"This isn't whistle blowing it's playing god."

FOR GOD'S SAKE!
Stuart has simply made public the information that the police and some of his colleagues in the hospital suspected a nurse of committing murder.
Stuart has not committed a crime here, he is alerting the public to the fact that a serial killer may have escaped prosecution.

The police had evidence to charge the man and nothing was done.
Ten years later is long enough to assume the case has been dropped.
A few years ago the national press were openly speculating that Ian Huntley may have killed two children long before the police charged him.
He still went to jail.

Would all you champions of data protection prefer just to let another rancid little secret rot away in our society?

Don't you see it's not just this case!
Just as the Greenfields abuses were a legacy of HDLG this another symptom of our culture of secrecy.
The omerta that is imposed anytime something occurs that is deemed to be embarrassing to the island allows criminals to commit crimes, neglect to go unnoticed and dangers to go unreported.

Looking the other way until it's clear doesn't solve any problems it just creates new ones.
We need to be honest now with an open and unbiased court case to either clear this mans name or punish him for his crimes.
We have to do this for HDLG also.
The truth should be the truth wherever it's spoken so why can't these cases be heard in the U.K.?
Sunday, 22 March 2009 17:31:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Jersey nurse deaths claim probe
Sunday, 22 March 2009 17:34:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
What kind of twisted mind reads this article and is outraged by the disregard for data protection?

That's what makes you angry?

Nothing else?

Nothing?
Sunday, 22 March 2009 17:35:00 GMT

Derek said...
I'm starting to ******** hate this island.

Beautiful but Poisonous.
Sunday, 22 March 2009 17:39:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Stuart

I think you made the right decision, the judicial processes in Jersey are completely flawed, as evidenced by the refusal of the then AG to pursue the case further and allow the evidence to be tested in court.

Innocent until proven guilty? Only if you can trust the Law to follow proper process. The Law after all is but a useful social construct and depends on fair application.

Also innocent in Law does not mean innocent in fact - the law is not interested in getting to the truth. You only need to look at the case of Elizabeth Rourke. It all depends on how good your lawyer is, how many criminals have been let off on technicalities?
Sunday, 22 March 2009 17:50:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
First Gulf War was 1990 - 1991. Was AM admitted to the police after he returned (presumably suffering from PTSD)in which case why was he acceptable to join the force, or was he an already serving officer who return to his job, again if suffering from PTSD why was he allowed to return without assessment.
He is later allowed to join the Health Service, convicted and sacked for stealing drugs and then re-employed!
A search of his hoem finds:
1. One lump of brown cannabis resin, tablets and scales.
2. Knuckle-duster.
3. A Police Philips radio (in working order).
4. Bag containing various medications.
5. Eleven syringes with a clear liquid within, and other medication, including
two bottles of potassium chloride.
6. Six firearms, with large quantity of ammunition.
7. One expired Firearms Certificate.
..not what one expects to find in a normal family home, surely cause for great concern and alarm.
NOTHING IS DONE!!
Where or where Stuart do the Establishment buy its massive, mega, huge brushes for its even bigger carpet?
Sunday, 22 March 2009 18:13:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
1. One lump of brown cannabis resin, tablets and scales.
2. Knuckle-duster.
3. A Police Philips radio (in working order).
4. Bag containing various medications.
5. Eleven syringes with a clear liquid within, and other medication, including
two bottles of potassium chloride.
6. Six firearms, with large quantity of ammunition.
7. One expired Firearms Certificate.

Not the possessions of a normal everyday family man I feel.nrast
Sunday, 22 March 2009 18:15:00 GMT

Senator Stuart Syvret said...
Could I just point out to whoever submitted the recent comments with expletives in that I prefer not to publish such material.

Should you wish to re-submit the comment without the swearing, I'll post it.

Thanks

Stuart
Sunday, 22 March 2009 18:28:00 GMT

Senator Stuart Syvret said...
The potential dangers posed by this man.

This was an obvious concern of mine - for those around him, and me. I therefore took the precaution of alerting the police to the fact I had published the report round about the same time as I posted the blog.

Stuart
Sunday, 22 March 2009 18:30:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
What is the law on exhumation in Jersey?

DT
Sunday, 22 March 2009 18:31:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Stuart

Insulin and potassium chloride - easily available to a nurse.
In some of the wards at the JGH they don't even bother to lock the potassium/sodium chloride and water away. There was a case were a nurse auxiliary was giving sodium through patients venflons. The committee re-instated the person after a disciplinary sacked him. I believe your previous assistant minister and Mike Pollard were responsible for that patient centred approach
Sunday, 22 March 2009 18:48:00 GMT

Nick Palmer said...
On the Talkback show this morning, Nick Jouault and Mike Stentiford mentioned that, in the final analysis, the only way to get anything done in Jersey is to stand up and shout about it. How sad. How worrying.

During my time with Jersey Friends of the Earth, when we did things like returning thousands of empty milk cartons to the Jersey Milk Marketing Board and demonstrating outside shops who kept their doors fully open in the depths of winter and thereby wasted energy, we got a lot of flak from people who argued along these lines - by doing demonstrations like this, they would say, surely you are reducing your own credibility because most people will look at you as somebody not to be listened to if you do "radical" things like this. "Why don't you just write to the relevant authorities about your concerns?" they would say, helpfully. The thing is, in this final statement, we can see the fundamental underlying assumption of too many ordinary Jersey people. They believe in the adequacy and conscientiousness and goodness of the system and they believe that going through the system by, for example, writing a nice polite letter to the relevant authorities is an effective, correct way to go about things and will have results without resorting to that nasty placard-waving nonsense that people in other countries do... unlike in civilised Jersey...

They literally seem almost unable to comprehend that those who shout about it - whistleblow about it - demonstrate about it and generally kick up a visible public fuss about it (and leak documents etc) do this because, in general, they've already gone through the system the "correct way" of doing it and been frustrated over and over again - constantly stonewalled.

Writing in or raising a concern the "normal way" is not a box ticking exercise that absolves you of all responsibility in the matter. Sometimes, if you know your concerns are being improperly dealt with by the system, or you have no faith in the competence of the system to take the correct action speedily or at all, you should feel an overriding social responsibility to step out of line and DO THE RIGHT THING. Sadly, in Jersey, the situation is that the whistleblowers or the daring angel mavericks will get dismissed or otherwise clamped down on. This is the moral corruption in Jersey - it is a consequence of too many people living corporate "yuppie" lives and accepting the limited moral values of that culture without public argument. Too many people kow-tow to the system or, more exactly, the people who administer the system without considering the fundamental principles of truth, justice, morality, fairness, accountability and responsibility that those systems should be based upon.

The people only give the Law power over their lives because they believe it is rooted in those values I just outlined. If it becomes divorced from those values by expediency or becomes a tool for the suppression of those who call into question the judgement and values of the lawmakers and administrators, where these diverge from the 6 values above, then we are all in trouble.

I say the "Spirit of the Law" is everything; blind application of the "Letter of the Law" is where much injustice occurs. During my Senatorial campaign, I was astonished to find out that Ian le Marquand didn't know the term casuistry - from Wikipedia - casuistry is the basis of case law in common law, and the standard form of reasoning applied in common law


In essence, it argues that the breaking of a small law or social norm to prevent a far more serious problem is valid. An example would be the priest who hears the confession of serial killer in his confessional box and breaks the "client's" confidentiality.

Some laws have this "get-out clause" written in. For example, the Jersey Postal Services Law has provision to prosecute people who break the confidentiality of a client using the service. However, the law also has a section which allows confidentiality breaking in a "defence of the realm" situation. For example, if a terrorist plot appeared to be underway, action must be taken - the greater good overwhelms the lesser evil as far as some laws are concerned. The application of the Law in Jersey sometimes seems to miss or ignore the fundamental moral justifications underpinning, and giving validity and power to, that law.

Stuart may get prosecuted under the Data protection law. Although I have not studied it, I hope it has a similar section which allows actions for the "greater good" of society to bestow immunity from relatively minor technical breaches of that law (or it is a badly written law).

Brave people are driven to drastic actions by the imperviousness and incorrigibility of many of those in the system and it is extremely annoying when people with a blind faith in the system criticise others who are driven to distraction by that system - ultimately forced to more extreme lengths. As Stuart says, what he has done is a matter of last resort.

Where I diverge from Stuart in his relentless quest to bring the leaders of our judiciary and senior civil servants to book is his apparent assumption that the "coal-face" workers are blame-free.

It is obvious that employees in Jersey who go just a little outside of the line-in-the-sand of mindless, unquestioning compliance are stamped down on very heavily. Also, it clearly takes a very brave or foolhardy individual to stick to their moral guns and not just keep their mouths shut.

However, I believe ultimately it is the lack of bravery of the majority to stand up for what is right that is to blame. A sort of unspoken conspiracy of the democratic majority to do nothing, say nothing and keep their heads down to avoid personal risk. At the end of this post I will quote the lyrics of the song Universal Soldier by Buffy Sainte Marie which shows that it's not necessarily the bad and the evil or the power crazed and the corrupt who are totally responsible for all the evils of the world. It may be uncomfortable for the majority to realise that the person who doesn't speak up because they have a mortgage to pay, or are concerned about compromising their career prospects, shares the responsibility too.

This is Pastor Niemoller's famous poem about political apathy - written about the rise of Hitler but applicable in a much wider sense to those who see things yet do nothing in order to keep a comfortable life for themselves.

"When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

Then they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,
I did not speak out;
I was not a Jew.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out for me."


This is the 60's song

UNIVERSAL SOLDIER
Buffy Sainte-Marie
© Caleb Music-ASCAP

"I (Buffy) wrote "Universal Soldier" in the basement of The Purple Onion coffee house in Toronto in the early sixties. It's about individual responsibility for war and how the old feudal thinking kills us all. Donovan had a hit with it in 1965."

He's five feet two and he's six feet four
He fights with missiles and with spears
He's all of 31 and he's only 17
He's been a soldier for a thousand years

He's a Catholic, a Hindu, an atheist, a Jain,
a Buddhist and a Baptist and a Jew
and he knows he shouldn't kill
and he knows he always will
kill you for me my friend and me for you

And he's fighting for Canada,
he's fighting for France,
he's fighting for the USA,
and he's fighting for the Russians
and he's fighting for Japan,
and he thinks we'll put an end to war this way

And he's fighting for Democracy
and fighting for the Reds
He says it's for the peace of all
He's the one who must decide
who's to live and who's to die
and he never sees the writing on the walls

But without him how would Hitler have
condemned him at Dachau
Without him Caesar would have stood alone
He's the one who gives his body
as a weapon to a war
and without him all this killing can't go on

He's the universal soldier and he
really is to blame
His orders come from far away no more
They come from him, and you, and me
and brothers can't you see
this is not the way we put an end to war.
Sunday, 22 March 2009 18:50:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Stuart
Please send the report to the NMC - they need to look at this under professional misconduct and not fitness to practise through ill health
Sunday, 22 March 2009 18:57:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
The great enemy of the Truth is very often not the lie - deliberate, contrived, and dishonest - but the myth - persistent, persuasive and realistic.

John F Kennedy
Sunday, 22 March 2009 18:57:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Stuart

I posted earlier the article from today's observer, I also left a comment about to the effect that at least in the UK there is the Health Care Commission and an investigative press, whereas here we have neither, I also mentioned the scandals and cover up in the Jersey health services, the suspensions, dismissals and disciplinaries against anyone who raises concerns and finally mentioned you a Jersey politician deposed as minister for health because you raised concerns with a link to your blogsite.

Guess what they have removed my comment - I'm really p*ssed off with what I thought was a newspaper that was not afraid of political pressure.....seems I was wrong.

Anyway have Just posted the following no doubt that too will be removed:

"Why did you delete my comment about the Jersey Health Services? Is the UK press only interested in its own scandals?"

Anyone want to join me the site address is

www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/mar/22/nhs-whistleblowers-nick-cohen?showCommentBox=true
Sunday, 22 March 2009 19:08:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
A.M. reappeared at the Magistrates Court on 19th May 1999, and a meeting with Michael Birt was held at Police Headquarters on 20th May 1999.
Records of the court appearance, and minutes of the meeting held at Police HQ the day after, would make very interesting reading. Thats if the records of these two important and incriminating events are still, or ever have been in existance.
Sunday, 22 March 2009 19:16:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Even the whistleblowers have been silenced
Sunday, 22 March 2009 19:16:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Reported on BBC Radio 4 news.
Sunday, 22 March 2009 19:17:00 GMT

Senator Stuart Syvret said...
I have a certain understanding of what happened at the meeting - but no documented evidence.

The court judgment - I have.

And in at least two respects, it makes very disturbing reading.

Stuart
Sunday, 22 March 2009 19:20:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Michael Birt must be now, a very worried man
Sunday, 22 March 2009 19:31:00 GMT

Senator Stuart Syvret said...
He certainly should be.

I'm gradually writing a blog dedicated to the subject of the fascinating Mr. Birt.

Whilst the subject of this post is the most appalling - there are lots more examples of his "failures" to prosecute, misuses of power, partisan political interference and derelictions of public duty.

In fact, it just so happens I was going through some of my files this afternoon, and re-discovered yet another example.

Some people - in their nativity - so long for the departure of the Bailhache Brothers - that they looked to Birt as an improvement.

Sorry to shatter your illusions - but he is every bit as bad as them.

Stuart
Sunday, 22 March 2009 19:39:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Posted on the guardian

"Even when you blow the whistle all you get is ridicule and hatred from those who will be held responsible for whatever you blew the whistle on."

The BBC pay scant regard to any issue's coming out of one of our dependecies Jersey.

They appear to be able to get awy with murder, child sexual abuse and so many other crimes that it make Zimbabwe look civil.

The BBC in Jersey which I pay part of my licence for are keeping the lid on so many attocities its behond belief, lots of influential people within the media in Jersey are related to some of the accused as well as the police and politicans.

Black is the soul of those who did nothing to help these children.
Sunday, 22 March 2009 19:43:00 GMT

voiceforchildren said...
Not only do we have a possible Mass Murderer in our midst we have Mario Lundy still doing what he does best. We have Tom Mckeon still walking the streets. We have the Maguires living a life of Riley on tax payers money. We have the HDLG and toothfairy saga. We have the, what appears to be, avoidable death of Elizabeth O'Rourke (possible corporate manslaughter) Our health Minister encouraging suicide, swearing and lying in the States. Our Education Minister leaving it to National Newspapers to answer questions about his Chief officer, the list goes on. And the biggest news appears to be you naming names. You couldn't make it up!
Sunday, 22 March 2009 19:53:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
"Why don't we ask the police to set up a blog with every police report they have on file?" - previous comment.

Look around. In most of the free world, that is exactly what is published for all to see in a police blotter. Whilst the fuller documentation of a criminal investigation may not be automatically published for all to see, the arrest and detailed charges could normally be made public, legally. Only in Jersey would this be an issue of such ridiculous controversy. Jersey is unique in all the supposedly Western world in devotion to such secrecy.

Do Stuart's critics realize that millions of people all over the world have access to names and charges of those arrested? Sex offender names are published and film footage of arrests and crime witness accounts fill news broadcasts in multiple countries, nightly. Only the names of sex crime victims(!) are frequently withheld.

You see, outside of Jersey, a free press generally manages to investigate and report on exactly the kind of details Stuart has exposed here, even when charges are not brought. That is the value of the fourth estate, in a system with checks and balances.

Don't believe this? Hop the ferry, or go almost anywhere abroad, and you can quickly find at least some remaining examples of a printed free press, even where most larger media conglomerates now serve corporate masters. The internet makes free speech almost impossible to stifle, so even Jersey is now being exposed to that cleansing bright light of objective truth.

An objective reader of this blog logically concludes that no charges were ever going to be brought in this nurse's case. Now, if Stuart is charged with data protection law violations, that will be an outrage to democracy lovers throughout the world, who see Jersey as what Stuart calls "A little microcosm."

The hyperfocus in Jersey on a single elected Senator, like Stuart Syvret, seems due to his role as the only balancing force against a corrupt regime. You have only this senator serving as the entire fourth estate, as well as serving as your most popular elected official, and then also striving to represent victims of a generation of abuse.

Odd, Stuart claims to have little higher education or money, and may have seldom travelled much beyond Jersey, but he thinks as a person who has a vastly larger world view. It appears he and his supporters are the only ones who foresee that Jersey's corrupt provincial banana republic is being dragged into a future with more transparency than it is yet set up to withstand.

I believe many of Stuart's supporters are outside of Jersey and consider Stuart to be an increasingly international figure in the fight for democracy. He would have little limit to his support off the island, should he ask.

I have no doubt he will play an important role in much to be written and published in the future, for many eyes are upon him, now. If he is harmed for his efforts to expose the truth, even more global attention will be called to "The Jersey Way."
Sunday, 22 March 2009 20:01:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Stuart,

Just thought I'd mention your staggering number of first time blog visitors. Looks like nearly a thousand new viewers over the past 30 hours or so. Where do they all come from?

Newfan
Sunday, 22 March 2009 20:37:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Join the guardian comments the talking about Jersey
Sunday, 22 March 2009 20:49:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
Absolutely staggering. The case is only being reopened because the public have been alerted to these alleged crimes on this blog, but in the same breath, SSS may be prosecuted for breaching data protection. Where's the justice in that?
Sunday, 22 March 2009 20:49:00 GMT

Tony Gallichan said...
well, i double checked with a Journo friend of mine...a proper journo, not one from The Rag, but the uk.

As most here suspected, putting the report up IS a clear case of libel and will affect any possible investigation and court case.

Trouble is, that report is now all over the net - that ol' copy/paste option, so usefull for blogs, don't cha know?

You did the right thing - as have those of us who've copied it...however the law may well get you for this one, we shall see. Personally, I think you need an adviser..someone on your side who can basically say 'oi, hang on, look, just take a step back a mo, remove that name or that date etc, and you'll be ok'

Its not going to do any good to anyone, least of all you, if you get done big time...we need you out, about and blogging

So, isn;t it time we started getting together online properly? That way we can help, advise and make sure Stuart doesn't carry the can on his own and, hopefully, doesn't 'shoot himself in the foot' as my journo friend calls it, lol?

We need to organise, folks...
Sunday, 22 March 2009 21:31:00 GMT

Senator Stuart Syvret said...
Tony

I appreciate your concern.

But as explained previously - there is simply no way the mainstream media - local, national or international - would have run this - unless and until someone like me had put it out there.

Ultimately - this was the only realistic way of getting the issues in the public domain.

There is no prospect of Marolia being prosecuted - whatever.

Let's face facts about that shall we?

If the Jersey oligarchy weren't going to prosecute him 10 years ago - what bloody chance do you think there ever was of them doing it now?

Nil.

Christ - look, for God's sake - Bill Bailhache won't even extradite and prosecute the McGuires in order to protect Birt and The Jersey Way.

I'm afraid your journo friend suffers from a lot from the fear that keeps the truth suppressed - even in supposedly free Britain.

Look - even The Daily Mail, fer Christ sake - named and exposed the murderers of Stephen Lawrence.

There comes a time when you just have to take your courage in both hands and do what is right.

The last, remote, chance there was of effective justice in Jersey - in this case and others - was the court action in London on Tuesday.

See my previous blog - for the surreal, "you couldn't make it up" frank, corruption of that episode.

Lord Richards and Justice Tugendhat had the opportunity there to do what was right by law - and what was in the public interest.

They failed - instead putting the old boys' network first.

When all aspects of the law, of prosecution, of courts have failed - really - what else is there left to do other than what I have?

Stuart
Sunday, 22 March 2009 21:49:00 GMT

Anonymous said...
tony, with you 100% how many of us is there. I will start. I'M IN. Please put your support down as "I'M IN"(just once,to be helpful to this poll),

SSS, with you all the way
Sunday, 22 March 2009 21:50:00 GMT

Tony Gallichan said...
Fair enough..well argued. I do understand why you put it up - and agree with you doing so....just remember some people worry about you, ok? :) Apart from being a decent bloke, your too damned important to be silenced, whether you think so or not.
Sunday, 22 March 2009 21:56:00 GMT
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