Whatever the reality, confidence in Jersey's has been damaged and, at least in the eyes of our offshore critics who regard the Channel Islands as one entity, that reflects badly on Guernsey, too.
I don't think that Guernsey has too much to be worried about, given that they have clearly managed to follow through a case of historic abuse with success, no complaints by the police of obstruction, no special lawyers appointed to make sure the police don't go "the wrong way", and so on.
As we have argued before, these islands remain independent not just because they are well run but because they are seen to be well run.
One of his victims says the ordeal stripped her of her personality while another has revealed it left her with years of depression.
Police say Hughes' role as a Judo instructor made it easy for him to abuse young girls in his care and have vowed to pursue any allegations of historic child abuse in the island.
articleid=16390&zoneid=1Of course, Jersey has to get a word in, and Frank Walker has been quick to attack any comparison of how slow Jersey is doing with historic abuse enquiries.
But the editorial comment hit back in fighting mood: A LETTER from Jersey's chief minister seeking an apology from this newspaper for critical comments made about the investigation into child abuse there reinforces the view that the enquiry is floundering.
British and French television can both be received in the islands, and often include extensive rugby coverage - such as the Rugby World Cup and Six Nations Championship.
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Rugby union in the Bailiwick of Guernsey is a popular sport.
Outside the island of Guernsey itself, it is occasionally played in Alderney and Sark.
St Jacques have a squad of around 40 players, with many being recent graduates of the Guernsey Rugby Academy.
The Siam Cup is an annual Rugby Union competition held between Jersey Reds and Guernsey RFC. Development of the sport is limited due to the practicalities of small islands; Guernsey's national population is under 80,000. Guernsey has no television of its own (the ITV variant Channel Television sometimes includes rugby news) but does have its own radio stations.
A number of schools play the sport, especially the private ones, such as Elizabeth College. There is only one other club in Guernsey, St Jacques RFC, which was founded in 1978.