How can Town and Country Planning approve Pure Beach Resort and Spa without due diligence?

Ecoterra International Corporation (Pure Beach Resort and Spa): No accounts filed with government – ever!

by Who, Me?

According to the Federal Corporation Information dept., Ecoterra International Corporation (Pure Beach Resort and Spa) Ontario Corporation # 7025572  have not filed accounts for for years 2009, 2010 and 2011 or any year since formation.

Gary C.C. Walker and Mark S.P. Purai are listed as directors in a new company formed earlier this year –  Pure Beach Resort and Spa Inc., Ontario Corporation #2283348

I think Town and Country Planning would also be able to do a company financial search on Harlequin Management Services (South East) Ltd (Company Registration # 4205220)  trading as Harlequin Properties in the UK.

It truly amazes me that Town and Country Planning can approve multi-million projects seemingly without some form of basic due diligence.

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12 responses to “How can Town and Country Planning approve Pure Beach Resort and Spa without due diligence?

  1. Newbie

    Town and Country HMMMM, a certain person there has no principles, he will take money to provide a service such as drawing house plans and then do not deliver on his promises causing the client to have to pay another person to draw the plans (I know this from personal experience). This person happens to sit near the top of the tree so I am not surprised if things are not
    transparent at Town and C**try!!

  2. yatinkiteasy

    Merricks … nada
    FourSeasons…. nada
    Pure Beach Resort and Spa…. nada
    Barrack getting paid …nada
    New QEH…nada
    Empire Theater Renovation…nada
    Clico payments…..nada


    We are living in the land of “The Kings New Clothes” (see below)
    “An Emperor who cares for nothing but his appearance and attire hires two tailors who promise him the finest suit of clothes from a fabric invisible to anyone who is unfit for his position or “just hopelessly stupid”. The Emperor cannot see the cloth himself, but pretends that he can for fear of appearing unfit for his position; his ministers do the same. When the swindlers report that the suit is finished, they mime dressing him and the Emperor then marches in procession before his subjects, who play along with the pretense. Suddenly, a child in the crowd, too young to understand the desirability of keeping up the pretense, blurts out that the Emperor is wearing nothing at all and the cry is taken up by others. The Emperor cringes, suspecting the assertion is true, but holds himself up proudly and continues the procession.”

  3. Anonymous

    what about the new marina, the new sugar factory and the new hospital- Are these all election promises?

  4. millertheanunnaki

    @yatinkiteasy November 4, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Oh what a piece of sophisticated farcical theatre! Especially the part about the child in the crowd! I am dying with laughter (ROTFLMAO)!!
    I think you and others should meet up in cyberspace and re-write a piece of comedy of errors for this set of local circus red nose performers.

  5. check it out

    Re Gary Walker LLB – President of Ecoterra – or is that Ecoterrorism

    According to the website of the Law Society of Upper Canada (the governing body for lawyers to practice in Ontario) – – the current status of Gary Crawford Copland Walker is “Suspended Administratively” – meaning. ” A lawyer who has been suspended for administrative reasons, such as failing to pay fees or file forms on time. A suspended lawyer is not permitted by the Law Society to practice law and/or provide legal services”.

    If he does not file his forms or pay fees to the Law Society, it should not be surprising that Ecoterra has not filed its forms.

    I guess his status as a lawyer in Ontario does not prevent him from building one of the largest resorts in Barbados, but it sure should raise a red flag.

    Due diligence anyone

  6. millertheanunnaki

    @ check it out:
    “Due diligence anyone”.
    This Country is fast becoming like a paro hooked on big material lifestyle. It has already sold it material possessions, borrow from friends sand family; and in order to get the constant fix of sweet life is about to prostitute itself to whomever comes along with paper looking like foreign money whether real of counterfeit.

  7. We gyne down faaaast!

    I’m just loving this list!!

    Merricks … nada
    FourSeasons…. nada
    Pure Beach Resort and Spa…. nada
    Barrack getting paid …nada
    New QEH…nada
    Empire Theater Renovation…nada
    Clico payments…..nada


    Failure upon failure!
    We lookin goood, though.
    Keep that veneer polished.
    Y’all need to borrow some polish from Owen or whuh?
    -he be de master of veneer!

  8. Distant Voice

    I just checked the design for the Pure Bull, oops, sorry, Beach resort.
    Anybody who has spent time on the east (and south east) coast will understand that opening up the whole east facade to the east view and elements is madness. Salt, rain, dust (sahara) etc will destroy everything. I have a friend who lives on Foul bay and he keeps the east patio doors closed all the time and socialises on the west side of the house. He cant see the beach because the window glass is covered in salt all the time, even when he cleans them daily, especially in the winter (peak season) months.
    The beach is downright dangerous to swim due to heavy beach break in shifting sand.
    Maybe prospective purchasers would be wise to find out how much Crane Hotel spends every year on maintenance.
    Did the environmental assessment take into account “sustainability”? If the cost of maintenance is too high the resort will be unsustainable. Remember the ginger Bay project? It had to be rescued by a very wealthy local business man.
    Imagine, if after selling off the bulk of the units (to uninformed) foreigners, and the maintenance cost gets out of hand, the end result will be a rapid decline into dereliction and vandalism.
    Wouldn’t this be defined as an environmental disaster for Foul Bay ?
    Has the environmental assessment taken this very real possibility into account…?
    Something is very wrong here. The 4 seasons resort is located in the perfect spot with correct orientation and yet it flounders. Our government yet again proves it cant run a piss up in a brewery.
    Why not form a new type of system to run the country. How about a no party system with ministers appointed from local businesses on merit and good track record, to serve, oops dirty word, I mean “reassure” and who will be assessed for re-election every 3 years according to performance and who will be paid a good basic salary with bonuses where appropriate to compensate for loss of time in their own business.
    I guess not in my lifetime.

  9. Nostradamus

    @ Distant Voice

    “Has the environmental assessment taken this very real possibility into account…?”

    Was an EIA done? Part of the EIA process required by TCPD is that a Town Hall type meeting be held. I personally never heard of one being held. This is usually when the public hears about the planned develpment. Maybe TCPD did not require an EIA.

  10. Shafted Canadian Investor

    The principles of Ecoterra International Corporation are also associated with 151 Eglinton West Inc. in Toronto Canada. Mark Purai is believed to have taken funds fraudulently out of 151 Eglinton to initiate the Pure Beach Resort and Spa in Barbados. He and his management team has failed to provide financial statements, pay taxes, renovate and manage 151 Eglinton West Inc.. As such he is being named in a lawsuit by the investors. Also Gary Walker was appointed manager of 151 Eglinton and provided a mortgage from Ecoterra without consent of either parties. He is also to be named in a lawsuits for mismanagement of 151 Eglinton. Nigel Purai is Mark Purai’s brother and is also to named in a lawsuit by the investors in 151. Mark Purai, Nigel Purai and Gary Walker have acted deceptively, demonstrated very poor management skills and are believed to be involved in fraudulent activity. It is best that anyone who comes into contact with them be aware of this.

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