Daily Archives: November 5, 2011

Synergy defined: Barbados and Concorde

I miss what Concorde and Barbados did for each other

We were bigger than the sum of our parts – Barbados and Concorde. The world’s fastest, most expensive, classiest passenger jet plus Barbados: vacation paradise chosen by the who’s who of the rich and famous.

Twenty years ago they would pay ten thousand US dollars a bottom to fly from the UK to Bim – sipping champagne and taking their photos by the Mach display. The Concorde became the unofficial flag of a tiny Caribbean island. The Concorde was synonymous with Barbados – but unlike Rihanna it was all positive and upscale. God, how I loved to see that bird on final with everyone waving and taking photos and videos.

A 747 is a taxi. The Concorde was the Space Shuttle.

Had a chance one time, but I thought the price was too expensive.

I can’t tell you what I did with the US$7,000 I “saved” by not flying the Concorde home, but looking back – a single photo of me standing beside the Mach meter with champagne in hand would have been worth US$7,000.

I can’t tell you what I did with that money. Maybe I paid my phone bills or repaired my car. Maybe I fixed my teeth.

But had I spent that 7k on a Concorde ticket, I could tell you what I did with the money. I could tell you that, for a time, I LIVED and did something special.

I have few regrets in my life, but one of my regrets is that I never flew Concorde. I (wrongly) thought it was too expensive.

The other regret?

I should have crawled back to her and done anything to make her forgive me.

But we cannot live thinking every day of our mistakes.

I should have flown Concorde.  🙂



Filed under Aviation, Barbados, Barbados Tourism

HarleCON website targets Harlequin Hotels & Resorts

“Welcome to Harlecon

Once upon a time, there was a double-glazing salesman from Essex who saw an opportunity to make money from selling properties overseas.

The business started off with a small development in Saint Vincent, but rapidly turned into a multi-million pound property group. Unfortunately, not much of the property that has been sold has ever been built.

This site aims to show what has happened to the money taken is what may well prove to be one of the biggest Ponzi schemes ever operated in the UK.”

How long will HarleCON.net last?

Someone has established an anonymously published website that purports to provide insider details about people and business dealings of Harlequin Hotels & Resorts.

The website’s name of HarleCON.net is registered through an anonymous proxy service in Arizona, USA and went live on October 31, 2011.

The first major article was published on Saturday, November 5, 2011 and makes an interesting observation that Harlequin Air doesn’t have enough capacity to meet the advertised claims. I read the article and I see the author’s point.

Some other interesting articles on this website are…

Where are purchaser deposits really going????? And who is benefitting?????

Harlecon Air, Ames your plane is too small.

Harlequin, It’s Agents and the Fraudulent Misrepresentation

A Message to Dave Ames Chairman Of Harlequin

Background on Dave Ames

How Purchasers find that they are locked into the Harlequin Product

The Caribbean Key Players (Construction Past & Present)

Harlequin Management Services (South East) Limited

The Resorts and Development Companies

Other companies

And from Harlequin itself…

Harlequin Air to make waiting times a thing of the past


Filed under Barbados, Barbados Tourism, Business & Banking, Consumer Issues, Corruption, Crime & Law, Offshore Investments