Harlequin hidden videos posted on YouTube?

Hidden camera and microphone in construction helmet?

Folks, I’m not sure what we have here. If I had to make a guess I’d say that in some of the videos, and from the head-high angles of the shots and the restricted view, that someone put a video camera in a construction helmet. The camera and the lens must have been very small. In one of the videos a woman is seen with a camera, so maybe I’m mistaken about the hidden helmet camera – I don’t know much about that sort of technology. Have a look for yourself. In earlier videos a Brit narrator mentions he’s making a video.

As I post this, I haven’t looked at all the videos, and I haven’t listened to what people are saying. Some of the videos were posted twice on YouTube, but we’re linking to only one of each.

If there’s no mystery to these videos, what’s with all the blacked out sides? Why did someone send us the links?

Here’s a list, the dates posted and the links. Let’s see what our readers can come up with… what do you see? What is important about these videos? What is different in the videos than what is being currently advertised about these projects? What are the Harlequin employees and construction workers saying? In one of the videos, a person with a Brit accent is narrating what he sees.

As a starter, I don’t see much different from the videos of the H Hotel site from three months ago and now… but then again, what do I know about construction?

March 19, 2012 – Harlequin Head Office Barbados

March 19, 2012 – Merricks Barbados – Site visit

March 19, 2012 – Merricks Barbados – Site visit

March 19, 2012 – Merricks Barbados – Man with plan.

March 19, 2012 – Merricks Barbados – Tour – Site visit.

March 19, 2012 – H Hotel Barbados

March 19, 2012 – H Hotel Barbados

March 19, 2012 – H Hotel Barbados – Site visit

February 25, 2012 – H Hotel Barbados 17/2/12

February 25, 2012 – H Hotel Barbados 17/2/12

February 25, 2012 – H Hotel Barbados 17/2/12 – Site visit room

February 25, 2012 – H Hotel Barbados 17/2/12

February 25, 2012 – H Hotel Barbados 17/2/12

February 25, 2012 – H Hotel Barbados 16/2/12 (date might be wrong)

February 25, 2012 – H Hotel Barbados 17/2/12

December 22, 2011 – New Airport at St. Vincent

December 9, 2011 – H Hotel Barbados Construction

December 9, 2011 – H Hotel Barbados Construction – Brit narrator

December 9, 2011 – H Hotel Barbados Construction – Brit narrator

For a list of all videos by ‘pearlygray1’ here’s the YouTube channel

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8 responses to “Harlequin hidden videos posted on YouTube?

  1. Dan

    “…what’s with all the blacked out sides?”

    That’s what you get when you shoot video from a cellphone held in its usual vertical orientation. The widescreen (16:9 format) video camera in the phone is designed to be held horizontally but most people never do.

    The blacked-out sides results from letterboxing, which a computer fills in when trying to make a portrait format (tall) video fit within a landscape format (wide).

  2. skipperv

    More Foreign workers raping our Island !
    What we need dem for , they are supposed to be Tourist!

  3. Anonymous

    will send you a photo of Mericks Bay BEFORE
    all very au naturel. Could be useful for comparison with an After shot
    when they done mess up Nature’s beach.

    When we were there, the only trax on the beach were turtle trax,leading to a nest.

  4. yatiniteasy

    Very revealing…shows clearly that not much can be shown to investors going back about 6 YEARS, after millions of dollars have supposedly been invested in Merricks..Surely Harlequin did not know about or authorize these videos.

  5. caribeye

    What is reported in the Press is that Harlequin HAS to improve the Merricks area by installing AT THEIR EXPENSE new underground electrical infrastructure, new water mains and new access roads FOR THE ENTIRE AREA, not just for their development. That means millions of dollars of Government, i.e. our (taxpayers) money can be spent elsewhere, maybe to help repay CLICO investors? I went there (before Harlequin) many times to swim and picnic on Peat Bay beach and saw what was basically a grazing pasture for cows and goats. It is now turned into a property development.

    That Harlequin, like all of us and like thousands of developers worldwide were affected by the world economic crisis is beyond doubt. Also,as reported in the Press, Govt. delayed approval of the previously agreed conditions that it asked Harlequin to meet and comply with in return for the normal development concessions that have been enjoyed by local developers of yacht marinas, golf courses, etc to create inflows of foreign capital needed to sustain our economy. So what’s all the noise about? We can either grow up,and out of our parochial mentality and join the rest of the world or tell developers with millions of investment dollars to be captured and used for our own country’s good to go build their developments in another Caribbean location and leave our goat pastures alone.

  6. yatiniteasy

    Caribeye,
    Leave our goat pastures alone please. Harlequin have been selling cabanas, villas and studios at Merricks for over 6 years. As of this date they can`t even show ONE completed sample studio! Where have the hundreds of millions of dollars in Investors` money gone?
    They have not even built a decent road to their show units now being hastily constructed with a skeleton crew.

  7. Kind Sir…. If you care to look closely at the “hastily constructed” buildings at Merricks, you will discover that they are being built to standards not even dreamt of in the past. These are high-performance, energy efficient solid concrete structures, built to last hundreds of years and to consume a tiny fraction of the power generated by the smoke-belching diesel generators on Barbados. I challenge you to go and sit in one of these buildings for an hour……you will be cool and comfortable without any air conditioning at all.

    The reason they were so quickly constructed is new insulating concrete form technology that requires a fraction of the time to erect. I personally taught a crew of local workers the skills to do this, and they are ready to build the future of Barbados…..clean….cool…..solid…and lasting. No more “pizza-oven” structures that require enough energy to fly a 747 just to keep cool for a day!

    I say good on Harlequin…. and good on Barbados for supporting this kind of advancement.

  8. Anonymous

    Can anyone explain why homes sold six years ago have not been started at merricks? Thousands of sold homes have not been started elsewhere. Frankly, it is irrelevant as to standards of build of a few show homes when we are waiting for our home for so many years. Shame on anyone who can support a company that takes people’s life savings and gives nothing in return. Parasites.