What change was that?
We can’t find any change in the law…
The Basildon Echo News in the UK recently published a major (four full pages) article about Harlequin Properties and their Caribbean projects. One of the puzzling statements by the Harlequin spokeswoman is that a change in local (Barbados) planning laws caused a one year delay.
We’ve been asking around and have been unable to come up with what change in planning laws Harlequin Properties is talking about. Does anyone have any idea?
There was an issue with setback from the cliff face listed by the critical site ‘Harlecon.net’ but that isn’t a change in the law. We reported on that story in our post Stunning new allegations about Harlequin Resorts: misuse of investors’ funds, auditors refuse to sign off
Speaking of Harlecon.net, where is the website?
As I write this the Harlecon.net website is off the internet. This happened one time a few months ago and it turned out to be a technical problem – but is this another technical problem or did Harlequin’s solicitors find a way to shut them down?
Stay tuned folks… life is always interesting when the little guy takes on big monied companies and governments!
“There are additional challenges involved with carrying out building projects in the Caribbean, where delays are not untypical.
“For instance, in Barbados, a change in local planning laws meant that construction work was interrupted for a year due to circumstances outside our control.
“We have, however, brought in additional resources in order to make up time that was lost.”
Harlequin Property spokeswoman in the Basildon Echo story When will Harlequin’s holiday homes be built? (Formerly titled The 180m holiday homes gamble)
PDF: copy of the Echo News April 3, 2012 article here.
PDF: May 19, 2010 letter from Barbados Prime Minister’s Office to Harlequin… DOC194