Harlequin fraudster: Matthew Ames jailed 40 months in fake carbon credits scam

“Ruined lives, pensions destroyed, homes lost. Suicides. Marriage breakups. Families falling apart as the work of a lifetime vanishes.

That is the legacy of Harlequin’s Matthew Ames, who was just convicted of fraud for running a ponzi scheme. Ames took £1.2million from the rich, from the poor, from widows and pipefitters. He was an equal opportunity swindler who dressed well, talked with such easy confidence that people immediately trusted him.”

… from BFP’s February 13, 2014 article Harlequin’s Matthew Ames guilty of ponzi scheme fraud.

Will father David Ames follow son to jail?

Matthew Ames

Matthew Ames

We were a little low in our previous estimates as it turns out that Matthew Ames defrauded investors of £1.6 million, some £400,000 more than thought – but hey, what’s a few pennies between friends?

The son of Harlequin’s Dave Ames was sentenced to 40 months in jail, which seems a short sentence considering that many of his victims are sentenced to life in poverty and despair.

It took about 3 years to bring Matthew Ames to justice, but that is quick considering the ongoing disaster of Harlequin Resorts created by Dave Ames and other ne’rdowells.

Further enjoyment:

Conman who used James Middleton to promote his bogus rainforest protection scheme is jailed

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200 responses to “Harlequin fraudster: Matthew Ames jailed 40 months in fake carbon credits scam

  1. Paudie O' Broughton

    Let’s hope that the same happens to short legs.

  2. Nair

    Stanford, jailed for life. Madoff jailed for life. Ames only 40 months but his scam was a joke compared to the former 2. It took 3 years. His father is before the courts and deserves more of the same. WHEN ARE WE GOING TO SEE THE SAME OR SIMILAR IN THE CARIBBEAN. THE SITUATION IS SIMILAR WITH FAMILIES DESTITUTE, ELDERLY FOLK SUCKING SALT AND OUR GOVERNMENT MINISTERS AND APPARENTLY THE COURT DOING SFA TO CHANGE THE SITUATION. BARBADIANS AND THEIR ISLAND COUNTER PARTS HAVE GOT TO STAND UP AND BE COUNTED

  3. Robbing FCUK

    Regarding the completions, did you know Harlequin are NOT INTENDING to refund the deposit to the original investors.

    THEY ARE JUST GOING TO KEEP IT

  4. Robert Storey

    That’s because the offer to move to phase 2 is not a resale. Either complete or move back. Simple option.

  5. BBaywatch

    Certainly a round of applause is due to Jon Austin for successfully exposing this crook and helping to bring about his downfall. That he managed it without being sued by Carter Fuck is even more remarkable and hopefully he will be as successful with his ongoing investigation in Ames senior and HP. Friends close to events in SVG tell me that de Comrade is preparing for a snap election, likely scenario is that a Cubana Air or Conviasa aircraft does a touch and go at Argyle, huge celebrations, immediate election and Ralph is your avuncular relative. So the lid is on in SVG re any news of Ames junior’s crimes, but will Dr G manage that before the time bomb that is Ames senior goes off?

  6. Stupid old duffer

    So, Robert lets assume burger flipping is not paying too well & I want to buy your unit – are you happy that Harlequin get to keep your £150k😉

    You are a cock.

  7. Stupid old duffer

    It’s not legal simple for all to understand apart from silly Storey.

  8. Robert Storey

    You moron. You obviously do not understand the concept. No one is buying anything from anyone. Someone has paid, let’s say £30k as a deposit. They are being asked to complete, as per their contract, on their unit in BB. They either, don’t want to, have not got the money or are being just bloody minded. So their option is to move from phase 1 to phase 2 and let someone else complete on their unit. They still have a unit which will be built in the future. If you want to buy my unit then you give me £150k because MY UNIT IS PAID FOR. You are a dick.

  9. Pete Thompson

    Storey you prick, years later you’re still trying to explain a fraud as a business. Defending reviews on TA etc as if it has any relevance, a monkey could make a part built successful resort if they had scammed 20 x the money needed to build one.

  10. Anonymous

    Do the lien laws work in UK/SVG (not really sure which has
    jurisdiction) work the same as in the States. If so it would be
    easy for the depositor of a specific numbered (at the time) cabana
    or condo to put a purchasers lien on it and refuse to release the
    lien until his/her deposit were returned as per contract.
    Robert Storey even you should understand that.

  11. Robert Storey

    @Anon 10.03. Or should be completing as per their contract.
    @PT not much relevance in your post is there. Zzzzzz

  12. Anonymous

    Robert for once we are in total agreement…
    (1) return deposit, don’t complete OR (2) complete & release lien
    That’s why a court order should require one or the other
    BUT NOT one without the other.

  13. Anonymous

    -Robert Storey…Your silence is deafening. Certainly one can’t
    just pick and choose the parts of a contract that they like.
    If it is singed by both parties then it is agreed to by both parties
    in it entirety. PERIOD.

  14. Robert Storey

    What silence. I’ve posted 3 times this morning. Or can you not read up the page. Which parts do you think I am picking and choosing. Quote facts not just comments. PERIOD.

  15. Anonymous

    If contract is breached and HP are not returning the funds, then a lien can be put on. If a unit does not legally exist (i.e. no block and parcel number in in the land registry) then I don’t think a lien can be put on that specific unit, but a lien could be put on the entire property owned by HP. This has been done elsewhere and does work because that person can issue a stat demand and wind the whole thing up. This is what I find puzzling, that all investors who want their money back and are not getting it have not done that and then forced the winding up so that they then get their money out. Again, have seen this many times elsewhere in the Caribbean.

  16. The 5 star building site

    Storey, you’re either a total idiot, or are complicit in this fraud. There is no phase two, HP don’t have the money to even operate phase one properly, how the hell are they going to build phase two?

    Did you not notice all the construction equipment and materials being sold off so they could afford a few cases of beer and Coke for the bar? Anyone who hands over more money now deserves to loose it.

  17. Anonymous

    -Anon 11:52 Thank you for condensing it to the basics. The amazing
    thing is that this has not been done although there happen to be the
    unresolved matters of the lady in Scotland and the five Americans
    who were all early Buccament investors.

  18. Anonymous

    @bob 9.37 AM Was guaranteed financing by Harlequin part of the contract….but now it’s the investor’s problem that he doesn’t have the money to complete? What about the thousands of Investors that have been fleeced for properties that were to be completed years ago, but that have not yet even started.( and never will ) Matt sure got some good lessons from the ” visionary genius”

  19. Robert Storey

    To the goby twats who cannot hold a discussion without acting like prats. here is a question for you all. Where in your contract does is say that finance is guaranteed, because it’s not in mine.

  20. Anonymous

    W,here does it say you CAN’T have your money back-
    its not in mine
    ps it’s is possessive and means “of it”

  21. Robert Storey

    Clause 8 (in my contract) if the buyer fails to pay any part of the purchase price for a period in excess of 60 days the Seller will be entitled to cancel this agreement and refund to the buyer the amount of the purchase price he/she/it has paid thus far less 10% of that amount and any accrued interest under Clause 7 above.
    Notice the word ENTITLED. I.e it’s discretionary.

  22. Robert Storey

    Funny how when actual facts are requested, non are forthcoming. Rhetoric or facts?

  23. Pete Thompson

    Still talking about HP contracts like they they have any value apart from toilet paper. Everything relies on Ames being truthful and cooperative. Yes right. The clue is in the heading at the top of the page(look out for the word scam!)
    I can see how the victims got drawn into this scam at the beginning, but to still be discussing it like a legitimate business is moronic or complicit. Of all the number of options available to victims the trust has to be the worst available. Could there be a better example of “a fool and his money are easily parted”.

  24. The 5 star building site

    Fact: HP SVG is registered in St Vincent, therefore you are not protected by UK law
    Fact: HP SVG have never produced accounts even though they are required to do so under SVG law
    Fact: If you give money to HP SVG there will be no publicly viewable records of where this money goes, how it is spent, or if it even stays in the country
    Opinion: If you give any more money to these scammers, you deserve what you get (ie. nothing)

  25. Robert Storey

    @PT have you read your contract? Odds are you don’t have one. Odds are you are not even an investor.

  26. Anonymous

    @Robert Storey if that is true that would make him smarter than you. You should listen to him, he’s clearly better at judging investment opportunities and business than you are.

  27. Robert Storey

    Yes I’ve read his posts. He really is a smart cookie. He knows how to spell prick. Wow

  28. Pete Thompson

    Typical diversion and muddy the water answer from you Storey. You have been doing the same thing on here for years, just like your master tells you to do. Both here and on the RL site people know what you are about.
    Pray do tell what do you think would be left of a victims 30% deposit refund after 10% and the ENCRUED INTEREST after been conned in 2006. I can tell you fuck all. Back to answer A. HP contracts are not worth the paper they are printed on. I don’t expect a factual answer.

  29. Robert Storey

    @PT. No one forced anyone to sign a contract. It just goes to show the intelegence of some of the investers.if they were deducted interest, as in the interest payments, then their 30% deposit has cost them nothing? A contract is a contract. I assume you know that concept. And by the way I post what I want, which is always factual. Why should anyone get a refund in BB when they are being offered the chance to move over and complete at a later date on a property to be built, funded by new external financing?

  30. Pete Thompson

    Storey if nothing else you are definitely amusing. When you were writing the last post did you actually really really think that it had even a superficial relation to reality.
    Funny words like refund, move over and complete at a later date and of course lets not forget the hysterical external financing. No amount of damage limitation or positive spin can disguise this dead rotting smelly duck.

  31. Anonymous

    ‘intelegence”, ‘investers”…well written Bob, now we know why you were so easily parted with your money..Ha ha ha, lol lol…etc etc… for the next several years.

  32. Robert Storey

    Blah blah blah. Next time you post try saying something factual rather than fiction. Simple question, was anyone forced to sign a contract? Yes or no.

  33. Robert Storey

    @Anon, school out for the day? Typical school teacher, all hot air and no substance. Ha ha ha lol lol

  34. Anonymous

    Bob,you are a twat. There, that is a fact.

  35. Robert Storey

    Anonymous, who cares what you think. Anyone forced to sign a contract? That’s the fact. Twat.

  36. Anonymous

    No one was forced to sign a contract with Matt Ames either..they just fell for a nice story…just like you Bob.

  37. Silly old duffer

    Robert you are the dick for paying cash for it!!
    I will get my money back from the FSCA thank you very much.

  38. Bob will ignore this question.

    Bob the nob, care to comment where the Brazil deposits went to?

  39. Bob will ignore this question.

    How did Ames pay your ‘return’ could that have been from other investors money?

  40. Ponzi ponzi they shout

    Any idea how much Ames paid in interest payments?

  41. Anonymous

    You may not recover all your cash through the FSCA. You fell for the same scam as Bob you silly old duffer – don’t act wise you clown!

  42. Robert Storey

    Ha ha, here they come, the usual pointless comments. Where did the Brazil deposits go. Ask Erica, she got here money back. Didn’t you? How did Ames pay my “return”? From the income from BB. Idiot. “Paying cash” for a property, not a pond and a path. Get your money back from the FSCA, in your dreams.

  43. Ponzi ponzi unless you are called Bob the nob.

    Robert, your income was paid from investors money, BB does not make money.

    I note with amusement the lack of comments about how the interest on the muppets who borrowed money to invest was paid by Ames.

    Investor money….

  44. Bob's missing £150,000 cash - what a nob.

    What will you do then….. it’s all gone, Dave wont look after you.

  45. Ingham the fake

    Bob, your mate Ingham is not even an investor – you cock. He is a plant to keep an eye on you.

  46. Robert Storey

    Investors money? Make your mind up. There is no money left so you are told. So what is it then? What a bunch of muppets.

  47. Anonymous

    So now Andrew Drummond is the truth teller on RL. And they swallow it like lambs to the slaughter. Google Andrew Drummond and find the truth you sheep.

  48. Anonymous

    Bob does not understand that his payments WERE (past tense) being made from Investors Money. Now that this has dried up. as they do in Ponzt schemes, he, nor anyone else is getting these payments. BB can’t even afford to stock sufficient food , according to several reviewers on BB.
    Dream on Bob, and do enjoy your Cabana. How many months ago did you pay for it? When was your unit completed? Why have you not received your title to the unit? Things take awhile in the Caribbean, but how many months more will go by before you realize you have been scammed, and that your investment has actually gone down the loo?
    If DA would deliver at least one unit to one investor, after saying that he was doing so a year and a half ago, one could say..wow, things are looking positive.
    You really display your incredible stupidity even suggesting that new external financing is a possibility.

  49. Anonymous

    Bob is in the thick of a very serious crime. This is the largest ponzi scheme the UK has seen, and the largest property ponzi the Caribbean has seen. Once this has gone to trial and receivers/liquidators are in looking to trace the money and seek its recovery, Bob will be on the list if he has been getting returns from investor money. But he is an irrelevance really, the big players in this are what matters and what authorities will focus on, and they certainly will. You cannot take that much money from largely innocent investors and not use it for its intended purpose, enrich yourself/ves and expect to get away with it. Ames jr can attest to that.

  50. Pete Thompson

    @bs. To answer your question. No, no one was forced to sign a contract. Although when signing the said contract would you have not have expected the Directors to run the company at least on a basic level of legality. NO ACCOUNTS. Interesting how massive FACTS that the company runs illegally are conveniently ignored. How could an investor keep track of their investment without accounts?? They were never meant to. The same applies to now with the trust and completions. No accountability and no traceability all with Ames still firmly in the driving seat. Scam, Fraud, Scam, Fraud. By the way it is not a Ponzi. It is just straight scumbag thieving fraud.

  51. Anonymous

    B.S. Bobby (The infamous Storey Teller): A wonderful description of his role on previous thread – had to share (thanks to the contributor. This is the Harlequin apologist to a tee:

    Robert Storey(Bobby Bull Shit). is a Shill:

    A shill, also called a plant or a stooge, is a person who publicly helps a person or organization without disclosing that they have a close relationship with the person or organization.
    “Shill” typically refers to someone who purposely gives onlookers the impression that they are an enthusiastic independent customer of a seller (or marketer of ideas) for whom they are secretly working. The person or group who hires the shill is using crowd psychology to encourage other onlookers or audience members to purchase the goods or services (or accept the ideas being marketed). Shills are often employed by professional marketing campaigns. “Plant” and “stooge” more commonly refer to any person who is secretly in league with another person or organization while pretending to be neutral or actually a part of the organization he is planted in, such as a magician’s audience, a political party, or an intelligence organization (see double agent).[citation needed]
    Shilling is illegal in many circumstances and in many jurisdictions[1] because of the potential for fraud and damage; however if a shill does not place uninformed parties at a risk of loss, but merely generates “buzz,” the shill’s actions may be legal. For example, a person planted in an audience to laugh and applaud when desired (see claque), or to participate in on-stage activities as a “random member of the audience,” is a type of legal shill.[citation needed]
    Shill can also be used pejoratively to describe a critic who appears either all-too-eager to heap glowing praise upon mediocre offerings, or who acts as an apologist for glaring flaws. In this sense, such a critic would be an indirect shill for the industry at large, because said critic’s income is tied to the prosperity of the industry.

  52. Anonymous

    @Anon 10.54, and 10.56, why have you posted two separate posts from the same person? Your post just shows your ignorance of the current situation. Try reading TA if you want to know more about rental returns. You are so out of touch.
    @Anon 7.40 boring boring boring. Just like you. Having to resort to cut and paste other people’s research now. Isn’t that called plagiarism. Lol mind you it does describe BequiaP perfectly.

  53. Bob baiting

    Same scam, just change the country. Bob come on jump to DA defence.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FbPIAFrzmMU

  54. Exposed

    It’s a fact Rotarians are indeed all Freemason’s; now you understand how Ames has managed to keep this thing going for so long?

    maybe now you will all wake up to the fact it’s a worldwide scam, controlled by secret societies with people in senior positions.

    Gonzales is also a Freemason

  55. Robert Storey

    Suggest you Google Andrew Drummond and take a good look at his credibility. “Andrew Drummond exposed as a fraud” how about ” Andrew Drummond convicted of lying and telling false articles” You need to do better than this.

  56. Anon TA

    That latest review on TA is a shocker. It’s not good publicity for SVG either.

  57. Robert Storey

    Pity you did not take the trouble to scroll down the page. The one below is very good. The one below that is better.

  58. Anonymous

    Bull Shit Bobby (The Storey Teller & Great Shill): Sooooooo predicatiable

  59. Anonymous

    Is Bob Storey ….. DA in disguise ??????

  60. Robert Storey

    Why do you two Anons keep posting within 3 mins of each other. Joined at the hip or just one person trying to look like many.

  61. Anon TA

    I don’t think you are looking at the same TA reviews as me BSBob. Many of them are dreadful. Food ran out, no hot water, power outages, decking dangerous, plastic glasses, smoking, fridges not restocked, champagne ran out, food boring, spa treatments unavailable et cetera.

    Shill on Bob!

  62. Anonymous

    Anon at 7.58 pm is BS..writing style and content a dead giveaway.

  63. Robert Storey

    @Anon TA you are looking at HCJL from Bristol. Now I know this may be a bit difficult for you but right underneath that is Beckyboo 1986 and below that is Nicyat. Both gave BB 4 and 5 stars respectively. Now you really would be better employed looking outside your biased and bigoted posting with your silly expressions. Anon in name, Anon in content. Grow up.

  64. Robert Storey

    Good to see that of the £224k of assets recovered so far in the admin of HMSSE £189k has been spent on admin. To all you investors out there that’s your money that has been wasted by this enforced action.

  65. Anon TA

    Yeah as I said shill on BSBob.

  66. Robert Storey

    Zzzzzzzzz. Nothing to add but petty silly comments by a petty silly person. Do you ever have anything original to say. Oops you need a brain for that. That’s that thing on your shoulders by the way.

  67. Anonymous

    Bob, do you believe your friend Ames was right to pay his family millions in dividends when he had not even started building 98% of what he had sold, and the money he was taking for his family was investor money that should have been spent on building?

  68. Anonymous

    The Shill analogy has got to you Bobby Bullshit Storey: You do’nt like it, do you? – whata cracker. Include it on your next Burger Flipper application CV . Burger King would be sooo please to have a Chief Shill and Horses Arse Agitator on their books. Ha Ha Ha lol.

  69. When is Ames going to pay back his interest free loan??

    Bob, A serious question I would like you to answer please

    How would you feel about Mr Ames and Harlequin if you had never received a return and you were still awaiting your cabanna to be built?

    Can you now see other peoples point of view?

  70. Anonymous

    He can’t or won’t answer that. He is the Chief Shill (read the analogy above). He is not going to compromise himself with his benevolent mentor – and if he did, it would be an admission of having been a total deluded clown over his period on BFP. (Which regardles; he is anyway).

  71. Robert Storey

    @Anon 12.07/1.16 you are seriously clogging up this blog with crap now.
    @The poster of12.17, I would look to move my investment into BB. Sid asked the question a while ago and seem appreciative of a straight answer to me.
    @Anon 12.07/1.16 that’s you bolloxed with your stupid infantile rhetoric. Twat.

  72. Anonymous

    I’m getting to you Chief Shill (love the word) – go on admit it you poor H.A.A. Lol

  73. Anonymous

    Twat: Oh Chief Shill is that the best you can do – Go on show us your teeth (if you’ve got any). Lol

  74. Robert Storey

    The brothers grim. Stop pretending you are two people. It’s pathetic. Getting to me? No chance. Toodle pip.

  75. Anonymous

    Toodle pip: Now there’s a real expression of pretend indifference. (I’m getting to you H.A.A.). Lol. Anyway I’m bored now – your not much of a challenge. Bye

  76. Gavel

    This site has descended into farce. No one, but no one now cares what’s going on.

    Where’s Paddy gone ? No more winding windy posts after he has sunk into a bottle of the hard stuff.

    No more “Anonymous” Crozier’s. Surely being boxed off by Dave is reason to celebrate ?

    No more Erica- she’s run her race.

    No more masons – have they decided BFP is not for them anymore ?

    Just Bob and the occasional offensive Ingham post.

  77. Anonymous

    It is boring, as it has been clear for years now that thousands of people have been ripped off, this is no longer news. Ames gets away with it whilst SFO investigate. That is taking forever so that also is boring. BB continues to operate without any accounts and investors seem to accept that. Some people like the resort, some don’t that’s life and also not very interesting. Trip Advisor is open to abuse, that is not news. Investors have long since shown they have more than reasonable patience. So, nothing more to add really. Ames’s son goes to jail for fraud, mildly interesting because of the similarities to his father, but fraudsters once convicted should be forgotten about by all other than their victims. So, yes, no news to be had, it has long been accepted that those promised resorts will never be built and the building sites in Barbados will remain as they are, and therefore a boring topic now and no wonder few people care any more.

  78. The 6 star building site (some of the toilets flush, so we gave ourselves another star)

    Bob, why are you so wound up about Shipley sending £184k on admin? How much of investors funds did HMSSE blow on admin? What about all the dividends? Most of the investor funds were pocketed before any building work was started. I think £184k is a bargain if it’ll help unravel the fraud and show where the other £300m went

  79. Anonymous

    SInce everyone is bored..this classic comedy should lighten up your life..its hard to watch, but priceless…and Ames can’t have it taken down.Almost everything he says in this video has turned out to be untrue.

  80. St George's Dragon

    If you believe that Mrs Ames was the active director behind HMSSE, it was she who put HMSSE into administration. The reason given was inability of the company to meet its financial obligations.
    Not sure where the concept of “enforced action” comes from, unless that is meant to cover Mr Ames telling her to sign the paperwork.

  81. Anon

    Read para 9.3 of the Shipleys report. Simple, they get the 77 million, then and only then will there be a CVA.

    And there can be no trust, Fatchett would know from the Crozier order that a Worldwide freezing order has been placed on the shareholdings of Mr. Ames, and without the permission of CLC and their clients, Fatchett will not be able to set up his mortgage trust.

  82. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926 TO 2014 , MASSIVE FRAUD ,LAND TAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS OF BARBADOS, BLPand DLP=Massive Fruad

    166 square miles of Fraud , Every Plantation and some missing from Government records and High Court records , Archive and National Trust fraud books publications , land tax bills , land registry, Bank Loans . Credit Unions loans fraud ,over 100 years of Barbados History re-written for sale . 1756 t0 2014 Fraud , Living records 1892-to 2014 also fraud , Death records tampered ,April fools day is for All who dont know the Truth ,The fraud is from the Prime Minister of Barbados to the AG, MOF,DPP, EX COP of Police,EX CJ,Land tax , Water company,Light and Power, Central Bank of Barbados ,Sirs, QCs,Lawyers , right down the the Voting on Election Day,Vote buying by the PM and the Fraud AG Brathwaithe,Fraud News Report and writer Tony Best who block the NEW from America CARIBNEWS PAPER to Barbados and the Caribbean ,Calling Eric Holder the AG of the US of A, To go after the Fraud lawyers who defrauded the American hard working Citizens of America and the Bajans,

  83. Anonymous

    Anon @9.34, what video are you referring to, did not see a link?

  84. early birdie

    Anonymous
    April 1, 2014 at 6:10 pm
    There are several thousand people around the globe who have been scammed by these shits and they stand to lose their life savings and homes. Not just investors and I can tell you straight that they care. If you’re so bored why don’t you stop reading and posting on here and find something that does actually interest you?

  85. Anon TA

    How much did HMSSE blow on partying and freebies for Z-list slebs and sport legends?

  86. The end is nigh....

    Bob how much did the great visionary pay in ‘interest payments?’

  87. si vis pacem para bellum

    On the RL site James Shaw raised some questions about the due diligence being carried out by RL. Here are his queries and my best guesses as to the answers.

    Q Why are the Hotels are not included in the Trust. They do not belong to Ames.

    A The hotels were never going to be included. All RL has ever said you’d get is a charge (i.e. security) over the common areas at Buccament Bay that are registered in Harlequin’s name. The key question is how much are those worth? A few ponds, footpaths, etc. will have only a fairly limited value – at best, perhaps £3-5 million. Split that among 6,000 investors and you have a security that’s worth around £500 – £850 per investor. Also, bear in mind that if there is external investment, any financier will insist on a first charge over all assets and you will therefore be asked to subordinate your charge to theirs.

    Q Ongoing litigation, not just in UK?

    A Yes there is, and a lot of it. Unless ALL investors and third parties are bound by the trust/deed of waiver, that isn’t going to stop – and there is no way that non-investor creditors will be bound as there is no quid pro quo. They are owed money by Harlequin and why should they be precluded from pursuing that debt?

    Q Will litigation stop the Trust?

    A No. But it is likely to have an impact on the willingness of any third party to lend to Harlequin. They’d be better off arranging for a new entity to be incorporated to acquire assets, either from H directly or from a liquidator. That way, they can walk away from creditors, investors and the like.

    Q Land title on all locations, any charges against any of it? Who owns what?

    A That’ll be fun. There are cautions in St Lucia. Land in SVG isn’t all owned by H or DA.

    Q Accounts or lack of?

    A More to the point, will they be audited, and will they cover ALL Harlequin entities. My guess to both is “no”. Without an audit the accounts are, bluntly, just so much hogwash.

    Q Completions, why are they taking so long?

    A Harlequin has to get a clearance certificate from the SVG government. Among other things that means the Inland Revenue has to certify that their tax affairs are up to date (any bets?) and the Registrar of Companies has to confirm that all their accounts have been filed (and, given the balance sheet total for HPSVG, that means they have to be audited – again, any bets?).

    Q P&L for BB, is it paying its way?

    A Probably not. H paid far too much for the place and the room rates being achieved aren’t great.

    Q P&L for Blu and H hotels do they make money, is this why he wants them?

    A H Hotel is a wreck. It needs millions spent on it. At the moment, it’s just another embarrassing eyesore. Blu – well, who actually owns it?

    Q Shipley’s, what are the chances of a CVA or is that just wishful thinking?

    A They want to avoid liquidation until they get the £165k they are owed. Pretending there might be a CVA is about the only way they can do this. Once HMSSE is liquidated, the whole pack of cards will collapse.

    Q Will Ames still be running the show? If yes, why?

    A Why shouldn’t he? At least until external finance really is sourced.

    Q Harlequin seems to want to steam ahead and get people signed up without taking legal advice – that’s just wrong an-d should be stopped.

    A You can’t legislate against stupidity.

    Q This issue over completions/ resales, why don’t original investors get the deposit back?

    A An excellent question. My guess is that H will say it isn’t a resale as such, just a change in proprieties. But we’ll need to see if that question has been asked and if they bother to answer if it has.

    Q Are Shipley’s doing a proper job? £300k for what?

    A For giving Ames a lifeline for 18 months. Clearly money well spent. Trebles all round!

    Q Why are investors not creditors of HMSSE?

    A You might be, but you’ll need to litigate to find out. On the face of it though, you’re not as your contracts are with the RDCs and HMSSE simply acted as a conduit for your cash – as an agent, not principal.

    Q Where has the £400 gone any idea without accounts?

    A Even with, you’ll be hard pushed to work that out. Best guess: £200m creamed off in commissions, £6m plonked away in Dubai and Thailand, roughly £100m on building/buying BB, £40m on other land purchases, £5m or so on litigation, £30m on funding losses on BB and Blu, £20m on investors’ interest payments.

    Q How much has the Ames family been paid?

    A And were the payments legal?

    Q What will you do if Ames decides things are ”commercially sensitive?”

    A More to the point, why wasn’t this dealt with up-front, before taking £240 a pop?

    Pip pip!

  88. Anonymous

    Are the pro HP stooges responsible for the recent attacks on the BFP site?

  89. Anonymous

    WHAT RESULTED FROM THE PLANTATION DEEDS INQUIRY?

  90. Tony

    Welcome back BFP, I see a lot of excitement over on the RL site. Bob Storeys glee at the demise of BFP was sadly a little premature, again welcome back, I do hope you start to put up all the due diligence documents as they become available on the RL site for all to see.

  91. Gareth's Folly

    Trust Documents posted on RL site last night.

    Lead and Balloon come to mind.

    Jesus Storey has been busy pontificating the virtues of the great one on the RL site whilst BFP was on a vacation.

  92. Tony

    TRUST DOCUMENTS COURTESY RL SITE.

    Tell us what you think…………..

    SCHEDULE 3

    Deed of Waiver Template

    HARLEQUIN INVESTOR TRUST – DEED OF WAIVER AND INVESTOR ADMISSION AGREEMENT

    THIS DEED is made on the day of Two Thousand and Fourteen

    BETWEEN:

    (1) [NAME OF COMPANY] whose registered office is situated at [REGISTERED OFFICE
    ADDRESS] with company number [NUMBER] [WHO INVESTOR HAS CONTRACTUAL
    RELATIONSHIP WITH] (the “Company”); and

    (2) NAME] of [ADDRESS] (the “Investor”).

    WHEREAS:

    A. The Investor acknowledges the existence and purpose of the Deed of Trust and wishes to
    be admitted as a Beneficiary (as defined in the Deed of Trust) with effect from the date of
    this Deed of Waiver or the Deed of Trust (whichever is the later).

    B. The Investor entered into the Contract(s) listed in Schedule 1 hereto.

    C. In the furtherance of the Investor’s admission as referred to in Recital A the Investor and
    the Company have agreed to enter into this deed whereby:
    (a) the Investor agrees to waive any Claims which may have arisen under the
    Contract(s) or may arise in the future for the duration of the Waiver Period;
    (b) the Company agrees not to pursue any Claims it may have or may have in the future
    against the Investor for the duration of the Waiver Period; and
    (c) the Investor and the Company agree that neither party shall make or publish any
    statement which may be, or may be held to be false, defamatory or offensive or
    which may cause embarrassment to the other party or their representatives for the
    duration of the Waiver Period.

    D. In computing the time prescribed by the Limitation Act 1980 or any other provision relating to the limitation of actions, including laches, for the commencement of
    proceedings in respect of any Claim, or in calculating time for the purposes of any
    limitation defence in respect of any Claim, the Waiver Period shall be excluded.

    E. The Investor hereby acknowledges and accepts that it has considered appropriate
    independent legal advice in relation to this Deed of Waiver and the Deed of Trust
    and understands that a copy of the Deed of Trust is available upon request.

    F. The Investor wishes the Trustees of the Deed of Trust to manage the benefit of the
    Mortgage Contracts as trust property on his behalf.

    NOW THIS DEED WITNESSES as follows:

    1. In this deed, unless the context otherwise requires:
    “Claim” means any and every claim or cause of action for reimbursement or other
    compensation (whether known or unknown and whether by way of damages or otherwise
    and including any claim for actual and/or future losses, interest, costs, expenses and
    penalties), declarations or an indemnity howsoever arising (whether it be in contract, tort,
    under statute or otherwise).
    “Completion” means the transfer of title to the Property from the Company or such other
    landowner to the Investor on payment of the purchase price of the Property in full,
    settlement of completion taxes and registration of related conveyancing documentation.
    “Contract” means the contract or contracts made by the Investor as particularised in
    Schedule 1 to this deed and any related contract/agreement (e.g. Finance Agreement).
    “Deed of Trust” means the Harlequin Investor Trust Deed of Trust entered into on
    [DATE].
    “Mortgage Contracts” has the same meaning as “contracts of mortgage” bears in the
    Deed of Trust.
    “Notice” means any notice given in accordance with the provisions of clause 13 of this
    deed.
    “Property” means the property specified in the Contract that the Investor contracted to
    purchase for the price stated in the Contract.
    “Trustees” has the same meaning as defined in the Deed of Trust.
    “Waiver Period” means the period of five years commencing on and from the date of
    execution of the Deed of Trust and expiring after a period of five years therefrom or such
    other period as may be determined by the Trustees and notified to the Investor.

    2. The Investor acknowledges the existence and purpose of the Deed of Trust and wishes to
    be admitted as a Beneficiary (as defined in the Deed of Trust) with effect from the date of
    this deed or the Deed of Trust (whichever be the later).

    3. The Investor hereby waives all Claims arising from or under the Contract for the
    duration of the Waiver Period. This deed will not cancel the Investor’s rights under
    the Contract(s). Unless this deed is extended, by the Trustees having given notice to
    the Investor, the Investor’s rights shall be reinstated on the said expiry.

    4. The Company hereby waives any Claims it has or may have against the Investor for the
    duration of the Waiver Period.

    5. The Investor and the Company hereby agree that neither party shall make or publish any statement which may be, or may be held to be, false, defamatory or offensive or
    which may cause embarrassment to the other party or their representatives for the
    duration of the Waiver Period.

    6. For the avoidance of doubt if the Deed of Trust is not executed this deed shall have no
    effect for any purposes whatsoever.

    7. In the event that the Mortgage Contracts are not legally implemented by the dates
    stated in Schedule 1 to the Deed of Trust this deed shall have no effect for any
    purposes whatsoever.

    8. This deed shall not preclude the Investor from sale or assignment of the Contract to
    a third party on such terms as may be agreed between the Investor and the third
    party. Any such sale shall automatically be deemed to be subject to the terms of this
    deed.

    9. For the avoidance of doubt, if an Investor’s Property is built and ready for Completion the
    Investor shall:
    (i) complete the purchase of the Property and transfer title in accordance with the
    Contract upon which Completion the Investor shall cease to be or to be eligible as a
    beneficiary under the Deed of Trust and the Waiver Period under this deed shall
    immediately expire ; or
    (ii) refuse Completion, continue to be subject to the terms of this deed and a
    Beneficiary under the Deed of Trust for the Waiver Period and agree to another
    property to be selected which is comparable in value to the originally proposed
    Property to enable the completion of that Property by an able and willing
    Investor.

    10. At any time during the Waiver Period, the Company may in its discretion refund the
    Investor in full in respect of all sums paid or applied by the Investor under the
    Contract(s). Any refund under this clause will bring this deed to an end and the
    Investor shall no longer be or be eligible as a Beneficiary under the Deed of Trust.

    11. The Investor hereby covenants to:
    (i) pay such sums as may be reasonably requested by the Trustees of the Deed of
    Trust in respect of charges incurred for services to or on behalf of the Deed of
    Trust or in the administration of the Deed of Trust such sum not to exceed £50
    (fifty pounds) per annum plus VAT (at a rate chargeable from time to time);
    and (ii) make such payment within twenty eight days of the date of the request for
    the same after which date compound interest will be added to the sum due at
    the rate of 8% per annum.

    12. The Investor hereby agrees and undertakes not to bring or commence any proceedings or
    claims in respect of any loss or damage arising from the exercise, or purported exercise of,
    or omission of the exercise of the powers under the Deed of Trust by the Settlor, the
    Trustees or the Company or its directors from time to time in circumstances where the
    party exercising the power or omitting to do so acted in good faith.

    13. Any notice to be given to a person must be in writing and given either by delivering
    it to him or by leaving it at or sending it by first class mail or sending it by electronic
    mail to his latest address known to the Trustees (or in the case of a notice to be
    given to the Trustees, to the address notified to the Investor from time to time).

    14. Any notice given to any person under this clause shall be deemed to have been
    received by him on the day on which it is delivered to him or left at his address or
    sent to him by electronic mail, in the case of sending it by inland first class mail, on
    the second day after it is posted, and in the case of air mail on the seventh day after
    it is posted.

    SCHEDULE 1 – INVESTOR CONTRACT DETAILS

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    HARLEQUIN INVESTOR TRUST

    DEED OF TRUST

    THIS DEED OF TRUST is made on the day of Two Thousand and
    Fourteen

    BETWEEN:

    (1) DAVID AMES of Unit 11 Honywood Business Park, Honywood Road, Basildon, Essex, SS14
    3HW (the “Settlor”);

    (2) HARLEQUIN INVESTMENT MEMBERS LIMITED (Company Number 8878773) whose
    registered office is situated at Swiss House, Beckenham Street, Tolleshunt Major, Essex,
    CM9 8LZ (the “Custodian”); and

    (3) JAMES ALBERT BAKER of Swiss House, Beckingham Street, Tolleshunt Major, Essex,
    CM9 8LZ; GARETH WARD FATCHETT of 1 Hagley Court South, The Waterfront East,
    Brierley Hill, West Midlands, DY5 1XE; PITMANS TRUSTEES LIMITED (Company Number
    02952373) whose registered office is situated at 1 Crown Court, 66 Cheapside, London,
    EC2V 6LR (together the “Trustees”).

    BACKGROUND:

    (A) The Settlor is the legal and beneficial owner of the Contracts of Mortgage (as defined in
    clause 1 below).
    (B) The Settlor is desirous of establishing a trust wherein all rights benefits and entitlements
    granted under the Contracts of Mortgage are held by the Custodian on behalf of the Trustees
    who in turn hold the said contracts on the trusts as hereinafter appear. It is intended that
    this settlement shall be irrevocable.

    OPERATIVE PROVISIONS:

    1. Interpretation
    1.1 In this deed, unless the context otherwise requires:
    “Beneficiaries” means all those persons who:
    (a) hold a contract to purchase a property with a Resort Development Company and
    have paid a deposit;
    (b) hold a contract to purchase a property with a Resort Development Company
    by virtue of membership of a Self Invested Personal Pension and have paid a
    deposit; or
    (c) hold an investment other than 1.1(a) or 1.1(b) related to the purchase of a
    property (e.g. finance agreement) with a Resort Development Company, and
    in addition to any of (a), (b) or (c) above have executed a Deed of Waiver in
    the form set out in Schedule 3 PROVIDED that such person shall cease to be a
    Beneficiary by virtue of the operation of clauses 7 or 8 of the said Deed of
    Waiver.
    “Contracts of Mortgage” means the securities granted over the property or
    properties listed in Schedule 1 to this deed and held by the Custodian in a form to
    be agreed between the Settlor, Custodian and Trustees. Such securities are to be
    concluded on or before the dates specified in the First Schedule.
    “Investment Amount” means the total amount invested by a Beneficiary under the
    contracts referred to in clause 1.1(a), 1.1(b) or 1.1(c).
    “Resort Development Company” means any of the companies listed in Schedule 4 to
    this deed.
    “Settlement Sum” means the amount of £10.00 (ten pounds).
    “Trust” means the trust established by this deed of trust under which the Trust Fund is
    held for the benefit of the Beneficiaries.
    “Trust Fund” means:
    (a) the Settlement Sum;
    (b) the Contracts of Mortgage;
    (c) all money investments or other property paid or transferred to and accepted by the
    Trustees as additions to the Trust Fund; and
    (d) the money investments and property from time to time representing the same.
    “Trust Property” means all assets as together comprise the Trust Fund held by the
    Custodian on behalf of the Trustees or by the Trustees upon the trusts of this Deed.
    “Trustees” means the trustees for this time being and from time to time of the Trust.
    “Trust Period” shall mean the period ending on the earlier of:
    (a) the last day of the period of 125 years from the date of this deed; and
    (b) such date as shall for the time being be specified pursuant to the exercise of the power contained in clause 3 below.
    1.2 Words denoting the singular shall include the plural and vice versa.
    1.3 Words denoting either gender shall include the other gender.
    1.4 The clause headings are included for reference only and shall not affect the
    construction of this deed.

    2. Trust
    2.1. On the date of this deed the Settlor shall settle the Trust by the payment to the Trustees of
    the Settlement Sum.
    2.2. The Custodian shall hold the Contracts of Mortgage to the direction and order of the
    Trustees and shall deal with the same as the Trustees may direct. Neither the Trustees nor
    the Custodian shall be required to consult with the Beneficiaries or any of them in
    connection with any dealing or matter arising from or with or appertaining to or the
    application of the said Contracts of Mortgage.
    2.3. The Trust Property shall be held for the Beneficiaries pro rata to the value of each
    Beneficiary’s Investment Amount. For the avoidance of doubt the calculation as to the
    value of any Beneficiary’s interest under this Deed shall be made on the date or dates on
    which the Beneficiary receives all or part of his entitlement under the terms of this Deed.
    2.4. If and in so far as, as a matter of commercial necessity or expediency, as the Trustees in
    their sole discretion shall determine, they decide that the Contract of Mortgage should be
    amended varied or discharged in any manner whatsoever, the Trustees shall provide their
    consent to the said amendment discharge or variation, to be effected by the Custodian in
    accordance with the provisions of clause 2.2 of this deed and shall not unreasonably delay
    or withhold the giving of such consent.

    3. Power to alter the Trust Period
    3.1 The Trustees may alter the Trust Period at any time during the Trust Period by
    specifying by deed in relation to the whole or part of the Trust Fund a date on which
    the Trust Period shall end, such date not being earlier than the date of execution of
    such deed or later than the date on which the period set out in clause 1.9(a) expires.

    4. Administrative Powers
    4.1. The Trustees shall in addition and without prejudice to all statutory powers have the
    powers and immunities set out in Schedule 2.
    4.2. No power conferred on the Trustees shall be exercised so as to conflict with the beneficial
    provisions of the Trust Fund.
    4.3. No power is conferred on the Custodian which relates to the administration of the
    Trust Fund.

    5. Appointment of Trustees
    5.1. The power of appointing new and additional trustees to the Trust shall be vested in for the
    time being.
    5.2. A person may be appointed as a Trustee whether or not that person is resident in
    England and Wales providing that at all times the majority of appointed Trustees
    are resident in England and Wales.

    6. Trustees’ Meetings
    6.1. The Trustees shall meet quarterly and at such other time or times (if any) as they
    shall determine for the purpose of considering the affairs of the Trust. Unless the
    meeting is required as a matter of urgency to take a decision, not less than ten
    business days’ notice specifying the time, date and place of the meeting shall be sent
    to each Trustee.
    6.2. The decisions of the Trustees are required to be taken by agreement of a majority of the
    Trustees. In the case of an equality of votes the chairman shall have a second or casting
    vote. The chairman shall be elected by the Trustees present or, if there is an equality of
    votes on election, by lot.
    6.3. All the Trustees must be present when any decision is so taken, which presence may
    be effected by joining together in telephone conference, video link or other
    electronic means.
    6.4. A resolution in writing and signed by a majority of the Trustees shall be effective as if it
    were a decision of a meeting provided all the Trustees have had due notice of it. For this
    purpose separate pieces of paper, including facsimile copies, together bearing all the
    necessary signatures shall be treated as valid.
    6.5. The Trustees shall cause proper minutes to be kept of their resolutions and
    proceedings.
    6.6. The Trustees may make such regulations for the conduct of their business as they
    decide.
    6.7. The decision of, or the exercise of a power by, the Trustees shall not be invalidated
    or questioned on the ground that any of the Trustees or directors or other officers
    or shareholders of a corporate Trustee had a personal or conflicting interest
    (whether direct or indirect) in the result of the decision or the exercise of the
    power.

    7. Professional Advisers
    7.1. The Trustees may appoint and obtain the advice of any other professional advisers on such
    terms as they may decide.
    7.2. Any professional adviser appointed by the Trustees must have qualifications suitable to their profession and experience.
    7.3. A professional adviser shall only be appointed or removed in accordance with the
    manner prescribed under such terms as agreed under sub-clause 8.1 above.
    7.4. The Trustees shall not seek or act upon the advice of any professional adviser unless he is
    appointed by them.

    8. Power of Amendment
    8.1 The Trustees may at any time by deed alter, add to, delete or replace all or any of
    the trusts, powers and provisions of this deed (and any deed subsequent to this
    Deed) with effect from the date specified in that deed (whether that date is
    retrospective, immediate or prospective) where such amendment is in the Trustees’
    reasonable opinion required.

    9. Proper Law
    9.1. The proper law of this Trust shall be that of England and Wales and all rights under
    this deed shall be construed and its construction and effect shall be determined in
    accordance with the law of England and Wales.
    9.2. The courts of England and Wales shall be the forum for the administration of the
    Trust Fund.

    SCHEDULE 1
    Security
    The properties over which security will be provided by the Contracts of Mortgage to the Trust Fund
    are as follows:
    1. Common Parts of Buccament Bay Resort in its current state – on or before 31st December
    2014.
    2. Security over entire plots of land held by each of the relevant Resort Development
    Companies at:
    (a) Merricks;
    (b) Marquis Estate;
    (c) Two Rivers;
    (d) Las Canas; and
    (e) Hideaway,
    on or before 1st February 2015.

  94. Tony

    Letter from Pitmans

    Mr. D. Ames E: gness@pitmans.com
    Harlequin Hotels and Resorts DD:
    11 Honywood Road F:
    Basildon Our Ref: GRNj gsj HAR15266/1
    Essex Date: 25 April 2014
    SS143HW

    Dear Sir
    Harlequin Investor Trust

    Date: 25 April 2014
    We are writing, as requested, to summarise our legal view of the governance and final structure of the Harlequin Investor Trust that is to be governed by the agreed Deed of Trust. As you are aware, this Firm
    has been involved in reviewing the original proposed draft Deed of Trust and in developing the Deed to its current form. The member “adheres” to the terms of the Deed of Trust by means of a separate Deed of Waiver and Investor Admission Agreement.

    Deed of Trust
    The original proposed approach was that Harlequin Investment Members Limited would be the Settlor. However, this company was not legal owner of the assets being settled into the trust (i.e. the Contracts of Mortgage) and so a Deed of Assignment would have been required for the owners of the Contracts of Mortgage (Dave Ames) to assign legal title to Harlequin Investment Members Limited prior to it settling the trust. This approach was deemed to contain a superfluous step and, therefore, a new approach has
    now been adopted, which means that there are three parties to the deed of Trust, namely:
    1. David Ames as Settlor
    2. Harlequin Investment Members Limited as the Custodian (previously referred to as the “Security Holder”).
    3. The Trustees – James Baker, Gareth Fatchett and Pitmans Trustees Limited.

    Within the new structure the Settlor confirms the establishment of the trust and that the rights under the Contracts of Mortgage are held by the Custodian on behalf of the Trustees. The settlement of the trust is achieved by payment to the Trustees of the Settlement Sum which is the sum of £10. The properties over which security will be facilitated by the Contracts of Mortgage will be:

    1. Common parts of Buccament Bay Resort in its current state – on or before 31 December 2014.

    2. Security over entire plots of land held by each of the relevant Resort Development Companies at:

    (a) Merricks;
    (b) Marquis Estate;
    (c) Two Rivers;
    (d) Las Canas; and
    (e) Hideaway,

    on or before 1 February 2015.

    Legal View
    1. The agreed Deed of Trust, once executed, does, in our view, properly achieve the intent of holding the Contracts of Mortgage and the potential other elements of the “Trust Fund” i.e.:

    (a) the Settlement Sum (£10);

    (b) other money or investments placed under the control of the Trustees by any Beneficiary of the trust Fund; and

    (c) any other monies entering the trust that are not covered in (a) or (b) above.

    2. The role of Harlequin Investment Members Limited – originally to be termed “Security Holder” – is now shown as “Custodian.” We believe this is a more accurate description of the role of this company and, in our view, is a description less likely to be queried than “Security Holder”, especially bearing in mind the role of the Custodian in holding legal title to the Contracts of Mortgage, but on behalf of the Trustees. The role of a “Custodian” in pension scheme trusts is a familiar one and so would be more readily understood and accepted, in our view, than the term “Security Holder”.

    3. The agreed Deed of Trust contains the requisite range of powers (including an effective Power of Amendment – which has now been included as a new Clause 9) to operate this trust on a day to day basis. Should it prove necessary, overtime, to include an additional power or powers, or to remove existing power or powers under the trust, then this is achievable by Deed with a majority of the Trustees agreeing.

    We trust this is satisfactory.
    Pitmans LLP

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    SCHEDULE 3

    Deed of Waiver Template

    HARLEQUIN INVESTOR TRUST – DEED OF WAIVER AND INVESTOR ADMISSION AGREEMENT

    THIS DEED is made on the day of Two Thousand and Fourteen

    BETWEEN:

    (1) [NAME OF COMPANY] whose registered office is situated at [REGISTERED OFFICE ADDRESS] with company number [NUMBER] [WHO INVESTOR HAS CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH] (the “Company”); and

    (2) NAME] of [ADDRESS] (the “Investor”).

    WHEREAS:

    A. The Investor acknowledges the existence and purpose of the Deed of Trust and wishes to be admitted as a Beneficiary (as defined in the Deed of Trust) with effect from the date of this Deed of Waiver or the Deed of Trust (whichever is the later).

    B. The Investor entered into the Contract(s) listed in Schedule 1 hereto.

    C. In the furtherance of the Investor’s admission as referred to in Recital A the Investor and the Company have agreed to enter into this deed whereby:

    (a) the Investor agrees to waive any Claims which may have arisen under the Contract(s) or may arise in the future for the duration of the Waiver Period;

    (b) the Company agrees not to pursue any Claims it may have or may have in the future against the Investor for the duration of the Waiver Period; and

    (c) the Investor and the Company agree that neither party shall make or publish any statement which may be, or may be held to be false, defamatory or offensive or which may cause embarrassment to the other party or their representatives for the duration of the Waiver Period.

    D. In computing the time prescribed by the Limitation Act 1980 or any other provision relating to the limitation of actions, including laches, for the commencement of proceedings in respect of any Claim, or in calculating time for the purposes of any limitation defence in respect of any Claim, the Waiver Period shall be excluded.

    E. The Investor hereby acknowledges and accepts that it has considered appropriate independent legal advice in relation to this Deed of Waiver and the Deed of Trust and understands that a copy of the Deed of Trust is available upon request.

    F. The Investor wishes the Trustees of the Deed of Trust to manage the benefit of the Mortgage Contracts as trust property on his behalf.

    NOW THIS DEED WITNESSES as follows:

    1. In this deed, unless the context otherwise requires:

    “Claim” means any and every claim or cause of action for reimbursement or other compensation (whether known or unknown and whether by way of damages or otherwise and including any claim for actual and/or future losses, interest, costs, expenses and penalties), declarations or an indemnity howsoever arising (whether it be in contract, tort,
    under statute or otherwise).

    “Completion” means the transfer of title to the Property from the Company or such other landowner to the Investor on payment of the purchase price of the Property in full, settlement of completion taxes and registration of related conveyancing documentation.

    “Contract” means the contract or contracts made by the Investor as particularised in Schedule 1 to this deed and any related contract/agreement (e.g. Finance Agreement).

    “Deed of Trust” means the Harlequin Investor Trust Deed of Trust entered into on [DATE].

    “Mortgage Contracts” has the same meaning as “contracts of mortgage” bears in the Deed of Trust.

    “Notice” means any notice given in accordance with the provisions of clause 13 of this deed.

    “Property” means the property specified in the Contract that the Investor contracted to purchase for the price stated in the Contract.

    “Trustees” has the same meaning as defined in the Deed of Trust.

    “Waiver Period” means the period of five years commencing on and from the date of execution of the Deed of Trust and expiring after a period of five years therefrom or such other period as may be determined by the Trustees and notified to the Investor.

    2. The Investor acknowledges the existence and purpose of the Deed of Trust and wishes to be admitted as a Beneficiary (as defined in the Deed of Trust) with effect from the date of this deed or the Deed of Trust (whichever be the later).

    3. The Investor hereby waives all Claims arising from or under the Contract for the duration of the Waiver Period. This deed will not cancel the Investor’s rights under the Contract(s). Unless this deed is extended, by the Trustees having given notice to the Investor, the Investor’s rights shall be reinstated on the said expiry.

    4. The Company hereby waives any Claims it has or may have against the Investor for the duration of the Waiver Period.

    5. The Investor and the Company hereby agree that neither party shall make or publish any statement which may be, or may be held to be, false, defamatory or offensive or which may cause embarrassment to the other party or their representatives for the duration of the Waiver Period.

    6. For the avoidance of doubt if the Deed of Trust is not executed this deed shall have no effect for any purposes whatsoever.

    7. In the event that the Mortgage Contracts are not legally implemented by the dates stated in Schedule 1 to the Deed of Trust this deed shall have no effect for any purposes whatsoever.

    8. This deed shall not preclude the Investor from sale or assignment of the Contract to a third party on such terms as may be agreed between the Investor and the third party. Any such sale shall automatically be deemed to be subject to the terms of this deed.

    9. For the avoidance of doubt, if an Investor’s Property is built and ready for Completion the Investor shall:

    (i) complete the purchase of the Property and transfer title in accordance with the Contract upon which Completion the Investor shall cease to be or to be eligible as a beneficiary under the Deed of Trust and the Waiver Period under this deed shall immediately expire ; or

    (ii) refuse Completion, continue to be subject to the terms of this deed and a Beneficiary under the Deed of Trust for the Waiver Period and agree to another property to be selected which is comparable in value to the originally proposed Property to enable the completion of that Property by an able and willing Investor.

    10. At any time during the Waiver Period, the Company may in its discretion refund the Investor in full in respect of all sums paid or applied by the Investor under the Contract(s). Any refund under this clause will bring this deed to an end and the Investor shall no longer be or be eligible as a Beneficiary under the Deed of Trust.

    11. The Investor hereby covenants to:

    (i) pay such sums as may be reasonably requested by the Trustees of the Deed of Trust in respect of charges incurred for services to or on behalf of the Deed of Trust or in the administration of the Deed of Trust such sum not to exceed £50 (fifty pounds) per annum plus VAT (at a rate chargeable from time to time); and
    (ii) make such payment within twenty eight days of the date of the request for the same after which date compound interest will be added to the sum due at the rate of 8% per annum.

    12. The Investor hereby agrees and undertakes not to bring or commence any proceedings or claims in respect of any loss or damage arising from the exercise, or purported exercise of, or omission of the exercise of the powers under the Deed of Trust by the Settlor, the Trustees or the Company or its directors from time to time in circumstances where the party exercising the power or omitting to do so acted in good faith.

    13. Any notice to be given to a person must be in writing and given either by delivering it to him or by leaving it at or sending it by first class mail or sending it by electronic mail to his latest address known to the Trustees (or in the case of a notice to be given to the Trustees, to the address notified to the Investor from time to time).

    14. Any notice given to any person under this clause shall be deemed to have been received by him on the day on which it is delivered to him or left at his address or sent to him by electronic mail, in the case of sending it by inland first class mail, on the second day after it is posted, and in the case of air mail on the seventh day after it is posted.

    SCHEDULE 1 – INVESTOR CONTRACT DETAILS

  96. Tony

    HARLEQUIN INVESTOR TRUST

    DEED OF TRUST

    THIS DEED OF TRUST is made on the day of Two Thousand and
    Fourteen

    BETWEEN:

    (1) DAVID AMES of Unit 11 Honywood Business Park, Honywood Road, Basildon, Essex, SS14 3HW (the “Settlor”);

    (2) HARLEQUIN INVESTMENT MEMBERS LIMITED (Company Number 8878773) whose registered office is situated at Swiss House, Beckenham Street, Tolleshunt Major, Essex, CM9 8LZ (the “Custodian”); and

    (3) JAMES ALBERT BAKER of Swiss House, Beckingham Street, Tolleshunt Major, Essex, CM9 8LZ; GARETH WARD FATCHETT of 1 Hagley Court South, The Waterfront East, Brierley Hill, West Midlands, DY5 1XE; PITMANS TRUSTEES LIMITED (Company Number 02952373) whose registered office is situated at 1 Crown Court, 66 Cheapside, London,
    EC2V 6LR (together the “Trustees”).

    BACKGROUND:

    (A) The Settlor is the legal and beneficial owner of the Contracts of Mortgage (as defined in clause 1 below).

    (B) The Settlor is desirous of establishing a trust wherein all rights benefits and entitlements granted under the Contracts of Mortgage are held by the Custodian on behalf of the Trustees who in turn hold the said contracts on the trusts as hereinafter appear. It is intended that this settlement shall be irrevocable.

    OPERATIVE PROVISIONS:

    1. Interpretation

    1.1 In this deed, unless the context otherwise requires:

    “Beneficiaries” means all those persons who:

    (a) hold a contract to purchase a property with a Resort Development Company and have paid a deposit;

    (b) hold a contract to purchase a property with a Resort Development Company by virtue of membership of a Self Invested Personal Pension and have paid a deposit; or

    (c) hold an investment other than 1.1(a) or 1.1(b) related to the purchase of a property (e.g. finance agreement) with a Resort Development Company, and in addition to any of (a), (b) or (c) above have executed a Deed of Waiver in the form set out in Schedule 3 PROVIDED that such person shall cease to be a Beneficiary by virtue of the operation of clauses 7 or 8 of the said Deed of Waiver.

    “Contracts of Mortgage” means the securities granted over the property or
    properties listed in Schedule 1 to this deed and held by the Custodian in a form to be agreed between the Settlor, Custodian and Trustees. Such securities are to be concluded on or before the dates specified in the First Schedule.

    “Investment Amount” means the total amount invested by a Beneficiary under the contracts referred to in clause 1.1(a), 1.1(b) or 1.1(c).

    “Resort Development Company” means any of the companies listed in Schedule 4 to this deed.

    “Settlement Sum” means the amount of £10.00 (ten pounds).
    “Trust” means the trust established by this deed of trust under which the Trust Fund is held for the benefit of the Beneficiaries.

    “Trust Fund” means:

    (a) the Settlement Sum;

    (b) the Contracts of Mortgage;

    (c) all money investments or other property paid or transferred to and accepted by the Trustees as additions to the Trust Fund; and

    (d) the money investments and property from time to time representing the same.

    “Trust Property” means all assets as together comprise the Trust Fund held by the Custodian on behalf of the Trustees or by the Trustees upon the trusts of this Deed.

    “Trustees” means the trustees for this time being and from time to time of the Trust.

    “Trust Period” shall mean the period ending on the earlier of:

    (a) the last day of the period of 125 years from the date of this deed; and

    (b) such date as shall for the time being be specified pursuant to the exercise of the power contained in clause 3 below.

    1.2 Words denoting the singular shall include the plural and vice versa.

    1.3 Words denoting either gender shall include the other gender.

    1.4 The clause headings are included for reference only and shall not affect the construction of this deed.

    2. Trust

    2.1. On the date of this deed the Settlor shall settle the Trust by the payment to the Trustees of the Settlement Sum.

    2.2. The Custodian shall hold the Contracts of Mortgage to the direction and order of the Trustees and shall deal with the same as the Trustees may direct. Neither the Trustees nor the Custodian shall be required to consult with the Beneficiaries or any of them in connection with any dealing or matter arising from or with or appertaining to or the application of the said Contracts of Mortgage.

    2.3. The Trust Property shall be held for the Beneficiaries pro rata to the value of each Beneficiary’s Investment Amount. For the avoidance of doubt the calculation as to the value of any Beneficiary’s interest under this Deed shall be made on the date or dates on which the Beneficiary receives all or part of his entitlement under the terms of this Deed.

    2.4. If and in so far as, as a matter of commercial necessity or expediency, as the Trustees in their sole discretion shall determine, they decide that the Contract of Mortgage should be amended varied or discharged in any manner whatsoever, the Trustees shall provide their consent to the said amendment discharge or variation, to be effected by the Custodian in
    accordance with the provisions of clause 2.2 of this deed and shall not unreasonably delay or withhold the giving of such consent.

    3. Power to alter the Trust Period

    3.1 The Trustees may alter the Trust Period at any time during the Trust Period by specifying by deed in relation to the whole or part of the Trust Fund a date on which the Trust Period shall end, such date not being earlier than the date of execution of such deed or later than the date on which the period set out in clause 1.9(a) expires.

    4. Administrative Powers

    4.1. The Trustees shall in addition and without prejudice to all statutory powers have the powers and immunities set out in Schedule 2.

    4.2. No power conferred on the Trustees shall be exercised so as to conflict with the beneficial provisions of the Trust Fund.

    4.3. No power is conferred on the Custodian which relates to the administration of the Trust Fund.

    5. Appointment of Trustees

    5.1. The power of appointing new and additional trustees to the Trust shall be vested in for the time being.

    5.2. A person may be appointed as a Trustee whether or not that person is resident in England and Wales providing that at all times the majority of appointed Trustees are resident in England and Wales.

    6. Trustees’ Meetings

    6.1. The Trustees shall meet quarterly and at such other time or times (if any) as they shall determine for the purpose of considering the affairs of the Trust. Unless the meeting is required as a matter of urgency to take a decision, not less than ten business days’ notice specifying the time, date and place of the meeting shall be sent to each Trustee.

    6.2. The decisions of the Trustees are required to be taken by agreement of a majority of the Trustees. In the case of an equality of votes the chairman shall have a second or casting vote. The chairman shall be elected by the Trustees present or, if there is an equality of votes on election, by lot.

    6.3. All the Trustees must be present when any decision is so taken, which presence may be effected by joining together in telephone conference, video link or other electronic means.

    6.4. A resolution in writing and signed by a majority of the Trustees shall be effective as if it were a decision of a meeting provided all the Trustees have had due notice of it. For this purpose separate pieces of paper, including facsimile copies, together bearing all the necessary signatures shall be treated as valid.

    6.5. The Trustees shall cause proper minutes to be kept of their resolutions and proceedings.

    6.6. The Trustees may make such regulations for the conduct of their business as they decide.

    6.7. The decision of, or the exercise of a power by, the Trustees shall not be invalidated or questioned on the ground that any of the Trustees or directors or other officers or shareholders of a corporate Trustee had a personal or conflicting interest (whether direct or indirect) in the result of the decision or the exercise of the power.

    7. Professional Advisers

    7.1. The Trustees may appoint and obtain the advice of any other professional advisers on such terms as they may decide.

    7.2. Any professional adviser appointed by the Trustees must have qualifications suitable to their profession and experience.

    7.3. A professional adviser shall only be appointed or removed in accordance with the manner prescribed under such terms as agreed under sub-clause 8.1 above.

    7.4. The Trustees shall not seek or act upon the advice of any professional adviser unless he is appointed by them.

    8. Power of Amendment

    8.1 The Trustees may at any time by deed alter, add to, delete or replace all or any of the trusts, powers and provisions of this deed (and any deed subsequent to this Deed) with effect from the date specified in that deed (whether that date is retrospective, immediate or prospective) where such amendment is in the Trustees’ reasonable opinion required.

    9. Proper Law

    9.1. The proper law of this Trust shall be that of England and Wales and all rights under this deed shall be construed and its construction and effect shall be determined in accordance with the law of England and Wales.

    9.2. The courts of England and Wales shall be the forum for the administration of the Trust Fund.

    SCHEDULE 1
    Security

    The properties over which security will be provided by the Contracts of Mortgage to the Trust Fund are as follows:

    1. Common Parts of Buccament Bay Resort in its current state – on or before 31st December 2014.

    2. Security over entire plots of land held by each of the relevant Resort Development Companies at:

    (a) Merricks;
    (b) Marquis Estate;
    (c) Two Rivers;
    (d) Las Canas; and
    (e) Hideaway,
    on or before 1st February 2015.

  97. Shafted Investors.

    Ok; so there are 3 Trustees, One is Harlequin, another the legal firm appointed by Harlequin, Pitmans, and the 3rd is Gareth Fatchett.

    Great so far; Now these trustees can change anything, I mean absolutely anything to do with the trust without having to seek permission from the members. The members are the investors.

    Gets better; So the investor signs away his rights to sue not only Ames but IFA’s, SIPP Providers, etc etc etc for 5 years or can be longer if the trustees decide, or until the investor unit is finished.

    OK weird bit; The investor cant sue Ames but AMES cant sue the investor either……………. OK but why would Ames want to sue the investor…………
    Oh of course, once the investors unit is complete, then the waiver ceases for that investor, and guess what? if the investor does not stump up the completion cash at the completion stage, Ames can sue them, lol, this is unreal.

    Oh yeah during the waiver period you cant bad mouth Ames, basically you cant sneeze in his direction, but its ok folks, this works both ways, Ames cant talk about investors either, phew, fantastic.

    RL want people to sign up to the trust PDQ, but hang on, Ames has until December 31st to put the common parts of Buccament Bay into the trust, and until the end of February 2015 to put “Plots” or whatever, of the other resorts into the trust.

    So Jonny investor signs the waiver in 2 weeks, Ames then proceeds to sell assets, Jonny cant say a word until the 31st of December, and longer if Ames puts the common parts of Buccament Bay into the trust.

    Oh wait for it folks, we have still to wait for Ames to finalise some trust documents, so they might not be complete, and wait for it the due diligence will not now be released for at least two weeks.

    Now we have Fatchet telling investors that this is the offer from Ames?

    Offer from Ames,?????????????????? I thought RL were working on the trust for months, I also did not know that RL were acting for Harlequin.

    The due diligence should be fascinating, wonder will investors be the cause of the money problems for Harlequin given the huge amount of money they are owed,………… oh yeah they are, if Ames did not have the investor problem he would have no money worries,……….oh yeah, that’s it, sure…. the trust gets rid of the investor problem, fantastic, makes Ames and Harlequin solvent again……….

    This is fantastic news…….. absolutely………….for the Ames Family, that is. Certainly not investors…..

  98. Et tu brute ?

    Security won’t be in over night. Any sensible person knows that.

    Hence the date for putting the security in.

    Funny how the Irish conman / builder is now a trust expert.

  99. Et tu brute ?

    All trustees are freemasons.

  100. Shafted Investors.

    Et tu Brute,
    its always the Irish guys fault, 12 months later, 12 months of RL working on a trust, yet security wont be over night, why? lol, why? Bullshit, the security could be put up today, no go away Dave or Gareth.

  101. Shafted Investors.

    Et tu Brute, look at the trust documents, lets see the due diligence shall we, that will be fun,

  102. Robert Storey

    @Gareths Folly, “Jesus Storey” yes I always thought myself God like.

  103. Toutes direction

    We all know that the due diligence is the end.

    RL will issue the bomb to 4000+ investors. They will then share the due diligence with all the SIPP providers.

    It will create such a storm that no trust will happen. Not because of any of the main protagonists, but because the investors will say no.

    Exactly a year after Ames dodged the first RL salvo with HMSSE, the second will do for him.

    Friends close, enemies closer…..

  104. What have the Romans ever done for us ?

    Robert, you are not the messiah, you are a naughty boy !

  105. Robert Storey

    What, for showing Henry, O Ware up for what and who he was. He hasn’t even got the guts to post in his own name.

  106. Shafted Investors.

    Sic semper tyrannis

  107. Shafted Investors.

    Welcome back knob, wow you know so much, oh yeah everyone who speaks out against your master is the Irish Builder, yeah yeah, knob, we are really interested in your absolute infatuation with the Irish Builder, any thoughts on the trust documents knob? what every one else is interested in? And why are you in here anyway, you have spent the past number of days chastising this forum.

  108. What have the Romans ever done for us ?

    The tyrant is mortally wounded

  109. Tony

    In two weeks or so, the cards will be on the table, the players will all reveal their hands, it will not be the investors who ultimately decide the faith of Ames and Harlequin but others.

    To use another latin phrase “Alea iacta est”, after 12 months of hope it has come to this.

    It will not be a May to remember. Certainly not.

  110. What have the Romans ever done for us ?

    It ain’t the Irish blokes fault.

    Its Ames. He ran the most stupid investment scheme ever. Paddy just ripped him off a bit,

  111. Robert Storey

    I’m back because the FIRST post on this thread after the “holiday” was about me. I’m just a celeb to some people. Loving it! Perhaps if paddy O Ware had kept his rubbish to himself then he would not have brought the attention to himself. Got it Dick.

  112. John

    Mr. Storey, what are views on the trust documents as published, do you believe they are fair and would you sign up to the trust based on these documents.

  113. Shafted Investors.

    Its all over bar the shouting, 12 months for what? Hope Ames rots in hell. and his wife and son Dan. I hope they rot in hell,

  114. What have the Romans ever done for us ?

    John,

    The trust docs are irrelevant. The due diligence is the killer.

  115. Anonymous

    BFP – Whatever the reason/cause of your downtime it is wonderful
    to known that you are back “on-the-air”

  116. Anonymous

    In the last couple of weeks I found out that there were actual “investors”
    in both Blu and HHotel………how the heck can the trust not include
    their investment…………

  117. John

    Why so have RL been stating that a majority of investors are willing to join the trust if as some of you say it is all over.

    And surely the hotel Blu and HHotel must be included in the trust, These are the only valuable assets along with Buccament Bay which Harlequin have,

    Surely RL will force Ames to put these assets in he trust, I doubt RL are impressed with these initial trust documents and will demand that they are modified to protect the rights of investors, I have every faith in RL and these documents must be unacceptable to them.

  118. Anonymous

    John – Dream on dude…..RL has stated that they have done what
    they said they would do – deliver a DD and then let the “investors”
    decide if they want to join a trust. Lawyers NEVER lose money.

  119. Peter Thompson

    Welcome back BFP. Hope you had a great rest.

  120. What have the Romans ever done for us ?

    Who’s to say that RL won’t recommend not joining until finance, accounts etc are properly laid out.

    I would say that’s odds on. My sources are very good in that regard.

  121. Beggars Belief

    Has it really taken a whole year to get to this point? Surely one of the first elements of the due diligence process would have been to get written confirmation that all accounts for all related companies were to be opened up to scrutiny. Failure to establish this most basic information would have signalled an end to the process and a whole year of faffing about would have been saved.

  122. What had Dave Ames ever done for us?

    I have missed BFP.

    Poor old Bobby, he reminds me of a faithful rescue dog, I loves his master no matter what.

    Bobit, when you see the DD you may be in for a shock? Will it be good or bad?

  123. Anonymous

    What is the RDC ?

  124. What have the Romans ever done for us ?

    Resort Development Company.

    One for each resort. Two for some !

    DD will do what Paddy, Newman, Man and Crazier have been unable to do for the last year.

  125. The End

    If you do as you now say Gareth, then the war is over.

  126. Instant Karma coming to get Ames?

    @ The End.
    In the words of John Lennon.
    Give peace a chance.😉

  127. It's over......

    If Ames has a business plan, I’m sure Henry and his team would love to comment on it?

  128. Henry

    There is no business plan hence no comment.

    There is no Finance hence no comment.

  129. The real Henry

    I don’t have a business plan.
    I have no finance.
    Fraud is my game

  130. Anonymous

    B. Ware …who is the real Henry

  131. Anonymous

    Henry O’Ware

  132. Anonymous

    O’Ware, O’Ware have my little lambs gone…

  133. Henry

    Had to sell my lambs to keep up my interest payments …………

  134. Anonymous

    I, for one, have missed the BFP site; especially for its levity.
    The RL blog reminds me of 4000 lemmings on speed…

  135. Shafted Investors

    The cries from the condemned are getting louder and louder over on the RL site. Funny too that RL are trying to back peddle away from the trust documents, Their own website states, that they ” RL”, Pitmans and Harlequin were responsible for drafting them, now RL are claiming that it was Harelquin and wait for it they are just…………….draft documents.

    It gets better, some documents apparently were corrupted in the upload, and RL are awaiting “Fresh” copies from Pitmans.

    You could not make this up. Fatshit is really taking investors for idiots.

  136. Hannibal Ames

    Henry O’ Halloran do you still hear the lambs crying

  137. Hannibal Ames

    And you think if you save poor investors, you could make Ames stop, don’t you Paddy? You won’t wake up in the dark ever again to that awful screaming of the Investors…..

  138. Anonymous

    One little lamb had to sell his house because big bad Henry sold him down the river. Another little lamb is waiting for the axe to fall.

  139. Little lamb to the slaughter..

    Do not sign the trust in its current format – just dont.

  140. Henry

    All I want is Ames’ head on a plate, how investors deal with the fall out is up to them. But Mr. Ames knows that the clock is ticking, now must dash and pay my “BARCLAYS” Credit Card bill before they “FORCLOSE” on me personally. Toodle Pips.

  141. Henry

    The corruption must have worse then we imagined, so bad that the corruption virus has even affected the Trust documents on the RL site. Cause they ain’t there any more.

    This looks like mission impossible. Once you read the trust documents apparently they self destruct. Bit like the Harlequin investor contracts.

  142. The real Henry

    A bit like all the BB building work and materials that I got paid for but never ordered. Must have a word with my accountant about that. That the one, the clown.

  143. Henry

    Dave your becoming a tad confused, I was not an employee, I had my own business, so could make my own profit, same as your wife did. What was that she took in commissions just £200 million. Thats ok I suppose. Her business. If of course she could have remembered what she sold in the first place, must be the Alzheimers lol. Hows Matt ?

  144. Shafted Investors

    Lol 4 years on 100″s of millions later and the best the little dwarf from Basildon can do is blame the Irish builder.

    Dave, have you settled with Trader Vics yet, I see that their restaurant is now your state of the art conference centre.

    What you doing now redefining Polynesian Eateries lol.

    House your mother in law?

  145. The Trust

    Very badly handled RL. Shambolic. Need to up the game a bit. Ames has you in a tail spin.

    You did state the trust documents were a collaboration between yourselves, Harlequin and Pitmans. So no excuses there,

    We will try again shall we,

    Lets hope the Due Diligence is less shambolic.

  146. The real Henry

    My mother in laws house? My mother in law hasn’t got a house. Oh I see you think I’m Dave Ames. Hahaha. How was Iraq, they know a thing or two about bent building contracts.

  147. Blu Hotel

    Ames tried to raise about £ 3 million on Blu Hotel St. Lucia a few weeks by inviting investors to complete. He is now settling on about £2.5 million from a hotel operator. No investors will see this money.

    Ames has a problem with the WK case. They intend to bring a motion for security of costs and Ames needs £500 K min to lodge in Court. Otherwise he looses.

    He is also being chased down domestically “UK”, he is being “shook down” in the UK for another £ 1 million or so and Charles Russell LLP are ramping up the pressure for their clients £160 K.

  148. Henry

    Iraq is brilliant, a money tree. 😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆

  149. The false ' Enry

    The Trust is falling to bits, a little like Ames.
    Long live the King ‘Enry.

  150. CPC Holding on to a few clients

    Good move WK – won’t the diddy man have to tell CPC where this windfall came from?😉

  151. Henry

    Want to join me in Iraq, seems your a tad jealous. I can wait for the 10 years or so that you and the others will be otherwise occupied.

    Bankruptcy is not recognised here in Iraq so Dave should be fine. TALIBAMES.

  152. Henry from Jordan

    Henry is in Jordan.

    O’Halloran is in Jordan working on Jeremy Newman’s new company called Kelltek.

    There’s some kind of connection I can’t quite grasp…

  153. Henry

    Seems simple to me, O Halloran is working with Newman, and so am I. Big deal. So what.

  154. The real Henry

    Keep up I flew Ito HR Saturday on a BA flight from Amman, this was after my connecting flight from Basra. And you call me a thick mick.doh.

  155. Robert Storey

    @ Blu Hotel, keep up, it’s already lodged in court, 6th March.

  156. Anonymous

    Henry, are you saying “Henry” is O’Halloran? No I don’t believe this. I think I had better have a lie down. My faith in humanity has been shattered. There again perhaps you should go on thinking some of these posts are from Basildon. You thick twat

  157. Henry

    Now real Henry are you really that Naive, you really think I would be honest with you about my travel plans,

    I saw what Dave did to Ryan Mackey. He had Vinny thug Stenning, Taser Ryan Mackey in the car park at the Basildon HQ and Ames had his thugs ransack Ryans rented offices, the laundry Ryan was renting from Dans wife.

    Apparently Vinny Thug Stenning is unaware of Section 5 (1B) of the 1968 Firearms act.

    So no I dont think I would be upfront about my travel plans.

  158. Court Case

    Robert, the case has not been heard yet. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  159. Henry

    Of course no one from Basildon would post on here defending the great visionary himself. Absolutely not. Bob, ask Garreth about security of cost cases and when they are made. Thank you Bob we all know when Ames filed his claim, I was talking about the action by Wilkins Kennedy which has yet to be heard.

  160. The Real Henry.

    Ah Henry, and you come over all tough as well. Vinny Stelling a thug? I need to change my colostomy bag after that one! Do you mean you didn’t go to 2-4 Cockspur st on Monday morning. Didn’t the dept for Media and Sport want an update from Iraq

  161. Robert Storey

    According to IFAonline WK are yet to respond to the claim. So what claim by WK is this then.

  162. Henry

    I will admit I was going to meet a guy in Cockspur street, some guy wanted to set up a camel racing academy and I thought it would be a good idea to meet, what with my Middle East contacts, turns out the guy was genuine, and is setting up the academy in BuccBay along with a Cameljockey academy. I had to decline the meeting at the last minute for obvious reasons.

  163. Henry

    Its Vinnys upbringing, he might not be tough, probably could no beat his way out of a paper bag. Hence the reason for carrying the Taser gun given the coward that he is.

  164. Henry

    Robert I think we can all deduce that given that WK have yet to respond to the case, they have yet to instigate the security for costs case, it has to be done in chronological order. Dems the rules Im afraid.

  165. Cease Fire

    Following a tribal meeting in Amman Jordan this very evening and after smoking some very good Apple Shisha, washed down with cups of dark turkish coffee, whilst being entertained by a Harem of scantily clad, gyrating, Lebanese belly dancers, the one they call “AMMAN to be reckoned with”, the elusive, mysterious, Sheik Mohammed Henry O Ware and his band of fiercesome ruthless, cohorts known far and wide as the Tailibuccbay, who once instilled fear in the heart of the Aimless tribe, took the decision in the interest of peace and harmony, to lay down their arsenal of weapons including their Iphone 5s armed to the hilt with 64gb of destruction, Their awesome Galaxy S4’s, the reliable but Deadly Blackberry, and their range of combat ready tablets.

    So folks a cease fire has been called and apparently is due to commence this evening.

    In a Cable Intercepted, coming from the 5 Bed, all en suited, with portaloos, Tent of Sheik Henry O Ware which also includes 6 Reception Rooms, and numerous other rooms, holding Diamonds and a private collection of Hertz Cars, a quarry, and his own personal KFC. where he refines dining a la carte, some say in order to emulate his nemisis Aimless, orders have been given to his agents on the RL forum and secure site to momentarily stand down.

    Is something a foot?

    Lets see how long this will last shall we.

  166. Robert Storey

    Big lol on that.

  167. Robert Storey

    For saying something is funny. You have a warped sense of self opinion John. Again a poster posting about me because you have nothing to add.

  168. Robert Storey

    Perhaps ” John” you can clarify what the WK claim is about as you seem to know so much.

  169. The All Seeing Eye

    Bob there may have been a subtle message in the post. Funny and all as it might have been. I think John does not want you to rock the boat. 😎😎😎😏😏

  170. Robert Storey

    Rock the boat by saying something is funny.? Very very odd.

  171. Anonymous

    I’ve never read phonetic Arabic before – now that is something funny!

  172. The Demented Dwarf

    The Demented Dwarfs latest release tonight is bizarre, Oasis and Desire walked after getting settlements after Ames broke his contracts with them.

    And the 180 billion in Pension Money taken by the UK government, who ever wrote this for the demented dwarf, must have been trippin on crystal meth. The dwarf stole close 250 million of pension money and would have taken far more had he not been stopped.

    Its time to put this mad animal down.

  173. Robert Storey

    @The all seeing eye. I wonder where Johns posts have gone? And the other referring to carpet bombing of the RL site. Perhaps peace hasn’t broken out after all.

  174. Anonymous

    There will never be peace in the valley until you, Robert, limp off
    into the sunset – never to be seen, heard or read again….The End

  175. Anonymous

    I wonder if the (alleged) 1st completion at BB is with a UK national
    or an SVG citizen? I bet it was with someone who could pull-the-plug
    on Ames overnight.

  176. Anonymous

    As a side note : Someone is claiming on the RL blog that Harlequin
    and DA are now in litigation with BFP. If true I’d sure like to know
    under what grounds. As far as I know BFP is a free and open
    discussion and within very loose boundaries of what is considered
    decent exactly that ——FREE & OPEN

  177. St George's Dragon

    The other question, of course, is where is the money coming from for these legal actions? I thought Harlequin was out of cash.

  178. Robert Storey

    @Anon 7.05 and it gives you the platform to post as Anonymous, therefor protecting your true identity. Which I guess is your wish. So how would you feel if ALL and I repeat ALL of your personal details were posted on here. That is not FREE and OPEN. That is out of control and unregulated, a platform for intimidation and threats.

  179. Anonymous

    @Robert Storey You just proved my point.
    ps – I have never been such a jerk that I P.O.’d a certain lady who
    was only seeking what was her contractual right.

  180. Robert Storey

    “P.O.’d ? Lady? Would that be the same “lady” who posted my e mail address on here? Would that be the same ” lady” who was stupid enough to keep “sent from my I phone” after the e mail address? I think you need to select your examples with a bit more thought “anonymous”

  181. Anonymous

    This is very confusing. RL is stating that HD/DA are suing BFP
    in the US. Haven’t the idiots ever heard of the First Amendment.
    And why would they sue in the US? Much less where would they ever
    find a lawyer to take the case.

  182. News Flash

    Sorry what is the First Amendment in relation to this?

  183. Anonymous

    Congress shall make no law “abridging the freedom of speech” or
    “infringing the freedom of the press” Seems pretty basic to me…….

  184. Anonymous

    Really strange if as RL has reported a suit would be in the US
    (home of WordPress ?), where one has to PROVE NEGATIVE
    INTENT on the part of BFP and Harlequin would have to PROVE
    IT IS NOT A PONZI SCHEME. If true a really dumb move on the
    part of DA.

  185. Sabre rattling

    Well, Ames said he had a law named after him in Ireland 😉 so maybe he is about to rewrite the American Constitution?

  186. Sabre rattling

    It’s just a ploy to scare people from saying things DA does not like.
    They say the truth hurts.

    Where did he get the money from ??? Now that’s pretty dumb when you apparently have a freezer!!

  187. Anon

    Maybe he is claiming defamation reasons. All three WordPress server farms are in the US.

  188. Anonymous

    From what I just read it is not BFP being litigated against but
    Wordpress. If for any reason BFP incurs expenses I would gladly
    contribute to a legal defense fund.
    Secondly the word -specious- comes to mind.

  189. Anonymous

    What happened to the names of the lawyers? They were there a
    few minutes ago.

  190. ANONYMOUS

    Dave and Carol Ames are looking for the IP Addresses of named posters above in order to proceed with defamation claims against them. Lets hope wordpess and BFP fight for the rights of individuals to post without fear of prosecution, It will be a sad day for all if the Ames family succeed in their application. A sad day and a day that will end freedom of opinion.

  191. ANONYMOUS

    If Ames succeeds what will stop those who the pro Harlequin supporters have attacked in such a vicious manner from taking the same route, what will stop others the subject of other posts from seeking “Revenge”, Dave Ames is certainly trying to redefine things, the way we re define ways in which we express ourselves. And one has to wonder if this latest move has anything o do with the impending release of the due diligence documents for the Harlequin trust, its just a thought.

  192. ANONYMOUS

    Odd if you come on here and call someone a liar, and that person goes to the US in an attempt to find out who you are, he must do so on the basis that he knows he is not a liar, But if he was a liar, could it be that he is so confused that even he believes he is not a liar.

    But then that would be madness, to try and prove that you lie so much that you begin to believe your own lies.

    But if someone said you were bankrupt twice and could prove it, is that a lie?

    If someone said that you were being investigated by the SFO is that a lie?

    If someone said you could not prove what you did with £400 Million up to yesterday is that a lie, no it cant be a lie because to do so you need audited accounts.

    If some one said that you were not happy with your life and that your wife was not happy, is that a lie.

    And if some one said your son is a criminal, is that a lie.

    And if someone said you borrowed 5 million of money from investors with out asking them to spend on personal items is that a lie.

    And if you produced manifestly false documents is that a lie.

    And if your solicitor was reported for malpractice is that a lie.

    And if some called you vertically challenged is that a lie.

    And if someone considered your wife not to have been graced with good looks, is that a lie.

    And so on and so on and so on…………………….

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  194. ANONYMOUS

    And what if sometime soon the persons referred to in a defamatory way were to be arrested would much of what was said be defamatory then?

    And given that the person is seeking the information in the US, where defamation laws are no where near as archaic as those in the UK,yet wants to use the information in the UK well is this fair?

    And what about the promise from BFP that users data would remain confidential, can they still hope to provide confidentiality.

    How many more lives will this individual try to ruin before the train finally crashes into the barrier.

  195. Anonymous

    It appears quite a few of the requested IP addresses are from posters
    that were referred to as “the Irish builder”. Go for it Dave, I can hardly
    wait until the WSJ, CNBC, Bloomberg, the Economist etc are exposed
    to the judges’ opinion re: the Irish case. You will be the joke of the
    business community. Since you successfully kiboshed the Panorama
    expose just wait until “60-Minutes” has a go with you. You want
    publicity Dave….boy are you going to get it.

  196. Another recording?

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