Dave Ames and Harlequin Property file legal papers against Barbados Free Press readers

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Hi folks,

A few weeks ago we informed our readers that Harlequin had served our webhost WordPress – Automattic Inc with a court subpoena concerning reader comments on Barbados Free Press. Ames and Harlequin want to discover the identities of BFP readers who left anonymous comments on stories about them.

This will be difficult even if WordPress turns over the ip numbers to Harlequin because further steps are required with internet suppliers in other countries. Lots of folks use proxies and protection like ‘Anonymouse.org‘ for surfing too. Nope, we’re not worried at all and we run this here little blog. Have for nine years and the DLP and BLP haven’t found us yet!

WordPress didn’t send copies of the legal papers to us, so we presume they are fighting it out in court with Harlequin and David Ames. WordPress inventor Matt Mullenweg has a reputation as a hell of a scrapper when it comes to defending free speech and he’ll spend millions rather than give into extortion. (Matt is the handsome young chap above, just turned 30. And ladies, not only is he single – his business costs about $400,000 a month to run, but takes in gross revenues of $45 million a year. You do the math. The latest Business Insider issue says Matt is probably worth a billion yankee dollars and he has homes in New York, California and Texas. He was in Barbados a few months ago – I’ll try and find the photos I saw on the web.) 

Today we received more legal papers – unofficially and anonymously – from someone. This batch lists exactly what comments and BFP readers that Ames and Harlequin is after.

We’re not worried because we know that the WordPress business model would collapse overnight if Matt and the boys didn’t defend free speech.

Besides – we believe in Matt and WP crew. They will fight this attack all the way on a purely ideological basis – nevermind anything else.

Meanwhile here are the two batches of documents so far…

Latest – 04447212-Page0-41(1)

Previous – 2014_04_21_19_26_39

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109 responses to “Dave Ames and Harlequin Property file legal papers against Barbados Free Press readers

  1. sean chandler

    what a lovely work of fiction those documents are

  2. Robert Storey

    I get quite a few mentions on there. Perhaps I will get some compensation from Ralph?

  3. Anonymoose

    Reportedly £10m on litigation and counting.

  4. Anonymoose

    So the basis of the subpoena is that the Ames’ and Harlequin aren’t liars who’ve acted fraudulently?

    The RL DD should prove useful to BFP WordPress. Along with most of the Harlequin YouTube posts and Newsletters.

    Interestingly, I see many quotes from readers’ posts which mention Ponzi, but that doesn’t seem to be specifically referred to in the litigation. Did I miss that?

    Is a Ponzi operation a fraudulent one by default?

    I think Dave Ames’ world is imploding as all his litigation actions simultaneously converge.

  5. Anonymous

    Why should you get anything Robert. It sure looks like everything
    said about you is true. But then again this was never about Ames or
    Harlequin – in some weird rationale it is about YOU.

  6. Robert Storey

    Ralph called me a “burger flipper” . Compo time!!

  7. Anonymoose

    Storey, mate, I think you’d struggle proving anyone damaged your reputation more than you did. Don’t waste your Harlequin investment return on litigation.

  8. Glynn

    I do hope Timothy B Broderick gets paid for all the work he has obviously done – maybe he works on a no win no fee basis?

  9. One more sucker

    Mr. Broderick is getting paid with the deposits of suckers who trusted Ames and Harlequin to build their dreams with their hard earned savings and pensions.

  10. Anonymous

    I can’t believe that an American lawyer would argue this case
    without substantial money up-front. And that might be the basis
    of a separate lawsuit – just where did the money come from.

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

    If they want my name give it to them , we want to know who sell them land next to KFC and it looks like She-it, Lets see if they have clear title for the land they working on , Welcome them , instead of going after BFP they need to finish the building with the money instead of paying lawyers who needed to do a clear title search to start with , If they did , then good , if not no good.

  12. Anonymous

    All one has to do is listen to a Fox Newscast, right wing talk
    radio or read the letters in the Wall Street Journal. What has been
    posted re: Harlequin/Ames on the BFP is pretty mild compared to
    what the above say about President Obama. You can get away
    with a lot (thankfully) in the U.S. (I am a firm Obama supporter)
    This law-suit is probably one of the most frivolous I have ever
    heard about. (Except today I read the the Kardashian sisters
    are suing a clown for physical assault –he poured confetti on them).
    Thus is life on this side of the pond.

  13. Anonymous

    When Mr Broderick signed off on the subpoena and ticked the box signifying that This case is NOT complex under rule 3400 of the California Rules of Court he made a big mistake.He did not mark it as a complex case,as it should be, since every condition (a to f) seems to apply to this case.
    a. Large number of separately represented parties.
    b, Extensive motion practice raising difficult or novel issues that will be time-consuming to resolve.
    c.Substantial amount of documentary evidence.
    d. Large number of witnesses.
    e. Coordination with related actions pending in one or more courts in other countries, or in a Federal Court.
    f. Substantial post judgement judicial supervision.

    I am sure WordPress Lawyers have noticed this obvious technical flaw in the subpoena …If not BFP. please pass it on….The case should be dismissed for this reason alone. And I`m sure there are many others.

    “2014 California Rules of Court.
    Rule 3400.Definition
    A “complex case” is an action that requires exceptional judicial management to avoid placing unnecessary burdens on the court or the litigants and to expedite the case, keep costs reasonable, and promote effective decision making by the court, the parties, and council.”

  14. Poor old fool

    Mr. Ames thinks he is invincible, such a shame he is not thinking straight, all this stress, family problems, financial problems , we should pity the man.

  15. Anon

    Mr Ames and his wife have claimed that they have not engaged in fraud.

    Fraudulent Misrepresentation is “Fraud”.

    FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION

    Under contract law, a plaintiff can recover against a defendant on the grounds of fraudulent misrepresentation if (1) a representation was made; (2) that was false; (3) that when made, the representation was known to be false or made recklessly without knowledge of its truth; (4) that it was made with the intention that the plaintiff rely on it; (5) that the plaintiff did rely on it; and (6) that the plaintiff suffered damages as a result.

    Mr. Ames has repeatedly made representations as to the land owned by him and his companies, take St. Vincent, Mr. Ames made a representation that he or his companies owned 100 acres when they did not.

    Mr. Ames made this statement.

    Mr. Ames engaged in Fraudulent Misrepresentation, Fraud, Fact.

    Mr. Ames stated that the difference between him and Donald Trump was that Donald Trump needed bank finance, again this statement is false.

    Mr. Ames made this statement.

    Mr. Ames stated that he had filed accounts in St. Vincent, the law in St. Vincent is very clear on the matter, the accounts need to be audited and filed, he did not do so, by stating that he did, he committed a criminal act, the act of perjury,

    Mr. Ames made this statement, He committed a criminal act.

    Mr. Ames took 5 million USD and invested it in properties in Dubai, It was money paid by purchasers, the Dubai investment was not known by the purchasers, it was not referred to in the investor guidelines and did not form part of Carol Ames’ business,

    Did Mr. Ames have permission to take this money? No.

    What then would this be called? Theft perhaps? Yes.

    and on and on and on this goes.

    Yes Mr. Ames you engaged in fraud, yes Mr. Ames you lied, if WordPress need proof of this please ask, we will however continue to post proof of this and more on BFP.

    It is also interesting to note that Mrs. Carol Ames has omitted to tell the court that her company HMSSE is in administration.

    It must also be noted that the Serious Fraud Office along with the the Essex Police are continuing their investigations into Harlequin

    Below are the steps the SFO take prior, during and after an investigation,

    www dot sfo dot gov dot uk/about-us/how-we-work.aspx

    As you can see from the link below, the SFO are at an advanced stage in their investigations.

    http://www.sfo.gov.uk/our-work/our-cases.aspx

    Our cases
    We want to keep you as up to date on the progress of our cases as possible. This is especially true if you are a victim or witness, or have given us information on a particular case. Although we may not be able to tell you many of the details, or contact you individually, we hope that you’ll check back here for our updates on your case.

    www dot sfo dot gov dot uk/our-work/our-cases/case-progress/harlequin-property.aspx

    This is the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority warnings on Harlequin.

    www dot fca dot org dot uk/news/investments-made-through-harlequin-group

    In addition Mr. Ames’ companies are trading whilst insolvent, as in they are unable to pay their debts as they come due.

    This is an unlawful act in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

    and the list goes on, and on, and on, and on…………..

  16. Anon

    Bring it on Mr.Ames and your woman, bring it on, have you heard of RL, they are trying to salvage the deposits or a small portion of them for thousands of investors, Have you heard of CLC, they have obtained a World Wide freezing order over your and your wife’s assets, and have claimed amongst other issues Fraudulent Mis-representation, Have you heard of Raymond Caldwell, Anna Changa, The Lutsky’s etc etc etc, they have all obtained judgments against you and your companies,

    And the list goes on and on and on and on and on…………

  17. Angel

    Ever heard of Libel? Does your medium have documentary evidence to file a defence against what Ames is claiming? Does anyone have the proof in writing? Hearsay does not count.

  18. Anon

    If Ames and his wife loose the application in the US, could word press please ensure that in the event they dont pay the costs in the US that an application is made back in the UK to declare Mr. and Mrs Ames bankrupt. Please……..Thank you.

  19. Anon

    Angel
    May 20, 2014 at 11:00 pm
    Ever heard of Libel? Does your medium have documentary evidence to file a defence against what Ames is claiming? Does anyone have the proof in writing? Hearsay does not count.

    Angel, we have emails, videos, witness testimony, judgements, default notices etc etc etc, have a look at the other thread and look out for the documents which will be posted on Anon files, we have facts, Ames is relying on hearsay.

    Add to this Police and SFO witness statements, that can be shared with any competent court along with 100’s of Appendices.

  20. Anonymous

    @Angel – Dude … who the hell are you?

  21. Anonymous

    Sounds like Bob.

  22. Anon 239

    BFP, if it gets to the stage where money is required to mount a defence, shout. I for one am willing to contribute.

  23. Anonymous

    @Anon239 – me too

  24. Anonymous

    @river 5.28 am….a disruptive troll tries to take folks off topic…what the heck does a rape 9years ago in Barbados have to do with the Harlequin/BFP case? Nothing !
    Tried the same thing May 20th at 6.44 and 6.54 pm…about rapes in South Africa…trolls getting desperate to shift the focus from this story which is so important to all bloggers who value Freedom of speech.
    Nice try, but no cigar.

  25. Anonymous

    How ironic that a person advocating freedom of speech bollocks a poster about, his freedom of speech. It’s up to BFP to decide what should be in a thread, not an anonymous troll. Nice try, but no brain.

  26. Anonymous

    Another troll. 11,23 pm..probably for the same reason as River..

  27. Anonymous

    I, myself, admire the way in which BFP keeps a hands-off policy
    (with the exemption of some vile porn) and lets the posting populace
    descend to the lowest common denominator. Cream rises and knows
    to distinguish from that denominator. Such is free speech.

  28. A SOLUTION

    Ames is reportedly close to doing a deal with a hotel management company, it has been reported in here that the Hotel Management Company is Nikki Beach.

    A file of documents is being prepared with a view to sending to Nikki Beach to assist them with any due diligence.

    Ames is reported to be entering into a 25 year lease with the hotel management company in exchange for USD $5 Million per year.

    We suggest that those undecided as to whether to join the trust or not (more on the trust in the next few days) should now stay outside the trust mechanism.

    If Ames signs the lease agreement with the hotel management company, then he will be in funds, some USD $ 5 million per year. Our solution is that purchasers begin further claims against Ames and Harlequin if this is the case as he will be in funds and thus can begin making redress payments towards purchasers.

    The other theory being the authorities will move once the management company signs the lease and appoint an administrator to over see the income of $ USD 5 Million a year and it’s distribution, the SFO have a broad spectrum of powers under the proceeds of crime legislation.

    RL’s valiant attempts at establishing the trust, are facing massive hurdles and insurmountable challenges, this is through no fault of RL, the Due Diligence which is expected to be posted on their website tomorrow evening will most probably end up soon afterwards on this forum, such is human nature that leaks are inevitable.

    Ames’ denials in the proceedings in California are totally bizarre, there is an abundance of provable material in the public domain to demonstrate that Ames has lied, committed criminal act or acts, has committed fraud through fraudulent mis-representations and we even have the professional opinion of an equity partner in a top 20 UK Accountancy firm suggesting that the business model used by Ames may have been a ponzi like scheme.

    Coupled with the SFO and Essex Police investigations and the FCA warnings, we cannot understand why Ames is pursuing such a flawed course of action which could ultimately cost purchasers millions more dollars.

  29. Anonymous

    Actually it would make sense for Nikki Beach which I have always
    thought of as a haven for Euro-trash. Gosh, a resort surrounded by
    Rastas and Garifunas. There would be some wild beach parties.

  30. Gareth Ronan Former Mouth Piece for Ames

    Well Mr. Ronan why have none of the questions been answered.

    [audio src="http://www.mediafire.com/listen/9kq5dsuwac5q6cz/Ronan+Echo.mp3" /]

  31. Gareth Ronan Former Mouth Piece for Ames

    Funny Mr. Ronan we are still waiting those answers

    [audio src="http://www.mediafire.com/listen/9kq5dsuwac5q6cz/Ronan+Echo.mp3" /]

  32. ANON

    Interesting video on Buccament Bay ; )

  33. just want to know

    People lost their lives @ Buccament Bay resort because it is built near a river mouth. Did the families get compensation for all the homes & lives that were lost? I was there for Christmas so I know what devastation there was.

  34. Anonymous

    Perhaps Nikki Beach would improve on the 20% to 30 % occupancy rates at BB.Given all the legal and infrastructural problems at BB, the delays and expense in getting there (Argyle wont be seeing any Major Airline until 2015, if at all) it is hard to believe Nikki beach would pay US$5 million a year to operate the place, provide employment, food and beverage, pay utilities etc.This sounds like another Oasis deal.

  35. ANON, THEY APPEAR TO BE ACCOUNTS, BUT NOT AS WE KNOW THEM JIM (BAKER)

    Just found this on the internet,

    https :// anonfiles DOT com/file/d4db5620e2358d437848a2f2326e92ab

    It seems to be management accounts for Harlequin Property (SVG) Ltd to April 30th 2010.

    Now scroll down to page 4, Section 5. Inventories

    Look closely at the section Work in Progress, The value given to work in progress in St. Vincent up to the 30th April 2010 is £91,662,415 Sterling,

    Work in progress for Merricks, to April 30th 2009 it was £14,240,115.00, then add in the section “CONSTRUCTION COSTS” incurred during the year at £8,435,718.00 and the total for Work In Progress at Merricks up to the 30th April 2010 is £22,675,833.00

    Note the wording used “CONSTRUCTION COSTS” incurred during the year.

    Now lets take a look at what Mr. Ames stated in a certificate of truth in the REPLY TO THE DEFENCE OF THE FIRST DEFENDANT. in the defamation case.

    Extracts from the reply to the defence signed and dated by Mr. Dave Ames on the 7th of January 2013.

    Page 12 para 37.16 of the reply to the defence states the following.. In total Harlequin has to date spent in excess of US$150m on development of the Buccament Bay resort.

    “Merricks, Barbados”

    Page 23 para 84.1 In addition to the purchase price of the land itself, over £2m has been spent to date on the development of the Merricks resort. That expenditure, and the progress towards the construction of the resort which it has achieved, is inconsistent with the allegation in the Defence that the Harlequin has no intention of building the resort.

    Now lets look at the letter that Ames and or Harlequin sent to BBC Panorama in March 2013, and please look at page 3 of that document and the table contained within that document.

    https :// anonfiles DOT com/file/6f56a3c81081a40dea7791b3b403a965

    The table clearly shows Land cost for Buccament Bay at £11,119,768.00 and Build cost for Buccament Bay as being £100,000,000.00 to March 2013.

    The table clearly shows Land cost for Merricks at £6,162,305 and Build cost for Merricks as being £2,200,000.00 to March 2013.

    So to sum up.

    In the Harlequin Property (SVG) Ltd accounts to April 30th 2010, Harlequin spent a total of £102,777,431 on land costs and Construction Costs at Buccament Bay.

    The Letter to the BBC in March 2013 shows expenditure to that date of a total of £111,119,768.00, So the total expenditure on land and construction at Buccament Bay from April 30th 2010 to March 2013. was £8,342,337 according to the documents provided by Ames, with the exception of the statement in the REPLY TO THE DEFENCE OF THE FIRST DEFENDANT at page 12 para 37.15.

    “To the end of October 2012 around US$48m “/ £28,571,428.57″ had been spent on further construction at Buccament Bay since the ICE Group was removed from the site on 11 June 2010.”

    This figure of £28,571,428.57 cannot be correct if we take the financial information contained in the Harlequin Property (SVG) Ltd accounts as being correct.

    Buccament Bay

    So Harlequin in their Year end April 30th 2010 accounts are implying that £8,342,337.00 was spent on Buccament Bay since April 2010 and in the REPLY TO THE DEFENCE OF THE FIRST DEFENDANT. dated 7/01/2013 are claiming that £28,571,428.57 was spent on Buccament Bay since June 2010.

    Merricks Barbados

    Harlequin Management Accounts for year ending April 30th 2010 show expenditure at Merricks Barbados as being £22,675,833.00

    Harlequin in their Year end April 30th 2010 accounts are implying that (minus) -£14,313,528.00, (this is minus £14,313,528.00) was spent on Buccament Bay since April 2010, Remember the table in the letter to Panorama sent in March 2013 shows total expenditure of £8,362,305 spent on Merricks, Barbados to March 2013.

    Harlequin have not provided any audited accounts for their Harlequin Property (SVG) Ltd company with the exception of audited accounts for the period up to 30th April 2007, RL in their due diligence are relying on un audited accounts prepared by Baker Clarke and Jim Baker, so which accounts will Garreth say are correct? or are these actually accounts, or are they just dozens of spread sheets prepared by Jim and co. based solely on information provided by Ames and Harlequin “purportedly” accounting for the expenditure of purchaser funds by the Ames family and Harlequin.

    In our next installment we will provide more accounting information, but for now we will leave you guys digest the above.

    And to Jim Baker and Co. we say the following with respect to Harlequin, “There are accounts Jim, but not as we know them.😉 Ames is certainly
    adept at redefining accounting in the Caribbean.

    PS we are still awaiting news on the complaint due to be lodged against some senior employee of the Baker Clarke Partnership with reference to some of the Harlequin accounts. More on this later as soon as we find it on the worldwide web.

  36. Anonymous

    No one lost their life at BB, the lady was the other side of the bridge, she just happened to work at BB.
    Nikki Beach. Ha ha. Not even close.

  37. Anon

    Typical Essex boy response to a tragedy “Nikki Beach. Ha ha. Not even close.”

    Maybe the poster should have read the post ref the accounts?

    “No one lost their life at BB, the lady was the other side of the bridge, she just happened to work at BB.
    Nikki Beach. Ha ha. Not even close.”

  38. Anonymous

    Now here’s a thought, could GF be playing a bluff and double bluff game. Could the information above be part of the information that DA gave to GF as part of the DD information? Could GF have now posted this information on BFP only to have his attack dog Paul Walton to post it back onto the RL site under the heading of “look what I just found on the worldwide web”? Backed up by Duracell bunny Jane Davies flitting between blogs. Of course GF could be playing with a very straight bat. Cash investors watch out, there’s no money for GF in cash investors, it’s all in the SIPPs

  39. Anon

    @ ANON 2.42 pm why did you post the video that Nick Name had posted just a few minutes earlier on the RL “Secure Forum” on the the Thread by Paul Walton entitled ” This Was Five Years Ago”
    😉

  40. Anonymous

    Jeez it did not take long for the holes to appear in the “SECURE” forum lol.

    Leaking like a sieve, poor Gareth and his ” Legally Privileged Forum” who is he protecting, don’t think it’s purchasers, could it be Ames🙂🙂🙂

  41. Anonymous

    Would that be the same “Nick Name” who suddenly appeared on the RL site a few weeks ago and said that he would not be allowed on the “secure” RL site. Perhaps we should call him Nick O Name?

  42. The Forensic Accountant Exposes the Finances, (Well actually the information was provided by Harlequin)

    Harlequin took purchaser deposits in excess of £180 Million Sterling from April 30th 2011 to December 30th 2012. But spent just £44,200,894.57 on the development of the resorts and land purchases in this period. 24.57% of money taken in during this period was spent on resort Development and land purchases.

    £90 Million was paid out in commissions in this period according to Carol Ames.

    Or so they claim. Its in their accounts for all to see.

    £45,799,106.00 remains unaccounted for in this period, or c 10% of all money taken by the Ames family and Harlequin, So how much was really spent on the hotel operations, on the planes and on purchaser finance payments and litigation through out this period??????? Anyone care to hazard a guess??????

  43. Dave Carol, great news we managed to find the website of your agents in the USA, Happy Reading :)

    Dave Carol, great news we managed to find the website of your agents in the USA, Happy Reading🙂
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    May 21, 2014 at 6:42 pm
    Dave, Carol, we have some good news, remember this website representing your company in the USA, and remember you could not remember any details about this, well we have good news we found the screen shots,

    Please enjoy the read, if you need to contact any of your old agents we have put up their contact details in case you deleted their numbers by mistake, these are the same agents who stated that they would receive training from you personally, now we do wonder how the deposits they obtained were sent to you, via Western Union perhaps or just in good old cash.

    I wonder how many of your US agents understand that you are being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office and the Essex Police,

    We have decided to include a few classic quotes just for you and Carol,
    Enjoy the memories,

    “Despite the odds during a global recession, when over the last three years we have seen world class banks close down and investors lose
    millions, Harlequin Hotels & Resorts opened their first resort at Buccament Bay, St Vincent and The Grenadines. We are pleased to report that
    while Harlequin has over five thousand investors, none of them have lost a penny!”

    “The Merricks Beach Resort will be managed and maintained to the highest standard by world-class hotel company OASIS HOTELS &
    RESORTS. They are confident in providing the highest standards of quality, style and comfort for guests. The resort will also benefit from the
    efficiency of their global booking system and established online presence which will ensure maximum occupancy throughout the year.
    We are proud to announce that we have recieved full planning permission for The Merricks.”

    “Our Vision
    To create an investment that is easy to buy, easy to own, easy to sell to fit all investment goals of the investor.
    Our aim is to deliver excellent long term returns on your investment by selecting property developments in the most desirable locations that are proven to be experiencing growth that will continue indefinitely.”

    Is My Investment Safe?
    Harlequin Properties is one of the largest developers in the Caribbean. None of the developments have any encumbrances, mortgages or loans on either the land or the buildings costs. It is all funded by the developer’s personal cash, (which can be researched on the internet), together with the investor’s 30% deposits.

    Banks guarantees are only used, if the land or the build are funded by banks. This can be a big risk with loans and charges on the land and building. The World Development in Dubai is not even built and the developers owe billion to the banks. In Spain today, there are thousands of court claims (which can take 4 or 5 years to settle, where the banks who have issued bank guarantees, are refusing to refund the deposits paid.
    You are investing in a financially sound and safe project, that is part of an existing portfolio, which can be easily researched.

    2 Resorts have already been completed. One in Thailand and one recently completed, on the Island of St Vincent in the Caribbean. St Vincent’s resort, is a Hotel lease back, Beach Front 5* Resort, which offers high capital growth and high income returns.

    All funds are held in a solicitors account in the respective island. All the Caribbean governments involved, back the developer unreservedly. They and the St Lucia & St Vincent Prime Ministers came to England in June 2009, to support the developer, at the 2 day launch in the exclusive Grove Hotel in Watford.”

    “How is my mortgage arranged?
    The developer arranges a guaranteed and non status mortgage (plan A), on completion for all investors, on the Resort.
    He can also use (plan B) the total unencumbered Resort as security, to arrange a very low loan to value percentage commercial mortgage at a cheaper interest rate. He then has an agreement with all the investors / owners, to deduct this mortgage from the hotel rental income.”

    Enjoy the read folks

    https ://anonfiles dot com /file/2834daff6bb4af333e2f8221b39ec82a

    https ://anonfiles dot com /file/4efa94897b624fa8231df2803c64edf3

    https ://anonfiles dot com /file/144e7fe2a9b604683c71fef0bfcc3a27

    https ://anonfiles dot com /file/b0e331567a8cba8d726d93914a1d28db

    https ://anonfiles dot com /file/1db74245ae401798cf05a91bbb111daa

    https ://anonfiles dot com /file/de4b86bc71d65398f1df83b4ca731bcf

    https ://anonfiles dot.com /file/857aa71f4619c33866b2e9c3c98846a0

    https ://anonfiles dot.com /file/6a8b3e1a217c71008bacdbb2e70bd967

    https ://anonfiles dot.com /file/3977573d5aeebd7e18be70007f37b932

    WordPress Lawyers might like to contact the following individuals for more information on Harlequin, we “Ame” to please🙂😉🙂

    Kris Holt 404-518-0114
    Info at harlequininv dot com
    +1 404-518-0114
    Atlanta Georgia
    ———————————–
    Marcel Carvallo
    mcarvalloa at gmail dot com
    Cell: +58 (416) 621 2107
    USA + 1 (770) 702 3303
    Skype: mcarvallo
    Venezuela
    ———————————–
    Agate Lip
    +1 404-651-5988
    Atlanta
    ———————————–
    Grey Elliot
    +1 678-665-2266
    Buford, GA
    ———————————–
    Mary Lynn Durfee
    Marylynn at mountainlifenow dot com
    +1 706-835-7616
    Blairsville GA
    ———————————–
    Aric Drott
    706-400-9433
    Young Harris, GA
    Ashley Ward
    info at harlequininv dot com
    +1 706-816-9588
    ———————————-
    Atlanta
    Kristin K Triolo
    CIPS,CRS,RSPS,TRC
    Kristin at KristineTriolo dot com
    +1 941-870-9326
    Skype Kristin_ Triolo
    ———————————
    Sean Delevan
    +1 347-341-0079
    LongIsland, NY
    ———————————-
    Lisa Nkala
    +1 678-923-4937
    Canton, GA

  44. Anon

    Ouch twitchy bottoms time for some in the good old USA,yuck, some one was engaging in massive fraudulent mis-representation, I wonder will the agents take the wrap or will Ames????????

  45. Anonymous

    Hmmm…. 7 in Georgia
    1 in Venezuela
    1 in NY
    What the hell would a bunch of rednecks want with a timeshare
    in SVG. Just wondering!

  46. Annie ....

    How is Ames able to afford this litigation? His £10k a month allowance would get him nothing?

    What is this man up to? The DD will be very telling tomorrow😉

  47. Annie ....

    Time for some nice music.

  48. Anon

    Annie, is Garreth Fatchet brave enough to post what little dd he has, or will there be a technical glitch, The tail is wagging the dog🙂🙂 And who is Garreth Fatchett working for, Purchasers or Ames, ahhh a little Birdy tells me it just might be Mr. Ames.

  49. Anonymous

    GF is working for himself. 15% of £200m is £35m. The lemmings on the RL site will soon realise that.

  50. Anonymous

    Wonder if there really is a GF, or like Laura Ashley or Betty Crocker
    he is only a marketing tool?

  51. Slimchops

    GF: “Marketing tool”. You have one word too many.

  52. Anonymous

    @S….CLEVER…

  53. Cabbage Patch Skid

    The good news is that GF knows which way is up. The plan is just being played out.

    Ames picked the wrong “patsy”. GF only has eyes for SIPP investors.

    And why not ?

  54. Anonymous

    And what happens to the cash investors he has taken £240 from? He has always dodged the question of the redress for the cash investors. Perhaps a touch of deception by GF?

  55. Cabbage Patch Skid

    Anon – the cash investors will struggle to get redress.

  56. Bob Lidel needs to stay behing after School

    @ Anonymous
    Are you Bob Lidel cos 15% of 200 is not 35%🙂
    Muppet

  57. Bob Lidel needs to stay behing after School

    @Anonymous
    May 21, 2014 at 8:04 pm
    They get to see what a true visionary Ames has been.

  58. Going bust once, going bust twice, going bust a third time?

    Or should that say, Ames is a has been, bust twice before?

  59. Anonymous

    Oops, £30m, there again 15% of 200 is not 35% either. Muppet back at you.

  60. Anonymous

    Keep posting guys – love the banter & especially the anon files. Jesus.

    I was going to write something bad about Ames; but then I realized. Maybe we need to hear his “side” to the story. Perhaps he’s not capable of telling it himself, so let me play Devils’ advocate and let’s see it from the “chairman”‘s perspective:

    Harlequin

    Harlequin’s “model” has always been to take 30% deposit upfront, with 70% financing provided by a third party (or funded by the hotels themselves). This video even says so http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuVTUceuArU. It MUST be real if there’s a video.

    The “properties” “investors” (customers) bought into are units in a hotel complex. I’ve been told its freehold, but I don’t have any experience in property, so I’ll just call them “units”.

    So these units are all ready to build on land Harlequin have apparently bought (not in Brazil though), and have acquired planning permission on. Seems okay so far… considering that’s all legit.

    Now… this is where Harlequin are special. Not only do they provide you with a special one-time offer of 30% deposit on a unit, but should you re-mortgage your UK property, *they* will pay your interest for you. Wow, so there really is *no* risk at all! Even better – if you want to dump your *ENTIRE* pension into the “investment”, there’s a little thing called a SIPP to handle it for you. Pity they don’t tell you that once in a SIPP, your nuts are in the proverbial vice. Anyway…

    Agents

    In order to distribute this amazing opportunity, Harlequin recruited an army of agents (IFA’s) who can go out and offer the product to people. Cool. Armed with the glossiest brochures in the industry, they’ll tell you how much of a hero the chairman is for getting Harlequin up & running

    They’ve got plans for 8 (?) resorts (not sure the exact number), and have *already* opened one – Buccament Bay! Their model is so successful they are now working on their 2nd construction (after purchasing another property in the Caribbean). Hell, they’ve even got their own fleet of planes: http://harlequinhotelsandresorts.wordpress.com/2011/11/03/harlequin-air/

    Wow. This David Ames fellow is putting Howard Hughes to shame. How’s he so successful? He *must* be a BILLIONAIRE! “Oh yes”. “He’s sold a string of companies in the UK” they said. “He’s a multi-millionaire” they said

    One problem… Since the hotel is new, they don’t have any real numbers for it. They’re trickling through, but we don’t have any real data. Of course, these things take time. A polite way to say “No profit”.

    Resorts

    One thing you cannot fault Harlequin on is presentation of their resorts. One glance over their glossy brochures will reveal just how committed they are to excellence & luxury. You might even go so far as to say “They’re Redefining Luxury In The Caribbean”. Oh my

    Out of all the resorts (of which some are very extensive), the only ones built currently are Buccament Bay & Blu. These have been completely refurbished. They are “stunning”. We know because they agents have been!!! We can trust them!!!

    So now what?

    Well Harlequin have 800 local construction workers busying away on H Hotel!!!!! Forward is the battle cry!!!

    Whilst this important work is being undertaken, let us examine the inner workings of the beast…

    Business

    Harlequin’s revenue is made up entirely of investor deposits. But Harlequin won’t tell you that. They’ll tell you they have “diversified” their revenue structure – to focus on attracting funding from the most reliable & steadfast funds, including SIPPs & several other important-sounding institutions.

    Translation: Harlequin’s business runs off people BUYING units. The money to BUY these units comes from sources which they shouldn’t…. like SIPPS & re-mortgages. Silly agents have been over-selling! The chairman is not happy

    Regardless of where it comes from, that money (40% of it actually) is put into construction of the unit, with further funding coming from “other sources”. Which sources would they be? Litigation & financiers of course!!! Like every great company!

    The chairman has been in talks with financiers for many years now. He definitely has because he TOLD US so! The words came from his mouth & his email. They *must* be true! If not….. surely…. surely that would be lying? The chairman wouldn’t lie, would he? He wouldn’t say he has financiers ready to hand over cash to get the investments moving again, when he doesn’t? He wouldn’t say he has a LETTER OF INTENT from the money-men…. only for it to be a lie? I hope not! Surely he wouldn’t tell nasty lies just to keep people happy for a few more months. Surely he wouldn’t tell purchasers their interest payments are lost in a “banking glitch”? Surely that’s the truth? I never liked banks anyway!

    Moving on…

    A slight bit of confusion here. Are investor deposits “investments” or “deposits”? Last time I checked, an investment couldn’t be revoked by the seller? A deposit – that’s a non-refundable part of a purchase, right? A definition of “investment” from investopedia (sounds official):

    #####
    Definition of ‘Investment’
    http://www.investopedia.com/terms/i/investment.asp

    An asset or item that is purchased with the hope that it will generate income or appreciate in the future. In an economic sense, an investment is the purchase of goods that are not consumed today but are used in the future to create wealth. In finance, an investment is a monetary asset purchased with the idea that the asset will provide income in the future or appreciate and be sold at a higher price.

    Definition of ‘Deposit’
    http://www.investopedia.com/terms/d/deposit.asp
    1. A transaction involving a transfer of funds to another party for safekeeping.

    2. A portion of funds that is used as security or collateral for the delivery of a good.
    #####

    So based on this idea, I would say the “deposit” is not an investment. It’s a consumer purchase, which may lead onto an investment. One that can be revoked by the seller upon breach of contract. But maybe not?

    This is where another part of the Harlequin magic comes in. Instead of investing in the traditional sense (who wants to use their own money to invest anyway?), they want to do the hard work for you. So on top of your 30% deposit, they’ll give you a “virtual mortgage” for the remaining 70% of work! That’s amazing!!!!! No wonder so many people signed up

    So now we have 6000+ investors.
    Two hotels.
    Two planes?
    Huge plans!

    Problems (2012 onwards)

    Obviously the economic issues of 2008 didn’t catch up to our multi-millionaire prodigy until 2012 when his world started crashing.

    Duped into paying extortionate prices for building work on Buccament Bay, the Chairman was forced to take the drastic measure of stopping ALL construction on ALL the resorts. So serious was the problem facing the company, the Chairman felt it necessary to take all (?) of his staff to the Irish court case, so the nasty builder could be brought to justice!

    Don’t worry investors. All will be well after the court case…. they said

    As with every other multi national enterprise, Harlequin felt it necessary to stop the entire building effort in order to settle the court case. Sounds. Legit. Bro

    Anyway, maybe they have been duped by a dodgy builder. Let’s take their word that construction will start again in earnest after the court case….




    Court case won! Yay, the Chairman was right all along! Now back to building so we can realize our investments….

    But wait!!! There is no building! Oh no! What’s happened? Agents don’t know. Central command has not given them the brief. Things aren’t looking good on the Western front

    RL

    Date: October 2013.

    RL calls impromptu meetings around the UK. “Harlequin is on its last legs” they said. “Fatchett The Hatchett” (an ambulance chaser… apparently) is here to cause trouble!

    OH NO! The Chairman has warned us about *him*. He’s a nasty solicitor who just wants to make more money. Will not listen!

    But wait…

    They bring words of truth, perhaps? They are holding meetings WITH DAVID AMES attending!!! Oh lord. This might be the real deal! MUST attend

    Oh lordy this isn’t good!!! Not good at all!

    It seems David Ames has no cash left to build! Even worse – he’s taken £400m and built only a small portion of the units he was meant to!! Oh no!

    It seems these RL people know their stuff. I’ll join their site & see what’s up….

    Oh wow! These other people invested with Harlequin. Oh wow! They’re all angry at Harlequin for ALL SORTS OF PROBLEMS. These must be the “angry minority” our agent told us about. Those selfish so-and-so’s who don’t want Harlequin to work… let’s ignore them.

    But what’s this? The more I read the RL site, the more I see the same pattern. People feel DUPED into buying a “dodgy” investment? Surely they’re delusional? Surely they’re just angry because the investment is taking longer than expected (sold)?

    Oh no. It seems these people RE-MORTGAGED THEIR HOMES to invest into Harlequin. Some people BOUGHT MULTIPLE UNITS. Some people BOUGHT MULTIPLE UNITS by REMORTGAGING their home. Oh wow. That’s pretty hardcore. The chairman must have some special up his sleeve to persuade these die-hards.

    Present Day

    7 months on from the RL invasion, we’ve now got a quandary.

    “The trust is the only way!” they say. “The trust or all is lost!”. But wait!!! Not until we’ve performed our Due Diligence! You must not join until you know the FACTS!

    Sir, yes sir! Let us wait for your due diligence work! Three bags full sir!

    Even the chairman is telling us to sign up to the trust! But there’s a catch. You can’t sue Harlequin for 5 years! AND…….. you can’t say anything embarrassing about the chairman!

    Oh wow! What’s the chairman got to be embarrassed about?

    Oh yes…

    The small fact that THEY HAVE NOT BUILT ANY RESORTS. Seriously. If Harlequin (whoever the fuck “Harlequin” is – there is literally NO company called “Harequin” who you can contact. Literally none) actually focused on building resorts (you know, laying bricks & cement down), they wouldn’t have this issue.

    #### FACTS #####

    Ames needs time & cash to make this work. Lots of both.

    Whether the model is sound is irrelevant in this instance. All Harlequin need to do is to get people on site building their resorts. One after another. Day in; day out.

    Their reviews on TripAdvisor actually appear to have a general sense of “decent”. The real reviews basically say the resort is tired, not many visitors & the food is shit. Have come to expect that from Harlequin to be honest… all sizzle, no steak.

    They are currently pecking around like chickens because they claim there’s no money to build with. I don’t doubt this… but why are they engaged in litigation? Why did they spend £5m on the Irish builder case? Why did they spend £5.6m on Ames family dividends? Why did David Ames use Harlequin money to buy property in Dubai?

    Facts are facts:

    – Harlequin took £400m in investor “deposits” FACT

    – To date, Harlequin have BUILT 100 cabanas at Buccament Bay FACT (they didn’t build anything at Blu)

    – They claim to have “no money” for the new resorts FACT But have litigation following them like a bad smell FACT

    – There are currently NO PLANS to start building again FACT (I class a “plan” as a goal with a time limit)

    – There are currently no financiers publicly committed to providing Harlequin with funding FACT

    – Ames is working on securing financing…… we’ll take his word for it.

    Looks like this is basically playing out as it should have anyway – the thing is going to take a LOT longer than previously sold.

    RL are there to help the people who relied on the “investment” to provide pensions & housing improvements. Call GF whatever you want – he’s done more than anyone to help the investors come together & appreciate the situation & their options

    Ames is never going to change. IF he’s a liar & fraud, then he needs to serve time. I personally don’t think he’s a malicious liar or fraud; just grossly over his head. You can tell he and his wife didn’t have a clue about what they were doing with anything other than Buccament Bay.

    You can only focus on one thing at once. Hence the current issues. And that’s discounting all the money the agents & Ames family were paid for their “work”.

  61. The truth, AMES IS A LIAR

    The following are six of many claims against Harlequin companies and Mr. Dave Ames personally, part of the claim is for misrepresentation, to the simple folk out there, that means lying. Now Ames in his claim in California denies he lied, well folks tomorrow we shall show six judgments which go with these claims which kinda suggest that the Judge also believed that Ames had engaged in misrepresentation, or the act of lying. Lets hope the folks at wordpress and Barbados free press pass these claims and judgments to their legal teams if required.

    Judgments and encumbrances tomorrow.

    https ://anonfiles dot com/file/829ab9e478424a5dd40dbeb6c5429785

    https ://anonfiles dot com/file/b31153bcb3ab9036286378615c131c02

    https ://anonfiles dot com/file/1d6a4ac97cf9aa9f63d6f717ec20ece1

    https ://anonfiles dot com/file/aa25cdc13a0ad4ea541f68e323ca8559

    https ://anonfiles dot com/file/d9f2da80430ccd97e01f9ad298deb831

    https ://anonfiles dot com/file/87377c412ec4d8526c5d051734976bc5

  62. Leaky Squeaky mole in the bunker V2

    Keep it coming, well done. It’s the end for Ames and his hangers on.
    Simon Terry jumped ship who is next?

  63. Sid

    People can jump ship but won’t get far before they are dragged back in. I’ve seen it before. Once you’re in you’re in.

  64. The End

    The Harlequin Trolls are busy today – what’s up something upsetting you?

  65. Robert Storey

    Hi Sid, did you consolidate your investments into one property in BB?

  66. Anon

    @ the end, Surely you mean the anti Harlequin trolls?

  67. Anonymous

    Here’s hoping you did oh Great Harlequin Cabana Hugger – you Mugs. You received in one grubby hand (if in fact you did) but it will be removed in another. Liqidation beckons along with your incomeless and deluded investment hopes.

    No Cabana, no income but hey ho – the booby prize is that you remain pals with your great visionary mentor: the Harlequin Hustler. Ha, Ha, Ha LOL.

    “Robert Storey
    May 22, 2014 at 1:02 pm
    Hi Sid, did you consolidate your investments into one property in BB?”

  68. Sid

    Hi Rob, no not yet. It’s still a consideration but really not worth acting on until the future of HP/BB is decided upon…..which will hopefully be soon. Though it’s definitely an option I’m considering. Anyway, I hope you’re well and still seeing your return.

  69. Sid

    Maybe you’re right anon…..but I really can’t understand why my losing money would bring you such pleasure. Hey ho, we all need something to keep us amused in life i suppose, even if it is laughing in the face of people who have made mistakes.

  70. Robert Storey

    I’m fine thanks Sid. Just watching the fun and games from the sidelines.

  71. Sid

    Me too. I’m a bit done with the whole thing now. It’s been going on for too long. I accepted long ago that it was game over so anything positive that happens now is a brucey.

  72. Robert Storey

    Hi Sid, I think the comment from Anon 3.57, probable Slaney, was meant for me. Just ignore the idiot. Factually inaccurate as usual.

  73. Slaney

    Not me posting Robert Storey so please don’t cast your assertions my way please – Done with all that crap it serves no purpose. .. I just want out ASAP

  74. Poor old fool

    Bob’s just lonely- have you joined the RL forum?

  75. Anonymous

    Its getting close to the “encumbrances and judgements” hour.
    I, for one, can hardly wait.

  76. Anonymous

    Bull-shit Bobby – The Cabana Hugger
    tells us lies cos he know’s he’s buggered.
    Property or income – No Proof at All
    But his mentor DA has his all.
    Oh what irony this all be
    Bullshit Bobby truly shafted – wait and see.
    Ha,Ha, Ha, LOL
    (By Bobby Burns – The Nuneaton Sage and potential Poet Laureate)

  77. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926 TO 2014 , MASSIVE FRAUD ,LAND TAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS OF BARBADOS, BLPand DLP=Massive Fruad
  78. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926 TO 2014 , MASSIVE FRAUD ,LAND TAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS OF BARBADOS, BLPand DLP=Massive Fruad
  79. Robert Storey

    @Anon 12.00 I’ve just read your little ditty, yes little ditty probably describes you. Unfortunately you are out of touch with reality. I do have it all and I have the proof. Ha ha ha ha lol back at you.

  80. Stoopid Storey.

    Last prick standing.

    Are you going to continue making a tit of yourself for the rest of yuour life, whatever happens to Harlequin?

  81. Robert Storey

    Who cares what you think. Ha ha ha lol

  82. misrepresentation act 1967

    What is Dave Ame’s worse decision ?

    1. Setting up the 100% finance scheme , without the resources, finance, or experience to manage such a project.
    2. Telling customers on video that Harlequin did not necessarily need external finance to complete the development
    3. Helping Carol to become an entrepreneur
    4. Advising Matt on how to manage a business.
    5. Advising clients that harlequin would expect to recommence paying interest on loans at the first meeting, despite being totally broke
    6. Telling everyone the Harlequin business model still worked, despite having spent 400 million , with only 100 cabanas completed & the receivers knocking on the door
    7. Hoping Robert Storey and Richard Ingham could improve harlequin’s online reputation
    8. The choice of sales team, developers , accountants & agents.
    9. Expanding Buccament Bay , before the airport is completed.
    10. Selling thousands of hotel rooms in an effort to raise money to complete
    buccament Bay.
    11. telling investors that what people often forget when investing, it’s not about putting the money in, its about getting the money out, what do you get at the end, and where do the profits come from ?
    12. Blaming investors for not having the money to complete at Buccament Bay
    13. advising investors that all the resorts would be completed by now.
    14. Telling investors that banks were lining up to invest in the harlequin resorts

    What do you consider Dave’s worse decision ?

  83. Robert Storey

    Not no 7, that was his best.

  84. Mr Ingham

    I was never asked to do anything by David Ames – I came on here to wind you all up and take the piss and I did it a treat!!

  85. Eye Spy

    Even marrying Mrs Broughton ?.? That’s one hell of a piss take ?

  86. misrepresentation act 1967

    Please refresh my memory, have Mr Ingham and Mr Storey profited from their investment ?

  87. If you own these documents please contact us and we will return them to you

    Someone left these documents on a train out of Basildon this evening,
    We have put them online so someone might recognize them and might just want to reclaim them.

    https ://anonfiles dot com/file/7eb8c28b781f68f9e4e0af09f45de843

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    Some humbo jumbo about some missing £34 Million, we took the liberty of making a pdf copy of the contents and we removed personal names.

  88. Robert Storey

    I couldn’t possibly answer that. Still waiting for the Essex plod to knock on the door. Lol

  89. The Tax Man Cometh

    Oh dear Bob; seems you’re in far more trouble than you can possibly grasp.

    How much did you receive in “KIND” for stirring the investors up on BFP all these years? What was your Cabana worth? Must be at least a million by now according to Harlequin forecasts.

    Let’s hope Ames the Bastard isn’t still wasting money on litigation. He’s going to need every penny he has hidden to pay off HMRC. Looks like he really fooked with the wrong people after all.

    You going down Dave. Happy Days.

  90. misrepresentation act 1967

    Dont worry robert, we are all in the same boat, or is it that you never actually invested ?

  91. Robert Storey

    You can try and stir as much as you like. I’m squeaky clean. Are Essex plod on holiday? Waited in all day for them today. Mind how you go.

  92. Anonymous

    Bob, you proved to RL (maybe a year ago?) that you’d beed receiving payment for a Cabana on which it was impossible for you to have completed.

    What was that money actually for, and can you remind us how much you paid for your Cabana?

    Squeaky clean? Squeaky bum more like.

    Night then, benefit Bob. Sweet dreams.

  93. misrepresentation act 1967

    Just asking Robert some really simple questions, did you invest with harlequin and have you made a profit.
    Surely you can answer these two questions.
    I will show you how easy it is.
    I invested with harlequin at buccament Bay, and all I have to show is a worthless contract.
    Now your turn Robert :

  94. Robert Storey

    Benefits, burger flipping. Wish you lot would make your mind up. Anonymous, stop being a lazy git, all the information is on here, ask Ralph.

  95. misrepresentation act 1967

    I never said burger flipping Bob, I still remember you sharing with the group how you were unemployed and on the verge of losing the family home, which sort of suggests you are on benefits bob. Flipping burgers would be a step in the right direction though.
    so, have you invested, and have you made a profit from your investment.
    simple question

  96. Anon

    Did Ames loose his case against Word press on Friday, its just this thread is reverting back to the old ways, I see all the “BRAVE” faces are reappearing,

    Harlequin scum,

  97. Anonymous

    There was no case to be tried..WP had to supply or not, details of BFP posters to Harlequins attorneys ….who knows if this was done or denied by WP lawyers.My guess is they showed the demand to be flawed on technical grounds.

  98. Anonymous

    A question posed recently on the RL secure forum?
    May 20, 2014 at 10:42am
    How does BFP obtain such information?

    One has to wonder the mind set of some on the RL forum, There are many who have an interest in Harlequin who are not Purchasers, and much about Harlequin is widely known. With the greatest of respect It is time that some of those on the RL forum removed their heads from their asses.

    This from a poster on the RL forum on Sunday May 25, 2014 at 2:36pm

    “James Baker probably has more insight into Harlequin’s financial position than any one – some of the current figures floating around (HMSSE, HSVG, Panorama) don’t seem to reconcile – thinking particularly in terms of what’s been spent on building in the Caribbean.
    Then there is the whole question of whether the resorts are currently making an operating or not and if latter ever have potential to move into profitability. At some point this knowledge may be critical to investors in deciding what to do next (plan A/B/C…) – hopefully Mr Baker and his knowledge will be at our disposal at some point?”

    Our comment; If or when Harlequin release the information by Jim Baker, please take note of one vital point, JIM BAKER clearly caveats his financial exercises with Harlequin by stating that he has been provided the financial information by Harlequin, so it will not be an independent forensic examination of the accounts.

    Regulatory Legal Solicitors · May 25, 2014 at 8:27pm

    That’s means liquidation!

    How about shares please!

    This was a response from RL, Interesting that RL are even suggesting a conversion to shares, This would expose Purchasers to potential massive financial exposure,
    (1) Ongoing Litigation costs, The satisfying of current purchaser judgments made against the various Harlequin companies, The Wilkins Kennedy and ICE Group Cases, neither of these cases has reached a conclusion yet and conservatively there are millions if not tens of millions yet to be expended on all the cases,
    (2) The registration costs of the various unregistered land blocks throughout the Caribbean, that is if you can get Ames to even hand over this land.
    (3) The cost of the unpaid lands on the different resorts.
    (4) The payments outstanding to third party creditors not covered off in the due diligence report, suppliers, contractors, former employees.
    (5) TAX Liabilities

    The list goes on and on.

    PURCHASERS ARE NOT THE ONLY ONES OUT OF POCKET AS A RESULT OF THE ACTIONS OF THE AMES FAMILY.

    WAKE UP PEOPLE, THE MONEY IS GONE, PLAN B COULD COST YOU WHAT LITTLE YOU HAVE LEFT, SO COULD PLAN C AND D AND E AND F AND………………..

  99. Anonymous

    Its a funny old world really, some of those on the RL forum will attack us on BFP for the way we attack the Ames family, yet they engage in much the same venting of anger in their little bubble forum,

    Well I have news for you guys, yours is not the only lives destroyed by Harlequin and the Ames family, No way SIR,

    And maybe just maybe the AUTHORITIES would have acted quicker for all OUR SAKES had Gareth Fatchett not FUCKED ABOUT giving everyone HOPE when the bottom line is there can be no plan B or C or Z.

    May 23, 2014 at 7:25pm
    Some people won’t get their lives back. They haven’t got time to remake the money Ames and H filth have taken from them on the back of LIES, LIEs and yet more LIES.
    I’m so angry that the authorities have allowed so much sh*t so much freedom to live luxury lives off other people’s old ages.

  100. Reality check?

    I agree its over for Harlequin, the agents and anyone that worked with the toxic toad.

    Cash investors will get sweet fanny adams very sad , very true.

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  102. DUE DILIGENCE 15 THE END GAME, SO GARETH FATCHETT HAS MISUSED CLIENT FUNDS, SEE OUR COMMENTS, ITS OVER, IT NOW HAS TO BE. GOODNIGHT

    BELOW IS AN INCREDIBLE LETTER FROM DAVID AMES ISSUED TONIGHT, ALLEGING AMONGST OTHER THINGS DECEIT AND FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION BY RL AND GARETH FATCHETT AND JIM BAKER GETS A DISHONOURABLE MENTION TOO.

    Dear Investor,

    Harlequin values each and every investor and will neither survive nor deliver investments without the full support and trust of Harlequin’s loyal investor base.

    OUR COMMENT; ONE LOOK AT THE RL FORUM QUESTIONS THE DELUDED TOAD’S STATEMENTS ABOUT HIS “LOYAL INVESTOR BASE”
    BELOW IS ONE OF MANY ATYPICAL COMMENTS.

    May 28, 2014 at 9:20am

    “I would like to say that i am shocked by this news but to be perfectly honest nothing about this man nor the depths in which he will stoop would surprise me.
    Yet again DA makes a massive mistake only succeeding in ensuring investors have even less faith & hammering home the need to remove DA from the hub if there would ever be a going forward plan.”

    Regulatory Legal (‘RL’) disappointingly but unsurprisingly issued an Interim Executive Summary and Enclosures (‘Report’) to its clients on Friday 23rd May 2014 against the advice of Harlequin. The Report, hosted on a supposedly “secure” RL website, was posted on Barbados Free Press within hours and is now a matter of public record. Harlequin has now considered the content of the Report and we set out a full response below that we urge all investors to read.

    OUR COMMENT; MR AMES, WERE YOU HOPING TO HIDE THE INFORMATION.???????? AND WE SAY TOUGH SHIT THAT THIS AND THE OTHER DOCUMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE PUBLIC.

    However, before we delve into why publishing a summary of the draft due diligence report, sent to Harlequin on 13th May 2014 and reliant on inaccurate and misleading information, was a premature move by RL, we would like to make clear the difficulties that Harlequin has faced in the months leading up to this Report.

    OUR COMMENT; WHAT ABOUT COMING CLEAN ON THE DIFFICULTIES THAT HARLEQUIN HAS FACED SINCE THE DELUDED DWARF BEGAN THIS JOURNEY 8 YEARS AGO.

    September 2013 – January 2014: The initial talks. RL confirmed to Harlequin that an investor-led trust is, in their view, the best way to secure investments by paving the way for external investment. Harlequin agreed to provide all security it could and work in good faith with RL to safeguard investments in this way.

    February-April 2014: Harlequin had a series of detailed meetings with RL and its barristers and appointed an independent third party law firm, Pitmans, to advise on drafting fair and balanced Trust documentation to secure investors’ interests in return for a waiver of 5 years, in which Harlequin will raise finance and secure the assets held, including the flagship hotel, Buccament Bay Resort. Harlequin agreed to assist RL in asking all investors to join the trust by paying RL £200 + VAT (by completion of Pink Forms) and to have faith in RL to support the best interests of all investors. The Trust documentation was completed with advice from Pitmans. RL agreed to pay for this necessary advice and input with monies collected from investors.

    OUR COMMENT; MR AMES SURELY YOU MEAN “MAY RAISE FINANCE”, RATHER THAN WILL, AS YOU STATE ABOVE, GIVEN THAT YOU HAVE FAILED SO MANY TIMES IN THE PAST.

    RL STATED THAT THEY AGREED TO PAY FOR THE PITMANS ADVICE FROM THE FUNDS FROM THEIR OFFICE ACCOUNT AND “NOT” FROM THEIR CLIENTS, OR SO THEY CLAIM.

    THE RL CLIENTS INSTRUCTED RL TO CARRY OUT DUE DILIGENCE, AND PAID FOR THIS, AND THIS HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BY RL.

    April 2014 (end): RL informed Harlequin for the first time that it intended to rely on a 300 page due diligence document that it claimed to have been preparing since 2013. The document was to say that, whilst there are problems that need to be sorted out, the only option for investors to yield a return from their investment will be the Trust and entry into a Deed of Waiver.;

    OUR COMMENT; THE STATEMENT ABOVE NEEDS FURTHER INVESTIGATION BY THE AUTHORITIES, AMES IS CLAIMING HERE THAT
    RL AND GARETH FATCHETT WERE COLLUDING WITH HARLEQUIN TO SAVE THE BUSINESS AND IRRESPECTIVE OF WHAT WAS CONTAINED IN THE DUE DILIGENCE, AMES IS CLAIMING THAT GARETH FATCHETT WOULD HAVE ALLOWED, AND INDEED ENCOURAGED THE INVESTORS TO JOIN THE TRUST.

    THIS IS ALARMING.

    May 2014: Harlequin was told by RL that entry into the Trust is contingent on RL clients agreeing that they have considered the Due Diligence Report. Harlequin see a draft of the Due Diligence Report that relied on out of date, inaccurate information and was spun in such a way as to mislead investors into thinking that Harlequin is arguably insolvent and they should not enter into the Trust.

    OUR COMMENT; THEY HARLEQUIN COMPANIES ARE INSOLVENT AS A MATTER OF LAW. THEY ARE UNABLE TO PAY THEIR DEBTS AS THEY FALL DUE. WHERE IS GARETH FATCHETT AND RL MISLEADING INVESTORS HERE???

    The current situation is that Harlequin is still committed to working with RL and entering into the Trust. Since the Report was released, many investors have contacted Harlequin to express grave concerns over RL’s conduct, not to mention the quality of its Interim Report after it received what some are claiming to be circa £1 million in investor fees. A common theme is that the Interim Report is intended to be a killer blow to Harlequin and the hope of future investment returns so they can reap considerable profit from redress claims. There are also fears that Harlequin has been tricked by RL into urging investors to becoming its clients so they can liquidate Harlequin for their own motives. Clearly we would hope that this is not the case, although we understand the concern, especially when the misleading Interim Report was released in spite of RL itself announcing publically that its clients wanted to wait for the finished Report with Harlequin’s full responses. There are other reasons but we will get to some of those later.

    OUR COMMENT; THE INTERIM REPORT WAS BASED ON DUE DILIGENCE, THE DUE DILIGENCE UNCOVERED SOME VERY SERIOUS ISSUES WITH HARLEQUIN, BUT IT WAS AMES WHO DEALT HARLEQUIN THE KILLER BLOW LONG BEFORE THE DUE DILIGENCE WAS CARRIED OUT THROUGH HIS GROSS MISMANAGEMENT AND TOTAL INCOMPETENCE.

    In the meantime, please continue reading below for a response to the key points set out in the public information that has been made available relating to Harlequin. RL has indicated that not seeking to amend a section of the Report is an admission by Harlequin to agreeing to that part of the Report; Harlequin would therefore like to make it clear that it does not agree with the Interim Report or the draft Due Diligence Report in its entirety.

    OUR COMMENT; WE WOULD NOT EXPECT YOU TO SAY ANYTHING DIFFERENT,

    Executive Summary – Due Diligence

    It is our view that the RL documentation we have seen is strewn with errors and therefore should not have been published in any form until Harlequin had the opportunity to respond. Despite Harlequin not expecting the Trust to be contingent on the due diligence report, Harlequin has always maintained that if a report was to be sent out, it is better to release one final report that all investors can rely upon, with all factual errors corrected and no miscommunication of the facts. It is unfortunate that RL has ignored this sensible approach.

    OUR COMMENT; YOU HAVE HAD ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD TO CORRECT MANY OF THE HISTORICAL ISSUES, YET YOU HAVE ABJECTLY FAILED TO DO SO.

    YOU CLAIM THE RL DOCUMENTATION IS STREWN WITH ERRORS, WELL
    WE WOULD ASK YOU TO HAVE A CLOSE LOOK AT WHAT YOU HAVE WRITTEN, YOU TOTALLY CONTRADICT YOUR SELF IN MANY AREAS OF YOUR PATHETIC LETTER.

    Gareth Fatchett was clearly under an immense amount of pressure from a small number of particularly hostile investors and felt the need to send something out before leaving for his holiday. The unfortunate result is we now have to review the information released in the public domain, respond appropriately, and deal with the fallout which will no doubt further delay Harlequin’s response to the draft report. On 23rd May 2014, Harlequin notified Gareth Fatchett of the probable delay, explaining that 3rd June may be difficult to meet due to the need to seek advice on certain elements from overseas lawyers. Mr Fatchett’s response was:

    OUR COMMENT; BULLSHIT, YOU HAVE HAD YEARS TO RESPOND TO THE ALLEGATIONS MADE AGAINST YOU, YES YEARS, THE DUE DILIGENCE ONLY CONFIRMS WHAT HAS BEEN SAID ABOUT YOU AND YOUR COMPANY FOR YEARS.

    “You take as long as you need to. We understand that the overseas work can take a little more time.”

    OUR COMMENT; LOOKS LIKE YOU HAVE RECORDED ALL YOUR CONVERSATIONS WITH GARETH FATCHETT, SO HIS ONLY OPTION IS TO NOW STOP ACTING FOR HIS CLIENTS AND MAKE A FULL REPORT TO THE AUTHORITIES. SEE, MR AMES, IF WHAT YOU STATE ABOUT MR. FATCHETT IN YOUR LETTER IS CORRECT, THEN MR. FATCHETT HAS MISLED HIS CLIENTS, YOUR INVESTORS, AND GIVEN THE DECENT SOUL THAT YOU ARE, WE KNOW THAT YOU WOULD NOT LIKE TO HAVE YOUR INVESTORS REPRESENTED BY SOMEONE WHO IS WHOLLY CONFLICTED.

    We would remind investors that Harlequin only received RL’s draft report on 13th May 2014. On receipt, Harlequin explained it would take at least 3 weeks to go through the draft, collate comments from UK-based and overseas advisors, and report back on any inaccuracies. In truth, we had not expected to find as many inaccurate statements and assumptions as the report actually contained, but every effort is being made to complete the response as quickly as possible.

    OUR COMMENT; WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR WORK OF FICTION, YOU HAVE ALREADY CONTRADICTED YOURSELF IN THIS LETTER, SO WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT INSTALLMENT OF BULLSHIT YOU ARE ATTEMPTING TO CONCOCT.

    With this in mind, we wish to make it clear to all purchasers that Harlequin’s response may not be available to RL until later in June 2014. We have little control over the length of time it will take for our overseas lawyers to revert to us on the issues we are putting to them, especially where there are numerous significant errors in the information received, but we will do what we can to ensure the delay is minimal.

    OUR COMMENT; WHERE ARE YOU GETTING ALL THE MONEY TO PAY YOUR OVERSEAS LAWYERS, AND OF COURSE IT WILL TAKE YOU A LOT LONGER TO FORMULATE A RESPONSE. BUT IF YOU HAD OPERATED YOUR BUSINESSES IN A PROPER MANNER YOU WOULD NOT HAVE NEEDED THE TIME.

    Defects/Errors

    One of the criticisms that Gareth Fatchett has levied at Harlequin is that we have not identified the defects/errors in the draft report sent to Harlequin.The reason for this is that Harlequin does not want to provide a piecemeal, limited response and instead wants to provide a full and detailed collated response. RL has even gone as far as suggesting that this illustrates there are no such defects. There are too many issues to raise in this statement and we shall let our response speak for itself when finalised; however, by way of example, we can confirm that Mr Fatchett’s own solicitor in St Vincent & The Grenadines has withdrawn his 14 page report which was annexed to the draft Due Diligence Report received by Harlequin earlier this month. This is due to the fact that this alone contained many errors as to the correct legal position on the island. The errors included, but are not limited to, incorrect details of judgments entered against Harlequin, incorrect statements regarding ownership of land and the ability to have land purchased by a third party if not registered. This general misunderstanding of the situation and lack of liaison with Harlequin’s advisors resulted in misconceptions which RL sought to seize on. In fact, any outstanding issues in St Vincent & The Grenadines are agreed to be nothing more than minor conveyancing defects.

    OUR COMMENT; IF MR. FATCHETT’S OWN SOLICITOR HAS WITHDRAWN THE 14 PAGE REPORT CONTAINED HERE

    https ://anonfiles DOT com/file/7b7493c4a57530d8c394310971b9a686

    WHY SO DID MR. FACTHETT SEE FIT TO PUT IT UP ON HIS FORUM YESTERDAY,? AND FURTHERMORE WHY HAS MR. FACTHETT NOT COMMUNICATED THE FACT THAT THE LETTER WAS WITHDRAWN TO HIS CLIENTS?, AND HOW THE HELL DO YOU KNOW IT WAS WITHDRAWN.?

    WILLIAMS AND WILLIAMS ACT FOR RL DO THEY NOT? OR DO THEY ACT FOR YOU MR. AMES, PLEASE EXPLAIN THIS ONE.

    Breach of Confidential Information

    One of the main issues that Harlequin has with the draft and interim reports from RL is the fact that they both contain confidential information sent to RL by or via Harlequin in accordance with a Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement. Harlequin and its investors have endured the severe harm of “Harlecon” and other libellous outlets, so we enter into such agreements from time to time in good faith to ensure that Harlequin is protected. For the record, Harlecon was set up and run by Jeremy Newman, then a Wilkins Kennedy accountant, and a full apology was received in the settlement of defamation proceedings against Mr Newman and Wilkins Kennedy.

    OUR COMMENT; FULL APOLOGY EH?????? WE TAKE IT YOU EITHER CANT READ OR YOU FAIL TO UNDERSTAND THE JOINT STATEMENT ON THE MATTER, WE ADVISE YOU TO SEEK FURTHER LEGAL ADVICE ON YOUR STATEMENT ABOVE, WE HAVE READ THE STATEMENT AND WE CAN FIND NO FULL APOLOGY.

    Harlequin has stated, both privately and publically, that it intends to allow the use of relevant documents and information sent to RL under the confidentiality agreement when we have responded in full on the content of the draft due diligence report. Notwithstanding these assurances, RL has not only led investors to believe that consent is going to be withheld but it has published some of the material in breach of the confidentiality agreement.

    OUR COMMENT; WHY THE NEED FOR CONFIDENTIALITY, WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO HIDE????

    The Report and, as will soon be clear, the main due diligence report from RL are selective in what they show and the direction in which they try to lead the reader. Much has been made of confidentiality and yet RL has chosen to show some of the material that is clearly confidential but not all. For example, the interim Report discloses the RLB valuation report but not the BCQS valuation report. RL has both and is well aware that the BCQS report supersedes the RLB report.

    OUR COMMENT; IS THIS THE RLB REPORT YOU ARE REFERRING TO?

    https ://anonfiles DOT com/file/958b7d8658d86363adc740e671587604

    THE ONE THAT APPEARED ON BFP LONG BEFORE THE DUE DILIGENCE, OR THE ONE THAT APPEARED ON HARLECON, JEEZ WE DID NOT IT WAS CONFIDENTIAL OOOPS SORRY😦

    DOES THE BCQS REPORT ALSO SAY YOU OWN 72 ACRES FEE SIMPLE????

    This cynical and rather unprofessional approach to its obligations under the confidentiality agreement supports Harlequin’s concerns about releasing material to RL, with or without the agreement in place. These documents are now on “Barbados Free Press”, a fringe blogging website we know Gareth Fatchett monitors closely, and are available for the public to view at any time.

    OUR COMMENT; NOW WE DONT KNOW THAT GARETH FATHCETT MONITORS THIS SITE CLOSELY, BUT WE DO KNOW SOMEONE WHO DOES,😉, YES ITS YOU MR AMES THE TURD, SORRY TOAD FROM BASILDON, SEE LINK BELOW, NOT ONLY DO YOU MONITOR THIS SITE BUT YOU HAVE ATTEMPTED TO BLOCK THE PUBLIC FROM VIEWING INFORMATION ABOUT YOU AND YOUR COMPANIES THROUGH YOUR RECENT ACTIONS.

    http ://barbadosfreepress.wordpress DOT com/2014/05/20/dave-ames-and-harlequin-property-file-legal-papers-against-barbados-free-press-readers/

    One such document is an unsigned draft witness statement by Jim Baker. This statement was prepared by Mr Baker for confidential use in other proceedings. In order to be helpful, Mr Baker confidentially sent the draft to Gareth Fatchett. It is unsigned and not in its final form. As a solicitor, Mr Fatchett will also be aware that a document prepared for one set of proceedings should not be used in any other proceedings without permission of the court. Astoundingly, this confidential, incomplete document was deemed to be an acceptable document to release with RL’s interim Report and has of course found its way onto Barbados Free Press.

    OUR COMMENT; YOU MEAN THE WITNESS STATEMENT CALLED “WITNESSSTATEMENTFINALON 16414”, THE ONE BELOW

    WITNESS STATEMENT FINAL ON 16 4 14, WE THINK THE WORDS FINAL SAY ALOT, NOT DRAFT, NO JUST FINAL…………..

    https ://anonfiles DOT com/file/0fb4fba61b7f3a71e5063e0d90565406

    THIS CAN EASILY BE CHECKED AGAINST THE WITNESS STATEMENT FILED IN THE COURT ACTION OF THE 25 CLAIMANTS AGAINST MR AND MRS AMES, IF ITS NOT THE SAME THEN YOU ARE CORRECT, IF IT IS WHATS THE PROBLEM??????????

    BUT THE QUESTION MUST BE ASKED, WHY DID MR. BAKER GIVE HIS CLIENTS’ THATS YOU AMES, THIS WITNESS STATEMENT TO MR. FATCHETT, IF THE STATEMENT WAS INCOMPLETE, ?

    WHY DID YOU GIVE HIM PERMISSION TO DO THIS?,

    OR HAS HE JUST BROKEN THE RULES THAT PERTAIN TO HIS PROFESSION? IF YOU GAVE HIM PERMISSION, WHY DID YOU,? YOU STATE YOURSELF THAT THE WITNESS STATEMENT SHOULD ONLY BE USED IN ANY OTHER PROCEEDINGS WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE COURT.
    ,
    SO IS JIM BAKER NOW IN CONTEMPT OF COURT,? IS IGNORANCE A DEFENCE.? WHY BLAME RL,? YOU OR JIM BAKER GAVE THE DOCUMENT TO RL, SO WHY NOW BLAME THEM.?

    WE DONT UNDERSTAND YOUR REASONING HERE, YOU LOOSING IT AMES OLD CHAP.

    RL has requested on numerous occasions to be provided with a full copy of our investor database. We have rejected these approaches for a number of reasons, not least data protection.

    OUR COMMENT; GOOD BOY DAVE.

    We firmly believe that the above demonstrates that Harlequin is correct to be cautious about entrusting commercially sensitive information to RL. It seems that the firm has little regard for its duty of confidentiality towards Harlequin and we can only hope the same duty it owes to its clients is better served.

    OUR COMMENT; IRONIC COMING FORM YOU, WHAT ABOUT YOUR DUTY TO YOUR CLIENTS EH, SORRY THEY ARE NOT CLIENTS, THEY ARE AS YOU SO OFTEN PUT IT INVESTORS, SO WHERES YOUR DUTY TOWARDS THEM???????

    Accounting Information

    In the interim Report and various updates, RL has made a great deal of the importance of Jim Baker’s figures. We agree that Mr Baker’s figures are important, although the information being relied on by RL was prepared in 2012 and is still to date unaudited and cannot therefore be relied on by RL or clients as accurate. We feel it is right to point out that Mr Baker was supposed to be undertaking a review of the figures and delivery of a complete accounts package, which was agreed to be funded by RL. Mr Fatchett and Harlequin acknowledged that some of the accounts needed to be brought up to date for the Resort Development Companies and the intention was for Baker Clarke to carry out the work required to achieve this over a 6 week period, funded by RL from the sums paid by investors.

    OUR COMMENT; EH HELLO? WHO FILED UNAUDITED AND THEREFORE BY YOUR OWN WORDS UNRELIABLE ACCOUNTING INFORMATION IN ST. VINCENT?

    SEE THE FOLLOWING POST “DUE DILIGENCE PART 10 THE FILED ACCOUNTS AND INCOMPETENCE OR WORSE WHOLESALE CORRUPTION AMONGST THE ORGANS OF THE STATE OF ST. VINCENT POSSIBLY? POSTED ON May 25, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    YOU CAN FIND IT HERE, ITS THE FOURTH ONE DOWN FROM THE TOP

    http ://barbadosfreepress.wordpress DOTcom/2014/05/23/svg-high-court-registrar-resigns-suddenly-rumours-flying-about-harlequin-connection/

    YOU SAY MR. BAKER WAS SUPPOSED TO BE UNDERTAKING A REVIEW OF THE FIGURES AND DELIVERING A COMPLETE ACCOUNTS PACKAGE???

    WE ASSUME THIS WAS TO INCLUDE ALL AUDITED ACCOUNTS FOR THE RESORT DEVELOPMENT COMPANIES BECAUSE AS YOU CLEARLY HAVE POINTED OUT UNAUDITED ACCOUNTS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON.

    AND RL CLIENTS WERE TO PAY FOR THIS, ?????? RATHER ODD,

    WHY DONT YOU PAY FOR IT?,

    YOU ARE REQUIRED BY LAW TO DO THIS AND YOU FAILED FOR 7 YEARS TO FILE ANY AUDITED ACCOUNTS FOR YOUR RDC’S WHY SHOULD RL CLIENTS PAY FOR THIS.????

    AND IS JIM BAKER QUALIFIED OR INDEED CAPABLE OF CARRYING OUT SUCH A HUGE EXERCISE IN 6 WEEKS????

    GOOD ON YA JIM WE SAY.

    Sadly, Mr Fatchett had a last minute change of heart on this, citing spurious reasons for his change of mind and leaving Harlequin in a position where there was no funding available for the work and no time to achieve it prior to the release of the Due Diligence Report (Harlequin will however undertake production of the Accounts separately, which will take more time). We are not saying that this was an intentional ploy to enable RL to state that the financial accounting for the Resort Development Companies was poor, but we have to question Mr Fatchett on his motives for promising to fund the exercise and withdrawing the offer at the eleventh hour. To date, Mr Fatchett, when pressed, has failed to give a cogent explanation on this point.

    OUR COMMENT; WHY WAS THERE NO FUNDING AVAILABLE TO TO WHAT YOU ARE REQUIRED BY LAW TO DO?

    YOU STATED EARLIER THAT GARETH FATCHETT WAS MISLEADING INVESTORS ON THE SOLVENCY OF THE HARLEQUIN COMPANIES,

    SEE OUR EARLIER COMMENT ON THIS ; THE HARLEQUIN COMPANIES ARE INSOLVENT AS A MATTER OF LAW. THEY ARE UNABLE TO PAY THEIR DEBTS AS THEY FALL DUE. WHERE IS GARETH FATCHETT AND RL MISLEADING INVESTORS HERE???

    There are plenty of examples of how the Report is selective in how it conveys information. This is clear from the text itself when examined closely. An example of this is where the Report states that it has information from Jim Baker that it cannot disclose but which would put some of the financial data into context regarding how the investor payments have been spent. Despite this, RL has still decided to report on the data it can report on with no context. This is one of the reasons why Harlequin sought to discourage RL from reporting on its findings until it had Harlequin’s response and was able to use all of the data available.

    OUR COMMENT; YOU ARE THE ONE WHO HAS PREVENTED RL FROM RELEASING ALL THE DATA.

    Panorama Letter

    It is interesting that RL refers to the Jim Baker spreadsheet as contained in the document that Harlequin sent to Panorama last year. The Panorama letter, which was expected to be a confidential communication between Harlequin and the BBC, was leaked and planted on an anonymous blog, presumably to pressurise Harlequin into waiving confidentiality. This is not a practice that Harlequin endorses or reacts positively to, particularly when disclosure has been agreed on the aforementioned conditions.

    OUR COMMENT; THE NEXT TIME YOU SHOULD THINK MORE CAREFULLY ABOUT WHO YOU TRY TO SHAFT, WHAT COMES AROUND GOES AROUND, AND THE PANORAMA LETTER MAKES NO MENTION OF JIM BAKER OR INDEED THAT IT IS CONFIDENTIAL.

    ANYWAY WHAT KIND OF FOOL WOULD SEND “CONFIDENTIAL” INFORMATION TO A PROGRAM INVESTIGATING THEM FOR WRONGDOING. AND WHY IS EVERYTHING YOU SEND “CONFIDENTIAL”???

    The Trust

    Harlequin wants investors to understand that, with or without RL, the trust can proceed. Harlequin has been clearly advised that its most valuable property can be securitised and therefore the initial idea of providing such assets to secure investor monies is a reality. We would prefer to continue working with RL but only if the firm can show that it is working with us and not against us and our investors’ best interests. The firm’s recent activity and failure to listen to Harlequin’s reasonable requests to delay reporting until the due diligence report’s errors are rectified do leave us wondering about its true motives. Further evidence of this is demonstrated by RL’s recent biased survey questions, which are clearly designed to elicit the results that it is after.

    OUR COMMENT; RL HAVE BEEN ENGAGED BY THEIR CLIENTS, NOT BY YOU, YOU ARE THE ENEMY ASS WIPE, IT IS BECAUSE OF YOUR GROSS MISMANAGEMENT AND INCOMPETENCE THAT RL HAVE BEEN ENGAGED. ARE YOU THAT TOTALLY DELUDED, OH YEAH YOU ARE….

    YOU ARE FULLY AWARE OF THE TERM CONFLICT OF INTEREST, YET YOU WILL ONLY WORK WITH RL IF THEY WILL WORK WITH YOU NOT AGAINST YOU, WELL SORRY MATEY, THATS NOT HOW IT WORKS,

    AS STATED THEY ARE ENGAGED BY THEIR CLIENTS TO SEEK THE BEST POSSIBLE RECOVERY FOR THEIR CLIENTS GIVEN HOW YOU MANAGED TO FUCK THINGS UP SO EASILY.

    YOUR BEST INTERESTS ARE NOT NECESSARILY THOSE OF RL’S CLIENTS, YOUR INVESTORS AS YOU CALL THEM.

    On the subject of the use of the investor trust payments, investors should understand that RL has received thousands of payments of £200 plus VAT. Harlequin has requested confirmation of the amount collected and full transparency in spending, etc., but unfortunately this information has not been forthcoming from RL. Harlequin feels extremely let down by RL’s perceived misrepresentation as Harlequin directed thousands of investors to RL to enter into Pink Forms and pay monies to join the trust. Harlequin encouraged investors to instruct RL to make the payments on the clear understanding that the firm would be using the payments to pay for professional fees to assist the Harlequin recovery, including, but not limited to:

    OUR COMMENT; THIS IS RICH COMING FROM YOU, YOU OF ALL PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR TRANSPARENCY FROM RL ON HOW THEY HAVE SPENT THEIR CLIENTS MONEY, LOL GO DO ONE YOU HYPOCRITE.

    – valuations at each of the sites (rather than demand and seek to rely on Harlequin’s complete valuations);
    – preparation of accounting information;
    – financial due diligence report to attract external finance;
    – Pitmans’ fees (of which 80% remains outstanding).

    OUR COMMENT; EXCUSE US????? YOU ARE ASKING THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY LOST £400 MILLION TO ASSIST YOU IN PAYING FOR THE VALUATIONS OF YOUR RESORTS WHICH YOU HAVE ALWAYS STATED ARE RISING IN VALUE, SO SURELY IF YOU STATED THAT PURCHASER PROPERTIES WERE RISING IN VALUE YOU HAVE HAD REGULAR PROFESSIONAL VALUATIONS CONDUCTED. YES NO?????

    YOU SHOULD HAVE HAD YOUR ACCOUNTS UP TO DATE AS YOU WENT ALONG, NOW WAIT FOR 7 YEARS, TO ALLOW JIM BAKER COBBLE TOGETHER SOMETHING IN THE 11TH HOUR AND TO GET SOMEONE ELSE TO PAY HIM TO DO THIS……OH YEAH YOUR “INVESTORS” CAUSE YOU HAVE NO MONEY, CAUSE YOUR WIFE AND SON WERE AWAY WITH 50% OF IT, YEAH £200 MILLION +, THAT NEVER WENT TO THE CARIBBEAN.

    YOU KEEP TELLING US YOU ARE ON THE VERGE OF OBTAINING EXTERNAL FINANCE, SO EXPLAIN WHY YOU NEED YOUR INVESTORS TO PAY FOR THE DUE DILIGENCE REPORT TO ATTRACT EXTERNAL FINANCE. LOL STOP DIGGING THE HOLE YOU IDIOT.

    NOW PITMANS FEES COULD CAUSE GF A LITTLE PROBLEM.

    What is clear is that RL has received a significant amount of money from Harlequin’s investors on the basis that the money would be used (as confirmed by Gareth Fatchett at investor seminars) to assist in the set up and entry into the proposed Harlequin Investor Trust. It is clear now that this has not been done.

    We do know that Regulatory Legal instructed an insolvency restructuring solicitor in Grand Cayman to prepare a report, which begs the question, has Regulatory legal genuinely sought to set up the Trust or was this a smokescreen to generate funds with which to “rescue” Harlequin after forcing it into liquidation?

    Harlequin understands that a growing number of investors are losing confidence in RL due to their perceived negative agenda. Indeed, Harlequin is spending a great deal of time attempting to stop investors taking action against RL for return of monies that are now believed to have been obtained under false pretences. As stated above, Harlequin remains committed to working with RL to enter into the investor Trust provided RL can demonstrate that it is equally committed to achieving the same result.

    OUR COMMENT; HANG ON HERE A MINUTE, ARE YOU SUGGESTING THAT RL HAVE TAKEN PURCHASER MONEY UNDER FALSE PRETENCES?????? OH YEAH YOU ARE….

    ANYWAY THIS IS WHERE RL HAVE TO WALK AWAY FROM AMES,

    IT IS CLEAR THAT AMES CLAIMS THAT RL WERE WORKING WITH HIM,

    YET PURCHASERS THOUGHT THAT RL WAS WORKING FOR THEM,

    INDEED RL REFER TO PURCHASERS AS THEIR CLIENTS,

    WHAT AMES IS REALLY DEMONSTRATING HERE IS A MASSIVE CONFLICT OF INTEREST. AND THAT NEEDS TO BE INVESTIGATED BY THE AUTHORITIES,

    THE INDEPENDENCE OF RL AND GARETH FATCHETT HAS CLEARLY BEEN QUESTIONED HERE ALBEIT INADVERTENTLY AND AMES SIR, YOU ARE MAKING SOME VERY SERIOUS ALLEGATIONS AGAINST GARETH FATCHETT,

    WE ALSO ASSUME YOU HAVE THE RECORDINGS OF YOUR CONVERSATIONS TO BACK UP YOUR CLAIMS.

    IN ESSENCE WE BELIEVE YOU ARE HOLDING A GUN TO GARETH FATCHETT’S HEAD AND NOW EXPECT HIM TO DO YOUR BIDDING.

    AKIN TO BLACK MAIL, WELL MORE FOOL TO GARETH FATCHETT IF HE CANNOT ROBUSTLY DEFEND THE SERIOUS ALLEGATIONS YOU MR. AMES ARE MAKING.

    Completions

    Harlequin understands that RL is now telling its clients not to proceed with investor completions as Harlequin is using sale monies to assist with the running of its business. Harlequin has indeed put completion monies received to good use by investing in the resorts and the Harlequin business. Such investment has added significant value to the resorts. RL has been fully aware of this since the first meeting in 2013 and only chooses to make an issue of this now. Harlequin has recently completed on its first property at Buccament Bay Resort by transferring legal title to a purchaser and has many more completions in the pipeline. A more detailed statement about this will follow.

    OUR COMMENT; SORRY WE ARE TOTALLY CONFUSED HERE, YOU HAVE ACHIEVED ONE COMPLETION SO WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT ????????????? SORRY YOU HAVE TOTALLY LOST US HERE……TOTALLY……..

    Conclusion

    The interim Report states that RL “does not see how any investor can make an informed decision without” the financial information showing how the £400m has been invested. Harlequin agrees with this which is why it has always asserted that no report should be published until all of the facts are available for publication. Despite this, RL could not resist the temptation to publish an interim document, which is meaningless without the context required to help investors make the decision as to whether or not to enter the trust.

    OUR COMMENT; WE ALREADY KNOW THAT £200 MILLION OF THE £400 MILLION WENT TO YOUR WIFE AND SONS COMPANY INSTEAD OF GOING TO THE RESORTS, SO REALLY WE DONT NEED TO KNOW MUCH MORE NOW DO WE……………

    The advice and conclusions reached in the Report are, in our opinion, naïve and based on misinformation. After all of this time, we cannot fathom why. The Report’s conclusions are alarmist and extend to personal attacks on the Ames family, which is not considered necessary in a supposedly factual report assessing whether or not to enter into an investor trust. We have now reached an impasse with RL that we hope to navigate through. If not, we hope we have proved by this more detailed response that Harlequin is committed to fighting for its investors and providing the best future possible for its investors. As we have said above, the trust can still go ahead with the security intended to be used to protect investors. Whether or not this is with RL is yet to be seen.

    OUR COMMENT; YOU LETTER HAS DONE NOTHING BUT DEMONSTRATE THAT YOU ARE A TOTALLY DELUDED FANTASIST, A LIAR, A HYPOCRITE AND TRUE TO FORM YOU HAVE CONTINUED TO DROP EVERYONE ELSE IN IT, REGULATORY LEGAL AND JIM BAKER NOW FOLLOW THE LONG LIST OF THOSE INDIVIDUALS AND COMPANIES YOU HAVE SOUGHT TO DESTROY.

    RL AND GARETH FATCHETT NOW HAVE MANY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER, NO DOUBT IF THEY DO NOT TOE THE COMPANY LINE, YOU WILL SEEK RETRIBUTION THROUGH THE USE OF RECORDED CONVERSATIONS PERHAPS,

    EITHER WAY THE TRUST IS DEAD, YOU ARE FINISHED, ONLY A COMPLETE IDIOT WOULD NOW PUT THEIR TRUST (NO PUN INTENDED) IN YOU. YOU SOW WHAT YOU REAP YOU TWISTED BITTER DELUDED FOOL YOU.

    Best regards,

    Dave Ames
    Chairman

  103. Anonymous

    When are the SFO going to bring this to a halt, this is now beyond stupidity, both Ames and Fatchett need investigating, it’s an absolute disgrace.

  104. Anonymous

    The Ames letter is actually quite telling…

    He actually thinks people will sign a deed of Waiver for 5 years WITHOUT seeing any due diligence. Seriously? Isn’t this why people are in such a mess in the FIRST PLACE?

    And for all the “misinformation”….. I’d rather see 90% “outdated” information & 10% “relevant” documents & make my OWN MIND UP than take whitewash any day….

    AND CAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHO “HARLEQUIN” IS? THERE IS NO CENTRAL COMPANY

  105. Anonymous

    Harlequin is the pint size little prick who can barely read or write and who along with his egotistical lawyer Simon Terry and a bent QC called Hefo Rees have managed to leave a trail of unmitigated destruction in their wake.

    All three need to be shut down now.

  106. RL RESPOND TO THE GARBLED RAMBLINGS OF THE TOXIC TURD, THEIR RESPONSE SEEMS ON THE FACE OF IT TO BE CREDIBLE.

    BELOW IS THE RESPONSE FROM RL AND GARETH FATCHETT TO THE TOXIC TURDS MISSIVE LAST NIGHT.

    AT LEAST RL RESPONDED IN A TIMELY MANNER AND DID NOT NEED A GAZILLION MONTHS TO RESPOND

    RL AND GARETH FATCHETT RESPONDED VERY QUICKLY TO THE GARBLED RAMBLINGS OF THE TOXIC TOAD. SEE BELOW.

    Harlequin Update
    Regulatory Legal Solicitors on May 29, 2014 at 10:25pm

    All, We have received the update. We are not surprised at the content nor the tone. We produced a detailed Interim Report for investors to consider.

    Our Interim Report is just that. It could be amended if we were persuaded on material matters. Some minor matters were drawn to our attention via our SVG lawyers. Report amended and posted. Hardly unfair conduct.

    The same applies to the other elements of our report. We will amend if necessary.Being lectured on accountability and transparency from a firm who refuse to allow investors to understand where £400m has been spent is galling.

    We did not want to rely on the BBC Panorama figures. We would have preferred to use the James Baker figures, but we were not allowed to. We did not post the BBC Panorama response on BFP. We did copy it and put it to Harlequin that the figures were accurate. No response.

    We had discussed paying for the RDC accounts to be brought up to date. That would have meant RL having access to all the underlying information (bank accounts etc). At that point, we were told we could pay, but we could not see the data.

    Only a fool would have proceeded with the goodwill gesture at that point.

    The suggestion we have not paid Pitmans fees is wrong. Pitmans client is Harlequin Hotels &Resorts (UK) Limited.

    Not Regulatory Legal Solicitors. We were asked to pay £10k plus VAT as a contribution. This we have done. Any further payment would be on a goodwill basis from us. We are not feeling lots of goodwill at present.

    We have consulted insolvency practitioners in the UK and abroad. Why would we not do that ?

    We state in our report that Harlequin is arguably insolvent. We do not just make these statements lightly. We have no intention to buy or be part of any buying group. We are a solicitors practice, not a hotel operator !

    We expected a backlash. We are not going to be deflected from our task which is to present the facts to clients. If a client wants to believe the “everything is brilliant” mantra, so be it. We will stick to our position and argue robustly and fairly. Investors would expect no less.