Will the Harlequin Resorts debacle explode in 2015?

David Ames - Harlequin's Ponzi King

David Ames – Harlequin’s Ponzi King

The numbers tell us one giant truth: From the start Harlequin was set up as nothing less than a Ponzi scheme requiring a constant influx of new victims to keep everything going.

Consider these numbers…

– Total “deposits” by victims: US$800 million

– Percentage of “deposits” paid as salary and sales commissions: 50%

– Percentage of “deposits” used to pay interest to earlier “investors”: 22% (estimated, see below)

– Number of units sold: 9,114

– Number of units built: 230

It might be worth Ames and his merry band of supporters considering to remain silent throughout 2015.

To do so would reduce if not eliminate the anti-Harlequin responses no matter how articulate and factual they may be, given that the anti-Harlequin posts in the main are merely responses to the incessant nauseating, repulsive litany of lies emanating from Harlequin and their supporters in their never ending quest to justify “at best” the gross incompetence and abject failure by the Ames family and staff of Harlequin to operate their businesses in a proper manner.

The constant need to allay the blame for the failures of the Ames family and management at Harlequin at the door step of others demonstrates that the Ames family and management of Harlequin are in serious trouble.

And that summary is giving Ames and his cohorts far more benefit of the doubt than the facts say they deserve. The only reason I can think of that they haven’t been arrested as yet is that the Serious Fraud Office has been overwhelmed by the planned worldwide chaotic nature of the fraud through only god knows how many different companies, coupled with legal contracts bearing so much fine print, inter-jurisdictional references and available outs for the criminals.

The resorts will most probably never get built, not in the lifetime of many of the purchasers victims.      

To state on Christmas Eve that the fantastic news amounted to a possible completion of a further 76 rooms by 2016 out of 9,100 sold, was pathetic.

Let us see if those in the Pro Harlequin camp can restrain themselves from dropping Ames and themselves in it on an almost constant basis.

Numbers tell the tale…

For the record the facts are that Ames took in close to £500 million pounds in deposits, and not the £440 million as previously stated. USD$800 million, Bajan Dollars $1.6 Billion or in EC Dollars $2.1 Billion.

Some 230 units out of 9,114 units sold are completed.

The bulk of this c £330 Million, more than half a billion USD was taken in deposits after those Ames blames for the problems had left. In the period from June 2010 to June 2013 Ames claims to have spent USD 50 million on construction. 10% of the c 500 million USD cash taken in deposits by the Ames family in the period since those Ames blames for the failure of Harlequin left.

The Ames family took in excess of 1.9% of deposits in dividends, loans for personal property purchases, and shareholder loans, loans which they are now refusing to repay.

50 % of deposits taken were used to pay bonuses / commissions to Harlequin Staff and agents.

Anywhere between 2-5 % + was spent on Hotel Operations, but this figure will never be independently verified as Ames still refuses to produce Audited accounts as he is obliged by law to do.

Because Ames flouts and breaks the law by his reluctance to provide independent audited accounts the % of deposits used to fund the purchaser interest payments could be in excess of 22%.

Cash and SIPP purchaser funds were comingled so these funds were used in part to pay interest payments of mortgage purchasers.

Harlequin is an accounting Nightmare, and that was a choice by Ames.

Having spent 1.2% of deposits to date on legal fees to recoup a staggering 0.28% only made economic sense to Ames. Of course he claims the bulk of the expenditure was in pursuit of the “main culprits” as he sees them the culprits being Wilkins Kennedy, his absolute belief that he will win his claim against Wilkins Kennedy is not mirrored by many who are familiar with the case.

There is something very wrong with Harlequin – of this there is absolutely no doubt. But there is also no doubt that David Ames planned it this way.

2015 will be a very telling year.

contributed anonymously to BFP

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1,757 responses to “Will the Harlequin Resorts debacle explode in 2015?

  1. Anonymous

    2015 will be an interesting year

  2. Censorship, it's an ugly suggestion

    Yes the anonymous contributor to BFP who wrote the long winded crap above would like the “DA merry band of cohorts to remain silent” The “incessant nauseating, repulsive litany of lies” is another very sensible piece of absolute rubbish. So in other words if you are a anti HP troll you always post the truth but if you like a bit of fairness and balance you are a lier.
    Well “anonymous” I think you know the answer to your attempt at censorship. Bring it on.
    Let’s start with the BBC expose on Newsarama! Or Panonight. Now is that true or another “litany of lies”
    Twat

  3. HP censorship over on TA

    I see the allegation about staff at BB not being paid (again) was taken down over on TA. Be careful who you accuse Bob.

  4. Censorship, it's an ugly suggestion

    TA moderate their own site, nobody else does. What the payment of staff has to do with a holiday review is baffling. Are you suggesting that HP can get reviews taken off TA? I think not unless it is of course untrue. Who is Bob?

  5. Redefining 5* BS in the Caribbean

    Looks like it’s BS Bob on the early shift today then. We can always tell when it’s him posting.

  6. I am such a liar

    Let’s make up some lies:

    1. Harlequin is paying returns to all its victims

    2. Harlequin was never a “ponzi” scheme. It didn’t have to rely on promising high returns to new victims in order to fund the returns early victims were demanding. The business was “self financing” from the cash flow from the resorts!

    3. Harlequin will be able to finish all its resorts within 5 years (which will be past most people’s deadlines, adding much vaunted importance to the “trust”)

    4. Harlequin is a really trustworthy business – “investing” with them is a very safe option with much transparency & safeguards in place, like Escrow accounts & audit trails

    5. Harlequin’s business model has always been based on the operational income of the resorts. This income has now been independently verified, with run-rates pushed to the victims. Victims can be assured that every claim of income was based on the resort profits, not on “capital appreciation”

    6. Our boss, David Ames, has a reputable history in business.

    7. We have always told the truth, and never ever told a lie. The Interest Payment problem is just a banking error. The SFO are no longer investigating and the FSCS fully support our trust “option”

    8. Buccament Bay is the best resort in the world.

    9. We never wasted any victims’ money on commissions, fancy launch parties, CONSULTANTS, or needless glossy brochures.

    10. The future looks bright for all of our resorts

  7. Sceptical

    The story makes a number of assertions claiming them to be facts. Could the author please provide more detail as s/he seems to have envisaged:

    Percentage of deposits – “(estimated, see below)” – there is nothing “below” to explain this.

    Total deposits £500m/US$800m – where does this come from? RL’s due diligence summary shows total deposits of slightly under £400m.

    “Number of units build: 230” – source please.

    “The bulk of this c £330 Million, more than half a billion USD was taken in deposits after those Ames blames for the problems had left. In the period from June 2010 to June 2013 Ames claims to have spent USD 50 million on construction. 10% of the c 500 million USD cash taken in deposits by the Ames family in the period since those Ames blames for the failure of Harlequin left.” Again please provide sources for these claims.

    “Anywhere between 2-5 % + was spent on Hotel Operations” – how do you work that out? By your own admission, Harlequin’s figures are opaque so this is presumably a guess.

    If the author cannot provide firm sourcing/support for his/her assertions, all we can really conclude is that they have made a lot of guesses.

  8. I only ask

    Anyone actually looked at the accounts of Harlequin MSE? Look at average salaries (you’ll need a calculator) look at dividends, loans, salaries to Ames and co. Then look at the commissions debacle and the still missing £50 million. Ps, where did the new £500 million come from?

  9. Anonymous

    RL’s DD summary shows deposits of £440 Million.

  10. Anon

    Units complete come from Ames. Let’s see we got 100 units in St. Vincent, those being the units available for completion plus the 50 apartments currently being used as offices or whatever, plus the 70-80 rooms at the BLU Hotel, I make that out to be between 220 to 230 units.

  11. Sceptical

    Anonymous 10:58 am

    This one? https://barbadosfreepress.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/duediligenceoverview23514.pdf

    It looks like a bit under £400m to me but maybe I’m reading the wrong thing.

  12. Anonymous

    Mark Sawkins, general manager and vice president of Harlequin Hotels and Resorts told us that Harlequin were pumping $1 Million USD a month into the Hotel Operations at BB. Dave Ames not sure if you’ve heard of him stated that Buccament Bay would ‘ Break Even’ by the end of 2014. So for every 1 million pumped into operations at BB that is c 0.15%

  13. Randy Andy

    Only a complete a Harlequin muppet puppet, like Bob and Ingham would think this is going to end up well.

    Come on Dave, where is this (cough laugh) finance😉

  14. Anonymous

    @ Sceptical, thank you for posting the RL figures, if you look at them and bearing in mind the claims previously made by Harlequin, the build cost of the resorts comes to approx 25% of monies taken in.

    A further c 50% was paid in commissions, dividends, shareholders loans etc through HMSSE now in liquidation, leaving a further £ 100 million (25%) unaccounted for, if of course Harlequin are to be believed.

    However the figure of £ 400 million does not tally with the audited and disclaimed accounts produced by HMSSE now in liquidation coupled with information from Carol Ames and Dave Ames, of course I can only base this on information from Carol Ames and Dave Ames, indeed if they were not telling the truth then the figures produced by Regulatory Legal could very well be correct.

  15. Anon

    @ censorship, it’s an ugly suggestion

    The most significant censorship going on is the self-censorship of Harlequin by shamelessly refusing to publish the Caribbean accounts and handing out NDAs like candy.

    The accounts could (but I doubt it) provide inconvertible evidence that all is well. So are we not right to be suspicious that this evidence is being withheld? It is completely farcical to imagine that any financier would even agree to meet the directors without sight of the accounts much less offer finance.

    Instead of providing a robust account of the past, all we get are hollow promises of things around the corner. We had plenty of these in the glossy brochures thanks very much so forgive us if we don’t believe them any more. Have any of the commitments in those brochures actually come good?

  16. Whatsthefuss

    Randy Andy, When did I say it would end up well?

    Putting words in peoples mouths then believing that it was said?

  17. Anon

    Sorry, inconvertible should be incontrovertible

  18. Stars in their eyes.

    And tonight Matthew I will be………Randy Andy. For christs sake stick to one ID. Odious was the best. 3? Different IDs already today.
    And Anon 12.42, you obviously agree that censorship on a blog is acceptable. Just like the twat who wrote this threads lead.

  19. Anon

    @ stars in their eyes

    Comprehension is not your strong point so I’ll take it slowly this time.

    I do most strongly object to censorship as my previous post makes clear. I object to censorship imposed by others (like the issuing of an NDA) and I object to the kind of self-censorship demonstrated by Harlequin.

    Thanks for giving me the opportunity to clarify the point for the other intellectually challenged folk that read this thread.

  20. Stars in their eyes.

    @Ano 1.41, I will write this slowly because I see you cannot read very quickly. My comments were about blog censorship, something you did not disagree with, but chose to hijack my post and confuse it with some other type of “censorship”. Your word not mine. How do you feel about blog censorship? Do you agree with it as was suggested by the aurthor of this thread? Do you include yourself in the group of “other intellectually challenged folk that read this thread”? Because you need to.

  21. Anon

    I am no fan of any kind of censorship unless the publication of information endangers the lives of others.

    I am more than happy for people to come on here and defend the indefensible and by so doing make the whole fiasco seem even more ludicrous than it already is. Keep up the good work all you pros!

  22. Desperately trying to redefine more 5-star BS

    It now looks like Bob the BS is the ‘aurthor’ of all of today’s posts.

  23. I only ask

    Did anyone see Rip Off Britain today Harlequin were featured.

  24. I only ask

    Harkequin- you utterly illiterate chimp. Check out on catch up. Say- how about you and me meet up?

  25. Anon

    There was nothing on Rip Off Britain about Harkequin but there was a report on Harlequin today.

  26. I can’t seem to access Rip Off Britain here in the colonies. Can
    anyone post a summation.

  27. Harlequin On Rip-off Britain

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04xx0zh/rip-off-britain-holidays-series-3-episode-2 starts at 3:00 minutes in.

    Horror stories like 6000 other victims.

  28. I only ask

    Don’t waste your time Anonymous- its in English.

  29. Whatsthefuss

    It was aired this morning, just a programme with a couple of moaning old pensioners with nothing else to do with their days.

    Wish you were here BB is just perfect!

  30. I only ask

    Off to the shop anonymous! WOW how exiting! what a life! Whilst trying to track down the programme I refer to, you might also Google “psychiatry for dummies- the self help edition” You obviously cannot afford the real thing after your recent mistakes. x

  31. Harlequin Disaster.

    @blue Anonymous

    It covered two pensioners who’d invested in 2012 and 2010.

    The latter had recently been diagnosed with cancer, had to downsize their home as they didn’t have the money to support their retirement (which was promised when the property was sold), and are now being taken for a ride by Harlequin.

    Lots of information regarding the “restructuring” (name change) for Harlequin, and about its SFO investigation.

    Harlequin’s days are numbered. Anyone who believes in the dream just have to count the vultures. RL picked a huge chunk off the carcass, BBC have just taken another bite. Wonder who’ll be next.

    It also mentioned one couple received their deposit back after the BBC contacted Harlequin on their behalf.

    They always said that bullies were weakest against larger opponents…

  32. Anon

    If you call a man suffering from cancer and his wife, who had to sell their home because Harlequin wouldn’t honour the contractual obligation to refund investors, moaning pensioners then that just about tells you all you need to know about this company.

    So much for investors being partners. This is some partnership. We will take your money and buy ourselves and our family nice properties all over the world, fail to deliver our contractual obligations and then refuse your refund even if you have cancer and lose your home.

  33. Anonymous

    Jesus it’s 43.5 mins long the program. If you think I’m going to sit through a load of old women presenting this show dream on. I’m sure Dave’s Disco/odious/Whoisthefuss or what ever he/she/ it calls themselves can post the relevant bit on here.

  34. Anonymous

    Stupid spelling police are out today. Wonder if the author of the thread lead in has a comment on that. Should posters who make spelling mistakes be banned from BFP? Why not the twat wants everybody else banned.

  35. Worriedinvestor

    Yeah Richard, strange lights on but you’re in BB?

  36. I only ask

    Just haven’t got the hang of things have you? FF heh. Speaking of old women- how did you “Wow gotta life” shopping go? Did they have the baked beans?

  37. Anonymous

    @Anonymous 5:13PM

    It’s right at the start – 3:00 -> 15:00 minutes.

    Just skip Gloria’s talking and you’ll see the part about Harlequin.

  38. come on Basildon surely you can try harder than this

    oh dearie me, that programme wasn’t good PR for HP was it?

  39. Anonymous

    Is the above post an example of the “incessant nauseating repulsive litany of lies” that the original thread poster was referring to? Surely not an example of stalking by anti HP trolls. Perhaps the anonymous thread poster would like to comment on this? Guess what we will hear nothing from “Anonymous” Doesn’t quite fit in with his HP victim profile does it.

  40. Whatsthefuss

    Worriedinvestor, what are you talking about lights?

    I think your lights may be on but nobody is home!

  41. Sid

    So is that the BBC expose that was mentioned before Xmas or is there more to come?

  42. Dave the guy with good christian values

    Perhaps a camera team should show up on Dave’s door and interview him about the gentleman investor with cancer and ask why he can’t have his money back if he can still afford to pay his Basildon bunker parasites!

  43. Anonymous

    @ pass me the starch John

    What investment are you talking about? Some people handed over loads of money which a family used for personal enrichment and a whole range of non-building related activities. The only investment I can see is the one that benefits members of the directors’ families.

    As far as the rest of us are concerned there is nothing left to damage.

  44. I only ask

    PMS John- you just don’t get the irony or paradoxical nature of your “sad commenting” But a Question- do you really believe you have an investment? If indeed you are an “investor” Sound more like and UFA on the run.

  45. I only ask

    I say UFA rather than IFA as a slip- but I was thinking of UFO of course. x

  46. Anonymous

    It’s not an investment unless you own part of the asset.

    Currently, it’s a syndicate where you own nothing. Even with this bullshit “trust”, you’ll still have nothing.

    My deepest sympathies to the fellow with cancer. And to all the other victims. Let’s hope 2015 brings more favourable news.

  47. Sharon and Kevin Chav

    You’re avin a larf incha?

  48. Anonymous

    Seems like they are too busy suing people to even update a blog. This is the last one from Sept 2014

    Pat Cash coaching at Buccament Bay Resort this October!
    SEPTEMBER 24, 2014

  49. Furiously Anonymous

    Gosh – that’s sad viewing. How can it be that Harlequin have no obligation whatsoever to give people their money back in accordance with the contract? What exactly was the point of that contract? Just to create a professional illusion of business?

    Why does Dave Ames think that he can keep those people’s money and let them live a nightmare worrying about their future? Who does he think he is, if not just a thief?

    Here’s hoping that Rip Off Britain is watched by the type of person that has an investment in Harlequin and that they begin to understand that under no circumstances whatsoever should they give money to Harlequin.

    And as for the pros who threaten that that sort of action “damages the investment”; well, even the stereotypical Harlequin investor must now realise that sort of statement from the Harlequin camp is aimed to deceive and obtain money from investors fraudulently in order to benefit the Ames family and / or their remaining associates. Any money handed over now surely won’t contribute to the realisation of the development of resorts as promised to investors? Isn’t the majority of investor money Ames is now spending being used for litigation?

    The investment has been utterly destroyed by Ames and Harlequin and it is not possible that an investor asking for their money back as per their contract could damage it anymore.

  50. Anonymous

    Can’t anyone find an alternative picture for this article. Aren’t we all fed up of looking at the grinning goon?

  51. @ Harlequin Investor 4:50 –Thank you for the reply. You and a few
    other show that there still is a little bit of civility on this thread.

  52. Anon

    The BBC program was interesting in that once again Harlequin are admitting to trading insolvently.

  53. Anonymous

    I heard that Harlequin re assigned contracts from some of the Caribbean companies to other companies owned by Harlequin without the permission of the clients.
    Can anyone shed some light on this ?
    did they do this ?
    Why did they do this ?

  54. Anonymous

    It looks like Dave changed or tried to move ownership of Merricks from HP SVG to a seperate company in Barbados, I recall RL dealing with this issue, not sure how that affects contract holders. I do think the issue of the contracts is somewhat of a mute point.
    Ames would not give RL contract details, he couldn’t as a result of the DATA protection act. RL claims that there are some 9100 contracts out there, but RL did not break down the contracts to specific companies. For example people who bought properties in Brazil contracted with an SVG company, does anyone know if Ames ever had a company in Brazil? Those Brazil contract holders with the SVG company would one day have had to have their contracts swapped over to a Brazil company unless of course the SVG company would have owned the Brazil assets.

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with moving contracts to new companies, for example anyone who had a contract with MAN Investments would have seen their contracts moved over to HP SVG, when that company took over the assets in St. Vincent.

    Dave Ames acted correctly by doing this, and as the assets of the companies moved around, it stands to reason that the associated contracts would follow suit,

    This was brought up on the Harlecon site but I totally fail to see what Dave has done wrong here.

  55. Anonymous

    RL discussed this issue to death previously, it’s the same old RL nugget being raised again.

    The important thing is that investors have contracts with companies Ames owns.

  56. It's a Group

    It does not matter, Ames calls it the Harlequin Group. So it’s all one company. Ames can’t deny that, he always calls it the group. Same as the trust. You join the trust then the companies don’t matter, the trust has all the assets.

  57. St George's Dragon

    The Harlequin “Group” wasn’t much use to people who were owed money by the two Harlequin companies that were placed into administration. I didn’t see other group companies rushing to pay the debts of those people left out of pocket. Nor do I see any solidarity between the UK and Caribbean companies, in fact, the opposite; the “Group” seems to deny any connection.
    Conclusion? It does matter which company your contract is with.

  58. Anonymous

    And could someone explain what comfort the contract provides to the investor when the contracting company feels free to ignore any clauses it chooses. It seems that Harlequin consider binding clauses to be nothing more than minor inconveniences that it might get around to delivering if the wind is in the right direction!

  59. contracting out

    Did the SIPP providers pay your money to the wrong company? Your contract was with a company owned by Ames (mad!) but the SIPPS paid your money to HMSEE! Worth having a look? What I do find amazing is that anyone can still believe Ames knows what he’s doing- its all honest and there is a future for investors within an Ames company. Dave this Dave that, no one’s that’s stupid- must be deals going on. They’ll backfire as some have found out!

  60. Sid

    @Pass me the starch John 6:10 pm, why would you assume that I am excited by HP appearing on Ripoff Britain? All I asked is if this is the program that was rumoured before Xmas. I think you’ve over reacted a bit there.

    And I don’t need to commit financial suicide as I was a victim of financial homicide the day I signed my contracts (8 years ago, still no news on when building will even start).

  61. High risk means HIGH RISK

    Oh no not the disabled property investor who was going to be a millionaire. Please spare us this regurgitated sob story. As the guy on Rip off brittain said any scheme off plan has a high risk factor. If you are disabled perhaps you should not be putting your money into high risk investments. Bang it in the building society.

  62. anon

    Strange but the words ‘high risk’ were never mentioned by Guardian or Tailormade during any conversations ?

  63. Rewriting How Business Is done

    If you have invested your money with harlequin, I can not strongly enough recommend watching the video below. it will give you an insight into how deluded Dave ames really is.

    It is advisable to have a sick bag ready, especially when Dave explains how Buccament Bay does not have a single penny of debt, or how banks in the caribbean are saying harlequin are rewriting how business is done.

    another classic, “it’s not about one person being greedy and making all the money, it’s about everyone sharing in what we put together”

  64. Anonymous

    @ High risk means HIGH RISK

    That’s all well and good but these projects were actively marketed at unsophisticated investors as LOW RISK.

    You are quite to point out they are actually high risk. About 7 years ago I ran through the projects and decided there was less than a 1% chance of getting a return and so I declined to invest. But that was after looking into key project risks as a relatively savvy investor. If I had just relied on the prospectuses then I would not have come away with that impression.

    Ames has a problem denying that he pushed these as high risk investments because he is on video being interviewed saying…

    Ames: “What we do is that we give the customer the confidence of knowing they have a UK company who have sourced the land, sourced the investment in the development of what we’re building safe in the knowledge that they’ll (a) get a good return on their investment and what they’re basically looking for when they buy abroad is for something that is going to give them a capital return on their investment and a rental return on their investment”.

    Ames: “by investing money with us they know that over a 2 year period they’re going to get a return on their investment automatically and because as a company…

    Interviewer interrupts: “so there’s no risk for them at all?”

    Ames: “Basically there isn’t”

    Marketing these products to naive investors as low risk was a little naughty don’t you think?

  65. Anonymous

    Sorry, I meant that Ames has a problem denying he pushed these a LOW RISK investments

  66. Anonymous

    Looks like Odious/Dave’s disco/ anonymous has a couple of new IDs. Come on twatikins, been trawling through your internet files again? What a boring life you must lead.

  67. 2015 not a good year ay Dave.

    Victims of failed £400m overseas property investment Harlequin have appeared on national television to reveal how losing their retirement funds has left them “frightened” as they enter old age.
    One couple told the BBC’s consumer affairs programme Rip Off Britain that they have been forced to sell their “dream home” in the UK because Harlequin will not return their investment, despite failing to build the agreed overseas property.
    Since investing, the husband has developed cancer and is no longer able to work, leaving his wife “frightened” for the future without the “cushion” the promised return their nest egg was supposed to provide by investment in Harlequin.
    The unregulated Harlequin scheme worked by taking deposits from mainly UK investors to build off-plan properties in the Caribbean, which could then be sold at a profit on completion or used to generate a rental income from holidaymakers.
    But out of a scheduled 6,000 properties, only around 300 have actually been built.
    The programme, which aired on 6 January, showed that at least one family managed to get back their deposit, once they found out about extended delays to the building of the property they had invested in, but only after Rip Off Britain first reported on their case in 2010, five years after they had invested in a property Harlequin told them it would only take two years to complete.
    Later investors have not been so lucky.
    They have been told by Harlequin that, since the company entered liquidation last October, it can not return their deposits, despite a clause in one couple’s contract saying that if the property had not been built by the end of June last year they would be entitled to a full refund.
    Harlequin chairman David Ames has told them their best hope of seeing any of they money back is by joining a controversial investment trust to hold Harlequin’s remaining assets, orchestrated by him.
    But the investors Rip Off Britain spoke to have said they won’t sign up to it, because it “ties their hands behind their back” by preventing them from taking any legal action against Harlequin or Ames for five years.
    Ames told the programme the investors had “misunderstood” the trust, and that clauses in it to prevent legal action are there to protect its funding and “allow a better chance of financial success”.
    But the Harlequin chairman said it will not be until the middle of this year until the financial position of the company is “any clearer”.
    He blamed the problems at Harlequin on the “global recession, contractor fraud, defamatory campaigns and new FCA [Financial Conduct Authority] regulations”.
    However the Serious Fraud Office and Essex Police have had an open and ongoing investigation into dealings at Harlequin since 2013.
    The then regulator the Financial Services Authority issued a warning to advisers about the company in January 2013, and a further warning to investors in June of that year.

  68. HMRC coming to get ya Dave

    More bad news to follow for the stunted one…..

  69. Anonymous

    Twatikins gets back exactly what he deserves. It is he who began a concerted campaign of name calling and is getting some back. You need to wise up before making uninformed comments.

  70. Silly old duffer Bob

    Bob go and buy your Mrs a new frock.

  71. Who is "Twatkins"?

    @Anonymous 12:56pm & 12:39pm

  72. BFP

    Note from BFP editor: “twat” is slang for a part of the anatomy. We delete any post with that word, but sometimes it takes a while for us to see it. “twatkins” has been deleted.

  73. Redefining mental illness.

    One can only assume that when the GV finally gets nicked he will claim he is suffering from some yet to be discovered illness.

  74. Anon

    An illness that was maliciously given to him by the Irish builder no doubt.

  75. Anon

    And which attacked the part of his brain responsible for making business decisions and speaking coherently.

  76. Redefining mental illness.

    I actually think that the BBC have been put up to this by him. I think blaming the Irish builder for a Worldwide economic crisis is a bit much though😉

    That was the FCCS

  77. Redefining little legs

    It ate his legs too.

  78. Will BFP be even handed?

    Definition from the Oxford Dictionary

    Definition of tw*t in English:
    NOUN

    vulgar slang
    1A woman’s genitals.
    2A person regarded as stupid or obnoxious.

    Now of course BFF this is your blog, you can do what you like, but as the lead on this thread advocated censorship and you are now advocating removing posts with “offensive” words then will you be even handed on this. I seem to recall the use of the word c**t being used on here and posters being told to f**k off.

  79. Anonymous

    Little legs will be taken to jail soon.

  80. Anon

    @ anonymous 4.27pm

    I know that natural justice cries out for this to be so but I wouldn’t hold your breath. Even if the SFO decides that a criminal act has taken place and they arrest him tomorrow it would probably take a couple of years to bring the case to Court. This could drag on and on.

  81. Dave the guy with good christian values

    Hope a lot of people go to jail soon. Why should the ifa’s, agents and SIPP people get away with obtaining money by lying through their teeth?

  82. Redefining little legs

    As long as little legs is finished I don’t care.

  83. Why are CPC Worldwide working with Newman and Paudie?

    It’d look really really bad if R Legal’s good pals CPC Worldwide worked with Paudie O’Halloran and Jeremy Newman huh?

    Nikki Crozier and Chris Corney own Fibre Tech Partnership Limited in Durham which has exclusive rights to sell Kelltek’s crap. You couldn’t make it up!

    http:// fibretechpartnership .wordpress. com/2014/05/19/our-technology/

    http:// companycheck. co.uk/company/09149200/FIBRE-TECH-PARTNERSHIP-LTD

  84. Anon 1

    Anonymous, your post is rather rich given that most of the grossly offensive posts eminate from those who either support Harlequin or those who seek to disrupt any reasoned debate surrounding Harlequin and Ames.

    We have seen little or nothing of substance from those who wish to espouse the virtues of Harlequin or Ames, what we are subjected to however is a constant litany of abusive and churlish posts against almost anyone who dares speak out against Ames.

    It’s also rather rich of Ames to, (one), blame the global recession for the predicament he finds himself in. Let me remind Ames that the global recession started in December 2007, however Ames took in c £ 380 million in cash between January 2008-January 2013, this during and after the global recession.

    Ames paid some c £ 200 million in commissions during the Global Recession. c 50% of cash taken in.

    Ames launched 4 additional resorts, hotels and an airline amidst the Global Recession.

    Ames launched a guaranteed buy back scheme during the Global Recession.

    Ames announced exponential growth in his sales business and in his guest room sales during the global recession.

    Ames Harlequin stated in Court documents that the businesses were healthy, strong and growing at a very strong rate during the Global Recession.

    Ames launched SIPP investment in his companies products during the Global Recession.

    In August 2009 Ames claimed in his now infamous business model video that he did NOT need external finance. This was 20 months into the Global Recession he now blames for his woes.

    (Two), Ames blames defamatory statements for his and his companies financial woes, the many online blog references to Harlequin and Ames are an avenue in which the misrepresentations by Ames are highlighted. An example of this was Ames’ reference to the development of a marina and the great progress of same, should this false statement of Ames have remained unchallenged? There are many more examples similar to this, why shouldn’t people be allowed to challenge many of the wholly false and misleading statements made by Ames?

    (Three) Ames blames a changing in the laws and rules governing the FCA what rules Dave? The FCA have sought to close loopholes in the way SIPP investments are made and the way SIPPs can be used in unregulated overseas investment schemes. Genuine regulated investment opportunities have nothing to fear from a tightening of laws/rules, the laws/rules are there to protect investors, something recipients of investors should embrace, in this case however we have Ames blaming these rules, what is Ames advocating? Complete deregulation of our financial markets?
    Utter nonsense to blame the FCA.

    Matt Ames in his criminal trial also tried to lay blame for his woes directly at the door of the FCA, like father like son I guess, and in more ways then one.

    (Four) Ames also blames contractor fraud. Ames’ claim in the fraud case was for a maximum 1.6% of deposits recieved. The fraud case is however the subject of an appeal, interestingly enough an appeal process not mirrored by Matt Ames in his criminal case, but not withstanding this, to claim that a 1.6% loss was enough to cause the failure of his business, this against the backdrop of comissions paid out of 50% is frankly a pathetic excuse.

  85. Anon 1

    Apologies when I adressed Anonymous I meant the poster “Will BFP be even handed?”

  86. Anon 2

    @ anon 1

    A perfectly clear and robust summary of the situation. Thank you for setting this out.

    No doubt someone will call you something foul and claim that your post is evidence of you having no life. And this will pass as a defence of the GV and his schemes.

  87. Anonymous

    You see Anon 1 a perfectly simple question has been asked “will BFP be even handed?” The lead of this thread advocated censorship, only allowing anti HP posters to use BFP. Notice the the word FREE in the title. Of course you used the excuse to spin yet again the usual stuff. What do you think about CPC worldwide working with O’Halloran and Newman? How about a reasoned debate on that little gem?

  88. contracting out

    BFP is censoring now

  89. Anonymous

    @ Why are CPC Worldwide working with Newman and Paudie?,

    1. What relevance does this post have to Harlequin?

    2. You refer to Chris Corney, is he not a partner in Carter Lemon Cameron the legal firm acting for the Davies group. ?

    3. Why did you not name you self as,
    “Why are CPC Worldwide and Carter Lemon Cameron (Solicitors) working with Newman and Paudie?”, given that Chris Corney is a partner in Carter Lemon Cameron and not CPC.

    4. Why do you state that R Legal are “good pals” of CPC Worldwide, given that RL’s Gareth Fatchett was a witness for Ames in the Davies action, surely you meant R Legal’s good pals Harlequin?

    5. What does Kelltek produce that is crap?

    6. Who owns Kelltek ? I don’t see any director named Paudie.

    7. Why are you so obsessed with Mr. Newman? He has not engaged in any fraud, and the ICAEW have made no determination on the complaint made by Carol Ames.

    8. Why this evening do you once again attempt to paint CPC Worldwide and indirectly CLC in a bad light,? Has something happened that has made Dave a little uncomfortable perhaps?

    9. This is just speculation on my part, but has the thought not crossed your mind that Carter Lemon Cameron a respected law firm, and CPC Worldwide obtained the court transcripts from the Irish case along with a whole host of other information and coupled with the information provided to them by Ames in the Davies action, both Cater Lemon Cameron and CPC Worldwide were able to determine that Ames was a consummate liar and perhaps had lied in the Irish case? And perhaps they felt that Ames won the Irish case as a result of lying and not as a result of any wrongdoing on the part of the builder. We’re Carter Lemon Cameron not pursuing Ames and his wife recently for contempt of court until a settlement had been reached subject to an NDA?

    10. Why now refer to Paddy as Paudie? It’s as if you might know Paudie.

    Again I see little relevance to Harlequin and Ames in your post. I certainly see no connection between Fiber Tech Partnership and the failure of Ames to provide what he was contractually obliged to do. The only connection you appear to make is by virtue of a company owned by Mr. Newman and not “Paudie” with a solicitors firm “CLC” and their colleagues at CPC, who are involved in ongoing litigation with Ames and his wife.

  90. Great Response

    Anonymous absolutely great response. Direct and to the point. Now I wonder will those who seek to support Harlequin offer the rest of us any worthwhile reasons why we should support either the trust or the continuance of the Ames family in their management of the business.

    I wonder can any of the Harlequin supporters or indeed Dave explain what the next instalment from the Basildon Echo will be all about. ?

  91. Anonymous

    What relevance does this post have to Harlequin? That has to be the most ignorant question/comment ever seen on BFP. The spelling police should have a good time with that post. Lol

  92. Anonymous rev A

    What is relevant is that Dave Ames has completed 5% of the units sold, leaving 95% of contracts in default but will not give people their money back no matter what contract they entered into or what Harlequin company the contract was with and under which jurisdiction. He simply will not give people back their money. He has effectively stolen it.

    Ames is a liar and a crook who uses investor money on litigation against investors so that he can illegally keep the money he took from them for only his own financial gain.

    Who gives a damn whether an Irish builder turned him over, or whether a firm of solicitors representing Harlequin victims are also representing that builder since they can prove Ames committed perjury in a number of court cases.

    People are being broken, financially devastated and driven insane with worry by what Ames has done to them.

  93. Fibre tech partnership “our head office is in Durham, but we have operatives around the world” Wonder if that includes Spain? Perhaps Crozier will be going back there soon?

  94. Anonymous

    What legal impediment prevents anyone from working with anyone else?

    An example of this is Matthew Ames, he has been banned from acting as a director for 13 years, but this does not prevent him from being employed by someone else.

    He was convicted by a criminal court of fraud and jailed as a result but this will not prevent him from being employed by anyone else on his release.

    There is no legal impediment preventing him from being employed by anyone on his release aside from any conditions laid down by the probation services.

    What I find bizarre, is that Harlequin supporters wish to make a big deal out of Newman and Paudie working with anyone, given that neither of these individuals have been convicted of any crime, nor have these individuals been banned from acting as directors.

    It’s even more bizarre given that Dave and Carol Ames offered Matt Ames (convicted fraudster) employment for a net salary in excess of £10,000.00 (after tax) per month at their award winning and High Profile Buccament Bay Resort at Matt Ames’ sentencing, bizarrely the offer was made (by Dave and Carol) in lieu of Matt Ames (convicted fraudster) having to serve a prison sentence for his crimes.

    Even more bizarrely Dave and Carol were willing to part with in excess of £ 10,000.00 after tax per month to allow Matt Ames (convicted fraudster) repay his victims, even though Matt Ames’ victims were not purchasers in his parents businesses.

    Apparently the very “generous” offer by Dave and Carol was contingent on Matt not having to serve a prison sentence.

    Dave and Carol apparently failed to see any reason for making repayments to Matt’s victims given that the Judge refused the very “generous” offer by Dave and Carol and subsequently sent Matt off packing to prison.

    But that does beg the question as to why Dave and Carol did not see fit to then use the £ 10,000 + net of taxes, monthly payments originally earmarked for the repayment of Matt’s victims, towards repayment of the monies Dave and Carol through their contractual obligations owe their (some would call victims) purchasers.

    But I digress, the point I was making is that Dave and Carol and indeed those who would support them have no objection what so ever in employing or being associated with a criminally convicted fraudster Matt Ames, yet they appear to take offence when innocent (as a matter of law) individuals seek to develop relationships with third parties in activities wholly unconnected to the suspected criminal activities of the Ames family, ( I say suspected against the backdrop of the continuing SFO Criminal investigations into Harlequin and Ames companies).

    To me this just demonstrates absolute vindictiveness on the part of the Ames family and their merry bunch of supporters.

    Surely Ames would be better off concentrating on seeking solutions to his problems that are real and tangible rather then constantly pursuing personal vendettas against those who have proven his absolute incompetence and inability to tell the truth.

  95. Anonymous

    The judges summing up in the Irish case says ” on 23rd Nov 2012, mr Newman resigned (that’s debatable lol) from WK and has now gone Into business with Mr Padraig O’Halloran. Together they have set up a new construction and civil engineering company in Jordan”
    Now Paddy may not be a director in Kelltek, but he is part of the business, just like Aman in Amman. Unless someone lied to the judge in Ireland of course.

  96. Anon

    @ anonymous 7.18pm

    And your point is?

  97. Anonymous

    It was in response to Anonymous 5.51 item 6. For clarification purposes.

  98. Anonymous

    @ Anonymous 7.33 pm The original poster at item 6 pointed out correctly that Mr. O Halloran is not a director of Kelltek, going into business with someone in Jordan could mean absolutely anything, it could mean they are a JV Partner on a specific project or a consultant or anything, so at a loss to see what you are seeking to clarify.

    And at a loss to see the relevance of either Mr. Newman or Mr. O Halloran to the Ames Harlequin debacle.

    I suppose an easier question for you to answer would be the following, all this question requires is a simple yes or no.

    If Ames had not engaged the services of Mr. O’ Halloran would all his resorts be now complete and thus all contracts with purchasers satisfied?

    If you answer yes, would you be prepared to explain how it was Mr. O Halloran who caused the collapse of Mr. Ames’ companies?

    If you are unable or unwilling to answer the above or your answer is no, then can we get back to the main issue that being the inability of Ames to honour his contractual obligations to his 6000 + Purchasers. And thus can you stop with the irrelevant posts?

  99. Anon

    Why don’t all the posters who have an issue with CLC,CPC,Chris Corney, Nicky Crozier, Jeremy Newman, Paudie O’ Halloran, Wilkins Kennedy, Jesus Christ or any others they fear may have damaged their investments confront these individuals or entities in the UK, why don’t you guys take legal action against them for working together.

    Why does Ames not obtain barring orders preventing all the above from communicating with each other and sharing information?

    Indeed why does Ames not just get a super injunction in order to prevent anymore BBC rip off Britain programs. ?

    Even better why does Ames not commence litigation against the Serious Fraud Office, afterall the references to Dave Ames’ companies on their website can’t be doing the Harlequin PR machine much good, and Ames is absolutely confidant he has done nothing wrong.

    And why does Ames not pursue the FCA, he lays partial blame for the failure of his business at the door step of the FCA. ?

    If the FCA have done something wrong that has damaged the Harlequin business as Ames has alluded to then crack on Dave, take them to court.

  100. Anonymous

    I think Dave and Carol along with their dwindling band of supporters are producing the last of the verbal diahorrea given what they are facing into over the next few weeks.

    Dave talks about being transparent and open, I doubt very much that he has any intention of being transparent about any of the rather serious issues about to unfold.

    Again do any of those close to the Ames family have any comment to make on the up and coming Basildon Echo article?

    Or maybe we should just wait for the article, it’s not something that Ames would want to be transparent or proud about now is it. But it sure as hell will impact the thousands of purchasers out there, and I doubt in a way that will give them much comfort.

  101. Anonymous

    @anonymous 7.59. Oh come on. I did not say he went into business “with someone in Jordan” I said he set up a business with Newman in Jordan. Nice try to twist my words. And you don’t see the relevance of either Newman or O’Halloran with DA? Get real. As DA only engaged O’Halloran in the construction of BB then your question is purely hypothetical. Perhaps the points are too difficult to comprehend hence your attempt to dictate the agenda.

  102. Anonymous

    Great posts @Anonymous 8:29pm

    “If Ames had not engaged the services of Mr. O’ Halloran would all his resorts be now complete and thus all contracts with purchasers satisfied?”

    Seals the deal for me.

    Bye bye Harlequin. Your days are numbered.

  103. Anonymous

    @ Anonymous on January 7, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    You state this “As DA only engaged O’Halloran in the construction of BB then your question is purely hypothetical. Perhaps the points are too difficult to comprehend hence your attempt to dictate the agenda.”

    Apparently DA does not see it from your point of view as he lays the blame for the collapse of his business so for you to state that this is hypothetical contradicts the beliefs held by DA.

    However if Mr. O Halloran cannot be blamed conclusive for the collapse of Harlequin I fail to see how relevant he or any parties connected to him might be.

    Your post is a little conflicting, you appear to place a lot of relevance on what you admit to being a hypothetical fact, whilst at the same time trying to cloud issues by concentrating on what frankly has become a hypothetical irrelevant act as you yourself have admitted.

    What is not hypothetical is that Ames took in excess of £ 400 million from 6000 + purchasers.

    What is not hypothetical is that Ames has blamed Mr. O Halloran, the FCA, the Alleged Defamation and the Global Economic Crisis for the failure of his business.

    What is not hypothetical is that Ames refuses to refund purchasers.

    What is not hypothetical is that Ames’ wife, sons (including Matt Ames convicted and jailed for criminal fraud) and daughter Nicola are all refusing to pay back their shareholders loans.

    What is not hypothetical is the latest moves by Ames which will have massive repercussions for anyone who may have signed up to a trust.

    Whatever hope Ames had of recovering anything from the burnt out wreck of Harlequin, was sadly lost when Ames decided to appease his and his wife’s appetite for vengeance ahead of the interests of purchasers.

    Now Ames is distraught and beyond angry at the thought of others sharing information on Ames which assists everyone but him, his family and the thieving thugs he calls management.

  104. Anonymous

    No anonymous 9.57, DA business has not collapsed. The business that he has managed to construct is doing ok. DA has never said his business has collapsed. Perhaps you should keep away from rhetoric. Don’t foreget O’Halloran did not work alone, hence another reason why your question was hypothetical and inaccurate.

  105. Anonymous

    Well that about sums it up then

  106. Anon

    Well folks there you have it. From a Harlequin supporter, the business is doing ok, just a bland statement with nothing to back it up. The business is doing ok, my my, I hope all purchasers can take comfort in that statement cause they can’t take cash from it.

  107. Anonymous

    A question can’t really be considered inaccurate, A question is afterall a question.

  108. Anonymous

    Well in that case you asked the wrong question.

  109. Anonymous

    @Anonymous 10:14pm

    And your evidence to substantiate your assertions are where exactly?

    Ames has not built anything in over 3 years. His “business” has collapsed in the UK (unless you call “liquidation” with “£86 of inter-company debt” “doing ok”?), leaving a handful of barely-legal “companies” in the Caribbean which people are expected to deal with (after all, Harlequin *is* managed over there, isn’t it?).

    Under little legs’ own admission, “Buccament Bay” is just about breaking even. No-one knows about Blu.

    Things might be all well and good in the hot air between little legs’ ears, but for the victims, like the unfortunate pensioners in Rip Off Britain, would likely disagree profusely with your unsubstantiated delusions.

    A complete disregard for the welfare of his victims works both ways. The enemies that Harlequin has created have grown considerably thanks to the games Ames has been playing with victims’ money. And to then have the cheek to not commit any of “his own” assets to his “restructuring” process (trust), wanting victims to waive 5 years of their lives in a vain attempt to salvage what they can from the broken edifice is nothing more than insulting.

  110. What it says in the papers lol

    Someone said earlier that the Echo is preparing to run a story on Harlequin, don’t make me laugh, local rags will write just about anything to fill some space,

    Just look at this piece in another local rag, and this story is about as relevant as builders and accountants are to Ames or so the pro Harlequin mob would lead us to believe. Lol

    Allthough the moral of the story here is if you pay good lawyers you do get results.

    http://metro.co.uk/2013/04/03/owner-reunited-with-missing-cat-after-seven-years-and-court-custody-battle-3582015/

  111. Anonymous

    At least that poor lady was willing to pay approx one months salary to get her cat back, yet thousands were moaning about £ 200 quid + Vat to help get their money back.

    At least this lady did not invest with Ames, lucky for her, otherwise she would not have been able to afford to get her beloved cat back.

    Nice ending though,

  112. Another Unmitigated Failure For Ames

    I do wonder who the ardent Ames support is on here.

    We know the informed Anonymous is the much vaunted Ralph / API – his posts seem to be so irritatingly accurate to Ames that he spent some of his Christmas actually compiling & sending an update about it.

    The pose the supporter takes is one of utter defiance, as if it’s his family’s name he’s trying to protect. Indeed, the vindictiveness & venom in some of the rebuttals he posts stings even from afar.

    So who is he?

    Judging from the way he so ardently defends his master, I’m estimating that he has very close ties with Harlequin. This would seem to support his familiarity with deep information about how Harlequin has, and seems to be continuing, to conduct its fraud.

    I would not think the poster is the GV himself. The distinct absence of such ill-fated phrases as “let’s be clear about this” and “I can now confirm” would most likely rule out little legs. Besides, judging from his performance at those RL meetings, he doesn’t have a clue.

    On the other hand, you just don’t know what other members of the Ames clan are doing these days, as well as some of the Basildon parasites.

    Firstly, we have Daniel Ames. Wonder what he’s doing with himself now that HMSSE is in “liquidation”. Indeed, I wonder what all the other Harlequin bunch are doing in Basildon, considering their business is meant to be controlled from the Caribbean?

    I’ve never spoken to, nor seen, Daniel Ames. From what I gather, he’s a meek-mannered individual who seems to have been bullied into the business by his dad. Perhaps little old Dan is taking to BFP to vent his frustrations against the “defamers”?

    We also have some other old-time favourites like Dan Daligan and Vinny Stenning. I spoke to Stenning at one of the South East RL meetings, quite a portly fellow. No surprise why Ames hired him really considering his vast experience in the world of property investment…. at Argos. Yes Vinny, people look at Facebook when discerning who sold them fictitious properties.

    From my talking to Stenning, he certainly seems like the type of person who’d write some of the posts I’ve seen supporting Ames. Specifically the more repugnant tones that are written – condescending to the extreme. Quick witted and seemingly reading from a script, he is responsible for processing most of the “sales” at HMSSE, calling victims & lying to them about fictitious FCA “regulation changes”.

    I wonder if it’s Stenning who keeps posting on here in defence of his paymaster? Could be Daniel Ames? What about Daligan? They could all be posting. I just don’t see how anyone else could be so brazen towards victims.

  113. Anonymous

    Finally someone else finds Ralph irritating, irritating is an understatement. Ralph API is a liar.

  114. Another Unmitigated Failure For Ames

    No I don’t find him irritating – a breath of fresh air actually. I was alluding to Ames’ deposition regarding his ramblings.

    The victims have been repressed for too long.

  115. Anonymous

    Ames went public a few times and stated that the builder was behind the Harlecon site, then he said it was Newman, then Ames said Ralph was the builder now he says it’s an associate of the builder, Ames shoots his mouth off, a bit like he does in the different legal cases, and see well that’s where the wheels came off for Ames.

    And now Ames is redirecting his venomous attacks against CPC and CLC through his minions on here.

    Problem for Ames he has no idea if or whether any information may have passed hands but tonight he is a very pissed off man.

  116. Anon

    Until the accounts of all the Harlequin companies are thrown open to the independent auditors and published to the world, the only rational conclusion that can be drawn is that the companies are financial disaster zones.

    The looney pro-brigade can come on here and post as much as they like but bland, unsubstantiated comments about everything being ok simply do not come close to giving any assurance. There are properly defined ways in which legitimate businesses demonstrate their stability to interested parties. Amongst there is the timely publishing of accounts. For whatever reason (incompetence or obfuscation) Harlequin have parted company with the route of normal business practice so anyone defending this is either deluded or complicit.

  117. Anonymous

    @AUFFA and you will never know will you. What a complete and utter waste of time your page filler was. No substance just an ego trip for you with personal attacks. Pathetic.

  118. Another Unmitigated Failure For Ames

    @Anonymous 10:00am

    So just the same as all the bullshit updates from your paymaster, and all the unsubstantive comments left by Dan Ames, Vinny Stenning or Dan Daligan then?

    I’d rather be pathetic than a fraud who stole £400m thank you.

  119. Why?

    I do find it strange that a solicitor who was taking action against Harlequin / Ames for his clients ends up working with / for the Irish builder who according to a judge had his hands in the till.

    Why would you do that? I’m certainly not a fan of Ames or Harlequin, but must say this is very strange indeed.

  120. Anon

    @ Why?

    You might possibly do it if you realized that together your combined evidence was enough to prove that you were the wronged parties and that Harlequin was to blame?

  121. Anonymous

    It’s no stranger than the history that surround Nikki Crozier and the Spanish
    property problem with her ‘sister’

  122. Anonymous

    More to the point why is a solicitor becoming an agent for building products? Seems a real connection there. Not.

  123. Paudie O'Halloran IS a director at Kelltek

    Google is a splendid way to show who is lying on here. Search for “Kelltek Cork” and this crops up

    http:// http://www.solocheck .ie/Irish-Company/ Kcon-Ventures-Limited-518189

    What is this??? A company trading as Kelltek in Ireland??

    I can’t read the names of the directors. What do they say pls? Newham and O’Hallogun or something is it??

  124. Anonymous

    it would be splendid if the link worked Bob.

  125. Anonymous

    That company is dissolved so I really don’t understand what you are prattling on about.

    @ Why? on January 8, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Ames lied in the Davies case, Ames lied in the Irish case, it looks like CLC have had all the documents from the Irish case along with God knows what else and it appears that they have made a determination different from the judge in Ireland.

    Let’s not forget something here, the Irish Judgment is being appealled, Wilkins Kennedy in their defence also do not agree with the Irish Judgment and are planning to re run elements of the Irish case in the case Ames took against them, please refer to the part 18 requests and other supporting documentation lodged in the UK courts.

    And I doubt very much that you are as anti Ames as you claim, Ames has too much of an unhealthy fascination in the Irish builder and I suspect we all know why.

  126. No longer trading (Ames take some lessons please)

    Company Name:Kcon Ventures Limited
    Time in Business:1 Year
    Current Status:Dissolved (16/07/2014)

  127. The Irony of this post

    “Paudie O’Halloran IS a director at Kelltek on January 8, 2015 at 11:04 am
    Google is a splendid way to show who is lying on here. Search for “Kelltek Cork” and this crops up.”

    For those who don’t see the irony the poster (Bob) points out to us that Paudie O Halloran IS a director at Kelltek, well Kelltek is dissolved therefore Mr. O Halloran IS NOT a director of Kelltek. To state that he is is to tell a lie.

    Also Bob has always tried to connect a Kelltek in Jordan to Mr. O Halloran. But sadly they are seperate companies, with different names even, much in the way that all of Ames’ companies are seperate, int that right Dave 😉😉, you wouldn’t want it to look any different now would you Dave 😉😉 alright Dave 😉😉

  128. Paudie O’Halloran IS a director at Kelltek

    I need some more help reading. I’m not 100% on this but it says Kcon is trading as Kelltek? So I click on that and it shows this trading company in County Cork called Kelltek.

    Silly old me!! It’s coz Kcon is the parent co and Kelltek is still trading!

    http ://www .solocheck. ie/Irish-Business/ Kelltek-477656

    I charge $50ph for interweb lessons if any of you want to take me up.

  129. Robert Storey

    @the irony of this post, aka anonymous and countless other posts. Your obsession is making you look absolutely stupid. Does it not enter your tiny, no tiny overstates the size, minuscule brain that other people post on here apart from me? The “irony” is that I have been out for 2 hours buying light bulbs. Would you like to see the receipt? Perhaps one of the bulbs might help you to see out of your own arse. Tw*t.

  130. Slipped disk

    Jeez Tall Storey- the near to bankrupt is back. How’s your Cabana Co Co.

  131. slipped brain

    going great

  132. anonymous

    Paudie O’Halloran IS a director at Kelltek on January 8, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    “I need some more help reading. I’m not 100% on this but it says Kcon is trading as Kelltek? So I click on that and it shows this trading company in County Cork called Kelltek.”

    It does NOT state that Kcon is trading as Kelltek it states that Kcon Ventures MAY trade as Kelltek. Then if you pay € 3 you will find that the Kelltek you refer to has nothing to do with Mr. Newman or Mr. O’ Halloran.

    And please no need to thank me for helping you out, it’s been my pleasure.

    “Silly old me!! It’s coz Kcon is the parent co and Kelltek is still trading!

    http ://www .solocheck. ie/Irish-Business/ Kelltek-477656

    ” I charge $50ph for interweb lessons if any of you want to take me up.”

    I think I will pass on your kind offer of “interweb” lessons, I prefer to get my lessons from someone who can read and who understands English, no offence, but if you are an immigrant you are most welcome to the UK, but I do suggest you get some more English classes, if you are from the UK then may I suggest you get glasses, or if you are just being disruptive would you kindly sod off.

  133. Anonymous

    So no denial yet regarding the judges comment in the Irish case that Newman and Paddy had gone into business together. The fact that the last accounts showed Kelltek with a loss of -£11k must be a worry.

  134. Anonymous

    Who cares about the sideshow of the business affairs of minor players? When this disaster story is written up I doubt Kelltek will even warrant a footnote.

    This is just more diversionary rubbish from the pro-loons.

    As anon 6.59am correctly said, Harlequin have had years to demonstrate their business success like all other businesses – by publishing their accounts. They have chosen not to so please don’t expect anyone in the real world to take them seriously. They are a business joke and nobody is laughing.

  135. Slipped disk

    Well said this anonymous

  136. SRA all the rage

    Lets face it the more protesting that Paddy and Crazier & Co are not linked the more people think they are.

    Maybe, they will start building in Spain ;)……. but hang on is Paddy trustworthy!

    Not very bright, I bet there is another SRL complaint soon

  137. Anonymous

    Kelltek won’t, but ICE will. No doubt about that.

  138. Anon

    Feel free to make a report about Paddy and CPC CLC or God himself to the SFO, SRA, FCA, SOCA, ICAEW, HMRC the House of Commons the Queen, or anyone else for that matter, what difference will this make to the fact that Ames has helped himself to £ 400 million.

    Dave grow up you stupid little man. You and Carol have enough troubles ahead of you, how are all those cases coming along in St. Vincent, how are the ducks? Planning to relocate soon?

  139. Anonymous

    No one is protesting about CPC O Halloran etc, most people are making the point that the discussion is irelevant except seemingly to the Pro Harlequin mob.

    OHalloran CPC Newman are as irrelevant to Harlequin as the cat story

    http://metro.co.uk/2013/04/03/owner-reunited-with-missing-cat-after-seven-years-and-court-custody-battle-3582015/

  140. Slipped disk

    The pro Harlequin lot are an irrelevance.

  141. Anonymous

    That irrelevant you feel the need to comment about them. That makes them relevant to you then.

  142. Slipped disk

    Ahh yes…needs not correct, I have to admit the pro lot are amusing. There must be dozens of villages short of an idiot they could apply to.

  143. Slipped disk

    Ha- probably one disguising the other. Articulate ay! But he did sell a lot of hot air at huge cost. In fact- some still believe it all. Now that magic. Thanks for finding that.

  144. Anonymous

    What’s up Anonymous 4.44, dropped the Dave’s Disco ID Do you have conversations with yourself trying to decide who you are.

  145. Anonymous

    Dave obviously thinks more of me than the other chap in this video as I got more than a hand job from him. I got f@cked…..hard!

  146. Anonymous

    Ok, I give up, what’s with the cat story, it sure as hell is not about a cat, so what’s the connection here?

  147. Anonymous

    Dave you have stated that you have never lost a court case, on mature reflection and in the interest of transparency will you care to revisit your statement or should we leave this to Jon Austin of the Echo perhaps, yes Dave, Jon Austin, your legal team are well acquainted with him, the guy about to publish his latest installment.

    Has your expert legal team approved his latest article yet 😉😉😉 I believe they took issue with some of the content.

    I must say I’m looking forward to this one, I believe Carol is rather upset about it, by the way did you declare the beads in your list of assets?

  148. Anonymous

    Anonymous 5.46. Just a little word in your ear.
    DA does not read BFP.
    DA is out of the country and will be for a while.
    Just in case you thought you were addressing him directly, you are not. You are just an insignificant irritant.
    And as to Jon Austin 💤💤💤💤

  149. Slipped disk

    And so speaks an irrelevance. A:629, a fool or a 5th columnist?

  150. Anonymous

    A629, is that a road somewhere?

  151. Jon Austin, shit hot investigative journalist. Does he have to run an exposé past legal teams now before writing anything. Perhaps that’s the connection with the pusycat.

  152. St George's Dragon

    The real reason for Harlequin’s halt to construction and financial problems is clear from an article in today’s Nation newspaper in Barbados.
    Shurland Delacey Boyce, of no fixed place of abode, was remanded until February 4th for offences including stealing 64 steel bars worth US$600 belonging to Harlequin Hotel & Resorts.
    This was surely a major part of the reason Harlequin has been unable to deliver the 9100 properties they were rumoured to have contracted to build. Harlequin needs to take action against this sort of behavior. Clearly Boyce was put up to this by the Irish builder, Newman, the Broughtons……………

  153. Daniel Pratt

    @Anonymous 6:29PM

    As you seem privy to Harlequin’s workings, would you mind if I asked some questions? I am asking these as a genuine investor. I have posted on here before, but it was about 2 months ago when I asked about the trust…

    Do you think Harlequin is going to provide returns to every one of its investors? If you discount the people completing at BB, do you believe all the investors will eventually get an income (even if it takes 15 years)?

    Do you think that if the trust receives all the cash people (discount SIPPs if they get redress), that Harlequin will get financed by a bank?

    Do you think that Harlequin will be able to complete the 9100 rooms if they manage to keep their heads above water? If so, how do you envisage this occurring (specifically a financial structure)?

    Do you have any news on the H Hotel construction plans? Although you sent that email, we have yet to hear anything else about it?

    Thank you

  154. Anonymous

    I’m glad you think theft is amusing. If this had been your money then you might not be so flippant. This material had been bought from investor funds. I hope HP don’t build any more in Barbados. The crime rate is horrendous, yes the Irish builder with his accommodation in Sandy Lane would have fitted into that ok.

  155. Anonymous

    SGD – If I were in Barbados I would love to represent Mr Boyce
    pro bono. If property is abandoned and no taxes have been paid
    then its each man for himself.

  156. Anonymous

    @Daniel Pratt, what e mail do you think I sent. Oh I get it, you think I am DA, is that your little game?

  157. St George's Dragon

    @ Anonymous 6.58 pm
    I don’t actually find theft amusing. Nor do I find taking 450 million pounds from “investors” and building just 230 units. What I do find amusing is the idea that it all went wrong because of the Irish builder, Newman, the Broughtons and now possibly Boyce…….

  158. I wonder if David Campion is still swanning around the Island bs’ing
    about green eco-construction. The abandonment of a construction
    site sure ain’t eco, green or environmentally positive.

  159. Anonymous

    Well it is you who have connected Paddy, Newman, the Boughtons with Boyce. No one else has. Think you are going up a blind ally on this one, don’t you.

  160. Daniel Pratt

    @Anonymous

    No I didn’t think you’re DA. I asked because you claimed to know that DA is out of the country, and so I presumed you’re a member of the Harlequin team. I tried calling them on Monday but I didn’t get any information apart from that restructuring is continuing and the trust should be joined.

    I really need answers to those questions before committing any more money to Harlequin.

  161. Anonymous

    So Daniel, why did you say in your last list “although you sent that e mail we have not heard anything else about it” I know where DA is because in a telephone call this week I asked if he was about and if not where is he.

  162. Little pot bellied pig Dan Dalligan

    Now Dan, what can I say other than HMRC are coming after you!!

  163. Daniel Pratt

    @Anonymous

    Yes, by “you” I meant Harlequin.

    I presumed you worked at Harlequin. If you don’t then it doesn’t matter. Thanks for your time, I’ll have to email them, although I don’t know what email to contact about investor relations.

    Being honest, I doubt I’ll receive anything worthwhile. I’ve been trying to ask them about this H Hotel build since before Christmas and have heard nothing of substance – only about joining the trust / restructuring etc.

  164. THE SAD TRUTH

    @Daniel Pratt

    I’m not going to sugar coat this.

    If you invested cash, it’s gone, you have lost it.

    If it’s SIPP you have some chance of getting something back.

    If you re financed and told lies of the application, that’s fraud.

    There is NO FINANCE. NO CHANCE.

    What makes you think Ames can make things work, being a historic business failure – £400 – £450 million GONE.

    ITS OVER DANIEL. WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE.
    AMES TELLS LIES SIMPLE.

  165. Anonymous

    @ Anonymous 6.29

    If DA and CA don’t read BFP, well why bother with that “little” matter of the court action with Automatic in California,

    Why bother spending Christmas Eve regaling us about Ralph API in his update, ?

    Maybe it’s time for Ralph API to return, at least Ralph API might just peek DA’s interest.

    I bet Dave is out of the country, I bet he is wondering what to do about his “little” legal problem in SVG, but he will be back very soon what with all his “little” legal problems in the UK.

    And given that Dave seems not to be bothered by Jon Austin, why waste all that money recently on legal fees trying to stop him from publishing his next expose.

    Anonymous on January 8, 2015 at 6:29 pm
    Anonymous 5.46. Just a little word in your ear.
    DA does not read BFP.
    DA is out of the country and will be for a while.
    Just in case you thought you were addressing him directly, you are not. You are just an insignificant irritant.
    And as to Jon Austin 💤💤💤💤

  166. Anonymous

    Dear all, Ames is attempting to enter a form of chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in St. Vincent, just thought you all might like to know this.

    So much for the business doing well, sorry Dave but I had to say it as it is, that’s what you and Sam Commissiong are trying to achieve.

  167. Anonymous

    Does the Anonymous author of this thread lead class the “expression” fat Vinney with a mother fixation as a incessant nauseating repulsive litany of lies? How do you feel about that little literary gem. Makes your thread lead look a bit hypocritical now doesn’t it.

  168. Anonymous

    Are you referring to Vinny Stenning the same Vinny Stenning who reportedly illegally carries a tazer gun and alegedly tazered a former employee, the same Vinny Stenning who has tried to get victims part with even more cash, the son of Sonia Stenning another morally bankrupt member of the inner circle, Vinny Stenning who’s father has had more then his fair share of brushes with the boys in blue, well if it’s that Vinny Stenning then I’d say the comments were tame.

  169. Oh no ! A bankruptcy just in time for the non-opening of Argyle Intnl
    Airport. And to think – with an election pending…

  170. Anonymous

    Surely if there is any chapter 11 protection happening in SVG it is just part of the overall “restructuring plan” isn’t it?
    The problem with the plan is that it has never been revealed to “investors” what the plan is, has it? We just seem to get these out of the blue announcements about companies going into administration.
    Can anyone enlighten me whether there is a plan and what it is?

  171. Anonymous

    Yes this will be like the WK case review being put back as per the fake DA letter that was placed on here.

  172. Anonymous

    There is a case management conference slated for the end of January 2015 in the Harlequin WK case, a case management conference sets out the time line for the provision of documents ( discovery) etc by both sides, Wilkins Kennedys insurers QC’s opinion is that the Ames case is extremely weak, Ames claims he has a 60% chance of victory, if we take the truth as being somewhere in between the odds are stacked against Ames.

    The latest defence filed by Wilkins Kennedys insurers in the UK court makes for damning reading of the enterprise Ames operated.

    Wilkins Kennedys insurers have demanded that Harlequin disclose close to one million pages of documentation, Harlequin through their lawyers have alleged that the contents of their servers was accidently wiped,

    Sadly all this is true.

    If Ames succeeds in his attempts to seek a form of Bankruptcy protection in SVG, it will have two ramifications, one will be that Ames will be protected from any law suits by any creditors but also all actions being taken by Ames will also be stayed pending the emergence of Ames from bankruptcy protection.

    So automatically the case against Wilkins Kennedy will be stayed indefinetly.

  173. Anonymous

    All the updates from Dave Ames are fake, at least the information Dave puts into his updates in the main is fake.

    Finance

    Great Interest in his Trust

    HMSSE will exit Administration

    Over my shoulder you can see the great progress of the Marina.

    Guaranteed Buy Back scheme.

    I don’t need Banks, but Donald Trump does.

    I have offices in NewYork, Paris, Rome and Milan

    Refurbished Hotel in Brazil to be opened for World Cup 2014.

    Jamaica

    Trader Vics

    Second Refurbished Hotel in Barbados

    SFO have stopped investigating me

    I helped the FCA draft the new guidelines ( that I now partly blame for my problems).

    Computer Glitch

    The completion process in St. Vincent is a straight forward process similar to that in the UK.

    I have filled all my delinquent accounts or am in the process of doing so.

    ……………………..

    …………………………

    …………………………

  174. Anonymous rev B

    But I thought success in the WK case was fundamental to Ames’ much revered business model?

    It’s as if in order to avoid refunding investors, or paying contractors for works carried out, his strategy is to bring down his empire. Thankfully.

    Let’s pull up a chair and watch whilst Dave and Carol eat themselves alive rather than give people back their money. Pigs.

  175. Anonymous

    The problem for Ames in the Wilkins Kennedy case will be that he will have to demonstrate demonstrable loss, this will be rather difficult given that he spent $ 150 million on construction at Buccament Bay and the value of the resort as Ames claims was $ 250 million USD.

    Another problem Ames has is that the Valuation he refers to was undertaken in 2011 and Ames has claimed that work on the resort has continued since 2011 which would indicate that the resort should be worth considerably more by now.

  176. Slipped disk

    The A629 is a long A-road across from the industrial towns of Yorkshire onto the moors.
    Section 1: Rotherham – Halifax
    The road used to start in Rotherham town centre, at a junction with the A630. It still does begin at that route, but now at a large roundabout a few hundred yards away on the A630’s present alignment bypassing the town centre. We travel down a short D2 section and over a couple of roundabouts, before losing the dual-carriageway status as we ascend a long, rather narrow hill through Kimberworth. A629 going nowhere in a nowhere town.

  177. At least its not Chapter-7, in which everybody gets screwed…

  178. Anon

    It allows Ames maintain management control of his companies, however it’s a form administration and we know what happened HMSSE ( now in liquidation), it still does not help with obtaining finance, Ames will have to turn Buccament Bay into a viable profitable entity and he will be forced to produce independent audited accounts, or else it’s curtains.

  179. Anon

    For Ames there are complications however, he still has the issue of his massive exposure to personal bankruptcy, and that is something that he may not be able to avoid. Some have taken actions against Ames personally, and that poses a huge problem for him .

  180. I predict that Gonsalves, in an attempt to save his own neck and
    political fortunes, will turn against Ames. Its going to be interesting
    to find out.

  181. Of course there is that slight problem of a cash filled paper bag.
    But if Ames is enjoying the amenities of the SVG Hilton (think Hanoi)
    he might not have a chance to bring up the subject.

  182. Anon

    Gonsalves knows that Ames has gone too far, Gonsalves is not at all comfortable with the endless litigation. Gonsalves is himself a lawyer and knows that Ames was lucky in the Irish case. Ames would have maintained far more credibility had he taken that one case, but then Ames became embroiled in litigation all over the shop. And began to contradict himself, and by doing so committed perjury. As did his wife. But what’s interesting is that both Carol and Dave have sought to protect Dan Ames as best they can.

    Dan controls the bank accounts for Harlequin a fact that has not been lost on the SFO, my guess will be that the SFO will concentrate their efforts on Dan and Carol, a fact not lost on Carol either,

    Dave many suspect will have no problem in feeding Dan and Carol to the wolves. Dave knows Dan is a weak link, Carol on the other hand will do all she can to protect Dan Nicola and even Matt, and that is the chink in Ames’ armor.

    Both Carol and Dave are terrified of the prospect

  183. Anon

    Gonsalves knows that Ames has gone too far, Gonsalves is not at all comfortable with the endless litigation. Gonsalves is himself a lawyer and knows that Ames was lucky in the Irish case. Ames would have maintained far more credibility had he taken that one case, but then Ames became embroiled in litigation all over the shop. And began to contradict himself, and by doing so committed perjury. As did his wife. But what’s interesting is that both Carol and Dave have sought to protect Dan Ames as best they can.

    Dan controls the bank accounts for Harlequin a fact that has not been lost on the SFO, my guess will be that the SFO will concentrate their efforts on Dan and Carol, a fact not lost on Carol either,

    Dave many suspect will have no problem in feeding Dan and Carol to the wolves. Doave knows Dan is a weak link, Carol on the other hand will do all she can to protect Dan Nicola and even Matt, and that is the chink in Ames’ armor.

    Both Carol and Dave are terrified of the prospect of facing personal bankruptcy, Dave really is not bothered by much else but the specter of personal bankruptcy does bother him greatly, but not as much as it bothers Carol.

    Carol has no more interest in purchasers, with HMSSE now gone, as far as she is concerned she is out, not her problem anymore, her only concern now, is that of her children and grand children,

    As she sees it she is out. But she knows both she and Dave are winging it.

  184. Yup! The time to circle the wagons is nigh.

  185. Anonymous

    Chapter 11 is a US process which applies to the US only. It does not apply to SVG. More scare mongering from anti HP trolls.
    Yet again claims of perjury in the Irish case. No evidence, no proof. Boring rhetoric.

  186. Well Mr. Anonymous 11:38 pray tell what is the pertinent svg law.
    I believe the original poster wrote that it was similar to the US Chapter 11

  187. Anon

    @ Anonymous 11.38 pm please read the original post about the chapter 11 bankruptcy again.

    The poster clearly states ” A FORM OF CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION ”

    So please knock your bloody mindless posts on the head, you have no idea what is unfolding, no idea.

    Anonymous on January 8, 2015 at 7:54 pm
    Dear all, Ames is attempting to enter a form of chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in St. Vincent, just thought you all might like to know this.

    So much for the business doing well, sorry Dave but I had to say it as it is, that’s what you and Sam Commissiong are trying to achieve.

  188. Anonymous

    “Scare mongering”?

    I’m scared and it wasn’t because of the bankruptcy rumours. I’m scared thinking little legs is still on the loose!

    He’s stolen £400m. Fact or fiction?

    I don’t expect an answer to that question. I expect some sort of rhetorical smart-ass reply like “Harlequin is still in business. Fact or fiction?”.

    Typical Harlequin. No substance at all. Pathetic.

  189. Anon

    Ok Anonymous 11.38 you want proof of lies? Well did Dave Ames file accounts in St. Vincent as he is obliged to do under the laws of St. Vincent? Simple question.

  190. Anonymous

    So how exactly did DA comitt perjury in the Irish case. No one seems to want to be specific about this. Accusations without substance. Also all quiet on the Echo front today then.

  191. Anon

    Why don’t you answer the question about the accounts?

  192. Slipped disk

    Indeed why not?

  193. Anonymous

    Why don’t you answer the question about the perjury?

  194. Anonymous

    Dave Ames is currently attempting to fend off a number of serious ongoing legal challenges, it’s a pity Dave Ames is not prepared to be transparent, he is looking for money off purchasers to complete the H Hotel but the question is who else has he promised funds to.

    Any attempt by the pro Harlequin mob in defending Ames with what is currently unfolding is absolutely disgusting.

    And no one said the echo would publish their article today. The echo are preparing to publish their report after a very important case scheduled for next week,

    Dave it’s time you were straight with everyone, it’s an absolute disgrace, disgusting truly disgusting.

  195. Slipped disk

    The pro Harlequin mob are either mentally deficient or on an earner. Odious bunch either way.

  196. Anonymous

    Dave Ames told the Irish court that he had or was in the process of filing the accounts in St. Vincent “fact”.

    Those accounts were never filed.

    Dave Ames told the court he had thousands of investors and that some were unable to complete as a result of the financial meltdown, this a full year before he then acknowleged the the first completion.

    He has NO investors NONE.

    Dave Ames and his SVG lawyer stated in the Irish case that the completion process in SVG was a very simple straight forward process much like in the UK.

    Dave Ames in the Irish court denied a Marina was ever started.

    Dave Ames in the process of the Irish proceedings stated that HMSSE was the strongest of all the companies and was growing from strength to strength.

    Carol Ames claimed she had little or no idea of the finances of the companies, she stated that it was Dave who along with MacDonald controlled those aspects. Carol Ames could not say how many units were sold.

    Senior Harlequin staff from Basildon along with Ames and Carol described in great detail how they controlled and managed many aspects of the Caribbean business from the UK, including construction contract management and financial control of the business.

    And I could go on and on, so please just shut up with respect to Ames not having lied. Please. You are demonstrating that you are nothing more then a stool pigeon for the Ames family.

  197. Anonymous

    So Slipped Disk and Anonymous 10.23, do you come under the heading of “merely responses to the incessant nauseating, repulsive litany”. You just cannot help yourselves can you. A simple question, what perjury, and the usual bile is spewed out.For example you say DA has no investors. Did not GF say he had seen a letter of intent? So how do YOU know there is no investor? Or is the word investors used to describe the investors in HP? See you need to be clear in your rhetoric.

  198. Slipped disk

    Firstly- no I don’t. Secondly all you have is hot air. No proof no plans. Idiot or con man? Where’s the missing £40 Million shown in the Due Diligence?

  199. Flesh trade

    Good money in brothels!

    So, constable, what gave you away as a brothel boss – was it the £178,000 Ferrari?
    Osman Iqbal, 37, earned around £40,000 a year as a sergeant
    But he also had links to a string of brothels and peddled class A drugs
    His workmates raised suspicions when he arrived for work in £170,000 car
    Investigation found he was part of an organised crime gang in London

  200. Slipped disk

    Is Dave Russian then?

  201. Anonymous

    Anonymous 10.23 you see you do not read anything do you. Nowhere have I said that DA did not lie, what I said was where is your proof of perjury. You see quite a difference in what you think I said and what I actually asked.
    So lets go through your little list.
    1)He is in the process of filing accounts: that could still be the case.
    2)Yes he does have investors, you may want to call them something else, but many people have completed their financial transactions, so they certainly are investors.
    3)The marina was never started. This was because Paddy did not begin it.
    4)I dont have the transcripts so I dont know. Perhaps you could publish the part from the transcript.
    5)Sounds reasonable.
    6)Again perhaps you can quote from the transcripts.
    Your shout now whether to back up your statements with the copy from the transcripts.

  202. Anon

    @ anonymous 12.24pm

    Just a couple of points related to your points 1 and 3

    1) if the accounts are in the process of being filed then they must have been prepared. Indeed they must have been prepared when the statement was made last year to the Court. So it begs the question why they aren’t in the public domain yet. The filing process is not difficult or lengthy.

    3) if the marina was never started why is Ames on video saying that the marina over the camera man’s shoulder is well underway and will be complete by June 2010? It was a lie of childish proportions at the time because simply asking the cameraman to pan 180 degrees would have proved the point at the time.

  203. Rewriting How Business Is done

    Mr Ames loves to talk about finance, what he is yet to explain is how finance actually benefits the investors that have lost hundreds of millions.

    Does anyone actually believe a new finance company would share their profits with 6000 investors ?.

    What does Dave have to offer these finance companies that would entice them to share their profits with the investors that were mis-sold an investment ?

    We know that dave failed miserably to make his business model work, , does this deluded little man really believe finance companies want to face the same humiliation.

  204. Anonymous

    Is that true anon 12.43pm?

    Ames is on video, presumably inducing people to invest, and telling stories that could be proved to be lies?

    Wouldn’t that be a bit explosive and quite probably illegal?

    Can anyone post a link to that video?

  205. Rewriting How Business Is done

    Finance is the carrot that Dave waves in front of investors, hoping they will sign up to the trust, and buy him 5 years, and help to keep him out of jail.

    But even the carrot is a complete farce.

    Come on SFO, you must now have enough proof to put a stop to this man, and hold him accountable for the blatant mis-selling that place since 2006.

  206. Rewriting How Business Is done

    Want proof that harlequin has been lying to its investors since the beginning ? check out the archive.org, This is the video in which Dave talks about the marina.

  207. Rewriting How Business Is done

    this is a testimonial , copied and pasted from the harlequin website.

    Having already bought property in Florida and Bulgaria, I knew the pitfalls and treacherous waters that property investment can potentially be. Property developers certainly vary enormously in terms of their overall package. This package would include honesty, integrity and validity of project.

    I have to say that I have been with Harlequin for some four years before they had broken ground on any of their Caribbean resorts. I met with Harlequin after some unsatisfactory experiences with other developers promising, although sadly not delivering. I therefore carried a highly cautious approach to their vision.

    Fortunately, I was introduced to Sales Director, Daniel Dalligan who has over the years supplied a reliable and valuable stream of sound investment information for all resorts.

    Through Daniel’s expert analysis and honesty, I am now proud to declare a portfolio of six properties across three resorts. This has been built up over the years and I most definitely consider these to be a very sound investment not least due to the careful advice given to me throughout this process.

    Unlike other developer’s, I found Daniel and Harlequin Property in general to be entirely consistent with everything said to me. Nothing has been over-elaborated or exaggerated. As an ordinary investor, I have to gain a true grasp of the dream and follow through to reality.

    To date, everything is firmly on track with a strong belief that my initial expectations will be markedly exceeded.

    I am therefore very pleased to let anyone know that the overall experience of working with Harlequin has been refreshingly different to almost any other form of investment. When any sign of lack of honesty or integrity rears it’s head, everything can turn quickly sour. Luckily, over the four years, this has never been the case.

    Richard Marshall

  208. Anonymous

    The date of the video was 26th Jan 2019. DA and Paddy had a meeting with the site architects on 15th March 2009 when the plans for BB were agreed. I would guess, but not confirm, that those plans included the marina. So DA was probably right that the Maria had started, be it only regarding the plans being agreed. This encompassed the work that Paddy was supposed to be doing, telling DA it was all in hand but infact he had not even started. Another instance of DA being lied to. Somewhere in the WK submission this point is clarified, but I do not have time to find it at the moment.

  209. Rewriting How Business Is done

    Wonder if richard marshall still feels the same way about Dan Dalligan, after purchasing six properties across three resorts.

  210. Anonymous

    No Anonymous 12.24 Dave Ames told the Irish Court he was in the process of filing the accounts, ehich were then complete, and which he “amazingly” filed, I say “amazingly” because they were not audited, and therefore should NOT have been filed, even the company filing office in St. Vincent produced contradictory documents with respect to the accounts on the day the filing was supposed to have happened.

    So not only did Dave lie to the court on the issue of the accounts, comitted perjury, he also broke the law in SVG by filing or attempting to file frankly FALSE documentation.

    HMSSE now in liquidation was the main agent for the sale of properties, Carol was the managing director of that company and she also would sign off that companies audited accounts, in the Irish case she could not state how many units were sold and denied she knew anything about the finances even though she signed off one of the ” Group” company accounts.

    Yet you accept this behaviour of Carol to be reasonable ??????

    You are an asshole.

  211. Anonymous

    youtube dot com/watch?v=1v-vBbXWI6s

    He can’t even talk properly. Whoever that Anonymous is who sucks DA shrivelled dwarf cock I hope you’re getting paid well, because you really are going to be shafted spending time with this incompetent prick.

    He actually said (paraphrased):
    “we can actually cut out all the delays in the airports by going through customs in our resort”.

    So dave not only you promise a Marina, but you also mention that you want to process customs in your resort itself? Wow. With your track record, I wouldn’t trust you to sell “The Big Issue” let alone process inbound customs.

    You lying, thieving bastard.

  212. Rewriting How Business Is done

    the date of the video was not 2019, though your claim is consistent with harlequin updates, flawed.

    Dave ames definitely states the marina is coming along, surely dave has the intelligence to see if the marina is in progress or is not in progess.

    Or did Dave ignore what he can see with his own eyes, in favour of what paddy told him.

  213. Anonymous

    Anonymous 1.55 pm loook at the video asshole. Ames was not talking about a drawing, for someone who can quote dates you certainly are an asshole.

  214. Anonymous

    Well well what a bunch of nice people you are. 2019 was obviously an error, it’s 2009. It’s really funny how the anti HP trolls when anything they say is challenged they resort to gutter speak. Now who do we know who loses it, threatens people etc. yes the language of the gutter, asshole, you lying thieving bastard etc etc. posting the same post twice.

  215. Angela

    To the one arrogant anonymous who seems to defend Ames at every turn.

    Please tell us all how it’s going to end?

    That’s what people really want. They want to be rid of you, your friends in Harlequin and all the other bullshit they’ve been told.

    If it takes bankruptcy, please tell. I’m all ears.

    You seem to write a lot without actually saying anything.

  216. Anonymous

    Bob is really losing it now!

  217. Anon

    @ anonymous 1.55pm

    Nice try but it doesn’t wash I’m afraid.

    On the video he clearly refers to the marina being well underway and evidences this by referring to whatever is behind the cameraman. This is a claim that goes well beyond plans on a drawing board. He is referring to a physical development that he could see above sea level. If it was just at the planning stage how did he expect to have a fully functioning marina ready for June just five months after the video was being filmed?!

    If he believed you could get from drawings on paper to a complete marina in five months then he is even more incompetent than anyone had previously imagined and certainly not an investable business man.

    No, this was straightforward deception. He refers to a marina being well underway behind the cameraman and we know that there was nothing there to see.

  218. Anonymous

    @Anonymous 2.21. Ehm yes a very constructive comment. And you wonder why you are considered to be a Anti HP troll. And best wishes to you to.
    @Anon 2.49, because Paddy told him so. DA is not a builder, Paddy was, 5 months to build a Maria, why not. No dredging needed, just some pontoons and pile driving. It’s not a big civil engineering project.

  219. Anonymous

    “DA is not a builder, Paddy was”

    So why no contract?

  220. Anonymous

    My contract states my H Hotel room will be built by December 31st 2012.

    We are now just over 2 years past this deadline, and Ames is claiming all is rosy. My question is – what do I do now? I don’t have a room, there is no company to contact in the UK and I’ve been hung out to dry by Harlequin.

    I’ve lost so much sleep over this.

  221. Anonymous

    “…….because Paddy told him so. DA is not a builder, Paddy was, 5 months to build a Maria, why not. No dredging needed, just some pontoons and pile driving. It’s not a big civil engineering project.”

    This is how we identify you as another HP stooge. You’ve never been on site have you? “Just some pontoons and pile driving” it’s easy to make these assumptions when you base everything you know from the CGI that the GV commissioned, and know nothing of the local topography.

    “It’s not a big civil engineering project.” quite the opposite my friend, quite the opposite.

  222. Vinny Stenning

    @Anonymous 3:10PM

    And you’d know that DA was “told by paddy” how? Were you a fly on the wall?

  223. Anonymous

    The marina according to the Irish court documents and indeed by Ames himself in numerous updates was to be a $ 10 million dollar Marina, it was to have involved the construction of a break water and dredging to allow vessels of up to 200 ft berth there.

    Plans included purpose built customs buildings, Ames himself stated that it was to be the best Marina in the Caribbean, there is no way that this Marina could have been designed and built in the time frames you are waffling on about,

    Other issues including environmental studies, hydro studies and test piles would have had to be undertaken, indeed evidence was produced in the Irish case that months of design work and testing was underway when Ames terminated the ICE group contract. ICE state that all of the information was contained on servers that Ames illegally took pocession of.

    Ames acknowleged and apologised for “Accidentally” wiping all of the information off the ICE Group servers.

    To many all Ames did was to willfully destroy evidence.

  224. Anonymous

    I love the part in the video when he says people will fly into Barbados and then will be transferred by boat, directly to the resort.What a frigging lie. There are no boat services from Barbados to St Vincent, and there never will be.I suppose Paddy told him to say that!
    He also claimed that they owned “almost 100 acres of land”, whereas they owned 19.4 acres when they first bought land.This he claimed on May 19th 2009, in that great video. This is easily proven to be not a true statement.
    I don`t know how anyone can believe one word he says anymore.

  225. Paddys stooge.

    As stated in the WK submission papers:
    Mr O’Halloran had not engaged or retained the necessary sub contractors to deliver stage 1 of essential parts of the BB project. For instance Baird Engineering who had been engaged to build the Marina had walked off site as they had not been paid by the ICE group. WK were aware that Baird Engineering had stopped work on their technical survey and were aware they were doing no work of any kind on the project and should have alerted HP to the effect this would have on the completion date.
    You see Anonymous 3.26 I have been to BB. If fact I have a picture which shows a breakwater. Notice you use the royal “we” again. And thats how I identify you as Paddys stooge, my friend.

  226. Anon

    @ anonymous 3.10pm

    Still doesn’t wash. What was Ames pointing at out of camera shot? An architect hunched over a drawing board on the beach?! No this was a straight forward deception. Trying to make us believe that construction was well underway.

    You are correct to point out the Ames isn’t a builder. He’s a developer and the developer has to have enough knowledge to know if the construction programmes are realistic. If they don’t have that knowledge they are known as incompetent developers who preside over dogs’ dinner developments that run out of control.

  227. Slipped disk

    Yes- not a developer really – unless you consider developing a lot of other peoples money into self enrichment…developing.

  228. Anonymous

    The knowledge of whether the construction development was realistic would be based on the information given to him by the builder. Why did Bairds walk off site? Why was DA not told of this? Photographs show some work had taken place on the marina, but this was before Ridgeway had been replaced by ICE.

  229. The Worst Decision Of Your Life ?

    imagine purchasing 6 investment properties across 3 resorts, while singing the praises of Dan Dalligan, ( testimonial taken from original harlequin website )

    Poor Mr Marshall :

    “Through Daniel’s expert analysis and honesty, I am now proud to declare a portfolio of six properties across three resorts. This has been built up over the years and I most definitely consider these to be a very sound investment not least due to the careful advice given to me throughout this process”

    If you are reading this blog Richard Marshall, perhaps you would like to tell us how you feel about your investment,

    still feel you received , good , honest advice from Mr Dalligan ?

    what is your porfolio currently worth ? an optimistic £6 ?

    I am sure you must be keeping track of what is happening, with a portfolio
    of 6 properties.

  230. Anonymous

    @Paddy’s stooge, now you’re getting there. The breakwater was the key wasn’t it? The water get’s too deep too quickly. There could never be a marina with out a significant engineering undertaking, but having been on site you would have seen the underwater topography and fully understand the monumental challenges that lay ahead. To suggest all that was needed was “Just some pontoons and pile driving” demonstrates the naivety with which Harlequin approached this project.

    You clearly haven’t been on site, what you saw in the photo was a groyne. A groyne is used to stop erosion and is used if you had, for example, imported many tonnes of sand to build a beach that doesn’t occur naturally. It is not a breakwater, it is to keep a beach there that would otherwise wash away.

    There will never be a breakwater, and therefore never a marina either. HP couldn’t afford it then, they definitely can’t afford it now.

  231. a simple math question.

    What’s more the amount Paddy pocketed or the amount Ames and his family took in dividends and buying property in Dubai.

    If Ames and co. took more then surly they are more to blame than the builder?

  232. Anonymous

    Oh yes I clearly have been on site. Perhaps you would like to see my photograph. If there was not going to be a marina then what were Baileys employed to do? And why did they walk off site? Why would I have seen the underwater topology?
    Definition of Groyne”:
    A wall or jetty built out from a riverbank or seashore to control erosion. Also called a spur or BREAKWATER.
    Thank you.

  233. Oedipus complex

    Looks like I hit a raw nerve😉

  234. Anonymous

    No you just made your self look pathetic. Again.

  235. Anonymous

    10/10 for using math in the singular. 0/10 for spelling of surely. Lol

  236. Anonymous

    So in your mind that groyne was going to protect a marina suitable for berthing 200ft yachts? It barely protects the beach.

    Building a marina is a lot like building above water. Gravity makes everything fall to the bottom (or ground), therefore surveying the underwater topography is quite important. Not knowing the issues this survey work identified exposes you as another CGI dreamer.

    The marina was far from “Just some pontoons and pile driving”

  237. Anonymous

    @ Paddys stooge. on January 9, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    You make the following incorrect statement, it is Ames not Wilkins Kennedy who made the as yet unverified statement in the Ames et al case in the UK, please also see my notes on your purely speculative post.

    “As stated in the WK submission papers:” ( note 1. This is an allegation made by Ames not Wilkins Kennedy).

    “Mr O’Halloran had not engaged or retained the necessary sub contractors to deliver stage 1 of essential parts of the BB project.”

    (Again a clearly unproven and probably wholly false statement by Ames in view of the update from Ames produced below)

    ( Ames claims to have visited the site on a very regular basis, indeed in the RL UK action the evidence produced by Ames and Abrams made it very clear that Ames spent close to 50% of his time in the Caribbean from 2009, and that he had a large staff employed at Buccament Bay)

    ( how come none of these staff members or indeed Ames himself noticed the lack of sub contractors?).

    ( this update from Ames particularly page 5 should be of interest to all, Funnily Ames removed this update from his website once he commenced legal proceedings against ICE, so what we can see from here is that all was well until at least December 2009,)

    See update here; http://www.mapgpi.com/sitepix/images_upload/newsletter_issue6_news.pdf

    “For instance Baird Engineering who had been engaged to build the Marina had walked off site as they had not been paid by the ICE group. ”

    ( Why did Baird not raise an issue with Ames? Documents ( minutes of site meetings) clearly show that Baird were in attendance at site meetings as late as April 2010, these were produced in the Irish court case, the minutes were compiled by Mr. David Campion, Ames’ mate. )

    “WK were aware that Baird Engineering had stopped work on their technical survey and were aware they were doing no work of any kind on the project and should have alerted HP to the effect this would have on the completion date.”

    ( In Wilkins Kennedys defence documents they absolutely deny the allegation above, why does anonymous only cherry pick from the allegations that Ames made, why does he choose not to refer to the responses from Wilkins Kennedy, if he has the submissions from Ames he would also have the replies from Wilkins Kennedy yet he fails to refer to them. You will also note from the documents produced by Wilkins Kennedy that Ames engaged the services of RLB in January and Febuary 2010 to carry out an independent review of the works being executed by ICE at the Buccament Bay site and they in both reports, reported back to Ames that the work ICE was doing was both on target and that the ICE team and their subcontractors were doing an excellent job, in a further report commissioned by Ames in June 2010, RLB were asked to give their professional opinion on whether ICE Group should be retained, and RLB advised Ames to retain the ICE Group and to ensure that timely payments were made to them, Ames through his bent lawyers and QC Hefin Rees withheld this document from the Irish courts by wrongfully claiming legal privilige over it, the document was subsuquently produced by Wilkins Kennedy as part of their defence, with Wilkins Kennedy stating that Ames’ lawyers provided them with the document by mistake, )

    You see Anonymous 3.26 I have been to BB. If fact I have a picture which shows a breakwater. Notice you use the royal “we” again. And thats how I identify you as Paddys stooge, my friend.

    ( @ Paddys Stooge I’m sure you have been to BB, I’m sure you will to continue to pedal your lies on behalf of Ames, but relying solely on the lies being produced by Ames without counter balancing them against the insurmountable evidence that shows Ames to be a consummate liar is frankly pathetic, and I doubt even Ames is impressed with yet another can of worms your appear to open at every turn, Ames tried to get Wilkins Kennedy to pay him off in the belief that they were not willing to expose themselves to negative PR, Ames never believed his case would go to court where his lies would be exposed, but sadly for him Wilkins Kennedy have no appetite to put up with the bullshit from Ames any more).

  238. Astounded

    I’m lost for words, Ames is finished,
    I’ve just read the update, I always wondered why Ames took it down from his website,

    http://www.mapgpi.com/sitepix/images_upload/newsletter_issue6_news.pdf

    I’ve also heard that the police/sfo have been asking if any one knows the where abouts of Simon Taylor and Gareth Ronan.

    Can anyone assist with this?

  239. Anonymous

    Yes Gareth Ronan was based at the Buccament Bay site on an almost constant basis from the end of 2009, he reported directly to Ames, so why did he not tell Ames about Baird?

  240. Anon

    What no response from that asswipe Paddys Stooge/Anonymous/BS Bob, I wonder why? There is only so much bullshit Ames and his bunch of thugs can produce in one day.

    Wonder what they will produce next, ?

  241. Ham shank

    With all this information about Ames and Harlequin, why is he still walking round and not incarcerated?

    His lawyers should be banged up.

  242. Anon

    What properties in Dubai? Did Ames buy properties in Dubai? So what.

    A friend of mine called S&€)( B#%^*+=$$<~ bought properties in Dubai, well on paper, lots of people either buy properties in Dubai or arrange to have them in their names although paid for by anonymous wealthy benefactors.

  243. Anonymous

    I’m sure that Hefin Rees QC’s regulatory body might have something to say about the matters. Carol Ames is not the only one who can make complaints, I expect Rees will deny knowledge of any wrong doing, maybe this is the “Real” reason he left Ames recently to his own devices.

    On a seperate note, anyone wishing to purchase a unit from Ames at H Hotel should obtain a sales contract on or before they issue and date a deposit cheque.

  244. Anonymous

    @ Anon 6.34 pm Lol, I doubt very much that Carol would allow Dave to be a Sugar Daddy, perish the thought, even that is too far fetched for even the most vivid imaginations, anyway where would Ames find the likes of a teaching assistant for example to lavish gifts of Middle Eastern properties on.

    Ames would never be a Sugar Daddy, he is too mean and Les Miserables, 😜😜😜😜😜 😉😉😉😉😉

    Did I say Middle East properties, oooops sorry meant Caribbean Properties🙂

  245. Vinny Stenning

    All the investors are just greedy. Why can’t they admit they got it wrong? Harlequin has been laden with the problem they caused now. Dave is doing his best to raise finance, he even went to meet a hotel operator last week who has issued a letter of intent to take up the H Hotel site & begin construction.

    Why don’t you just see that the trust is for your own benefit? Just sign up.

  246. Anonymous

    @Astounded

    I had a proper laugh at that update.

    Ames’ smug mug over every page, so much damning evidence. His wife’s a looker too…. So much CGI I’m surprised Spielberg didn’t pay him a visit to get his recommendations for his new movies.

    If that image of BB is meant to be the finished article, I had to actually sit down to stop pissing myself. How the hell the Harlequin brigade expect to build that monstrosity with no money is beyond me. H Hotel is another one let alone all the others like Merricks and Two Rivers.

    At least victims get to walk away into the sunset (many with redress). Ames has caused a proper mess with this and will be held to account…. in court. Thanks for the laughs.

  247. Is everyone stark raving mad. Read Adrien Loveridge on BPF
    constantly whining about the state of the tourism industry in Barbados
    and it becomes very clear that the market for Bajan rooms has
    drastically declined. Especially for a high-end hotel with only
    access to a public beach adjacent to a KFC parking lot.

  248. Anonymous

    Harlecon was the best thing to happen to Harlequin. It started the collapse.

  249. Truer Words Never Spoken

    From “Sid” on the other thread:

    I don’t think for a minute that Ames can avoid being pulled up at some point in time, probably in the near future. I’m sure he and his legal team will justify everything thrown at them, but the bottom line is that you can’t cause so much distress to so many people over such a long period and not have to answer to the authorities. Nobody is that untouchable.

    The way I see it, the only way Ames can stay clear of prosecution is if he starts to deliver the goods….soon. If finance is a real option all he has to do is produce evidence that there is a real banker lined up and people will start to feel a bit better about things and the authorities might back of a bit. You can’t spout on about having finance lined up for almost 2 years and not produce a name. People aren’t stupid enough to keep buying the ‘the financier needs to remain anonymous’ line….not for 2 years! Especially as it may be the only thing that can keep Ames in the clear. Is it fair to say that if Ames won’t name the interested finance company(ies) at this stage in the game there obviously isn’t one/any?

    Enjoy the weekend everyone.

  250. There you go that's a letter of intent

    I will lend Harlequin some money. But the rest is under an NDA lol

  251. loans 'n ' stuff

    How much did the Ames family take out of the business via directors loans/ salary/ dividends and buying property in UAE?

  252. Anonymous

    This will unfold as one of the biggest Real Estate scams in the Caribbean in the last 50 years.

  253. That pesky builder.

    It’s all the Irish builders fault and a couple of disgruntled investors.

  254. Anonymous

    There’s no property registered in Ames’ name in Dubai as far as I know, I thought the company that owes Shippleys the money owns the property in Dubai.

    If I was Ames I would do what I did, and register property in Dubai in someone else’s name, away from prying eyes.

    But I’m smarter then Ames, anyway he wouldn’t trust anyone else.

    I used a teaching assistant, that’s what I did, did not have to declare anything on my tax returns, it was easy.

    Tax Evasion, probably yeah, but who would ever know, it’s my property but not in my name eh.

    See I’m clever, and what if I was made bankrupt, well simple, it’s not in my name so I get my son to collect the rent in cash from the lady who’s name the properties are registered in, so not really a problem.

    See I’m smarter then most😉

    What if I owed people money, simple all the searches in the world could be done and no one would find my property cause again it’s not in my name. Yeah I’m clever, I’ve got balls, fuck HMRC they will never find out, ha ha, Im a bright boy.

    I used a Romanian woman, so there is no way anyone would associate me with my property, I pay a fee, that’s all, so simple and looks so legit.

    One of my companies went into liquidation, the liquidators could not do anything cause they could not find my property cause it was not in my name,

    I learned the trick from a mate of mine who went bankrupt a few times.

    Is it illegal, don’t know, don’t care, it covers my ass, that’s all I care about. Fuck everyone else, that’s my motto.

    Toodle pips.

  255. Anonymous

    Looks like no one is really interested in your Romanian pussy.

  256. Anonymous

    Anyone got any ideas how this will end?

    I mean, right now, Ames has got off scott free. I’m not against the guy (I commend the progress he made), but what ticks me off is a lack of respect for the people who have been footing the bill. They have even taken more money in director’s loans, which could have been used to provide refunds to people who’s contracts have been in breach.

  257. Slipped disk

    Loans n stuff. If you obtain the last set of HMSEE accounts it will give you some clues. From Memory Ames had something like £7 million in salary & dividends, he took this from investors money. Loans on top. Other family members had more. The average staff salary in HQ was circa £57K PA- you need to read between a few lines there. There is also some £40 million unaccounted for. As I said this is from memory. I have passed the accounts onto an interested party. Easy to get from Companies House and have a look.

  258. Daniel Pratt

    THE SAD TRUTH
    January 8, 2015 at 7:47 pm
    @Daniel Pratt

    I’m not going to sugar coat this.

    If you invested cash, it’s gone, you have lost it.

    If it’s SIPP you have some chance of getting something back.

    If you re financed and told lies of the application, that’s fraud.

    There is NO FINANCE. NO CHANCE.

    What makes you think Ames can make things work, being a historic business failure – £400 – £450 million GONE.

    ITS OVER DANIEL. WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE.
    AMES TELLS LIES SIMPLE.

    – Thank you for your advice.

    For those who may also be thinking about sending more money, here’s what ended up happening. I tried calling Harlequin again but didn’t get any substance out of the person who took the call – they just went on about “the trust” and their restructuring.

    So I sent an email with specific questions I need answering to their contact [at] harlequinhotelsandresorts [dot] com email. These included the likes of who was doing the construction, whether there’ll be a contract this time, the financial performance of the existing resorts, specific numbers on who is joining this trust.

    As yet I have received no reply.

    I did indeed invest cash. I have some more money to invest into something, and was considering betting on the management of Harlequin going away, allowing for a more professional body to move the business forward.

    Being honest, I think you’re right. Harlequin were never developers, and they seem to have misjudged the responsibility they’ve been given. If I were them, I’d do everything in my power to get people at least something in return – signing over equity, downsizing my house, etc. But I can’t change what has happened, and I am actually writing off the investment I made 5 years ago.

    You win some and lose some folks. All I can say is that I wish Harlequin the best, but judging from their continued refusal to address their investors’ concerns, they’ll eventually die a lingering death.

    I read that exposé posted on here, about D Ames having been bankrupted twice, and how he managed to come to a deal with his creditors the second time. To be honest, it sounds like exactly the same thing has happened now. It’s a shame, because at the time of investment, he was painted as a demi-god who had pockets deeper than Alan Sugar.

    If the past is anything to go by, he’ll probably do his best to wriggle out of any responsibility, blaming everyone else, whilst he either eyes retirement or a new venture. The SIPP people have the redress route, although I’ve not heard anything about this after the big hoo-har last year, and I just hope the cash investors are able to support themselves.

    Of course the SFO could swoop (the most pertinent thing for Ames is that Harlequin got people to sign up with unsecured debt, and thus stopped their interest payments. I dont see this discussed often, but this, along with promising mortgages at point-of-sale will likely be the crux of the case for fraud).

    I hope my experiences will help anyone else who may be trying to deal with Harlequin. I do check this site every few weeks, so if you want me to answer any questions about what happened with me, please leave a comment.

    Happy 2015 everyone!

  259. Slipped disk

    Vinny Stenning. Please come clean- no- can be as stupid as your making out yourself to be. So are you just a wind up, family or on an earner? Come on, tell all. Your giving us a few laughs granted but someone might take you seriously- though I doubt it.

  260. Vinny Stenning

    Do you think the obnoxious pro-harlequin anonymous is Stenning, too? It would make sense if he was

  261. On track

    Daniel Pratt et al. SIPP claims are on-going and proving successful. Its a long process. If you are a SIPP investor you should betaking steps against your IFA and SIPP provider. RL can guide you on this but you can do an Ombudsmen’s claim yourself to save money. Still its complex.

  262. Mark my words.

    The next thing Ames will do :-

    ”Join the Trust or I will go bust”

    That will stop 50% of investors from taking legal action ( the cash investors)

  263. BBaywatch

    For years now HP and their shills have been telling everyone that once the new Argyle airport opens showers of gold will be falling. As I recall HP were even saying that they needed to complete an extra 400 units (not sure of the exact number – but does it matter?) to satisfy the demand that would be coming in early 2015.

    As recently as one week ago a guest posted in review that “One day fairly soon there will be a new international airport and a better road.” However that reviewer is a chief officer of TFL so well used to fairy stories and wildly optimistic predictions connected to transport!

    For the latest state of play report on Argyle head on over to IWNSVG and read Haz Samuel’s contribution. It includes an aerial photograph taken on the 28th December 2014 so clearly shows the current extent of the work completed.

    IWNSVG also have a report on the landslip on the road adjacent to the airport site which is still moving.

    If Argyle was going to be the cavalry coming over the hill to save HP then it looks like they are going to be far to late and that nothing will be left to save by the time they get there.

  264. Pitsea troll

    I’ve long suspected that the Harlequin troll who posts obscene remarks is VS.

  265. Oedipus complex

    He is a very disturbed individual, to be expected when you know the bloodline.

  266. Anonymous

    Give it up BBaywatch. Any information you may have which could be of interest is devalued by your pathetic name calling and posturing.
    Ironically the deadhead who started this thread decided to label anyone who disagreed with the anti HP brigade as ‘nauseating and repulsive” How ironical that all the nauseating and repulsive comments and personal name calling have come from anti HP posters. And of course BBaywatch you have dropped straight into that group. Would you call yourselves nauseating and repulsive?

  267. Anonymous

    Having a bad day Bob? Finally realised your hut on a beach is only with £1 (and that’s at a stretch), and the much discussed airport won’t open in your life time?

  268. St George's Dragon

    @ Anonymous 1.16 pm
    Setting aside your dislike for BBaywatch, what do you think about the IWN article? Do you think the author has faked the photos, or something? They look to me to be pretty clear evidence that progress is not as planned.

  269. St George's Dragon

    I just took a look at the svgiadc website. There is an update on construction dated 15th August which appears to say that the plan for the end of 2014 is for just the aprons and turning heads of the runway to be complete – so not the runway itself.
    That would mean that the construction is going according to programme. It does look like a hard task to complete the runway by mid-2014, though.

  270. Anonymous

    @ Anonymous 10.06 not sure about that 😉

  271. BBaywatch

    @SGD regardless of the programme, Hal Samuel’s point is that with only 85% (his estimate he admits, but from the photos does not seem unreasonable) of the paving complete can the airport really be accurately described as ‘substantially complete’? He has a point I think. More worryingly recent reports have stated that the back fill to the boulder mass reclamation area below the turning heads is being eroded by wave action – which is indeed cause for concern if correct.

    On a connected point it has been announced by the IADC that a VHF tower is to be constructed on compulsory purchased land at the top of Spring on Bequia (will the owner have to wait for payment like other landowners whose property has been taken for these project?) which would seem to confirm local pilots opinion that this will be the approach path for heavy traffic. At that distance they will still be quite high, so disturbance to Bequia and Mustique probably won’t be too intrusive, depending on volume of traffic of course – which is where we came in some time ago I think…

  272. Anonymous

    Bbwatch did you mean 15% not 85%. The author of the piece says 85% of the runway paving remains outstanding, and how has the re compaction progressed?

  273. St George's Dragon

    @ BB
    I obviously didn’t make my point very well. I agree the paving does not look substantially complete and I can’t see how they will complete the rest in 6 months. It does not, however, look as they are behind what they planned to achieve (on runways and aprons) by the end of 2014.
    Maybe I am wrong on this, though. If you can build a marina in 2 months, maybe it’s possible.
    I wonder how progress is on other things like the control tower – due for completion in October 2014?

  274. Anonymous

    Discussions are ongoing between Ames his SVG solicitors, potential administrators and the Government of SVG who are considering nationalising Buccament Bay. Ames and his team are exploring options where Ames and his team will remain on in a management capacity.

    A decision is expected to be made within the next 6-8 weeks.

    A final decision may be contingent on the level of support Ames gets not from the trust option but from purchasers willing to part with cash for completions.

    This is hugely risky for purchasers, if Ames was to come clean with purchasers, purchasers could lodge funds with their own solicitors, but to hand over cash to Ames and Co at this stage would frankly be madness.

    Ames still gets to retain the H Hotel in Barbados and the BLU Hotel in St. Lucia,

    The remaining assets will then go into the Trust, Merricks, Marquis Estate etc,

    Just an awful shame that Ames is unwilling to come clean on the matters. But he is caught between a rock and a hard place, if he lets it be known that administration is being actively considered for one or more of the Caribbean companies then purchasers will not part with completion money, but Ames needs the cash now.

    Ames has attempted to make offers of restitution to a small number of victims, to those who believe that taking legal action against Ames and his companies was not succesful then maybe they should rethink their stratedgies, the RL debacle should not be a guage for success or failure.

    And frankly despite the claims at the time by Gareth Fatchett that he was the only game in town, recent legal developments put pay to that assertion.

  275. BBaywatch

    Thank you for the correction, yes of course, only 15% complete. @SGD, no, I take your point, but I was commenting more upon the use of the term ‘substantially complete’. It’s a nice sounding phrase that conveys optimism without detail – which does rather sum up the whole process. Unfortunately the whole project is such a political football that there are reasons for skepticism about any pronouncement. The control tower has largely been constructed and awaits the internal fit out I’ve heard (may even be progressing). There is also a fire station complete with tenders – nothing to use them on though. 12-18 months that has been suggested for completion sounds far more realistic, we’ll see.

  276. BBaywatch

    I don’t see how nationalizing BB would help investors – surely that would mean that the assets would be transferred into the hands of the SVG government? I’ve suggested that tongue in cheek in the past as part of the avowedly Marxist governments strategy. Might play well at the upcoming ballot box but little in it for investors and NON SVG residents???

  277. Kiss of death

    Yes, I can see the attraction to Ames he gets to play the businessman,and gets the protection of the SVG government.

    He also gets to keep the hotels he built with everyone’s money.

    Lets hope the SFO grow a pair and do something, because every other *ucker has failed.

    If he gets this away he deserves it!

  278. Name one.

    Looks like there is NO GAME IN TOWN.

  279. Don’t forget that the most notorious criminal of the last century went
    to prison not for criminal activity but for tax evasion. It is perplexing
    that the UK authorities have done nothing.

  280. Anonymous

    @ BBay Watch exactly, this has nothing to do with “investors”, it’s just a cynical move to extract the Ames family from the mess they created whilst at the same time ensuring that the Ames family do not suffer financially as a result.

    Look at it this way, Ames constantly states that he has thousands of “investors”, he states that he has a partnership between him and his “investors”, yet he refuses to discuss any strategy with his “investors”, he has never opened up a forum whereby his “investors” could make suggestions as to the future direction the companies might take, even though his “investors” are those who financed the companies it is Ames who is considering putting one or more of those companies into administration, and it is Ames who pushes his solutions down the throats of his “investors”, without giving them any other options or any say in any decision making processes.

    The present discussions surrounding the administration of one or more of Ames’ Caribbean companies will impact his “investors” in a very negative way, yet even thought these negotiations have been ongoing for quite some time now, Ames continues to press his “investors” for completion monies, yet refuses to engage with his “investors” or update them on the most important events as they unfold.

    And indeed Ames is not legally obliged to engage with his “investors”, because whilst Ames will call them “investors” they have no legal rights aside from the contracts they hold, to have any influence or say in the decision making processes.

    Ames claims that he will pump all the winnings from the Wilkins Kennedy case back into the companies, but all we have is his word for this, he has not produced any legal documents to support his statements, furthermore even if he was to keep his word on this issue, all he is doing is putting money back into companies which he is the sole director and shareholder of, nor has he ever stated which of the companies would benefit from any win against Wilkins Kennedy, and this is important as his “investors” will only have claims against the companies they have contracts with, Ames has many companies in the Caribbean where those companies have no contracts with “investors”.

    Even though Ames refers to Harlequin as a group, it is not, the companies Ames owns as a matter of law are distinct and seperate companies, or at least that is what Ames has argued in a number of cases.

  281. I was referring to Al Capone at 5:41

  282. Anonymous

    3 of the 28 posts today are from the Pro Harlequin camp and none of their posts had any relevance to Harlequin. Looks like the pro Harlequin camp have run out of steam, Thank God.

    I suspect that the Pro HP mob will respond to this post in their usual childish manner, I see they failed to respond in any comincing way to the many excellent anti HP posts yesterday and today.

  283. Jail?

    @Anonymous
    January 10, 2015 at 5:57 pm
    I was referring to Al Capone at 5:41

    Please don’t say that!!!!

    So we have Ames comparing himself to Donald Trump now you to a proper gangster.

    I personally prefer to think of him as an embarrassing, stunted, ill educated vindictive old man , deluded , twice bankrupt, father to a convicted fraudster little shit.

  284. St George's Dragon

    If the SVG Government does nationalise Buccament Bay, that would take away the only revenue earning element of Harlequin apart from Blu. So unless there is some really cunning plan like the Government buying the resort and giving Mr Ames a contract as the hotel operator, then this sounds like bad news for “investors”.
    Not only would they lose revenue (not, of course, that any revenue makes its way to “investors) but it will reduce the value of assets available to secure the long awaited finance against.

  285. Anonymous

    Anonymous 6.15 and how many posts from what you describe as the Pro Harlequin camp have included a literary of lies and nauseating comments? I think that is NONE. Compared to the anti HP trolls I think the author of this thread should come up with a public apology.
    On another note, why would DA be looking to put BB into administration when there is the WK case review at the end of January? That would be pointless.

  286. -SGD
    Could it be that Gonsalves has come up with a way to “present”
    Buccament Bay to the people of SVG and turn what is truly an
    albatross around his neck into a vote getter. Like Vladimir Putin doing
    whatever he wants maybe his fellow traveller smells a winner.
    In reality Gonsalves can do whatever he wants with Ames and
    feeding him to the wolves in this case – UK authorities – he has
    a re-election plan…

  287. St George's Dragon

    A previous Barbados Government took over a bunch of hotels and ran them. Search for Gems on BFP and you will see the story.
    I guess it was designed as a job security / foreign exchange earning measure but it proved to be an unmitigated disaster, losing hundreds of millions of dollars.
    Good luck to the citizens of SVG if the Government goes that route. They will most likely join the Harlequin “investors” in losing their money.

  288. Why are anti HP trolls so crude.

    Well anti HP trolls you have asked for it. You just could not refrain from using expletives, personal insults and crude words. Well just don’t complain about a backlash. There has been an attempt to keep the rhetoric civil but you blew it. Bring it on you tw*ts,

  289. Whoa !!! Slow down everybody. I believe that two years ago a certain
    harleysuccess posted that he was dyslexic and thus his spelling was
    not the best. Question: Why is any of this germaine to the question
    at hand? It looks like maybe BBay could be nationalized thus making
    everybody as loser.

  290. Dyslexic fat worshiper returns.

    Richard may I ask a question?
    What is paraded ?

  291. Anonymous

    I noticed the following post and would like to make a few comments on it.

    Here is the post, please see my comments below the post, I’m sure most readers will agree with me.

    Anonymous on January 10, 2015 at 7:07 pm
    Anonymous 6.15 and how many posts from what you describe as the Pro Harlequin camp have included a literary of lies and nauseating comments? I think that is NONE. Compared to the anti HP trolls I think the author of this thread should come up with a public apology.
    On another note, why would DA be looking to put BB into administration when there is the WK case review at the end of January? That would be pointless.
    ———————————————

    I’d like to comment on the last posters comment first, they state the following,

    “On another note, why would DA be looking to put BB into administration when there is the WK case review at the end of January? That would be pointless.”

    The claimant companies in the Wilkins Kennedy case are Harlequin Property (SVG) Ltd (HPSVG) and Harlequin Hotels and Resorts Ltd. (HH&R)

    The claimant companies in the Harlecon case for example were HPSVG and HH&R along with Harlequin Management Services South East (HMSSE) et Al. The proceedings in the Harlecon case against Mr. Newman and Wilkins Kennedy had commenced prior to the administration of HMSSE now in liquidation, the case against Mr. Newman and Wilkins Kennedy did not cease as a result of the administration, however it should be noted that Shippleys LLP removed HMSSE now in liquidation as claimants from the Harlecon case after an internal review by the management of Shippleys LLP, and on the basis that Shippleys LLP were not confident of a succesful outcome in that case and as a consequence their possible resultant exposure to adverse cost awards.

    The administration being discussed in SVG at this present time revolves around HPSVG, Buccament Bay Resort Ltd and Merricks Resort Ltd but does not include HH&R a claimant in the Wilkins Kennedy case.

    So HH&R can continue the case against Wilkins Kennedy even if the proposed administrators of HPSVG decide not to proceed with the claim,

    (note 1), it will be most interesting to see whether any administrator of HPSVG mirrors the same confidence in winning the case as Ames does publically.

    If an administrator of HPSVG were to continue with the claim, this would be of benefit to investors but not necessarily the Ames family. Hence I take it that this was the reason Anonymous 7.07 pm asked why Dave Ames would be looking to put his companies into administration, given that any victory by the administrator in the Wilkins Kennedy case would not benefit the Ames family personally.

    Let’s not forget Dave Ames promised to plough all winnings from the Wilkins Kennedy case back into the business, so an administration of the business would only help investors aslong at the administrators saw merits in continuing the claim.

    Anonymous 7.07 pm seems to attach a lot of weight to the case review / management conference at the end of January, this case conference conducted in all cases and its when the timetables for the relevant processes within the case are set out, such as the discovery of documents from both sides, the date at which witness statements are exchanged, preliminary hearings, dates for applications for security for costs etc etc etc, right the way upto a preliminary trial date, given the volume of evidence being sought by Wilkins Kennedy by way of discovery, an expected 1 million sheets of paper, the trial proper is not expected to start until sometime in 2016 at the earliest, we may get confirmation of the tentative date of the trial on conclusion of the case management conference.

    The case review / management conference is purely procedural and none of the witnesses will be in attendance, in most cases the case review / management is a very quick affair given that both sides lawyers may have agreed most of the dates prior to going before a judge.

    I think Anonymous 7.07 pm certainly does not understand the process.

    Secondly, the Administration of any of Ames’ companies is not something that is done as a matter of routine, the administration of the companies is in the norm triggered by a creditors action, for example the issuing and attempted enforcement of stat demands or as part of an agreement to repay creditors at a later date subject to the succesful exit of the company from administration, again Anonymous 7.07 lacks understanding of the processes involved.

    —————————————-

    As for Anonymous 7.07 pm comments on the, it’s LITANY by the way not LITERARY etc etc etc.

    I have noticed that once a thread associated with Harlequin and Ames sails too close to the wind, by that I mean, important information is released concerning Ames and his activities, we get a number of posts which the “pro Harlequin Mob” try to claim are from the “anti Harlequin Mob”, discussing the anatomy of individuals and slagging the same individuals off, my guess is that these are posts from the same individual with only one purpose in mind and that is a rather weak attempt to disrupt the flow of important information to purchasers and other creditors alike.

    You know when a raw nerve has been hit when these posts appear, to me it demonstrates that the content of the interesting posts pertaining to Ames and Harlequin may be factual, as these types of posts always illicit the same types of responses from the “pro Harlequin Mob”, that being wholly unrelated posts about individuals and their alleged anatomies or intellectual abilities.

  292. Anonymous

    Apologies I should have stated the posters last comment first,

  293. Anon

    Anonymous good post, sadly the pro Harlequin idiots or possibly idiot, knows exactly what’s going on, but Ames thinks that every one else is an idiot, he honestly believes we are all gullible.

  294. Anon

    SGD from what I’ve been told the administration involves the Buccament Bay resort and Merricks Assets, it’s an alternative to a trust, and in a way better for Ames because it prevents all creditors and not just purchasers from pursuing him.

    There appears to be a large creditor debt outstanding from the Buccament Bay Resort operations, and I doubt very much that Ames’ primary concern is that of his creditors,

    But I think the real reason Ames is seeking to put Buccament Bay a Resort Ltd, HPSVG and Merricks Resort Ltd into administration is the debt owed to HMSSE now in liquidation, HMRC have already challenged the voluntary liquidation of ASOL formerly Harlequin Hotels and Resorts in the UK and I’ve been told that they are about to pursue HMSSE and investigate matters there too, should they take over the liquidation of HMSSE you can bet your bottom dollar they will go after the money HPSVG owes them, by putting HPSVG into Administration would keep it out of the hands of HMRC for now at least. Remember Ames is not applying strategy or logic to the problems surrounding Harlequin merely attempting to fend off each problem as it crops up. All Ames is doing is fire fighting.

    I also know that a report was made to HMRC, the SFO and others recently about some very odd property transactions.

  295. St George's Dragon

    I seem to remember that Merricks was owned by an SVG company? Is that correct?

  296. Anon

    Merricks is indeed owned by an SVG company, it’s owned by Harlequin Property SVG Ltd.

  297. Anonymous

    And what has happened to the concrete mixers claim from Jan1st? The echo? The Romanian pussy? All bits thrown in to disrupt but no substance. And of course no comment what so ever why Anti HP trolls are so crude.

  298. Anonymous

    @Anonymous 9:18am

    What happened to the finance? Interest payments? Mortgages? Deadlines for 6 of the resorts? Buccament Bay only having 140 / 1971 units completed.

    Harlequin is a joke and whoever the Anonymous (Vinny Stenning) is who continually thinks he’s being smart by point out the “litany of lies” of the anti-camp, maybe you’ll receive a warmer response if you weren’t so combative.

    The “anti HP posters” is a group of people who are trying to discern what happened, and what is likely to happen. They are concerned with getting our money back out of a company which, as we discover more, is obviously out to line its own pockets.

    Since you feel that nothing has been done “wrong”, let me give you an idea as to the position of many “investors” (they are NOT investors. They are victims):

    1. Every day when you wake up, you feel fine…. until you remember that £45k, in some cases much more, of your money is with some guy you’ve never met.

    2. As you read more about this gentleman, you begin to realize that he’s probably be best suited to a stint on “Rogue Traders” than anything else.

    3. The money you paid was meant to yield a return by a particular date. This is why you “invested”. Now that date is hopelessly gone – so what happens now?

    4. Because of a distinct lack of information, they turn to places where they feel they can either discover what’s happening (which, by the way, is constantly being covered up by Ames), or to voice their opinions.

    5. As I suspect you are on the payroll of Harlequin, I doubt your concerns match that of the “investors”, but let me assure you that….

    The reason why so many “defamatory” posts appear on here, and some other places is quite simple.

    Ames treats his “investors” like gullible idiots. We are not idiots, we are not stooges and we are not going to let him waltz off into the sunset with our money.

    The sheer anger and resentment, not only to Ames, but his family, is what’s leading to all of the “lies” you think you’re seeing on here. Some examples of this –

    – the “Ames Family” receiving huge directors’ loans and refusing to pay them back. Who’s money was that?

    – Ames promised his son a £10,000/m job at Buccament Bay. That’s £120,000 a year. And yet, will not refund people who have less than half that outstanding.

    – Harlequin “Air” and all the other schemes – who’s money paid for that?

    – A constant barrage of bullshit about the builder causing problems. You took the builder to court, he was found guilty of misappropriating $1.6m (that actually does not concern me as an “investor” to be honest. If you hire a builder without a contract, he’s going to inflate the cost), and yet Ames continues to lay blame for his entire failings here.

    – No information on accounts (which as an “investor” who is being asked for more money to put into “H Hotel” I feel obliged to see).

    – The “Trust” option giving Ames 5 years get-out-of-jail free. He should have made it 3 years (as was promised by RL), and put all of his own assets into it.

    – All the promises made at purchase time (mortgages, guaranteed buyback, refunds) not being honoured at any level.

    – Lies (yes, these are lies because they’re not true) being used to cover shortfalls (banking error for Interest Payments, FCA “policy change” prevented any more “sales” from happening as an explanation to why construction has ceased).

    – The Harlequin stooges PHIG and Holkham, Does Ames really think we’re that stupid?

    – No depth of understanding from any of the Harlequin camp. Try asking one of the “salesmen” about the build schedules for H Hotel, the plans, etc. They just don’t know.

    – They don’t know finance. If you have creditors who are getting itchy, your primary concern is to cater for them. They aren’t going to go away, so trying to brush everything under the rug (called the “Trust”) will just stir more resentment.

    – Trying to “out manoeuvre” people by changing names of companies, cherry-picking companies to put into administration, etc is just another way to try and wriggle out of responsibility.

    All Ames needs to do is the following:

    1. Use all of his own assets as security (put them into the trust)

    2. Sign over the shares of the RDC’s. Currently, Ames owns these. If he truly wanted to give “investors” a chance, he’d sign over equity to them so they at least have something.

    3. Be open & transparent with the “investors”. Create a report on the financial & legal structure of the company. This would actually serve as a rebuke to the RL DD, which remember is “strewn with errors”….. but not as yet been corrected. Not only send this report, but hold meetings like the RL ones where Ames explains the restructuring process, who the financiers are, and what’s going to happen over the next 5 years (some would call this a “business plan”).

    4. Actually be honest with people. Buccament Bay isn’t going to be one of the “best resorts in the world”. Not when you’ve got Hilton, Fourseasons and the other mega-chains with seriously big budgets. “Investors” frankly don’t mind this – we just want to know the truth about who is actually paying to go to it, and how much it’s generating in revenue. Hell you don’t even need to mention anything about profitability – just give us something we can analyse independently.

    I hope this will open your eyes as to why most people, especially on here, have turned against Harlequin, and especially Ames.

  299. Mr & Mrs Ames would you pass a HMRC investigation?

    I just read in the paper HMRC have made Anita harris bankrupt for £14,000 unpaid tax.

  300. Mr & Mrs Ames would you pass a HMRC investigation?

    Because your going to have one, did you pay all you taxes, come on don’t tell fibs😉

  301. Anonymous

    anonymous 10.12, more lies to try and look smart.
    Where exactly did I say that “nothing has been done wrong?”
    Before you waste your time with another rendition of war and peace try and get you facts right.

  302. Dave the guy with good christian values

    Anonymous 10.12, thanks for taking the time to post that. This whole mess is very frustrating. Dave’s solicitors are getting very very rich prolonging the agony for investors with our bottomless supply of money

  303. HMRC coming to get ya Dave

    HMRC will be the ones to finish Ames off. Seriously, can you see Ames paying his taxes, on time, without any creative accounting?

    The agents and all the Harlequin muppets will be very worried at this investigation.

  304. Arnhim Eustace - Supporter

    @Anon
    Would it be a fair assumption HMRC are aware of this swerve? If so what can they do to stop it?

    I’m staggered at the absolute arrogance of this deluded little Englishman.

  305. Arnhim Eustace - Supporter

    It is therefore imperative that the government and the NIS find a solution to deal with this issue.
    Buccama Bay Resort

    “Pay the people their money”. This is the call being made by Opposition Leader the Hon. Arnhim Eustace, in regard to the situation at the Buccama Bay Resort, where there have been constant complaints of workers not being paid on time.

    Speaking on the New Times programme, The Opposition Leader urged the government to make efforts to protect the rights of the workers, especially local contractors, whose payments are long overdue.

    Eustace added that Harlequin Resorts has a history of incidents in which they are negligent in the payment of their workers, and the Opposition will not stand by and allow our local workers to be victims of this.

    He made it known that he is very sensitive to the pleas of Vincentians, who rely on wages to provide for themselves and their families, while adding that any government has the obligation of protecting the rights of its citizens.

    In response to statements made by Harlequin Resorts that he is creating unnecessary alarm, Eustace said that he must speak out on this issue, as he cannot simply allow an investment company with questionable reputation to come to this country and put undue pressure on the local workers they have employed.
    CLICO/British American
    – See more at: http://thevincentian.com/hon-arnhim-eustace-soon-to-be-svg-new-prime-minister-p491-107.htm#sthash.ltQMD9S7.dpuf

  306. Anonymous

    Top post Anonymous @ 10:12am.

    With regards to Harlequin’s statement in reply to Eustace’s; it is Harlequin who are causing alarm by not paying people on time, and in many cases, not at all.

    How much longer will a business that does not pay suppliers and employees on time, if at all, last? Not much longer of course.

    The sooner Harlequin is forced into liquidation and BB is owned and managed by another company, the better. And I am truly sorry investors, but this will make no difference to your investment whatsoever. It will just help to speed up the process of you recovering whatever there is left, and most importantly, it will stop Ames being able to continue to spend investor funds on anything other than development.

  307. mis-sold an investment

    how does the mis selling of the harlequin ‘investment’, compare to the mis selling of PPI for you ?

    Personally speaking, the mis selling of PPI was an ‘annoyance’ , the mis -selling of the harlequin investment is devastating.

    Perhaps Mr ames could have said , back in 2006, when he kick started the project with the 100% scheme, he was naive , stupid, & had not considered the cost of developing and marketing a resort, the consequences of inevitable delays, paying out high commissions , interest loan payments.

    The cash flow problem exacerbated by his negligent business practices.

    but by the time Dave stated on video that harlequin did not necessarily need external investment, he revealed his true colours, a man that would say anything to get your money, He would have been well aware the costs of developing, selling and then marketing the completed resorts , combined with the monthly interest payments, far , far exceeded the money obtained through his deceptive marketing campaign

    Dave continued with his deceptive marketing right to the bitter end, guaranteed buybacks, mis leading time scales, while hiding his business accounts, and using investors money for litigation , and to buy credibility.

    Dave didnt care about his victims, he would encourage them to take loans on properties, take their pensions and life savings.

    Dave stated on video that the average person did not have hundreds of thousands to invest, and getting a mortgage for caribbean properties was virtually impossible. Now dave is critical for these people not being able to raise hundreds of thousands for a property in the Caribbean.

  308. Anonymous

    @Anonymous 11:31am

    I did not lie in the post I wrote. It is based on facts from the aspects of the Harlequin debacle I have unfortunately been involved with. You should know this as you’re so privy to them.

    If you’re questioning my assertion that the pro Harlequin mob are adamant that “nothing has been done wrong”, that would imply that something has been done wrong. If that is the case, maybe you’d like to point that out so we can chastise you, as you do with every new commented added to this open & free discussion.

    I did not create a rendition on war and peace, I was merely writing my account & opinion of Harlequin’s activity from the perspective and facts of an “investor”. As we have seen with Charlie Hebdo this week, I feel it is well within my rights to do that.

    Finally, if you’d like to point out where I “lied”, I’ll gladly amend my comment. But, as we’ve seen time and time again with Harlequin, I doubt this will be forthcoming any time soon.

  309. Anonymous

    Anyone know who is the current Manager at Buccament Bay resort?The last news was that a former Vincentian beauty queen was appointed manager.However,there has been no mention of this on the Harlequin Resort blog.
    http://www.iwnsvg.com/2014/10/01/former-miss-svg-now-manager-of-buccament-bay-resort/

  310. Anonymous

    @anonymous 1.45.
    You said “since you feel nothing has been done wrong ” that is a lie. You are making an assumption that is the case. For you to state that is a lie. So you were wrong on this being pointed out to you weren’t you.And to quote Charlie Hebdo in this discussion is contemptible. But now you have brought this up, it is well within my rights to make points on this thread. You would therefor disagree with the author of this thread who suggested that anyone with a point of view different to his should not contribute. Censorship I believe it is known as. You would disagree with the author of this thread then.

  311. Arnhim Eustace - Supporter

    I bet Ames did not pay her £10,000 per month, like Matt Ames the convicted fraudster.

  312. On track

    Yes- why don’t we all give it a rest until Monday- Monday for us all. Why don’t we to go Avaaz.org and show our support against the Muslim extremist atrocities. Support France- and indeed all the civilised world. This bitching today when France is out marching (and some of the UK) is frankly not very nice, insulting and very self centred.

  313. Anonymous

    @on track..being told what to think and what to write is precisely what the good French people are protesting against .Who the heck are you to tell everyone to shut up until Monday?

  314. Anonymous

    @Anonymous 2:35pm

    haha okay, so I lied. Boo hoo, I hope you feel good now.

    The author of this thread is an editor of BFP. He reprinted one of the comments from another thread (albeit with some changes / additions / embellishments), and is therefore entitled to write what he wants.

    Unless you want to set up your own site to discuss the “litany of lies” you seem to eager to quash, you’re going to have to put up with what the editors of this site put up I’m afraid.

    Perhaps you’ll like to discuss some of the more pertinent points I raised. Namely about the “restructuring” and eventual finance of the business. I am what you’d call an “investor”, although I happily call us victims.

    I was actually thinking you’d raise question with some of the assumptions I made, including the likes of “Harlequin stooges PHIG and Holkham” – I lied about this, didn’t I? Neither of those two entities have any connection with Harlequin or Ames, so they can’t be stooges?

    … or maybe “As I suspect you are on the payroll of Harlequin” – I lied here too. You can’t be a paid member of the Harlequin “team” can you?

    … or what about “All the promises made at purchase time (mortgages, guaranteed buyback, refunds) not being honoured at any level.” – this can’t be true. It has to be one of the biggest lies. I mean, everyone who’s requested a refund has received one in full, correct? And those who’ve completed. They can have their unit bought back by Harlequin with guaranteed buyback?

    …. “cherry-picking companies to put into administration” – another lie? Maybe Ames has chosen not to tell “investors” about Harlequin Travel (which is still running with net worth of £70k thank you)? He hasn’t just closed companies which will devolve him of as much debtor responsibility as possible surely?

    companycheck [dot] co [dot] uk/company/01921618/HARLEQUIN-TRAVEL-LIMITED

    Surely this company wasn’t bought from the previous directors with investor funds in 2009? Another lie?

    I can’t believe I am such a liar.

  315. On track

    Anonymous 2;57. I did tell anyone to do anything. I asked you stop being a self centred prick and show some respect. You’ve had your freedom of speech, now I’ve has mine.

  316. Anon

    Anonymous 2.35 please shut up, you contribute absolutely nothing to the discussions, nothing. Dave Ames is a financial terrorist, and it’s time that the masses rise up against him and his family and supporters , whilst today we march in support of our brothers and sisters in France, the victims of terrorism, whether violent like in France or as in the case of Ames, the financial terrorism , it is time to rise up, and have our voices heard,

    Ames has spent years and millions in an attempt to silence the masses, he has had his opportunity to come clean, he has chosen not to.

    His actions are barbaric in nature. It’s time we all unite against this financial terrorist Ames,

    Not only does Ames refuse to honor his contracts with purchasers, he as per the Vincentian article refuses to pay his staff and suppliers in a timely manner, his wife and children refuse to pay back the shareholders loans,

    This is the truth, JE SUIS CHARLIE

  317. Anonymous

    @anonymous 3.03. How do you know the author of this thread is an editor of BFP? I’m so glad you feel telling lies on a forum is acceptable. You see telling lies and repeating what you consider to be lies are two completely different points. Perhaps you have not grasped that concept.
    Well said “on track” it would seem freedom of speech is only allowed in one direction.

  318. JE SUIS CHARLIE

    Great Post Anon, today should demonstrate that we should not fear oppression or terrorism, financial or otherwise, it’s time our voices were heard, and time not to fear the oppression of the Ames legal teams.

    It’s time the SFO and UK authorities follow their French colleagues lead, and hunt down the financial terrorists that hide within Harlequin.

    JE SUIS CHARLIE ……….. JE SUIS CHARLIE…………..

  319. A right frigging Charlie

    Anon 3.20 vous etes un tw*t

  320. I've has mine, JE SUIS KNOB

    On Track / Bob le Knob, you old duffer , ” I’ve has mine ” lol. You’ve has yours alright lol, keep it up mate, ” you has been doing a great job so far, you really has, lol”, good man Bob. JE SUIS KNOB

  321. On track

    I’m not Bob who ever he is. In fact I reside in France but am off out now to attend a rally in Cardiff against extremism. The kind of stupid extremism we often find here. Go ON – lets just show a little decorum and keep out digs for yes the financial terrorist like Ames and his cronies until tomorrow. BFN

  322. A right frigging Charlie

    Oh dear oh dear, firstly your obsession thinking everyone who posts on here is “Bob” is a sign of serious mental illness,
    Secondly your understanding of French is, quite frankly, an embarrassment.
    Thirdly to the Je suis Charlie dicks who like to talk about freedom of speech. How do you feel about the demonstration in Paris which has included representatives from Russia and Turkey where there is NO press freedom. Get back to your hypocritical postings.

  323. anonymous

    On Track, go enjoy your trip to Cardiff. Today is a day where free speech is being fought for, don’t try ram your views down our throats, today you claim you are attending an extremism rally in Cardiff, it is probably something that impacts on your life in some way? Others are attending marches in France because of their beliefs and we are protesting on here because of our beliefs, our belief that Ames has ripped us off.

    Today is a day for free speech not a day for someone like you to tell us what is right or wrong.

  324. Anonymous

    @Anonymous 3:30pm

    Satire.

    Nabarro.

    Carter Ruck.

    Three important things you should familiarize yourself with in order to provide a substantive argument against the points I & several others raised, which still have not been addressed.

    It’s as if Ames himself has been replying all along. Next you’ll tell us that the BFP is “strewn with errors”.

    If you look at the top of the page – “BY BFP”. Only BFP – I presume editors – can publish things. Therefore, it was in fact one of the BFP staff – again, I presume editor – who published this article. Although the bulk of text may have been provided by an anonymous poster, BFP is the one who published it.

    In the end, it’s BFP’s site and they can put up anything they want. If it defames someone, they should expect to face the law. But to say that they’re unfairly censoring their site is incorrect.

  325. A right frigging Charlie

    That’s hilarious Anonymous. The anti HP trolls are continually telling us what is right and wrong. A fake DA letter posted on here. Continual references to court transcripts, but never the actual extract from the transcripts posted on here. Ambiguous references to Romanian women (who is actually English) and a cat. A new exposé from the Echo that is being “checked by DA legal team”
    Well done “on track” for pointing out that you are not “Bob” which confirms to “Je suis UN knob” or “Je suis LE knob” that is exactly what he is, LE KNOB.

  326. Anonymous

    No anonymous 3.52, if you look at the bottom of the original post it says ” contributed anonymously to BFP” Anyone can post a lead article on BFP, or send it to BFP and they will publish it. I suggest you take the time to read some of the other threads started on BFP, some of them are quite open in their authors. Why you think I should say BFP is strewn with errors I don’t know. Some of the postings are. I have not said BFP have unfairly censored the site, it was what the poster was advocating.

  327. Anonymous

    @Anonymous 4:13pm

    Thanks.

    I’ll write my post about Harlequin’s success now and send it in to them.

    I was being satirical RE strewn with errors.

    I took your post as questioning the validity of BFP’s platform to post questions, highlighting that you’re in your right to set up your own site if you wish to see a positive slant on Harlequin.

    Have a good day!

  328. More Brains In a Goldfish Bowl

    Pretty much sums up Harlequin’s management for me. Idioten.

  329. JE SUIS KNOB

    par ou commencer les criminalités de david ames et harlequin?

  330. anonymous

    Anonymous 4.13 and any others who support Harlequin, why don’t you write to BFP and ask them to submit an article demonstrating why investors should support the Ames family and Harlequin, perhaps you guys can demonstrate that The Ames Family are victims in this too,

    Why moan about what BFP publish, why does PHIG for example operate a closed forum, surely the information they have would benefit the thousands of investors who might be sitting on the fence with respect to Harlequin and the Ames family,

    Why does Dave Ames not provide BFP with a copy of the transcripts from the Irish Court Case? If as is claimed the references taken from the Irish transcripts are false. Why don’t the pro Harlequin mob, provide BFP with a copy of the claim and defence in the Harlequin et al vs Wilkins Kennedy case?

    Why does Dave Ames not provide copies of the Accounts he claims to have filed in St. Vincent, strangely the companies office there are reluctant to state anything about these accounts, even though they should be freely available.

  331. Anonymous

    There is no complaint what BFP publish, the complaint is in the posters comments which advocate no right of reply and therefor censorship. The HP vs WK papers have been published through links to the Anon files. As there were only 2 copies of the court transcripts I for one would not have a clue where to get a copy from. However I am not aware that DA reads this blog. Would it not be easier for the anti HP “mob” publish the extracts to support their accusation. Without support the accusations are baseless.

  332. Anonymous

    Par où. You are not very good at this are you.

  333. anonymous

    Dear Sir / Madame, I have read your post below, please see my notes on this.

    A right frigging Charlie on January 11, 2015 at 4:03 pm
    That’s hilarious Anonymous. The anti HP trolls are continually telling us what is right and wrong. A fake DA letter posted on here.

    (Are you speaking about the content of an update which recently appeared on BFP, the content of that update is about as fake as all the other updates purportedly from Ames and Harlequin. Would you not agree? Finance, Marinas, HMSSE exiting Administration, Trust etc etc etc.

    Continual references to court transcripts, but never the actual extract from the transcripts posted on here.

    (Are you claiming that the references are false ?, what’s the difference between references to the transcripts and references by Ames to finance and a Succesfull business? )

    Ambiguous references to Romanian women (who is actually English) and a cat.

    ( 1. Who said the woman is English? How do you know ? There is no mention of her nationality in the Metro Article, http://metro.co.uk/2013/04/03/owner-reunited-with-missing-cat-after-seven-years-and-court-custody-battle-3582015/

    2. The reference to the article above was a post about its relevance to Harlequin,

    3. The poster who referred to a Romanian girl was referring to an individual he / she / they used to hide the fact that he / she / they had purchased property in Dubai but registered the property in the name of the Romanian Woman, there was no mention of the woman with the cat in that post.

    Are you now saying that the woman in the metro article or a woman with a similar name is working with Ames, perhaps helping him hide certain property transactions? Surely not? But again you seem to know this woman as you claim she is English.
    As a result I’m going to err on the side of caution and give this information to the authorities, nothing may come of it, but you just can never tell)

    A new exposé from the Echo that is being “checked by DA legal team”

    (Jon Austin has completed an article on the administration of Ames’ companies in the Caribbean, Ames’ lawyers have been in communication with Jon Austin on the article, that is common. Jon will publish the article once the administration process has been formalised, it’s been in front of a judge in St. Vincent already, in open court and all sides were agreeable to an administration process, so I fail to see what the problem is, Jon is behaving in a perfectly reasonable manner on the issue of the administration, waiting for the administrators to be appointed before running his story).

    Well done “on track” for pointing out that you are not “Bob” which confirms to “Je suis UN knob” or “Je suis LE knob” that is exactly what he is, LE KNOB.

    (I’m glad “on track” was able to prove to you that he / she / they are not Bob, hopefully “on track” will get around to demonstrating this to us too sometime.)

  334. Anonymous

    Anonymous 4.54 are you having a laugh lol, you said the following

    “However I am not aware that DA reads this blog.”

    You might have forgotten but Dave Ames, wife and son claimed as recently as their Christmas Eve update that they are suing a number of individuals who have defamed them on this blog, if as you claim they or DA does not read this blog, I fail to see how he can claim he is being defamed, can you?

    Lol go away you stupid little man, or woman. Lol

  335. Anonymous

    Anonymous 4.54 pm don’t be such an ass,

    Only two copies of the transcripts? Who told you this, Ames?

    Let’s begin shall we, Ames’ Irish lawyers have copies of the transcripts that’s one copy, Ames and Carol have copies, thats at least 2 copies, Ames’ Irish barristers have copies of the transcripts, that’s 3, probably Ames’ witnesses have copies of the transcripts that’s at least 4 copies, Ames’ in house legal team would have copies of the transcripts that makes at least 5 copies, Ames’ ex pet poodle UK QC Hefin Rees would have copies of the transcripts that makes 6 copies, the Judge would have a copy that makes at least 7 copies, the SFO took a copy as they were in attendance at the court case that’s at least 8 copies, Kennedys Wilkins Kenndys insurers lawyers have a copy which they refer to in their defence that makes 9 copies, presumably Wilkins Kennedy have recieved a copy that makes at least 10 copies, RL Gareth Fatchett was given a copy that makes at least 11 copies, I believe that Jon Austin was given a copy that makes at least 12 copies, I believe CLC obtained a copy that makes at least 13 copies, Lord knows how many copies the builders legal team and witnesses obtained. So all in all we are looking at 15 – 20 copies of the transcripts out there, possibly more if you count the Caribbean lawyers .

    So why you state only 2 copies is beyond me. Why do you make shit up lol your no good at it, ho away you stupid boy.

  336. Anonymous

    Anonymous 5.35. Try the court stenographers. Who DA and Paddys lawyers gave copies to is up to them. “Ho” away you very stupid child.

  337. Anonymous

    Anonymous 5.21. Jesus you are a prat. Let me explain defamation. You don’t actually have to read something to be defamed by it. DA gave up reading this blog a long time ago. Mainly because of brainless comments like yours. You stupid boy!

  338. Anonymous

    Anonymous 5.51 pm Ames has instigated defamation proceedings against a number of individuals, please refer to his update of Christmas Eve, he has travelled to the U.S. as part of these proceedings, I find it bizarre that Ames is instigating proceedings against individuals not knowing what is being said about him, but we must take your word for it? but again why are you on here? You appear to know what Dave Ames is doing, you appear close enough to him to know he does not read the posts on BFP,

    Why do you bother coming on here given your reference to the brainless posts? Have you nothing better to do with your time?

    I’m sure if Dave Ames is not reading these blogs, individuals like your good self are keeping him abreast of the content, I mean someone must be giving him content from this forum to allow him to mount a defamation action.

    Silly boy. Silly silly boy.

  339. Anonymous

    anonymous on January 11, 2015 at 5:17 pm
    Dear Sir / Madame, I have read your post below, please see my notes on this.

    A right frigging Charlie on January 11, 2015 at 4:03 pm
    That’s hilarious Anonymous. The anti HP trolls are continually telling us what is right and wrong. A fake DA letter posted on here.

    (Are you speaking about the content of an update which recently appeared on BFP, the content of that update is about as fake as all the other updates purportedly from Ames and Harlequin. Would you not agree? Finance, Marinas, HMSSE exiting Administration, Trust etc etc etc.

    Continual references to court transcripts, but never the actual extract from the transcripts posted on here.

    (Are you claiming that the references are false ?, what’s the difference between references to the transcripts and references by Ames to finance and a Succesfull business? )

    Ambiguous references to Romanian women (who is actually English) and a cat.

    ( 1. Who said the woman is English? How do you know ? There is no mention of her nationality in the Metro Article, http://metro.co.uk/2013/04/03/owner-reunited-with-missing-cat-after-seven-years-and-court-custody-battle-3582015/

    2. The reference to the article above was a post about its relevance to Harlequin,

    3. The poster who referred to a Romanian girl was referring to an individual he / she / they used to hide the fact that he / she / they had purchased property in Dubai but registered the property in the name of the Romanian Woman, there was no mention of the woman with the cat in that post.

    Are you now saying that the woman in the metro article or a woman with a similar name is working with Ames, perhaps helping him hide certain property transactions? Surely not? But again you seem to know this woman as you claim she is English.
    As a result I’m going to err on the side of caution and give this information to the authorities, nothing may come of it, but you just can never tell)

    A new exposé from the Echo that is being “checked by DA legal team”

    (Jon Austin has completed an article on the administration of Ames’ companies in the Caribbean, Ames’ lawyers have been in communication with Jon Austin on the article, that is common. Jon will publish the article once the administration process has been formalised, it’s been in front of a judge in St. Vincent already, in open court and all sides were agreeable to an administration process, so I fail to see what the problem is, Jon is behaving in a perfectly reasonable manner on the issue of the administration, waiting for the administrators to be appointed before running his story).

    Well done “on track” for pointing out that you are not “Bob” which confirms to “Je suis UN knob” or “Je suis LE knob” that is exactly what he is, LE KNOB.

    (I’m glad “on track” was able to prove to you that he / she / they are not Bob, hopefully “on track” will get around to demonstrating this to us too sometime.)

  340. Anonymous

    mis-sold an investment on January 11, 2015 at 1:27 pm
    how does the mis selling of the harlequin ‘investment’, compare to the mis selling of PPI for you ?

    Personally speaking, the mis selling of PPI was an ‘annoyance’ , the mis -selling of the harlequin investment is devastating.

    Perhaps Mr ames could have said , back in 2006, when he kick started the project with the 100% scheme, he was naive , stupid, & had not considered the cost of developing and marketing a resort, the consequences of inevitable delays, paying out high commissions , interest loan payments.

    The cash flow problem exacerbated by his negligent business practices.

    but by the time Dave stated on video that harlequin did not necessarily need external investment, he revealed his true colours, a man that would say anything to get your money, He would have been well aware the costs of developing, selling and then marketing the completed resorts , combined with the monthly interest payments, far , far exceeded the money obtained through his deceptive marketing campaign

    Dave continued with his deceptive marketing right to the bitter end, guaranteed buybacks, mis leading time scales, while hiding his business accounts, and using investors money for litigation , and to buy credibility.

    Dave didnt care about his victims, he would encourage them to take loans on properties, take their pensions and life savings.

    Dave stated on video that the average person did not have hundreds of thousands to invest, and getting a mortgage for caribbean properties was virtually impossible. Now dave is critical for these people not being able to raise hundreds of thousands for a property in the Caribbean.

  341. Anonymous

    @anonymous 6.10. Oh you really are thick. I said he DOES not read BFP, not he DID not read BFP as in the PAST. Do you understand the difference between present and past tense? Stupid boy, stupid stupid boy.

  342. Anon

    What triggered the pathetic post of 5.58 pm, once again something rattled Ames’ cage, could be the references to the metro newspaper article or the article in the Vincentian, or the news on the administration, all very relevant.

  343. Anon

    At anonymous 6.25 how do you know Dave Ames does not read BFP?

  344. HMRC coming to get ya Dave

    And all the agents you hung out to dry.

  345. Anonymous

    Ask him. It’s easy, phone up. Hi Dave how are you, did you read BFP the other day? Any comment? Easy really. You should try it.

  346. Dave the guy with good christian values

    Some of the recent posts sound as though the author is Dave Ames. Guessing that he is starting to worry what us annoying pesky investors think or perhaps hmrc… I have only seen one or two hmrc investigations out of thousands of tax returns/accounts I have seen filed. Hope you are being investigated Dave, you reap what you sow. Hmrc debt collectors are such sweet, gentle souls🙂

  347. Anonymous

    Dave Ames did read BFP.

    It upset him beyond reason as people were openly talking about the lies propagated by Harlequin despite the countless NDAs Ames had insisted on.

    Also discussed on BFP was how Ames was continuing to build virtually nothing (backed up by photographic evidence from Caribbean locals), and how a show home and a half demolished hotel were rotting after being abandoned and looted (again, backed up by photographic evidence).

    BFP kept providing a channel of info about how Harlequin and Ames were defaulting on 100s and 100s of investor contracts, but exploiting litigation in order not to refund investors and to continue in their attempts to deceive and coax further investment from victims.

    Meanwhile Ames kept us all updated by reminding us about the WK case (fundamental to a multinational development operation) and how he had recently spent time and money in the US in order to obtain the IP addresses of internet bloggers on BFP who had defamed him and his family personally. Again, fundamental strategy in order to some day start developing the portfolio Ames had taken nigh on half a billion pounds in deposits for.

    Ames no longer reads BFP as he has now come to accept that bloggers don’t give a flying f*ck about his intimidation and threats of litigation and will continue to publicise the outrages being perpetrated by the Ames family and Harlequin.

    I will stand up to anyone who threatens my right to free speech, and Ames is right up there on top of my list.

  348. Anon

    You call Dave and believe everything he tells you lol, I called Dave 6 years ago, told him I had 100k, he met me the next day, told me to invest in Merricks, told me my unit would be complete in 2010 latest 2011, Dave no longer takes my calls, yet he took my cash. Last time I spoke to him was when I bumped into him at Gatwick about a year ago. December 2013 to be exact.

    He denied the SFO were looking at him,
    He blamed the government in Barbados for the delay, blamed his old accountants too. Funnily enough he did not blame the Builder, but did say that Campion and HD Studios were still working on his projects, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Merricks, funny that, this was December 2013. Told me that RL were backing him, that they were very happy with what they saw, told me that Gareth Fatchett had his clients 7 capital investing in Harlequin.

    Just wanted to point out to him that HD Studios closed in April 2013. But he was gone. Dashed off. Do I believe a word that comes out of his gob, ahhhhh no, does anyone else ahhhh no, and I include the pro harlequin criminals on here, who not only know Ames is lying but also lie for him.

  349. je suis knob

    “Meanwhile Ames kept us all updated by reminding us about the WK case (fundamental to a multinational development operation) and how he had recently spent time and money in the US in order to obtain the IP addresses of internet bloggers on BFP who had defamed him and his family personally. Again, fundamental strategy in order to some day start developing the portfolio Ames had taken nigh on half a billion pounds in deposits for.”

    Parlez vous francais?

    Mon francais est trés petite mais j’adore le commentaires sur ames – le merde.

  350. mis-sold an investment

    In the past, I tried phoning Dave to get some answers,, but unfortunately had to deal with his intellectually challenged staff and fraudster son.

    Dave also get confused very easily, and has trouble distinguishing between fantasy and reality, so even if we manage to get him on the phone, expecting a truthful , coherent answer is as likely as getting finance.
    “if you fink bout it wright , buccament bay has not one single penny of debt, wright ……..”

    My questions proved too challenging for Sunny ( Vinny ), Dan and Matt,
    questions like, how many hotel rooms have you actually finished at Buccament Bay, is the resort actually profitable, and why are you still offering hotel rooms with guarantees, while you are unable to fulfill the promises you offered to me 6 years ago, is this not dishonest ?

  351. Shallow End Of The Gene Pool

    I had similar treatment at the hands of the staff at HP. Lots of huffpuff but no substance I’m afraid. To think these criminals had dealt with near half a billion pounds is shocking.

    If Matt Ames’ case is anything to go by, we will have to look at the “consultancy” fees which Ames may have paid out on BB or similar… fees paid to a company he owns / controls.

    And if Fatchett got 7 Capital to make up a letter of intent just to get Ames out to those meeting, and get the SIPPs list, hats off to him. He knew full well they wouldn’t part with a penny, and would just cite the DD as being damning to get out of it. Unlucky Dave.

  352. Anon 1

    Dave Ames has purchased overseas properties, but has some of those properties registered in someone else’s name, now why do this?

    It might not be illegal, but why do it?, was it to hide these assets, now that could be illegal, whatever the reason, he has done this, and to be honest we don’t know how many times he has done this, we only know he has done this, and he talks about transparency, bullshit, the man’s a consummate liar, and apparently likes to hide his assets, if there were proper accounts we could see where the money came from to buy these hidden assets. But sadly those types of accounts don’t exist.

    Dave mate, if your not reading the current posts, it’s time you did. The purchasers want answers mate, and they want them now.

    Funny Sam Commissiong according to the master of the High Court in St. Vincent is representing his client Dave Ames in the matter of administration of his companies over there, so why don’t we get an update from Ames on the matter.

    Dave it’s time you came clean, it’s time you stated your intentions with respect to the administration of one or more of your companies in St. Vincent.

  353. Anonymous

    @vous etes un knob. If your pathetic piece of French is supposed to end with “the shit” then it’s LA MERDE.

  354. Dried Up Crustacean On The Rim Of The Gene Pool

    Dave, in case you are reading this, something we need to clear up,

    When you say that Buccament bay has no debt and is unencumbered, the 6000 investors that paid for it’s construction with their homes, pensions and life savings, may not share your point of view.

  355. Anon

    @ Je Suis knob, I think we all agree Ames is a shit, and a liar, and a thief.

  356. Do we have something of a “Mexican stand-off” going on in SVG.
    Gonsalves……….”I will nationalize BB and win re-election”
    Dave Ames ……..”I have photographic evidence of you accepting
    US $1,000,000.000 in a brown paper bag,
    you make your court grant me Chapter-11
    bankruptcy status so that I can re-organize”

  357. Anonymous

    My guess is that the liquidators of HMSSE are pursuing the overseas debts hence the urgency for Ames to get one or more of his Caribbean companies into Administration. I agree, we need an absolute unequivocall update from Ames on this and the other allegations being levied against him here, I am very concerned with the allegation that Ames has purchased property and registered this in someone else’s name. That is deeply concerning.

  358. Anon

    Have investors that have handed over completion money before 31.12.14 for H Hotel kindly paid Dave and Carol’s personal tax bills for 13/14 ? Suspiciously close to January’s deadline in uk ?

  359. Anonymous

    Ingham and Ames go back to their time in Dubai, this has been openly admitted.

    Is he one of the scum with an Ames property in his name? There must be a reason he supports Ames, he can’t be doing it for free!!

  360. je suis knob

    @Anonymous 7:26pm

    Merci pour le correction pour “le merde”. J’étudie le Francais mais c’est trop bien pas

  361. Anonymous

    RL are making a complete balls of this, I like the way they acknowledge that they completely messed up in 2014, also interesting to note that they appear not to have the number of clients they once led us to believe.

    And yes it looks like finally RL admit that the FSCS have not paid out any redress yet, they rely on yet as do I, yet could mean anything.

    I really don’t accept their statement re their “error of judgement” all they did and they know this is to buy Ames time, all those promises about Stat Demands, option B’s etc, this to me smacks of damage limitation, this is what happens when you get too close to Ames, you lie with unwashed unkempt dogs, you will get fleas.

    I also note that Gareth Fatchett is no longer mentioned in dispatches.

    Ames led Gareth Fatchett and RL on a merry little dance, then got a number of his loyal supporters to issue formal complaints to the SRA, being the vindictive little bastard that he is. Fatchett was too naieve, and got swallowed up by the Christmas jumpers and fame he felt would follow.

    Fatchett was like a Rabbit caught in the headlights. But ironically Fatchett was Ames’ best chance at coming out of this partly intact. But Ames being the vindictive little shit that he is could not help himself, what a complete cock is our Dave.

    Harlequin FSCS Valuation – click on link

    All,

    FSCS Claims Valuations

    The title of the email is quite true. For now, the FSCS are valuing Harlequin investments at 100% of their original value. The enclosed calculation relates to an FSCS calculation dated very recently. All FSCS matters will be treated uniformly. so it whatever is claimed, no one has an FSCS Harlequin redress winner yet.

    “Yet” is the operative word. The policy of the FSCS in their review of investments (and redress) is a slow process. Quite properly, the FSCS are considering the issue of loss and redress flowing from it.

    The FSCS have operated this approach with other major investments such as Stirling Mortimer and Sustainable Growth Group. Both these investments are subject to Serious Fraud Office investigation. The loss calculation redresses the loss accruing from the original pension transfer. This effectively redresses part of the claim. The positive of this is that the pension transfer element of the claim is being paid. With approx. 3300 claimants, the FSCS understand that they need to be both consistent and transparent.

    As part of the work we are doing for our clients, we will shortly engage with FSCS to persuade them to use the value being used by SIPP operators in their valuations (eg £1 per contract). The FSCS will need to issue / publish a policy in terms of the value of Harlequin redress. There is no doubt in our mind that this will require all the major stakeholders handling Harlequin claims to work collaboratively.

    http://www.4newsquare.com/news/article.aspx?Id=133 – it is well worth reading the Court of Appeal case of Emptage. To us, the Harlequin redress element has Emptage written all over it. With approx. £200m invested via SIPP, the stakes are high.

    SIPP Operator Claims

    The letters of claim have been issued to the two SIPP operators who hold the largest amount of contracts (Lifetime and Guardian). The claim letter were issued on the 12th November 2014 on behalf of a sample group of investors. We have indicated to both SIPP operators that we will serve them an updated claimant list. Our claim letters will be extended to other SIPP operators in the near future.

    We have issued a significant number of Data Subject Access Requests to SIPP operators. We have sought to obtain their files so we can review the contracts, due diligence, payment chasing actions taken etc.

    This claim is more than likely to involve applications for Group Litigation Orders. If so, the defendants (the SIPP operators) would be required to bring to the attention of their SIPP members (who hold Harlequin) the existence of the orders.

    This ensures that all approx. 3300 SIPP investors are aware of the groups. It goes without saying that many of the investors will not be our clients and may be represented by other firms. We will need to work sensibly with these firms to ensure that all parties have the benefit of both the pension transfer claims and the SIPP operator claims.

    Guardian SIPP Fees

    We act for investors who have been sued for non-payment of their SIPP annual management charges. If you receive either a letter of claim or proceedings, please contact Tobias Haynes at our offices. Please do not delay in this as there are timescales to be met.

    Conclusion

    2014 was a year which became very contentious due to the due diligence and the trust proposal. We have no intention of this happening again in 2015. Our entire focus is on obtaining redress for our clients, not the circus which surrounds Harlequin.

    We made an error of judgment becoming too involved with the whole Harlequin saga. We felt obligated to fight the investor corner. The reality is that some investors support Harlequin and strongly objected to our intervention. We do not necessarily agree with these investors, but we recognise that they too have lost or stand to lose significant sums of money.

    Investors should now judge Harlequin on what they deliver. We played a part in a sideshow during 2014, which allowed the agenda to move away from what has been delivered. The irony is that our removal from the constant debates means that Harlequin lose the ability to point a finger at us and blame us for their position. Maybe, in a strange way, they will miss us.

    Regulatory Legal Solicitors

    Visit Harlequin Investor Group at: http://harlequininvestorgroup.co.uk/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

  362. Anon

    Good question about why Ingham supports Ames.

    We all know that bullshit Bob gets thrown a few scraps every month for his disruptive efforts on here but what is Ingham getting?

  363. Worriedinvestor

    Ingham needs the money, his wife eats a lot. The best of it he is not even an investor.

  364. Has anyone thought it might be “hush money”

  365. Keeping up with the Jones (not very well)

    He does not own his own company, wannabe😉

  366. Anonymous

    Now now Anon, the tw*t earlier got taught a lesson regarding mistaken identity and you are falling through the same trap door. Obsession is a mental illness.

  367. Anon

    @ Mexican Stand Off, hush money for what?

  368. Anonymous

    Argyle International Airport will not be finished in 2015.. poor BB, that was the reason they were waiting for to open another few hundred rooms. Even if they did have a few hundred more rooms and they were full..where would the poor folks eat?Their current restaurants cant even handle the few guests they get now.The SPA is seldom available because it is booked.
    No Trader Vics, No Liverpool Football Academy, no Indigo Dive.Two tennis courts for a Tennis Club….what a joke!

  369. 9:54
    What happens in Dubai stays in Dubai !

  370. Anonymous

    It’s time to consider the next moves by Ames, the administration of some of the Caribbean companies is now all but a foregone conclusion.

    And it’s purchasers who once again are left high and dry.

    But tonight we recieve an update from RL, acknowledging that they basically got it all wrong in 2014, furthermore confirming that they have yet to obtain redress for their clients.

    Fatchett took his eye off the ball, bought Ames a further year and tonight all but apologises for the farcical way RL dealt with Ames.

    “We played a part in a sideshow during 2014, which allowed the agenda to move away from what has been delivered. ”

    This admission is an absolute disgrace, Gareth Fatchett is supposed to be a credible solicitor, what was he doing playing games in sideshows when thousands of investors wanted what was owed to them. Was Fatchett fiddling whilst Harlequin burned, let us not forget the Christmas Jumpers and numerous update videos, was that all apart of the sideshow, the Gareth and Dave laugh in.

    RL state the following,

    “We felt obligated to fight the investor corner. The reality is that some investors support Harlequin and strongly objected to our intervention.”

    Sorry but in a witness statement in the Davies case, a witness statement produced for Ames against CLC and the Davies group, Fatchett stated that he ” Represented ” thousands of clients. So for RL to now state that they “FELT OBLIGATED to fight the investor corner”, well well, I’m at a loss to understand what RL means by this. If you have clients your obligation is to serve their interests not just to ” feel obliged” to. And sadly, Fatchett seems to have learned something from his bed fellow Ames, yes lay the blame for his failure at the door step of others. “The reality is that some investors support Harlequin and strongly objected to our intervention.”

    How can a solicitor state this? Your intervention? You claimed to have been instructed by clients, so totally at a loss to understand the statement from RL above.

    As they say, if you lie down with a smelly unkempt dog like Ames, you will get fleas,

    Now that the end is nigh, RL are preparing clients for the worst. I however don’t see this abysmal attempt at an apology as assisting matters in anyway. It is worth noting that no mention is made of Mr. Fatchett.

    See update from RL below.

    Harlequin FSCS Valuation – click on link

    All,

    FSCS Claims Valuations

    The title of the email is quite true. For now, the FSCS are valuing Harlequin investments at 100% of their original value. The enclosed calculation relates to an FSCS calculation dated very recently. All FSCS matters will be treated uniformly. so it whatever is claimed, no one has an FSCS Harlequin redress winner yet.

    “Yet” is the operative word. The policy of the FSCS in their review of investments (and redress) is a slow process. Quite properly, the FSCS are considering the issue of loss and redress flowing from it.

    The FSCS have operated this approach with other major investments such as Stirling Mortimer and Sustainable Growth Group. Both these investments are subject to Serious Fraud Office investigation. The loss calculation redresses the loss accruing from the original pension transfer. This effectively redresses part of the claim. The positive of this is that the pension transfer element of the claim is being paid. With approx. 3300 claimants, the FSCS understand that they need to be both consistent and transparent.

    As part of the work we are doing for our clients, we will shortly engage with FSCS to persuade them to use the value being used by SIPP operators in their valuations (eg £1 per contract). The FSCS will need to issue / publish a policy in terms of the value of Harlequin redress. There is no doubt in our mind that this will require all the major stakeholders handling Harlequin claims to work collaboratively.

    http:// http://www.4newsquare.com/ news/article .aspx?Id=133 – it is well worth reading the Court of Appeal case of Emptage. To us, the Harlequin redress element has Emptage written all over it. With approx. £200m invested via SIPP, the stakes are high.

    SIPP Operator Claims

    The letters of claim have been issued to the two SIPP operators who hold the largest amount of contracts (Lifetime and Guardian). The claim letter were issued on the 12th November 2014 on behalf of a sample group of investors. We have indicated to both SIPP operators that we will serve them an updated claimant list. Our claim letters will be extended to other SIPP operators in the near future.

    We have issued a significant number of Data Subject Access Requests to SIPP operators. We have sought to obtain their files so we can review the contracts, due diligence, payment chasing actions taken etc.

    This claim is more than likely to involve applications for Group Litigation Orders. If so, the defendants (the SIPP operators) would be required to bring to the attention of their SIPP members (who hold Harlequin) the existence of the orders.

    This ensures that all approx. 3300 SIPP investors are aware of the groups. It goes without saying that many of the investors will not be our clients and may be represented by other firms. We will need to work sensibly with these firms to ensure that all parties have the benefit of both the pension transfer claims and the SIPP operator claims.

    Guardian SIPP Fees

    We act for investors who have been sued for non-payment of their SIPP annual management charges. If you receive either a letter of claim or proceedings, please contact Tobias Haynes at our offices. Please do not delay in this as there are timescales to be met.

    Conclusion

    2014 was a year which became very contentious due to the due diligence and the trust proposal. We have no intention of this happening again in 2015. Our entire focus is on obtaining redress for our clients, not the circus which surrounds Harlequin.

    We made an error of judgment becoming too involved with the whole Harlequin saga. We felt obligated to fight the investor corner. The reality is that some investors support Harlequin and strongly objected to our intervention. We do not necessarily agree with these investors, but we recognise that they too have lost or stand to lose significant sums of money.

    Investors should now judge Harlequin on what they deliver. We played a part in a sideshow during 2014, which allowed the agenda to move away from what has been delivered. The irony is that our removal from the constant debates means that Harlequin lose the ability to point a finger at us and blame us for their position. Maybe, in a strange way, they will miss us.

    Regulatory Legal Solicitors

  371. Anonymous

    You lie down with dogs, you mean Paddy dont you. Everyone knows that GF and Paddy were in cahoots. Dont forget the deal in the desert tent. Wonder how the RL muppets feel about their £240 now.

  372. A Rock and a Hard Place

    Always going to be a toughs call, cash investors have no choice but to go with Ames and HIS (keep out of jail TRUST) the SIPP investors need Harlequin to go bump.

    Either way about 50% won’t be happy regardless of the outcome……. what can you do?

  373. Anonymous

    CPC will sleep sorry lay with anyone, aye Chris😉

  374. Just saying....

    Let sleeping dogs lay, or is that lie?

  375. Anonymous

    @ Anonymous 11.13 no sadly the dog being referred to is Ames, if Fatchett had listened to those he solicitied for advice then he would not be swimming in the brown stuff. Fatchett once told me he could not talk to Mr. O’ Halloran or Mr. Newman because to do so would have invoked the wrath of the Great Visionary, and he felt that he was developing a good rapport with the Great Visionary, indeed he believed at one point that the Great Visionary was just another victim. Going so far as to commit perjury through his witness statement in support of the Great Visionary in the Davies case, that is most apparent from tonight’s update, but Fatchett is firmly out of the loop and RL are now seeking to limit the damage.

    But as usual the Pro Harlequin brigade like to put their warped spin on everything. Ames won the Irish case because Ames his wife and a number of other witnesses were willing to commit perjury for a greater cause, the defence in the Ames / Harlequin et al vs Wilkins Kennedy is most telling in this regard. As are legal documents submitted in the CLC case.

    It’s amusing to note however that every time we have Ames and others exposed, the pro Harlequin mob try and equate this back to the builder.

    Sadly Fatchett did not listen to the builder or those associated with him for had he done so he would probably not have lost his UK action against Ames, but somehow I doubt he wanted to win that action, afterall he did recieve quite a bit of intelligence on Ames prior to that case, intelligence he apparently chose not to use.

  376. Anonymous

    Read the update – Can explain the importance of the original valuation VS SIPP valuation of £1 to the FSCS?

  377. Anonymous

    Oh I see – they are valuing the compensation against an insurance policy and using the balance to form their compensation offer.

    If the value of the investment (which is still hypothetically alive) is the full amount (IE it has not “lost” value), the entire amount is deducted from the balance. However, if the amount is adjusted to reflect the SIPP valuation (£1), the balance becomes addressed.

    This means for SIPP investors, the best outcome is to have Harlequin down the tubes so their investment is truly wiped off the face of the earth.

  378. Anonymous

    Exactly and RL are trying to convince the FSCS to allow the valuations of £1.00 stand, the problem RL have is that Ames produced a valuation for Buccament Bay of c $ 250 million which allthough ridiculous in the extreme does muddy the waters somewhat.

    I’ve always found it difficult to comprehend how the FSCS being the compensation fund of last resort for customers of authorised financial services firms would pay out on claims when the developer of the RDC’s in question keeps telling the world that all will be well, and that finance is just around the corner.

    Ok let’s take a hypothetical scenario, RL manage to convince the FSCS to value the contracts at £ 1 each. And all the SIPP contract holders obtain full redress, at the same time Ames gets his finance and continues the build, technically the FSCS payments would have been made in error, the last resort being that work continues apace with the RDC’s.

    Where is the ultimate loss? Yes the development of the RDC’s in this example have been delayed but if Ames is to be believed and in this unlikely scenario admittedly, the resorts do get built, well where is the loss.

    Ok some might claim that the FA’s incorrectly sold the investments to some purchasers, but the FA will claim that the projects were not halted permanently meerly delayed and now that they are back on track the losses are negligible.

    Now the question has to be, as to when the FSCS will make a determination in that regard,

    I also recall Gareth Fatchett and Ames claiming that redress options could be pursued hand in hand with the restructuring of the Ames companies, well if the Ames companies were to be restructured and the resorts ultimately completed, again where is the loss. Or at least a valid claim of last resort, I always felt that Gareth Fatchett was walking a fine line here, on the one hand looking to assist with the restructuring of the Ames business whilst at the same time advocating claims of last resort. I just can’t see this simultaneous approach working out, indeed on the face of it, it appeared like an attempt to extract compensation from the FSCS under false pretences.

    I mean the companies are either finished, unable to complete the resorts and should be liquidated or the companies are in fact just going through a temporary glitch caused by circumstances beyond the control of the management but are well on the road to recovery as Ames is always keen to point out.

    I guess this is why Gareth Fatchett has been removed from the scene of the crime so to speak.

    The update from RL this evening was very poorly phrased, but sadly it was probably the best RL could do by way of an apology to the thousands of Ames’ victims out there, I am however gobsmacked that a law firm can come and state that they basically lost focus in such a huge high profile case.

    I agree with a previous poster when they stated that Gareth Fatchett got too close to Ames, it was at this point that his independent judgment became somewhat clouded, and it exposed him to a rather vindictive attack from Ames by way of complaints to the SRA.

    Had Gareth Fatchett maintained his distance and focused on the matters in hand rather then engaging in sideshows then the outcome might have been a little different and for a legal firm who previously claimed in court to act for in excess of 2000 investors, I find the comments on the RL update baffling to say the least.

  379. Anon

    Sure looks like RL fucked up, that’s as close to an apology that I’ve ever seen any law firm give. What was that guy Fatchett thinking. Bet they is in for some serious law suit.

  380. Anonymous

    Here we are again DA = perjury. PROOF? Where, how, what when?

  381. Anon

    Mention of the marina reminds me of the Disney style pirate ship that was supposed to offer cruises and be an eating venue. The thing was built and shipped over to SVG but then had a fire on board and has been languishing somewhere ever since.

    Does anyone have recent photographs of this white elephant? How much of the purchasers’ funds were sunk into this failure?

  382. Just saying.... As a SIPP investor

    Happy days if Ames pulls the plug = I get paid.

  383. Just saying.... As a SIPP investor

    And yes this would mean cash investors get very little.

  384. Just saying.... As a cash investor

    But, that would stuff the cash investors, would it not?

  385. Anonymous

    How as a SIPP investor can you make a claim if the investment is still valued at full price?

  386. The Solution

    You can’t.

    That’s why Harlequin must be put into administration. Ames gets the cash investors to join the Trust (can’t sue him) FSCS pay out SIPPs they we are all one big happy family.

    It’s a simple but effective solution.

  387. Pluto

    As a cash investor I will never join the Harlequin Trust. You could never rely on Harlequin to pay your 10% return as Ames is a liar and a crook.

  388. Anyone know the answer?

    So, Ames gets the FSCS to pay off 50% + or – the other 50 % can’t sue him because they have been persuaded into joining the Trust.

    He could actually end up pulling this off?, Unless of course the SFO or HMRC scupper his plans?

    Or am I taking a very simplistic view of things?

  389. Anyone know the answer?

    @Pluto
    Ames next step will be join the Trust, because as a cash investor you don’t have much choice, do you?

    I do however 100% agree with your sentiments

  390. Anonymous

    Pluto, I agree but the problem is that if you don’t join the trust you will be left to fend for yourself and the costs associated with taking legal action on your own.
    Can you complete without finance?

  391. Anonymous

    Anyone Know the Answer, Ames will pull this off because he is following a well planned route.
    Everybody thinks Dave is thick but he is advised well and knows where he is heading with all this.
    The only thing that can stop him is if SFO/ HMRC or the like bring it to a halt.
    I think the SFO are struggling.

  392. Kiss of death

    What a mess, half want Harlequin to fail – SIPPS
    Half want it to work – Cash investors.

    WK and the Irish builder – what do they want?

    Based on this alone it can’t work.

  393. You judge

    @Anonymous
    January 12, 2015 at 11:40 am

    He is thick. otherwise he would not have gotten in this mess, go work it out.

  394. Anonymous

    You Judge, I didn’t disagree he was thick, but I said he gets well advised.

    If this wasn’t the case he would be sharing a cell with Matt.

    Worked out.

  395. Jazz

    Hi Gonsalves,
    Just a reminder that you have a number of investors in Harlequin who’s contracts have expired and are not being repaid.If you continue to support Ames and those crap head office Staff (liars and cheats),2015 should be a very exciting year for you.

  396. Anonymous

    Dam right GF took his eye off the ball. Too busy getting donations for his church choir. lol

  397. You judge

    Anonymous
    January 12, 2015 at 11:54 am

    You seem oddly impressed by Ames.

    Harlequin / DA had nothing to do with Matt Ames fraud, such a silly comment to make.

    He is however being investigated by many. I don’t care how well he is advised he and his family are they have some very serious problems.

    It’s finally the end of the road.

  398. Anonymous

    Yeah, Ames had his eye on the ball – what a guy!

  399. Anonymous

    You Judge, How can I be impressed by what has achieved, he had delivered nothing you great nob.

    Matt being in jail has a lot to do with Harlequin as he stated in his trial that it was set up as a mirror image of what his father was doing. So not so silly

    Don’t kid yourself Dames and Carol are having a bad time, they are multi-millionaires on the back of yours and my cash and its in locations that mean it will never be recovered.

    Dave will continue living the dream off our cash and die of old age before the authorities get their arses in gear.

    Its all wrong but that’s how it is Mr I Knowitall

  400. Pluto

    Commisaring St Vincent
    I may have spelt your name incorrectly however I do not apologise. How many years have you been a bent lawyer?

  401. Anon

    @ Anonymous on January 12, 2015 at 11:40 am,

    Ames can’t pull this off and here’s why.

    Let’s say the FSCS do pay out some 3,200 claims in full, that will leave Ames with about 3,000 purchasers,
    Ames would then have to ensure that all these purchasers joined the trust, as Ames has pointed out, he needs to remove the threat of litigation before any financier shows an interest.

    Therefore if the 3,000 purchasers join the trust, all will be well, in fact Ames will then only have to build half the number of units because the other 3,200 purchasers just got compensated, so no one looses right?

    Wrong the loosers here are the FSCS. The FSCS is a compensation scheme of last resort. So how do you think the funders of the FSCS will feel seeing in close to a quarter of a billion pounds paid out in compensation to members of a scheme who’s chairman will not be able to resist the temptation to tell the world how wonderful and succesfull his scheme Harlequin is.

    In any event the contracts are not just torn up once the victims have been compensated, the contracts remain with the FSCS, and they could enforce the terms of the contract at any stage, so we are back to square one again, that being the financiers ( if any exist, which is doubtful anyway) reluctance to invest whilst the threat of litigation looms.

    And I doubt very much that the FSCS will agree not to pursue Ames.

    But I believe that is all irrelevant given the high profile nature of Ames’ companies as a result of both the FCA warnings and the SFO investigation, you will not see FSCS compensation paid out to the bulk of claimants until such time as Harlequin go under, despite what RL say, let’s face facts, not long ago Gareth Fatchett was telling us that they had achieved success with FSCS route, we even had Paul Walton regale us with his tale of success on the RL forum, we now have RL basically denying this because RL admit that they lost focus, and were consumed by the side show.

    Last year 2014 RL ‘felt’ obligated to fight the investor corner but got caught up in the Harlequin sideshow and circus instead, so now they tell us that they have no intention of this happening again in 2015. Our entire focus is on obtaining redress for our clients, not the circus which surrounds Harlequin.

    I’m still amazed that RL came out with such an update.

  402. Anonymous

    Looks like GF and his merry band got themselves out posted by DA. Got themselves into petty posturing. Perhaps in future legal actions you decide to take you will concentrate on justifying £240 fees to your customers rather than sillyness.

  403. Pluto

    It would be very satisfying if Ames, Gonsalves and Commissaring are all in jail together sometime in 2016-7.

  404. Sheriff Fat Man

    And that wouldn’t take much winning believe me!

  405. Pluto

    Charges for our merry band of three:
    Gonsalves – a sexual predator and crook.
    Ames a massive fraudster and happy to lie in court..
    Commissiong just bent.

  406. Anonymous

    Pluto, go to the authorities if you have the evidence

  407. Pluto

    It is already there!

  408. Anonymous

    Pluto, well it mustn’t have been very convincing because the 3 of them are on the outside living it up!

  409. Pluto

    Gonsalves, Ames and Commissaring.
    I see that you all employ relatives in your businesses and government. I sincerely hope that they are not following in the footsteps of the three clowns at top who are involved in criminal activities etc.

  410. Anonymous

    @anonymous 1.22. Jez you have asked for evidence! Don’t you know you can post anything on here without backing it up with proof. When Pluto mentioned our merry band of three I naturally assumed he was talking about Paddy, Newman and MacDonald.

  411. Pluto

    Is Gonsalves going to resign this month?

  412. Pluto

    Gonsalves you have no future in politics.

  413. Pluto

    Gonsalves- You will be facing a much higher court than you are used to.

  414. Anon

    @ Anonymous on January 12, 2015 at 11:40 am,

    Ames can’t pull this off and here’s why.

    Let’s say the FSCS do pay out some 3,200 claims in full, that will leave Ames with about 3,000 purchasers,
    Ames would then have to ensure that all these purchasers joined the trust, as Ames has pointed out, he needs to remove the threat of litigation before any financier shows an interest.

    Therefore if the 3,000 purchasers join the trust, all will be well, in fact Ames will then only have to build half the number of units because the other 3,200 purchasers just got compensated, so no one looses right?

    Wrong the loosers here are the FSCS. The FSCS is a compensation scheme of last resort. So how do you think the funders of the FSCS will feel seeing in close to a quarter of a billion pounds paid out in compensation to members of a scheme who’s chairman will not be able to resist the temptation to tell the world how wonderful and succesfull his scheme Harlequin is.

    In any event the contracts are not just torn up once the victims have been compensated, the contracts remain with the FSCS, and they could enforce the terms of the contract at any stage, so we are back to square one again, that being the financiers ( if any exist, which is doubtful anyway) reluctance to invest whilst the threat of litigation looms.

    And I doubt very much that the FSCS will agree not to pursue Ames.

    But I believe that is all irrelevant given the high profile nature of Ames’ companies as a result of both the FCA warnings and the SFO investigation, you will not see FSCS compensation paid out to the bulk of claimants until such time as Harlequin go under, despite what RL say, let’s face facts, not long ago Gareth Fatchett was telling us that they had achieved success with FSCS route, we even had Paul Walton regale us with his tale of success on the RL forum, we now have RL basically denying this because RL admit that they lost focus, and were consumed by the side show.

    Last year 2014 RL ‘felt’ obligated to fight the investor corner but got caught up in the Harlequin sideshow and circus instead, so now they tell us that they have no intention of this happening again in 2015. Our entire focus is on obtaining redress for our clients, not the circus which surrounds Harlequin.

    I’m still amazed that RL came out with such an update.

  415. Sum of all fear

    I suspect the FSCS would pursue Ames relentlessly.

    So, to be clear on this……… it’s a crock of sh1t if Harlequin goes bust for the cash investors.

    It’s bad for SIPP investors if it survives.

    So either way Harlequin is up sh1t creek without a paddle!

  416. Sid

    Even if half of the contracts were released and compensated by the FSCS, there would still be >3,000 that would need to be honoured. From where I’m looking 2 out of 3,000 completions is no more impressive than 2 out of 6,000 completions. It still leaves thousands of unhappy investors. It’s a bit of a moot point to me.

  417. Anonymous

    How can a group of companies restart building when they don’t even have enough cash to run BB properly(according to TA reviewers of worn out loungers, towels etc). Even if HP liabilities were halved that still does nothing to change the reality of their creditworthiness to any potential financier. So where is the money going to come from to build out? Maybe the cash investors come up with more money.

  418. The Spelling Police

    Looser – less firmly or tightly fixed in place
    Loser – a person or thing that loses or has lost something

  419. Anonymous

    Pedantic (Variant of pedant)
    noun
    1) A person who puts unnecessary stress on minor or trivial points of learning
    2) A narrow-minded teacher who insists on exact adherence to a set of arbitrary rules

  420. Anonymous

    Why would cash investors be better off if Harlequin doesn’t go bust? I’m afraid that is just simply not true.

    Harlequin will not / cannot deliver on their liabilities under investor contracts. They are unable to develop anything at all as they have no funds. All the deposit money has now gone, and no financier would get involved with providing 100% finance required to build from scratch what has been sold on all resorts plus infrastructure. Why would any developer want to clear up the monumental mess Ames has made?

    All Harlequin has is a half built non-profitable resort; a rotting, rusting half demolished hotel and a few scraps of land without planning permission. Line that up against the 1,000s of potential claims for breach and Harlequin is well and truly finished.

    How anyone can actually think that they should hang in there as Harlequin might have a chance is beyond me.

  421. Sum of all fear

    As I said it’s over for Harlequin & cash investors.
    The Harlequin chimps are just hanging on for maybe another paycheck, I guess the sales people are just trying to get poor investors to part with more money to make the end of month check run.

    For Ames he is too dumb and deluded to see his game is up.

  422. Guilty M'lord

    Ask Ingham and Storey they love to kiss Ames’s arse, just because they think he won’t shit on them – poor fools.

    He done that the moment he took their cash.

  423. The grammar police.

    He “did” that the moment he took their cash. Except he won’t.

  424. When the Penny drops

    Why are they any different than all the other people he stuffed, they are just two silly old men full of self importance, sad really.

  425. Anon

    If Ames can get finance and provide a return for cash investors would the return be paid directly into a UK bank account? My tailor made skumbag ifa said a return would be paid into an account in the caribbean that you could only spend if you went to the caribbean? Confused as to the whole point of the investment if you live in uk?

  426. Anonymous

    @Anon 6.53 perhaps the silly old men full of self importance know something you don’t then. 💷💷💷

  427. Ready to strike, all about timing

    No, they think they do. Oddly enough I do actually know what’s going on and it will end in tears, for Ames and investors.

  428. muppets

    Only a total muppet would think Harlequin will survive this, if the cap fits….

  429. Anonymous

    Aye Dick if you never invested you could have a decent house lol.

  430. Anonymous

    Dringhouses York is hardly ‘posh’

  431. Anon

    Are you brain dead? What has this got to do with a complex fraud like this? Why don’t you make your mum a brew and let the adults contribute something worthwhile

  432. Tricky Dickie

    Richard Ingham
    Owner at Richard Ingham & Partners
    Demographic info
    York, United Kingdom | Construction
    Current
    Owner at Richard Ingham & Partners
    Education
    Leeds Metropolitan University

    Funny how some big hot shot has such a low profile😉

  433. @tricky dickie you pathetic heap of shit. You hide behind an anonymous ID commenting on the personal details of others. Well you moron Richard Ingham does not post on here, any attempt to post is moderated by this forum. Does it not occur to you interlectualy challenged crack head that someone else is posting as him and a dick head like falls for it. How thick are you.

  434. Anon

    Do Carol/ Dave Ames have a phd in dishonestly taking people’s cash and pension money?

  435. Tricky Dickie

    Not what your planning application says Dick.
    Please watch your punctuation, truly shocking.

    Funny can’t find any accounts for you or even a directorship.

  436. Tricky Dickie

    Don’t tell me Walton seen them all yeah right.

  437. Pluto

    Gonsalves- Does your family know how you carry on?

  438. Gareth Fatchett

    There is something else to consider RE the FSCS update from RL.

    If they can demonstrate to the FSCS that the investment is well and truly lost for the SIPPS (which they hope to), they may be able to get it valued at £1. If this happened, surely it would be a good day for the SIPP investors, as well as the cash ones?

  439. The Spelling Police

    “Interlectualy challenged” – someone unable to spell “intellectually”?

  440. Pluto

    @Anonymous 10.23
    You are on my list.

  441. Dyslexic fat worshiper returns.

    Next people will be telling me the electoral roll is wrong😉

  442. Anonymous

    Wonder how long BLu in St Lucia will survive? Read the last 10 reviews on TA…Redefining Luxury in The Caribbean, my ass.
    http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g147344-d3397500-Reviews-Blu_St_Lucia-Gros_Islet_Gros_Islet_Quarter_St_Lucia.html

  443. Anonymous

    Well if you don’t live there who’s shagging the Mrs🙂

  444. Where is our money gone?

    http://metro.co.uk/2013/04/03/owner-reunited-with-missing-cat-after-seven-years-and-court-custody-battle-3582015/

    How many properties has Ames registered in other peoples names? We may never know, however thank the Lord for the Proceeds of Crime Act, of course we will never expect Ames to come clean on his personal assets, neither he nor his wife have in the past so what to say they will change their stance in the future.

    At least with the proceeds of crime act, an estimation as to the cash Ames squirrled away on personal assets can be arrived at, so it will really do him no good at all to be evasive on the matter, but sadly for him given his past history of evasiveness, what ever he or Carol say from here on in, can only be taken with a huge, I mean huge pinch of salt.

    But anyone who has dealings with Ames needs to understand that the Ames family have no hesitation in dropping others in it when they find themselves pinned into a corner,

    Now I wonder whether the recent posts, which have absolutely nothing to do with the current serious problems Ames’ companies are facing, have been published by an individual / individuals who may now be feeling the heat.

    Meanwhile back to Ames, I wonder whether he will care to update us on the deadline for the H Hotel in Barbados or on the ongoing negotiations he and Sam Commissiong are having over the Administration process for a number of his companies.

    This information will be of far more relevance then as RL would have called it the sideshow by those loyal supporters of Harlequin who are behaving in the most churlish and moronic of fashions.

    The language used in the posts is similar to that used by Harlequin staff when trying to answer questions on finance and build schedules, that being pathetic, disgusting and frankly clueless.

    The gutter snipe postings are not between parties with different entrenched positions but by the same individuals with just one agenda, and that is to disrupt and put viewers off this blog, sadly like Ames these idiots fail to understand the Streisand Effect. All their actions are doing is to pique the curiosity of those with a keen interest in Harlequin.

  445. Well at least you are not now classing the lady with the lost pussy Romanian now. Seeing as you got that wrong what else in your rambling posts is wrong.

  446. Angela

    Why is it always something will happen to Ames/ Harlequin, when the F**k will it happen?

    Nothing would please me more that HMRC and the proceeds or crime.

  447. anon

    If people ‘complete’/join the trust and get a ‘return’ ha. Is it the staff in Basildon that pay it ? Following this forum consistantly, it gives the impression Basildon staff don’t know their arse from their elbow ?

  448. What's happened to the completion money? The one's not held in escrow

    Sadly, Ames and his cohorts have managed to select a gullible few to take further funds off. I can only imagine they have been specially selected for their stupidity.

  449. In-dupe-edly

    Must be the case.

  450. Wet behind the ears

    Someone like Bob Storey

  451. In-dupe-edly

    Indubitably

  452. Anonymous

    Looks like Tw*atikins is back. aka odious, whoisthefuss etc etc etc. Now its wet behind the ears. Is this your daily “Bob Storey” post or can we expect other major pieces of ground breaking information from you today. Nah why change the habit of a life time.

  453. Stroke my Romanian Pussy

    Well I’m completing, I’m paid up and got the paperwork now, so I’m working on the principle a title is better than no title

  454. Anon 1

    @ Anonymous 9.01 am

    How do you know the woman is not Romanian?

    You were asked this question yesterday and refused to answer, you appear to know her, you stated yesterday that she was not Romanian that she was English, so please if you know “Her” as you must do, given your claims that she is English, can you explain to us her relationship with Ames?

    Remember stuff appears on here only AFTER it has been provided to any and all other interested parties, this forum is like TV where there is a 60 second delay on live video.

    I also fail to understand why you call the factual posts ramblings, you appear not to understand what ‘Rambling are.

    http://metro.co.uk/2013/04/03/owner-reunited-with-missing-cat-after-seven-years-and-court-custody-battle-3582015/

  455. In-dupe-edly

    Rom Puss- personal choice but for myself, I wouldn’t want a worthless title with a big costs and overhead. Baron Mis-Take t’spoon and bar. Just a thought. Good luck, hope it works out. Ps. Hope your money went where it was supposed to? Oh and there is a property and proper title. But I’m sure you did your homework and ensured payment was secure.

  456. @anon 1 try google. Or is the Metro your limit on literary reading.

  457. Stroke my Romanian Pussy

    In-dupe-edly, the completion statement from Harlequin confirms receipt of payment in full, the Island lawyer has been responsible for checking that the property exists on land owned by Harlequin and the title is valid.

    What option do i have right now? Better owning a proprty when the liquidator arrives than not I guess?

  458. Anonymous

    @Romanian Pussy

    Interesting you have apparently sent more cash. Can I ask was this recent (post Xmas) or in the original spate of completions at BB?

    Being quite honest, I’d have worked at buying up any of the assets Harlequin leaves in the dust. When Ames goes to jail & Harlequin is repo’d by plod, its land and other hotel assets will be sold off – I’m not sure the process for this.

    But if you kept hold of your money, you’d be able to get in on the action with the other vultures; perhaps forming a consortium with other “to complete” buyers who want to buy up H Hotel or something.

    I don’t know, but I wouldn’t have sent any more money. More out of principle.

  459. In-dupe-edly

    Well I’m sure you’ve worked it out. Questions- Harlequin confirms receipt of payment. HMSSE!? They’re in liquidation or similar. Is the island lawyer yours? Land owned by Harlequin! Ames I thought owned the land- or was it just the company in Buc Bay? Is it free title? And a lawyer would add quite a few more questions. Just trying to be helpful. Good luck.

  460. Can't fix stupid, can you Bobit?

    What’s the point in owning something something that is on the verge on bankruptcy.

    When Harlequin goes tits up, what do you think will happen to your unit?

    Somehow, I don’t think the locals owed money by Ames will think let’s leave that alone because it’s ‘paid’ for.

    It will be stripped to a shell within 24 hours – then how much will it be worth?

  461. Anon 1

    @ SMRP 12.42 pm, you state that you have completed and that your working on the principle that title is better then no title.

    You don’t state where you have completed. I would hope it’s Buccament Bay and not the H Hotel in Barbados at this stage, in addition I hope that your unit is located within the original 19.5 acres, given the problems associated with all the other land at Buccament Bay. I would also hope that your paperwork is genuine, it would not have been the first time that Harlequin or Ames used forged and altered documents.

    Having a completed unit at Buccament Bay may not be all that is made out to be. The ongoing SFO Essex Police investigation is probably midway in that process as the SFO admit that cases take between 4 & 6 years to prosecute.

    It is not known what impact the prosecution of Ames or the proceeds of crime act will have on any completion, that’s why its massively important to verify the paper work, again I must advise and warn you that Dave Ames and Harlequin have used forged and altered documents in the past.

    In addition you may very we’ll end up with a unit that you will have to maintain at your cost. It is also vital in your paperwork that you obtain a right of way to your property, failure to do so could have the consequence that at some stage in the future you may not have access to your property, the right of way to your property are known as the common parts to the resort, but as such there are no individual rights of way.

    You need to be absolutely sure about the paperwork for your unit, and taking Sam Commissiongs word for it or indeed that of the state agencies of SVG may not be enough, just look at the issue surrounding the “Filed” accounts in SVG.

    Remember SVG is not the UK and Dave Ames to date has been afforded more then his fair share of protection in that country.

    Dave Ames and Sam Commissiong began the process of administration of the SVG companies some time ago.

    The administration of these companies could and will have a huge impact on your completion.

    It’s likely in an administration that you will not obtain any return on your unit, and you will have no recourse to legal action as a result of the administration, you will also discover that the administrator will be under no obligation to maintain or insure your unit, these are all matters you need to consider seriously.

    In view of the conditions that the units in Buccament Bay are exposed to, it is vital that proper maintenance is carried out on the units, 2016 would have been a year that a major upgrade would have been due at Buccament Bay, now that you own your own unit, I’m afraid your on your own with it, and most certainly will be once an administrator is appointed.

    Also understand that the asset value of your property will not be what you expect it to be, expect it to be multiple fewer times them what you paid for it,

    Notwithstanding all of that and knowing all the risks associated with your completion, having something to cling onto maybe better then nothing, but you join about 40 others who have any ‘hope’ of a legitimate completion at Buccament Bay out of the 120 or so current completions being referred to by Ames, you therefore have at best a one in three chance of currently achieving a proper completion.

  462. Come on Vinny give 'em a bleedin call.

    Criteria for being on the mugs list:

    1. Cash investor
    2 Old & trusting
    3. Have some liquid cash
    4. Had a telephone call from from the GV, just to make you feel special
    5, Been daft enough to believe the victim card.

  463. Stroke my Romanian Pussy

    Harlequin Hotels & Resorts confirmed full payment, the Island Lawyer I chose, When I say land owned I am making sure my unit is on the 19 Acre undisputed land, yes free title.

    Not happy but calculated gamble.

    Hopefully when BB goes bust and the liquidators sell it to another company, they may want to agree a price for my unit?

  464. H Hotel?

    Any news on H Hotel? Surely we’d have an update if they were going to be pursuing a build schedule beginning Q1 2015?

  465. Anon 1

    @ Anonymous 1.04 pm, you made a statement that the woman was English, and all I asked you to do was prove it or at least point out to me where you discovered this, instead you respond by telling me to google it, why can’t you just post the link on here, Id be interested.

    Also would you please also explain what this woman’s relationship with Dave Ames is, this is probably important to a lot of individuals with an interest in Harlequin,

    http://metro.co.uk/2013/04/03/owner-reunited-with-missing-cat-after-seven-years-and-court-custody-battle-3582015/

    Some have raised the issue of Dave Ames buying property and registering it in someone else’s name, why would he do this,?

    Does Dave Ames have other contacts in Dubai ? If this is true about the properties and i know this might sound hypocrytical, but in this case, I have no reason to believe that it’s false, except again for the fact that the information was given by Dave Ames, and we know Dave Ames has lied on an almost constant basis, but if it is true, how many other assets or properties has Dave Ames hidden in this manner, and more importantly where did the cash come from to purchase these now hidden assets and properties.

    Yes Dave Ames please do explain,

  466. Anonymous

    @Stroke my Romanian Pussy
    January 13, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    It will be worth much less than you paid…… if you wanted to buy look at this for an example.

    And that’s not in the middle of a swamp / building site!

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/overseas-property/property-42182930.html

  467. Anonymous

    @Anon 1 perhaps you can provide the information that shows the pussy is Romanian? Why should I know what relationship is with DA. Perhaps you can show what the relationship is? It’s your post, not mine.

  468. Silly old duffer Bob

    Bobby bellend is getting upsetekins

  469. Anonymous

    @Anonymous 2.15, we should thank you for the ling to the SVG property for sale.
    Taken from the local estate agents advert:

    Ideal Investment Opportunity

    This property would be ideal for a large family home or a vacation rental opportunity. The development of Buccament Bay resort, the success of the Pirates films and the new Argyle Airport all point towards the steady growth of St.Vincents tourist based economy.
    Increasingly St.Vincent is beginning to offer a broader variety of vacation rental properties and activities including the growing outdoor & spa type experiences offered at Buccament Bay resort, for example

    Happy days for investing in SVG then.

  470. Anonymous

    Job done
    Miss Senka Besirevic
    Country Of Residence: England
    Nationality: British
    Date of Birth: November 1970 (44 years of age)
    Occupation: Company Director

  471. Anonymous

    All that means is see is NOW British.

  472. UK banks are safer

    Any ”investor” who completes deserves what they get, good or bad. However, I suspect very few will ever get a decent return, if any.

    Better to keep the money in a bank at least it’s safe up to £80,000 per person per account.

  473. Anonymous

    Well if she is NOW British then she is NOT Romanian. Besirevic is not even a Romanian name. So where is your proof that she is supposed to be Romanian.

  474. Prophet Amos was right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bloody hell
    The surname Ames is usually either French or Hebrew in origin. The French name comes from the noun amie, meaning a friend or a beloved. Ultimately it is derived from the Latin amicus a derivative of amare, “to love.” In Hebrew it literally means burden, but is actually derived from the Hebrew prophet Amos.

  475. little tinker

    Can we discuss finance, maybe the banking error? The FSCS supporting the trust? Or even the SFO not investigating Harlequin?

    Could these be just a small example of lies told by the GV?

  476. Anon

    Or discuss that the investments are worth a pound last week but the full amount now according to the goons at the FSCS?

  477. Anon 1

    @ Anonymous 3.12 no one stated that the woman that was the subject of the Metro article was Romanian, the pro Harlequin Mob stated she was British,

    A poster did state that they used a Romanian woman to register properties, the poster stated that they purchased properties in Dubai and used a Romanian woman to register properties in her name, there was no direct link between the two posts.

    This poster could have been Dave Ames, I mean how do we know, Dave Ames could have stated that this is what he did. Indeed it could have been anyone.

    What piqued my curiosity was the fact that the Pro Harlequin Mob immediately claimed they knew the nationality of the woman who is the subject of the Metro article, the teaching assistant as is referred to in the Metro article, now the pro Harlequin Mob have gone to the trouble of providing details of a woman with the same name, possibly the same woman, who knows?, showing that she is a company director, now I’m wondering what that company did? Could money from Harlequin or Ames or any of his businesses found its way to this woman through her companies, I shall dig further, such is the interest shown by the pro Harlequin mob in this lady.

    Another poster suggests the name Ames is Hebrew in origin, is this why Ames has chosen a Jewish Laywer Richard Specter, from ELS, is the woman who is the subject of the Metro article Jewish? Could she be in league with Richard Specter who is also Jewish, indeed it begs the question as to whether Richard might know or know of this woman, did he represent her in the case of the Catnapping,

    ELS brings back some memories, are they the same ELS as in this article,
    http://m.professionaladviser.com/ifaonline/news/ 1932776/investors-threaten-sue-stirling-mortimer-law-firm-spain-property-advice

    Was there any connection between them? Any link between ELS legal and the ELS referred to in the article. Maybe BFP could do some digging, It would be ironic really what with Ames and co having previously thrown around all sorts of allegations re Spanish properties.

    And what about Richard Specter, what do we know about him, is he honest? Would he cover up for Ames? Indeed why would he? Has he made any ‘mistakes’ in the past? Who knows? But worth looking at I think, what with all the revelations today.

    And whilst all the above merits additional scrutiny let us not take our eye off the ball for even a moment, whilst all this is going on in the background Ames and Commissiong are still deliberating over the administration of the companies in the Caribbean.

    This I think should be the focus of everyone’s attention.

  478. Anonymous

    Anon 1, nice attempt at wriggling but,
    Anonymous 11.02 PM 9th Jan,
    “I used a teaching assistant
    “I used a Romanian woman”
    The metro link claimed that she was a teaching assistant.
    So tell us is she Romanian or British? Are you going to answer the question or not. And there is no point in putting up a link which is no longer available. That is desperate wriggling.

  479. Anon 1

    @ Stroke my Romanian Pussy

    on January 13, 2015 at 1:59 pm you wrote the following;

    Harlequin Hotels & Resorts confirmed full payment, the Island Lawyer I chose, When I say land owned I am making sure my unit is on the 19 Acre undisputed land, yes free title.

    ” I am a little concerned when you state that Harlequin Hotels and Resorts confirmed full payment. Is this the Cayman Island company? ”

    “This is most odd as this company has nothing to do with the land at Buccament Bay, any communication you have with respect to your completion should have come from Harlequin Property (SVG) Ltd. this is the company that owns the 19.5 acres, not Harlequin Hotels and Resorts. Ames has been at pains to demonstrate in Court in St. Vincent very recently that none of his companies are connected in any way, so having correspondence on the issue of your completion at Buccament Bay from Harlequin Hotels and Resorts concerns me greatly, ”

    “Ames and Commisiong have attempted to point out to the Master of the Court in St. Vincent that each of the companies that Ames owns and controls is wholly independent and these companies trade totally independently of each other. He has stated that their is no formal group structure or any other such entity. ”

    Not happy but calculated gamble.

    ” I’m sorry for having to point this out to you, but you need your lawyers to deal with this immediately especially in the context of the upcoming administration appointment to one or more of Ames’ companies in the Caribbean”

    Hopefully when BB goes bust and the liquidators sell it to another company, they may want to agree a price for my unit?

    “again in light of the above please get a second opinion on your completion, otherwise you could find a liquidator or administrator challenging your completion. I am genuinely sorry for needing to bring this to your attention”

  480. Sid

    I too had the chance to complete recently, not on my units but on others where the contract holders were unable to do so. Needless to say I declined the offer because of the obvious uncertainty. A decision that was strongly backed by my solicitor. Hopefully things will work out for those that are attempting to complete, but I personally really don’t want to throw any more money at this.

  481. Anon

    If an investor ‘completes’ at BB and it is put into administration in 6 – 8 weeks would the investor lose the right to be given the keys to their unit and stay there with friends and family 4 weeks per year as promised?

  482. Anonymous

    @ Anonymous on January 13, 2015 at 4:40 pm.

    I really have no idea what you are prattling on about, I’ve reposted the post from Anonymous 11.02 PM and no where can I find a reference to the lady in the Metro Magazine, the poster claims to have used a Romanian teaching assistant in assisting him/her in keeping his/her Dubai assets away from prying eyes and HMRC.

    How can you connect this post to the article in the Metro Magazine where the only similarity is that the poster used a teaching assistant, how many teaching assistants exist on the planet, surely not one as you appear to be suggesting.

    PS the link is not broken, here it is again, A space was put in the original link incase it was rejected;

    http://m.professionaladviser.com/ifaonline/news/1932776/investors-threaten-sue-stirling-mortimer-law-firm-spain-property-advice

    Here is your stupid post;

    Anon 1, nice attempt at wriggling but,
    Anonymous 11.02 PM 9th Jan,
    “I used a teaching assistant
    “I used a Romanian woman”
    The metro link claimed that she was a teaching assistant.
    So tell us is she Romanian or British? Are you going to answer the question or not. And there is no point in putting up a link which is no longer available. That is desperate wriggling.

    And here is the post from Anonymous Jan 9 11.02 PM, see no mention of the woman in the Metro Article, but maybe you should ask Dave Ames if he ever had anyone register properties in their name on behalf of him or his companies. I have provided HMRC and the authorities the evidence I have that suggests he had, no sorry that deminstrates he has. So please

    Anonymous on January 9, 2015 at 11:02 pm
    There’s no property registered in Ames’ name in Dubai as far as I know, I thought the company that owes Shippleys the money owns the property in Dubai.

    If I was Ames I would do what I did, and register property in Dubai in someone else’s name, away from prying eyes.

    But I’m smarter then Ames, anyway he wouldn’t trust anyone else.

    I used a teaching assistant, that’s what I did, did not have to declare anything on my tax returns, it was easy.

    Tax Evasion, probably yeah, but who would ever know, it’s my property but not in my name eh.

    See I’m clever, and what if I was made bankrupt, well simple, it’s not in my name so I get my son to collect the rent in cash from the lady who’s name the properties are registered in, so not really a problem.

    See I’m smarter then most😉

    What if I owed people money, simple all the searches in the world could be done and no one would find my property cause again it’s not in my name. Yeah I’m clever, I’ve got balls, fuck HMRC they will never find out, ha ha, Im a bright boy.

    I used a Romanian woman, so there is no way anyone would associate me with my property, I pay a fee, that’s all, so simple and looks so legit.

    One of my companies went into liquidation, the liquidators could not do anything cause they could not find my property cause it was not in my name,

    I learned the trick from a mate of mine who went bankrupt a few times.

    Is it illegal, don’t know, don’t care, it covers my ass, that’s all I care about. Fuck everyone else, that’s my motto.

    Toodle pips.

  483. Ingham Ames lap dog

    @@ Stroke my Romanian Pussy ( aka Ingham)

    I don’t actually believe you, just an attempt to give some credence to completions utter tosh. You’re not even an investor – just an Ames puppet.

  484. Worclip

    According to Companies House, Ames’s pet lawyer, Richard Spector, was a partner in ELS International LLP which is now in administration. Oddly enough, another partner there was one Bernard Wainstein.

    Mr Wainstein was one of Harlequin’s in-house lawyers before he joined Mr Spector in ELS Legal LLP, the new entity that is now Harlequin’s solicitors. What a funny old world.

  485. Anonymous

    Yes, but HMRC and the SFO have been up against some really bright people, Ames is thick, he wife a basket case and his son a mummies boy, the other a convicted fraudster.

  486. Anonymous

    So Anonymous has someone has gone to HMSSE that DA registered a property in Dubai in the name of a Romanian teaching assistant? Yeah right they are going to follow that hot lead. So who cares if a Romanian woman was used to purchase property in Dubai. What has this got to do with DA? You may claim that a post is stupid, or is it because it askes questions you cannot answer.

  487. Anonymous

    Nikki Crozier aka Audrey Dixon of Oasis property in Spain who is connected to a Spanish property scam, now part of CPC worldwide, who is now an agent for Kelttek products, whose only director is Jeremy Newman. Who was forced to resign from WK, who apologised to DA for setting up the Harlecon site. You are right Worclip it is a funny old world. Thanks for reminding us.

  488. Worclip

    @ Anonymous 6:25 pm

    As far as I know, Mr Newman has never apologised for setting up Harlecon or suggesting that Harlequin is likely to be a fraud.

    Still if it makes you happy, you can continue in your odd little fantasy world where all the 9,114 units sold by Harlequin have been built, there’s a genuine resale market for units with massive capital growth and ginormous returns are being paid. Or you look at the reality where 100 units have been built, 70 bought in a crappy little motel in St Lucia, loan interest isn’t being paid, returns have been paid to a select few, the Ames family have taken several million quid and now refuse to pay any of it back, and £400m of other people’s money has been pissed down the drain.

  489. Anonymous

    Stroke my Romanian Pussy @ at 1:59 pm
    You can only take a calculated gamble if you know all the facts, what about the considerable number of liens in place over the land at BB. They will get paid first and were in place before you completed so you definitely do not have clean title. Harlequin claim there is only one lien but I have seen stamped documents sealed by the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, I know what I believe

  490. Anonymous

    Oh Worclip, dropped the ball on that one. Where was it suggested that Newman had apologised for suggesting Harlequin was a fraud? There again perhaps he did. All you need to do is review the WK submission papers and the WK legal response. Always the sign of a weak argument by trying to change the subject. Typical anti HP trolling. Funny old world.

  491. Now remind me what was my unit number!!

    Can we discuss the potential double selling of units, that really got the Harlequin bunch in a flap😉

  492. Anonymous

    Why don’t you just post as Ralph, API or whatever you call yourself. Discuss it by all means, why not refer to the spread sheet, the one that was proved to be false. Yes go for it.

  493. Anonymous

    @ Anonymous on January 13, 2015 at 5:47 pm,

    I suggest you read the post again from Anonymous 5.23 pm.

    The post does not state that anyone went to HMSSE now in liquidation about DA registering a property in the name of a Romanian teaching assistant.

    The post does clearly state the following;

    “And here is the post from Anonymous Jan 9 11.02 PM, see no mention of the woman in the Metro Article, but maybe you should ask Dave Ames if he ever had anyone register properties in their name on behalf of him or his companies. I have provided HMRC and the authorities the evidence I have that suggests he had, no sorry that demonstrates he has. So please”

    As you can see the post refers to properties (plural) not property, no mention of HMSSE now in liquidation and no mention of any Romanian woman.

    And you are correct, no one is interested in a Romanian woman purchasing property in Dubai, no one ever stated that Dave Ames used a Romanian woman to register any properties in their name.

    The poster makes it abundantly clear that properties (plural) in Dubai have been registered in the names of unconnected third parties with cash provided by Dave Ames,

    You appear to state that HMRC and the authorities won’t bother following that hot lead, your quote here;

    “Yeah right they are going to follow that hot lead”,

    Well I for one beg to differ,

    Ames is under investigation for serious criminal fraud, there are no audited accounts which could demonstrate where purchasers money has been spent in the past.

    Added to this there are allegations that in excess of c £ 40 million remains unaccounted for.

    So given that Dave Ames purchased some properties and saw fit to have them registered in someone else’s name, what is to say that this is a one off occurrence?.

    The authorities may wish to trace as many of Ames and his companies assets as possible, so I believe that any information in that regard would be most welcome. How do we know that there are not dozens if not hundreds of similar transactions out there?.

    You seem to espouse the fact that nothing should be done. Especially where it comes to providing leads or intelligence to either HMRC or the Authorities, why take this stance?

    If your home got broken into would you not want any potential witnesses to come forward?

    Or do you believe in leaving sleeping dogs lie?

    You also ask a rather bizarre question as to what this has to do with DA (Dave Ames). I assume you mean Dave Ames when you state DA. I apologise if you don’t.
    The properties (plural) were paid for by DA (Dave Ames) and registered in the names of unconnected third parties, so the first question to ask is where did DA (Dave Ames) get the money to pay for the purchase of these properties?

    Of course the transactions have something to do with DA (Dave Ames), he provided the cash and he is the ultimate beneficiary of any proceeds from the sale of properties.

    Why do you think that HMRC or the Authorities might not be interested? Again I must point out to you that Ames and his companies are being investigated for serious criminal fraud.

    I’m sure most if not all of the 6,000 purchasers would like to know where their cash ended up.

    Ames will pursue everyone else who he alledges took purchasers money, even lying to try and support his allegations, yet Dave Ames appears through his supporters to take massive offence when there are suggestions that Ames and his family had their sticky little paws in the biscuit tin.

    Please explain to us why Dave Ames felt it necessary to purchase properties and have these properties registered in the names of unconnected third parties?

    Your post reposted below is bizarre in the extreme;

    “So Anonymous has someone has gone to HMSSE that DA registered a property in Dubai in the name of a Romanian teaching assistant? Yeah right they are going to follow that hot lead. So who cares if a Romanian woman was used to purchase property in Dubai. What has this got to do with DA? You may claim that a post is stupid, or is it because it askes questions you cannot answer.”

  494. Worclip

    @ Anonymous 7:00 pm

    Did I hit a raw nerve? Oh so sad. So it wasn’t Dave Ames crowing about the “victory” achieved over Mr Newman in the settlement? It must have been his stunt double then.

    As you seem to have an intimate knowledge of papers from WK, be so kind as to specify exactly where they say what you say they do. Or perhaps this, from them in 2012:

    “…it was the Second Defendant’s [Martin MacDonald] professional opinion that the Claimants {Harlequin, Dave Ames, Carol Ames and Dan Ames] may well be involved in operating a Ponzi-style fraud, in that they may well have been soliciting deposits on properties from new investors while knowing that there was no real prospect of such properties ever being constructed or generating profit for the investors, and doing so only in order to obtain funds to meet the Fifth Claimant’s [Harlequin Property (SVG) Ltd] obligations to existing investors, or to pay them off.”

  495. Anonymous

    There are dozens of liens against the Buccament Bay resort and other companies owned by Ames, I wonder if Dave Ames might care to comment on this, or indeed Mr. Commissiong, that’s if they can spare a few moments away from the very pressing matter of the administration of one or more of Dave’s companies in the Caribbean,

    I believe that Sam is in a very awkward situation there, the Master of the High Court will be none to pleased by the most recent antics of Dave Ames ( currently being investigated for serious criminal fraud).

  496. Anonymous

    @Worclip, hit a raw nerve? Not with me. The details of the WK submission and the WK reply have been published before on here.

  497. Once Gonsalves turns on Ames (and he most definitely will to save his
    own neck) the possession of a SVG passport. Better a UK prison than
    a SVG sweat-hole reeking of stale urine.

  498. Correction —
    Once Gonsalves turns on Ames (and he most definitely will to save his
    own neck) the possession of a SVG passport may be a negative. Better
    a UK prison than a SVG sweat-hole reckon g of stale urine.

  499. Anonymous

    @ Anonymous on January 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm you state the following;

    “Oh Worclip, dropped ………. ………………………………,,…………………………………Always the sign of a weak argument by trying to change the subject. Typical anti HP trolling. Funny old world.”

    Has the whole thread indeed the bulk of all the threads on BFP not been about the very serious allegations against Ames, which were so serious that the Serious Fraud Office and Essex Police felt that a Serious Criminal Investigation be mounted into the activities of DA Dave Ames ( a primary suspect in a Serious Criminal Fraud investigation ).

    So given that the subject matter of this and the bulk of all the other threads on BFP is DA Dave Ames ( a primary suspect in a Serious Criminal Fraud Investigation) and his companies ( also under investigation for Serious Criminal Fraud), how is it that you think the anti Harlequin Trolls as you refer to them incorrectly as are in anyway trying to change the subject.

    You sir are attempting to introduce irrelevances at every turn in the debate over Ames and the unaccounted for millions, indeed hundreds of millions.

    For the record no judge, statutory body or other agency has suggested that Mr. Newman engaged in wrong doing of any sort, It is Dave Ames ( a primary suspect in a Serious Criminal Fraud investigation) and his wife Carol Ames (another primary suspect in a Serious Criminal Fraud investigation and a Woman who refuses to pay back money obtained from purchasers) who have made these claims, claims which are being repeated by the moronic idiots on here who still support the Two Suspected Serious Criminal Fraudsters Dave and Carol Ames.

    For the record Dave Ames acknowleged in the taped and leaked conference call of September 2014 that Mr. Newman had not apologised for the creating of Harlecon.

  500. In-dupe-edly

    With all this we know lots stuff I’d still like an answer or two to a few basic questions. How is our completer paying his completion monies to Harlequin? How can that happen? Also why is in not being paid to an Ames company?

  501. All moans no action

    Great post, but what about some action with all this info?

  502. Anonymous

    @Anonymous 8.03.
    Well Sir, perhaps you can answer the following.
    1)who is posting about a woman who according to the Metro, has her pussy back. Do you consider this is of some relevance to the debate?
    2)For the record why was Newman suspended by WK before he resigned.
    3)for the record the Harlequin WK submission states that Newman had apologised for the Harlecon site. This is not refuted in the WK reply. That then, sir, can be taken as an admission.

  503. Worclip

    @ Anonymous 8:35 pm

    The Harlequin particulars of claim do not contain any claim that Mr Newman apologised for the Harlecon site. That’s why there is no rebuttal in the WK defence.

    I’d also suggest you go and look up what “refute” means. It does not mean the same as rebut.

  504. slipped disk

    In-dupe, no answer, I’d like to know the answer to your question to. So its my guess these experts know nothing.
    “With all this we know lots stuff I’d still like an answer or two to a few basic questions. How is our completer paying his completion monies to Harlequin? How can that happen? Also why is in not being paid to an Ames company?”

    Simple question the big hitters here can’t answer it seems!!

  505. Anonymous

    @ Anonymous 8.35 pm

    1. The poster could have been dropping hints, it could be that name of the Woman in the Metro Article is the same name of the woman who has registered property in her name paid for by Ames, it could have been a cryptic message.
    2. Where does it state anywhere that Mr. Newman was suspended.
    3. Has been answered.

    But please, tell me what it is about Mr. Newman that you feel is relevant to the fact that Mr. Ames has basically squandered half a billion pounds of purchasers money?

    You also refer liberally to the Wilkins Kennedy defence, but apparently even though you refer to the defence you have decided not to read it.

    “…it was the Second Defendant’s [Martin MacDonald] professional opinion that the Claimants {Harlequin, Dave Ames, Carol Ames and Dan Ames] may well be involved in operating a Ponzi-style fraud, in that they may well have been soliciting deposits on properties from new investors while knowing that there was no real prospect of such properties ever being constructed or generating profit for the investors, and doing so only in order to obtain funds to meet the Fifth Claimant’s [Harlequin Property (SVG) Ltd] obligations to existing investors, or to pay them off.”

    Furthermore if you do take the time to read the defence as opposed to posting Anal posts on matters you have no knowledge of you will find that, coupled with the above extracts, and as if they were not damning enough,

    Wilkins Kennedy state that Ames was trading insolvently,

    that he made all of the decisions in matters relating to the operation of his companies,

    that he engaged many professionals experts to advise him on the construction of Buccament Bay,

    that he was advised in the strongest terms possible to sign a contract provided by Mr. O Halloran which he abjectly refused to do,

    that his construction experts not only impressed on him to retain the services of Mr. O Hallorans companies but advised him that a premium should be paid to Mr. O Halloran and his companies in order to complete the Buccament Bay Resort,

    a fact that Ames and his legal team deliberately kept from the judge in the Irish case by illegally marking all correspondence relevant to the independent experts report as being legally privilidged,

    it was only as a result of the Wilkins Kennedy case that these and a number of other hugely important documents relevant to the Irish case became known.

    The Wilkins Kennedy defence and assiociated email correspondence between Ames and Wilkins Kennedy proves that Ames deliberately lied to the Irish Court.

    Again it’s probably time you read the Wilkins Kennedy defence.

  506. All moans no action

    Does anyone have an insight how Ames and his wife are handling all this stress? It would send most people round the bend.

    Have I just answered my own question?

  507. All this talk of pussy cats...

    When will we get proof or notification about the alleged SVG administration, at the moment it’s hardly something we can believe, is it?

  508. Anonymous 9.28. Your points will be comprehensively answered later this evening,

  509. Sid

    I have a question….how the f@ck did I ever let myself get involved in this sorry excuse of a circus?

  510. I can’t find Anonymous 9:28

  511. Short Legs

    Sid, I ask myself the very same question.

  512. Anonymous

    @ In-dupe-edly on January 13, 2015 at 8:04 pm
    With all this we know lots stuff I’d still like an answer or two to a few basic questions.

    Question (1). How is our completer paying his completion monies to Harlequin?

    “Answer; not really sure what you mean by the question, but Dan Dalligan and Vinny Stenning are the crooks Ames asks purchasers to contact if they are seeking to complete, Vinny Stenning and Daligan also refuse to state who they are employed by, and both Dave Ames and Dan Abrams ( another Jew like Spector, just wonder whether Spector is as morally challenged as Abrams) failed to state in the RL case in the UK what roles and which company these crooks were employed by.

    Question (2). How can that happen?

    Answer; There are no bans on purchasers completing on non regulated overseas properties currently held by Ames in Buccament Bay or else where. There has been and still are warnings from the FCA advising purchasers to proceed with caution. The FCA do not regulate the product sold by Harlequin but they urge extreme caution on completions or indeed with purchasers seeking to move investments within Harlequin.

    http://www.fca. org.uk/news/investments-made-through-harlequin-group

    (I have placed a gap between fca. and the word org.uk/new………….. Please close the gap to open the link. )

    The SFO have issued similar warnings.

    Question (3). Also why is in not being paid to an Ames company?

    Answer; The poster stated that Harlequin Hotels and Resorts confirmed full payment, however it is not clear whether the poster below paid monies over to Harlequin Hotels and Resorts.

    The land on which the properties are located is not however owned by Harlequin Hotels and Resorts.

    Harlequin Hotels and Resorts is owned by Dave Ames but that’s where any relationship between Ames’ companies in the Caribbean stops, none of the companies are connected, a point which Ames and his solicitor Sam Commissiong have been trying to make to the Master of the High Court in St. Vincent recently.

    Ames refers to Harlequin as a Group but as a matter of law none of the companies are connected in any way save for the common ownership by Dave Ames of the different companies.

    Handing money over to a company owned by Dave Ames does not neccesarily guarantee that the money will be sent to the correct company.

    Money should only be handed over to the company that holds the assets. And should only be done by way of escrow until such time as the contracts of ownership are satisfactorily completed and ready to be exchanged.

    Anyone who hands money over under any other circumstances is frankly stupid, and anyone handing over money subsuquent to the FCA warnings will find that they will find it next to near impossible to seek redress from the FSCS should they subsequently loose their investment.

    Below is the original post from the completer.

    Stroke my Romanian Pussy on January 13, 2015 at 1:59 pm
    Harlequin Hotels & Resorts confirmed full payment, the Island Lawyer I chose, When I say land owned I am making sure my unit is on the 19 Acre undisputed land, yes free title.

    Not happy but calculated gamble.

    Hopefully when BB goes bust and the liquidators sell it to another company, they may want to agree a price for my unit?

  513. Worriedinvestor

    Dick by name Dick by nature😉

  514. Anonymous

    @anonymous 9.28
    P38 of the HP submission. Newman was suspended by WK on the June 21st 2912
    23rd August he resigned from WK
    P51, schedule 2 under Agreed statement “Mr Newman apologies for the offence and upset the website caused to the Ames family”
    Page 44 par 72. From the WK response ” it is admitted that Mr Newman set up and operated a website……etc etc” At no point do WK deny an opologies was made.
    So as you see I have read the defence, quoted from it, and it does not deny that Newman apologised.
    If WK claim that DA was trading insolvently, why did they continue to act for an insolvent trading company. Not very professional that is it?

  515. Anonymous

    @ Anonymous on January 13, 2015 at 11:27 pm, sorry is this your comprehensive response ? Not very comprehensive nor factually accurate but anyway I’ve attached a few notes for you to ponder. Ive also attached the original post to the bottom of this post again for you to read because apparently you have not read the post or if you have you did not understand it.

    @anonymous 9.28
    “P38 of the HP submission. Newman was suspended by WK on the June 21st 2912”

    Note 1. You are quoting from the Ames Harlequin et al submission or allegation. Just because Ames states something in his submission does not mean there is any truth in it, I mean are you trying to tell us that Dave Ames has found Jesus and is now finally telling the truth. Please point out where it states in the Wilkins Kennedy submission / defence that Mr. Newman was suspended, you like Mr. Ames are engaging in speculation on the matter. Much like you both engage in speculation on nearly all matters.

    Furthermore it would have been difficult for Mr. Newman to have been suspended on June 21st 2912 as this date has not yet been reached, are you stating that Mr. Newman will be suspended in 897 years from now? Or are you really on a different planet, the planet of the Ames,

    Your comprehensive post is truly comprehensive so far.

    23rd August he resigned from WK

    Note 2. Well this is wholly inaccurate, where did this come from? Ames’ submission or another comprehensive mail from planet of the Ames.

    For the record Mr. Newman resigned from Wilkins Kennedy in November 2012,

    P51, schedule 2 under Agreed statement “Mr Newman apologies for the offence and upset the website caused to the Ames family”

    Note 3. Apologising for the offence and upset caused by the website is a little different to apologising for setting up the Harlecon website.

    Where does it state that Mr. Newman apologised for setting up the Harlecon website, or indeed for suggesting that the Ames family were possibly operating a fraudulent scheme ?

    Even Ames admits that Mr. Newman never apologised for setting up Harlecon, so not sure what you are trying to prove here, unless you are trying to demonstrate that Ames is a liar, no need to do this. Ames is doing a good job of that himself.

    Page 44 par 72. From the WK response ” it is admitted that Mr Newman set up and operated a website……etc etc” At no point do WK deny an opologies was made.

    Note 4. What is an opologies Bob? Do you mean apology? Why or how would Wilkins Kennedy deny that an apology was made by Mr. Newman for setting up Harlecon, when no apology on the matter was forthcoming by Mr. Newman.

    So as you see I have read the defence, quoted from it, and it does not deny that Newman apologised.

    Note; as stated previously why deny something that never happened, for the last time and a fact that Ames agrees with, Mr. Newman never apologised for setting up Harlecon nor did he apologise for suggesting that the Ames family may have been operating a fraudulent scheme.

    Let me simplify this for you, shall we? hpothetically speaking of course, trying to explain the apology as simply but as graphically as possible, so you might understand. I’m going to lower myself now to the type of behaviour we have come to accept from those who support the likes of Ames, and before Scruffy Dick the New Daddy Jew, goes running off, this is purely a tongue and cheek way of trying to explain the apology, anyway we know that Scruffy Dick the New Daddy Jew is rather busy sending out anal emails at the request of his clients and their need to waste more purchasers money ( of course spent in the ordinary course of business according to scruffy Dick the New Daddy Jew ) in their quest to have their personal vendettas satisfied, I mean why spend purchasers money on anything else, Scruffy Dick the New Daddy Jew should only know full well that this is not about purchasers but about his clients excellent reputation and the need to assist them in keeping assets out of the way of prying eyes.

    Now before I go on, Dick the New Daddy Jew is of course a fictional character as are his clients and any resemblance to real life characters is purely coincidental and I apologise for any offence caused or if any persons real are hurt by this, I apologise for the hurt and pain caused, ok I know I digress, ok back to my graphic interpretation of the Apology.

    A pissed off investor wants to break the Great Pretenders little legs, arms and face,. ( note Great Pretender, I did not say Great Visionary here, Scruffy Dick the New Daddy Jew, please take note, profound apologies if anyone picked this up wrong,) , so he goes and starts by breaking the GP’s little legs and arms, and he also wants to smash his little head in, so he goes after him with a baseball bat and succeeds in breaking both his little legs and arms,

    The Great Pretender runs away ( yeah even with two broken legs, but he the Great Pretender can redefine just about anything including medical science, again to Scruffy Dick the New Daddy Jew, my reference to redefining was purely to do with medical science so please, calm down, again apologies for any offence caused to any one real or imaginary Chairmen of any imaginary succesfull hotel resort operation) and eventually takes the pissed off investor to court, however the Great Pretender decides to ask the Pissed Off Investor to apologise on the court house steps instead, after he realises that the judge wants to break what unbroken bones remain of the Great Pretender.

    So the pissed off investor agrees to apologise for the pain caused by breaking the Great Pretenders little legs and arms,

    The Great Pretender and the pissed off investor then go their seperate ways,

    a few months later the pissed off investor is walking along the river when he sees the great pretender feeding some Ducks,

    the pissed off investor pulls out his baseball bat and breaks the Great Pretenders little legs and arms again, the Great Pretender gets out his blackberry ( yeah I know but remember the Great Pretender can redefine medical science, yeah yeah Scruffy Dick the New Daddy Jew, apologies if blah blah blah), and he calls Scruffy Dick the New Daddy Jew, The Great Pretender tells Scruffy Dick the New Daddy Jew about what has just happened and he comes rushing over,

    Scruffy Dick the New Daddy Jew then tells the pissed off investor that he can pin him to the scene of some terrible murder in Botswana because Scruffy Dick the New Daddy Jew’s wife’s mothers sisters, sons, cleaner saw a picture of a guy in Botswana with a baseball bat,

    he tells the pissed off investor that he will pin the murder in Botswana on him unless he apologises to the Great Pretender,

    so again the pissed off investor apologises to the Great Pretender for the pain he caused him, and they all go their separate ways.

    A few months later the pissed off investor again meets the Great Pretender, who along with Scruffy Dick the New Daddy Jew are sitting on the wall of a court house looking forlorn as Scruffy Dick the New Daddy Jew cocked up a case whereby the Great Pretender lost something most precious to him and his wife.

    The pissed off investor again pulls out his baseball bat and breaks the Great Pretenders little legs and arms agaIn. Scruffy Dick the New Daddy Jew turned around and asked the pissed off investor why he had just done that to the Great Pretender after apologising two times before for causing him pain,

    to which the pissed off investor replied I only apologised for causing him pain, I never apologised for breaking his legs and arms only for the pain the breaking of the legs and arms might have caused.

    I know that was a round about way to try and explain the apology, but apparently you were not able to understand the issue surrounding the apology, despite it being explained to you dozens of times in the past so I took it upon myself to explain it in a way you would understand.

    Anyway to continue with responses to your “Comprehensive?” responses.

    If WK claim that DA was trading insolvently, why did they continue to act for an insolvent trading company. Not very professional that is it?

    Note 5. If you had read the Wilkins Kennedy defence you would have seen that Wilkins Kennedy did not act as Auditors or accountants for the claimant companies, those being Harlequin Hotels and Resorts and Harlequin Property SVG Ltd, I think that answers that question.

    Note 6. You stated that you were going to provide a comprehensive reply to the post of 9.28 pm reposted below for your convenience.

    Let me remind you of what you said.

    “Anonymous on January 13, 2015 at 10:02 pm
    Anonymous 9.28. Your points will be comprehensively answered later this evening,”

    Note 7. Most of your “comprehensive” response surrounds issues relating to an alledged apology by Mr. Newman,

    But what about the rest of the post, where is your comprehensive response to everything else as stated, your comprehensive response on the issue of Ames trading insolvently constituted an attempt at being smart without actually reading the Wilkins Kennedy defence, which clearly points out that they neither acted as Auditors or Accountants of record for the claimant companies.

    For a while this evening I was hoping that maybe, finally a pro Harlequin supporter might provide something of substance to the debate, a comprehensive response, but apparently not only have you no clue about what’s going on, but you have failed to read the Wilkins Kennedy defence.

    Frankly your pathetic Bob, you really are.

    Anonymous on January 13, 2015 at 9:28 pm
    @ Anonymous 8.35 pm

    1. The poster could have been dropping hints, it could be that name of the Woman in the Metro Article is the same name of the woman who has registered property in her name paid for by Ames, it could have been a cryptic message.
    2. Where does it state anywhere that Mr. Newman was suspended.
    3. Has been answered.

    But please, tell me what it is about Mr. Newman that you feel is relevant to the fact that Mr. Ames has basically squandered half a billion pounds of purchasers money?

    You also refer liberally to the Wilkins Kennedy defence, but apparently even though you refer to the defence you have decided not to read it.

    “…it was the Second Defendant’s [Martin MacDonald] professional opinion that the Claimants {Harlequin, Dave Ames, Carol Ames and Dan Ames] may well be involved in operating a Ponzi-style fraud, in that they may well have been soliciting deposits on properties from new investors while knowing that there was no real prospect of such properties ever being constructed or generating profit for the investors, and doing so only in order to obtain funds to meet the Fifth Claimant’s [Harlequin Property (SVG) Ltd] obligations to existing investors, or to pay them off.”

    Furthermore if you do take the time to read the defence as opposed to posting Anal posts on matters you have no knowledge of you will find that, coupled with the above extracts, and as if they were not damning enough,

    Wilkins Kennedy state that Ames was trading insolvently,

    that he made all of the decisions in matters relating to the operation of his companies,

    that he engaged many professionals experts to advise him on the construction of Buccament Bay,

    that he was advised in the strongest terms possible to sign a contract provided by Mr. O Halloran which he abjectly refused to do,

    that his construction experts not only impressed on him to retain the services of Mr. O Hallorans companies but advised him that a premium should be paid to Mr. O Halloran and his companies in order to complete the Buccament Bay Resort,

    a fact that Ames and his legal team deliberately kept from the judge in the Irish case by illegally marking all correspondence relevant to the independent experts report as being legally privilidged,

    it was only as a result of the Wilkins Kennedy case that these and a number of other hugely important documents relevant to the Irish case became known.

    The Wilkins Kennedy defence and assiociated email correspondence between Ames and Wilkins Kennedy proves that Ames deliberately lied to the Irish Court.

    Again it’s probably time you read the Wilkins Kennedy defence.

  516. Handing more money over

    some people are just born stupid, some achieve great stupidity and some have stupidity thrust upon them.

  517. Anonymous

    @anonymous 3.12 you need to get a life mate. Anyone who reads your new rendition of war and peace would recognise that 2912 is a typo.
    Note 5 if you read page 40 of the HP WK submission, letter of disengagement, it clearly says that: to the board of directors ,Harlequin Properties SVG LTD (this being a claimant company) no?
    “This firm (WK) will no longer be assisting in the preparation of management accounts for audit by BDO
    Dealing with the audit queries raised by BDO
    Desktop budget for Directors consideration.
    And by the way it’s “you’r” (short for you are) not your, but to show up your (see the difference) pettiness would stoop to your (there it is again) level.
    Grammar lesson over for the day.
    I guess you need a good lie in after the verbal bullshit you wrote above.

  518. anonnnn

    Why does it vex you so much Bob?

  519. Yorkiepooped

    Ingham needs the money, he worked in Dubai, could he be the pussy link?
    He certainly defends his paymaster, with fanatical desperation.

  520. Anonymous

    @Anonnnn Is the spelling of anon a typo? you know how keen some of the anti HP mob who work the late shift (or is it early shift in the ME)? like to pick up on typos.

  521. anonnnn

    Try answering the question!

  522. The Rise and Fall of the PM of St Vincent and the Grenadines

    ………………..

  523. Anonymous

    What question, who is Bob? Who are you addressing the question to? Go and lie down in a dark corner, or take a pill of some sort. You appear to have anger issues.

  524. worracrock

    Don’t ever underestimate DA. He is not thick. He is running rings around Shipley’s.
    This from the Joint Administrators’ Report Oct 2014.

    Assets still to be realised
    Dubai & Thailand Properties
    The Company held a beneficial interest in various properties and land situated in Dubai and Thailand. These were held in an individual’s name due to the relevant law of each Country, however, a number of the properties in Dubai had been sold prior to the Company entering into Administration.

    I hereby provide creditors with an up to date position with regards to the various properties and land that had not been sold prior to the date of Administration:

    Movenpick 702 Laguna Tower, Dubai:
    This property was sold during September 2014,with the assistance of a property agent and a firm of Solicitors in Dubai. Please note that the sale proceeds were not received during this particular reporting period, therefore, these funds (£62,263.61) less all relevant costs will be reflected in the next Receipts & Payments account that will be issued by the Joint Administrators.
    Palm Vacation, Fairmont Building, Palm Jumeriah , Dubai – FN314 :
    The Joint Administrators had been made aware that this property had been sold prior to the Company entering into Administration and that it had completed following the Joint Administrators appointment. The Joint Administrators received £205,000.00 of the sale proceeds and there is currently £165,000.00 due to the Administration estate. The Joint Administrators have been attempting to obtain the remaining balance from
    this sale.

    Golden Mile, Dubai 8406:
    The Joint Administrators had been informed by the Directors’ that only approximately 90% of the sale price for this property had been paid. The Directors’ had stated that the seller had claimed that a notice had been forwarded to the purchaser stating that the remaining balance was due but the purchaser claims that that the notice had not in fact been received. It was discovered that the seller had resold the property to a third party, due to a Breach of Contract, as the remaining purchase price had not been met by the purchaser. The Directors’ state that they entered into substantial negotiations, during late 2012, with the seller in order to recover this property but as a result of the Company entering into Administration the Directors’ had not taken the decision at that time to obtain legal representation. Upon the Company entering into Administration, and after a review of this matter, the
    Joint Administrators took the decision that they were unable to commence a legal action against the property seller in Dubai due to the costs involved in this and the Joint Administrators were unsure if this course of action would be successful.

    The Villa , Dubai R1040 :
    This property required a final settlement payment of approximately £35,000.00 before this could be released for sale. The Joint Administrators are trying to ascertain whether there any further charges that have not been disclosed, which currently remain outstanding. The Joint Administrators have been informed by a Dubai property agent that this potential asset could realise in excess of £800,000.00, however, this will be dependant on the outstanding costs that are due in order to release the property for
    sale, whether a willing purchaser can be located for this property and if the land owner has claimed Breach of Contract as the final settlement payment had not been made. The Joint Administrators are currently trying to ascertain whether the seller has taken control of this potential asset.

    Various plots of land at Kacha Island, Thailand :
    A number of plots of land were purchased in Thailand, in which the Company held a beneficial interest. With the assistance of an independent agent, I have been informed that the land owner had proceeded to re-sell the plots of land by way of claiming Breach of Contract, as the purchaser had not built a house on each of the plots of land within one year following the purchase, in order to comply with the contents of the relevant Sale & Purchase Agreement. Please note that in order to sell land in Thailand, after claiming a Breach of Contract, the land owner would have required authority from the purchaser, or a Court Order, however, the agent believes that neither course of action had been taken by the land owner. The Joint Administrators do not have sufficient funds available in the Administration estate to obtain legal representation in Thailand. If legal proceedings were issued against the land owner then this matter may become protracted and the Joint Administrators are unsure as to whether any action would prove successful. I have written to Kacha Island & Co for more information and will report further in my next report to creditors.

  525. anonnnn

    You’re losing Bob.
    Badly.

  526. The Rise and Fall of the PM of St Vincent and the Grenadines

    Why does the PM have a “private police force” under his command to bully and terrorise the local population.

  527. The Rise and Fall of the PM of St Vincent and the Grenadines

    We are not leaving without our deposits being refunded

  528. Yorkie poo on me shoe

    Could Ingham still have the £165,000 – the same amount as he ‘invested’ no such thing as coincidences.

    It would explain a lot.

  529. The Rise and Fall of the PM of St Vincent and the Grenadines

    Your credibility is heading for zero.

  530. Anonymous

    @ Anonymous 8.23 am, Please, please get someone else to read the Wilkins Kennedy defence to you, especially the sections that relate to the resignation letter.

    And please Anonymous Bob, there is no such word as “you’r”
    mate, I’m sorry, but you really are not that bright now are you. It is “your” or “you’re” short for you are, but “your” was spelt correctly in the post.

    https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110806072053AA0yf2L

  531. je suis knob

    @Sid
    “I have a question….how the f@ck did I ever let myself get involved in this sorry excuse of a circus?”

    My thoughts exactly.

    I used to be pro Harlequin, but after seeing all the shit they come out with, and being lied to personally, I just want it to fail. I want to see Ames go to jail and the merry band who follow him like lost puppies to be shown the good side of justice.

  532. Anonymous

    @ Anonymous 8.59 am

    “And by the way it’s “you’r” (short for you are) not your, but to show up your (see the difference) pettiness would stoop to your (there it is again) level.
    Grammar lesson over for the day.
    I guess you need a good lie in after the verbal bullshit you wrote above.”

    Ok you got my attention on this one lol, so you are saying the following ” but to show up you are pettiness would stoop to you are level ” ok you got me there, I have no idea what you are talking about, you are frankly very sad and quite probably mad, lol,

    and to think that Richard Spector of ELS would take on board what you say (ok so he may be acting on instructions) and wasting even more purchaser money, is quite frankly pathetic, after all that we have gone through, it is frankly not only pathetic but disgusting that Ames continues to waste money in the manner in which he does, shame on you Richard, shame on you, because even you cannot be that blind that you cannot see what is going on,

    On the other hand Richard what do you care lol, you love this shit cause Ames keeps throwing you a few crumbs.

  533. Tut tut

    Richard how much purchaser money is Ames now spending on surveilance eh?

    Cmon now Richard, can you also state that the surveilance will be legal unlike before.

    How do we get intelligence to you, can we use BFP Richard? Would that be a reliable forum in which we could provide you with evidence of wrong doing😉😉

    How do we identify when a wrongful act has been committed under the law of Ames, as we seem to have lost our copy of the Ames legal Almanac 2015.

    We are glad to see that Dave Ames is starting 2015 in the same way he started 2014, continuing to waste purchasers cash, shall we tell the world Richard, go on do we have your permission?

    Lol, you really could not make this stuff up.

  534. slipped disk

    Yes- we aught to remember that Ames is still spending your money. Was it £10,000 a month plus expenses?

  535. anunamouse

    every man has his price
    as they say

  536. Anonymous

    @Annonymous 11.03, obviously English is not your (it’s there again) language. My original sentence of “would stoop to your level” where your was spelt your, not you’r. Therefor your does not stand for you are as in your feeble interpretation of my sentences ” but to show up your pettiness would stoop to you are level” I think you have just shown that the only sad, mad, person on this thread is you. Try reading before writing, it helps sometimes. Lol

  537. Tut tut

    True I suppose very true, even if that price is at a heavily discounted rate, ELS the £ shop of law firms.

  538. Anonymous

    @anonnnn no one but no one ever loses anything to you. Who is Bob you keep referring to. Perhaps you have suffered a death in the family, you suffered a loss, you are pining for someone called Bob. Perhaps a visit to a medium may help you? Seek help.

  539. anon

    Bob have you been at the Lidl wine box already?
    It’s not even midday in your neck of the woods.

  540. Anon

    Bob there is no such word as you’r seriously there isn’t. And where was the word your spelt incorrectly in the post you are moaning about, as they say Bob, Nice Try but No Banana.

    Now why don’t you respond with that comprehensive response you were yapping on about?

  541. Anonymous

    Let’s can we find out about the administration of BB maybe some proof Ralph, or API, maybe your business partners, NC or Corney flake

  542. Anonymous

    Bob, Anonymous 12.02 pm we all know that Chris Corney is working with Nikki Crozier and Mr. Newman and we wish them the best of luck.

    We also all know that Richard Spector wrote to Chris Corney about the matter, after you highlighted the business relationship on BFP, the letter stated that the Ames’ noted the comment on BFP which rather puts pay to the lie that the Ames family don’t look at BFP.

    Why is Ames paying Richard Spector to write frankly irrelevant emails to Mr. Corney with money that would be better spent on building resorts.

    The Ames personal vendetta against Mr. Newman is again costing purchasers money.

    Dave Carol, we know you read BFP, please go away and either build the resorts or liquidate them, but stop playing your stupid little games with money that came from purchasers.

    Carol you owe money to Shipleys, money from a shareholders loan you claim you can’t repay, yet you and your husband are instructing and paying lawyers to write to individuals on the back of what appears on BFP, seriously? Cmon guys, are you that bothered by what appears on BFP, apparently so, ouch.

    Richard perhaps you could update us all about the planned administration in St. Vincent or other far more important matters relating to Harlequin, like finance perhaps, or the completion issue, etc .

  543. All moans no action

    Interest payments, the FSCS, The SFO, the DD strewn with errors, the marina, the Irish court case.etc etc

    These are all facts, I wait with interest proof of the SVG administration, it could frankly be hot air?

  544. Tasya

    Ah yes. That would be the interest payments that were held up by a banking glitch but would be resumed shortly. Two years on and they still haven’t resumed.

    That would be the FSCS that fully supported the Trust. Except it didn’t. That was a lie that Harlequin told.

    That would be the chant from Dave Ames that the SFO weren’t investigating Harlequin. But they are and have confirmed that fact several times.

    That would be the DD that Harlequin has never, ever bothered telling anyone what was wrong and putting the record straight.

    That would be the marina that Dave claimed was well under way. Except it didn’t. That was a lie that Dave told.

    Truly a superb list of facts there.

  545. The Rise and Fall of the PM of St Vincent and the Grenadines

    More bad news for the PM arriving shortly.

  546. Anonymous

    About as accurate as the concrete mixed taking over H hotel on the 1st Jan.

  547. Anonymous

    New article on the Argyle Airport on i-withness-news svg. Frankly it
    looks as if the construction will never be completed.

  548. The Rise and Fall of the PM of St Vincent and the Grenadines

    We will be in touch with the United States in regard to human rights abuses on St Vincent and the Grenadines.

  549. Anonymous

    1:19….Don’t you think the US has done enough world policing. What
    about the Commonwealth doing something against the petty tinpot
    despot. After all QE-II is the head of state.

  550. Robert Storey

    Anonymous 12.24 I dont know if the “Bob” you keep referring to is supposed to be me, but someone is having a real chuckle at your expense. You seem to have it in your pea sized brain that any remark that disagrees with your anti HP stance can only be from me. You need to look outside your haze of biased rhetoric and understand that many people do not think the same as you. So if you would refrain from always referring to “Bob” in your posts then you might be taken a tad more seriously.

  551. Anonymous

    @ Robert Storey

    Good god man, is that really you Bob?, what happened, your ……. Your just amazing, and you speak so eloquently, I must say I’m impressed, I truly am. Wow ……….

    Lol
    Good afternoon Richard lol, cause I tell you something who ever you are you ain’t Bullshit Bob, that’s for sure lol

  552. Dave the good hearted christian gentleman

    Has anyone heard if the gentleman with cancer has had a refund or are the professionals at the basildon bunker too busy paying returns to investors and updating clients?

  553. The Rise and Fall of the PM of St Vincent and the Grenadines

    @anonymous 1.49
    it has been mentioned at a low level so far.

  554. Sid

    I can’t say for sure, but can make a very good guess.

  555. Handing more money over

    It is time to move on.

    Nothing at all can be done for either faction.

    I never back down, but Dave has simply got more energy than me.

  556. Ralph, API, Malcolm White, Paddykins, fraudykins

    Any chance of some proof of the administration ?

  557. Anonymous

    No need for proof, if Ames is not willing to update the masses then let that be the sword he falls on, frankly I think he is behaving absolutely reprehensibly but heh whats new, they are his companies, let him tell the world what is going on,

    Some on here only believe what Ames says, so pointless in anyone else providing information to the contrary.

    What will be will be.

  558. The Rise and Fall of the PM of St Vincent and the Grenadines

    Just in case you are not sure, we will not be backing down.

  559. For those who are interested in SVG there is a truly damning new
    thread on BFP…

  560. Anonymous

    Dear H, Barbados Purchaser,

    As you are aware, Harlequin is seeking instalment payment completions at H, Barbados in order to allow a 2016 opening. This stunning development promises to be a sensation for the travel industry and a new jewel in the crown of the gorgeous Caribbean region.

    A number of people have contacted us to request that we hold conference calls to allow purchasers to speak about the opportunity and ask questions; consequently, we are pleased to announce that Dave Ames will host three conference calls on Thursday 15th January.

    To confirm, the conference calls available are:

    Thursday 15th January: 3pm; 4pm; 5pm

    Please note that places are limited and provided on a first come, first served basis to H, Barbados purchasers only.

    If you would like to request to take part in the call, please email Karen on kdevenish [at] harlequinhotelsandresorts [dot] com with the time slot you prefer.

    Please ensure you state your name, address, and whether you are an investor or an agent. If there is availability, you will receive an email with the conference call details in due course.

    Dave looks forward to speaking with you.

    Regards,
    Harlequin

  561. Could I become a partner with N Crozier?

    Someone called Paudie O a consultant at KSS has been looking at my LinkedIn profile. Is this a new business opportunity I wonder?

  562. Anonymous

    @anon Interesting.

    Wonder if Dave is hosting the calls from the UK or the “real” HQ of Harlequin in the Caribbean?

    I pity anyone who goes through with this:
    – no build schedules
    – no budgets
    – no construction partner (unless of course AECOM is ready to go)
    – no escrow
    – no finance
    – a hopeless web of insolvent businesses in the Caribbean
    – warnings against it
    – rotting current resorts
    – liar for “chairman”
    – incompetent UK staff.

    Please save your money and invest with someone with a proven track record.

  563. Anon 8:51
    You forgot – no beach

  564. As per recorded phone call

    You forgot to say the beach will belong to Ames but with the election and an all that Gonzales won’t say much – but it does belong to Harlequin.

  565. As per recorded phone call

    The FSCS said you must join the Trust.

  566. Anonymous

    Are we still crawling along to the red hot exposé from Jon Austin?

  567. Anonymous

    Just had a look KSS does a lot of work in Malaysia and Indonesia, could be a different Paudie O, who knows, KSS have an office in Dubai, might be worth Dave or Richard Spector giving them a shout, they probably don’t know who they have employed, it is worth contacting them just in case, it’s time these guys were stopped.,

    Good work Could I become a partner with N Crozier?

    It’s time we put a stop to these guys.

    Good news too on the H Hotel front, looks like 2015 will be Harlequins year afterall.

  568. Anonymous

    Why invite agents on the conference call when the call is supposed to be for purchasers only?

  569. Anonymous

    I spoke to Dave Ames earlier and he informed me that the talk of an administration of his companies was once again being generated by the usual antagonists. Mr. Ames stated that he has absolutely no intention of placing his companies into administration and that Buccament Bay has had an excellent trading period over the Holiday Season. He further stated that a former agent of his had tried to take a number of cases against him in the Caribbean but these cases are to be struck out in the next six to eight weeks according to his St. Vincent attorney Mr. Samuel Commissiong. Mr. Ames also informed me that Mr. Richard Spector of ELS issued a very strongly worded warning to CLC the other day warning them to have no further contact with Newman or face very severe consequences as a result of not abiding by the order, I’m delighted that Mr. Ames is finally showing a strength of character, and warning those who lost their case against him to wind their necks in.

    It is reprehensible that having lost the Davies case to Ames that CLC then would be so public about their relationship with a known fraudster and even more well known Harlequin antagonist Newman. Mr. Ames was most surprised that CLC would have had any contact with an individual who is being investigated for serious fraud by the ICAEW as was confirmed by them to Mr. Ames.

    I commend the poster who blew the relstionship between Newman and CLC for his actions, I know at times BFP is attacked, but this is one example where the role played by BFP should not be underestimated. The poster provided Mr. Ames with the intelligence he discovered and this was passed onto ELS for further action.

    I’m delighted by the tough stance taken against CLC by Dave Ames through his Solicitors ELS and Mr. Richard Spector.
    I would also like to take the opportunity to congratulate Mr. Spector as I believe his wife recently gave birth. Even though Mr. Spector is currently on paternity leave he took the time and effort to write to CLC in the most strongest terms possible and I would like to personally thank him for supporting the Ames family against those who are basically sore loosers and antagonists, Mr. Spector ran a very strong and professional case against the Davies group allowing Mr. and Mrs. Ames to exit from the families wholly unjustified freezing order, allowing the Ames family to concentrate on the excellent job of building resorts in the Caribbean, let’s all hope that 2015 is the year for the Ames family and his excellent lteam in ELS Legal headed up by Mr. Richard Spector.

    I look forward to shaking your hand sir. And I hope you are able to make contact with KSS and have the builder removed from his role as a consultant in that organisation.

  570. J Swift

    You’re having a laugh, right?

  571. How in the name of hell can someone write “allowing the Ames family
    to concentrate on the excellent job of building resorts in the Caribbean”
    Is this Fox News?

  572. Anonymous

    Anonymous you really are off with the fairies.

    A “litany of lies” is all I will say.

  573. red scouse

    of course he’s having a laugh… that anti-HP guy’s use of “loosers” gives him away… he can’t ever get lose or losers correct… but it is funny

  574. KSS?

    Looks like KSS is a Dubai recruitment company affiliated in some way to the
    The Institute of Recruiters (IOR) and is a sub agent of a UK company called
    GLOBETEK LIMITED 06421578 Registered Address: Europa House Europa Way, Britannia Enterprise Park, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS14 9TZ

    Might be why the guy is down as a consultant, hard to know.

    I think KSS is also trading as KSS Contracting Dubai, but I’m not sure.

    I hope this helps.

  575. Anonymous

    So did Richard Spector write to CLC or not ? And I thought Bob was the one getting his spelling wrong, or could it be the spell checker, I know mine is nuts.
    And I thought Ames won the Davies case, did he not?

  576. Anonymous

    Was that bee keeper Bob who wrote that nonsense?

    If the holiday period was so good, where was the plane? And why did a Trip Advisor review say the place was empty? I guess well have to wait for the accounts that will prove his claim – Oh hang on, Dave doesn’t do accounts does he? So we’ll have to take his word on that one, trusting him seems to have worked pretty well so far right?

  577. Anonymous

    Is KSS connected to the same Globtek that Bob Storey said he worked for way back in October 2013.

    So now Bob Storey is working with the builder, what next?

    How long has Bob had this cozy little deal going ? I wonder …………given Bobs pathetic attempts to portray Ames in a good light if he has been working in league with the builder all along ?

    It’s actually starting to make a lot of sense now. Bob posts rather ridiculous pro Harlequin comments which are easily rebutted, everyone believes Bob is in Ames’ camp, most look at him as the village idiot, when all along he has been playing the game.

    I did rather wonder why we did not get the usual rhetoric from BS Bob when KSS was identified. Instead we get a very oddly posted pro Harlequin post which a later poster which a later poster did state seemed very much along the style of that two faced
    b€&@#%d Bob.

    Fatchett does not represent me. on October 24, 2013 at 6:04 pm
    It is about time I was truthful about everything. I run the United To Succeed website I am part of the PHIG along with Paul Walton, Richard Ingham, Stephen W and James Shaw. I work at Globtek as a Sales Manager.

  578. Anon

    Yawn give it up. Bob is retired, a post from October 2013 proves nothing, who says Bob Storey works for Globtek as a sales manager, proof my man, you will just have to prove it. Bet you Globtek does not even exist, Blah blah blah ………… What a load of xxxxxxxxxxxx

  579. Anonymous

    @ red scouse on January 14, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    Why would a anti Harlequin troll write such a post? I know that Mr. Specter wrote to Chris Carney, that is true.
    And Ames won the Davids case, thats a fact.
    And there is no administration of any company fact too.
    So why tell the truth?

    of course he’s having a laugh… that anti-HP guy’s use of “loosers” gives him away… he can’t ever get lose or losers correct… but it is funny

  580. anon

    Don’t all go looking at his Linked because it will reveal your identity

  581. Anonymous

    Google it. Bob storey ( small s and all) sales manager at Globtek, funny he only has 1 connection, weird for a sales manager.

    GlobTek, Inc. United Kingdom
    22 Longstock Close Chineham, Basingstoke Hampshire, RG24 8WR United Kingdom

    Tel: +44 (0) 5601 057 817
    Fax: +44 (0) 1256 651 173

    His email sales@globtek.co.uk

    Someone should give them a call bet you he doesn’t even work for them lol. Longway to travel from Nuneaton to Basingstoke every day for work.

    Or better still email him lol.

    Well there would go his credibility if he does not work for them lol, plus I wonder what the penalty for impersonating a sales manager is. Lol

    What a seriously sad old fool lol. Bob storey eh, bet he will come on here denying its him, what’s the chances guys lol, so why say it over 16 months ago so?

  582. The Rise and Fall of the PM of St Vincent and the Grenadines

    If you still intend to invest in a Harlequin property despite all the warnings.You will never see your money again and you will never have clear title on your land.
    David Ames and the Head office staff are fraudsters and they hate investors standing up to them.

  583. Robert Storey

    @Anonymous 12.49. That post you have posted under FDNRM is fake. You know it and I know it. As a piece of anti HP trolling it is very poor.

  584. the fish is on the line.

    Oh dear Paudie O, Linkedin tells me that it was a Paudie O’Halloran who was looking at my profile on Linkedin. Not very good at this are you. Are you Anonymous 5.05 Paudie? as the previous poster said, you view a Linkedin account and it is confirmed who viewed it. lol In fact Anonymous 5.05 lol lol lol Posting at 5.05, is that Amman time? lol lol lol

  585. anon 925

    But you don’t deny that you worked for Globtek do you Bob? Or that you used your redundancy package to invest in a pile of bricks on a beach currently valued at a quid. lol

  586. How many times can Paddy cry wolf?

    So, what about some proof of the alleged administration?

  587. Paddie the plonker

    – Ames is finished.
    – Proceeds of crime
    – SFO about to swoop.
    – SRA complaints against Harlequins legal team
    – Administration of BB
    – HMRC investigations
    – Shipleys calling in the inter company debt
    – The Irish appeal
    – WK are innocent
    – Newman never said ‘sorry Dave’
    – Jon Austin Redhot story

    The list goes on and on, Paddykins you have been very ineffective indeed.

    And the reason…… you would implicate yourself; so shut it and bore off you big fat oaf.

  588. Paddie the plonker

    As we informed you previously, Harlequin successfully subpoenaed WordPress for the IP and email addresses of defamatory commenters on the anonymous blogging website Barbados Free Press. Following cost-effective investigations, we can reveal that we have identified the primary, obsessive defamatory commenter.

    The commenter in question, who uses multiple usernames, including “Ralph” (he was primarily known as “API” or “Malcolm White” on the Regulatory Legal forum), is a business associate of Jeremy Newman and Padraig “Paudie” O’Halloran. Jeremy Newman, of course, previously worked for Wilkins Kennedy and settled out of court for defamation and libel against Harlequin for creating the “Harlecon” website, whilst Padraig O’Halloran was found guilty of fraudulent misappropriation against Harlequin’s Buccament Bay Resort development.

  589. Anonymous

    To whoever it may concern,

    If “Paddie” is in cahoots with the anonymous “defamer” on here, and you, or some other member of the pro Harlequin brigade, seem to think they know who Paddie is working for – why don’t you just look up who else is working with him?

    This would surely give you the identity of the person you believe is spreading the “litany of lies”, and thus allow you to post their details in order to let victims decide who they are to believe.

    Of course, though, Paddie could have infiltrated the Internet, blocked all the websites you are free to use to find out who he’s in business with, thus adding another problem he’s caused for Harlequin.

    … Or it could just be the “storey” a few small-minded individuals keep telling themselves to justify a complete and utter farce.

  590. Anonymous

    The trouble is some very silly people believe any anti HP post on here. BB into administration was the latest sensational headline. And guess what, it was believed. Perhaps the anti HP trolls will stop believing anything which is posted to disrupt.
    Look at Anonymous 5.05, aka a man in Amman, What have the personal details of a Bob Storey got to do with a debate on HP? Your ignorance will just make you look very stupid. lol lol lol

  591. Anonymous

    I am Anonymous 10:48am, replying to Anonymous 10:54am.

    I am concerned in getting either my money back, or a return. I don’t care if you build a hotel on the moon using the clangers as slave labour – something has to happen.

    I was promised, as appears thousands of others, returns from functional resorts. I would only have to provide a 30% deposit for it (Harlequin providing the rest through “virtual mortgages”).

    This no longer appears to be the case.

    For whatever reason, it looks like Harlequin is no longer able to provide their 100% finance package, nor the promised resorts. Of course this will be denied, but without a financial backer, it seems like this is the most likely course of action.

    I don’t blame Paddy for that. I blame Ames for selling a product with no financial partner. Everything else about holiday trading etc is just hot air – without a legitimate financial partner, he’s going nowhere. And the letter of intent he had was from 7Capital, who jumped ship at the hideous DD RL produced. If Ames was serious about working with them, surely he’d have rebutted it with his own report.

    As the adage goes… “don’t listen to what they say, listen to what they don’t”.

  592. Keep looking over that shoulder

    He Paddy, I’ve just googled Bob Storey. It seems that Bob “Big Bobby” Storey is an Irish republican from Belfast who was sentenced to 25 years but now released. Well there’s a thing, so it is. So perhaps you may know “Big Bobby” Storey? If not perhaps you would like to make his acquaintance? Or more to the point, perhaps he might like to make yours. lol lol lol Mind how you go.

  593. Anonymous

    @Anonymous 10.48/11.07 The post of 10.54 was not directed at you, but unfortunately you decided to personalize your post with the cryptic “storey” comment at the end.

  594. Anonymous

    @ Robert Storey on January 15, 2015 at 8:28 am

    Firstly the post ain’t fake mate, maybe you’d like to think a bit harder,

    Try putting your post below into Google and see what happens,

    “Fatchett does not represent me. on October 24, 2013 at 6:04 pm
    It is about time I was truthful about everything. I run the United To Succeed website I am part of the PHIG along with Paul Walton, Richard Ingham, Stephen W and James Shaw. I work at Globtek as a Sales Manager.”

    Now that we have determined that the post isn’t fake what the hell have you and the other pro Harlequin mob been sqwaking about this morning.

    Mr. Storey are you a sales manager of Globtek?

    @Anonymous 12.49. That post you have posted under FDNRM is fake. You know it and I know it. As a piece of anti HP trolling it is very poor.

  595. Paddie the plonker

    Additionally, the commenter is a self-declared witness for the Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) who has been behind a number of online campaigns designed to turn investors against Harlequin and bring down the business. At present, Harlequin is in the process of preparing a claim for defamation and the commenter’s actions have served to undermine yet another SFO witness and prominent Harlequin antagonist from the infamous group of known associates.

  596. Robert Storey

    So Anonymous 11.44 you are that stupid to think that every post under FDNRM is from Robert Storey. How amazingly naive you are. Lol for a start I have never claimed I ran the United To Succeed website. That’s the other Bob you muppet. Perhaps you would care to ask Paul Walton if he was involved. I think you might get a mouthful of abuse. Also Anonymous, do you really think I would discuss my employment with an Anonymous poster. Google can be your friend, but unfortunately you have been drawn in hook line and sinker. Lol no need for you to think harder, just thinking would be a start MATE.

  597. Anonymous

    Paddie the plonker on January 15, 2015 at 10:12 am

    – Ames is finished. ( well please explain what will happen if investors don’t buy in to his new hair brained scheme then?)

    – Proceeds of crime ( an action that follows on from a criminal prosecution, A criminal prosecution being an action that follows on from a criminal investigation.
    For the record and just in case you might have forgotten Ames is currently being investigated by the SFO and Essex Police for Serious Criminal Fraud.)

    – SFO about to swoop.( given that the SFO confirmed to Rip Of Britain that they were still “Actively” investigating Ames a “Swoop” could happen at any time, also this was previously pointed out to Ames by DLA Piper his former UK lawyers)

    – SRA complaints against Harlequins legal team.

    ( When someone says they made a complaint about Harlequins legal team to the SRA it is rubbish, when Carol & Dave Ames tells us that they made a complaint to the ICAEW it is true. So you are taking Carol & Dave Ames word
    for it, ok fine, whatever more fool you. I’m sure we will find out in due course whether complaints have been made or not )

    – Administration of BB ( We just have to wait and see like you have been previously told)

    – HMRC investigations ( HMRC petitioned to wind up a company already in liquidation, ASOL why? HMRC recieved a very detailed and comprehensive document on Ames and Harlequin suggesting that Ames and staff members in Harlequin had used a variety of non legal instruments to evade Tax, if HMRC don’t believe that the very well compiled document proves any wrong doing then Dave Ames, his family and staff have nothing to worry about, now have they?)

    – Shipleys calling in the inter company debt, ( Shipleys have every right to call in the inter company debt as liquidatiors of HMSSE, to think not is both stupid and wrong, if other agencies take control of the liquidation process which is quite possible given the ongoing criminal investigations into Ames and his companies, then they too could call in the debt, not a very comfortable time for Ames right now)

    – The Irish appeal ( Yes there is an appeal, so what is your point? )

    – WK are innocent. ( Absolutely they are, as no court has made a decision on the matter, so again what’s your point? ).

    – Newman never said ‘sorry Dave’ (Ames did not think that Mr. Newman said sorry either, and given that we are talking about an apology to Mr. Ames, if he states, and it was his voice afterall, if he states that he did not receive an apology, then quite frankly this is one rare occasion where I will give Ames the benefit of doubt and actually believe him. I can do this safe in the knowledge that both sides in the argument on the apology now seem to accept there was none, that is with the exception of a few Pro Harlequin Idiots on here.

    – Jon Austin Redhot story ( Jon Austins story is about the Administration of one or more of Ames companies in SVG, so he is just waiting the formal direction on the matter from the master of the high court, following the earlier agreement by Ames and Commissiong to agree a consent order on the matter, are you trying to tell me that Ames is now trying to back out of this consent order, surely not, well today was the deadline for matters to be agreed, was it not?)

    The list goes on and on, Paddykins you have been very ineffective indeed.

    And the reason…… you would implicate yourself; so shut it and bore off you big fat oaf.

  598. Anonymous

    Well, it’s 2015 and the International Airport in St Vincent that was supposed to have been Substantially Finished by the end of 2014, looks like a long way off from completion. This latest report from I Witness News paints a very sad story . It may be years before it is finished, if ever .
    http://www.iwnsvg.com/2015/01/13/mountain-of-mud-in-the-middle-of-argyle-airport-runway/

  599. Not the place for a 5* holiday. I'm sure Bob Le Knob will disagree.

    Mountain of mud in the middle of Argyle airport runway
    JANUARY 13, 2015 · 1 COMMENT

    If anyone tells you that aircraft will land at Argyle in 2015, then that person is lying to you. The middle of the Argyle airport runway is a river and a muddy wasteland. The Argyle airport will take at least four more years, and even then, it will not be a functioning airport.
    Since 2006, we have been bombarded with ULP regime nonsense about how the Argyle airport will boost the economy, but the reality is Argyle has been a curse to our country. Throughout SVG, towns, villages and communities have been starved of jobs and money, all for the sake of building Argyle airport for tourists.
    From Fancy to Fitzhughes, Union Island and beyond, the needs of Vincentians have been ignored. Hospitals have fallen to ruin, the economy is virtually dead and the country is littered with tombs that once used to be flourishing businesses. The consequence has been high unemployment, high crime, destitution and poverty.
    Vincentians have been made to suffer under the economic delusion that tourism and the Argyle Airport will bring prosperity. Well, they will not.
    Having an airport does not guarantee prosperity. Barbados has had an international airport since 1938 and tourism for over 60 years, yet Barbados laid-off 3,000 government workers in 2013 and rolled out yet another national poverty alleviation programme a few years previous.
    We have been lied to time and again, being told that Argyle airport will be finished in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. One need only look at the muddy mess at Argyle to know that it will not be finished in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 or 2019.
    The Yambou River is yet to be culverted; there is a mountain of mud in the middle of the runway area; the northern end of the runway is just mud and is being washed away by the sea; and, the cliff at Peruvian Vale village impedes final approach to the runway and will need to be knocked down and cleared away (See more photos taken in December 2014 here).
    http://on.fb.me/14yvnsy
    After that, the runway will need to be compacted properly over a number of years, otherwise it will simply break up under the weight of 400-tonne jumbo jets and 590-tonne Airbus planes.
    Over 700 million dollars have been wasted at Argyle and the result has been a muddy disaster. Both the financially incompetent Unity Labour Party and New Democratic Party regimes seem intent on wasting millions of dollars more on Argyle. The SVG economy is at real risk of collapsing, because so much money has been wasted at Argyle.
    SVG needs change to save the economy and create thousands of new jobs for our people. It is clear that the mountain of mud at Argyle will not resemble an airport before the year 2020. It is a joke to suggest planes will land at Argyle when the runway has a river running through it.
    A Green government will put the needs of Vincentians first, not tourists, and immediately abort the Argyle airport fiasco. It is unfair to make our people wait another four years for jobs and cheaper electricity and water. They have been waiting since 2006 for jobs and prosperity, but the ULP regime has failed them.

  600. Anonymous

    Written by the Green Party in SVG. I’m sure that will be an open, unbiased article. Not.

  601. Who gives a flying leap who wrote it…facts are facts.

  602. Anonymous

    Photos don’t lie…like some people on this blog.

  603. SVG not a safe place?

    Is Ames building the Airport, if so explains the state its in!

  604. Some hidden meaning?

  605. Hooters

    I wonder why Mr. Ames did not name the commenter in his Christmas update? I would have thought he would have loved to ‘expose’…… it.

  606. Anonymous

    So Anonymous 12.28, are you saying that p51 of the HP WK submission is a lie? Because it clearly states that “Mr Newman apologises for the offence and upset caused to the Ames family” Have I imagined that? Are my eyes deceiving me? In fact according to the agreed statement,
    “He (Newman) did not intend to suggest and has not asserted in these proceedings that the business operated by Harlequin was in fact a fraudulent one”
    So there we have it, according to the agreed statement Newman does not think that HP was operating a fraudulent scheme. Wonder if Newman is still a witness for the SFO? Oh dear.

  607. whatsthefuss

    Paddy suffer from selective memory. like nicking money from investors, he forgets thats wrong but he got found guilty

  608. Anonymous

    @anonymous 3.20 pm..you have misconstrued the statement…
    “He (Newman) did not intend to suggest and has not asserted in these proceedings that the business operated by Harlequin was in fact a fraudulent one”
    How can you claim from that statement that Newman does not think that HP was operating a fraudulent scheme?
    Because he “did not attempt to suggest” and “has not asserted in these proceedings” does not tell anyone what he was or is thinking.
    It is clear from the content of Harlecon, what Newman thought about HP.
    Stop saying dumb things, or folks will think you are stupid.

  609. Bore off

    Fraudulent misrepresentation, that must have done wonders for your CV Paddykins….. I don’t think I would give you work, simply because a Judge found you were GUILTY of Fraudulent misrepresentation.

    Yes, the very same Padraig “Paudie” O’Halloran guilty of Fraudulent misrepresentation.

    The same Padraig “Paudie” O’Halloran guilty of Fraudulent misrepresentation, and who’s money did he take?

    Apparently, Ames has none so Padraig “Paudie” O’Halloran guilty of Fraudulent misrepresentation of investors money.

  610. A short chronology on todays events, this is just my observation

    At 8:48 pm the following poster states that someone called Paudie O has been looking at their Linkedin profile, so it stands to reason if this is indeed the case this guy Paudie O would know who he was looking at, but it does beg the question as to why Paudie O sought to look at the profile of an as yet unidentified individual who just happens to be a contributor on BFP,

    What probably happened is that following on from the link between Crozier and Newman the poster on here decided to do a bit more research and found a Linkedin profile for a Paudie O.

    It could be very possible that Paudie O then looked back at the profile of the poster who looked at the Paudie O profile on Linkedin, after all that is how Linkedin works, nothing at all bizarre about that if indeed that happened.

    After all the poster appears not to find it odd that a Paudie O would seek him out, indeed makes no mention of that fact, rather states the following;

    “Could I become a partner with N Crozier?
    January 14, 2015 at 8:48 pm
    Someone called Paudie O a consultant at KSS has been looking at my LinkedIn profile. Is this a new business opportunity I wonder?”

    ———————————————————————–
    However it gets better,

    At 9.29 pm we get a further post on KSS and Paudie O see below; I don’t really think that this can be classed as a post from the anti Harlequin mob as they are referred to.

    Anonymous
    January 14, 2015 at 9:29 pm
    Just had a look KSS does a lot of work in Malaysia and Indonesia, could be a different Paudie O, who knows, KSS have an office in Dubai, might be worth Dave or Richard Spector giving them a shout, they probably don’t know who they have employed, it is worth contacting them just in case, it’s time these guys were stopped.,

    Good work Could I become a partner with N Crozier?

    It’s time we put a stop to these guys.

    Good news too on the H Hotel front, looks like 2015 will be Harlequins year afterall.

    —————————————————————————

    This is followed at 11.29 pm by another post on KSS, as you can see this poster refers to KSS being a sub agent to a company called “GLOBETEK LIMITED”, however as you will see further down GLOBETEK is not the same company as GLOBTEK, they are two entirely separate companies, no relationship at all between them.

    Again this post does not on the face of it appear to come from those labeled as the Anti Harlequin Brigade.

    KSS?
    January 14, 2015 at 11:29 pm
    Looks like KSS is a Dubai recruitment company affiliated in some way to the
    The Institute of Recruiters (IOR) and is a sub agent of a UK company called
    GLOBETEK LIMITED 06421578 Registered Address: Europa House Europa Way, Britannia Enterprise Park, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS14 9TZ

    Might be why the guy is down as a consultant, hard to know.

    I think KSS is also trading as KSS Contracting Dubai, but I’m not sure.

    I hope this helps

    —————————————————————————–

    Then at 12.49 am a poster asks if this question;

    “Is KSS connected to the same Globtek that Bob Storey said he worked for way back in October 2013.”

    Well at this point it becomes clear that there are two different companies being referred to Globtek and Globetek.

    The poster then reproduces a post from October 24 2013 at 6.04 pm taken from BFP, in fact a quick google using the name “Bob Storey BFP and Globtek will bring you to, or near enough, to the post,

    “Fatchett does not represent me. on October 24, 2013 at 6:04 pm
    It is about time I was truthful about everything. I run the United To Succeed website I am part of the PHIG along with Paul Walton, Richard Ingham, Stephen W and James Shaw. I work at Globtek as a Sales Manager.”

    ——————————————————————-

    Then at 3.08 am you have a poster advising against looking at Bob’s Linkedin profile.

    ——————————————————————-
    Then at 5.09 am we get yet another post, rather tongue in cheek perhaps, but it does demonstrate that anyone can look at someones Linkedin Profile without having to have a Linkedin account, therefore making it impossible for anyone to identify the poster for example in this case.

    Anonymous
    January 15, 2015 at 5:05 am
    Google it. Bob storey ( small s and all) sales manager at Globtek, funny he only has 1 connection, weird for a sales manager.

    GlobTek, Inc. United Kingdom
    22 Longstock Close Chineham, Basingstoke Hampshire, RG24 8WR United Kingdom

    Tel: +44 (0) 5601 057 817
    Fax: +44 (0) 1256 651 173

    His email sales@globtek.co.uk

    Someone should give them a call bet you he doesn’t even work for them lol. Longway to travel from Nuneaton to Basingstoke every day for work.

    Or better still email him lol.

    Well there would go his credibility if he does not work for them lol, plus I wonder what the penalty for impersonating a sales manager is. Lol

    What a seriously sad old fool lol. Bob storey eh, bet he will come on here denying its him, what’s the chances guys lol, so why say it over 16 months ago so?

    —————————————————–
    At 8.28 am we have a Bob Storey claiming that the post dated October 24 2013 located on BFP is a fake, meaning that it was made up, does not exist. Which is rather bizarre since it exists in the archives of BFP, but anyway, I will continue.

    Robert Storey
    January 15, 2015 at 8:28 am
    @Anonymous 12.49. That post you have posted under FDNRM is fake. You know it and I know it. As a piece of anti HP trolling it is very poor.

    —————————————————–
    Then at 9.20 am we have another poster claiming that they too had Paudie O looking at their profile, remember at 8.48 pm the previous evening we had “Could I become a partner with N Crozier? claim that Paudie O was looking at their profile on Linkedin, are these two different posters or one and the same?. It appears not as this poster refers to the previous poster in the third party, quote from the post “as the previous poster said, you view a Linkedin account and it is confirmed who viewed it.”

    Again if Paudie O was looking at these profiles then it stands to reason he knows the identity of these posters, but why would Paudie O be interested in this, he hardly would have known they were posting on BFP, this revelation comes after the alleged fact. It might be a coincidence that Paudie O stumbled upon one profile of an anonymous poster on here, but to stumble upon two profiles on Linkedin of persons who remain anonymous on here is rather far fetched don’t you think?

    The Linkedin Profile for Paudie O, shows this individual as being a consultant in Dubai, yet the poster refers to Amman time, I would like to point out that there is an hours difference between Dubai and Amman.

    the fish is on the line.
    January 15, 2015 at 9:20 am
    Oh dear Paudie O, Linkedin tells me that it was a Paudie O’Halloran who was looking at my profile on Linkedin. Not very good at this are you. Are you Anonymous 5.05 Paudie? as the previous poster said, you view a Linkedin account and it is confirmed who viewed it. lol In fact Anonymous 5.05 lol lol lol Posting at 5.05, is that Amman time? lol lol lol

    ——————————————————————–

    This is then followed up by a whole heap of posts about subpoenas, SFO witnesses etc, yet Dave Ames in his update of Christmas Eve refused to name those behind who he claims is defaming him.

    Then at 11.18 am you have a poster issue what can only be described as a stupid,sad yet potentially sinister threat to the Irish builder.

    I would like to point out here that when you google Bob Storey, you do not in fact find any references to Bobby Storey or Big Bobby Storey, you would have to type in Bobby Storey or Big Bob Storey, but never has Bob Storey been referred to as either Bobby or Big on BFP, so I find it difficult to see how the poster can state that a google of Bob Storey brings up Big Bobby Storey.

    So one would need to know what they were looking for.

    The last two lines of that poster are what I find quite sinister ” If not perhaps you would like to make his acquaintance? Or more to the point, perhaps he might like to make yours. lol lol lol Mind how you go.”

    If those who support Harlequin want to make these sorts of threats then sadly I find myself having to agree that Harlequin is one company, I for one would seek to have no dealings with. And I would hope that the Police take these sorts of threats very seriously indeed.

    Keep looking over that shoulder
    January 15, 2015 at 11:18 am
    He Paddy, I’ve just googled Bob Storey. It seems that Bob “Big Bobby” Storey is an Irish republican from Belfast who was sentenced to 25 years but now released. Well there’s a thing, so it is. So perhaps you may know “Big Bobby” Storey? If not perhaps you would like to make his acquaintance? Or more to the point, perhaps he might like to make yours. lol lol lol Mind how you go.

    ——————————————————————————-
    Then finally we have a response from a poster who calls himself Robert Storey, he is replying to the post referring to the post of October 24 2013.

    Remember Mr. Storey originally stated that the post was a fake, now he states that the post was not written by him, stating his reasoning to be that he never claimed to have run the United to Succeed website.

    But thats exactly what the following post says, when taken in the context of the previous posts to that post of October 24 2013.

    “Fatchett does not represent me. on October 24, 2013 at 6:04 pm
    It is about time I was truthful about everything. I run the United To Succeed website I am part of the PHIG along with Paul Walton, Richard Ingham, Stephen W and James Shaw. I work at Globtek as a Sales Manager.”

    But if Mr. Storey cared to go back to the thread which contained the post dated October 24 2013 6.04 pm he will note that a poster by the name of “Fatchett does not represent me”, was posting that post in a satirical manner, in that he was in fact denying that he had anything to do with the United to Succeed website, Paul Walton, PHIG, Richard Ingham etc. The post when taken in the context of the thread at the time is self explanatory, and would only have been posted by someone who perhaps had the same views then as Robert Storey has on matters now. All though I will admit, I fail to see the relevance of the reference to the fact that the then Bob Storey claimed he worked at Globtek.

    Robert Storey
    January 15, 2015 at 11:58 am
    So Anonymous 11.44 you are that stupid to think that every post under FDNRM is from Robert Storey. How amazingly naive you are. Lol for a start I have never claimed I ran the United To Succeed website. That’s the other Bob you muppet. Perhaps you would care to ask Paul Walton if he was involved. I think you might get a mouthful of abuse. Also Anonymous, do you really think I would discuss my employment with an Anonymous poster. Google can be your friend, but unfortunately you have been drawn in hook line and sinker. Lol no need for you to think harder, just thinking would be a start MATE.

    ————————————————————————-

    These are just my observations, and I cannot for the life of me see how, any of the posts by those who seek to support Harlequin go anyway to demonstrating that Harlequin is a company that is operating successfully, nor can I see any link between a Paudie O and posts on BFP.

    Nor can I see any relevance between the Paudie O Linkedin account and the predicament purchasers now find themselves in.

    I also took the liberty of looking at both the “Bob storey” Linkedin account in the last hour or so and the Paudie O account referred to on here. I noted from the Bob storey account that even though it states that he is a sales manager for Globtek and not the Globetek a previous poster linked to KSS, he only has 1 connection, and there is no other data available on Bob storey, so I took the liberty of calling both Globtek and Globetek and they both confirmed to me that they had no one employed as a sales manager going by the name of Robert storey or Bob Storey or Bob storey, they confirmed that someone else had asked a similar question of them recently and they concluded that the Robert storey Linkedin account is fake, as I do.

    What gave me a bit of a chuckle however was when I looked at the Paudie O Linkedin account, not only does it state that he is a consultant to KSS, but it also states that he is an “Advisor HH&R Investigations & Asset Tracing. LOL, Now I did find this amusing and am most surprised that those who decided to mention a Paudie O and KSS, failed to notice that. Or if they did they failed to mention it.

    What I found very sinister about todays posts were the very obvious threats that were made, it is does threats that lead me to believe that someone has rattled someones cage within Harlequin, the question has to be asked what has raised the heckles of someone within Harlequin.

    Again these are just my observations, there will be the usual attacks on my post I suspect, but rather then attack posters why don’t those who support Harlequin provide us with some facts about Harlequin that might lead us to believe that the companies will succeed.

    Surely this is something that they might try to achieve, and it would certainly bring a breath of fresh air to the debate. Sinister Threats do nothing to paint Harlequin the Ames family and their supporters in any better light.

    Good evening, and thank you for taking the time to read my post.

  611. This wasn't in the Xmas update

    Guardian SIPP is suing investors with pension money tied up in troubled property investment Harlequin for non-payment of the fees related to their self-invested personal pension (SIPP). Jan 15 2015
    Nasty little s h i t s!

    http://www.professionaladviser.com/professional-adviser/news/2390444/guardian-sues-harlequin-investors-over-sipp-fees

  612. Anonymous

    Seriously guys, what has the builder on Ames that has them in such a tizzy today?

    €1.5 million is about 0.22% of the money taken by Ames, his Wife and Son.
    And what happened all the money generated by Ames selling off all the builders assets?

    We had Ames and his supporters crowing about this adnausium.

    Did any of this money find its way back to investors, as the poster correctly points out, it was not Ames’ money, it was investors.

    So how many investors benefitted from the recovery of the money from the sale conducted by Ames of the builders assets?

    And it looks like Ames lied through his teeth to win in the Irish case, so he wins by lying in court, a case subject of an appeal by the way, sells the assets as a result of a victory based on a whole set of lies, and yet refuses to give the investors who are legally entitled to get their money back one red cent.

    Yet you have Carol, Dan, Matt and Nicola refusing, yes refusing to pay back shareholders loans from money you now acknowledge was not Ames’ money but investors.

    And if as you claim the money was not Ames’ money, why did Ames purchase and pay for properties in Dubai not only in his name but in the names of third parties aswell,

    So yes we all agree it’s investors money, but why the concentration and focus on the builder, is Dave afraid he might know about the Davies case, or the Caldwell Cases, or the Canga case, the properties in third party names, the consent order re the administration in St. Vincent, the charges, the liens, the contract novations, the bribes, the lies, the gross over valuation of properties, that initself is a Fraudulent Act, and the other little gems, is this why Ames is using posters on here to threaten the builder in a very sinister way.

    Dave get a life, you have no idea who knows what, the builder is the least of your worries my friend,

    Now maybe it’s time you stopped trying to bullshit your way out of this, and got off your ass, had a good look around all the brown stuff you are surrounded by and had a good long hard think about the future, you have made too many enemies in your little journey towards fame, fortune and self adoration.

  613. Robert Storey

    Oh dear poster of 4.55, another example of War and Peace, but unfortunately inaccurate.
    The post from Anonymous 12.49 was not satirical at all, Perhaps you should have replicated the whole post, not your selective part. My reply was in the context that the poster was using my old ID of FDNRM, I was not claiming the post was fake, only the posters ID was fake. You could have saved yourself a lot of trouble trawling around the internet if you had comprehended that point.
    You then make another mistake. You imply that the post of Anonymous 5.09 picked up a whole range of information about Globtek from my Linkedin account. Wrong. That information is readily available from the Globtek web site.
    Now you have made yourself look a complete prat. I left Globtek in 2011. The person you spoke to was Dave Wellman who took over from me.
    So your long winded post above is both factually incorrect and you have wasted some very valuable time.
    I hope you with held your telephone number from Globtek otherwise we might be having a direct conversation. Just to clear up any mis understandings of course.
    .

  614. Bob is it your or you're?

    Bob we don’t F-in care. Now go and neck a winebox and shut the F up. Your posts are so off-topic one can only deduce that they are designed either to bore us all to death or disrupt the thread. I suspect the latter.

  615. Pink rinse

    I do feel sorry for Mrs Storey.

  616. Robert Storey

    Tw*tikins, you might not care! but you are a nobody. Looks like the poster 4.55 cared an awful lot. Bore you to death, if only! Looks like you’re getting a bit techy now.

  617. lose or looose

    Aye Bob still happy loooooosing £150k

  618. Anonymous

    What I find amazing is that Paudie O’Halloran on LinkedIn, a consultant to KSS, does not mention his connection to ICE. Is this the very same Paudie O’Halloran who ran ICE or not? Perhaps someone, Paudie perhaps, could answer this. If it is could Paudies LinkedIn site be a fake? Perhaps a phone call to KSS would help solve this question.

  619. Bob is it lose or loose?

    Did you mean to say tetchy Bob?

  620. Stars in their eyes.

    Tonight Matthew I will be, any stupid name I can think up. Go back to Odious, it’s an ID we can all relate to. Funny how the anti HP trolls when on the back foot can only revert to such childish posts.

  621. Blue Rinse

    No wonder Mrs Bob had a nervous breakdown
    Can you imagine being married to him?

  622. Anonymous

    I do believe that Mrs Storey feels very very sorry for you. It’s to do with your identity crisis. And your very childish posts.

  623. Hush don't tell anyone.

    Crazier is in business with with Paddykins, could she be the ”common entor”

    Maybe that’s why she lost the case for her ‘clients’ …… posting things she shouldn’t have done?

    Remind me how much did she actually get back for them? And how much did she get paid?

    The time line is about right.

  624. Lose or loose

    Yes how much did her clients lose or loose?

  625. A short chronology on todays events, this is just my observation

    Dear Mr. Storey,
    I have just read your post of 5.51 pm, I think you must not have read my post correctly, I did not state that the post from Anonymous 12.49 was satirical, I stated that the post written by Fatchett does not represent me on October the 24 2013 was a Satirical post from that particular poster, and when you read the post in the context of the previous posts from October 2013 you will understand why,

    I have, as you can see, repeated the posts that I believe you might have issue with,

    The following is the entire post as posted by “Fatchett does not represent me on October 24 2013 at 6.04 pm.”, I have not edited this post in any way.

    “Fatchett does not represent me. on October 24, 2013 at 6:04 pm
    It is about time I was truthful about everything. I run the United To Succeed website I am part of the PHIG along with Paul Walton, Richard Ingham, Stephen W and James Shaw. I work at Globtek as a Sales Manager.”

    Now I did also find this post which I did not refer to in my previous post, this post reproduced in its entirety below, from October 24 2013 at 6.48 pm refers to your linked in account, there are many posts on the issue on that particular thread, again you may claim that once again your ID may have been hijacked. And that is for you to say.

    “Fatchett does not represent me.
    October 24, 2013 at 6:48 pm
    Just because I have a site it doesn’t mean it’s up to date. And why would Jeremy Newman look at my site? Perhaps he wanted to help me with my tax planning.”

    But it now becomes perhaps somewhat of an irrelevant point now that you acknowledge that you were indeed a former employee of Globtek.

    Now that you have retired from Globtek, would you not find it prudent to remove your Linkedin reference which still states that you are a Sales Manager for Globtek.

    ———————————————————————————-

    I have reposted the post of January 15, 2015 at 12:49 am at the bottom of this section, I think you failed to understand the point I was making, this is the post your refer to as having had selective elements posted by me, as you can see I have now reposted this post in its entirety.

    I however was really only interested in the name of the company Globtek, I was not concerned with the rest of the post as it just contained ramblings, and I felt they were irrelevant to the point I wished to make about the different companies. This is what I had to say on the matter of this post as can be seen from my original post.

    “Then at 12.49 am a poster asks if this question;

    “Is KSS connected to the same Globtek that Bob Storey said he worked for way back in October 2013.”

    Well at this point it becomes clear that there are two different companies being referred to Globtek and Globetek.”

    Anonymous
    January 15, 2015 at 12:49 am
    Is KSS connected to the same Globtek that Bob Storey said he worked for way back in October 2013.

    So now Bob Storey is working with the builder, what next?

    How long has Bob had this cozy little deal going ? I wonder …………given Bobs pathetic attempts to portray Ames in a good light if he has been working in league with the builder all along ?

    It’s actually starting to make a lot of sense now. Bob posts rather ridiculous pro Harlequin comments which are easily rebutted, everyone believes Bob is in Ames’ camp, most look at him as the village idiot, when all along he has been playing the game.

    I did rather wonder why we did not get the usual rhetoric from BS Bob when KSS was identified. Instead we get a very oddly posted pro Harlequin post which a later poster which a later poster did state seemed very much along the style of that two faced
    b€&@#%d Bob.

    Fatchett does not represent me. on October 24, 2013 at 6:04 pm
    It is about time I was truthful about everything. I run the United To Succeed website I am part of the PHIG along with Paul Walton, Richard Ingham, Stephen W and James Shaw. I work at Globtek as a Sales Manager.

    —————————————————————————————————-

    You state below see (2) that I made another mistake, not having made any mistakes, to state I made another is wrong, but yes I stand corrected if my post did not read as it should, and for that I apologise, it was not a mistake however, but I admit I should have made myself a little clearer. I was merely referring to the ease at which someone can look at someone else’s Linkedin page without logging on to their respective Linkedin site.

    You will also see that I made it clear in my post that there was no data associated with your Linkedin account aside from the name Bob storey and the statement that you are a sales manager at Globtek and you have 1 connection. So again I apologise for not making this point clearer at an earlier stage.

    “I noted from the Bob storey account that even though it states that he is a sales manager for Globtek and not the Globetek a previous poster linked to KSS, he only has 1 connection, and there is no other data available on Bob storey,”

    (2). “You then make another mistake. You imply that the post of Anonymous 5.09 picked up a whole range of information about Globtek from my Linkedin account. Wrong. That information is readily available from the Globtek web site.”

    Here is what I had to say on the matter followed by the post from Anonymous 5.05 am, I was just referring to the first two lines of the post of 5.05 am.

    “Then at 5.09 am we get yet another post, rather tongue in cheek perhaps, but it does demonstrate that anyone can look at someones Linkedin Profile without having to have a Linkedin account, therefore making it impossible for anyone to identify the poster for example in this case.”

    Anonymous
    January 15, 2015 at 5:05 am
    Google it. Bob storey ( small s and all) sales manager at Globtek, funny he only has 1 connection, weird for a sales manager.

    GlobTek, Inc. United Kingdom
    22 Longstock Close Chineham, Basingstoke Hampshire, RG24 8WR United Kingdom

    Tel: +44 (0) 5601 057 817
    Fax: +44 (0) 1256 651 173

    His email sales@globtek.co.uk

    Someone should give them a call bet you he doesn’t even work for them lol. Longway to travel from Nuneaton to Basingstoke every day for work.

    Or better still email him lol.

    Well there would go his credibility if he does not work for them lol, plus I wonder what the penalty for impersonating a sales manager is. Lol

    What a seriously sad old fool lol. Bob storey eh, bet he will come on here denying its him, what’s the chances guys lol, so why say it over 16 months ago so?

    —————————————————————————–

    Then strangely you make this comment, maybe like me earlier you too were unable to articulate the point you were trying to make in a manner I could have understood, this is what you stated “I was not claiming the post was fake, only the posters ID was fake.” but you stated the following in your post;

    “Robert Storey
    January 15, 2015 at 8:28 am
    @Anonymous 12.49. That post you have posted under FDNRM is fake. You know it and I know it. As a piece of anti HP trolling it is very poor.”

    The way this sentence is constructed clearly states that it is the ‘POST’ that is fake and not the ‘POSTER’. but I will give you the benefit of doubt on it.

    ————————————————————————————————

    I saw no reason to with hold my number from Globtek, However in light of the sinister threats made on this forum over the last 24 hours and your response as set out here to me, “I hope you with held your telephone number from Globtek otherwise we might be having a direct conversation. Just to clear up any mis understandings of course.”, I will now look to raise the matter with the Managing Director of Globtek and possibly others, As pointed out in my post and observations, in know way have I behaved combatively, but given the very serious threats that seem to have been made by a poster, and your apparent combative response, to what in essence is a benign post, I think it prudent to make others aware of the situation.

    I for one will not tolerate that type of direct subtle threat from someone I have never even met and from someone who clearly has not taken the time to read my observations correctly.

    ————————————————————————————————-

  626. Robert Storey

    To the poster of 8.14 I really do not give a shit what you think. My LinkedIn account is my business and your “prudent” suggestion is of no interest what so ever to me. Unfortunately you go stalking around people’s accounts you get stung sometimes. Bet you would love to get on my Facebook account. “Raise the matter with the MD of Globtek” don’t make me laugh. Make a complaint if you want and to whoever you want. Don’t forget the police have been involved with people stalking me before. Perhaps they might be interested in why you should want to phone Globtek about me? Benign post but not benign actions. What a pity you don’t want the opportunity to clear up any misunderstandings. One might think you have something to hide.

  627. Robert Storey

    And by the way you concluded my LinkedIn account was fake. Naughty naughty. Not very benign that was it.

  628. @ ascote,tijmo
    Good lord man, you’re as tedious as BS. (Pun unintended)

  629. @ ascote,tijmo
    1 – withhold (one word)
    2 – withheld (one word)
    3 – in no way (not -in know way)

  630. Ingham Ames lap dog

    Bit like Richard Ingham’s made up LinkedIn account.

    The man with a big business, who does not even hold a directorship, or have accounts, not even a cheap and cheerful website, lives in a very average house.

    Loser, just a loser.

  631. Baubles baffles brains

    Ingham is irrelevant.irrelevant. Ames chucks him a few crumbs to pay his car rental, bit like Bob Le Nob.

  632. Baubles baffles brains

    That will be they day YOU man up Dick.

  633. St George's Dragon

    It’s fun on here tonight. Just wondering if BFP is monitoring this and whether they will take exception to any of the language? 9.32 pm for example?

  634. Anonymous

    Conference calls went ahead today, not many takers and even fewer people talking, Same old stuff about WK, Ames has the case all but won, all the money will be pumped back into the resorts, no problems with any litigation in SVG, did say he lost a few cases but he is appealling them and confident of victory. Says the cases were brought by a former agent, Judge did not understand the case. New Judge appointed.

    H Hotel

    Huge interest amongst the travel industry, under pressure to get Hotel open, he could wait for the WK money but with the travel industry screaming at him to open soon he felt the best way was to open it up to investors to fund the build at least until the WK case was over. Usual blaming the down turn etc,

    Needs to show movement on H then external funders will pour money in. 100% occupancy for H Hotel once opened. No losers amongst those who invest now. Agents have dozens of clients willing to buy into H, explained these were independent agents who have been to Blu and Buccament, explained he is not selling for a while, but agents are waiting for him to sell again.

    Will announce contractor etc once works starts, does not want to expose his build team to attacks by the few antagonists.

    Story of administration rubbish, being spread by a former agent. No liens on any of the properties. Liens on Marquis estate but he encourages this.

    SFO have not contacted him so he doubts any action there, is cooperating fully with the FCA and SFO when asked, he feels they are targeting agents who may have misold investments and is helping FCA tighten up rules for a potential relaunch of products in a year or so.

    So nothing much of interest. Just that H will be the Jewel in the crown and probably the best hotel in the Caribbean and one of the best of its size in the world, the usual Bajan government supports Ames fully, only developer active in the region, weathered the storm whilst 4 seasons and others failed, loads of great trip advisor reviews, will look to buy a second hotel in Barbados, wants to show everyone that all is well, needs cooperation of his partners not really investors, one big family.

    Trust has the support of 70% of purchasrrs SIPPs now fully on board, his legal team just finalising documentation.

    Small mention of RL, says that they have apologised to him for getting him all wrong. GF not allowed deal with any Harlequin related matters any more.

    Promises complete focus on build from here on in, all work on WK case complete.

    And so on and so forth, no real time for questions given the tight time frame between calls, happy to meet investors one on one at Basildon, warned not to discuss matters outside of the call.

  635. Anonymous

    On TA H Hotel getting lambasted, tired terrible food in need of refurb.

    Bucc Bay, tired in need of maintenance, condition being blamed on former builder even though builder gone nearly 5 years.

    Staff wonderful food wonderful.

    Storey says Airport will open 2016,

  636. H-Hotel has no beach. Any Bajan, and I wish they would, could open
    a T-Shirt stand on the twelve foot wide beach which does not belong
    to Harlequin.

  637. Robert Storey

    Well well, just got back from the pub so time to answer a few people.
    Anon 9.06 I don’t know what you have been smoking but I guess it’s not legal. What are you going on about, stalking accounts, threatening people with terrorists, fake accounts? How tiresome your rant has been. Go and roll another wacky backy you need it.
    @TPB, 9.20 what are you on about. Now it’s Facebook. Who is your wife? If she is anything like you I don’t think she would have any friends.
    @st George’s Dragon. There are not many things I agree with you on but yes I would agree with your post regarding 9.32
    @worclip, well you are just a pathetic stalker. End of.
    That’s all folks. It seems that a LinkedIn site is the font of all knowledge to thick tw*ts who have been found out. Tonight’s lesson, if you are going to stalk someone, check your facts first.
    And you know who you are.

  638. The Spelling Police

    “Font of all knowledge”
    Font – a receptacle in a church for the water used in baptism; a typeface
    Fount – a source or origin, as in “the fount of all knowledge”

  639. Anonymous

    After today’s show, I’m more convinced as ever to let the whole thing go. The conference calls could have gone a lot better for Ames to have any hope of getting that eyesore recommenced.

    One good suggestion was that investors would put 50% of the required funds into an escrow account, Ames would then be required to provide the other 50% and once Ames had lodged his share, the money would be released by an independent QS reporting to Ames and a representative of the investors, this idea was not warmly recieved by Ames as he tried to explain that there were other costs that would need to be factored in. When pressed on this point Ames was rather vague, he pointed out however that the idea was good in principal, but that it was vital that investors were willing to put initial cash into the coffers of Harlequin to complete outstanding issues such as planning etc, again it was suggested that an independent QS could over see this but again Ames explained that he had invested heavily in in house software to monitor costs and to change this would be a waste of money.

  640. Anonymous

    Spelling Police, could you please give the definition of “parade”.

    A fellow investor in here has struggled to understand the meaning of the word.

    In fact I think it may well have been you!

  641. Robert Storey

    @tscote etc/Anon 9.06 (still smoking the hard stuff) you see you have all made a serious error regarding the information on LinkedIn. It reads “experience: sales manager Globtek” Now does that mean I am the sales manager Globtek, I was the sales manager Globtek, I would like to be the sales manager Globtek. I could go on but your rants over the last 24 hrs about a fake account have been tiresome in the least. Now if anyone wishes to apologise for the false accusations then fine. Anyone one who has made telephone calls and wishes to write letters to the managing director of Globtek please carry on and make an it it of yourself. If you want the MDs name just ask. Otherwise can I suggest next time you consider an occupation as a Internet stalker you need to raise your game. Lol

  642. Anonymous

    Robert, what would your thoughts be if Dave Ames had been found guilty of fraudulent missrepresentation in the court in St. Vincent?

    Would you hold Dave Ames in the same light as the builder for example?

  643. Anonymous

    Storey your so smart that you invested all your money into Harlequin, your little pension pot and you can’t handle the fact that you have lost it. Bet your wife told you not to do it, and it looks like you left Globtek on a low note, no gold watch for you mate when you left, lol

  644. Hairy Mary

    So typical little legs crap, what about finance?, Does not like escrow accounts (wonder why) The recording has been made available to all relevant parties.

    I remember regarding BB finance did the banks not wish to see it open, oh yes it is but where is the finance?

  645. Anonymous

    Robert, what would your thoughts be if Dave Ames had been found guilty of fraudulent missrepresentation in the court in St. Vincent?

    Would you hold Dave Ames in the same light as the builder for example?

  646. Robert Storey

    Anonymous 9.27 every aspect of your pointless post is wrong. I was able to retire early, so shove that up your big fat arse. Lol lol

  647. Robert Storey

    Anonymous 9.13, 9.35, why are you repeating yourself. Let’s read the court documents first shall we. When are you going to post them on here?

  648. Anonymous

    Thank you for your response ELS Ames’ lawyers, will be able to confirm the Judgments.

    One would hope in the interests of transparency that these judgments will be produced by Dave Ames.

    The Judgments in the Caldwell Case and Canga cases.

  649. Note the correct use of you're

    Bob, we know that’s not true; you were bemoaning not long back you had to take a job on minimum wage because you’re skint.

  650. Anonymous

    Caldwell cocked up, did they not? Also Clanger, sorry Canga was paid off.

  651. Robert Storey

    You have confused me with your (notice the correct use) many IDs. I think you have been talking to yourself.

  652. Anonymous

    Mr. Storey a number of judgments have been obtained against David Edward Ames and a number of his Caribbean companies, the only difference between the Judgments in the Caribbean against Ames and the Judgment in Ireland against the builder is that the Irish Judgment was published. ELS will be able to confirm the issue of Judgments should any investors solicitors seek clarification in the matter.

  653. Anonymous

    No one cocked up.

    Caldwell did not cock up. Investors should get their solicitors to confirm with ELS legal the status of Judgments against David Edward Ames and some of his Caribbean companies.

    Dave Ames recently stated that he had no judgments against him or his companies, it’s very important that any investor considering options with Harlequin to get in contact with ELS on 020 7831 0455 for confirmation that judgments have been obtained against David Edward Ames and some of his companies in the Caribbean.

  654. Anonymous

    Good that RL apologized, not sure what about though. Maybe they want to get the FSCS valuation down to £1. I really don’t understand what they got wrong about him?

    Could one of the pro Harlequin posters enlighten?

  655. A Worried SIPP Person

    “SIPPs now fully on board, his legal team just finalising documentation”

    I wait with baited breath.

    Even if my SIPP “recommends” I join it, I’m staying as far away as possible. He had his chance and blew it. He’s not getting 5 years of my life to save his little runt. He can be thrown to the dogs – he’s blown £440m and now wants others to bail him out.

  656. Anonymous

    Anyone considering transfering funds to Harlequin, should get their solicitors to make contact with ELS Legal LLP Ely Place London. 020 7831 0455 and request information surrounding a number of Judgments obtained against Dave Ames and his companies in the Caribbean.

    Even though they are Ames’ solicitors they as officers of the court have an obligation to tell the truth on the matter.

    This is a very important update. Judgments have been obtained against Dave Ames and some of his companies in the Caribbean, it is most important in light of this that anyone considering transfering cash to Harlequin should get their solicitors to first contact ELS Legal LLP.

  657. Morally bankrupt

    The SIPP story is simply a lie, as usual no proof.

  658. In Agreement

    For once I’m in agreement with the anti Harlequin mob here,

    If ELS LLP were to produce a letter confirming that no judgments had been obtained against Dave Ames and or any of his companies would that finally shut the Anti Harlequin mob up.

    Dave Ames confirmed publically that there were no Judgments against him or his companies, he stated that he has never lost a case, and no judgments have ever been produced, so I would have no problem in asking ELS to confirm this as I doubt Dave Ames would either.

    Hopefully once we recieve confirmation from ELS this will demonstrate that all the Anti Harlequin Mob have done is to produce a ” litany” ( their words not mine) of lies in order to undermine our investments. This will demonstrate what “loosers” ( again their words not mine) losers the Anti Harlequin Mob really are.

    For the record I just called ELS and they confirmed that there are NO, yes that’s ‘N’ ‘O’ NO get it NO judgments against either Dave Ames or Harlequin and they will CONFIRM, again that’s CONFIRM this in writing to me within the next few hours.

    To repeat I called ELS and they have stated that there are NO again I repeat NO judgments against either Dave Ames or Harlequin and I will have this confirmed to me in WRITING in the next couple of hours.

    I WILL post the CONFIRMATION letter on here this evening. To repeat I WILL post the CONFIRMATION letter on here THIS EVENING, unlike the anti Harlequin Mob who keep saying they will prove everything but fail to do so, I WILL post the CONFIRMATION letter I recieve from ELS this EVENING.

    That should SHUT the anti Harlequin mob UP.

  659. Anonymous

    Awaiting letter of confirmation.

  660. Is it a Ponzi?

    It will not shut me up!

  661. Redefining 5* luxury in the Caribbean

    When are the management at Buccament Bay going to buy some new towels and brollies?

  662. Towels and Brollies

    The towels and brollies supplied to Buvcament Bay were not supplied by Harlequin but by Procure It Direct. Dave Ames was assured by Andy Smith of Procure It Direct that the towels and brollies were of a superior quality, and Dave Ames paid Mr. Andy Smith for goods which he has since found to be defective. Therefore the fault does not lie with Dave Ames but rather with the supplier of the defective merchandise and Dave Ames has been seeking to have the supplier deal with this but as yet has had no joy.

    This is yet again another example of the problems Ames has faced when dealing with unscrupulous suppliers and contractors.

  663. One up for HMRC

    In agreement, you neglected to tell us that Ames liquidated TWO of his companies at the end of last year owing millions of pounds. One just prior to HMRC issuing their own Winding Up Order for unpaid tax/PAYE/NIC. £257, 341.54 at the last count.

    The fact that there are no Judgments against DA (If that’s true) is merely a smokescreen and a distraction. It don’t mean nothin’. The company insolvencies and lack of cash flow are far more serious.

  664. In the name of objectivity

    Towels & Brollies, what other problems has Dave faced?

  665. Faulty towers [sic]

    Towels and Brollies
    Don’t be ridiculous! They are about five years old and the brollies and sunbeds are subjected daily to salt laden air, and tropical sun and rain. Any hotelier in the region could tell you that they need to be replaced far more frequently.

  666. Judgment Day

    Here’s another problem that Dave and the Ames family face

    Director Loan Accounts
    According to the Company’s records there were two overdrawn Director Loan
    Accounts and two overdrawn Loan Accounts and the Joint Administrators have been attempting to realise these funds for the benefit of the Company’s creditors. With regards to the Director Loan Accounts, the Directors'[sic], Mrs Carol Ames and Mr Daniel Ames, have informed my office that they are unable to settle their overdrawn Directors Loan Account, of £108,575.27 and £49,997.01 respectively, at present. The appointed Joint Liquidators will continue to chase these debts and may take the necessary steps in order to recover these funds. Creditors should note that the Directors’ Statement of Affairs stated that Mr Daniel Ames’ Directors Loan Account was in the sum of £49,997.01, however, according to the Company’s Trial Balance as
    at 30th April 2013, this indebtedness was shown in the sum of £57,086.26.
    In relation to the two Loan Accounts, please note that Mr Matthew Ames has been imprisoned, due to a non related issue , and I have been informed that he may enter into Bankruptcy so it appears that these funds, in the sum of £32,008.69, may prove unrecoverable. The remaining Loan Account of
    £44,795 .23 is due from Ms Nicola Kelliher, however, Ms Kelliher now resides overseas, therefore, this outstanding debt is proving difficult
    to realise at present. (source Joint Administrator for HMSSE).

    Why don’t they sell their million pound plus houses to repay what they owe the company? Or have they no shame. I suspect the latter.

  667. Towels and Brollies

    Excuse me, 1. The furniture came with a 5 year guarantee, 2 News Letter no 6 clearly shows the research and development undertaken by the Ames family and their hotel experts Gareth Ronan and David Campion demonstrates that they understood the conditions. If you care to visit Mr. Campions website Argo based in Barbados you will see that he and his team are experts in climatic conditions in the Caribbean and brings a knowledge in excellence in Arcitecture, interior and exterior design not only to Barbados but the wider Caribbean, that sadly had been lacking in the past.

    This can be demonstrated by the fact that Blue Chip companies have chosen his firm over those firms that had operated in the region for years. The firms include Virgin Atlantic, The Marriott Group, The Government of Barbados, The Government of St. Vincent to name but a few.

    It might be a bitter pill to swallow by some of the more established firms but Argo has invested in expertise and environmentaly friendly solutions which match the local climatic conditions, something which the more established firms in the Caribbean failed abjectly to do. Fact.

    Argo is also very proud to be associated with Dave Ames and his companies.

  668. Faulty towers [sic]

    Yeah well the five year guarantee period is about up. So why don’t they replace them? Not exactly 5* are they?

  669. Anonymous

    Dave’s Disco, odious, Whoisthefuss is back then.

  670. breaking news

    FSCS values queried as Harlequin pension redress confirmed

    A decision by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme to value investments held in controversial overseas property group Harlequin at 100 per cent for the purposes of compensation is set to be questioned by a claims lawyer seeking higher payouts for investors.

    FSCS has finally confirmed it will pay out redress on claims against failed advisory firms related to lost pension growth, but it has said it still reviewing whether the advisers would have been liable for any losses sustained on the underlying properties.

    A spokesperson told FTAdviser the scheme is paying interim compensation for Sipp switching claims to compensate consumers for lost pension growth and charges taken from their Sipps, but not yet losses on investments.

    According to a claims valuation document on FSCS headed paper, sent to investors by law firm Regulatory Legal, Harlequin investments are being valued at 100 per cent for the purposes of determining the value of compensation.

    The law firm said in an accompanying letter it wants to persuade the FSCS to instead use a valuation figures applied by the Sipp administrators. These valuations are often lower and in some cases close to zero, which would increase the potential compensation due.

    In July last year, for example, FTAdviser revealed the Lifetime Sipp Company wrote to investors telling them that the value of their investments has been written down to a nominal £1.

    Also in July the FSCS published an update stating that it was investigating claims that it had received in order to establish if failed IFAs who conducted switches where funds were transferred to Sipps invested in non-mainstream assets, would be liable.

    In August, the FSCS announced formally that it had been receiving queries from investors regarding protection in respect of Harlequin Hotels and Resorts.

    At the time, the compensation scheme said that to pay redress it needed to be “satisfied” that authorised firms which had gone out of business were legally liable for any losses potentially suffered by Harlequin investors.

    The claims being paid are in relation to advice firms gave to transfer funds from existing pension schemes to Sipps. At the time, the FSCS said in many cases the Sipp fund was then invested in non-standard asset classes, such as Harlequin, many of which have become illiquid.

    In April last year, the FCA banned two partners at 1 Stop Financial Services for advising nearly 2,000 customers on switching their pensions – valued at in excess of £112m – into Sipps. Half of that amount went to Harlequin.

    An FSCS spokesperson said: “We are not compensating losses on investments, including Harlequin Property held in Sipps, because IFAs’ legal liability for these losses is not certain.

    “Top-up payments will be made if legal advice confirms that firms who arranged transfers into Sipps are liable for loss on investments held in those Sipps also.”
    In an update sent to Harlequin investors, law firm Regulatory Legal confirmed this by telling investors that “the FSCS are valuing Harlequin investments at 100 per cent of their original value”.

    However, Regulatory Legal said that it will “shortly engage” with the FSCS to “persuade” them to use the figure being used by Sipp operators in their valuations as opposed to the full value. The update added FSCS will need to issue/publish a “policy in terms of the value of Harlequin redress”.

    Regulatory Legal was not able to respond to requests for comment at the time of writing.

    A spokesperson for the FSCS told FTAdviser: “FSCS has not yet reached a decision on whether departed IFAs can be held liable for losses in relation to investments in Harlequin Resorts. Accordingly, no compensation has been paid to date by FSCS in respect of investments in Harlequin.

    “Our position is as per our announcement in August. We will update claimants as soon as we are in a position to do so.”

    Last October, Harlequin Management Services (South East) Ltd, the UK sales are of the embattled overseas property development business which trades as Harlequin Property, entered liquidation after it was put into administration 18 months ago.

    Harlequin Property was the primary UK sales agent for Harlequin’s Caribbean-based resort development companies. It was not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    In the same month, FTAdviser revealed that a second Harlequin firm had gone bust – Harlequin Hotels and Resorts (UK) Ltd entered voluntary liquidation – although the company said that the latest administration did not affect investors, investments or completions.

    According to a spokesperson for Harlequin, this was a separate company which served as an “administrative arm that had nothing to do with investments or investor funds (hence no bank account)”.

    donia.o’loughlin@ft.com
    FT Adviser

  671. Anonymous

    I am in awe when I behold the wonderful structure that David Campion (formerly of H Studio) created at the H hotel site in Barbados. Also worthy of admiration are the Merricks Show Villas that H Studio were also involved with. Funny that these are not shown on the Argo website as examples of their latest projects in Barbados.

  672. Can't wait

    Blimey the Ames family owes £293,249.46 to HMSSE
    Let us hope the Proceeds of Crime Act eventually catches up with them.

  673. Anonymous

    Correction to 1.16pm post..H Hotel is on their website..believe it or not. Don`t`know why anyone would be proud of that eyesore.

  674. Anonymous

    So if the SIPP is valued at 100% does that mean that investors have in fact not lost anything?

  675. Grumman Goose

    Is the Harlequin airlift between BGI and SVD up and flying again? A lady on TA said Harlequin Air no longer operate the service.

  676. Anonymous

    @Anonymous 2:09pm

    No it means that FSCS do not count any “loss” from the investment.

    It does not mean the investment is still “secure” / rigid – it means that FSCS, from a legal perspective, are yet to decide on whether they can cover responsibility for it.

    The much-circulated document from RL highlights that the FSCS are indeed paying for the pension transfer, but are holding back on the actual investment (for now).

    Their 100% valuation therefore means they will deduct that full amount from any compensation calculations, leaving SIPP investors with compensation for the advice only.

    RL’s job, and the job of others now, it seems, is to persuade the FSCS that the value of the investment is much lower than that, as this will provoke the FSCS to pay out for those items.

    It does not mean SIPP investors are “out of pocket”, nor that their investments will not be paid by FSCS. It simply means FSCS is working on ascertaining whether the advisers are indeed responsible for the ill-performance of the product.

  677. The Albatross

    @ Grumman Goose

    The aircraft is still flying, it regularly graces Antigua skies as it goes about it’s daily business. It doesn’t go anywhere near any of the wonderful five star resorts run by Harlequin though, so I think it’s fairly safe to add Caribbean Helicopters to the long (and growing) list of suppliers who are not prepared to supply goods or services to Harlequin for free.

  678. Warning Warning Warning

    Legal Charges Warning.

    Dear all,

    The following has come to our attention, we therefore advise anyone looking to complete at either Buccament Bay it the H Hotel Barbados to seek immediate independent legal advice,

    We hope to update everyone as events unfold.

    This warning is issued Friday 16th January 2015 at 14.00 hrs and contains the latest available information on assets owned by Dave and other members of the Ames family.

    A company called CLC Nominees recently obtained legal charges over a number of properties owned by Dave and Carol Ames, these charges have been registered in the UK over the following properties.

    (1). 19 St Cleres Crescent, Wickford SS1 8NN

    (2). Unit 11 Honywood Business Park, Honywood Basildon.

    A watch has now been placed on other known assets of the Ames family to see if charges will be registered against any other Ames family properties but the UK land registry office has indicated that they have recieved notice of further charges being applied, these notices lapse after a period of six weeks if no additional charges have been applied.

    We will update everyone accordingly.

    CLC Nominees is a company owned and controlled by Carter Lemon Cameron Solicitors of 10 Aldersgate Street London EC1A 4HJ

    Cater Lemon Cameron represented the Davies group in a class action suit against Dave and Carol Ames in the UK, it was widely reported that the Davies group had lost the action, however in light of these recent charges granted in favor of CLC Nominees, it appears that the original information on the Davies case may have been incorrect.

    Therefore we Strongly advise investors who are considering further investment in any of the Ames family businesses to obtain immediate independent legal advice and have their solicitors contact ELS Legal LLP. 10-12 Ely Place London EC1N 6RY, The contact will be a Richard Spector. The contact details for ELS are

    Tel; London UK 0207 269 5120
    Fax; London UK 0207 269 5121

    Email; info@elslaw.co.uk

    Mr. Richard Spector acts for the Ames family and a number of the Ames family businesses. He has a duty as a practising solicitor to up hold the ethics of his profession as laid down in the standards as set out by the SRA, and therefore has a duty to be honest in relation to issues surrounding his clients ( Members of the Ames family et Al) in circumstances where his clients ( Members of the Ames family et Al) have denied that they are the subject of any adverse judgments and where his clients ( Members of the Ames family et Al ) are pursuing investors for additional funds.

    Legal Liens Warning

    A number of legal liens have been registered against the assets located at the Buccament Bay Resort in St Vincent and the Grenadines, following on from succesfull litigation against Dave Ames and some of his companies in the Caribbean by a number of investors.

    Judgments have been registered against Dave Ames and a number of companies he owns in the Caribbean.

    As a result of the liens, completions at Buccament Bay cannot be legally completed, this reason for the delay in completions runs contrary to the wholly false information provided by PHIG in their last update.

    PHIG have their registered offices at 10-12 Ely Place, London EC1N 6RY. The same offices as ELS Legal LLP.

    As a result of the Judgments and resultant liens being put over the assets of The Buccament Bay Resort, until such time as those liens are removed completions cannot continue.

    This warning comes as a result of the update from Dave Ames on the 24th December 2014. See extract below taken from the update with reference to the completions.

    Extract from Ames update 24th December 2014; “With the monies that we receive from completions at Buccament Bay Resort, we are continuing to develop and expand the Resort. In the last four months we have opened a further 23 villas and are in the process of completing further facilities to enable us to increase the revenue for the Resort with the increase of visitors using these additional villas. We continue to look for investors to complete at Buccament Bay Resort, If you are interested in , we would ask you to speak to Dan Dalligan or Vinny Stenning to see how we can work together to include you in this process.”

    Therefore we strongly advise investors who are considering completing at Buccament Bay resort to obtain immediate independent legal advice and have their solicitors contact ELS Legal LLP. 10-12 Ely Place London EC1N 6RY, The contact will be a Richard Spector. The contact details for ELS are

    Tel; London UK 0207 269 5120
    Fax; London UK 0207 269 5121

    Email; info@elslaw.co.uk

    Mr. Richard Spector acts for the Ames family and a number of the Ames family businesses. He has a duty as a practising solicitor to up hold the ethics of his profession as laid down in the standards as set out by the SRA, and therefore has a duty to be honest in relation to issues surrounding his clients ( Members of The Ames Family et al) in circumstances where his clients ( Members of the Ames Family et Al) have denied that they are the subject of any adverse judgments and where his clients ( Members of The Ames Family et al) are pursuing investors for additional funds.

  679. Robert Storey

    @ascote etc etc. well have you written your letter to the MD of Globtek yet. Have you worked out who the MD of Globtek is yet? Do you need some help compiling your letter? You seem to have gone very very quiet today. Perhaps you’re trawling the net seeing whatever other misinformation you can dig up. I would hate to think your threat was a fake.

  680. Anonymous

    @anonymous 9.55 well we are still waiting proof of the judgements. Another smokescreen with no back up. No surprise there then.

  681. Anon 1

    Well well, So this week has not been very good for Dave Ames,

    Freezing Orders and UK Property Charges.

    CLC nominees a company owned by Carter Lemon Cameron obtained and registered a number of charges on properties owned by the Ames family including St Cleres Crescent and 11 Honywood business park.

    The UK land registry office have stated that they are on notice for a number of other charges to be registered against further Ames family assets in the UK,

    I suspect that CLC Nominees has registered the charges on behalf of the Davies group which would put pay to the idea that the Davies group lost their action against Ames, an insider at Barcklays in Wickford has also confirmed that the freezing orders against Dave and Carol Ames remain in place.

    Not withstanding the fact that Ames and his family and their businesses are being investigated for serious criminal fraud,
    and that Ames has clearly stated that neither he nor his companies are in a position to repay debts to purchasers as they fall due,
    and hence by definition an admission that Ames through many of his companies is trading insolvently,

    It is as a result of all this, that anyone considering putting any additional cash into Harlequin should review the previous FCA / SFO warnings on Ames and his companies, and should seek immediate independent legal advice.

    They should also consider instructing their solicitors to contact Richard Spector of ELS Legal LLP, 10-12 Ely Place London, the solicitor acting for the Ames family for confirmation of the above. I say this given the previous assertions by Ames that he has never lost a case, and his recent requests to purchasers for additional funds.

    Liens and Judgments in SVG

    In the last PHIG update, difficulties with completions were blamed on the lack of understanding of the legal process surrounding the completion by solicitors in SVG.

    It is now clear that the statement by PHIG was wholly untrue and a deliberate attempt to cover for the true reason why completions cannot be completed.

    A number of Judgments have been obtained against Dave Ames and a number of his companies in SVG, as a result, a number of liens have been registered against the assets at Buccament Bay.

    These liens need to be removed before purchasers can legally complete on their properties, in order to have the liens removed Ames will have to satisfy the judgments obtained against him.

    Therefore I strongly advise all investors who are considering completing at Buccament Bay to obtain immediate independent legal advice and have their solicitors contact ELS Legal LLP. 10-12 Ely Place London EC1N 6RY, The contact will be a Richard Spector. The contact details for ELS are

    Tel; London UK 0207 269 5120
    Fax; London UK 0207 269 5121

    Email; info@ elslaw.co.uk

    Mr. Richard Spector acts for the Ames family and a number of the Ames family businesses. He has a duty as a practising solicitor to up hold the ethics of his profession as laid down in the standards as set out by the SRA, and therefore has a duty to be honest in relation to issues surrounding his clients ( The Ames family and some of their businesses) in circumstances where his clients ( The Ames family and some of their businesses ) have denied that they are the subject of any adverse judgments and where his clients ( The Ames family and some of their businesses) are pursuing investors for additional funds.

    Note there are numerous charges and liens registered against other assets under the control of David Edward Ames ( Dave Ames) in the Caribbean in addition to those assets at Buccament Bay.

  682. Dave the good hearted christian gentleman

    Don’t give a crap about judgements! Just want my deposit back and Dave and Carol etc to come back to planet earth. I feel sorry for the long list of companies on the Shipley report Dave /Carol owes money to. How many people have they left in the shit as well as investors without a second thought.

  683. Robert Storey

    What Judgments? Why aren’t they available, oh yeah they don’t exist lol ha ha,

  684. Anonymous

    Not this old crap about charges again. An insider at BARCKLAYS in Wickfords? On come on? A charge on a property is meaningless unless the property is sold. It will only apply to DA if an “order for sale” is made. This is old recycled news. The anti HP trolls must be getting desperate. Don’t hold your breath those of the Davies group. Any money is a long way away. Paid any more fees recently. After all selling concrete blocks cannot be cheap for the Crazier gang.

  685. Dave the good hearted christian gentleman

    The list of companies owed money on the Shipley report by Dave/Carol was vast. You would almost think Dave etc had done this before once or twice??🙂 Pair of selfish old shits putting it mildly !

  686. Pink Rinse

    @Dave the good hearted Christian gentleman, I like this new ID. Makes Dave look like a nice person.😏

  687. Anonymous

    Perhaps the charges are connected to some legally binding agreement where by, hmmmmmmmmmm, let me think, say by July possibly, of course I am only guessing here, but let’s say by July 2015, if Ames has not paid the Davies group, two million or so Quid, an order is in place that the Ames’ properties can be sold as a result of a default on the part of Mr. and Mrs. Ames perhaps.

    I did not see Ames update us on the 24th of December or at any other time to tell us that his and his missus’ freezing orders had been lifted,

    Strange that, that’s something he and the old bag would love to crow about. But heh it’s purely speculation on my part, I mean how would I know?

    And Sam Commissiong telling me that Ames and his companies had Judgments against them but Ames was appealling them so they don’t count until the appeal process is complete, have you heard that before? I haven’t that’s new to me.

    I wonder if Richard Spector from ELS could confirm this? Well Richard? Care to fill us in? Surely your not shy about putting pen to paper now are you.?

    Sam Commissiong has confirmed there are Judgments against Ames and some companies he owns in SVG, now when will Ames come clean about this ?

    Sam tells me that those judgments…….,……………….well I think I will keep that little gem for next week.

    Why is Ames being so coy about these judgments, and the wording contained in them? Well for one it will make his updates of the last 4 years even more laughable then they already are.

    What a pathetic horrible little family, Dave my old mate, you are truly a pathetic individual, when all this comes out, and if by a very small chance you have not been accommodated by her majesty by then, I think you will be begging the authorities to bang you up.

    Richard what about you ? Did you not ever hear Dave say that he never lost a case? Are you aware of any judgments, and if you are, where does this leave you when the shit hits the fan? Or are you unaware that Dave Ames is seeking funding from purchasers to continue the build.?

    I mean if there are outstanding Judgments, is there not a risk that monies paid over by purchasers will be used to service the debt, or is it a case, as a lawyer for Ames once said, with respect to the spending of certain money, ( I think it may have been Sam, can’t think of anyone else who’s moral compass is askew, nor who throws the SRA rule book out the window, with the exception of Simon Terry of course. )

    Sorry anyway back to what I was saying, yeah it had to be Sam, when he stated that all the money was being spent in the ordinary course of business.

    Richard even you would not stoop that low. I believe you are decent and honorable, and not in this for the cash, I believe you play this with a straight bat. So I hope you don’t end up getting sucked into the whirlpool, no not you Richard, you are straight as a dye.

  688. Morally bankrupt

    When Harlequin goes bust great news for SIPPS

  689. Anonymous

    “A charge on a property is meaningless unless the property is sold. It will only apply to DA if an “order for sale” is made. This is old recycled news. The anti HP trolls must be getting desperate. Don’t hold your breath those of the Davies group. Any money is a long way away”

    So the pro Harlequin mob (both of them) think withholding money contractually required to be returned to investors is fine then? You’re showing your true colours now.

  690. Blue Rinse

    @Anonymous 8.34 it’s all part of the legal process. Crozier started the legal process with her freezing order so it has been responded to. Is July 2015 as stated in the post above, when an order for sale is due to be applied for? Perhaps someone at Barckleys bank can tell us lol.

  691. Anonymous

    Why would anyone hand over money at this stage to a company that has pissed over £400m up the wall to create a partially complete resort and seemingly nothing more to show for it? What makes anyone think that these funds will be looked after any better than the rest?

    I do wonder why the authorities are letting this situation carry on. I presume that they think their primary duty is to bring any crime, if a crime has been committed, to Court and this requires the whole investigation to be completed in a water tight way. This could take years of course and their attitude has to be “buyer beware” on anyone else who hands over their money before their work is complete. Either this or they are allowing Harlequin even more rope to hang themselves with at this late stage. As the SFO has recently confirmed that their investigation is ongoing you can be sure they are watching every move like a hawk and no bank account is hidden from them.

    Until the SFO declare the all clear or prosecution why would you risk your money on such a scheme?

  692. Anonymous

    It gives those who have the charges some guarantee though does it not? It stop an unscrupulous developer selling the assets does it not? It means that those who have the charges will get their money eventually does it not?

    Every pro HP response on this issue just demonstrates how morally bankrupt the majority of you are.

  693. Anonymous

    @Anonymous 11.03am…
    this is what you promised …
    “For the record I just called ELS and they confirmed that there are NO, yes that’s ‘N’ ‘O’ NO get it NO judgments against either Dave Ames or Harlequin and they will CONFIRM, again that’s CONFIRM this in writing to me within the next few hours.

    To repeat I called ELS and they have stated that there are NO again I repeat NO judgments against either Dave Ames or Harlequin and I will have this confirmed to me in WRITING in the next couple of hours.

    I WILL post the CONFIRMATION letter on here this evening. To repeat I WILL post the CONFIRMATION letter on here THIS EVENING, unlike the anti Harlequin Mob who keep saying they will prove everything but fail to do so, I WILL post the CONFIRMATION letter I recieve from ELS this EVENING.

    That should SHUT the anti Harlequin mob UP.”

    So where is theCONFIRMATION Letter?
    Just asking.

  694. Blue Rinse

    Perhaps it’s got caught in the queue behind the BB administration and the concrete mixer taking over H Hotel. Just saying.

  695. Somewhere in Spain

    The best idea is to leave little legs to cock it up himself, who can he blame then?

    Once Harlequin SVG, (or whatever its called this week) goes wrong ‘LL’ has catastrophic problems.

    The SFO will then cut him off at the knees, mid you he looks like that’s already been done. Tee hee 😉

  696. Anonymous

    @ Anonymous 8.57 pm you have lost me, what do you mean. Confused

  697. Bob and his box of Blue Nun

    Bobend will no doubt say its fake / out of date etc.

  698. Anonymous

    Richard Spector have you been telling some porkie pies recently.🙂

    Looks like no one has properly completed so. Oooops

    Dave you naughty little man.

  699. Blue Rinse

    It’s a fake/ out of date.

  700. Anonymous

    Perhaps the person who posted the documents from SVG tonight might post the Full Judgment associated with the document?

    I’d also like to point out that Dave Ames must have lied when he said he never lost a case.

    So how many want to complete now on Buccament Bay eh?

    Oh yes Richard Spector what is that I hear you say, something starting with the “A” word? Do tell. What’s good for the goose must be equally good for the gander don’t you think?

    Maybe you should be less hasty when putting pen to paper in the future, or is it one rule for Ames and another for the rest of us. Just think about the “A” word for a while, have a good long think.

    Cause that could very easily end up biting you in the ass my friend, ………………. Oh but of course, you were only acting on instructions. So think back over the last 12 months or so, think about any little faux pas you may have made, acting on instructions of course, that will be your saving grace………..you hope………

  701. Anon

    @ Blue Rinse, is it a fake, or is it fake and out of date, or is it real but out of date, and if it is real but out of date as you might claim, then what document or other evidence can you show that post dates this document, in the absence of further evidence to show that this is out of date, then sadly most of us are stuck with the facts as per the document.

  702. Blue Rinse

    How can a document dated 6th Dec 2013 refer in it to a date 17th May 2013? Psychic powers perhaps?

  703. Mystic Ames

    It’s all going wrong, lets get in to his legal team….

  704. Anon

    Lol Blue Rinse, have you been drinking ?

    December 2013 came after May 2013, unless you are from the Planet Ames, where everything is redefined. But we are here on planet earth.

    Blue Rinse on January 16, 2015 at 10:12 pm
    How can a document dated 6th Dec 2013 refer in it to a date 17th May 2013? Psychic powers perhaps?

  705. Blue Rinse

    Ops yes got that wrong hic. However by putting the reference at the top of the page into the SVG court hearings SVGHC2014/426 the reference is to Beverly Modder vs Brian Worme. Therefor for clarity perhaps the correct court reference number can be quoted.

  706. Anon

    Blue Rinse, what are you supping man, this is planet earth, not planet Ames.

    This is the case you are referring to;

    Wrong country, wrong number, year is correct though.

    Beverley Modder v Brian Worme
    Categories: 2014, Grenada, High Court Judgments, Judgments, June
    Beverley Modder v Brian WormeGDAHCV2012/0296CENAC-PHULGENCE, M [AG.]Delivered: 12/06/2014 1 EASTERN CARIBBEAN SUPREME COURT IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE GRENADA GDAHCV2012/0296 BETWEEN: BEVERLEY MODDER Claimant and BRIAN WORME (trading as B.M.W. Designs and Building Construction) Defendant Before: Kimberly…

  707. Anonymous

    Not really sure what that Blue Rinse was all about, if it was meant to discredit the court document, the attempt to discredit it went down like a lead balloon.

  708. Blue Rinse

    Then why is the number 426/2014 written in felt tip pen on the top of the sheets. Why is there no reference to the actual court number? What is the actual court number?

  709. Anonymous

    @ Blue Rinse, the case number is shown on the first page of the document case no. 85 / 2012.

    Judgment was granted in that case on the 17th of May 2013. Judgment was made against Dave Ames, Harlequin Management Services South East and Harlequin Property Caribbean Ltd the Defendants.

    The judge notes there are several pending matters ‘against’ Dave Ames, Harlequin Management Services South East and Harlequin Property Ltd, hence the reason the plaintiffs registered their interest in the 19.5 acres by way of an Incumbrance.
    The Incumbrance was granted on the 6th of December 2013.

    The Incumbrance was then filled with the Registry High Court St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

    This has been filed in the Registry High Coury St. Vincent and the Grenadines as document number 426/2014. As in the 426th document to be filed with the Registry in 2014.

    All Registry documents are filled manually in St. Vincent unlike in the UK where much of the process is computerised.

    This makes searches difficult and cumbersome in St. Vincent as they must be done manually, with in most cases a need to trawl through all fiiled documents every year as these are filed numerically, but it does not excuse Dave Ames, Sam Commissiong or Richard Spector for that matter, as they were well aware of the Judgment, the additional pending action, more of which occured in September 2014 and December 2014, with dozens more cases now in the pipeline.

    While all this has been going on in the background and out of the public eye for the most part, Dave Ames has been painting a very different picture, even announcing completions this despite the fact that those completions if indeed they were real were fraudulent transactions on the part of Ames as a result of the incumberances on the 19.5 acres, the only registered