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Harlequin’s David Ames disobeys court order, fails to give evidence in court. What now for investors?

TLW Solicitors are here to help on a no-win no-fee basis contributed by TLW Solicitors Following recent reports of the Harlequin Properties’ headquarters going up for sale and the company’s chairman David Ames failing to give evidence in court, those … Continue reading

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David Ames running from the courts: Percival Stewart v Harlequin Properties

Both Affidavits can’t be true! Some interesting reading from a recent court case [March 2015] in St Vincent where Dave Ames is no stranger to litigation. Percival Stewart v Harlequin Properties (Caribbean) Limited et al In this case  on Page … Continue reading

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Harlequin selling Headquarters building for £525,000 – Where is the £400million taken from investors?

We’d say it was like selling off the family silverware, except there is no silverware left. Probably never was any. After slickly removing £400 million from little old ladies and transit pensioners, David Ames and his gang are selling off … Continue reading

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Gareth Fatchett of Regulatory Legal offers some advice to Harlequin victims

Harlequin Investor Update March 2015 from Regulatory Legal News on Vimeo. Meanwhile at the Financial Services Compensation Scheme… Financial advisers could be on the hook for hundreds of millions of pounds after the latest twist in the Harlequin saga in … Continue reading

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Sales persons are liable for Harlequin pension losses!

Oh boy! “Financial advisers who recommended clients switch their pensions into self-invested schemes heavily exposed to investments being marketed by embattled overseas property group Harlequin are legally liable for losses, the Financial Services Compensation Scheme confirmed…” … from the Financial … Continue reading

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Harlequin victims hit with new lawsuit from Guardian SIPP

Many “investors” in Dave Ames’ Harlequin ponzi scheme lost everything they had and more. Many of the gullible mortgaged their homes to “invest” in Harlequin, and relied upon the promises of Harlequin’s sales representatives. But the sales people knew that … Continue reading

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Last Harlequin update by Serious Fraud Office was July 2014

Harlequin Property 25 July 2014 The SFO investigation into The Harlequin Group continues. We have had several reports from worried investors who have recently received information from other sources to suggest that our investigation is now closed. This is not … Continue reading

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Will the Harlequin Resorts debacle explode in 2015?

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: … Continue reading

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How many Harlequin companies did Dave Ames register in Barbados?

Why so many Harlequin companies? It happened like this… we were sitting around last Friday discussing how David Ames and his Ponzi partners have more companies than anybody knows about. Marketing done by this company, land held by that company, … Continue reading

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Harlequin’s H Hotel: Latest photos of an eyesore that spoils Barbados

by St George’s Dragon As promised I went to take a few photos of the Harlequin H Hotel today. The site has obviously suffered less than Merricks, presumably because it is in a more populated area. It looks as though … Continue reading

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Harlequin’s Merricks Resort “a rotting garbage dump – a liability not an asset”

Why didn’t Barbados obtain completion guarantees backed with performance deposits and bonds? Our political class, along with Harlequin and other developers, left Bajans holding the bag! by Old Cutter What a mess we have with abandoned and “on hold” construction … Continue reading

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Newly revealed report details Harlequin Resorts due diligence disaster

If you can’t see fraud and Ponzi schemes here… you aren’t looking! According to a due diligence chart posted online, Harlequin Resorts’ The Merricks development in Barbados did not file financial accounts for seven years between 2006 and 2013. During … Continue reading

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Harlequin house of cards continues to fall

David Ames – Harlequin CEO and Ponzi Scheme King! Where does one start when considering the sad tale of ‘investors’ who trusted their life savings with the predators working to sell never-to-be-constructed resort units for Harlequin? These predators (called ‘financial … Continue reading

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Secret Harlequin Resort legal documents ‘found on London train’ – here they are!

Dear Barbados Free Press, We were just coming of a train just outside London and we found a box of documents relating to “Due Diligence” of a company or companies called Harlequin, they appear to be developing resorts in the … Continue reading

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SVG High Court Registrar resigns suddenly – rumours flying about Harlequin connection

File this under “Breaking News… or Rumour?” I-Witness News in St. Vincent and the Grenadines is reporting that the High Court Registrar (Tamara Marks) didn’t show up for work this morning (Friday 23 May 2014), and that she resigned. BFP’s … Continue reading

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Harlequin victim thanks BFP – “My prayers are with you…”

Dear BFP My anonymous ID is one of those referred to in the Harlequin subpoena, but I always used an anonymous proxy. Nonetheless, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t fighting off an overwhelming fear of the consequences of … Continue reading

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

Hi folks, A few weeks ago we informed our readers that Harlequin had served our webhost WordPress – Automattic Inc with a court subpoena concerning reader comments on Barbados Free Press. Ames and Harlequin want to discover the identities of … Continue reading

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Harlequin Buccament Bay flood deaths caused by neglect, dereliction of duty?

“Seeing as the government knew about the need to carry out river flood protection, why did they give Harlequin’s Buccament Bay Resort permission to build in a known flood plain on a river that required river bank flood defences installed? … Continue reading

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