Eighty Year old Canadian Man Needs Your Help Minister Sinckler

Chris Sinckler, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and International Business

Barbados under successive governments has taken great pride building an offshore sector that is respected. While other offshore domiciles have chased quantity, Barbados has targeted the quality International Business Corporations (IBCs) by creating a rigorous legislative regulatory framework. We have no doubt that Minister  of Foreign Affairs Chris Sinckler and his Junior Minister Donville Inniss  would want to build on the good work done by those who have preceded them. It is against this background that we have decided to highlight a matter which has been drawn to our attention.

The matter concerns 80 year old Canadian John Doe and Bridge Management (Barbados) Incorporated(IBC registered in Barbados). We have given our commitment to our source that we will withhold certain information to ensure that confidentiality is respected. We ask the BU family to bear with us as we try to highlight how a man in the twilight of his years needs the help of the Barbados government to resolve a financial dispute ongoing for approximately three years. The fact that the dispute involves an IBC domiciled in Barbados has the potential to tarnish the good reputation of a sector which successive Barbados governments have worked hard to guard against.

Based on the documents we have seen John Doe has made several investments over a period of 14 years with Bridge Management (Barbados) Inc. The amount accrued in the period is significant. The problem which Mr. Doe now has is that despite his investment contracts having expired with the local company he has been unable to get his money back from Bridge Management (Barbados) Inc. This company currently operates from 2002 Worthy Downs, Graeme Hall, Christ Church, Telephone # 418 7000. Bear in mind that this is an 80 year old man who is currently operating through other parties to have this matter resolved.

Although an acknowledgment redirecting this matter to <!–[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and International Business for follow-up action has been received from the Prime Minister’s Office dated 16 May 2008 – Our Ref: DS511. We appeal on behalf of an old man (John Doe) for the government of Barbados to investigate this matter with urgency.

<!–[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 Our investigation lists two known principals in Bridge Management (Barbados) Inc. There is Canadian Sebastien Mecca who is a Vice President and who we understand is currently being sued at the Municipal Court in Montreal by some other investors. There is Barbadian Andrew Murray who manages the local operation. Bridge Management (Barbados) Inc based on our investigation continues to operate business as usual in Barbados, while an old man in Canada wonders if he will get his money back. We are concerned that the government of Barbados has been unacceptably tardy in responding to queries raised about this matter.

On behalf of John Doe we are asking our authorities to respond to the outstanding queries made on his behalf. If his money is gone he and his family deserve to know so that they can take further action. The longer it drags on, which is what we suspect the principals of Bridge management (Barbados) Inc are hoping,  the money trail will fade.  If the Barbados authorities investigate this matter further they will realize that that other issues are at play.

If BU with limited resources can find out what we know  about this potential fraud, we can’t imagine what the government of Barbados would be able to turn up. Minister Sinckler we know that you have been busy with the EPA but surely you have support staff in your ministry to deal with these matters?

Please help the old man and in the process maintain the good reputation of the Barbados off shore domicile.

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137 Comments on “Eighty Year old Canadian Man Needs Your Help Minister Sinckler”

  1. Anonymous October 1, 2009 at 4:15 PM #

    How many investments company is Mecca tied to??

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  2. Anonymous October 5, 2009 at 1:47 PM #

    Anyone attend the court today?

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  3. Anonymous October 5, 2009 at 2:39 PM #

    Yes, I too am waiting to hear of any news from court today.

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  4. Anonymous October 6, 2009 at 12:45 AM #

    I have not seen reports on this court. Did anyone attend?

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  5. Anonymous October 6, 2009 at 7:59 AM #

    Will try to contact the reporter from LaPresse Francis Vailles. I believe he is covering this story.

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  6. anonymous October 6, 2009 at 11:55 AM #

    At this point I’ve gotten over the loss of my money. But my worry is that he has a list of names which he can hand over to the tax people, or anyone else. That would create a whole new set of problems for me and for others i’m sure.

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  7. Anonymous October 6, 2009 at 12:06 PM #

    to above commentor.
    Why haven’t you taken legal action? What list are you talking about? If he is the one who allegedly frauded then why are you worried about the tax people?

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  8. Anonymous October 6, 2009 at 1:23 PM #

    You should of claimed your T3s

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  9. Anonymous October 6, 2009 at 1:25 PM #

    Looks like Mecca lost lots of weight. See the article.
    http://lapresseaffaires.cyberpresse.ca/economie/quebec/200910/06/01-908775-proces-mecca-encore-des-investisseurs-floues.php

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  10. Anonymous October 6, 2009 at 1:26 PM #

    See the article published this morning. Looks like Mecca lost lots of weight.

    http://lapresseaffaires.cyberpresse.ca/economie/quebec/200910/06/01-908775-proces-mecca-encore-des-investisseurs-floues.php

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  11. Anonymous October 6, 2009 at 1:26 PM #

    Article of interest…Mecca lost lots of weight…SOB

    http://lapresseaffaires.cyberpresse.ca/economie/quebec/200910/06/01-908775-proces-mecca-encore-des-investisseurs-floues.php

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  12. Anonymous October 6, 2009 at 1:35 PM #

    The trial continues today…

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  13. Anonymous October 6, 2009 at 2:31 PM #

    Anyone know what time it resumes for Wednesday?

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  14. MR X October 6, 2009 at 3:32 PM #

    AT 930 AM WEDNSDAY

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  15. Anonymous October 6, 2009 at 3:33 PM #

    9:30 AM

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  16. Anonymous October 7, 2009 at 4:54 PM #

    Is today the final arguments in court for Mr. Mecca? Has anyone heard the news?

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  17. Anonymous October 13, 2009 at 2:36 PM #

    Anyone can fill-in what happened with this case?

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  18. Anonymous October 15, 2009 at 10:45 AM #

    Can anyone shed some light on the final arguments? Is he to appear again in court?

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  19. mr x October 15, 2009 at 7:31 PM #

    was he acused of anything did the judge give his final answer

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  20. Anonymous October 20, 2009 at 7:54 AM #

    Ms. X
    The judge will make a decesion in the next few weeks.

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  21. Anonymous November 2, 2009 at 3:12 PM #

    HAS ANYONE GOTTEN ANYTHING OF WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CASE

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  22. Anonymous November 17, 2009 at 3:35 PM #

    ANY NEWS ON SAM

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  23. Anonymous December 9, 2009 at 10:33 PM #

    IS THAT ALL ITS OVER!

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  24. Anonymous January 18, 2010 at 9:24 AM #

    Can anyone shed some light in what happened with Mecca court proceedings?

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  25. XXX February 10, 2010 at 1:20 PM #

    ANY NEWS ON SAMS COURT DATE FEB 09 2010 IF ANY THING WAS SOLVED

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    I scanned the web and found the following:
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  27. XXX March 22, 2010 at 3:34 PM #

    HAS THE JUDGE MADE A DECISION

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  28. Anonymous March 31, 2010 at 6:44 PM #

    Heard this week, that the judge still has to make a final decision.

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  29. Anonymous April 15, 2010 at 8:26 PM #

    any body hear any more about this?

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  30. run around April 15, 2010 at 8:31 PM #

    im in the same boat! any news on this?

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  31. Still hanging! April 27, 2010 at 8:35 AM #

    rumour has it that he has settled with the AMF, but what is happening to the victims for payment, no one knows.

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  32. MR X August 19, 2010 at 3:20 PM #

    IS THIER ANY WAY WE COULD CLAME THIS TO THE GOVERMENT
    ITS THIER FAULT THEY PEOPLE LIKE HIM GET A WAY WITH ARE MONEY !!!

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  33. Anonymous December 26, 2010 at 3:53 AM #

    I am another victim of Mr. Mecca’s scheme. Does anyone know what’s the situation with the return of our money and how did the legal actions end?

    I would appreciate any help in this matter…

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  34. g.engler May 17, 2011 at 2:49 PM #

    Where is MECCA hiding, have not been able to talk to him since Feb.2011, no service on the no. given.
    Please help, I cannot believe that the man is getting away with our investments. What a bunch of scoundrels……….

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  35. d June 8, 2011 at 3:48 PM #

    http://www.lautorite.qc.ca/files/pdf/salle-de-presse/communiques/2011/com02fev2011-acamex-krauth-ang.pdf

    They were all fined…but where is our $. Does anyone know who the contact person is at the AMFÉ

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  36. Marcel Bastien April 18, 2012 at 7:41 AM #

    would you like to know where Andrew Murray lives

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  37. Marcel Bastien April 18, 2012 at 8:32 AM #

    remove info from blog

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  38. Ray July 8, 2013 at 7:26 PM #

    I was also conned out of my life savings by this bunch or lowlifes. $150,000 in my case. What a helpless feeling.
    This is the first time that I have seen anything on the internet since I was conned.
    Jean Dagenais of Embrun ,Ontario was the con man that suckered me into investing with Luc Verville and their contact in the Barbados was Andrew Murray. Last time I spoke to Mr Murray- he threatened that if I took him to court ,then I would never get my money back.
    I still have all the paper work and audio tapes from that time.
    Sure do wish that I had read this a few years ago.
    Anyway— If I can be of any help -let me know.

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  40. David January 16, 2014 at 7:21 PM #

    Reblogged this on Barbados Underground and commented:

    BU continues to receive several inquiries to the whereabouts of Barbadians Andrew Murray who duped many Canadian investors. The blog was first posted in 2008.

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  41. marcel.bastien10@gmail.com February 4, 2014 at 12:25 PM #

    I know where Andrew Murray is send me an email and I will tell you where to find him I also have been scamed 150k ashamed to admit

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  42. marcel.bastien10@gmail.com February 4, 2014 at 3:49 PM #

    No ihe does not live in barbados but in Europe now and I have all his coordonates where he lives his email adress and phone numbers

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  43. Rachel February 20, 2014 at 9:09 PM #

    I have been conned by someone associated with Andrew Murray – can you tell me where he is in Europe and is he putting firth another investment scheme under Haig Macintyre Inc.

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  46. Rachel May 26, 2014 at 12:30 PM #

    Want to know where and who Andrew Murray’s partner is in Canada?

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  47. Ray July 13, 2014 at 5:55 PM #

    I would like to know —Rachel.
    Was it Luke Verville, Jean Dagenais or the illusive Stephane …….?
    They took me for $150,000. So yes . I would really like to know.

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  48. Ray July 13, 2014 at 7:14 PM #

    Give me some clue -Rachel– That you actually do know—-
    I have come forth— given names— help me out here please.
    I know that I won’t get any money back— But-if it helps any government nail these scum— Then let’s work together.
    Please.
    .

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  50. Rachel October 26, 2014 at 10:19 PM #

    Andrew Murrays partner in Canada I believe is Virginia Frances Grant
    416 670 5187 Toronto

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  51. victim Murray November 4, 2014 at 3:45 PM #

    Rachel who this person is virginia grant France

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  52. Amy November 24, 2014 at 6:23 PM #

    Rachel – please contact me, my family has also been conned by Virginia and Haig Macintyre Inc. email yzass@hotmail.com.

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  54. Bob Presseau March 1, 2016 at 2:42 PM #

    I’m one of the victims of Andrew Murray! I have the papers to back up my statement! I didn’t have much money to start with,but I handed over ,more than $33,000,to,my financial adviser,who was associated with a Sam Mecca,where I was promised that it would double,within 30 days(How gullible I was) only because,I trusted the person,because,he had handled my financial affairs,for many years! This happened on August 17TH 2004. I have correspondence from Andrew Murray,who,a couple of times,claimed that he had personal investments that were about to mature,& that he would pay us back,personally! That was in 2005&2006,which is,over 10 years ago,& I still,don’t see the money! It has since, put me in a bind,where I’ve had to accept,food vouchers ,from my church,& individuals.If there is someone out there,who could come to my aid,I would forever,be greatful! Please contact me,at 450-800-0802! Thank you!
    PS; The correspondance,that I have ,on hand,may be very useful to you!

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  55. David March 1, 2016 at 4:17 PM #

    You were played bob. Sorry!

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  56. Due Diligence March 1, 2016 at 4:45 PM #

    Old news (2011) and I may have missed it in BU; but just in case it seems that Bridge Management (Barbados) Inc. is not the only Barbados Domiciled IBC that Andrew Murray used to scam investors.

    https://www.lautorite.qc.ca/en/press-releases-2011-corpo.html_2011_illegal-practices-and-distributions-fines-totalling-1-238-000-imposed-in-flamingo-matter13-06-2011-11-4.html

    “Illegal Practices and Distributions – Fines totalling $1,238,000 imposed in Flamingo matter

    Monday, June 13, 2011

    Montréal, June 13, 2011 – Seven of the accused in the Flamingo matter were recently fined a total of $1,238,000 for violations in connection with illegal distributions of investment products related to Flamingo Capital Inc., Flamingo Management Inc., Omniprobe Inc., Omnicorp Bank Inc. and Planitek International.

    On May 20, 2011, Judge Nathalie Duperron Roy, Justice of the Peace, imposed fines totalling $325,000 and $50,000 respectively on Flamingo Capital Inc. and Flamingo Management Inc., which are domiciled in Barbados. Both were found guilty of illegal distributions.

    The judge also imposed fines totalling $250,000 on Andrew Murray, an individual who lived in Barbados at the time of the distributions and who was found guilty on 10 counts of aiding the Flamingo companies with the distributions.

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  57. Due Diligence March 1, 2016 at 4:54 PM #

    Is this the guy?

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-murray-b7876612

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  58. Follow the paper trail September 19, 2016 at 12:22 AM #

    All party’s mentioned here are connected to GFA.
    Groupe Financier des Ameriques GFA is at the core of these dealings.
    Yan Mecca is Sebastian’s son, a tax attorney, Serge Racine and a Montreal mafioso associate Robert Landry head GFA.
    Dangerous and powerful group robbing good folks blind.
    Follow the paper trail to get your answers.

    http://www.companiesofcanada.com/company/379962-0/groupe-financier-des-ameriques-gfa

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  59. David September 20, 2016 at 11:27 AM #

    All these years and many of you who were scammed have not been able to come together and demand some support from a regulatory agency?

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