Harlequin Investors Lifeline

The following comment was posted to BU on Mar 21, 2013. Many hapless Harlequin investors – some who have invested their life savings and pensions – continue to scour the Internet daily looking for directions about how they can extricate themselves from a financial quagmire they find themselves.

Hi All,

My name’s Liz and CPC Worldwide Ltd  is the company, we help throughout the UK and Europe. There are two active group against this company, one based in London and one in the North  East of England.

If anyone wants to ring us you’re more than welcome to just have a chat because I can imagine a lot of people are really upset. 01913862487.


I truly hope we can help some of you.



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  1. David March 24, 2013 at 8:06 AM #

    The following comment was received via email from Flag Watcher last week:

    I am just an interested observer; but am wondering – when we might hear a statement from someone in Government, Town and Country Planning, Tourism, or other official source, about this scheme which is an international embarrassment to Barbados’ reputation as a place to to invest in property. Not that it is likely to matter to those who have invested their hard earned funds with HP for a unit in Merricks, but what is status of application for planning permission for the 5 Star Resort.


  2. Bajan Pepper Sauce March 24, 2013 at 8:40 AM #

    In situations like this is statement is with a solution and a timeline for executing such is appropriate. However buying off plan is a risky venture entered between the investor and the developer. As on ongoing observer I would love to see a copy of the contract with exit clauses, it’s interesting cause much of the time there is no real recourse.


  3. Well Well March 24, 2013 at 9:15 AM #

    Don’t be surprised to hear the leaders describe the harlequin guy as a distinguished gentleman and close friend who they will never forsake and will always remain by his side like conjoined twins and never snitch on him so he can be arrested for criminal activities.


  4. Well Well March 24, 2013 at 9:49 AM #

    My bad…..PM Stuart had called Leroy Parris ‘this esteemed gentleman’ they have been inseparable ever since, so don’t hold your breath.


  5. victim March 24, 2013 at 10:10 AM #

    Please remember all those contractors who worked on the H site and were not paid. There is no redress for us and we are at the bottom of the pecking order when it comes to payment.of monies owed.


  6. David March 24, 2013 at 10:17 AM #

    The last comment vividly demonstrates the result of the lethargy which the Barbados government has shown so far dealing with Harlequin. Just a couple months ago the Nation newspaper ran a PR spread about Harlequin. This was after months of Harlequin’s problems exposed on the blogs. Needless to say the advertising dollars probably did the trick.


  7. Well Well March 24, 2013 at 10:21 AM #

    Victim………I do sympathize with your plight, alas the leaders obviously have no sympathy or conscience.


  8. Simple Simon March 24, 2013 at 10:30 AM #

    @Well Well “PM Stuart had called Leroy Parris ‘this esteemed gentleman’ t”

    Yeah. But esteemed by whom?

    I certainly don’t hold him in high estimation.

    And I am not even a CLICO investor or policy holder.

    We always have to remember that a Prime Minister is not necessarily a better judge of character than John Brown down the street.

    In fact PM’s might be poorer judges of character than the average person, since when people approach PM’s that are always looking for something, money, contracts, status, power etc. and such people come well armed with the appropriate lies and deceit.

    A PM should be the most cynical person in the world, but I don’t know if this one is.


  9. Simple Simon March 24, 2013 at 10:46 AM #

    @investinshite | May 3, 2012 at 5:55 PM…I love this!
    ‘Guys you will get burnt time and time again,if you continue to let British conmen operate in your country, this company is run and owned by a man who continually tricks people by way of making them feel confident by attatching high profile celebrity names to the business, when they are actually so far removed from any legal association with the company…
    The people involved in this are scum bags and liars, desperate ex financial advisors and mortgage brokers, who would sell this crap to their grandmother. Watch it! It will burn! ‘

    What if investinshite is right?


  10. David March 24, 2013 at 10:54 AM #

    In the just concluded Estimates BLP Santia Bradshaw referred to a beacon of success in the form of Buccament Hotel in St. Vincent. Her statment may be accurate based on some Internet measurement but entirely insensitive in the context of the current Harlequin debate.


  11. The Chairman March 24, 2013 at 1:37 PM #

    There can be no rapprochement between PRINCIPAL* & INVESTOR* in the current rapacious, vampire-like capitalist model that we are witnessing unfold before our very eyes… In the current climate, it is easier to take OPM* (other people’s money) and “GAMBLE” it away (whether it is the CASINO-BANKS or speculators or governments) who are frankly out to sea – and like the current ones in CYPRUS* who will have to eventually take 25% of depositors monies to prop up ailing banks and non-productive economies who have for eons been living way above their means on (OPM)…. In there somewhere is BARBADOS* teeter-tottering on a precarious fiscal cliff ; and if we are not careful to do the right things in terms of trimming unnecessary waste and tightening our purse-strings – we may end up just like Cyprus and will eventually see our virtual paradise ruined by “forces” dead-set on its annihilation…


  12. Well Well March 24, 2013 at 1:54 PM #

    Cyprus is starting to back off the deposits little bit, cause those Russians, those Russians are not squeamish and since they been using the Cyprus washing machine for decades will not take kindly to any loses……..the Cyprus mess will now hit like a Tsunami………they are fearful of touching th Russians money.


  13. Hal Austin March 24, 2013 at 3:54 PM #

    Stop criticising the Cypriots. At least the 20000 Russians are upfront. We launder money in Barbados and call it business. What do you think people paying US$35m for a flat, using unregulated estate agents, who get a percentage, and lawyers, who charges are based on the value of the property, when they do the same conveyancing whatever the value of the property?
    It is money laundering, silly. With government approval.


  14. David March 25, 2013 at 6:05 AM #

    The following note received from CPC…

    Nicolette-Elizabeth Crozier

    Good Day David ,  We can certainly help these people and are delighted to do so .A series of meetings have been set up in our London office for affected parties as follows –
    10th April 10.30
    10th April 14.30
    Clients will be attended by one of the senior lawyers who specialises in civil fraud claims . This initial meeting will be offered free of charge , CLIENTS ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE COPY DOCUMENTATION PRIOR TO ATTENDANCE  to enable us to give case specific advice.
    Please advise if you require any further information.
    Best Regards  Nikki Crozier 


  15. David March 28, 2013 at 6:07 AM #

    This Harlequin matter continues to amzw. Kudos to the media and government in the UK for placing it under the microscope:

    he episode of the corporation’s flagship investigation programme, due to air on Monday looked into the activities of Harlequin, a developer of Caribbean luxury homes.

    But BBC executives decided to pull it last Thursday after the firm complained, The Times reported, amid accusations that a producer tried to to bribe a security consultant with the company.

    The BBC said in a statement last night: ”In light of information received late in the production process of this film, the BBC decided to postpone broadcast.

    ”We are currently reviewing the facts. As a result a member of the team has been suspended and a disciplinary procedure is under way.”



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