Harlequin Hotels, the company that owns Buccament Bay Resort in St Vincent has won a fraudulent misappropriation case against a former contractor at the resort.
Harlequin Hotels and Resorts said in a release last week that it had won the case against Padraig “Paudie” O’Halloran.
The High Court in Ireland heard that the contractor fraudulently misappropriated more than US$13 million from US$50 million sent to his firm for the resort’s construction.
“During the 31-day trial, Harlequin provided evidence and witness testimonies detailing how O’Halloran fraudulently misappropriated in excess of US$13m from US$50m that was sent to the ICE Group for the resort’s construction. Of the $13m that was diverted, more than $2m was sent to Ireland to pay for items including a lavish wedding. The Court also heard that sums were used to fund luxury purchases, such as a US$1.5m private jet, a racecourse in St Lucia, a car franchise business and renovations to a rented property on the Sandy Lane estate,” Harlequin said in a release.
Harlequin also stated that while the funds were being misappropriated, very little of the promised construction work was actually carried out at Buccament Bay Resort, resulting in the resort opening later than originally planned and on a smaller scale.
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Pat Cash, John Barnes and Rob Howley are amongst the sports stars still to coach on the 5* Buccament Bay resort in 2013
Pat Cash, John Barnes, Teddy Sheringham and Lewis Moody are just some of the legends from a range of sports who will be providing master class coaching to guests for the second half of 2013 at the luxury, all-inclusive Buccament Bay Resort in St Vincent & The Grenadines.
It's been an amazing first six months of 2013 for sports fans at the award-winning Caribbean hotel, with big names like Liverpool FC legend David Fairclough, Grand Slam tennis star Lee Childs, ex-England cricketer Ronnie Irani, and Wales’ rugby team coach Rob Howley already delighting guests; however, the next six months promise to be even better, so scroll down for a full list of the sporting legends who will be visiting Buccament Bay between July and December 2013!
Liverpool FC International Football Academy Soccer School
John Barnes: 14th – 18th July 2013
Liverpool FC & England international legend
Ronnie Whelan: 11th – 25th August 2013
Liverpool FC and Republic of Ireland legend
Teddy Sheringham: 23rd October – 2nd November 2013
Tottenham Hotspur FC, Manchester Utd FC & England legend
Pat Cash Tennis Club
Chris Wilkinson: 4th – 18th August 2013
Former British no.1 and Grand Slam player
Pat Cash: 18th August – 1st September 2013
Former Wimbledon Champion & tennis legend
Lewis Moody: 28th July – 11th August 2013
England legend, World Cup winner & former Bath RFC and Leicester RFC star
Rob Howley: 28th December – 6th June 2013/2014
Current Lions assistant coach; Wales & Cardiff RFC legend
Buccament Bay Resort Cricket Academy
Martin Bicknell: 26th December – 6th January 2013/2014
Former Surrey and England cricketer
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Valentine's Day is approaching and it's that time of year to reflect on what brought you together and sharing those precious moments with each other.
A holiday at the 5 star Buccament Bay Resort is all about celebrations. This Valentine's Day, make sure you get to take some time out of your busy schedule and enjoy some luxury treatment.
Activities that will keep you both going...
Improve your tennis skills with the resident tennis coach or experience a romantic sunset cruise with cocktails and canapes; lie back and enjoy a fantastic treatment in the ESPA Spa, be wined and dined at one of the four great restaurants; most of all, find time to enjoy each other.
There are two romantic packages for Valentine's Day at Buccament Bay Resort...
If after visiting the resort you invest in one of the units then your holiday cost will be refunded (maximum £3000).
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Buccament Bay Resort on the island of St Vincent wins three places in Travel Weekly’s “Best Hotels in the World”
The Water Front Village at Buccament Bay Resort in St Vincent & The Grenadines.
Buccament Bay Resort is extremely proud to receive even more honours to add to the collection; this time, the luxury, all-inclusive resort in St Vincent & The Grenadines has been voted in the top ten best hotels in the world in THREE categories, courtesy of Travel Weekly.
The polls, voted for by travel industry professionals, ranked Harlequin Hotels & Resort’s flagship Caribbean resort in the top 3 for Best New Hotel, as well as top ten places in Best Family Hotel and Best All-Inclusive Hotel.
This comes after Buccament Bay Resort won two World Travel Awards for
Caribbean’s Leading New Hotel and St Vincent & The Grenadines’ Leading Spa Resort.
Such fantastic industry recognition for Buccament Bay Resort and Harlequin
Hotels & Resorts is testament to the great work of the resort team, the strides that the resort has taken since opening.
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Buccament Bay Resort wins “Caribbean’s Leading New Hotel” and “St Vincent & The Grenadines’ Leading Spa Resort” 2012
The WTA awards programme, hailed as “the Oscars of the travel industry” by the global media, highlights and rewards those travel brands that have made the greatest contribution to the industry over the past year.
In winning “Caribbean’s Leading New Hotel” for 2012, Buccament Bay Resort beat the likes of Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro (Dominican Republic) and The Hotel Chocolat (St Lucia), whilst the St Vincent & The Grenadines “Leading Spa Resort” honour was awarded over competitors like Palm Island Resort, Petit St Vincent Resort and Young Island Resort.
About the World Travel Awards
WTA was launched in 1993 to acknowledge and recognise excellence in the global travel and tourism industry. Now celebrating its 19th anniversary, it is regarded as the very highest achievement that a travel product could hope to receive.
A packed delegation of VIPs, senior tourism figures and international media traveled from more than 30 nations to attend WTA’s Caribbean & The Americas Ceremony 2012, which was supported by Turks & Caicos Tourist Board and Scotiabank.
CARIBBEAN’S LEADING NEW HOTEL 2012
• Winner Buccament Bay Resort
• Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort Dominican Republic
• Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro Dominican Republic
• The Hotel Chocolat St Lucia
• The Magdalena Grand Beach Resort Tobago
ST VINCENT & THE GRENADINES’ LEADING SPA RESORT 2012
• Winner Buccament Bay Resort
• Canouan Resort Grenadines
• Palm Island Resort
• Petit St. Vincent Resort
• The Cotton House
• Young Island Resort
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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Argyle International Airport is on target to open in late 2013.
This has been confirmed by the developer responsible for constructing the new St Vincent and the Grenadines international air gateway.
According to the International Airport Development Company (IADC), work has been completed on close to three-quarters of the earthworks for required for the airport’s runway, apron and taxiways. Earthworks on the airport commenced in August 2008 and since then the work team, comprising Vincentians and Cubans, have been have been hard at work, clearing and grubbing the area, demolishing the abandoned structures on the site, and removing the top soil.
The IADC affirmed that “work on the terminal building continues apace”, ensuring that it is on schedule to be completed by the contracted date of December 2013, in time for the tourism high season in the Caribbean.
The Argyle International Airport is being built on about 290 acres of land, with a paved runway 2,743 metres (9,000 feet) long, and 45 metres (150 feet) wide. Its runway length will allow for direct flights to St Vincent and the Grenadines from USA, Canada, Europe and Central and South America. The airport is designed to accommodate jets as large as the Boeing 747-400s.
The US$216 million airport is expected to boast a single 1.5 million capacity per annum terminal built over three-storeys on 145,000sq ft with dedicated areas for ‘domestic’ and ‘international’ passengers. The terminal building will have about 8,700 square metres of floor space, to handle about 1.4 million passengers per year.
As of May 2012, the contractor, Overseas Engineering Construction Company (OECC), had completed 23 percent of the work on the building.
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By the year end Harlequin Air will hit the skies for the exclusive benefit of all
guests intending staying at any of the Harlequin resorts but the first to benefit will be the guests staying at the new 5* Buccament Bay Resort in St Vincent and next year Harlequin destinations in Barbados and St Lucia.
There are plans for a scheduled service between St Lucia and San Juan for US-based guests.
The fleet of 9-seater planes, to be based in St Lucia, will provide: swift and seamless transfer between islands for transatlantic flights; visits to other hotels and resorts; and excursions.
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The new hotel brand Harlequin Hotels & Resorts today announced the US launch
of Buccament Bay Resort, the first luxury resort on the island of St. Vincent.
Located 90 miles west of Barbados, St. Vincent is an unspoiled tropical haven
providing visitors with an opportunity to explore an island less traveled, yet still giving guests an authentic Caribbean experience.
This all-inclusive 5 star resort - now open for guests for the 2011 season - delivers extraordinary service and offers activities catering to all interests. The property currently consists of 115 one-, two-, and four-bedroom luxury villas, each equipped with spacious living rooms and sophisticated decor.
"We are thrilled to announce the US launch of Buccament Bay Resort, the first
property under the Harlequin name," said David Ames, founder and chairman of
Harlequin Hotels & Resorts. "We have appointed a management team with
excellent reputations and proven track records for managing five star hotels
worldwide and cannot wait to welcome US visitors to the resort."
Located in a lush, green valley on the southwest coast, a 25-minute drive from the airport, the resort is the ideal destination for couples seeking indulgence and relaxation, as well as families looking for their next action-packed vacation. Facilities at Buccament Bay include: the Pat Cash Tennis Academy; Liverpool Football Club Soccer School; The Harlequin Performing Arts Academy; The Spa with treatments by ESPA; Little Harlequins Kids Club; Indigo Dive for diving and water sports; plus a selection of bar and restaurant options. Buccament Bay is perfect for snorkeling, or a sunset cruise with almost-daily sightings of dolphins and fabulous marine life to be explored.
Nightly all-inclusive rates begin at $1365 (US) for two guests based on double occupancy, and include connecting airfare from Barbados, airport transfers, meals, beverages, resort amenities and activities.
About Harlequin Hotels & Resorts:
Harlequin Hotels & Resorts specializes in creating first class luxury resorts in the Caribbean and destinations worldwide. The essence of the Harlequin brand is its resorts will redefine luxury in the Caribbean. Harlequin's mission is to deliver an unprecedented level of supreme luxury at each resort to create a world-class destination experience offering something for everyone.
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