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    greengrass
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    Hello George
    Sorry to read that Sambala are abusing their position and using vital funds in a witch hunt against your personally.

    However I also see from today’s AAG update that Sambala are also pestering AAG with pointless emails and letters from their lawyers, again at great cost.

    Seems to me that Sambala would rather pay lawyers huge amounts of money to prolong this agony than own up to their total mis-management of the project and criminal waste of investor’s funds.

    greengrass
    Member

    Hello George,
    I respect your situation and wish you well in your legal case. You have consistently expressed yourself and your concerns in a professional and dignified manner and to be treated in such a way by Sambala and the other forum by allowing such a scandalous posting to be made is outrageous.

    I find it ironic that some weeks ago the Admin of the other forum suspended the membership of those who are in dispute with Sambala stating that they did not want their forum to be used as a platform for the arguing of a legal case and by doing so perhaps put the forum in a libelous situation. However it seems they act with double standards and allow Sambala to post what they please with total disregard for the legal implications.

    In the interest of fairness should the other forum not also suspend Sambala’s membership??

    The very best of British George, I wish you well in your fight against the Dragon which is Sambala.

    greengrass
    Member

    I did not post that the Un-Friendly forum was banning members for misconduct or abusive remarks.
    I stated that memberships were being suspended due to that investor being in dispute with Sambala.

    The worrying fact is that these “suspensions” were enforced without consultation, warning or a courtesy email from Admin.

    It seems that Sambala informed the Un-Friendly Admin that these investors (who along with everyone else, have put a great deal of money into the Resort) are currently in dispute for (one reason or another) and as such are now deemed to be “persona non grata”

    It seems all are welcome but only if they give unquestioning attendance to Sambala’s dictum

    greengrass
    Member

    Sherpy
    The information regarding the suspension of accounts is correct, I suggest you post a question on that forum addressed to admin and ask the question.
    My post was to inform others of the policy of the other forum. I fail to see how the “on site” builder making a progress report has any relevance.

    With regard to the report by SJC I welcome it as do the hundreds of worried investors and ask why Sambala are being so silent, they could have arranged for this to be done weeks ago or with the last update which was, to say the least lacking in credibility.

    greengrass
    Member

    I have been informed that the Un-Friendly Forum are suspending the accounts and removing access to that forum by investors who are currently in dispute, with Sambala Developments / Jonathan Grepne.

    This surely suggests that this forum is acting in tandem with Sambala and doesn’t have the best interest of all investors at heart; it is in essence a form of “Blackballing” of those investors who have issues with Sambala and is an attempt by them to control the flow of information and to influence open discussion

    So much for the freedom of speech!

    greengrass
    Member

    Just as I thought Sambala have stepped on toes in Cape Verde and the locals are in revolt.
    The article is highlighting Sambala’s failure to complete the Development on time, its failure to pay local workers and the absence of any assurance by management that they will honor it’s commitment to the Cape Verde Government to create tourism.

    The article cobbles together quotes from several sources and some of the “facts” are dubious, it states that AAG have instigated legal proceedings both in CV and the UK. I note that AAG have posted on their site they have in fact NOT brought proceedings and are only aware of several individual investors who have done so.

    This thing is gaining legs but the fault for this must lay with Sambala who so far have remained silent.

    Come on Dominic, we want answers.

    greengrass
    Member

    I have asked my contact in CV to dig a little deeper on the newspaper article. If she comes back with anything I will post here.

    I also note that AAG have put an update on their site stating they have not uncovered any evidence to suggest that Sambala are involved in any Money Laundering Activities and state for the record that they are not involved with the article.

    Have Sambala stepped on someone’s toes in CV I wonder?

    Let’s hope this is just a journalist looking to make a story.

    greengrass
    Member

    Ulluvator,
    As I said I am off down the legal route and can see no further use in continuing to post on here.

    George, I think put it very well, and the report on the meeting raised more questions than it answered. It’s no more than another TSOG, and they had/have their own Agenda with Sambala.

    Looking at the latest updates on AAG this thing is going to explode and there is going to be a lot of damage all round.

    The blame will lay firmly at Sambalas door as their refusal to honestly deal with investors is now a matter of record.

    4-5 years of waiting is much too long and I’m tired of all the BS and lies Sambala have issued over those years. They are self serving sycophants who will stoop at nothing to continue and prolong their incompetent running of the project.

    So “hasta la vista” baby

    greengrass
    Member

    Like ever decreasing circles almost everyone is coming to the same conclusion, Sambala have made too many costly mistakes with investor’s money bordering on negligence and most definitely incompetence.
    For years the executives have taken too large a salary for their worth, playing Monopoly with other peoples money, they have being robbing Peter to pay Paul, and now there are no more “Peters” so no one is getting paid.
    Construction is about to or has stopped. Despite Habitation Licenses issued for completed properties many months ago, Sambala haven’t released the title documents to allow completion. Weekly updates have stopped; details of the Owner Reps meeting of two week ago still remain a mystery.

    How long do J. Grepne and D. McGlynn expect this crazy situation to go on before the investors rise up in arms? Is it a case that we the investors are to blame because we continue to let them get away with it?

    I for one will no longer stand idly by, I’m off to seek legal redress.

    Good luck to you all.

    greengrass
    Member

    George, I can’t help but agree with you. Probably the most sensible post in months.

    Why are we all fighting with each other? Sambala are laughing all the way to the bank with our (collective) money.

    The VS investors are much more exposed and like you my €150k has being financing other things rather than that for which it was intended i.e. my property.

    Sambala are at fault and if they don’t fix this fast we shall all be taking an ACTION AGAINST GREPNE.

    greengrass
    Member

    Hi George couldn’t get your link to work, I think it’s someting to do with the formating of this site.

    But if you type as shown into the browser line starting with the http:// and end with index.php (disregard the before and after)

    I got to the site you are talking about, very interesting.

    greengrass
    Member

    I can’t see where AAG ever asked anyone to believe them over anyone or anything else including Sambala.

    All AAG have done is put information, that has otherwise, for whatever reason, been kept under wraps, into the public domain.

    They have left it to individuals to make up their own minds and follow whatever course of action they think fit for their situation.

    If photos are posted to the World Wide Web they are free for anyone to use and examine and to put across their opinion, it is again up to individual investors to make up their own minds.

    Yes AAG are against Sambala so they will report information that will show Sambala in a bad light, but they have also asked Sambala to offer via this or other forums answers to their “charges”.
    All we ever hear from Sambala is their spin, stating that because some investors no longer believe in them and refuse to make additional payments that the whole development is going to fail. If the development is that fragile it will fail anyway later if not sooner.

    The commentators on this and other forums now want to discredit AAG who, up to now have been the only organized group attempting to bring Sambala to task.

    It is Sambala who are years behind schedule, who have wasted millions, who have kept it’s investors in the dark, who refuse to engage in any meaningful way on issues that are of serious importance to investors who have put those same millions of euros into the development or non-development of the resort.

    I am sure AAG are not perfect, who is? But “gentlemen” is it a case of shoot the messenger because the news is not to your liking or is it that you have an ulterior motive?

    It now seems that anyone who voices dissention will be struck off, so be it, but to those like me who have concerns, I for one will continue to access the updates on the AAG website and if allowed pass on any information I can glean from my friend in Praia.

    greengrass
    Member

    As promised the names for SJC I have been given are as follows;

    Mr. Mitchell Dennis
    Mr. Peter Finnemore

    Can’t find anything on Mr. Finnemore but a search on Google for Mr. Dennis revels the following and seems to tie in.

    http://www.janelasdesantiago.com/contact-jds.php

    The Grass Is Always Greener!

    greengrass
    Member

    Thanks SFO just viewed the photos Note the SJC group photo of about 30 persons but am I wrong that the VDS photos show some of the same guys on that site Where are Bowdons ?? or are they sharing the same staff?

    greengrass
    Member

    My friend in Praia has been told that the New Builders(SJC) of Sambala Village is a former supplier of materials, windows/doors etc. and an expat former/current employee of Sambala with some experience in the building trade.

    Hopefully she will have names in a day or so.

    On another matter but related to the change of builders at the Village.

    Sambala investors should check out the link below which, when translated to English, states that SGL is an investment vehicle of BCA. If this is true and given the fact that Sambala are now on bad terms with SGL, where does that leave their relationship with BCA? Would be interesting to see how Sambala try to explain this one away…

    http://www.expressodasilhas.sapo.cv/pt/noticias/detail/id/13923

    Oh what a tangled web we weave!!!

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