Philipsburg:--- Businesswoman and local entrepreneur Florencia Williams who is part of the Global Wealth Trade will be challenging the decision of Chief Public Prosecutor Hans Mos who forced her investors to leave St. Maarten. Williams sought the services of a lawyer on Monday to proceed with a court case since the investors she said came to St. Maarten to teach and train the local investors on St. Maarten.
These people she said owns homes on St. Maarten but originate from Canada. Williams said she advertised the training and other events that were scheduled to take place at the Yogesh Center as of Thursday last week. Williams said on the first night of the meeting which was the Thursday night they had close to 300 persons who attended the meeting including two Dutch men whom she did not know. Williams said she personally attended to the "white Dutch men" and asked them who invited them to the meeting and they gave her a phony story but she allowed them to stay at the meeting. Williams said later that evening the two men accused them of being a part of a Ponzi Scheme. Williams said she wants to know if someone who is conducting Ponzi business would be conducting business in 52 countries around the world including 21 islands of the Caribbean where she is the lead representative as the leader and founder of the Caribbean Explosion Team. Williams said in 2009, former leader of Government William Marlin joined them while the Prime Minister cut their ribbon the following year when they held their meetings.
Williams said if the members of Global World Trade have to close shops then Avon, Five Links, Amway and other networking businesses would also have to leave. Williams said she wants to know if they had any intention to hide why they would publicize the event and invite the public including government.
Williams said on Friday the three investors were invited to the Philipsburg Police Station where they were held all day and interviewed by police. The police she said asked the three persons to sign documents that were written in Dutch, two of three persons she said signed the documents out of fear while the third did not, saying he would not sign any document that he could not read. Williams said the investors were not given legal counsel and the two Dutch detectives also held on to their passports but told them that they must leave the island. Williams said Global Wealth Trade has over 800 members on St. Maarten and they are the ones turning the local economy. "Some of the members managed to fix their house roof others bought cars, while they are the ones turning the economy. Williams said Friday night the members were at Yogesh Building waiting for the gala event but that could not take place because they were called and told that if they continued with their meetings the two Dutch officers would return and destroy their meeting.
Williams said on Sunday while at the airport, the three investors had to wait on the detectives to bring their passports since police kept their passports for three days. "While at the Princess Juliana International Airport, I saw the same two detectives who told the investors they are deporting them because they were participating in a scheme. The two detectives read something from a piece of paper and told the investors that they are being deported and they cannot return to St. Maarten for the next three years." Williams said to date the investors neither her were not given a copy of the deportation order.
Asked if she is in possession of business license Williams said she filed a request with government for the permit but to date she did not receive an answer as yet.
In an invited comment, Chief Prosecutor Hans Mos said he sent the two officers to the meeting on Thursday because he got information that there were people who are not residing on St. Maarten conducting illegal business there. Mos said the investors were invited to the police station and they were not detained. The Chief Prosecutor said the investors are not in possession of a business license and they were hiring people illegally. Asked if the investors were asked to sign a document written Dutch, he said he wrote up a conditional dismissal which was in the English language and the investors refused to sign it. Mos said his intention is to prosecute the foreign investors who were caught conducting business illegally on St. Maarten and he will ask the judge for a conviction during the hearing even though the suspects will not be able to attend.