My name is Rosalind Brown, my story: Part Two
St Maarten is located in the Caribbean’s, where you go to play when the weather is cold in the other part of the world.
You can fall in Love with it, when you see the beautiful beaches and the turquoise waters, a play ground for the Rich and Famous!
I have been through it All, I want the whole TRUTH to be told!
I was in 5 law suits with what happen with my property on St Maarten.
The first was with the Alwani’s owners of Little Europe, located in Philipsburg on Front Street. The Alwanin’s bricked my villa in 2006. The second on was with Techcon NV owner Jerry Otto was the contractor, he never finished my villa and was given the money directly into his bank account through RBBT bank on Back Street in Philpsburg. Against my will and consent, they put $65,000 US into his account and he was able to leave the island, before he ever gave me my money back even after I won the law suit in 2008; he didn’t finish but one level of my villa. The Law office of Roeland Swanniken and Snow never secured the money, by putting a lien against the owner’s business Techcon; Jerry Otto just think he got away with it, but he will not in the long run. I had to finish the rest of the second level and all the outside landscape myself with help from the locals.
The third was with Jack and Linda Parker, they took me to court to stop me from opening my Bed and Breakfast in August 2006. They where my neighbors that lived across from my villa. All three cases was handled by Roeland Swanniken and Snow Law Office. Mr. Classen just left the island without representing me at all. The fourth was when Swanniken and Snow Law Office, took me to court for me to pay them for not properly representing me, what a shame Roeland Swanniken and Snow office was also representing the Alwani’s at the same time as working for me! .They misrepresented me in all three cases and lost them all, I had to hire two other lawyers Mr. Marduro and Mr. Blome to help when Mr. Classen left the island without informing me that he was leaving. I found out that he had left after I was at the police department in Philpsburg St Maaten main jail. I tried to call him to get help when the Alwani’s put a warrant out for my arrest, after I tore down the first brick wall they put up to block the road to my villa!
The owner of White Stone NV, Mr. Mardino change the Covenant Condition and Rights on the land, is how the Parker’s where able to win the court case on my Bed and Breakfast, this was done in 2002 so I could not use my business license. I didn’t find any of this out, until I when to Smitco NV the representative for Mr. Mr. Mardino, they gave me a copy of the new Covenant Conditions and Rights which was never filed with anyone not even the VORMI department nor the Kasdaster department.
The fifth was when I took White Stone NV to court for defrauding me by selling part of my land to two other people the Landi and the Alwani’s, which they bought it under a holding company, to keep it from being investigated as thier property.
I had to get another loan after RBBT bank gave the money directly to Jerry Otto without him finishing the property, so I when to First Caribbean Bank to get a loan to finish the villa at the end of 2006, When I was spending all my money to get back what is rightful mines. I could not pay for the loan, I could not open my Bed and Breakfast after the judge ruled in the favor of Jack and Linda Parker, I had no income for over 7 years. Several times Frist Caribbean Bank tried to auction my villa and finally in January 2012 they auction it off to the very people that was taking me through hell, the Alwani’s for $430,000.00 when they knew that my property was value at two million six hundred thousand. I believe that the system in St Maarten is very fraudulent from the courts to the real estate company Tendel, the banks and the notary. Schapman Notary was the one that gave me my business license, did the real estate documents and Millicent De Weever is the sister of Leroy De Weever, one of the owners of Tendel Real Estate company. I later found out that the head of the Kadaster department at that time is the sister-in-law of Leroy De Weever also, how convenient??? How can one piece of property be sold to two other people and no one from the government look into it as I asked for their help?
I went to the Lt Governor Franklin Richards and Shara Wescot William to express my concern about all of this that was happening and it fell on deaf ears. Lt Governor Franklin Richards sign the documents for the developer White Stone in 1996 to delevope the land, the information was given to me by the VORMI department. Prosecutor Taco Stein never did anything either, even thou my lawyer Mr. Blome sent him the letter he request to investigate the matter in 2007.
All of this happen to me, when all I wanted was to open a bed and breakfast in Peican Keys St Maarten for Honeymooners. I was in and out of court from 2006 to 2013, but I was totally insulted by the court system in St Maarten!
(See news paper article from SXM news)
Pelican:- An African American single woman is seeing living hell as she tries to open a business in Pelican Keys. The woman who visited SMN News after she spent one whole day at the Phillipsburg police station brought along stacks of paper work which showed at a prominent real estate company seemingly defrauded her.
Rosalind Brown first visited St. Maarten in the year 2000 and just fell in love with the island and decided it was the ideal place where she can open a the “Lovers Inn” a place that would cater to honeymooners. The woman did all that she thought was necessary when she invested some $115,000 to buy a parcel of land. She used the documents the real estate provided to her and obtained her building permit, as well as her business N.V. and three bank loans to build a 7-bedroom villas, which is complete and ready for her to go into business.
Surprisingly, what looked good on paper and was accepted by Government was never submitted to the Kadaster office until years after.
Brown explained that the only reason she found out that this was not done is after she went to the office that issues certificates of measurement to see if she was the one breaking the law or if it was the Indian neighbors who decided they will make life a living hell for her. “It was only then I was shown the real site map which showed that the land I bought was sold to more than one person and that my neighbors feel that they have more right than I do because they are well known business people on St. Maarten she said.
The woman said that she called police seeking assistance after her neighbors are bent putting up a high concrete wall to block her in “the police never came as they told me the case is a civil matter and police cannot interfere, but those very police came to lock me up when I broke the damn wall down, she said, I am not intending to sit in the back of the bus, Rosa Parks did not so why should I she asked? It is not because I am surrounded by white people or people that have money that I should allow anyone including the law to trample on me” she told SMN News.
Brown further explained that she has met with the island Lt. Governor Franklin Richards and Shara Wescot Williams, almost everyone she was sent to seeking help to stop the injustice taken against single a black woman, but no one she said is helping her.
The woman explained that a particular law firm even indulged her when she went to hire their services while they are the ones representing her neighbors, something she did not know and the law firm did not disclose it to her, even worst is that her first lawyer who was handling the case just left the island without representing her or refunding her monies. “it is amazing what takes place on this island she said, there is no honesty on St. Maarten, everything is about money and color” she said.
The only person that actually listened to me and saw what has happened to me is Chief Prosecutor Taco Stein who refused to jail her even though she took the law in her own hands when she broke down the walls that are being placed up by a bold Indian that runs Little Europe Store “Anwani told me he is going to brick my a—in and no one will do him nothing, something that he did and to date no one has stepped in to stop him, I have no access to my property and I cannot conduct my business to which I have three loans to pay she said.
Chief Prosecutor Taco Stein in an invited comment told SMN News that Brown’s case is indeed a civil case and that he advised her to have her lawyer draft up a letter and sent it to his office so that he can conduct a proper investigation as he believes that the woman who means well was defrauded by the real estate company.
I found out later in November 7, 2006 that the Law office of Roeland Zwanikken and Snow also represented the Alwani’s, to my surprise via email from Mr. Classen. “By the way a colleague of mine will have a meeting with the Alwanis for another matter. He will tentatively address your issue as well in order to find out whether they will be willing to cooperate this time. I’ll let you know the outcome of course.”
“Stating that a colleague is working with the Alwani’s would ask the Alwani’s to allow me to continue to build my villa, until the judgment for the land issue was resolved. I had opened a case against White Stone NV by then.
I received a letter on August 26, 2006, from the Kadaster office stating that Mr. Robert Glick from Tendal Real Estate had put a deposit down of $750.00 guilders and the rest have never been pay. To this day September 6, 2013 the money still have not been paid, the Notary which did my deed nor the Real Estate company did not paid for this, which make it easy for the owner of White Stone NV, Mr. Mardino to supersede my deed in 2004, to sell part of my land to two other people, Mr and Mrs Landio friends of Mr. Mardino and the Alwani’s owner of Little Europe Jewelry Store in Philpsburg, St Maarten.
This should be investigated, by the Dutch Representive.