New World Oil and Gas plc Action Group
THERE WAS NO 2018 AGM
For the second year running, the Board of this company failed to hold the in-year AGM. This failure was a contravention of Jersey law (as applicable in 2017) and the Company Articles of Association (as applicable in both 2017 and 2018).

By doing this the directors once again deny the shareholders the opportunity to confirm their support for the direction of travel and, therefore, their collective willingness to support the continuing drain on company resources.

Shareholders who are sufficiently unhappy with this situation may wish to contact the current Board and ask to be informed why the 2017 AGM was not held in 2017 and why the 2018 AGM was not held in 2018.  They might also ask to be told what is the legacy issue that so surprised Mr Reynolds, Mr Lee and the Board of Big Sofa Technologies plc and which now seems to be overwhelming the directors of Teathers Financial plc.

They can be reached here:

shareholders@eridgecapital.co.uk

and please copy to

enquire@nwogaction.co.uk

 

So What's Really Going On Here Now?

Most shareholders of New World Oil and Gas plc understandably but mistakenly thought that they had invested in an oil and gas exploration company.  In fact they had invested in a Jersey (Channel Islands) Unregulated Exchange Traded Fund (UETF).  UETFs were explained and Ministerially approved/justified at the time here (together with a recent report on the Minister's career): 

"When funds go through the portal, Jersey ADVISERS will ensure that the promoters are not INVOLVED IN MONEY LAUNDERING or have a REPUTATION FOR RECKLESSNESS. Everyone who operates here wants to make sure the island maintains its REPUTATION. "

Technical Director "Jersey Finance", run as a not-for-profit marketing organisation, was formed to represent and promote Jersey as an international financial centre of excellence and is funded by members of the local finance industry and the States of Jersey Government.


Introduced in 2008, by 2016 these UETFs had been recognised by the Jersey authorities as being open to misuse.  Such misuse was determined to be bad for the image of "Jersey plc".  They are therefore being phased out and no new UETFs will be registered as explained here:

Being no longer traded on AIM, NWOG couldn't remain as a UETF but JFSC (who are red hot on this - see below) decided to examine the company for compliance with Jersey money laundering regulations before allowing it to formally change its status as it is required to do if it doesn't resume secondary trading on a market.   The resulting Public Statement, whose two pages took over seven months to write, can be found here together with a comment on the "Jersey Way" of dealing with issues of REPUTATION:

"At its heart is the Jersey Way. More than that, it is, as the panel observed, expressly about the Jersey Way in its sinister, controlling, ‘protection of powerful interests and resistance to change, even when change is patently needed’ manifestation. There’s much in the report to support this contention, not least the focus on cover-up and the protection of the Island’s reputation. But the biggest obstacle to true reform and progress is that the Jersey Way is hard-wired into Jersey’s establishments".


Without naming or penalising anyone, JFSC concluded that from 2011 to February 2017 the Board of NWOG had failed to meet its legal responsibilities regarding monitoring and reporting of suspicious share transactions that might be related to money laundering.  NWOG was directed to hold an EGM to decide what to do next.  This addressed the need for a change in status or a resumption of Exchange trading somewhere and concluded that a change of status was necessary.  Shareholders approved the proposal to change the name of the company, agreed it should revert to a holding company and agreed to the initiation of a move to the British Virgin Islands.

Shareholders will appreciate that advisors and directors appear to have failed to perform to the required standard of anti-money laundering processes until forced to do so by JFSC three months after de-listing from AIM.  When thinking about NWOG and money laundering, shareholders should bear in mind the relationship between the Sztyk family and the Ablyazov Syndicate.