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Monday, 6 January 2014 0:03 | Author: Ian Brodie

EXCLUSIVE: JP Construction losses may top 5 million

MONACO BUSINESS, JP CONSTRUCTION: The scale of losses involved in the collapse of Monaco company JP Construction is becoming clear as new victims come forward. The total sum is now believed to be in excess of five million euros, most of it owing to clients with a significant proportion outstanding to suppliers and sub-contractors...

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 14:43 | Author: Ian Brodie

JP Construction victims meet in Monaco

MONACO BUSINESS, JP CONSTRUCTION: Several victims of Monaco company JP Construction met in Monaco today to consider detailed options following the collapse of the company and the disappearance of its owners. The first step decided at the meeting will be to spread the word in Monaco and across the Riviera in order to find more victims, with a view to appointing a lawyer and seeking legal redress...

Friday, 6 December 2013 10:46 | Author: Ian Brodie

Monaco Government starts JP probe

MONACO NEWS, MONACO BUSINESS: The Monegasque Government is investigating the circumstances surrounding the collapse of JP Construction, the Monaco-registered company that ceased work on its building sites two weeks ago leaving many clients out of pocket and in difficult circumstances. Inspectors have been instructed to visit the firm's offices to ascertain in the first place that it is no longer doing business, the Government says...

Friday, 29 November 2013 6:45 | Author: Ian Brodie

JP victims organise response

MONACO NEWS, JP CONSTRUCTION: Unhappy clients of JP Construction are directing their complaints to the Monaco Police after the Monaco-registered company ceased trading last week. Several customers of the firm appear to have lost large amounts, with total losses reaching seven figures. Meanwhile, the whereabouts of John Olsen and Peer Pedersen remain unknown. The company's mainly Polish workforce was laid off last week without notice and worksites were abandoned during the day on Thursday…

Thursday, 28 November 2013 7:35 | Author: Ian Brodie

Major losses in JP failure

MONACO NEWS, JP CONSTRUCTION: The losses to clients stemming from the collapse of Monaco-registered JP Construction are considerably higher than first feared. Although no total is known at present, one individual client lost a million euros. "I believe they were waiting to cash my cheque," he told Monaco Today

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 19:45 | Author: Ian Brodie

Building firm ceases to trade

MONACO BUSINESS, JP CONSTRUCTION: A building company registered in Monaco has ceased trading, leaving many clients out of pocket and very angry. JP Construction, registered at 20 blvd. Princesse Charlotte, as a Societe a Responsibilite Limitee, has laid off its workforce of about 100, many of them Polish, and no-one is working at the office it shares with another business after the company's secretary left after having to face several angry clients…

Monaco Paws - with Jupiter...

Nothing is more adorable than a perfect little puppy.  This week Monaco Paws caught up with Marika Taishoff and her new best friend, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - Jupiter.

How long have you had Jupiter?
Just about 10 days.  


Is he your first dog?
I had a poodle when I was a teenager, but not since then; I travelled too much. However, I have always been envious of my friends with dogs, so I just decided it was time to get one of my own.

Why did you choose to get a Cavalier?
They are friendly, loving, cuddly and make great companions.  They get along with everyone too.

Has your life changed since you've had Jupiter?
Yes, I've been much more social and now people stop me all the time to meet him. He has posed for photos for tourists from Australia, Germany, Russia, China, the US and UK. He seems to love the attention.

Have you starting any training with him?
The house training is going okay, and he is starting to get used to being on the lead. When I speak to him in French he seems to respond better.  We are just getting to know one another.  

Has he chewed any of your favorite shoes yet?
I gave him an old Ugg slipper and he does like to nibble on my sneakers.

How did you choose his name?
According to the breeding protocol, all dogs born in 2014 should be named something starting with the letter 'J', and the breeder I got him from was rather insistent.  I liked Jupiter because it is a symbol of justice and good fortune.  Sometimes I call him Super Juper.

What has surprised you the most about having a dog so far?
How bright they are, he is learning things so quickly.  He also just exudes pure positive energy.

Does he have any favorite places in Monaco yet?
He comes from a small village in the Var, so I think he is still in a bit of culture shock here. He is exploring a lot, but he does like to play and run around on the grassy area behind the Casino.

Marika is the Director of the MBA programme at the International University of Monaco.

Interview by Siri Trang Khalsa and photos by Kaidi-Katariin Aksiim KAIDIPHOTOGRAPHY©. 0033640621014,,


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