Fiji Time: 3:12 AM on Thursday 29 January

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Government reviews licence

Repeka Nasiko
Thursday, June 05, 2014

THE government is looking into the licence issued to casino developer One Hundred Sands.

Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said the review had nothing to do with the lawsuit the company was facing from a former investor "but in respect to their ability to adhere to the licence per se".

"The licence and the licence adherence is a separate issue," he said.

"It's the same way if you give somebody a license to import a foreign chicken, just because they get sued by a company it does not mean that you will stop their licence.

"But in respect to their ability to adhere to the licence per se, that is something that we are looking at very closely at the moment.

"And as I have told other journalists we'll be making a statement on it in the next one week."

The lawsuit was filed by the Snoqualmie Tribe of Washington, United States, which is trying to recover $1.5million invested in the proposed $290million Denarau casino.

The tribe had filed a lawsuit on May 27 in the King County Superior Court listing One Hundred Sands Ltd chairman Larry Claunch and three of his business partners associated with the project as defendants.

Mr Claunch told this newspaper that despite their legal woes, the company remained committed to seeing the completion of the casino and resort.

He said the success of the project was their sole focus and they would not be distracted by the claims made by the Snoqualmie Tribe.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Tragic end to tour
  2. Dream come true for family
  3. Fiji rugby mourns Savai's loss
  4. Australia, Fiji to face each other again in Wellington
  5. Suspects in custody
  6. Change affects Facebook
  7. PAC concern
  8. Have a dog licence
  9. Keeping heads above water
  10. Halai set to join Wasps next season

Top Stories this Week

  1. Opposition challenges PM to walk the talk Friday (23 Jan)
  2. PM's apology to Fiji Saturday (24 Jan)
  3. Old market to turn into live fish shop Tuesday (27 Jan)
  4. Ten days time Thursday (22 Jan)
  5. FRCA terminates officers Tuesday (27 Jan)
  6. Things you didn't know about Kuridrani Monday (26 Jan)
  7. Ba retains title Monday (26 Jan)
  8. Man charged for assaulting daughter Monday (26 Jan)
  9. New-look bus station plans Tuesday (27 Jan)
  10. Tragic end to tour Wednesday (28 Jan)