Landowning units receive royalties

Nawailevu villager Ame Mata extends his house with new building materials purchased from the bauxite royalty payment. Picture: SERAFINA SILAITOGA

TWO landowning units of bauxite mining in Bua have been paid their royalty payments of $553,830.52 respectively. However, the mataqali Naicobo of Nawailevu Village are entitled to $1.02 million since mining operations started in 2012, while mataqali Naita of Votua Village should be paid $23,000. But because of inconsistencies with records held with the commercial […]

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