29 Apr 2019

Chinese resort developer makes second appearance in Fiji court

1:50 pm on 29 April 2019

A Fijian court has adjourned the case of a controversial Chinese developer on Malolo island for another month.

Freesoul Real Estate Development has come under fire since media reports in February on its planned island resort.

Solevu Village on Malolo

Solevu Village on Malolo Photo: Supplied

The company is charged with one count of undertaking unauthorised developments, and one count of failing to comply with an environmental prohibition notice.

The Fiji Sun reports the Nadi Magistrates Court heard on Friday that Freesoul had breached an assessment and failed to comply with project orders.

The case was adjourned to 24 May for disclosures.

Last week, Fiji's government declined to say whether a probe had been launched into the detention of three New Zealand journalists who reported on Freesoul's development.

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