One Hundred Sands here to meet
By JYOTI PRATIBHA
The Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, will meet officials of One Hundred Sands this week to discuss the delays in their casino project. Mr Sayed-Khaiyum confirmed that One Hundred Sands had paid the fine of US$100,000 per month for the delays in construction. Under the terms of the licence, One Hundred Sands will be required to pay the Fijian Government a US$100,000 penalty each month that the project remains incomplete, beginning October 1, last year. In December 2011, One Hundred Sands wasgranted Fiji’s first-ever exclusive casino licence. It was to build a five-star luxury casino resort on Denarau Island, in partnership with the Snoqualmie Tribe from the US. The groundbreaking ceremony for this US$290 million project was held in April, 2012, on Denarau Island.Last year the company acquired new land for the casino outside Denarau. The opening of the casino was set for October last year. To date there has been no construction.