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Villagers, Bhindi Brothers To Talk With Lawyers

Further talks will be conducted this week regarding a row over the development of the old Tamavua Village site. Spokesperson for the Rokodurucoko clan of Tamavua village, Kaminieli Tunisau, said
30 Jan 2017 11:00
Villagers, Bhindi Brothers To Talk  With Lawyers
Development Dispute . Photo: Vilimoni Vaganalau

Further talks will be conducted this week regarding a row over the development of the old Tamavua Village site.

Spokesperson for the Rokodurucoko clan of Tamavua village, Kaminieli Tunisau, said they met with their lawyer yesterday.

This is after development at the site was stopped by the landowners last week. They claimed the area developed was within their old boundary.

Mr Tunisau has confirmed that a meeting will take place again today with representative from the Fiji Museum.

“As of now we will continue to halt development and we will be watching over the site until a resolution is made,” Mr Tunisau said.

“Our main concern is the sale of the land to the developers in the first place during our forefather’s era, and we want a thorough investigation to be carried out,” he said.

He said they could not blame the developers, Bhindi Brothers, since they were just following paperwork and procedures of the site in question.

“We are now preparing to put an injunction as well,” he said.

Mr Tunisau said they would approach the Land Ministry and the iTaukei Land Trust Board on the matter.

When contacted yesterday, general manager of Bhindi Brothers, Sagar Dhanji, said they would also be in talks with their lawyers.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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