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Resort Owner Denies Claims 

The very first thing that we did was we got hold of the person that was in charge of the area and we informed them of what was happening.
16 Jun 2021 16:06
Resort Owner Denies Claims 
Blue West Villas.

Blue West Villas owner, Craig Delamare denied claims made by the villagers along the Coral Coast who staged a protest on Monday.

The village members claimed that there were no consultations done regarding the request made by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services a few days ago in setting the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort and Blue West Villas in Maui Bay as quarantine facilities.

Mr Delamare said it was a lie and that they have been doing ongoing consolations through their Facebook page and with village leaders.

“The very first thing that we did was we got hold of the person that was in charge of the area and we informed them of what was happening,” he said.

“We couldn’t do open public consultation because we were not allowed to do the gathering.

“If anybody said that we weren’t doing consultation and we were not interested in what the villager says, that is absolutely a lie.

“We have been transparent and announced everything on Facebook. If we didn’t put the message out there, no one would have known what was happening.”

Furthermore he said they were totally responsible for the safety of the people.

“We don’t want Sigatoka hospital to become another CWM and that was the biggest reason for us to be socially responsible. An actual fact that the very people that were protesting are the very people we are trying to protect.”

Meanwhile Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Dr James Fong said there was an ongoing negotiation between the authorities and the Vanua.

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