State seeks time to file disclosures for Freesoul Company
April 26, 2019 11:24 am
The Freesoul Real Estate Development (Fiji) PTE Ltd fronted the Nadi Magistrates court today.
The company that’s alleged to have violated the Environment Management Act is charged with one count of undertaking unauthorized developments.
The company is also facing a count of failure to comply with a prohibition notice under the Environment Management Act 2005.
The State has sought time to file and serve the company with disclosures.
The Freesoul Development is alleged to have failed to comply with a Prohibition Notice issued by the Waterways and Environment Ministry in June last year.
This also includes the carrying out of development activity without an approved Environmental Impact Assessment Report.
Under the Environment Management Act, if convicted, the company and its directors face fines of up to $750,000 or a term of imprisonment of up to 10 years, or both.
The case will be called again on May 24th.