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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Questions about casino developer's Nukudrau resort plans

NUKUDRAU RESORT: Lots still being sold.

Larry Claunch
One Hundred Sands investor Larry Claunch has won the rights to develop Fiji's first casino but what has happened to his much touted plans for Nukudrau Island?

Claunch revealed in 2008 he was planning a five star hotel on the 19 hectare island in Savusavu Bay but locals say the Nukudrau project still looks like an unfinished kids playground, and it's why there are no photos of the resort.
The American investor was last night awarded the exclusive licence to build a $290 million casino on Denarau Island plus a smaller one in Suva, beating 50-odd other international hopefuls.

The Denarau casino is expected to have 500 slot machines and 54 tables, and generate more than 800 jobs and millions for the economy.

But just three years ago, Claunch revealed detailed plans for Nukudrau: 24 oceanfront villas, a marina, cultural centre, a Fijian village that would involve traditional activities for tourists, a swimming pool, a jetty and an area out at sea for seaplanes to land. (see Utube link below).

There has been little progress and sources say lots are still on sale for about $USD900,000. 

Nearby locals are also still waiting for promised jobs. In a Fiji Times story in 2008 titled $70m Saviour, Claunch said nearby villagers from Viani and Nasinu in the district of Natewa would be considered first for employment. 

Yet this is being said: "If Larry cant deliver a $70million project, how will he deliver a $290 million one?"

There has been some curiosity about who is behind One Hundred Sands with some believing the company is new to these shores. Claunch has, in fact, been here for some time, buying Nukudrau in 2001. 

The Native American Indian connection Frank Bainimarama has been talking up is explained by Claunch as thus: "One Hundred Sands has taken care to strategically partner with the Snoqualmie Tribe from Washington state and Seventh Generation, a Native American company with demonstrated excellence establishing new casinos and affiliate entities around the world while maintaining the integrity of the environment and supplementing - not supplanting - the existing economy."
Claunch's link to the illegal attorney general, Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, is well-documented and has stood him in good stead. Locals remember him flying Khaiyum in and out of Savusavu regularly in 2008.

Yesterday at the announcement for the casino licence, Claunch urged others to take a chance on Fiji just as he did but noted it's important to know how things are done.

"I think understanding Fiji is very very important and everything that is happening in Fiji is relatively new especially a casino and alot of things and if you dont know how that impacts Fiji, you wont be able to promote your business, so just come and understand. I lived up north for several years before we even got involved in this so it's understanding how it will impact Fiji so come, it's a wonderful place, there's alot of opportunities here and it's a wonderful place to do business." 


$70m saviour: Larry Claunch's 2008 story
http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=103803

Nukudrau resort promo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh_-OlvJjqI

64 comments:

Another foreign investor. said...

This article completely overlooks the fact that the market for Nukudrau and many other projects in Fiji has evaporated due to the coup. It is 'on hold'as a result. A substantial investment has already been made. If investors get this sort of trteatment it is no wonder that no investment is forthcoming to Fiji.

Anonymous said...

Another pie in the sky.Lets hope this plan pens out?

Robin Hood. said...

This will be another Frank-aiy fail venture...but it won't be a disaster to their bank accounts as to the amount of kickbacks they recieve from this unknown company.

Robin Irwin said...

Larry Claunch - Nukudrau

That is a most misinformed article about Larry Claunch and Nukudrau. It shows how little people on Viti Levu know about what is going on in the North.

Larry Claunch has invested heavily in the North. The projects he is involved in have gone 'on hold' because of the slump in the real estate market due to the Fiji coup culture and exacerbated by the world economic situation. That is a sensible business decision.

It is to his credit that he is still prepared to invest in Fiji. He is a good person as can be vouched for by the associated villagers.

It is no wonder investors have serious reservations on investing in Fiji when such attitudes exist.

I hope 'Fiji Investment' will weigh in heavily in his support.

2naDA said...

Will FNPF funds be involved in this project just like others since Bai's illegal regime ? Casinos attract underworld rejects. Fiji will regret consequences.

Anonymous said...

One simply needs to google Larry claunch and all hits point him back to Fiji. No mention of his previous casino experience. Only other info I found was he co founded Holiday Retirement Corporation. Looks like money talked and blinded FB from digging too much into this guy.

This development will simply bring the wrong crowd to Fiji. They go to casino with dream to make quick buck. 1 in 1000 have happy ending. How can the Christian people of Fiji allow this. We live on an island. Isolated from all the wrong and bad things from other countries. Let's take full responsibility for what we allow in because once it's here it going to be difficult to get rid of it.

Snake Eyes said...

Is this a case of another 'acolyte' investor being bailed out by Frank and Aiyaz?

K tappoopoopoo said...

You cannot keep the underworld out of casino's. This also attract prostitution racketing. Good luck Fiji. You can no longer say "the way the world should be!"

Fiji Loyal said...

@Robin Irwin Good intentions are okay but it sounds like Larry hasn't delivered on earlier project: what is happening with the casino plan that is different and therefore guaranteed to succeed? Is the answer: government bailout?

Kia Ora said...

If I'm right Larry and One Hundred Sands was alwasy the frontrunner. Wasn't their media coverage of Larry earlier tipping the Native American Indian consortium? I ask then: why did Frank choose Larry when he could've gone with Sky City in NZ, for example an outfit that has proven track in making money out of people. Especially indigeous people Maori, Islanders and Asians?

Robin Irwin said...

Fiji Loyal I cannot comment on the casino decisions. I only know the situation at Nukudrau.

Anonymous said...

@Amonymous 8:19 AM

Quote ""How can the Christian people of Fiji allow this. We live on an island. Isolated from all the wrong and bad things from other countries"". Unquote.

Well, the isolation and christianity certainly has not protected Fiji from wrong and bad things so far has it !

Anonymous said...

Does Bainimarama and the people of Fiji know that Larry was and is a client of Nur Bano of BDO. Larry has been a very close friend of Bano and she has been his accountant and representatitve in Fiji. What is happening to this country. cant the prime minister of this country realise that he is being used. i am just getting sick of the people running this country. how much Bano got for getting his friend Larry the licence to establish a casino.

Taukei. said...

@ Robin Irwin.

Your post displays how little you understand about those (Taukei) around you.

Natewa is not Vanua Levu - Vanua Levu is not Viti.
This brazen attempt to divide & rule traditional Taukei via Natewa stands about as much chance of success as the place actually being built.

A Q you may consider asking any local Taukei friends up there in the North.
Would Ratu Naqama & entourage be allowed in? Ever bothered undertaking (researcing) how that other great developement down South at Yaqara (in Fiji's Big Island) is coming along? Vinaka.

Taukei. said...

@ Ki Ora.
We respect you - you respect us.

Overwhelming majority of Taukei are against a Casino in Viti - especially not under these terms.
How do you think Maori's in NZ would react if they were denied admittance into local Casino's because of their ethnic origins?
Viti is not a new dumping ground for overseas slot machine manaufactures or a playground for fly by night Beachcombers. Vinaka.

mark manning said...

Fiji is a wonderful place to do business if your well connected, don't have to pay your taxes and are using someone else's money to invest with.
A Casino can never supplement anything it simply syphons money from and already failing economy and decimates the Community further.
Where Australia is seeking to control gambling in its Clubs because of the damage it does to problem gamblers and their families, Fiji's Regime is making it available to all and sundry.
Perhaps the dumb-arse RFMF boys will be tempted to start gambling all their illgotten gains and will end up as the next street kids of Fiji.
Perhaps that's one way to end this silly coup.

Merry Christmas.

Robin Irwin said...

Fiji Loyal. I repeat my earlier comment. "The Nukudrau project Larry Claunch is involved in has gone 'on hold' because of the slump in the real estate market due to the Fiji coup culture and exacerbated by the world economic situation. That is a sensible business decision".

He has delivered but the market is not there for him and other investors in Fiji due to Fiji and world factors.

Joker said...

The regime can only attract con artists like themselves trying to make a qick buck.

Anonymous said...

How will they monitor locals do not go to Casino.
I am totally against gambling. I predict over time, locals will be allowed.
Then wevwill have more social issues and this addiction is more dangerous than smoking.
The Church and all religious organisations should stand up .
So far i had supported the Regime, but this Caino sh..t is just not on.
Expect more family breakdowns, burglary / theft as the addicts look for money to gamble.

Anonymous said...

How will they monitor locals do not go to Casino.
I am totally against gambling. I predict over time, locals will be allowed.
Then wevwill have more social issues and this addiction is more dangerous than smoking.
The Church and all religious organisations should stand up .
So far i had supported the Regime, but this Caino sh..t is just not on.
Expect more family breakdowns, burglary / theft as the addicts look for money to gamble.

Anonymous said...

Fiji is known as people trafficing hub and soon after casino is built it will be known as a place where criminals can come launder their money. Maybe that is Frank and ASK plan to do, clean their money.

Anonymous said...

Fiji is known as people trafficing hub and soon after casino is built it will be known as a place where criminals can come launder their money. Maybe that is Frank and ASK plan to do, clean their money.

Bisun said...

How can Larry deliver the 290M deal if he can't deliver 70M project in vanualevu?
First Larry will have to borrow a coupla millions from some rich americans to start off the biz then he'll payoff the loans and casino will grow to it's desired target once it rolls. That's what Larry's hoping, or will it be another white elephant like the ones in vanualevu. And I wonder what's Frank's cut on that deal.

Anonymous said...

How much of the Casino output is going into paying charity for poverty? How much is going to go into fake donations to sporting activities but shifted away into Aiaz nad Frank and the goons bank accounts instead (offshore?///)

Boy this gaming machine business must not start until Elections are over so not much money is there going into the pockets.....

If Fiji was corrupt before...wait and see These casono's will be new FDB and NBF for the new breed of Mafia politicians.

Military will be much stronger to control Govt's now as the military council goods will be well looked after by the black money!!!!

Are we progressing or regressing???

Thank you Qarase & Chaudhry & those Chiefs who were controlling Qarase and SDL by their balls.

You added the pressure on military and everyone is fucked now as new Communist Fiji is being born......

jackie chan said...

@Anon 8.19AM
QUote: "How can the Christian people of Fiji allow this."

First of all it is not a matter of christians allowing it. Christians are not the dictators of everyone in fiji, just like hindus are not the dictators of everyone in fiji.

Secondly, if they prohibit locals from entering the casinos, then locals will not be affected negatively. On the other hand, the income from taxes will feed the poor, pay for your kids education, build roads, etc.

A gun or knife is not bad on its own, but you can kill people with it. In the same way, A casino is not bad on its own. If we can prevent the social problems, we can all benefit.

Nur Bano Ali said...

We should be careful of what we adopt. Our core values are essentially Christian with tolerance for others.Casinos are not deemed conducive to maxmising happiness in our community.It brings about human tragedy, crime, and a corrosive impact to our already fragile socio-economic condition.Certainly, it only benefits the rich and those poor people who falsely think it is a shortcut to wealth.

But the people of Fiji were not consulted. In fact, historically we have always been resistant to casinos.But since we have an illegal regime that is conducting nation state affairs without our endorsement, this has come about. It is typical of the calous manner in which we the people of Fiji have been treated by these rogues who are masquerading as the executive authority of Fiji.

This was an illegal decision, and and undesirable outcome for the nation of Fiji.Ena qai vakaraitaka ga ko gauna.

Wake up Viti said...

The fact that Fiji people will not be allowed into the casino is in itself a huge controversy. The regime is treating them like children who can't be responsible for themselves and inn essence is suggesting they need saving from themselves. That's rich coming from illegal government.

Vonivate Driu said...

Suspect investors now realise that right now, it is free for all. You do your own things to make money in this current situation. When things go normal again, wind up and run.

Anonymous said...

Well done Bai, lots of jobs will be created, great work.

Anonymous said...

In all reality the only ones that would be able to control who exactly enters and uses the facilities of a casino would be the casino management itself.

Options are selective membership, short term membership as part of hotel package, entrance fees and decisions made by door staff etc. Casinos are selective about their clientel in the same way that certain clubs are.

If it's going to be legal to gamble in a licensed casino it should be legal for anyone to do apart from those underage.

As for the negative affects of gambling on society I would suspect there's more damage done from the affects of drinking by those that abuse it than the abusers of gambling.

Anonymous said...

The tender process did not meet internationally acceptable standards ie the process was corrupt.
Yes - continue the clean up imbeciles what a farkin joke,,,,,
anyway,,,,zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Anonymous said...

How about developing Nukulau resort for Baiass and his piglets? Robin Irwin can be the manager.

JB said...

@Jackie Chan

Another head buried deep in the asshole!

There is no good point to support the gambling business. Period!

Get your head out and see the real world. The casino will breed illegal activities and introduce social problems the scale of which has never been seen in Fiji!

So Jackie...you maybe from a different planet but get this into your thick head-Gambling will create new social problems for the country whether the proceeds from the business will fund government activities or not!

Anonymous said...

Robin Irwin knows all about flunkie projects. He is well qualified to speak on this but only as a flunky.
Claunch is a con man with connections. Seems to be the way to go in Fiji.

Anonymous said...

Well Let's see folks,

The issue of licence is illegal in the US perspective, because the issuant is not a legal person. And this Jim Casino guy is so nutty that he could not understand the situation hia in Fiji. So, the US Banks will simply say no to his funds transfer or Loans because the legality of his licence is not strong enough to be recognised in the US. to China yes, because the jing chowa people are so nice with multiple sharp hooks in the heart.

i find this Jim Casino just another damn liar and fraudster. sa maqosa la na vakasalusalutaki o rabaku.

moce Jo
moce Jim

Anonymous said...

A S Khaiyum says.....

Well Fiji, my govt is here to make some black money, we don't care about you Christians. Casino or nothing.

We choose what comes and goes full stop.

Even if the casino project means more prostitution, we will go ahead. This will mean more jobs for our military officers to keep a tab on prostitutes and hurl them to the barracks for fitness. This will keep the army busy and earn their wages rather than doing nothing but paid by tax payers.

Fiji needs money, so that's out focus.

Anonymous said...

Ok a casino in Fiji...wow. Vinaka Bainimarama, lailai beka na dravudravua sa tu qo I Viti.

Anonymous said...

Why do I feel a lot jealousy in all of this. fFrank and team have achieved a lot more than what many of us thought he could. I am in Fiji from NZ for Xmas and am hearing very positive feedback from orfdinarly men and women of Fiji. People fully support Frank and team ; Fijian or Indian.

I don't think the likes of SDL would have been able to achieve so much as wha Frank has. sdL was tainted by the likes of Ken zinck whose drunkard was a hallmark of the SDL govt. RIp SDL.

Anonymous said...

Pl.do not use the church or christians as their names are tarnished and were pro coup which has brought about the disgrace in Fiji. What Fiji needs is the economic prosperity so it can flow on to the people.

Anonymous said...

How long does Bainimarama think he is gonna be in power, these investors should relise that once there is a change in government that the casino will be closed down. They should be told your ivestment is doomed to failure.

Anonymous said...

Ok Guys who cares about who is going to build the Casino? What a bunch of wieners? If you're afraid that your sister,daughter or mom might get trapped in the new business than slap the heck out of them now, before the new business comes in? Listen up buddy-this freight- train ain't stopping for nothing?Mr Khaiyum has laid down the law; and if you want to be on that train, then you'd better be on it when it stop at the right terminal,or you can just forget all about it???Hey, theres always a price to be paid when you bring in new ideas, new people, new business, new work, new money, new animal,new pussies etc,etc. OMG... if you want to be godly,then it might be better for you to kill yourself and forget about living here in the planet of the living?
FRANKIE...

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 10:20
You living there in a country under Democracy and you say things are positive under this Dictatorship.
People being physically abused and murdered and you call that "positive".
You must have a sick sense of humour.
People are not allowed to question the Dictatorship or challenge their PER.
Whreas in NZ you can question how your money is being spent by the govt.
We can't.
And you call that "positive"
Are you trying to be funny or are you so ignorant there in New Zealand?
Haven't you read the statistics that there is now increased poverty since this illegal thugs took over.
How about you give some money to this poor Indian lady from Nadi who has to come all the way to Suva to beg in the streets there :

http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=189074

-Valataka ana Dina.

Anonymous said...

Anon @10.20pm. Are you for real asshole? You stay in NZ so you know jack shit about goes on in Fiji. I guess it depends on who you talk to, but the bottom line is, it's farked in Fiji.

Anonymous said...

Casino should have been decided by people of Fiji not Frankie and his dancing girls. This is very point in Fiji and should have and could have waited until election. But then election is never going to happen!

Anonymous said...

Sa dina 10.20pm.

Jackie Jan said...

@JB

LOL are your opinions so weak that you have to use insults and personal attacks to support them?
Typical SDL goon, bulldozing his way and attacking anyone who has a different opinion.

No worries, I can come down to your level.

You pretend that you know so much about this world, and about gambling.. tell me, where did you get your expertise from, khaas khabre from around the grog bowl?

You say that gambling will bring about the destruction of Fiji eh? I call bullshit! Fiji already has a long track record of gambling. Grants Waterhouse has been operating for ages. Also, just about everyone in Fiji, including your kids and church pastor have spent money on the vodafone and digicel lotteries that take place daily... text mai, text mai, vutusona!

Despite that, I have not seen any wholesale destruction of Fiji. Sure a few idiots spend more than they afford to and waste their money, but such is life.

Just because you don't like something, don't try and prevent others from accessing it, ok. If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen.

Smoking causes a multitude of deaths daily, leaving families without their mother or father. This is a daily tragedy, yet you have no problem with it. The church has no problem with it. Yet when a casino appears on the horizon, you want to stop the people of fiji from reaping its benefits. Get lost, you blaary dictators, you are worse than the military goons. At least they are consisten and open and honest about their agenda.

Night said...

I realize now, that most of the posters here are overseas...

We have had legal gambling in Fiji for many years now...

And since when have the ordinary citizens had a voice on what those elected representatives do once they are in?
Yes they promise the world pre election hello where is the follow through?
For you people living in democratic Aussie Julia Gillard just gave herself a $200,000 pay rise! what can YOU do about it...NOTHING, ZERO fark fanning???
When the tax breaks come in next year Fiji will once again lead the world 99% of Fijians will not pay income tax.
As for inflation a loaf of bread costs 90 cents here at your local shop in Australia it's $5.50 or $10 Fijian at the local shop for a loaf of bread!!
Frank is by no means perfect but come on Fiji has been robbed by follyticians for decades
Police have beaten confessions out of people here for decades the difference is before it was only ordinary people


Pls enlighten me on the last national referendum took place cos I missed it. "Prostitution will be next" lol we have had prostitution here for decades.

Anonymous said...

ANON 8.19. Wrong and bad things not here yet wow you must be living in a time warp or something. Lets see prostitution been here since the birth of Fiji. Alcohol abuse we got it mate, Adultery, premarital sex, rape,gay sex, pornography,child abuse,drug abuse, coups, abuse of office corruption murder, theft,racial hatred, nepotism, gang rape,gambling, secret sex groups or swingers if you want to call them that all exist in Fiji. Most of the above are visible and the results of which we read about in the papers every day however some activities that are hidden but its their in face none the less if you look hard enough.Please wake up. Some folks in this country live in a world of denial as if Fiji is gods paradise. It is not and it is getting worst. The fact is we are living in a global village now and their is nothing we can do about it as the problems of the world catch up to us.We can only protect ourselves and loved ones by educating and understanding.
Casinos in a country like ours with limited revenue sources is a necessary evil. It is no better then the internet for instance which can be used for tremendous good as well as things that are morally wrong and sometimes criminally wrong as well.
The church groups have never studied our budget and and the revenue sources of government. We all want good roads , hospitals and the best government services and yet we never wonder were the money will come from. No one gives alternatives all we do is criticize. Government does not have a tree that bears money. We need to increase our revenue sources and Casinos if managed properly will be a good revenue earner for government.

Anonymous said...

The more the current interim government do for the benefits of fijians living in Fiji, the more the huffing and puffing of the so called disgraceful bloggers in the blog. It would be to the benefit for the government to do better and better so that the huffing and puffing of the bloggers go worst and worst and some may die of heart attacks. It would be sad as these lot will not see the new dawn in 2014. God bless Fiji and it's people.

mark manning said...

I heard yesterday from a neighbour here in Sydney, that Fiji Water is all but ruined.
And he was Italian, so that should give you some indication of the Investment potential in Fiji right now. Frank and Aiyaz aren't fooling anyone, except themselves and a few in the RFMF.

Bob Lee Swagger said...

PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT THIS OPPRESSIVE REGIME FROM OVERSEAS SHOULD PUT THEIR MONEY WHERE THERE MOUTH IS AND COME LIVE UNDER THIS DICTATORSHIP SO YOU CAN ENJOY IT TOO.

Frankie said...

Anon@4.44am..get your head out of Bai's black ass and clear your head and face of all that shit before commenting. It is a known fact that casinos attract money laundering,and if this venture goes ahead, Bai's Chinese criminals will prosper.

Reiterating, get your head out of Bais ass.

Frankie said...

Anon@4.44am..get your head out of Bai's black ass and clear your head and face of all that shit before commenting. It is a known fact that casinos attract money laundering,and if this venture goes ahead, Bai's Chinese criminals will prosper.

Reiterating, get your head out of Bais ass.

Anonymous said...

Frankie...sorry for pulling you off
your confort zone-Bai's a-s-s.Wasn't trying to be a smart a-s-s
but rather pushed the wieners to a
new level? I really don't see any
new problem,but new benefits,new
opportunities,new wealth? Like i
had said: if you're concerns about
problems with our women folks,hey
look they're more smarter then both of us, they adapt to changes more faster than anyone under the sun? Trust me, they'll adapt to new
technology faster than you can?I'm
saying; bring it on! We need to experienced what the rest of the world has been enjoying for the past century(s)!!!

Anonymous said...

If Fiji Island residents fully understood why this partnership with the Snoqualmie Tribe from Washington is a crazy idea they would squash it immediately.

First the Snoqualmie Tribe is not able to financially afford new debt on top current debt. In 2007 they borrowed $385 million dollars to build their current casino. Since opening day Seattle area gamblers have stayed away from visits because they discovered the payouts from the casino were not in line with others in the area. Additional debt will once again erase profits made available to tribal members. In this tribe whenever voting tribal members perceive tribal leaders are personally benefitting from the tribe’s casino - heads roll causing an unstable and unpredictable Tribal council.

Secondly, my business background is Tribal casino development in the US, and I have personally witnessed sales people like you are seeing today. They ALL have enticing presentations that promise hundreds of jobs, instant wealth and most devious of all - the humanitarian benefit of partnering with an unsuspecting Native American Tribe. Please understand exactly who your investors in this project are. Slick sales people must have had a pipe dream to build a casino located in your country. Apparently this person has finally found easy prey - the Snoqualmie Tribe. I guarantee one thing; owning real estate is small potatoes in comparison to investing $290 million US dollars in a foreign country where there is only 630,000 visitors per year. An extensive examination into the financial projections will prove one thing - NO CASINO anywhere in the world can repay this debt load with a comparatively small tourism market. No one really believes a destination casino that keeps nearly 100% of the money coming in is the answer to Fijis emerging economy???.

From reading previous replies local residents have been unsupportive of this current plan. It’s a kooky concept sold to a group of unsuspecting farmers posing as Snoqualmie Tribal leaders. Please vote no and stop this insane idea.

Anonymous said...

No dummies .....Nur Bano has shares and is the local Director of Larry's many companies here in Fiji. So do the math....

runningonempty said...

If Fiji Island residents fully understood why this partnership with the Snoqualmie Tribe from Washington is a crazy idea they would squash it immediately.

First the Snoqualmie Tribe is not able to financially afford new debt on top current debt. In 2007 they borrowed $385 million dollars to build their current casino. Since opening day Seattle area gamblers have stayed away from visits because they discovered the payouts from the casino were not in line with others in the area. Additional debt will once again erase profits made available to tribal members. In this tribe whenever voting tribal members perceive tribal leaders are personally benefitting from the tribe’s casino - heads roll causing an unstable and unpredictable Tribal council.

Secondly, my business background is Tribal casino development in the US, and I have personally witnessed sales people like you are seeing today. They ALL have enticing presentations that promise hundreds of jobs, instant wealth and most devious of all - the humanitarian benefit of partnering with an unsuspecting Native American Tribe. Please understand exactly who your investors in this project are. Slick sales people must have had a pipe dream to build a casino located in your country. Apparently this person has finally found easy prey - the Snoqualmie Tribe. I guarantee one thing; owning real estate is small potatoes in comparison to investing $290 million US dollars in a foreign country where there is only 630,000 visitors per year. An extensive examination into the financial projections will prove one thing - NO CASINO anywhere in the world can repay this debt load with a comparatively small tourism market. No one really believes a destination casino that keeps nearly 100% of the money coming in is the answer to Fijis emerging economy???.

From reading previous replies local residents have been unsupportive of this current plan. It’s a kooky concept sold to a group of unsuspecting farmers posing as Snoqualmie Tribal leaders. Please vote no and stop this insane idea.

Anonymous said...

Anon@7:75 well, if you get your head off the way, than maybe someone get get their head in?I always say if you can be responsible than don,t do it?

Anonymous said...

Anon @9.01am, for a start, there is no time such as 7.75 you idiot. I think you're too far up Bai's ass you've lost touch with time.

Anonymous said...

anon 3.09 i agree with you anon 9.01 must be from bai's planet......anon 9.01 you go suck aiyas........

Anonymous said...

Anon@309&3.38...Ok guys, a little
respect to the two smart people-Bai&Khaiyum who
are trying to change Fijian attitudes? accept the changes and
whatever you say or do, it aint going to change nothing. The Casino
is coming to Fiji? Theres always the Boat&airplane if you're ticked
off at the PM or AG.NZ or Aussie is a nice place for you?

Anonymous said...

anon 4.42 of cause yes we will go to aussie and nz once this country is farked.....

Anonymous said...

Sa rui levu na viavia self-rightous. Fiji is no different from the other morally corrupt countries

Anonymous said...

Anon@4.42pm. Mate you're too far up Bai's ass you've completely gone nuts. Pull your head out of his ass and play with his peanuts, because you'll get peanuts if you grease.