Freesoul case in Fiji adjourned until late June

Solevu Village on Malolo - Photo: Supplied

The case involving the Freesoul Real Estate Development on the Fijian island Malolo has been adjourned until next month.

FBC News reported this is because the Nadi Magistrate was not present to hear the case today.

Freesoul is facing charges over damage caused by construction of a resort on Malolo island after media revealed massive destruction there.

The company is charged with one count of undertaking unauthorised development.

It is also charged with a count of failure to comply with a prohibition notice under the Environment Management Act.

Under the Act, if convicted, the company and its directors face fines of up to $US345,000 or a term of imprisonment of up to10 years, or both.

The case will now be called on the 24 June.