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State to appeal decision on Momi project – well what else can they do says SWM, but defer the inevitable!

March 14, 2009

Bloggers, the State has no other option but to keep appealing decisions against them because it does not have the monies. The government is almost bankrupt thanks to the pig Vore and his illegal junta. The two recent Court decision must be very worrisome for the illegal junta because sparks of independence and truthfulness seems to be lighting up the darkness. The Assessors finding the 9 men guilty of manslaughter too speaks of moral courage in light of Fiji’s current political disaster. The Assessors must have been intimidated, but they still were unanimous to find these 9 men guilty, which must be sending a very strong signal to the illegal junta, that the people of Fiji are still standing up for truth and justice, despite being intimidated and subdued with the gun! These are signs of ‘civil disobedience’ within the law! Keep up the struggle ragone!!!


The State will appeal the decision of the High Court in Lautoka that ordered for the payment of road construction costs to Matapo Ltd, the developers of the multi-million dollar Momi hotel project.

Justice Gwen Philips handed down her decision last Friday and ruled in favour of the Momi developers after a row between the two parties regarding the construction of the road leading to the hotel site.

However, the Attorney General’s Chambers has described the judgement “plain wrong in law and fact”.

And interim AG Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has indicated the State would definitely appeal this decision.

He said the State would also apply for a stay in the execution of the judgement.

He said the State maintained that its obligation to pay the costs of the road construction at Momi Bay only arose upon practical completion of the hotel and following certification by the Public Works Department that the construction was in accordance with necessary designs and the agreement.

“The agreement with the developer was that the State would pay for the construction of the road only after the hotel was completed,” Sayed-Khaiyum said.

He said the State intended to fully honour its commitment to pay the costs of the construction of the road to Matapo, but after the completion of the hotel construction.

“As of today, we still have no hotel,” Sayed-Khaiyum said.

An application for leave to appeal and a stay on the judgement will be filed on Monday.

The Momi Bay development is one of the largest integrated tourist ventures in Fiji with a total project value of $255 million, which will involve the development of a 250 room five star hotel, a nine-hole golf course and a golf club house.

However, the project has been struggling since early 2007 due to lack of funding and other issues.


9 Comments leave one →
  1. Mark Manning permalink
    March 14, 2009 10:30 AM

    And the truth shall set yee free !

  2. daini devito permalink
    March 14, 2009 12:29 PM

    Io, the way that hideously compressed, shrieky, pilinisese Fiona keeps appealing everywhere and anywhere (so too bilari obvious eh), just to outdo every imagined loss of face, speaks volumes of the sh..t arsey syndrome. Woilei to the swollen, oversized-head pilinisese, be kind to youself and get a “real life” or beta you go hang your hairy beary arse as u like to do from oreilly’s pole.

  3. Mark Manning permalink
    March 15, 2009 4:10 AM

    Back to the stone age :-
    The Frank and his cronies must be getting scared to be using such childish tactics .

  4. Danni Devito permalink
    March 15, 2009 5:21 AM

    Yeah, the compressed, oversized-head desparado drama qween, Plinicess Fiona will appeal everywhere and anywhere. You see, its just the nature of the short-arsed bitch-beast. But thank GOD evriwan can see right thru the drowning rat’s cheap little acts of attention.

  5. Peace Pipe permalink
    March 15, 2009 7:43 AM

    Pip squeak iag iarse is up to his usual tactic. When a judgement is not in his favour he cries like a baby and appeals against the ruling. He knows that in the Appeals court he got his puppets sitting in there who will make judgements in his favour. Just as he did in the Charter farter injunction and lowering of the retirement age rulings. Just goes to show the court is highly compromised and overruled by the ig. This arseh^&* of an iag should be terminated immediately and make our lives a bit more bearable. He must not spared when things normalise. He is very much an important part of this most disastrous coup and is therefore personally responsible.

  6. March 16, 2009 6:43 AM

    Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has proved himself such an accomplished liar on so many occasions that it is difficult to tell where the truth lies in this issue.

    But, for the time being, we at FDN are prepared to go along with the decision handed down by Justice Gwen Phillips.

    After all, she heard all the evidence, including the facts relating to the regime’s claims that it has no obligation to pay the costs of road construction at Momi Bay until the completion of the hotel.

    So, why on earth would Justice Phillips have ruled as she did if she did not have good legal reason?

    On this basis, we agree with other bloggers that the real reason for Sayed-Khaiyum’s shrill cries of protest is that he knows that the regime has emptied the national coffers to the point that it cannot meet its contractual obligations.

    We know about the massive over-spending and over-budgeting by the RFMF and we know that cuts of up to 50 per cent have been made to ministries’ budgets.

    Now that Sayed-Khaiyum has made it clear that he and his criminal cronies in the illegal regime are not happy with the court’s decision, we strongly suggest to Justice Phillips that she immediately check her home and motor vehicle insurance policies to confirm they cover, respectively, arson and criminal damage.

  7. Corruption Fighter permalink
    March 16, 2009 7:11 AM

    The Illegal regime is broke. The signs are all there but we know they will not admit this because the very foundation of the regime is falsehood.

    We were told that there was going to be a clean up, Operation Sasamaki, but it’s clear that hasn’t happened. Instead we have the self-crowned PM for life awarding himself backpay of $180,000 and a Minister for Finance sacking everyone he needed to at FIRCA, to make sure his tax files were cleaned up.

    The regime has put out all sorts of figures about record tax collections, but these are sure to be riddled with lies FIRCA under the criminal regime leadership have probably included estimates of what they think they are owed, knowing full well that they will not be collected.

    The desire to get out of paying the Momi Bay developers is just another example of attempts at cheating. If the road is finished why should the Government not pay? Eye Arse knows very well that attempting to welsh on the deal will damage the credibility of the regime with investors, so he must be flat broke to even try.

    Now all the talk of cutting ministry budgets. Translated from regime speak that means that they’re running out of money fast.

  8. Keep The Faith permalink
    March 16, 2009 11:45 AM

    The Momi project was funded by FNPF i.e. you and me.

    Apart from costs now owed to Matapo for the still to be visualised roads, there are bound to also be costs owed to them for defaulting on building agreements as bound by contract, which I am sure all lead to some major reneging on the IIG’s part — thanks to Felix Anthony and his fcuk-ups there.

    GPH still remains the Ops centre for the green goons despite the wonderful marble plaque declaring it to be the next best thing to sliced bread in Suva.

  9. FreeFIJI permalink
    March 17, 2009 12:25 AM

    To all the members of the military we need to stop this cowardly act against civilian like attack on Netani Rika and Attar Sign to all the members of SWM who have some information can you please supply the names of the cell that is doing the rounds.So we may published them on the blogs.
    This needs to stop we can trace this right up to the top level we have some ideas who’s involve…

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