Fiji’s first casino will now open next year

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The company behind Fiji’s first casino says the delays are over and construction of the multi-million dollar project on Denarau Island near Nadi will start in a matter of days.

The Fiji regime granted the casino license to the American company One Hundred Sands Limited in December 2011 and construction was expected to start last year.

The attorney-general Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum then extended the deadline for construction to start by the end of this month and said there would be consequences if it wasn’t.

But the owner of the company, Larry Claunch, says it was a mutual deadline and they are pleased they have been able to work through the complications associated with building a casino.

He says the first priority is to get sub-contractors on the site before they organise a main contractor.

Under the original timeline, the casino, which includes a convention centre, was due to open in October this year but Mr Claunch says that will now be mid to late next year.

By: Radio New Zealand International