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Freesoul found guilty of 2 counts of undertaking unauthorized developments in Malolo

Freesoul found guilty of 2 counts of undertaking unauthorized developments in Malolo

By Shanil Singh
Friday 09/04/2021

Freesoul Real Estate Development Limited has been found guilty of two counts of Undertaking Unauthorized Developments by Suva Magistrate Seini Puamau.

They have been acquitted of one count of failure to comply with a prohibition notice.

The charges against Freesoul relate to the failure to comply with a Prohibition Notice issued by the Department of Environment in June 2018 and carrying out of resort development activity in Malolo without an approved Environmental Impact Assessment Report.

Under the Environment Management Act 2005, 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 sentence hearing will be on the 25th of May.

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Director Environment Sandeep Singh, PS Environment Joshua Wycliffe and Environment Minister Dr. Mahendra Reddy

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