One Hundred Sands plans to appeal a High Court ruling

One Hundred Sands Limited plans to appeal a High Court ruling in favor of the government’s decision to revoke the casino company’s license.

In February, the Fiji government revoked the 15-year exclusive gaming license it had issued to the One Hundred Sands casino resort project in 2011, after several delays. The company then applied for a judicial review but the High Court said the Attorney General’s decision to revoke the licence was legally correct, justified and followed correct procedure, according to Radio NZ.

One Hundred Sands’ lawyer Devanesh Sharma says he is seeking leave to appeal that decision and is waiting for a court date.

Sharma says his client is particularly concerned about the procedures used to cancel the license and believes a judicial review is justified.

The $290 million project was supposed to have been operational in 2013 and accumulated $1.1 million in fines imposed by the government after failing to get off the ground.