Bainimarama when granting exclusive license to One Hundred Sands Ltd to build a casino in Fiji: "We are not trying to imitate Las Vegas in Pacific'
In November 2000 he [Peter Foster] headed to ‘Bula Fiji’ where he was renting a $475 a night, two-bedroom villa at the Sheraton in Nadi. While the legal wrangle continued, the Australian taxpayers were paying $125 a day to keep Foster in prison and the cost of court proceedings continued to mount, running into millions. His cavalier statement sums up his impressibility: ‘You give me a bucket of mud and I’d sell it.’ Ironically, when he dived into the muddy Navua River wearing only his underpants, the Fiji police were no longer buying his story. -
Victor Lal on Australian conman Peter Foster