Australian surfer Navrin Fox thought he secured a piece of paradise when he bought a 99-year lease for an acre of land on one of Fiji’s popular tourist islands, Malolo, with fellow surfer Woody Jack several years ago.
- Freesoul was found guilty of violating the terms of development for its planned multi-million-dollar resort
- It was convicted on two counts of undertaking unauthorised developments and for destroying extensive parts of a reef
- Fiji’s Environment Minister says the verdict sent a clear message to international and local developers
But a phone call in 2018 from their neighbour Ratu Jonah Joseva about a Chinese resort development adjacent to their land soon found them caught up in a landmark case on…