|NUKUDRAU RESORT: Lots still being sold.|
Nearby locals are also still waiting for promised jobs. In a Fiji Times story in 2008 titled $70m Saviour, Claunch said nearby villagers from Viani and Nasinu in the district of Natewa would be considered first for employment.
Yet this is being said: "If Larry cant deliver a $70million project, how will he deliver a $290 million one?"
The Native American Indian connection Frank Bainimarama has been talking up is explained by Claunch as thus: "One Hundred Sands has taken care to strategically partner with the Snoqualmie Tribe from Washington state and Seventh Generation, a Native American company with demonstrated excellence establishing new casinos and affiliate entities around the world while maintaining the integrity of the environment and supplementing - not supplanting - the existing economy."
$70m saviour: Larry Claunch's 2008 story
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