Sunday, July 27, 2008
Natadola Golf Course
In my recent visit to Sanasana I stood up on top of the hill and looked towards the sea and also looked down towards the area under development. I can picture that it is going to be the most beautiful golf club and hotel in Fiji. The beach is rated seventh in the best beaches in the world. It's a great pity that there has been so much trouble in the development and abotu Vijay Singh's name on the golf course.
(taken from a Fiji newspaper)
Resort halts Vijay Singh adverts
The Natadola Bay Resort Limited has ceased all advertising that included international golfer Vijay Singh or his designs. Chairman Felix Anthony said NBRL had withdrawn all advertising which included Mr Singh's image or name and designs.
High Court judge Jiten Singh last week ruled that NBRL could no longer use the name of the international golfer in any promotional work for the Natadola Bay resort project.
He also ruled that NBRL, a subsidiary company of the Fiji National Provident Fund, stop using drawings and specifications under a design agreement with International Management Design Incorporated and International Management Golf Services Incorporated.
IMDI is a company that specialises in the design of golf courses.
It had entered into a design agreement on August 20, 2004 with Natadola Land Holdings Limited for the Natadola project.
IMG had entered into a golf course management agreement with NHL on November 29,200.
IMG is the manager of Fiji's international star golfer Vijay Singh.
However the Natadola Marine Resort website still carried images of Vijay Singh and public relations material from 2002 to January last year.
Mr Singh cancelled his design contract for the championship golf course on April 17, last year