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Judge to rule on Fiji Fish Marketing Group Limited’s injunction against Cement companies
By Dhanjay Deo
Tuesday 21/03/2017

High Court Judge Justice Deepthi Amaratunga will deliver his ruling tomorrow in relation to an injunction filed by Fiji Fish Marketing Group Limited against Pacific Cement Limited and Tengy Cement Fiji Limited.

Fiji Fish Marketing Group Limited wants these companies to stop offloading the clinker from the barges in Lami.

While making submissions on behalf of Fiji Fish lawyer, Wylie Clarke told the court that they cannot sacrifice the human life and allow these two companies to operate.

He says the clinker dust will force Fiji Fish to shut down.

Clarke told the court that the offloading of the clinker from the barges is causing dust which is dangerous to food and an individual’s health.

He says these two companies should go into trucking operation.

Feizal Haniff who is representing Pacific Cement Limited and Tengy Cement Fiji Limited told the court that the evidence brought to court by Fiji Fish does not stand up to the affidavit.

He says there has been no damage to their property and there is no photograph to show Fiji Fish’s vessels and processing plants are covered with dust.

He says Pacific Cement Limited and Tengy Cement Fiji have relevant government approvals to operate.

Haniff told the court that they do not accept there is a level of dust as claimed by Fiji Fish.

He says Fiji Fish should have gone to Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji and not to court.