22 Nov 2006

Second Fiji businessman faces explosives charges

9:06 am on 22 November 2006

A second Fiji businessman has been charged with inciting people to destroy Nadi International Airport with explosives after the Chaudhry government came to power.

He is the former chairman of the state-owned Fiji Development Bank and former top civil servant, Navitalai Naisoro.

Mr Naisoro is alleged to have incited Josaia Waqabaca, Jioji Bakoso and Savenaca Tomasi to bomb Nadi Airport in 1999.

He has pleaded not guilty

Mr Naisoro has been released on bail of $600-US dollars, ordered to surrender his travel documents and report to the Nadi Police Station twice a week.

Last Friday, the sacked managing director of Strategic Air Services Limited and brother of treason convict Josefa Nata, Watisoni Nata, was charged with the same offences.