13 Oct 2010

Visa problems for SPC staff in Fiji could mean relocation says Director

9:59 am on 13 October 2010

The Secretariat of the Pacific Commission says its Regional Rights Resource Team may be relocated to Vanuatu after difficulties securing visas for staff to enter Fiji.

The Director General of the SPC, Dr Jimmy Rodgers, says if the political situation in Fiji hasn't improved by the end of this year, its team will relocate to Vanuatu's Capital, Port Vila.

Dr Rodgers told Vanuatu's Foreign Minister, Joe Natuman, during the signing of an agreement to set up an SPC office in Port Vila.

There are already two Regional Rights Resource Team staffers based in Port Vila.