22 Nov 2010

Fiji's interim government aims to reassure business after latest deportation

7:33 pm on 22 November 2010

Fiji's information ministry says it's hoping to put to rest concerns about doing business in Fiji at a forum in Fiji this weekend.

The Permanent Secretary for Information, Sharon Smith-Johns, says she wants to reassure investors following last week's deportation of Fiji Water executive David Roth.

She says she and other government representatives are expecting questions about the affair at the two day Fiji Australia and New Zealand Pacific Business Forum in Sigatoka.

"I've said that the issue with David Roth was between David Roth and the government and not Fiji Water and the business. It's good to be able to reassure overseas investors, local investors and local business that it was between a person and the government not the business."

Fiji's Permanent Secretary for Information Sharon Smith-Johns says Commodore Frank Bainimarama may elaborate further on Mr Roth's departure on his return from China.

The interim Prime Minister is due back in Fiji at the end of the week.