19 Dec 2016

Fiji land laws imposed on foreign owners

From , 6:03 am on 19 December 2016

A Fiji economics professor says the imposition of retrospective laws on foreign landowners sends a signal that Fiji is not a safe place to invest.

But a real estate agent says Fiji is open for business and the changes will help weed out offshore speculators who did little to assist development.

Jo O'Brien reports.

Methodist church in Nadi, Fiji.

Hefty fines or imprisonment are possible under retrospective laws on foreign landowners if they do not build a house worth $US120,000 within two years. Photo: RNZI / Johnny Blades