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Batley Opts To Leave Fiji

Former Australian High Commissioner to Fiji, James Batley, arrived into the country on Sunday, only to be told he was still persona non grata. A spokesperson from the Australian High
10 Dec 2014 09:30
Batley Opts To Leave Fiji
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Former Australian High Commissioner to Fiji, James Batley, arrived into the country on Sunday, only to be told he was still persona non grata.

A spokesperson from the Australian High Commission said: “Confirming that Mr Batley was initially refused entry into Fiji.

“He subsequently stayed in a hotel near the airport for the night and returned to Australia the following day.”

When Mr Batley arrived, he was stopped at the Nadi International Airport and told his persona non grata status would be reviewed within 48 hours.

He opted to leave the country on the next flight out.

Mr Batley was given 24 hours to leave Fiji in November 2009.

litia.cava@fijisun.com.fj

 




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