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British Woman, Lydia O’Sullivan, Recommends Fiji

Ms O’Sullivan said she returned to Suva and contacted her family, friends and authorities to assure them that she was safe and well.
09 Mar 2020 10:01
British Woman, Lydia O’Sullivan, Recommends Fiji

Fiji is an amazing place to visit, 23-year-old British national, Lydia O’Sullivan said after she was found safe in Namosi.

Ms O’Sullivan said she could not recommend it enough to other travellers.

“At all times, I felt safe and cared for, especially with the local villagers at Namosi Eco Retreat,” she said.

Ms O’Sullivan was reported missing by her family in the United Kingdom when she did not contact them.

She said she could not contact her family because there was no phone signal and internet in Fiji’s Namosi highlands, where she stayed for a week.

Ms O’Sullivan said she returned to Suva and contacted her family, friends and authorities to assure them that she was safe and well.

“I feel blessed for the support from so many looking out for me, including the Fijian authorities, and can assure all that I am safe,” she said.

According to her family members, she was not in contact with them after she arrived in Nadi eight days ago and the family requested for Police assistance for her safety.

Chief of Intelligence and Investigations ACP Biu Matavou said she was found by Woman Inspector of the Criminal Investigations Department, Berenadeta Tabalala, on Saturday night after a nationwide search led Police from Nadi to Yasawa, Namosi and then to Namadi Heights, where she was found to be staying with the owners of Eco Retreat.

“Ms O’Sullivan has communicated with her parents in the UK after seeing all the news about her in the local and international media,” he said.

ACP Matavou said Ms O’Sullivan would return to New Zealand on March 17, 2020.

“We acknowledge the media and members of the public for sharing information, which enabled us to positively locate Ms O’Sullivan,” he said.

Edited by Ivamere Nataro

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