27 Jan 2010

Fiji deports ni-Vanuatu student overstayers

10:58 am on 27 January 2010

Fiji has deported two Ni-Vanuatu students after they had been jailed for nearly two weeks for overstaying their visa.

The students have blamed the organisation, which sent them to a private school run by the Adventist Church in Fiji, for failing to renew their visa.

The two students were detained with two from Papua New Guinea and one from Solomon Islands.

On return to Port Vila, the two ni-Vanuatu said their parents had done their part by paying for school fees.