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FIJI: Judge to rule on Fiji Times man

SUVA: A judicial review of an Immigration Department decision not to renew Fiji Times editor-in-chief Russell Hunter's work permit will end soon, the Fiji Times reports.

Yesterday, Justice Daniel Fatiaki heard submissions from the state and defence.

He will deliver a judgement on notice.

Queen's counsel Martin Daubney, representing Hunter, told the High Court that in deciding that the position of editor-in-chief be localised, Director of Immigration Navendra Prasad and Home Affairs Minister Joji Uluinakauvadra failed to find out whether there were reasonably suitable people locally available who could take up the position.

Daubney told the High Court the position was that of senior managerial level for which a lengthy period of training was necessary.

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