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Government confirms deporting US citizen

December 6, 2016 4:29 am

The Immigration Department has confirmed a citizen of the United States was deported a week ago for breaching her residency permit.

Immigration Director Major Nemani Vuniwaqa says Karen Seaton breached the terms of her residency permit by yelling an obscenity at the President on November 30th.

Major Vuniwaqa says the unprovoked use of the “F word" directed towards Fiji’s Head of State cannot be tolerated and Seaton was subsequently detained and escorted onto a plane bound for the US.

He says her appearance before a parliamentary committee had no bearing whatsoever on the circumstances of her deportation.