The New Zealand Law Society's magazine, Law Talk, is refusing to advertise vacant positions in the legal profession in Fiji.
Fiji Village is reporting that the office of the Director of Public Prosectuions has been informed by email that under the military regime, the New Zealand Law Society will not accept advertisements for legal positions.
It quotes Christopher Pryde as saying "it is unfortunate that the NZLS is involving itself in politics and preventing New Zealand lawyers from hearing about job vacancies in Fiji."
Pryde insists the Officer of the DPP is independent, non-political and that the DPP has the sole responsibility for criminal prosecutions in Fiji without recourse to any Government minister, including the military appointed attorney general.
Pryde is aquoted as saying his invitation to the NZLS still stands and they are welcome to visit Fiji to meet and talk to anyone without restriction so that they can obtain for themselves a first hand appraisal of things in Fiji.