RELEASE OF FIJI HOSTAGES MAY BE DELAYED AGAIN

SUVA, Fiji Islands (June 24, 2000 – Radio Australia)---Fiji's 31 hostages may not be freed today, despite final agreement to set up an interim government.

The agreement is expected to be signed this morning.

It's understood the military has agreed to retain executive power for only one week before handing power to a civilian administration whose line up should be announced today.

The Great Council of Chiefs will then appoint a new president.

But a spokesman for coup leader George Speight says the hostage's release could be delayed because of logistical problems.

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