Fiji TV Group records profit

SUVA, (FIJI TIMES) – A television group recorded unaudited revenue of $5.1million (US$2.3 million) for the first six months of its 2016 financial year. This is 29 per cent increase for Fiji Television Group Ltd with its first six months ending this month compared with the same period last year. Fiji TV also recorded a…

Luring tourists ‘not easy’

NADI, (FIJI TIMES) — The task of bringing more than 1500 Taiwanese tourists to Fiji has not been easy, says Rosie Holidays managing director Tony Whitton. This week, two chartered flights out of Beijing and Taipei landed at the Nadi International Airport with more scheduled to arrive in the coming weeks. Whitton said Taiwan was…

ADB appoints Tongan to lead its operation in Cambodia

NUKU’ALOFA, (KANIVA NEWS) —- A Tongan national was appointed as Asian Development Bank’s director for Cambodia effective 01 February. Samiuela T. Tukuafu will lead ADB operations in Cambodia to support the country’s development goals of promoting inclusive growth and diversifying the economy. He will oversee the implementation of ADB’s Country Partnership Strategy 2014-2018 for Cambodia…

Workers have freedom of association: Fiji AG

SUVA, (FBC NEWS) — Fiji’s Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has stated that workers are given the freedom to join any trade unions. Speaking to FBC News, Sayed-Khaiyum says various Unions should now focus on the bigger issue which is growing the economy. Sayed-Khaiyum made this comments after Fiji Islands Council of Trade Unions General Secretary…

Fiji NGOs initiate Code of Minimum Standards

SUVA, (PIANGO) — The Pacific Islands Association of Non Government Organisations is pleased to announce its support to the Fiji Council of Social Services (FCOSS) and Fiji non-governmental organisations, in their effort to develop a Minimum Code of Standards for civil society organisations effectiveness. PIANGO’s support was announced by Executive Director, Emele Duituturaga at a…

Kalsakau brothers create history in Vanuatu

For the first time in Vanuatu’s political history since 1980, three Kalsakau brothers from the same parents hailing from Ifira, Efate, have been elected MPs, according to provisional results. The unofficial results from last week’s snap elections indicated the three brothers – Ephraim Kasakau, Ishmael Kalsakau and Joshua Kalasakau – have secured three seats in…

Australia Plus launches ‘Cinema Pasifika’

The international television channel ‘Australia Plus’ recently launched Cinema Pasifika, a new series of five half hour programmes, showcasing short films from the Pacific Islands region. Steve Menzies, Director Flinch Marketing Limited which produced the project said the new series celebrates a range of diverse and unique cinematic voices and each of the short films…