Vodafone Fiji in top 10 for speed

Fiji Times – VODAFONE Fiji has been ranked the fastest provider of broadband speeds in the Pacific region, beating top mobile providers Vodafone New Zealand, Optus and Telstra in Australia. According to global leader in broadband speed testing, Ookla, Fiji was second to M1 Singapore in the Asia Pacific. The results were based on the…

MSG airlines partnership takes off

A PARTNERSHIP agreement between the airlines of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu is now in. The MOU will see shared promotion and sales of the three Melanesia airlines and a codeshare arrangment on a PNG to Vanuatu route via Solomon Islands. Solomon Airlines commercial services manager Gus Kraus says the agreement is the…

MSG bank governors meet

CENTRAL Bank governor Denton Rarawa was amongst Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Governors of Central Bank intensive consultations held in Port Vila, Vanuatu, yesterday. Vanuatu’s Minister of Finance and Economic Management Maki Simelum officially opened the meeting. The one-day high level consultations was attended by the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji, Barry Whiteside; Governor…

Travel card for professionals and businesses in MSG

The commitment by Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Trade Ministers under the Port Moresby Declaration to strengthen economic integration by enhancing connectivity through the development of an MSG Travel Card for business people is among the priority activities of the MSG Secretariat in 2015. The Ministerial instruction for liaison with the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)…

Australia pulls plug on Forum talks

RNZI: The Australian government has decided to delay holding a Pacific Leader’s meeting to discuss the structure of regional bodies. The Fiji Sun reports that this has been revealed by the Australian High Commission in Suva. During last October’s visit to Fiji, the Australian foreign minister, Julie Bishop, proposed a meeting to look at the…

Small Steps, Big Vision video shows SPC leading by example

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Artist marks for life

Fiji Times – Tattooing has been practised in the Pacific region for ages and in the traditional societies of Samoa, Tonga and New Zealand, it is part of their identity. In Fiji though, tattooing has become more of a fashion statement, if anything. People of all ages, backgrounds and stations in life have tattoos, many…

Polye against acquisition of EMTV by Telikom PNG

POST COURIER – The  Papua New Guinea Opposition is against the government’s acquisition of EMTV through the Telikom PNG at a cost of K27 million (US$9.98 million). “TV is an important mode of communication to satisfy the entertainment, education and information needs for our people. “The government’s involvement in media business portrays high prospect of…