Australian PM pulls out of PIF leaders meet

Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, will not be attending the Pacific Islands Forum in Palau next week. The visit would have been Abbott’s first chance to meet Pacific leaders since the election of his coalition government in September last year to discuss many regionally important issues.  However, with the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17…

Digicel expanding

DIGICEL Fiji confirmed on Tuesday an investment of FJ$70 million (K90.9 million) to expand and upgrade its high speed data network. Since its launch in 2008, the company described this as the ‘most significant investment’. The company said the investment will deliver Fiji’s largest 4G network and expand its existing network to 3G+ coverage.  Chief…

Forum meeting starts tomorrow

More than 300 delegates including leaders, ministers and senior government officials from Forum Member countries, associate members and observers and development partners of the Forum, as well as representatives of the Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific (CROP) and the media, are in Koror, Palau to attend the 45th Pacific Islands Forum and related…

Median training for election coverage

Media association of Solomon Islands (MASI) over the weekend kick off with its media training in preparation for the upcoming national general election. Ben McNair, a media trainer and Ms Josephine Teakeni a MASI member led out in the training. Members from all the mainstream media organisations in the country attended the training. It was…