Airlines deplores Fiji tactics

National Carrier Solomon Airlines has strongly condemned the action of the Fijian Office of Civil Aviation for suspending its codeshare flight with Air Niugini. This came after the airline’s current Honiara-Nadi code share flights operated by Air Niugini have been suspended last week forcing many passengers booked through Solomon Airlines to miss their flights. Last…

Call to announce penalty

The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) must quickly announce what actions it would take against those who registered more than once during the recent voter registrations. Joseph Osifera, a resident of Wind Valley, White River in West Honiara said the commission must quickly announce the consequences or penalty it would take against those who registered…

Our Telekom applauds rural leaders

Our Telekom has commended rural Malaita provincial leaders for accepting the company to install more towers in their areas. The company’s public relations officer Lawrence Nodua said this as the company will kick off its launching program in the province starting today. About 13 new towers will be launched in the coming days and weeks…

Solomons to push for Rodgers

Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Gordon Darcy Lilo, will lead a seven person delegation to this week’s Pacific Islands Forum Leaders summit in Palau to push for Jimmie Rodgers to become the new secretary general of the body. Dr Rodgers until earlier this year held a similar position at the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC).…

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…