Digicel acquires Sky Pacific – with restrictions

TELECOMMUNICATIONS giant Digicel has acquired ownership and direct control of the region’s largest satellite-based television network, Sky Pacific. Formal acquisition, from 1st April 2016, came six months after

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Road to recovery: Fiji growth forecast in the wake of Winston

THE Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF) expects economic growth for the rest of this year to be driven by significant post-Cyclone Winston reconstruction work and continuing strong activity in the retail and tourism sectors. It

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Tropical paradise ready to inherit

ESPIRITU Santo, Vanuatu’s northernmost “big island”, and its people, stand ready to benefit from the glorious treasures with which nature has endowed it, and which the messy administration of a

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Content is king for Vodafone Fiji

CELL phone users in Fiji should expect bigger, better and more variety in content of services they will be able to access on their mobile devices once the Fijian Government implements its digitalisation programme, so

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English Channel firm does battles up North

AN interesting battle of sorts is taking place in the small telecommunication market of Kiribati in the northern Pacific; Fijian owned ATH Kiribati Telecom taking on the might of global telecom conglomerate 03b

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Digicel chief upbeat

Digicel’s Chief Executive Officer in Fiji, Darren McLean, expects big changes in the television market with his company’s entry in television industry. He talks to Islands Business. ISLANDS BUSINESS: How

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Drought fears grip Palau; Islands extend state of emergency

A PROLONGED drought blamed on the El Nino weather system has dropped water levels to an even critical threshold at the remaining reservoir that the National Emergency Committee (NEC) fears that without rain the

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Be disaster prepared

FIJI was battering up for Tropical Cyclone Zena as we prepare to put this edition to bed, exactly 45 days after Category 5 Winston destroyed homes, villages and islands in eastern, central Fiji and the north-western

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The power of names

NAMES have “mana.” They are powerful. We use names everyday to identify individuals, places and things. We therefore take for granted that they simply exist. We often forget that names were given, and the

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Whispers

MIRACLE or mirage It’s making big news in Samoa with media reports about a young woman with stigmata, which in Christian tradition claims body marks on her body correspond to those left on Christ’s body when

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Tonga’s race against time

Political row at centre of Pacific Games delay WITH less than three years to the Pacific Games 2019, Tonga is 18 months late in its preparations. This is despite Papua New Guinea’s pledge of $USD35 million –

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Chinese connection : The good, the bad and the ugly

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