Fiji Airways interested in reviving Port Vila, Tanna and Santo flights

Vanuatu deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Matai Seremaiah, has announced that Fiji Airways is interested in connecting Port Vila to Tanna and Port Vila to Santo flights via an ATR, ensuring

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Air Vanuatu to lose 170 staff as liquidators try to save embattled airline

Nearly 200 people have lost their jobs as liquidators restructure Air Vanuatu to reduce the embattled airline’s operating costs.  Approximately 170 staff members have been made redundant as liquidators try to

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In the shadow of global challenges

Cybersecurity threats and governing generative AI are amongst the most pressing challenges facing telecommunications companies globally. While the rapid development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) characterises the

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Tourism Fiji calls for increase in government budget allocation

Tourism Fiji Chief Executive Officer has called for an increase in government spending towards the tourism sector as it aims to “keep its momentum going”. With the Fiji government’s budget announcement a month

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Opinion: Fiji’s three-speed economy

Fiji’s swift rebound from the pandemic-induced downturn has been impressive.  The economy is doing better than it was in 2019 with tourism leading the rebound. Visitor arrivals in 2022 exceeded most expectations and

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Tongan appropriation Bill 2024 for $899.2 million budget passes first reading

The Legislative Assembly of Tonga passed the first reading of the 2024/2025 Appropriation Bill 2024 today. They are planning for expenditure of $899.2 million (US$ 380.24 million) with $452.3 million (US$191.37 million)

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BSP budgeting K345m in capital expenditure

BSP Financial Group Limited is budgeting K345 million (US$90 million) in capital expenditure over two years starting this year, says Group Chief Executive Officer, Mark Robinson. Speaking during the bank’s 2024 annual

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Liquidators say a ‘clearly’ broke Air Vanuatu owes at least $99m

Air Vanuatu administrators say the airline was “clearly not in a position to meet its financial commitments” well before it collapsed earlier this month, and is more than $99 million (US$66 million) short of being

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Air Vanuatu: Ernst & Young appointed voluntary liquidators, Fiji Airways boosts capacity to Vanuatu

Ernst & Young Australia have been appointed as Voluntary Liquidators of Air Vanuatu (Operations) Limited. This follows the airline’s cancellation of around 20 flights to and from New Zealand, Australia and

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Air Vanuatu grounds flights after reportedly going into administration, Board dissolved

Air Vanuatu has cancelled or adjusted some 20 flights to and from New Zealand, Australia and Nouméa after reportedly being placed into administration. Cancelled flights include services from Port Vila to Auckland on

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Saipan casino buried in $165m debt but hoping to regroup and resume business

Succumbing to the pressures from its creditors, Imperial Pacific International has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S District Court for the CNMI, reporting debts totaling of US$165.8 million.  Before the

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Scammers use fake Cook Islands resort to lure overseas job seekers

International scammers have created a fake Cook Islands resort to lure people looking for jobs in the tourism industry. They deceive victims into paying an upfront fee of at least $280 (US$165.90). Cook Islands News

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