Apr 22, 2019 Last Updated 4:50 AM, Apr 19, 2019
Clocking up years of trading in the islands, the Vinod Patel Group of companies is now looking at ways to monetise all those experiences and know how through its very own export business consultancy. Calling it the Business Support Services for Pacific Islands, Fiji’s leading hardware and building material retailer aims to offer…
VANUATU’S telecom regulator has welcomed the recent move by the ICAAN (Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers) to reassign to it the country’s country-code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) name DOT VU (.vu). ICAAN manages Internet identifiers globally, including Top Level Domain names for countries and generic names like .com and .org. Since 1995 and…
THE worldwide grounding of Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 aircrafts has prompted the Government of Samoa to defer the commissioning of its new Boeing 737 MAX 9, which was to have taken place next month (April 2019). Recent air disasters involving the Boeing 737 MAX 8 have forced the hands of airlines around the world to ground their aircraft,…
AN oil spill in Rennell, Solomon Islands is turning into a disaster of catastrophic proportions, threatening the world’s biggest raised coral atoll and prompting caretaker Prime Minister Rick Hou to call for a review of environmental and mining laws on the eve of the national elections. The spill began when the ship, the MV…
LATE detection and late presentation contribute to the high number of women who die from cervical cancer in the Pacific each year. The HPV Information Centre reports that an estimated 1,268 Pacific Island women died from cervical cancer last year. The rate of diagnosis and death is highest in Melanesia, followed by Polynesia and…

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