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Fiji Airways to upgrade narrow-body fleet with Boeing 737 MAX 8s from 2018

Five brand new B737 MAX 8 aircraft to replace existing B737s, offering increased efficiencies & modern in-flight experience for customers. Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline, today announced its selection of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to replace its existing narrow-body fleet. The airline currently operates five Boeing 737s (one 700 series/ four 800 series) on its short and medium ... Read More »

RUGBY LEAGUE IN FIJI MAKES COMMITMENT TO ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

The Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre has signed a five-year memorandum of understanding with the National Rugby League (NRL) and the Fiji National Rugby League (FNRL) to help them run a program that uses the sport’s platform to prevent and end violence against women. NRL’s Voice Against Violence program, first launched in Australia, will be implemented in Fiji and the Pacific ... Read More »

Jobs Secured: Director tells United Pacific Workers

Kamal Khalil, the managing director for United Pacific (Fiji) Ltd that was destroyed following a tragic fire last Friday has assured his employees that their jobs are secured. Khalil said his employees who he labels as the backbone of his company was his first concern after the fire last week at Kalokalo Crescent in Makoi. “I must compliment my employees ... Read More »

Kia Ranked Highest in the Auto Industry

Having transformed into an industry leader in design, quality and technology, Kia Motors reached historic new heights when J.D. Power recognized the brand as the highest scoring nameplate in its 2016 Initial Quality Study (IQS) out of all 33 makes in the U.S. last week. Marking the first time in 27 years that a non-premium brand has topped the rankings, ... Read More »

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE BOOSTED WITH MACHINERY FROM INDIA

  The Ministry of Agriculture yesterday received two vehicles and two tractors worth over $200,000 from the Government of India. Minister for Agriculture Hon. Inia Seruiratu acknowledged the Government of India’s support and thanked India’s High Commissioner to Fiji, HE Vishvas Sapkal. Minister Seruiratu said the bilateral development cooperation that has been in existence since 2006 has been further extended ... Read More »

A Progressive Budget- Consumer Council

The Consumer Council of Fiji views the 2016-2017 National Budget as ‘forward-looking’ and welcomes the modest increase in the Council’s budgetary allocation in the new financial year. Last night’s national budget announcement brings good news for the consumers as there has been no drastic changes in duties, taxation and VAT. Instead, the ordinary consumers will continue to benefit from the ... Read More »

$1 BILLION FOR PACIFIC ENERGY PROJECTS

New Zealand and the European Union today welcomed the successful conclusion of the Pacific Energy Conference in Auckland which saw donors commit over $1 billion for sustainable energy projects in the Pacific. “The $635 million committed at the 2013 Pacific Energy Summit has translated into over $900 million of investments across 70 projects, ” New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully says. “In the same ... Read More »

Fiji Airways adds Jetstar Asia to interline agreement

Access to Fiji and the South Pacific from South East Asia now made easier. Fiji Airways and Jetstar announced the launch of an interline agreement that will see the Fijian flag carrier connect to more than 21 destinations on Jetstar’s network from Singapore. The interline agreement has been signed with the Jetstar Group of branded airlines including Jetstar Airways, Jetstar ... Read More »

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