Digicel CEO donates blood

Generally O Blood group is considered the Universal Donor (can be given to all blood groups).

O Negative is even rarer. The particular blood type is very useful in emergency situations where blood transfusion is needed immediately and cannot wait for cross-match results to be released.

And in fact his blood was immediately used for patients in the hospital.

The lab team has confirmed that in all these years, he is only the 3rd volunteer with this blood group stepping forward to donate blood.

Digicel is major sponsor for Women in Business Expo, 2016

Digicel presented a cheque of K50, 000 cash well as 50, 000 in kind and support to Founder of Women in Business Janet Sape at the new Women in Business warehouse located at the Steamships compound, Waigani.

Digicel Retail Director Lorna McPherson who presented the cheque  says Digicel is excited to be part of this years expo and part of the reason why they wanted to be part of the expo is because of the difference made from last years expo for women in PNG.

Brave police officer rewarded with new mobile phone

Constable Anthony Kendang and his colleagues, from the Superintendent Operations Office in Boroko, were responding to an armed robbery at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Downtown Port Moresby on Monday morning.

During the robbery, an armed suspect shot him. Luckily, the bullet missed his heart when it hit his mobile phone and power pack, which was in his pocket at the time of the incident.

The lucky police officer was saved by a mobile phone, which acted as a shield for his heart when the bullet was fired.

Digicel brings in singsing groups for Mt Hagen Show

The annual event, which will be held on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 August at the original Kagamuga show grounds, is expected to welcome hundreds of celebrating locals.

General Manager for Highlands Region Arthur Yen presented a K10, 000 cheque to the Mt Hagen Cultural Show Committee at the Digicel Hagen office on Thursday August 11 on behalf of Digicel.

The K10,000 will help fund 10 traditional singing groups to perform at the Mt Hagen Show next weekend. The groups will perform a variety of culturally significant songs and dances.

Digicel sets sights on future at Business Solutions Conference

The conference, which was held for Digicel Leaders in the Pacific Markets, was hosted by Gary Cobain, Head of Digicel Pacific ICT Business Solutions.

The two-day event served as a training platform for Digicel staff to increase their knowledge of business products and services to provide better solutions for Digicel’s business customers.

Gary Cobain said the conference focused on increasing awareness of the benefits technology can deliver for businesses across the South Pacific region including greater efficiencies and increased productivity.

NRL and Digicel team up to empower Pacific region

The announcement of the partnership was made today at the National Football Stadium in Port Moresby.

The two player ambassadors of the partnership are captain of the Australian Jilaroos, Ruan Sims and PNG’s very own Stanton Albert who is playing for the Penrith Panthers in the New South Wales Cup.

The partnership has three priorities:

Innovative mobile microinsurance providing crucial safety net for Papua New Guineans

These new microinsurance products have managed to do away with the usual lengthy paperwork processes, preliminary health checks and identification associated with some traditional insurance products.  Subscription via text message leads to enrollment and periodic insurance premiums are set up for automatic, deductions.

Sky Pacific welcomes the world famous Paramount channel

From noon today, it will be broadcast for tens of thousands of Sky Pacific customers across the region.

Since Digicel has taken ownership of Sky Pacific a mere 2 months ago, they have already started improving content- and the introduction of the Paramount Channel is further testament to their dedication to bring about positive change for customers.

Digicel wins Best Business Solution Award for 2nd consecutive year

The award was presented in Port Vila, Vanuatu during the two-day Pacific ICT Days event where members of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) gathered to celebrate the World Telecommunications and Information Society Day for 2016.
The event showcases and celebrates outstanding ICT solutions from within the Pacific.

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Pala application refused


A five-man Supreme Court bench today refused an application filed by Attorney General Ano Pala asking the higher court to stay three proceedings in the lower courts.

New desalination project for Manus