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Fiji TV ends proposed divestment in PNG

In February a sale and purchase agreement was signed with Telekom PNG where the Fiji TV subsidiary would be sold to the Telecom PNG.

FHL CEO Nouzab Fareed announced both parties have agreed to part from the proposed transaction – this is due to dis-agreement over rights to broadcast NRL matches in PNG.

Fareed said the NRL rights in PNG is now owned by Digicel Pacific.

Meanwhile, Fijian Holdings Limited the parent company of Fiji Television Limited said that there is no redundancy plan for Fiji TV staff.

Digicel Limited to list on Wall Street

Owner and founder of the Digicel group of companies Denis O'Brien revealed this  to his PNG employees on Monday.

Mr O’Brien who flew into the country on his private jet, dashed straight to speak and answer his employees’ questions at Vision City Paradise Cinema.

He said the company will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange this month or next month.

With the public offering, “30-35 percent shares will be sold,” Mr O’Brien said.

“It is a good thing because we will bring in more capital (when shares are bought) and make Digicel a competitive ICT company.”

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Digicel hosts dinner for families and volunteers of Special Olympic World Games

The dinner, held on the picturesque rooftop of the hotel was held to acknowledge the tremendous effort made by their guests over the past two years to get their respective teams to the Summer Games.

Volunteers and Special Olympics officials who took time off from the whirlwind pace of the Games to attend the event, were treated to a night off to relax before going into the Opening Ceremony to be held at the Los Angeles Coliseum on July 24. Many took the opportunity to reconnect with previous Games participants, swap stories and tokens ahead of the Games.

Gunning for Gold

Tania is competing as an individual in the Air Pistol event and as part of a team of sharp-shooters in the Standard Pistol event.

She only took up the sport a year ago for fun, so her prowess has taken everyone by surprise, especially her husband!

“He works in security,” Tania explained, “and encouraged me to go to the shooting range.”

“We both have guns now – but I’m a better shooter than he is J”

It is clear to spectators that this sport requires a bullet-proof attitude and good eye-sight, but Tania believes one’s stance and focus are of equal importance.