Business

Spot for coffee lovers

Coffee lovers will now get the chance to try an Australian coffee brand Di Bella at the new Coffee Break outlet at MHCC in Suva. Operations manager Shamal Sharma said this was a new venture...

FCCC determines new fuel and gas prices

People can expect decreases in fuel and gas prices come next month. The Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission (FCCC) has released the new regulated prices of unleaded petrol, premix, kerosene, diesel and LPG products. Here are the new prices that will come into effect from February 1, 2022: Motor spirit from $2.74 to $2.61 a...

26th January

WanTok restores connectivity in Tonga via satellite; users urged to keep it short

Network connections have been restored for ICT service provider WanTok Tonga which now enables users of this mobile app to contact their family and friends in the devastated island kingdom. The mobile and banking solutions provider – headquartered in Port Vila, Vanuatu – was able to restore network connectivity on Monday evening. So now users...

Aerial surveys detect dozens of methane ‘super-emitters’ in Permian

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Around 30 oil and gas facilities across the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico spewed large amounts of methane for three years, emitting the equivalent annual climate pollution from half a million cars, according to a report released on Monday. The facilities, which include well pads, pipelines, compressor stations and processing facilities,...

25th January

People: Lal’s love for cooking

When he entered high school, Kavneel Lal had already made up his mind on what he wanted to become in life and education was a prerequisite to achieving this. The chef said his love for cooking had him as the only male student taking home economics in Year 9. “I was the only boy among...

Business owner remains hopeful for sales to improve this year

Terry Salote is hopeful business would improve despite the low sales she has been recording since she started in November 2021. The single parent runs her own stall at the Handicraft Centre in Suva, jewellery sets, souvenirs and other handicraft items. “I came in November and since November till today I never reached up to...

$849k in ‘sunk cost’: Fiji’s taxman pays company for software without certain features

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) paid a company $849,738 for the supply of VAT Monitoring System (VMS) software, only to find out the “software being developed did not have certain features”. This, according to the 2019-2020 Audit Report on Statutory Authorities, Independent Body and Commissions that was tabled in the last Parliament sitting. “We...

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