Westpac sells Pacific businesses to Kina Securities

Westpac Group has today announced the sale of its Pacific businesses – Westpac Fiji and Westpac’s 89.91% stake in Westpac Bank PNG Limited – to Kina Securities Limited (ASX:KSL) (Kina Bank) for up to AUD$420 million. As part of the sale agreement, Kina Bank has committed to jobs for all local employees, and to maintaining the current Westpac network as …

Fiji Police investigation officers attend cyber threat landscape workshop

Investigation officers within the Cyber Crime Unit, Transnational Crime and Intelligence Bureau participated in a Cyber Threat Landscape and Artifacts workshop yesterday. The workshop was facilitated by Cyber Safety Pasifika (CSP) in collaboration with the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) and Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC). Officers joined the Zoom training session from six different locations in the West, …

Fibre switch-over: Surf’s up in Aitutaki

With yesterday’s internet switch-over, Aitutaki becomes one of the smallest fibre-connected islands in the world.  Intermittent internet on Aitutaki had left some of the island’s residents frustrated this week. The Vodafone service was “very poor” and the Wi-Fi hotspot had been playing up, said resident Regina Potini. Than yesterday Potini, a photographer, noticed a difference when uploading some wedding pictures: …

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