9 steps to help fight coronavirus spread

As world heads of government continue to grapple with the mounting challenges, Digicel is contributing to efforts to educate the public and stem the coronavirus spread.

COVID-19 is spread mainly person-to-person, through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

At present there is no vaccine, so the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus.

Here we’ve compiled a list of easy steps to protect yourself and others:

MyDigicel app gets Thumbs up from customers

As the go-to destination for all things Digicel,  the sleek looking and simple to use MyDigicel app empowers customers by giving them full transparency and control with the ability to top up their phones, view and buy available plans, track their usage, and even gift others with plans and services.

9 lives saved - Digicel phone helps track drifting boat in Vanuatu

Vanuatu Police and Ports and Harbour staff sought Digicel Vanuatu’s assistance to track the boat which had left Santo for Malekula last week but failed to reach its destination on time. One passenger who had a Digicel number used it to call the Police and the Ports and Harbour in Santo for help as they were not able to see the Island.

Digicel’s Network Operation Centre Team in Suva managed to track the location of the mobile phone and alerted authorities who managed to find the boat and towed it to Santo.

There were 8 adults and 1 child on board.

Digicel introduces SmartButler solution for Fiji Tourism

Mike Greig, Digicel Fiji CEO said; “This is an exciting innovation which brings the best in software as a service digitalize and boost our tourism economy. The introduction of this digital service underpins our commitment to better serve and support Fiji’s number one earner – the tourism sector. SmartButler is an exclusive product offered by Digicel for Fiji and the Pacific.”

Special Olympics Team Vanuatu does country proud

The team arrived home to a rousing welcome as members proudly displayed their medals for family members and fans to see.

Thirty-three year old Ken Kalsong picked up a gold and a bronze medal in athletics in the 100m and long jump events.

Monique Sau collected a silver medal and a bronze medal for shotput and 100m respectively.

Toumaramara Taravaki and Atis Carlo each received 2 bronze medals.

 Digicel Vanuatu provided cash sponsorship of USD $10,000 to assist the team prepare for the World Games.

Digicel appoints first Fijian as Regional CEO for Pacific

No stranger to Digicel, Ms Jannif served until recently as the Chief Financial Officer – Pacific Hub based in Suva.

Ms Jannif has been with Digicel, in key decision making roles for the past six years. She joined Digicel Fiji in December 2012 as the Manager Financial Planning, a post which she held for two and a half years and was then appointed Digicel Fiji’s Financial Controller in June 2015 before being appointed CFO – Hub Markets in January 2017.

Digicel supports Special Olympics Team Fiji with $100,000 cash sponsorship

Digicel is the major sponsor of Special Olympics Team Fiji.

Digicel Fiji CEO, Mike Greig while signing the official sponsorship agreement said, “This is an on-going partnership which stretches years back to support Special Olympics Fiji in major events and now we are stepping up to support the team to attend the World meet.”

Special Olympics Team Fiji will send its largest contingent to the world meet with 21 athletes in five sports, supported by 14 strong volunteer team of managers and support staff.

Strengthening humanitarian action with insights from Mobile Network Data in Vanuatu

United Nations Global Pulse’s Jakarta Lab (PLJ) and Digicel recently collaborated to analyse anonymised mobile network data to generate timely insights for the Vanuatu Government as well as humanitarian agencies.

Below are outlined some of the research in Vanuatu using mobile network data and how the research approach and findings may be relevant to Indonesia and other countries responding to similar crises.

Privacy Up Front

Digicel lends timely help to 50 HART children with back to school items

Digicel staff got together and contributed general school stationary items while Star Printery gave all the exercise books to the children.

Digicel Fiji CEO, Mike Greig made the presentation and met the children and encouraged them to do their best in school this year.

“This is an excellent gesture at the start of the year, I want to thank Digicel Fiji staff who took pride and made an effort to buy stationary and help some needy children in our community,” said Greig.

Digicel provides new telemedicine facility for Suva Children’s Hospital

Digicel Founder and Chairman, Denis O’Brien, who was in Fiji last week as part of a tour of Digicel’s Pacific markets, launched the new teleconference facility at the hospital in Suva.

Digicel worked in partnership with the International Women’s Association, a non-profit group to see this milestone project through.