Digicel Fiji Scoops Market of the Year Award

CAPTION: Digicel Fiji staff with the Group CEO and Chairman & Founder of Digicel Mr. Denis O’Brien at the awards ceremony in Beverly Hills, California.  From Left:  Digicel Fiji’s Head of Retail and Distribution Mr. Matthew Nute, Digicel Group CEO Mr. Colm Delves, Digicel Fiji’s PR Manager Zaheer Hassan, Chairman & Founder of Digicel Mr. Denis O’Brien, Digicel Fiji’s Chief Financial Officer Mr. Farid Mohammed and Digicel Fiji’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Maurice McCarthy. Photo: SUPPLIED. 

Friday 26 April – Digicel Fiji won the Market of the Year award for the South Pacific at the Digicel Awards Ceremony that was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills California on Monday 22 April. The annual awards ceremony recognises the achievements of Digicel staff from across the globe. Digicel Fiji topped the Pacific Markets Category which also includes Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu, Nauru and Papua New Guinea. Digicel Fiji won the award based on its performance over the last 12 months.

Chief Executive Officer of Digicel Fiji Mr. Maurice McCarthy states, “Winning the Market of the Year award for the South Pacific is an incredible achievement and is the culmination of dedication, commitment and hard-work of our staff in the last four years. Over the past year, we have made significant effort and focus to develop cutting edge solutions for our customers and provide the best customer service at the same time,” said Mr. McCarthy.

“In addition, we have continued to engage with the wider community and our staff have been outstanding in this area,” he said.

“I would like to also thank all our valued customers. They have truly been the lifeline of our company and we attribute our success to their continued commitment and support,” added Mr. McCarthy.

In addition to this award, Digicel Fiji was shortlisted for ‘Best Project of the year’ award with the deployment of its innovative Disaster Recovery and Back up project.  Digicel Fiji was also shortlisted for ‘Employee of the Year’ award where Digicel Fiji’s Head of Retail and Distribution Matthew Nute finished as the runner up.  Fiji featured in four of the five award categories and Mr. McCarthy described this feat as ‘phenomenal’ and added that it was a great win for the team.

Meanwhile, the award for Digicel’s Community Project Competition known as ‘Waves’ was awarded to Digicel Fiji’s Public Relations Manager Zaheer Hassan for submitting the winning proposal out of 182 proposals from 31 Digicel Markets all over the world. The proposal was based on the refurbishment of the Maternity Unit of the CWM Hospital and acquired a funding of $US50,000.



After 11 years of operation, Digicel Group Limited has 12.8 million customers across its 31 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific. The company is renowned for delivering best value, best service and best network.

Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and Pacific sports teams, including the Special Olympics teams throughout these regions. Digicel sponsors the West Indies cricket team and is also the title sponsor of the Digicel Caribbean. In the Pacific, Digicel is the proud sponsor of several national rugby teams and also sponsors the Vanuatu cricket team.

Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Jamaica, Haiti and Papua New Guinea which focus on educational, cultural and social development programmes.

In 2004, Digicel developed Digicel Rising Stars – an annual talent show to support aspiring young music artists in the Caribbean. The show has spanned the Eastern Caribbean, Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago ranking as one of the top-rated shows.

Digicel is incorporated in Bermuda and its markets comprise: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, El Salvador, Fiji, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Nauru, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, St Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos and Vanuatu. Digicel also has coverage in St. Martin and St. Barts in the Caribbean.

Visit www.digicelgroup.com for more information.


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