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City Mission and Haus Ruth get added boost

BSP’s Port Moresby and Boroko branches teamed up to deliver the project to City Mission and Haus Ruth,  because of the organisation’s dedication towards helping women and youth in Port Moresby.

Port Moresby branch renovated and repainted Haus Ruth’s kitchen, built  the footpaths and bought new materials for the women to sew curtains for the common hall.

The team also purchased new cooking pots, pans, rice cookers and kitchen utensils.

Branch staff volunteered two weekends to help in cleaning up, painting, and cementing the footpath.

Bank bolsters communities with Christmas gifts

The project was undertaken by Buka branch staff with help from a local contractor and members of the community. 

The project took two months to complete and was handed over on Saturday 19th December.

BSP staff volunteered over the weekends to get their hands dirty with cleaning around the area, dismantling the old stage, carpentry work, installing sheet of roofing iron and finally giving the new stage a fresh coat of paint.

School gets upgraded basketball court

Students and staff can now enjoy a decent game of basketball.

The institute’s deputy director, Caroline Yariyari, thanked BSP for the effort and said teacher education was not confined to classrooms, but also extends to extra curricula activities, such as sports.

The project, completed by the BSP Gordon Premium Centre team, took four weeks to complete and involved staff doing  general cleaning, patching and painting the concrete floor, painting hoops and boards.

Go Green annual school clean up is here

Friday November 13th - is when the BSP Annual Go Green School Clean Up Day will be held.

The clean-up will be held across PNG, and in parts of Fiji, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands, Samoa and Tonga.

Participating students will be educated on the importance of the environment and how they can be responsible.

After the pep talk the students will put theory into practice and get their hands dirty by cleaning their school communities.

The community is free to join local schools that have already registered.

Bank boost for uni business program

Bank South Pacific (BSP) gave K10, 000 sponsorship backing to the UPNG MBA pinnacle program.

 It will be held at the UPNG campus on the 9th of November.

The pinnacle aims to provide a platform for MBA candidates to present what they have learnt and also market the course to potential students.

Pinnacle coordinator Suresh Babu said the event will provide an avenue for organisations to obtain information on research topics that will be presented by MBA students.

Mr Babu, thanked BSP for the support to host the one day event.

Pacific Islands Pageant PNG announces 1st contestant

She is Samantha Vulum who is sponsored by Bank South Pacific (BSP) with a sponsorship of K15 000 towards the pageant.

Vulum is a staff member of BSP employed as a corporate administration officer and has offered her time and effort to participate in the pageant.

The 23 year old from West New Britain and Central Province parentage decided to join the pageant to support the MPIP PNG to raise funds for scholarships for girls.

“I want to help to assist girls to complete or continue their education in tertiary institutions throughout the country,” she said.

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Manam Resettlement Bill expected in parliament

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Madang Governor Jim Kas is expected to table a bill for the creation of the Manam Resettlement Authority.

Medical Faculty upgraded

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BSP executives get Logohu awards

BSP chief executive officer Robin Fleming and company secretary Mary Johns were presented with the awards as part of the 40th Independence Anniversary.

Mr Fleming was made a Companion of the Star of Melanesia (“CSM”) in recognition for service to the financial and banking sector in more than 30 years in senior management positions at BSP and its predecessor, the PNGBC

The government also took into consideration his contribution to promoting commerce and industry, rural development and sport in PNG and the region as a whole.

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Prediction: PNG to be world’s top copper miners

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Papua New Guinea will join the ranks of top copper producing nations in the next decade says PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum executive director Greg Anderson.

Zeming: Morobe MPs intact in Government

Our BSP gets okay to buy Westpac interests in Solomons

BSP chairman Sir Kostas Constantinou said, “BSP has been working closely with CBSI and has fulfilled the necessary requirements and it is pleasing to note that the central bank has responded positively.

“Both BSP and Westpac are committed to the acquisition and are working religiously towards a likely completion of sale by the end of October.”

The acquisition is in line with BSP’s Pacific based expansion strategy, which has been maintained since 2006.