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Facebook bans the sale of community groups

Facebook bans the sale of community groups

Facebook has banned the selling of administration rights for community groups.

This follows BBC News uncovering several incidents of group owners being approached about selling their pages.

Last month, nearly all 25,000 members of a west London group left in protest after finding out it had been sold by the person running it.

One buyer told BBC News they bought groups to promote their own business. They also sell unofficial ad space.

Facebook says the practice falls under the "spam" section of its Community Standards rules although there is no specific line that says this.

"We do not allow people to sell site privileges on Facebook, which includes selling admin roles or space on a page or group to display a third-party ad.

"We disabled the account reported to us by the BBC in November and urge our community to report cases like this so we can investigate and take swift action," a Facebook representative said.

Community groups are traditionally set up by Facebook members in the local area, acting in a voluntary capacity.

Members typically use them to discuss local issues, buy and sell unwanted items, and share upcoming events.

Jon Morter runs a local community group in his home county of Essex. It has about 30,000 members. He also belongs to one that is for other group administrators.

"A few weeks ago, a member posted to say someone had approached and offered to buy their group," he said.

"Another member then pointed out that they had been approached as well. Lots of us all dived in and realised it was the same bunch of people.

"We investigated [and found] that there are at least five, possibly more, local sales or community groups that this lot now own. They also say, 'If you want to put your advert on the banner, we'll charge you.'"
Source: BBC

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Kulu heads Bank South Pacific Digital Banking

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Kulu heads Bank South Pacific  Digital Banking

Kulu heads Bank South Pacific Digital Banking

"Bank South Pacific (BSP) prides itself in developing staff at all levels of the organisation and especially local talents in the countries in which we operate," said BSP Chief Executive Officer, Robin Fleming, today, when releasing this statement announcing the appointment of Ms Nuni Kulu as General Manager Digital effective as of 1st January, 2019.
Mr Fleming said that BSP was pleased to announce the appointment of Nuni Kulu as she joins Hari Rabura, General Manager Human Resources, as the second female to be appointed to the Executive of BSP, the largest bank in the South Pacific.

When asked about her elevation to the Executive of BSP, Nuni said that this is a very proud moment for her and her family who have supported her throughout her career with BSP. She also thanks her colleagues for their support. Nuni joined the former PNGBC as a graduate and has undertaken numerous roles in Treasury and Retail Banking during the course of her career.

Both Nuni and Hari were members of BSP's Leadership Development Program and have benefited from leadership and management training at Melbourne Business School and Insead College in France. BSP has 42 participants in its Leadership Program with members of the program coming from PNG and as well as Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu, and the program has already been a success with a number of the participants having received promotions within BSP. The program also grooms developing and emerging leaders as well as more senior leaders such as Nuni and Hari.

"Nuni's appointment as General Manager Digital also reflects BSP's ongoing commitment to enhancing and increasing our digital services. BSP has been the market leader in electronic and digital banking for many years now being the first bank to launch electronic cards, commit to an unprecedented rollout of ATM's and EFTPoS terminals to support electronic transactions, develop tablet-based customer acquisition, making mobile phone banking available with its USSD phone banking and its smartphone app and of course internet banking. Nuni will have responsibility for rolling out an even more aggressive digital product strategy," said Mr Fleming.

The BSP Group CEO added that he and the board have every confidence in Nuni's capability to effectively execute and manage this strategy.

"Nuni hails from Manus and holds a Bachelor of Commerce attained at the Australian National University with many years of experience with PNGBC / BSP and is a fine example of Papua New Guineans excelling in their respective fields," said Mr Fleming.