Saturday, September 22, 2018

Bank South Pacific (BSP)  2019 Graduate Development Program

Bank South Pacific (BSP) 2019 Graduate Development Program

Developing our young people to be the next generation of leaders in our chosen markets is part of our vision to be the Leading Bank in the South Pacifi­c Region. The BSP Graduate Development Program is aligned to this vision and provides an opportunity for aspiring undergraduates and graduates to attain career development opportunities.

Applications are now open for the BSP 2019 Graduate Development Program.

This program is open to Papua New Guinean Citizens in their ­final year of study at a local or overseas university in the following disciplines:

  • Banking & Finance;
  • Sales & Marketing;
  • Accounting;
  • Business Management;
  • Economics;
  • Information Technology;
  • Human Resources, and;
  • Law.

Documents required:

  • A cover letter,
  • current CV,
  • current academic transcripts,
  • two written references with contactable referees.

Forward your application to:

The Head of Talent Management
Human Resources

Alternately hand deliver to:

HR Department, Level 2
BSP Waigani Head Office.

For more information, contact BSP or to apply  email,your details to

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Applications close 5pm Friday 28th September, 2018.

About BSP

Bank South Pacific

Bank South Pacific (BSP) is a modern and energetic bank with the largest branch, rural and electronic banking networks in Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu and Cambodia. BSP is committed to providing the highest level of service combined with market leading financial solutions to our customers and communities.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Information Technology (ICT) in Fiji

Information Technology (ICT) in Fiji

Fiji is a developing Island Nation in the Pacific region. The Fiji Government is looking towards improvements in the country's Information Technology (ICT) infrastructure to compete with the rest of the world. To make a start, Fiji is implementing developments in information, communication and technology in schools  that give new ideas and meaning in the classroom.

The 21st century classrooms and the new era of teaching and learning demands teachers to be innovative and good users of technology.

Fiji has similar challenges to any developing nation in terms of software and hardware but new reforms by the Government since 2014 has been encouraging.

Fijian schools receive full tuition fee grant from the government and 15% of this amount is to be used for ICT in schools. Changes to duty, freight and VAT has also reduced the prices of computers and networking devices in Fiji and many schools can afford to provide decent ICT facilities to their students.

While some schools provide basic computer classes to their students, few schools have spent tens of thousands of dollars in server facilities, projectors, internet access, interactive boards and student response tools.

Those schools that are doing wonders with ICT have supportive and visionary leaders, management and teachers who are willing to use technology to boost learning and not see technology as a loaded burden.

Some of the factors that has expanded ICT use in Fijian schools has been:

  • The Tuition Fee Grant provided by the Government [details for each level can be accessed from the Ministry of Education Fiji website]
  • Gadgets given by Indian and other governments
  • Initiative of the Ministry of Education in partnership with AUSAID to have initiated the FEMIS that has provided lots of information and now has updated data on students, teachers, finance, bus tickets, etc. This cloud based system keeps teachers and leaders on their toes and requires them to have basic computer knowledge
  • Assistance from sponsors and donor agencies and individuals such as SEE PROJECT
  • Globalisation and spread of ideas and success stories
  • Government tele-centre projects in selected schools

However, there are still lots of issues that needs to be tackled if technology is to be effectively used in schools. Some of these include:

  • High costs of services – installation, networking, hardware
  • Lack of interest from teachers
  • Lack of Professional Development and capacity building for teachers, leaders and Board members
  • Funds
Source: ICT in Schools/PNG ehow  Photo credit: ICTFIJI

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Cost of Internet services in Fiji

Cost of Internet services in Fiji

There are several Internet data and voice carriers in Fiji. Below is the list of those companies that provide internet  services in Fiji. If you are  a visitor to this Island nation, you may want to choose the cheaper internet service provider while staying in Fiji.

1. Vodafone Fiji 

Vodafone Fiji recently announced the upgrade of its 3G services to 4G.  Along with 4G, Vodafone Fiji provides 4G Long Term Evolution technology. It is a 4G protocol which is used by mobile users and it is said to be the “True 4G” that delivers people with the fastest mobile Internet experience with 4G capable mobile devices.

  • Fastest 4G mobile broadband in Fiji .
  • Download Up to 20-40mb/s
  • Upload Up to 5-10mb/s
  • Free pocket Wi-Fi or Router
  • Powerful Business grade Routers 

2. Digicel Fiji

Digicel Fiji is another mobile carrier in Fiji. Below are their rates. (Note this rates are subject to change anytime).

Plan Name Monthly Fee (VEP) Normal Data (MB)
Starter 8GB $21.74                          8192
Active 20GB $43.48                         20480
Heavy 30GB $60.87                         30720
Turbo 40GB $69.57                         40960

3.  Telecom Fiji Limited

Telecom Fiji Limited is another mobile carrier in Fiji. They have new Superfast Wireless Internet Service over LTE. No need for telephone lines or waiting for installation, just sign up and take your modem instantly – it’s that simple. With Connect 4G+ Superfast speeds, you can share with the family so everyone can enjoy streaming, video chats, gaming and so much more.

Connect 4G+ runs on 700MHz (Band 28) mobile spectrum which has far better coverage outside and very good penetration inside buildings.

 There are two modem types:

Mifi – if you want mobility then this is for you.
Home Gateway – recommended for home use where you can share Wi-Fi.

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