October 2022

PPP Shines at Steamships Rugby 7s Tournament

On Saturday 8th October, Pacific Palms Property participated in the Steamships annual Rugby 7s and Touch tournament. There was a total of 23 teams with 344 players respectively from various Steamships divisions, which also included Swire Shipping. After a 2-year break, all teams were looking forward to getting back on the field to vie for the MDs cup and have some fun with other divisions.

The Steamships Rugby Sevens Tournament is the oldest corporate sporting event in PNG. The women's rugby touch tournament started in later years but has been attracting equal amount of participation each year since.

The Harbourside property team have been training hard with other Pacific Palms Property team members to be a contending team to win the MDs cup. And we're proud to say that both the male (Landlords) and female (Residents) PPP teams, were runner up for the MDs cup.

Exceptional effort from both teams and we can already feel the excitement and hunger from both teams for future games.

Well done to all other divisions and thank you to the Steamships organizing team for such a lovely day out with staff, family and friends.

September 2022

Port Moresby | Office Relocation Notice

Effective as of 26th September 2022, Pacific Palms Property has relocated its office from Walterbay Industrial Centre, Building 1, Unit 1, at Badili to @345 (former Burns House), Level 1, Section 20, Allotments 3, 4, 5, in Downtown along Stanley Esplanade.

The Property, Leasing, Finance, Projects, and HSS&E Departments will be operating from the new office. However, our Facilities & Services Department will continue operations from Walterbay Industrial Centre, Building 7, Units 3 & 4.

September 2022

New Development in Hagen
BSP PNG | Western Highlands Province will now have two fully serviced branches come July 2023, thanks to the BSP Financial Group Limited (BSP).

Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday 28th September 2022, in Dobel, Western Highlands Province, BSP Chairman, Sir Kostas Constantinou said BSP is pleased to be part of the ceremony and looks forward to the construction of the new BSP Dobel Branch which is set to open its doors in July 2023.

The new BSP Dobel Branch will be the second fully serviced branch that will gain the privilege of servicing Western Highlands and its neighboring provinces.

The establishment will be a double-storey, fully suited modern banking facility that will have a mass market-banking chamber, premium branch, 4 ATMs, and a banking chamber that will offer a full array of financial services from personal, business, and corporate specialists.

Sir Kostas said, “Mt Hagen and the Western Highlands Province, is the Capital of the Highlands regions and is a key contributor to PNG’s economy for the Highlands region. Having a branch here is only fitting to meet the number of growing customers and serve our people better.”

“This selected site in Dobel will provide our customers with easy access to our branch and serve as a prime location for us to continue to grow and expand in the market for years to come,” added Sir Kostas.

Sir Kostas also mentioned that Dobel Branch would add to the existing BSP’s network of 1 branch in Mt Hagen, 1 subbranch in Minj, and hybrid branch in Banz, 468 active EFTPoS, 18 ATMs and 18 Cash Agents in the Western Highlands and Jiwaka Provinces.

In his speech, Rupert Bray, the Managing Director of Steamships stated, “Steamships is very pleased to be teaming up again with the Duckworth family and Tininga to develop the Dobel project. The Dobel BSP branch forms the first phase of a larger development that will help transform the region and Tininga and Steamships are pleased that such an iconic company as BSP is our first customer.”

Hon. Wai Rapa, Governor for Western Highlands said, “The Dobel development by the Steamships and Tininga joint venture will bring significant employment and growth opportunities for the people of Mt. Hagen and the greater Western Highlands Province.” Governor Rapa also thanked BSP for its renewed commitment with a second branch in Western Highlands Province.

BSP Group CEO Robin Fleming also reaffirmed that, “our customers play a major role in shaping the new format branch. The furnishings and design of the facilities are fully oriented toward people’s needs. We aim to offer all banking services to accommodate our customers’ banking needs. This may also help in cutting long banking queues, waiting time, and smooth service delivery.”

“We will provide a comprehensive array of digital and traditional banking products and services to meet the needs of personal, business, professional and corporate customers in the region.

The BSP Doble building is valued at K5 million and is a double floored building with 700m2 of Leasable Area. The design provides off-street and secure car park spaces and is conveniently located in a central location with frequent traffic that is paramount for BSP’s business, but more importantly expanding its service in the province.

This BSP branch is part of Phase 1 of the Dobel Commercial Development, which will be completed by the 3rd quarter of 2023.

While we start construction on the new Dobel Branch, our new Eriku Branch in Lae is also nearing completion for commissioning to continue to better serve the residents and people of Morobe Province.”

BSP PNG’s branch network currently operates with 48 branches, 42 sub-branches, over 200 agent locations, 301 ATMs and over 9,000 EFTPoS across the country.

August 2022

PPP Celebrates National Book Week with Buk Bilong Pikinini

To celebrate National Book Week 2022 we hosted the book launch of “When I Grow Up, I Want to be an Architect” thatis part of the When I Grow Up Series, a publication by BukBilong Pikinini. The book features Pacific Palms Property’s former Graduate Architect, Vanessa Kagena (who is currently pursuing her studies at Osaka University in Japan, majoring in Global Architecture) and Christabella Rataga from the Pari library.

Representation is important and this series provides powerful imagery to encourage a love for reading and lifelong learning. Literacy and access to quality education are vital in improving every aspect of a person. We are proud and humbled to be featured in this series as we believe in the values that come with being able to read, the world comes alive through words. We also think that children see themselves represented in these pages it affirms to them that anything is possible.

We are delighted to have hosted 21 little readers from the libraries in Pari and Vabukori.

The little readers went on a tour of our Harbourside Serviced Offices, to give them a feel of the building features and the service offered, then proceeded on to a reading session led by Jonathan Hamblin, Business Development Manager at Pacific Palms Property. The little readers then got creative by painting and constructing small building projects with the help of staff from Steamships, Pacific Palms Property, and BukBilong Pikinini.

This was then followed by the presentation of the book launched from BukBilong Pikinini to Pacific Palms Property - Jonathan Hamblin, Emily Ipi, and Cynthia Chapman from Pacific Palms Property received the launched book series on our behalf.

Since 2009 Steamships have a long-standing partnership with BukBilong Pikinini, and Pacific Palms Property as a business division of Steamships, we are happy to be part of this initiative.

August 2022

PPP & STC Donate Prizes to UPNG Economics Students Society

Pacific Palms Property and Steamships are proud to sponsor the prizes for the Economics Students Society Essay Competition at The University of Papua New Guinea University of Papua New Guinea.