BSP Head of channel Development, Sandra Fore (right) doing a demonstration of the ticket payment
Head of Channel Development, Retail Sandra Fore
Head of Channel Development, Retail Sandra Fore

The Pacific Games Baton Relay which heralds the countdown to the Games in Port Moresby is doing its rounds nationwide and Sandra Fore is closely following its journey as she has a stake in the relay.

Ms Fore is anxiously waiting because she is among 20 BSP employees who will participate as runners in the baton relay. She will be doing the Port Moresby leg, together with bank Chief Executive Officer Robin Fleming. There are 18 other BSP participants from the regions. They were chosen in recognition for outstanding work performance and living the bank’s core values when they interact with customers and colleagues.

Ms Fore who is Head of Channel Development with the bank is extremely proud to participate in the relay at the end of June. “The opportunity to participate in something as massive as the Pacific Games does not come often and I am very excited to be part of the Oil Search Pacific Games Relay and part of the journey of the Pacific Games,” she said.


Ms Fore is optimistic that the Pacific Games, which BSP is Official Sponsor, will contribute positively to the nation. “The landscape of PNG is changing, we can only get better from where we are now and events like the Pacific Games allow us to showcase the beauty, strength and promise of our country”.

The games itself will culminate hard work and dedication from many different stakeholders: a great reflection of BSP’s core value of teamwork: We work with and for each other, we progress together,” she added.

The 18 other BSP staff, some of whom have already participated when the Baton Relay commenced in Vanimo are: Sebastian Dati, Grace Wayabi, Renate Bonsapia, Bleke Losenamo, Delilah Kanit, Mathilda Tutu, Vitus Kaleg, Nemaiah Kenny, Nikcson Haijin, Tony Bito, Lydia Junias, Kimson Kasu, Maipo Arie, Titus Joseph, Rodney Newaget, Rose Toreas, David Buakia and Afonda Manuko.

They all share similar sentiments to Ms Fore. For Grace Wayabi, a teller in Wewak, her participation has just ignited a fire in her. “I was so excited I couldn’t wait to be part of the event, and when it arrived I was honored. The fact that I was chosen as a runner, makes me realise my potential and inspires me to work harder and strive for the best,” she said.

Karen George and her team in Vanimo who were the first BSP team to participate on March 29th said it was a pleasant experience, one they would not forget for a like time, just like the beautiful sunsets that grace that part of the region.

The baton’s journey will end at the opening ceremony on July 4th in Port Moresby.



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  • 37 The number of community projects delivered in PNG in 2014
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