The Netherlands Ambassador to Samoa, Mira Woldberg, yesterday presented her credentials to the Head of State, His Highness Tuimalealiifano Va’aletoa Sualauvi II at his residence in Vailele. Ms. Woldberg said ties between Samoa and the Kingdom of Netherlands date back to the year 1722 when Dutch explorer, Jacob Roggeveen, was the first European to set eye on the islands during his travel in the Pacific.
The National University of Samoa’s School of Medicine has added a doctor with background in forensic pathology to its teaching ranks. According to the University, Samoa does not have a medical doctor with the pathology background that the newly recruited doctor has.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were greeted by hundreds of flag-waving well-wishers on Tuesday after arriving in Fiji for a three-day visit as part of their tour of the South Pacific. School children in uniform and people of all ages lined the streets and waved both British Union Jack and Fijian flags as Prince Harry and Meghan's motorcade drove past.
A high-profile economic forum in Saudi Arabia began on Tuesday in Riyadh, with the crown prince making a brief public appearance at the kingdom's first major event since the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month.
On the heels of the successful Miss Samoa Pageant staged in Savaii two months ago, the 2019 Pacific Games Organising Committee is following suit banking on the outpour of support from the Big Island to deliver one of the best international sporting event to be staged on the Big Island.
Manu Samoa’s new coach, Steve Jackson, remains focussed on the job. Despite the controversy, politics and hurt feelings surrounding the appointment of the Manu Samoa coaching role, Jackson, who met with Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi yesterday (see story), remains optimistic.