Newly-weds Nick Feast and Rhianna Laybourn are celebrating their honeymoon in Samoa. They’ve been courting for 10 years and were lucky enough to win a trip to Samoa, allowing them a chance for a romantic getaway.
The following is penned by Faalogo Situtuila Sissy Vaa Vuki telling their story with husband Tupuola Sione Vuki behind their Samaritan mission to assist Samoa where possible. In recent weeks, coupled spearheaded a fundraising drive in the hometown in St. George Utah U.S.A to raise over $15,000 for the National Emergency Call Center:
The former Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Ta’isi Tupuola Tufuga Efi, hosted a media event at Tuaefu to talk directly about the customary land issue. Attended by the media and members of his family, Tui Atua delivered a detailed address in Samoan and English, addressing the issues in relation to fears about the alienation of customary lands.
Affording the chance for better future opportunities for young Samoans is an approach that C.E.O. and President of Samoa Stationery and Books (S.S.A.B.), Tofilau Fiti Leung Wai, is keen on.
The President of the Land and Titles Court, Fepulea'i Attila Ropati’s “special leave” has its perks. It includes the Court’s vehicle assigned to him and his pay.
A landslide on the East Coast of Upolu interrupted traffic yesterday morning. The landslide occurred between the villages of Lauli’i and Luatuanu’u. Eyewitness, Tuia Faletau from Afulilo Aleipata told Samoa Observer the landslide could’ve cost someone’s life if it wasn’t for God.
Lady Anglers are no delicate flowers at sea when it comes to rigging their own baits or catching fish that weigh more than they do. It was not exception for the ladies competing in the Samoa International Game Fishing Tournament when they kicked off on Wednesday showing an array of different skills ranging from the serious to the social but nonetheless making their presence known.
The decision by the Samoa Law Society to suspend the practicing certificate of lawyer, Pa’u Tafaogalupe Mulitalo, “was too severe”. So says Unasa Iunu Sapolu in response to questions from the Samoa Observer. Pa’u’s suspension was confirmed in a letter by the S.L.S. Secretary, Rebecca Schuster, where he’s accused of breaching the Lawyers and Legal Practitioners Act.
The former Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, will break his long held silence over fears about the alienation of customary lands today. He will do this during a press conference at his Tuaefu residence where he will deliver a paper on the issue. The press conference was confirmed in a letter from his Office earlier this week.
The Village Mayor of Ti’avea, Tuiavi’i Poloma Eteuati, has set the record straight with regards to an incident which the Police said happened at Tiavea. In a letter to the Ministry of Police, Tuiavi’i has asked the Police to correct their report on the matter.
Living within her means has so long been part of Nima Nuusa’s life. The mother of seven from Afega needs so much in life, only because it would make life more convenient for her.
Day two of the Samoa International Game Fishing tournament brought good news for the Savai’i boat who finally made it on the board. American, Dale Withington who is here from Malaysia was very pleased with his catch of the day after finally securing two yellow fins and a barracuda with some serious weight.
Think a minute…On this journey called life, do you sometimes feel like just pulling over and parking? You feel like you’ve done enough, worked enough, and learned enough. Now it’s time to relax, let the others do the work, and enjoy the ride.
People are always asking me what I want to be when I grow up. My answer typically varies with mood - journalist, a doctor, political leader, a professional singer - but the theme remains the same.
THE BEST A big fa’amalo to the skilled and courageous E.P.C. staff who braved the winds and rain to restore power from broken and dangerous power lines on Cross Island Road on Wednesday night in pitch darkness.
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