Local sports officials have completed Phase one of the accreditation process for Doping control Officers, as they gear up for the Pacific Games next year.
More than 20 participants from various government agencies and civil society organisations participated in the Universal Treatment Curricular Training for courses three and five of the Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme.
Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, has compared the actions of the Luatuanu’u men who blocked the road, endangered lives of the public and attacked the Police to that of “dogs.” “There is only one outcome for such actions,” Tuilaepa, who is also the Minister of Police, said yesterday. “They should spend time in jail at Tafaigata Prison.
The Police Commissioner, Fuiavaili’ili Egon Keil, is standing by their decision to give the village of Luatuanu’u two options yesterday, after Police officers were attacked out there. The first option was for the village to hand in the men responsible for the attack. The second one was that the Police would return to the village armed.
A rugby fight during the weekend between Falefa and Luatuanu’u landed seven people in hospital. The uproar resulted in a roadblock near Solosolo and Police releasing their Tactical Unit squad to calm the situation and allow the flow of traffic. Village Mayor, Autu Lolesio Tauili’ili told the Samoa Observer that early on Monday morning, the Police Tactical Unit team arrived and tried to calm the situation.
A female described by her victims as a “con woman” has been jailed for two years and three months. Alakoni Pinetuaoi Sio Tevaga, from Samalaeulu, Vaitele Tai and Sa’anapu, had been accused of running an immigration scam that has cost a Fagamalo couple about $20,000.
The Central Bank of Samoa congratulated the winners of their “Be Money Wise Poster Competition and Build Your Savings Piggy Bank/ Money Box Competition” last Friday.
Two of Sheraton Hotel and Bungalow’s best fire knife dancers went head to head on Tuesday evening for an opportunity to advance to the next round of the Faletalimalo Siva Afi challenge.
The Development Bank of Samoa’s (D.B.S.) earnings after tax for the financial year 2017 was $71,000. The bank also recorded a surplus of $1.3 million. The figures are revealed in the D.B.S. 2017 Annual Report obtained by the Samoa Observer.
The battle of being a transwoman sworn to serve in the U.S. Army was a challenge for Arrianna Princess Haserota Auva’a. S.P.C. Auva’a is from Vaoala, Falealupo and Malaeloa in American Samoa. Auva’a is based in Fort Stewart Georgia, South Carolina
A 46-year-old father has been convicted and ordered to pay $250 to Court before 12:30pm today. Tanielu Tui was charged with one count of possession of a glass pipe used to smoke marijuana, one count of bringing in a glass pipe into the country and one count of making a false statement at the Faleolo International Airport.
Taxi operators are frustrated with the Land Transport Authority (L.T.A.). They are unhappy claiming that contrary to assurance the policy to disregard vehicles older than 2003 for commercial transport has been delayed, many of them have already been affected.
Local officials will be a lot better prepared to deal with doping cases when the Pacific Games come around next year. That’s after local Doping Control Officers (D.C.O.) complete a three-day training workshop at the Samoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (S.A.S.N.O.C.) headquarters.
Police Commissioner, Fuiava Egon Keil, has confirmed that several untitled men from Luatuanu’u have been arrested. He did not have the exact numbers. The arrests were made when more than 50 Police Officers descended upon Luatuanu’u to try and calm a situation there where angry villagers had taken to block the road.
Think a minute…John is smart and well educated, but he does not keep a job and support his family. Ian is married with children, but he continues to go out nights partying and being unfaithful to his wife. Sadly, fewer boys than ever are becoming true men who live up to their adult responsibilities.
About a month ago, we were in a meeting with three village Mayors (male Chiefs) to discuss the implementation of the first carbon offsetting project for Samoa by replanting more than 12,000 native trees in the O le Pupu Pue national Park.
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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