Vailima, Samoa’s Own Beer, celebrated an exciting milestone, its 40th anniversary since it was established in Samoa and 35 years in American Samoa.
International rugby franchises see the value of Pacific nations in lifting the standard of the sport through the display of stylish rugby skills possessed by Pacific Islanders. This is according to former New Zealand rugby league star, Sione Faumuina, who is in Samoa as part of the first Samoa Business Network business trip where he facilitated in a session on “Entrepreneurial mindset” as a keynote speaker.
The Samoa Victim Support Group Juniors recently launched a book drive in a bid to build a library at Foailuga. Communication officer for Group, Marieta Ilalio, said the book drive is an opportunity for members of the public donating books to help create a library in Foailuga, Savai’i.
The Nuanua O Le Alofa organisation has received a donation of $2000 from My Girl’s Club. The organisation is the peak advocacy body for persons living with disabilities and continues to be the recipient of support from the club. This is the fourth time the club has come to the aid of the organisation in four consecutive years.
A review of the Community Development Sector Plan 2016 – 2021 has been a fruitful exercise, says Afamasaga Faauiga Mulitalo. The CEO of the Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development said this when giving her assessment of the two-day forum at the TATTE Building.
The International Monetary Fund (I.M.F.) has helped Pacific Islands develop in a number of ways and will continue to do so in the future, says I.M.F. Small States Division Chief (Asia Pacific Department), Allison Stuart.
Small medium enterprises (S.M.E) in Samoa represent 88.27 per cent of all enterprises, which indicates the vital role such businesses play in developing Samoa’s economy. This is according to Samoa Business Network (S.B.N.) New Zealand Chairperson, Laura Keil-Hall, who was in Samoa for the S.B.N. Business Trip earlier this week.
Samoa can expect more rain in the coming weeks, says Samoa Meteorological Office Acting C.E.O. Mulipola Ausetalia Titimaea. Mulipola said the rain experienced over the past few days is expected to clear off over the weekend as the trough of low pressure lying over Samoa moves away.
Former Member of Parliament Aveau Niko Palamo and ex-bureaucrat Velda Collins have condemned attempts in Brisbane to attack Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi. The P.M., who flew to Australia early in the week on the inaugural Samoa Airways’ Faleolo to Brisbane service, was speaking at the official launching of the service when two unidentified men walked in and threw an “uncooked pig’s head” in his direction.
The Apia Rotary Club has donated four wheelchairs and four walkers to the Samoa Cancer Society. Apia Rotary Club member, Christine Hurley, said the donated items will give patients more mobility and enable them to see family and friends.
A man has been sentenced to three years imprisonment for stealing $30,000 worth of construction and engineering equipment from his employer. The stolen items include a .22 rifle and a 12-gauge gun. Appearing before Justice Vui Clarence Nelson in the Supreme Court yesterday, Taeao Luteru of Gataivai Savaii and Pesega pleaded guilty to burglary and theft as a servant.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has arrived in Port Moresby, P.N.G with other Pacific Island leaders to observe the 26th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders Summit. He is among leaders of eight Pacific Island states that recognise Beijing diplomatically, and will meet the Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the regional economic summit in Port Moresby.
Researching the prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace shows the need for training, documentation and no tolerance policies, a Leadership Samoa graduate believes.
Elane Wisely is on the verge of becoming “local”—she and her husband travel to Samoa every two years for holidays. Hailing from Pirongia, a small town in the Waipa District of the Waikato region of New Zealand’s North Island, the 66-year-old woman has over the years travelled frequently to Samoa for holidays.
A simple act of kindness 15 years ago has brought a Swedish tourist to the shores of Samoa. Tomas Nilsson told Dear Tourist yesterday that it was his first visit to the country. But he would not have travelled to the Pacific from Europe, if it was not for an incident 15 years ago when he was working in Sweden.
Increasing cost pressures on Immigration New Zealand resulted in the price hike on visa applications earlier this month, a spokesperson has confirmed. Notices circulated locally informed citizens it now costs T$305 for a visitor visa to New Zealand, up from $285 just last month.
In business and life there are so many similarities, you learn when you embrace your failures, says former rugby league star Sione Faumuina. Sione played professional rugby league in New Zealand for nine years, and is now a successful publisher author, coach, trainer and motivational speaker.
Think a minute…Today’s world, from its large companies to entire countries, runs on the speed and power of computers. But when the computer breaks down, it causes serious loss, damage, even destruction.
Talofa! It is with great pleasure that I come with my colleagues to attend the Closing Ceremony of Training Course on Creative Handicrafts and Sewing skills for Samoa sponsored by the Chinese government.
P.M. on Church leaders It seems Prime Minister Tuilaepa can’t leave members of clergy alone. During a radio programme last week, he had plenty to say about Church Ministers. For instance, he reminded them that Church Ministers were only taught on spiritual matters, not on Economics.
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