Popular Apia night club Edge Marina View has been temporarily closed. A manager of the club, who asked not to be named, told Samoa Observer that the club has been closed for staff safety reasons. The closing of the club comes a week after the death of 24-year-old Jeremiah Malaki Tauili’ili, who was allegedly assaulted on the premises on November 30 and went into coma, before he died five days later.
When it comes to literacy among students in tertiary education around the Pacific region, there is a lack of competency, says outgoing University of the South Pacific Vice Chancellor, Professor Rajesh Chandra.
Samoa hosted International Volunteers Day this week, with none other than the executive director of the United Nations Volunteers Program Olivier Adam, and the Asia Pacific regional manager Shalina Miah.
Promoting education through a bookshop was the inspiration behind the establishment of the Samoa Stationery and Books on December 8, 2008.
The Malua Theological College yesterday saw the passing out of 21 graduates with diplomas and bachelors in theology and divinity. Rev. Elder Tavita Anesone led the celebration with a service at the Jubilee Church at the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa headquarters in Malua.
The Deputy Registrar of the Ministry of Justice and Courts Administration, Ve'atauia Fa'atasi Puleiata, has identified the three men charged in connection to the Police investigation into the death of Jeremiah Malaki Tauili’ili. Responding to questions from the Sunday Samoan yesterday, Ve'atauia said Robert Ash is facing an assault charge while Suapaina Savai’inaea and Herman Westerlund have been charged with manslaughter.
The Congregational Christian Church of Samoa’s annual payment of $1.7 million to pay back a $15.11 million loan from the Samoa National Provident Fund is up to date. This was confirmed by C.C.C.S. Finance Committee chairman, Le Mamea Ropati Mualia, during an interview with the Sunday Samoan at his office recently.
Sister Emanuela Betham yesterday celebrated 60 years serving as a Sister of the Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary (S.M.S.M.) Marist Missionary life. A church service was held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Church at Mt. Vaea yesterday evening to commemorate her achievement, which was attended by members of the S.M.S.M. sisters, families and friends.
The outgoing Vice Chancellor of the University of the South Pacific, Professor Rajesh Chandra, has downplayed claims about the high turnover of Lecturers at the university. Prof. Chandra was responding to a question on whether the university was losing some of its quality Lecturers, who contribute to the academic development of the students.
Do not underestimate yourself and always aim high. With that belief, Asiasiga Tualatamalelagi Naseri worked and achieved his goal of becoming the 2018 Dux at Samoa College. He was awarded during the school’s prize giving ceremony at the Samoa College Old Pupil’s Association hall on Friday.
For the second consecutive year, Aga Reef Resort has done it again, scooping the award for “Australasia’s best relaxation Retreat” at the exclusive Boutique Hotel Awards 2018.
The challenges facing Toma Tuilata and his family remain, but a gesture by local company Island Rock has brought a smile to their faces. Toma, 48, and his family was one of four families—who were selected to participate in Island Rock’s 25 Days of the Spirit of Christmas Campaign—and gifted Christmas hampers.
Siumu Primary School is the winner of Business Systems Limited’s Win a Van Competition.
Think a minute…A father was trying to get his little boy to drink a glass of milk, but the son kept refusing, so the battle of wills was on. The father then poured himself a glass of milk and challenged his son to a race to see who could drink their milk the fastest. When the son had finished drinking his entire glass of milk, he said: “Let’s race again!”
As we fast approach the end of 2018 and envelop ourselves in the spirit of the festive season on Christmas and New Year celebrations, we need to spare a thought or two for the Samoa delegation these two weeks in Katowice Poland in the collective pursuit by developing countries for a climate package of decisions that ‘leaves no climate related issues behind’.
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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