The Police have called for help to find one Aitken Keil in relation to an ongoing Police investigation. In a statement posted by the Police today, it does not say what the investigation is about.
Samoa is truly a paradise. So says Kennedy Short from Auckland, New Zealand. This is her second time to Samoa. She came with her husband and seven top performers and their partners for their annual work trip.
Samoans will soon no longer need to obtain a visa before they travel to Israel. This is according to Samoa’s Honorary Consul in Israel, Galumalemana Nissan Krupsky.
Samoa National Provident Fund (S.N.P.F.) has declared a record interest of 10 percent – the highest ever declared by the Fund to be paid out to its members.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has taken a different turn in the continuing controversy where he identified two members of the public as writers behind the Ole Palemia (O.L.P.) blog. Last week, Talamua Media reported that Tuilaepa had identified Namualuulu Albert Ainu’u as one of the writers behind the blog.
A new era is about to begin in Samoa as the island nation works towards phasing out a range of single-use plastics, joining global efforts to save our environment from the impact of plastics. Starting in January 2019, the Government aims to ban single use plastic bags and straws.
The Speaker of Parliament, Tole’afoa Leaupepe Fa’afisi, and former Speaker, La’aulialemalietoa Leuatea Schmidt, were involved in a heated exchange when Parliament convened yesterday morning. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi was also involved, where he accused the former Speaker of being arrogant and high minded.
A pregnant woman driving a seven-seater minivan was evacuated to the hospital yesterday after a crash at Vaimoso. The minivan collided with a bus. Speaking to the Samoa Observer, an eyewitness said he was in his house when he heard a really loud thud. “I then walked out to see that the minivan was on the other side of the road,” he said.
The Deputy Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, led the Samoa delegation to the 107th Session of A.C.P. Council of Ministers and the 43rd Meeting of the A.C.P.-E.U. Council of Ministers, held in Lome, Togo.
A film crew from New York, America, is in Samoa to film a documentary on the Samoa Weightlifting team that participated in the recent Commonwealth Games in Australia.
The Minister of Finance, Sili Epa Tuioti’s $932.92million budget for 2018/2019 was passed by Parliament last night. The nod of approval was given after three days of budget debate where Parliament worked into the night to discuss the budget allocations.
Using the available resources to develop a country is nothing to be afraid of. Meet Evgeni and Katia Bachara who shared this statement with the Dear Tourist team.
The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme’s (S.P.R.E.P.) Open Day on Monday promoted the 2018 International Year of the Reef to school students.
The National University of Samoa (N.U.S.) should clarify the terms and conditions of scholarships given to students to study in Japan. The call was made by Member of Parliament for Falealili East, Fuimaono Teo Samuelu during Parliament. He said the Ministry of Education as well as the university should explain all the terms and conditions to the students before they leave for Japan.
Think a minute…Remember the wonderful promises you made on your wedding day? “I promise to always love you, care for you, respect and cherish you, through everything we face in life, whether we are rich or poor, sick or healthy.”
Talofa Samoa! We have emphasized in previous Columns that M.E.T.I’s strategy to tackle the ‘epidemic’ of obesity and N.C.D. is - instead of targeting the general population- to direct its health promoting messages to the thousands and thousands of N.C.D. sufferers, who feel miserable and incapacitated and are at a real risk of dying from their disease at an early age.
Banking whispers Whispers about the change of ownership for a major player in the banking industry in Samoa has been laughed off.
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