Papali'i Malietau Malietoa is concerned the Asian Development Bank (A.D.B) and local partners are not abiding by their own policies. In an interview with the Samoa Observer, Papali'i, whose family land is up for development as a Flood Control Multi-Purpose Dam in Alaoa, said the Bank’s own safeguarding policies should have protected families from the unsatisfactory consultation practices of the project proponent, Electrical Power Corporation (E.P.C).
From consuming a large number of fresh fish during special occasions, to the average Samoan eating canned fish throughout the week - fish, in Samoa, is known to be one of the most important sources of protein and nutrients available to the inhabitants of the small island nation.
The unfortunate recent turbulences undermining national carrier Samoa Airways is not deterring true Samoan patriots from raising their hands up to be part of the solution.
The reality television cooking show format has made it to the Pacific: but with a mission to combat lifestyle diseases, and make healthy eating easier.
Members of a Chinese Medical team who has been making a difference at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital – and other hospitals throughout the country - are preparing to return home with many wonderful memories of Samoa.
A Sociology Lecturer at the National University of Samoa (N.U.S.), Tahere Siisiialafia, has been chosen as a global leader by the former President of the United States, Barack Obama. Ms. Siisiialafia, was one of six Pacific Islanders selected as the first cohort of Obama Leaders by the Obama Foundation for the Asia-Pacific Leaders programme in 2019.
The Government’s decision to ban the use of plastic bags is cause for concern among market and village shop owners. While they accept that the decision is good for the environment, they say the Government must come up with a better and cheaper alternative to plastic bags so they can continue their service to the public.
Students at private, mission schools and early childhood learning centers stand to benefit from $14 million tala Government assistance. The Minister of Education, Sports and Culture, Loau Keneti Sio, confirmed the assistance, telling the Samoa Observer it has been channeled through the One Government Grant (O.G.G.).
They have done it again. The “Army of Kins” crew from Vaiala has been heralded Samoa’s Best Dance Crew for 2019, defending the title they won last year. On top of the accolades, money and prizes they collected during the final of the TV1 contest at the C.C.C.S.
A family at Magiagi, who claims their lives are placed at risk when the Vaisgano river floods, is appealing to the Government for help. The family of Uele and Sagauga Meroma Lavea spoke to the Samoa Observer in a bid to attract attention to their plight, claiming they have been waiting for years to get help. Uele and his 65-year-old wife live with their children and grandchildren next to the Vaisigano river.
Selepa Ahvon lives in a hut in Saoluafata with her four children and husband. Their home is basically an open-plan house, with wooden posts and a roof made out of corrugated iron, and traditionally-weaved coconut leaves. It is not much of a structure, but it at least keeps the family warm and dry during rain and bad weather.
Ten more local applications for funds from the Global Environment Facility (G.E.F.) Small Grants Programme (S.G.P.) have been successful.
Four generations of the Aiafi family enjoyed a sports day at Fa’atuatua College field yesterday. Children, teens, adults and some elderly folks gathered for a day of laughter and fun.
The Associate Minister of Revenue and Member of Parliament for Vaimauga Sisifo, Lenatai Victor Tamapua, is pictured with his wife, daughter and family members after he was bestowed the Fuimaono title at Salani Falealili on Friday.
One of Samoa’s leading chefs, Dora Laura Elisiana Rossi, is the co-host of the Pacific Island Food Revolution: a reality television style cooking competition with a Pacific flavour.
Seiuli Dwayne Johnson has slammed young people for “looking for a reason to be offended”. The 46-year-old actor and professional wrestler has hit out at the younger generation, claiming they are ruining the hard work of people who “fought for freedom and equality”, by trying to find more reasons to be “offended”.
The Electric Power Corporation (E.P.C.) has appealed to licensed electricians to renew their annual license fees to avoid paying a penalty fee. The Government-owned electricity generator and supplier made the appeal in a recent post on their Facebook page.
Think a minute...Tragically, fathers are becoming a vanishing breed. Statistics show that millions of children are growing up like orphans because their fathers simply reproduce themselves and leave, rather than staying home to love and raise their son or daughter.
With a couple of Chief Executive roles available in the Government, the closing time for those shooting to become a brand new C.E.O. and also those thinking that they can be re-appointed is up. They have thrown their hats in the ring now.
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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