The staff of the Ministry of Justice and Courts Administration (M.J.C.A.) are a lot better prepared for their roles today, thanks to a training on legal policy development held last week.
Indigenous Samoan cultural identity expressed through dance is in danger of being lost due to the lack of commitment and pride by its current practitioners.
Hard work, perseverance and good character can lead to success in Samoa’s legal profession. Chief Justice, His Honour Patu Tiava’asue Falefatu Sapolu, said this yesterday at the admission of six new lawyers to the bar.
A campaign targeting behavioural change when it comes to the environment was launched at the Apia Yacht Club yesterday. The Va’a Environmental Education Campaign, follows the success of the pilot campaign, Sa Moana Folauga Campaign implemented in 2017.
The founders of not-for-profit group Pacific Heart are back in Samoa to finish what they started. In February this year, Michelle Simmons from Hawaii and Tili Young Yen from New Zealand were in Samoa to distribute stationeries and sports equipment to schools in Savai’i.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (M.N.R.E.) says all reclaimed land belongs to the state and that position is clear under the law. Chief Executive Officer of M.N.R.E., Ulu Bismark Crawley, said this when confirming the dispute with Salelologa resident Matamua Samuela over land possessed using provisions of the Taking of Land Act to extend the Salelologa wharf.
A seafarer’s book issued in Bangkok, Thailand in 2016 and bearing the seal of the Samoan Government is now under investigation by the Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure (M.W.T.I). Minister of M.W.T.I, Papali’i Niko Lee Hang, in an interview with Samoa Observer, said his Ministry does not have the authority to issue such a document.
Member of Parliament La’aulialemalietoa Polataivao Schmidt has filed a $10 million lawsuit against his former business colleague and politician Peseta Vaifou Tevaga. Former Cabinet Minister, La’auli is suing the Associate Minister of the Ministry of Prime Minister and Cabinet for loss of profits and tarnishing of the reputation of nonu-producing company, Local Partners and Associates Limited (L.P.A.) in a legal wrangle dating back to 2015.
The case of a one-year-old Tovanse Meni, who has been paralysed since last year, has been referred to the National Health Services (N.H.S.). This was confirmed by the Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O.) of the Ministry of Health, Leausa Dr. Take Naseri. “I don’t have the information in regards to that matter,” he said.
For 16 years, a family in Saleimoa tried to use plastic wrappings as tarpaulins to protect their home during heavy rain and they continue to live with that challenge.
The lack of water supply is a concern for Seti Saofaiga from Saleimoa. Fifty-five-year-old Seti and his family do not have water gallons or a water tank. Despite living in a shack, for him water is the most vital need any human being needs to survive.
Think a minute…Bram Stoker was a successful theatre manager in England during Queen Victoria’s reign. Everybody who knew him said he was one of the most easy-going, kindest men they knew.
It’s great for travellers like yours truly to compare airfares on line to find that Samoa Airways offers the cheapest fare for the Auckland to Apia route.
Three is a crowd One Minister with three Secretaries? A colleague of BTL walked into the office of one Cabinet Minister.
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