The volume eight of Samoa Ne’i Galo was launched on Friday. Held at the Fale Samoa of the Ministry of Education Sports and Culture (M.E.S.C.), the book was compiled by the Ministry’s Culture division over many years. Minister of Education Sports and Culture, Loau Keneti Sio said the book is not only important for the kids, but for everyone.
Sixty-eight-year-old Kelikupa Ah Wa of Tanumapua is urging the Government to reconsider the high cost of living. Village Voice team met Mr. Ah Wa heading home yesterday. He said the people are suffering from the high cost of living.
Samitioata Afamasaga Vavao has a lot on her plate. The unemployed mother of three from the village of Falealii and Fasitoo-Tai spoke of her daily challenges from having no water tank and living in a small hut. On top of that, nobody in her family works and she is also tasked with looking after her mother who lives with them.
The Oceania National Olympic Community (O.N.O.C.) signed an agreement with Samoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Community (S.A.S.N.O.C.) yesterday. The agreement improves S.A.S.N.O.C’s status as the training providers for the Oceania sports education programme in Samoa.
Over the years, the numbers of students at the University of the South Pacific (U.S.P.) have increased and the many developments are one of the reasons the university is successful. “We have a very clear job description that is very easy to see through.
Success is the result of hard work. Minister of Education Sports and Culture, Loau Kineti Sio, knows this. Loau was part of the 18 Samoan Parliamentarians who graduated with a Certificate in Civil Law from the University of the South Pacific on Thursday as part of the university’s 50th anniversary celebration.
‘He creates all things beautiful in his time’ is a verse for Mailelani, whose 20-year business journey was recognized at the Samoa Exports Award on Friday evening. Held at the Taumeasina Island Resort, the skincare company from Vailima won the Best in Innovation award and also the Woman Exporter of the year award.
The secret is out of the bag. The logo for the XVI Pacific Games has been revealed by the Minister of Education, Sports and Culture, Loau Keneti Sio. In doing so, Loau declared that Samoa is ready for the Pacific Games next year. With the theme “Samoa welcomes the Pacific Games,” the logo was designed by Fresh Levin Kennar and Suivu Ma Yuen of Signs Studios.
Bluebird Lumber and Hardware Company Limited, Saleufi Store, celebrated its new facelift and upgrade at their Saleufi store on Friday. The new added services to Bluebird Saleufi include the kitchen design and installation services, the swimming pools and pumps department and automotive paint mixing.
Navy members of the first lady of fleet, the Royal Australian Navy ship HMS Success, visited the Home of the elders at Mapuifagalele yesterday morning. The members met the Sisters who look after the place as well as the elders at the Little Sisters of the Poor. According to Chaplain Andrew Thorburn, his team was there to help the sisters in any way they can.
The Police is continuing to ask members of the public for help to find one of Samoa’s most wanted men today. Pati Sonny Chong Nee, 24, is a suspect in an alleged crime spree where he broke into several houses at Ululoloa on Tuesday night. The Sunday Samoan understands that one of the houses he burgled was the Newton family’s house.
A Government official, who produced falsified letters of approval by the Tenders Board to make a payment worth $212,000 to suppliers for services and goods that had not been supplied, does not work for the Ministry of Finance.
Krissy Company Ltd scooped the Overall Exporter of the Year Award at the 2018 Samoa Exports Award. Held at the Taumeasina Island Resort, the event was attended by Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi and Minister of Commerce Industry and Labour Lautafi Fio Purcell, who were the patrons of the event.
Savai’i will be hosting the Miss Samoa Pageant 2018. This was announced by Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi during his keynote speech at the launching of the event. Held at Le Rosalote Guest Fale, Tuilaepa said this will be the first time that the Miss Samoa Pageant will be staged in Savaii, reaffirming that the pageant is the people’s pageant.
Meet Luke and Cara Baddington from Wellington, New Zealand. When the Dear Tourist met them, they shared it was their first time in Samoa. They arrived on Wednesday and according to them the main reason they chose Samoa to stay is to relax and escape from the cold weather and stress back home.
The beauty and atmosphere of Samoa lasts a lifetime. For Sue Pearson from Ohope Beach, New Zealand, her trip to Samoa with her husband is a memorable one. It is her first time to Samoa, but she has been to Fiji and Rarotonga for a few times.
There’s another side to rugby. While many may see it as a ruthless and merciless game where men from various rugby nations go head to head on the field, it’s a different story altogether outside of that rugby pitch.
The University of the South Pacific (U.S.P.) is celebrating 50 Years of service to the Pacific region through a week long chain of events. Part of the Alafua campus’ celebration in commemoration of this milestone, was a special graduation ceremony which saw 18 Parliamentarians graduate with Certificates in Law (Civil).
The weeklong celebration of the University of the South Pacific’s 50th anniversary is coming to an end tonight. The final gathering this evening will continue the festive mood felt at the University’s Alafua Campus yesterday where the institution opened its doors to the public during their Open Day. The event yesterday was about looking into the future, allowing the future of Samoa to get an idea of how they can benefit from what the University offers.
Having the first lady of fleet, the Royal Australian Navy ship HMS Success in Samoa signals the importance of the Australia – Samoa relationship. Anchored at the Matautu Wharf, the Australian navies are in Samoa to carry out programmes for maritime security and to help the local communities. The HMS Success is a replenish ship in the Australian Navy. Their major role is providing fuel and other essentials to other ships task group.
Think a minute…Imagine we are on a large ship out on the ocean. The captain knows that there is a hole in the boat and we’re sinking, but he does not tell us passengers. Instead, he invites us all to go up to first class. All the beer and liquor is free. We’re allowed to party and do basically anything we want on the ship. Naturally, we passengers are loving our freedom.
June the 8th last week was World Ocean’s Day. I would like to dedicate this address to all those who have and are working tirelessly to protect our oceans. The ocean is family and we have a sacred responsibility to ensure that we protect and nurture it like family.
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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