A healthy working relationship with the Village Council is paramount to the Ministry of Police. So says, Police Superintendent Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo, who has commended the Village Councils of Afega and Luatuanu’u.
Digicel Samoa has extended their agreement with Lupesoliai Laauliolemalietoa Joseph Parker as their brand ambassador. Digicel Samoa Chief Customer Officer, Deepak Khanna, made the announcement at the Digicel headquarters yesterday. He said they have extended Lupesoliai’s two-year agreement for another 12 months.
The Minister of Works, Infrastructure and Transport, Papali’i Niko Lee Hang, has rubbished reports the Government is not doing anything about the state of Cross Island Road. “There are Government processes that we go through to assure that once we start working on this project there are no hurdles,” he said.
We will remember them. Before the break of dawn yesterday, the sacrifice of the fallen and returning ANZAC soldiers who served in the great world wars was remembered and honoured at the Apia Town Clock.
The Ministry of Justice, Courts & Administration (M.J.C.A.) office in Tuasivi will relocate to Salelologa once their proposed new compound is complete. This was confirmed by Minister of Justice and Courts Administration, Faaolesa Katopau Ainuu, after a Ministerial inspection in the big island of Savaii last week.
Neil Donaldson from Newcastle, Australia, finds peace in Samoa. The busy Australian needed a rest from his stressful life back at home and he found just that place in the islands. Mr. Donaldson is traveling with his wife, Annette. The couple arrived on Saturday and will leave today.
Meet Sharon booth from central Queensland, Australia. She came with her husband and her two children to Samoa. To escape from their busy and stressful life back at home, her husband surprised the family with a trip to the islands.
Susan Franckan feels a special connection to Samoa. Not only is she a tourist visiting the islands, she also has links here through her adopted son, who is Samoan. She is from Auckland, New Zealand and they are staying at the Taumeasina Island Resort with her husband, Aldo and their 17-year-old son, Michael.
It was an opportunity of a lifetime for Team Leader Joseph Iosefo and representative students of Don Bosco Alafua to meet the former World Champion, Lupesoliai Laauliolemalietoa Joseph Parker.
Prospect, Australia will be getting a triple dose of Polynesian flavour at an event in June featuring three very popular Samoan chefs. Our very own local celebrity chef, Kopelan Tuulame, also known as Chef John, has joined forces with Ugapo Uaealesi Tutunoa (Savage Samoan Chef) and Chef Anania Tavita Betham (owner of Pappas Nuthouse cafe) of Sydney to form “the Kua Chefs”.
Have you imagined reusing your menstrual pads? Now you can, thanks to a Samoan entrepreneur launching her business called MANA Care Products. Angelica Salele-Sefo, 25, born and bred in Samoa, won a US$10,000 ($24,000) grant to kick start making reusable menstrual pads in Samoa.
Convenience is why Samoa Airways is the best option for Samoans to fly. The experience was shared by Lei’ataua Jerry Brunt, who said he was amazed with the professionalism showcased by the Flight attendants when his family flew to Auckland on Samoa Airways for the first time.
The Supreme Court of Samoa takes priority over any other Courts. That is what the Chief Justice, His Honour Patu Tiava’asu’e Falefatu Sapolu, reminded on Monday. His Honour Patu raised the point during the Criminal Mention this week when senior lawyer, Maiava Visekota Peteru, did not appear in Court.
Asau’s Member of Parliament, Lopao’o Natanielu Mu’a, is optimistic about the plans in place to widen the channel at the Asau Wharf, saying the project will not bomb the channel. His confidence is based on the fact that the excavating technology has advanced a great deal since the last major effort was made to deepen and widen the Asau channel in the 1960's.
Drugs estimated to be worth $60,000 was intercepted at the Faleolo International Airport this week. Methamphetamine, commonly known as “ice”, was discovered by the Police and the Customs K9 Unit on Tuesday evening in a suitcase that belongs to a man in his 40's.
Everyone has their own stories of daily struggles to tell. For John Totua Faifailoa, 51, he is an unemployed father of three from the village of Moata’a-Uta. He needs help with his house.
Think a minute…A man was cleaning his car with a special brush when a little girl watching him said, “My daddy has a special brush like that to clean his car too.” The man responded, “What kind of car does your daddy have?”
We all know that this planet have problems of hunger and malnutrition, about 900 million people. Remember obesity is malnutrition, an illness. All United Nations members have committed themselves to eradicate hunger and malnutrition in all its forms by 2030.
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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