A touch of innovation and a generous fund from the international mobile association giant GSMA, has put Samoan owned and operated Skyeye in prime position to enable rural communities to participate in the national marketplace.
A workshop centered on drought was conducted by the Samoa Meteorological Office recently in partnership with the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme and the International Federation of Red Cross.
Two up-and-coming hip hop crews will take over Platinum Lounge tomorrow night in the first ever Phat Hip Hop night, especially designed for young talent.
Popular night club Edge Marina View has been shutdown after the Liquor Board stripped it of its liquor and beverage license. Minister for Revenue and Liquor Board chairman, Tialavea Tionisio Hunt, told the Samoa Observer that the decision of the Board has been conveyed to the club’s owners.
With at least half of all tourists arriving in Samoa used to making contactless card payments, Samoa needs to catch up. Visa is rolling out plans to improve payment security, and the standard of card terminals across the South Pacific.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi has used the Katowice Climate Change Conference to again call for oceans to become an integral part of the continuing climate change agenda. The Prime Minister made the appeal recently at a side event on the sidelines of the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC in Poland.
The Supreme Court has granted bail to manslaughter suspect, Herman Westerlund. But the defendant— who together with Suapaina Savai’inaea have been charged with manslaughter in connection to the death of Jeremiah Malaki Tauili’ili — has strict bail conditions while awaiting trial.
Fa’atuatua Christian College’s top student for 2018, Lanulelei Harmony Uliate, has reminded her peers of the need to make the right choices. She has also urged them to put God first in one’s life to help navigate the challenges that face a lot of young people.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Samoa Red Cross Association (SRCA) and the Ministry of Health have agreed to partner to address gender-based violence in Samoa.
Think a minute…Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution to break a bad habit? You determined to finally make that needed change, but after just a few weeks you were back to your same old habits. So you think to yourself: “I know what I should have done, but I did not do it!”
I’ve been asked to shed light on the emerging challenges of Human Rights in Samoa/ and the approach of the country in addressing them/ in approximately four to five minutes. ---I know you are keen to see the movie, so I will aim for three minutes.
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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