A member of the business community is lucky to be alive after he was brutally beaten by two men opposite McDonalds in early hours of Saturday morning. In an interview with the Samoa Observer yesterday David Main said he is thankful he is still alive. “I’ve been here for 20 years and I have never had a problem in my life, even with my children.
An annual bowling tournament to honor fathers was held recently in Apia. Held at the Bowling Compound at Apia Park, the event was sponsored by the late Reverend Ieremia Le’atulī Sili Samuelu.
Fathers’ Day should remind men of their responsibilities as fathers on top of celebrating the day, says Samoan Fijian community men’s fellowship leader Lai Kaivei.
A farmer support charity is calling for the Australian government to spend less money abroad. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop was in Samoa recently announcing millions of dollars in funding for various projects across the country.
Tonga’s Prime Minister Akalisi Pohiva has cautioned Pacific Island nations, saying they should “slow down” asking China for loans. Speaking on the sidelines of the one-day Forum Foreign Ministers conference in Apia last Friday, the Prime Minister told Samoa Observer in an exclusive interview that the debts that Pacific Island states owed to China should be on the agenda at next month’s Pacific Islands Forum (P.I.F.) Leaders Summit in Nauru.
The appeal against the decision of the Court to acquit the President of Land and Titles Court, Fepuleai Atilla Ropati, of assault charges has begun. Counsels Rexona Titi and Aumua Ming Leung Wai, representing the Office of the Attorney General and the respondent Fepuleai, appeared before Supreme Court Justice Leiataualesa Daryl Clarke last Friday to make their submissions.
A total of $25,000 Christmas gifts were given to a Minister and board members by the Samoa Housing Corporation. This was revealed in the audit report for S.H.C.’s financial year ended 30 June 2014. According to the audit report Christmas gifts valued at $5,000 and $4000 were given to the minister and each Board Member.
Pacific Island Leaders should lead by example and move away from obesity lifestyle. Tonga’s Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva made the appeal in an interview with Samoa Observer with discussing the impact of child obesity and non-communicable diseases in the region.
The Essence of a Tamaitai Samoa or Samoan Lady is the theme for this year’s Miss Samoa 2018 pageant. Nine contestants have entered for this year’s competition, to capture and celebrate the many unique aspects of a Tamaitai Samoa.
Think a minute…As the saying goes: “A leopard can’t change its spots.” This, of course, is true of leopards. But is it true of people? Can people change? Are we humans just creatures of habit? Or can we control our thinking, behavior and habits?
In 2012 Samoa, celebrated its 50th anniversary of Independence. The Government of Australia announced that it would co-fund with Samoa a significant infrastructure project to reconstruct the Maota Fono on its original site here at Mulinu’u.
Those parking meters A lot has been said about the Government’s move to install parking meters - good and bad.
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