National Pacific Insurance (N.P.I.) has paid its insurance alliance partner, Samoa National Provident Fund (S.N.P.F.), insurance commission of $15,355.
A life without water is tough for 67-year-old Lesina Togia of Lotofaga, Aleipata. When the Village Voice team met her yesterday, she said: “What is life without water?”
The Marist Old Pupils Association (M.B.O.P.A.) donated $50,000 to Saint Joseph’s College, Alafua on Friday. A large part of the proceeds for this donation were collected during the Marist Excellence Service Awards Ball, which was held during their recent 130th year anniversary celebrations.
The National Bank of Samoa’s newest product, EziBank, could play a key role in reducing the country’s “unbanked” population. The product connects Digicel’s mobile money platform to the bank accounts of N.B.S. customers.
Samoa is ready to present to the U.N. Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (C.E.D.A.W.) Committee later this month following a three-day preparatory session held in Apia last week.
Chan Mow announced and rewarded the winners for its White Sunday Poem Competition yesterday. The poem competition entry started from August 22nd and ended on the 14th September.
Threats of rain did not stop Bluesky from bringing the Sunshine into over 40 family homes this White Sunday! Even as the country celebrates, the company is also promising something extra as a surprise today for their pre-paid customers.
Sleepwell International continues to build bridges across the bedding and mattress industry in Samoa. As Samoa’s first bedding and mattress manufacturing company, another important milestone was achieved this week with the first foam mattress-making machine hitting Samoa’s shores at Sleepwell International.
The Samoa Blind Persons Association will for the first time mark the International White Cane Day. The commemoration will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday and marks the first time Samoa will join other countries around the globe in giving significance to the cane and its impact on the lives of blind people.
It is that time of the year again where children look forward to being indulged with gifts and special treats from their parents. As Samoa celebrates White Sunday today, some child vendors hope their wish for a new white attire and special food will be fulfilled with whatever their family earns.
A Samoan with roots in Tiapapata, Satalo, and Sapapali’i has been awarded the prestigious 2018 European Society of International Law Book of the Year Prize. Dr. Guy Fiti Sinclair, the son of the late Peter Sinclair and Ruta Fiti Sinclair, is a Senior Lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law.
It is Elia Iosefa’s first White Sunday away from family but the singing, the dancing and the Bible verse recitations would not have been far from his mind at the Moto’otua Hospital. The 11-year-old from Salamumu has been admitted in the hospital’s paediatric ward and suffers from rheumatic heart disease, which is a consequence of rheumatic fever. This time last year he participated in his family’s celebration of White Sunday.
Two vehicles collided at the intersection at Siusega around 11 o’clock yesterday. The black Toyota Noah was coming from Aleisa heading to Apia and the black Hiace minivan was on its way to Siusega when the crash occurred. According to an eyewitness, Paulo, the Toyota Noah was driven by a man and was carrying a few passengers, including an elderly man.
The National Council of Churches has described as “insulting” an Office of the Ombudsman report that blamed them for exacerbating family violence. The report, based on a two-year national inquiry into family violence in Samoa, concluded that the churches continued to contribute to the impunity of family violence perpetrators.
The Minister of Revenue Tialavea Tionisio Hunt says cash-strapped businesses can pay their import duty after 30 days – but only if they pay 50 per cent of the tax upfront. Asked by the Sunday Samoan how many companies have already benefited from this arrangement, he said he is only aware of two construction firms that applied and were given the approval.
Cabinet Ministers should not have shares in any company. That is the view of the Minister for Revenue, Tialavea Tionisio Hunt. He made the point during an interview with the Sunday Samoan. In doing so, he joined Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi in expressing similar sentiments.
Samoa Rugby Union Chief Executive Officer, Faleomavaega Vincent Fepulea’i, has expressed disappointment that Board members leaked confidential emails. He said the emails were confidential and should not have been made public. The emails were written by Namulauulu Sami Leota and Seumanu Douglas Ngau Chun.
Samoa has been an eye-opener for Darryn Bennet and Laura Mcaffer, especially on travel opportunities. The Kiwi pair usually enjoy a more comfortable and “luxurious” vacation, but this time it was different with what Samoa offered.
The Women in Tourism International Alliance (W.I.T.I.A.) based in Queensland, Australia are in Samoa with 35 international professionals from the global tourism industry. Among the visiting members are travel agents, property and hotel managers, travel writers, tour guides and a travel educator from America, Norway, China and Australia.
Think a minute…I recently read about a teenage boy who was found hanging from a tree. Next to the tree was a suicide note he had written to his parents. He said: “I’ve never felt like a real person with real worth. What hurts most is that I don’t have any real relationships with my family or friends. Please don’t spend money on a casket to bury me in.”
To sit above the hills overlooking the majestic harmonist of a sea; you are the head and feet of imagination, free; and like the breeze on your skin, you linger. There is a self healing, prayer filled, somber sound coming from such a sea.
Is this Samoa’s Manu Samoa? Two issues stand out like a sore thumb in the selection of the Manu Samoa. Firstly, there is not a single player picked from the competitions in Samoa.
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