Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has suggested Australia offer citizenship to the peoples of low lying coral atolls, soon to lose their lands to rising seas, in exchange for control over their fisheries and exclusive economic zones.
A company set up in Samoa recently, Pure Pacific Water, shared some of its successes and future plans with members of the Samoa Chamber of Commerce on Monday.
The influenza like illness (ILI) syndrome is the highest reported case of communicable diseases for the period January-December 2018 with a total of 37, 290 cases.
The Electric Power Corporation (E.P.C.) has assured the public that a pond and pipes that it built were not the cause of flooding during Cyclone Evans in 2012.
The man accused of making defamatory statements against Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, is seeking to raise $10,000 to help him clear his name in Court. Malele Paulo, better known as King Faipopo, has setup a Go Fund Me page, a fundraising platform to help him pay for a bail bond for his case.
An organization called the “Hut” from Australia ran a workshop yesterday to empower women of the Nofotane project at the Eden’s Edge in Apia. The February 19-21 workshop is attended by 20 women with eight from Savaii, one from Manono and 11 from Upolu. They are all involved with the Nofotane project under the Samoa Victim Support Group (SVSG).
Water sourced from “independent water schemes” are always non-compliant and fail to meet national drinking water standards. That is the conclusion of a report authored by the water quality unit within the Ministry of Health (MOH), which discussed the results of tests done on water samples from various sources on both Upolu and Savai’i.
A hearing into an application to refer a motion to quash charges against 20 Church Ministers and stay of proceeding to the Supreme Court will be heard on March 1 in the District Court. The application was filed by lawyer Alex Su’a and Tui Faasili before District Court Judge, Leota Raymond Schuster.
Prison escapees Pati Chong Nee and Aniseko Vaelei are still on the run from authorities. Today marks one month since the convicted criminals dashed for freedom during a church service at the Tafaigata Prison.
Work on the construction of the new Vaisigano Bridge in Matautu is on track. That’s the update from the Chief Executive Officer of the Land Transport Authority, Galumalemana Taatialeoitiiti Tutuvanu-Schwalger, yesterday. She was present at the project site during the Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) media tour.
A man charged with attempted murder of a young woman who was shot in the face has been denied bail. The accused, Peter Tulaga Eliesa, will remain in custody until a hearing date is set when the matter returns to the Court for criminal mention on February 25.
Samoans can expect a $0.09 sene increase in the price of electricity effective from March 1 as approved by the Office of the Regulator. Electric Power Corporation (E.P.C.) General Manager, Tologata Tile Tuimalealiifano, confirmed this to the Samoa Observer in an interview yesterday.
Food and beverage manufacturing registered a decline in real value-added of 7.9 per cent, making it the first quarter of negative growth for the industry.
Maluseu Doris Tulifau’s international movement Brown Girl Woke (BGW) is running after school performing arts activities across Samoa again, after a successful first year in 2018.
Think a minute...It’s a fact of life and human nature: “Everybody needs somebody.” For our life to be satisfying and successful, we need close friends. But we face barriers that can hinder, or completely stop, us from bonding with people and enjoying close, meaningful relationships.
There tends to be accusatory tones whenever we talk about people who throw away plastic bags, straws or any other disposable plastic products in public places.
A prominent member of the community had his house broken into where the thief ransacked it looking for valuables to take.
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