Seven local businesses are finalists in the Samoa Business Network (S.B.N.) Awards to be held in Auckland on 29 September 2018. This year marks the S.B.N.’s fifth year anniversary since its inception in New Zealand.
Lack of evaluation into the implementation of legislative reforms targeting family violence is one reason there is minimal changes to the national rates of family violence in Samoa. This was highlighted in the National Inquiry into Family Violence report that was launched last week.
Work on the new multipurpose Gymnasium at Faleata for the 2019 Pacific Games is underway. At the groundbreaking ceremony yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa acknowledged the bilateral relationship between Samoa and China.
A 47-year-old male has pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine, commonly known as ice. He has also pleaded guilty to possession of unlawful ammunition.
A small house where the trash is stored at the old Yazaki Building at Vaitele caught fire yesterday afternoon. But thanks to the quick response by the Fire and Emergency Services Authority, they were able to eliminate the fire before it spread.
The Australian owner of a helicopter which the Ministry of Revenue plans to auction owes the Government of Samoa outstanding taxes. The impounded aircraft will not be released to the owner until the import goods and services tax (G.S.T.) payable on the helicopter is settled in full.
The Anhui Foreign Economic Construction Company Ltd. has been awarded a multi-million-tala contract for the rehabilitation of the Samoa Aquatic Center and the Apia Park Sports Complex, ahead of the Pacific Games next year.
Malietoa Fa’amausili Moli has been charged with contempt of Court. He has been summoned to appear before the District Court on 9 October 2018, according to Court documents.
The Public Service Commission (P.S.C.) has terminated the services of the Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure (M.W.T.I.), Afamasaga Su’a Pou Onesemo. The decision was confirmed yesterday by the Minister of M.W.T.I., Papali’i Niko Lee Hang, during an interview with the Samoa Observer.
A multi-stakeholder mission team led by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (I.F.A.D.) has wrapped up its two-week mission to initiate the design of the Farming as a Business (F.A.B.) project in Samoa.
The United Nations (U.N.) Women hosted its latest Ending of Violence in Samoa (E.V.I.S.) roundtable at the University of the South Pacific Alafua Campus last week.
The handover ceremony of 110 tunnel and shade houses to 80 farmers earlier this month was part of the fourth phase of the China – Samoa Agricultural Technical Aid Project.
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a US$35.75 million (T$95.09m) grant to improve the climate resilience of Samoa’s road network and facilitate a rapid response in the event of a natural disaster. Thousands of residents on Samoa’s two main islands, Upolu and Savai’i, will benefit directly from this investment.
A man accused of the death of a Chinese man earlier this month has been identified as Ta’uinaola Laupu’a, of Salelavalu, Gataivai and Vaitele-fou. The 31-year-old appeared before Chief Justice, His Honour Patu Tiava’asu’e Falefatu Sapolu yesterday.
The Ministry of Revenue and an Australian aviation company are in a tussle over the ownership of a multimillion-tala helicopter the Customs had planned to auction. The helicopter made headlines in Samoa in early 2016 when the newly incorporated firm back then, Samoa Helicopters Company, won the backing of the Government to set up Samoa’s first medical evacuation and search and rescue operation.
Think a minute…General George Patton is one of the greatest soldiers and battle leaders in history. He was also an athlete, poet, and historian. This multi-talented man was a mixture of both great character strengths and flaws.
The crusade by a group of matai (chiefs) to highlight their concerns about the risk of customary lands being alienated as a result of Asian Development Bank (A.D.B.) project continues.
Prime Minister’s health The Government’s media officials were unable to confirm or deny reports that Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi required urgent medical treatment when he arrived in China on Sunday.
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