Skyeye’s latest innovation, which won T $320,000 (not $230,000 as previously reported) in funding from the largest international mobile association, will also be able to make money.
On the fourth night of the 13 Days of Christmas programme, the stage was filled with white and gold uniforms by the Alafua Methodist Church as they performed 10 Christmas songs.
The Samoa Government has lodged official documentation with the Madrid Protocol secretariat in Spain to formalise its membership of the international trademark system. The Minister for Commerce Industry and Labor, Lautafi Fio Selafi Purcell, flew to Spain and deposited the instrument of accession on December 4.
The Ministry of Prison and Correction Services will relocate the juvenile detention center to Tanumalala, despite spending $9.6 million on land in Oloamanu.
The Government has been rocked by the death of another senior female bureaucrat, Laeimau Oketevi Tanuvasa-Savea. Laeimau was until her passing over the weekend the Chief Executive Officer of Computer Services Limited, an IT firm partly-owned by the Samoa Government.
Cabinet has approved the appointment of Oscar Thomas Malielegaoi as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Finance. He is the son of Samoa’s Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr Sa’ilele Malielegaoi and will assume the role on January 1, 2019, replacing Tupa’imatuna Iulai Lavea, who has been the C.E.O. the last nine years and is retiring.
Minister for Revenue Tialavea Tionisio Hunt has vowed not to write-off taxes owed by private companies, which has accumulated to over $80 million. In an interview with the Samoa Observer, Tialavea said his Ministry still intends to go after the debtors and a write-off will not happen under his watch.
Dr. Kaylarina Fuata’i is a third generation graduate doctor from Otago University. She follows her grand uncle Dr. Ailao Imo senior (1958) and her uncle Dr. Sirovai Fuata’i (1981) of Moataa village, Vaimauga.
Manu’a Fetineia’i and her family of Falevao have never had access to clean drinking water for over 20 years. The mother of two lives with her husband, their two children, her grandmother, and her four brothers in a dilapidated small house.
The Asia Development Bank’s latest Pacific Economic Report says Samoa’s first marginal fiscal surplus since 2009 shows it’s on its way to achieving higher development outcomes.
The village of Apia welcomed 16 new matai titleholders on Friday. Among the titles conferred were: Sailimalo, Saveatama, Laloataata, Sagauga, Vaigalepa, Va-i-ao and Leapai.
Fa’asagafa’aifomanumailelagi Fa’alafi from Malie and Falelatai is the 2018 Dux of Peace Chapel Primary School. The 12-year-old, who dreams of becoming a school principal, topped his Year 8 class in social science, mathematics and Samoan studies.
The Ah Liki Wholesale and Chef Choice Tuna have announced the winners of their Christmas promotion. The promotion attracted over 30,000 entries from around the nation with 16 winners announced yesterday.
Meet the woman behind Eveni’s international success. Lisa Vaai has been part of the company since 2010, and now she is responsible for the designs, creativity and marketing side of Eveni.
Protecting and reclaiming customary land was at the heart of a peaceful protest march yesterday by members and supporters of the Samoa Solidarity International Group. A small crowd of people, number just over 100, gathered in Apia early yesterday morning to protest and call for the repealing of the Land Titles Registration Act 2008 and mark Black Saturday.
Think a minute… The first, most important ingredient for success is motivating yourself to act. You must believe every day that your choices and actions are moving you closer to your goal. You are the one who makes or breaks your own success.
A muamua le viiga o le Atua, auā o le fa’amoemoe ua taunu’u o le lā’au lea o le soifua. Ua savinifaapunuomanu ai lagona o lenei aso auā o lea ua a’e i fanua le faiva o le manusina sa ta’atiu I ā’au mamao ma ua tepa ai nei i ‘ula, ua taga’i i ‘ula, ua tago foi i ‘ula le asō. Ia tumau pea lona vi’iga e lē aunoa.
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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