NEW ROLE: Namulauulu Sami Leota.

The new President of Samoa Rugby Union

Namulauulu Sami Leota is the new President of the Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U.). He will sit on the Board chaired by Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi. The officers were elected earlier this month after a review of the S.R.U. Constitution. 

1951 Hits

Top Stories

Local

VILLAGE MAYOR: Luafau Leia Amaasu at his banana patch.

Magiagi village growing Israel banana variety

Banana farmers at Magiagi have received 2,000 banana suckers of the Israel variety from the latest shipment allocated to those whose banana crops were affected by Cyclone Gita. Village Mayor, Luafau Leia Amaasu, said the village is grateful and given their reputation as strong banana growers, they are delighted.

750 Hits

Six schools in total makeover

Six schools have undergone a total makeover using recycled materials and vegetable gardens this term as part of their participation in the Bank South Pacific (B.S.P.) Go Green School Beautification project. The inaugural project attempts to engage children in sustainability and recycling by decorating their schools, environments where they spend most of their time.

2713 Hits

World

The coffin of a victim of the capsized MV Nyerere passenger ferry is laid into a grave during a mass burial ceremony on Ukara Island, Tanzania.

Burials begin as deaths from capsized ferry rise to 224

Relatives wept in grief on Sunday at the mass burial in Tanzania of many of the 224 people who drowned when a ferry in capsized on Lake Victoria. Colorfully painted coffins were lined up to go into graves on Ukara Island. Grieving family members places wreaths of flowers on the coffins.

51 Hits

In this photo provided by Mehr News Agency, an Iranian army member carries away a child from a shooting scene during a military parade marking the 38th anniversary of Iraq's 1980 invasion of Iran, in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, Iran, Saturday, Sept. 2

Iran's president blames US after attack on military parade

Iran's president on Sunday accused an unnamed U.S.-allied country in the Persian Gulf of being behind a terror attack on a military parade that killed 25 people and wounded 60, further raising regional tensions.

2842 Hits

Sport

Tiger Woods tries to maintain his composure while getting choked up being interviewed after winning the Tour Championship golf tournament Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Tiger Woods wins Tour Championship for 80th PGA Tour title

A comeback not even Tiger Woods saw coming a year ago. A chaotic celebration that golf hasn't seen even in the best of times.

2154 Hits

Mahinarangi Tuala Warren.

Rising star has big dreams

At the tender age of eleven, Mahinarangi Tuala Warren is on a mission. Known to many as Mahina, the 11-year-old Vaiala Beach School student is a two-time champion of the girls Under 12 Pacific Oceania Junior. 

178 Hits

Think a Minute

Think a minute…They say, “The difference between men and boys is the price of their toys!” Little boys are happy with a small, simple toy truck, but later when we’ve become macho men, we want bigger, more sophisticated trucks.

Editorial

author picture

Let’s give changes at the Rugby Union a chance

And so the Manu Samoa has new Coach. Last week, the Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U.) announced the appointment of Steve Jackson as the man to take the national team to the Rugby World Cup in Japan next year, barring a disaster of epic proportion of course.

288 Hits

Letters to the Editor

Re: New Airport at Tiavea Give the Americans a chance to drop off their shopping and show off some Benjamin’s as they travel through or stop in Upolu by giving them easier access. Aleipata is facing American Samoa so it makes sense to have a route directly to and fro.

Re: Tiavea Airport There is no need for this airport. The one at Fagali’i is in town and it’s affordable if you are catching a taxi. The thinking behind this is not logical at all.

Dear Editor, We took a group of visitors from overseas on a sightseeing tour of Upolu on Friday a week ago. Our visitors had been here for a week on business and were to leave that weekend. We started out from Apia and took the road that runs through the Aleisa farmlands, then Lefaga (without diverting to the coast), then Safata, Siumu, Falealili with a stop at Aga Hotel for lunch.

Entertainment

Chelan Lasha, a Bill Cosby accuser, right, embraces with her Attorney, Gloria Allred minutes before a press conference at the Le Meridien Hotel in Philadelphia Pa.

Cosby accusers say they hope he is sentenced to jail time

Two of the women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault decades ago said Sunday they hope he will be sentenced to prison time this week.

74 Hits

Technology

An H-2B rocket carrying the Kounotori 7 cargo spacecraft lifts off from Tanegashima Space Center in the southwestern Japan prefecture of Kagoshima.

Japanese supply ship heads to space station after delays

An unmanned Japanese space capsule is headed to the International Space Station filled with cargo including food, experiments and new batteries.

29 Hits

© Samoa Observer 2016

Developed by Samoa Observer in Apia