The Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O) of the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture (M.E.S.C), Matafeo Falana’ipupu Aiafi, is adamant that his comments about teachers from Samoa, who have left to teach in American Samoa, have been taken out of context.
Ms. Alofamosamoa said Matafeo and the government’s promises for better pay sounded so hollow. She was referring to claims by Matafeo that the Ministry is trying to improve salaries for teachers and is developing a position paper to be presented to the government for a seven per cent increase in teacher salariest.
Women can do all things. And a woman shepherd from Sapapali’i Savai’i, Pipili Papali’i, is living proof of that. She was among farmers in Savai’i last weekend during the celebration of World Food Day. For Mrs. Papali’i, her interest in raising sheep has evolved from a hobby to a full time job.“It’s the best move I’ve made in years,” she says. “I should have done this a long time ago.
It’s been a great week for us,” Toa Samoa Team Manager, Andrew Farrar, said. “We’ve now received the country’s blessings, we’ve experienced the culture and we are going back to Australia with much appreciation about what we are playing for, and who we are representing.”
A set of seven wooden combs have been presented to the Museum of Samoa. Galumalemana Steven Percival presented the combs to the Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture, Falana’ipupu Matafeo Tanielu and Sala Delphina Lee of the Culture Division.