Rupi Taituuga is among the local designers getting behind Miss Samoa, Sonia Piva, as she begins her mission to bring the Miss Pacific crown to Samoa. Speaking to the Samoa Observer, Rupi said he is delighted to have been able to help Ms. Piva, who is leaving for Tonga this week.
Supreme Court Justice and representative of the Pacific region on the Committee on the Rights of the Child (C.R.C), Justice Vui Clarence Nelson, has congratulated Leilua Lino. Leilua is one of the three finalists for the International Children’s Peace Prize 2018.
Pacific Rim leaders at a key Asian summit failed to reach agreement on a joint declaration on world trade for the first time in nearly three decades, highlighting the growing tensions between China and the U.S.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have marked the completion of a key phase of TurkStream, a natural gas pipeline connecting the two countries.
Ireland is No. 1. At least to New Zealand coach Steve Hansen. His All Blacks, the undisputed No. 1 for nine years, lost to the Irish 16-9 on Saturday for the first time in Dublin. Hansen immediately dubbed Ireland the favorite for the Rugby World Cup next year.
The Samoan weightlifting team were back in heavy training on Friday after returning from the IWF World Championships held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on Wednesday.