A 48-year-old Police officer has been suspended for refusing to take a breathalyzer test after he skidded off the road at Vaiusu last Saturday.

BEING MENTORED: The Pacific Business Mentoring programme has completed a four day training for business. The training was conducted by Robyn Putt and Jon Brewerton from New Zealand and covered Business Planning, Business Finance and Customer Service. Nineteen participants from 17 various private sector companies attended the workshop.

“The daily collection not being banked on a daily basis is really not a result of using cash to pay for some operating expenses as stated above” – Samoa Shipping Corporation

SHAKE ON IT: Lizbeth Cullity, the U.N.D.P Resident Representative to Samoa and Anne Rasmussen, Assistant Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (M.N.R.E).

Samoa and the United Nations Development Programme (U.N.D.P) yesterday signed a new project, worth US$1million (T$2.3m) to step up efforts to meet obligations under the Rio Conventions on biodiversity, climate change and desertification.

HELP AT HAND: Patients getting ready for their operations.

Seven eye specialists from Fiji are in Samoa to make a difference, thanks to assistance from the Fred Hollows Foundation New Zealand.

SAMOAN LAWYERS: College of Law Executive Director Marcus Martin, Director of Programmes Sharyn Jo, Senior Instructor Alison Wallis and President of the Pacific Law Society Soana Moala with the Samoan students group.

PR - The College of Law New Zealand says farewell to its latest intake of Samoan law graduates after another successful preadmission programme.

A TEAM: Faleomavaega Vincent Fepuleai, Trudi Clarke, Kereti Ah Liki, Monsignor Etuale Etuale, Jackie Fepulea’i, Sina Fepulea’i, Zuella Sheppard and Francine Fruean.

The Catholic Media Network, Upu Mana Catholic Television, is $45,000 better off today thanks to the angelic voices of opera stars who made last week’s Opera Under the Stars a huge success.

CHAMBER: Samoa Chamber of Commerce and Industry C.E.O, Ane Moananu, General Manager CCK/Hyundai Samoa, Georgina Lui and Samoa Chamber of Commerce and Industry Past President, Sili Epa Tuioti.

Georgina Lui and Simon Fruean showcased the latest HD light trucks in the Hyundai range during Monday night’s Samoa Chamber of Commerce and Industry Members’ Meeting at the Hyundai and Ford offices.

FIJIAN STUDENTS: Elisabeta Waga, Simione Bati and Alesi Yame.

Fiji might be going to the polls today after eight long years but some Fijians in Samoa are not optimistic about the likely outcome.

CHARGED: Fa'atau Lealofi Polata'ivao outside the Court yesterday.

The driver for the Speaker of Parliament, Fa’atau Lealofi Polata’ivao, appeared in the District Court yesterday.

MAKING TIME: Children at the House of Hope sing to thank Maposua R. Keil for visiting. (inset) Businessman Maposua Rudolf Keil.

Prominent businessman and the owner of Radio Polynesia Limited, Maposua Rudolf Keil, took time off from his busy schedule to visit the House of Hope Shelter during the weekend.