JAPAN DONATES MORE: Matamua Sili Alapati, President of Salelologa Primary School, Ambassador of Japan to Samoa His Excellency Kazumasa Shibuta and Associate Minister of MWTI Tusa Misi Tupuola after signing over of the $440,000 grant.

The Government of Japan under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) has granted $220,000 each to Vaovai and Matautu Primary Schools.

Professor Richard Moyle pictured with His Highness the Head of State Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi .Old Samoan songs, chants, children’s lullabies and stories (fagogo) dating back to the mid 1800’s will become part of the inaugural Samoan Musicology Forum that kicks off in American Samoa this weekend and ends in Apia on Friday 7 November.

Samoa’s export earning markedly increased by 21 per cent, the Central Bank of Samoa (C.B.S.) reports.

In its latest Selected Economic Indicators Report, the Bank attributes this jump to higher receipts from fuel re-exports, beer, nonu juices, taro, copra meal and coconut, to name a few.

HAPPY OCCASSION: Cabinet Ministers, local officials and the Australian High Commissioner during the hand over yesterday.Fire safety in Samoa received a tremendous boost yesterday evening thanks to the Australian government.

Uncertainty hangs over the Officers of Parliament Committee’s (O.P.C.) Report as the country continues to wait for the government to respond to it.

A male working for the ANZ Bank was found dead at the Tatiana Motel at Fugalei last week.

WATER IS LIFE: The business woman said she has done more than installing water tanks to try and get her water up at Siusega.

A Vaitele resident, whose mother owns a property at Si’usega, has filed a letter of complaint with the Samoa Water Authority (S.W.A) after experiencing water shortage and excessive bills.

Tuitama Dr. Leao Tuitama.

The Accident and Compensation Corporation (A.C.C) has put its hand up to assist the Ministry of Health to fund the $1.5million CT scan for the Moto’otua hospital.

WELCOME TO SAMOA: Johanna Gusman

“The world is looking to this small island developing state to set the tone for the respect of human rights in the Pacific. It is an exciting time for Samoa, an especially momentous occasion for the Ombudsman’s Office, and I cannot think of a better place to be a Fulbright Fellow”

Faleata has been hardest hit by the current Chikungunya epidemic as the Ministry of Health (M.O.H.) reports more than 1600 countrywide. Photo/ AFP

Faleata has been hardest hit by the current Chikungunya epidemic, as the Ministry of Health (M.O.H.) reports more than 1600 countrywide.

Boy drowns
The Police at Faleolo received a call on Friday 24 October, informing them of the death of a 16-year-old boy who went swimming with other village boys earlier that day.

manumea resort