BETWEEN THE LINES

Think global act local  

Hats off to the Prime Minister for joining his Pacific colleagues in alerting world leaders to the effects of climate change in the Pacific. But it is time for Samoa to think globally and act locally so can the Government advise if there will be subsidies for businesses and individuals who want to use alternative electricity sources to light up their homes?

 

Old trucks crackdown 

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And what about a crackdown on old vehicles that continue to be a sore-eye on our roads in Apia? Seeing old trucks on the road belching black smoke out of their exhaust pipes will only adds to Samoa’s emission levels. Maybe enacting legislation to force vehicle owners to get their engines fixed could be the way to go.

 

Welcome delegates 

Talofa lava all delegates from Pacific Island nations who are in town this week for the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) conferences. Welcome to our island paradise and we hope you enjoy your 5-day stay. Please feel free to support our small businessmen and women as you go about your normal business. 

 

It is uniquely yours 

Delegates to the tourism conference can do themselves a favour by getting a copy of the Samoa Observer as our SME insert – UNIQUELY YOURS – is your one-stop-shop for businesses offering various goods and services in Apia. 

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