A delegation of four representing the Government led by the Minister of Commerce Industry and Labour, Lautafi Fio Selafi Purcell, was in Geneva, Switzerland recently.
The University of the South Pacific Alafua campus has no authority to make any changes to accommodation charges, says Head of School and Campus Director, Professor Mohammed Umar.
The National Council of Women of Samoa yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the establishment of its headquarters, popularly known as the House of Love.
The Congregational Christian Church of Samoa from Uafato performed on the seventh night of the 21st annual 13 Days of Christmas programme at Vaitele-uta last night.
The Attorney General’s Office is yet to finalise the charges against Robert Ash, in relation to a separate incident involving Malaki Tauili’ili, prior to the one that led to his death. Ash appeared in the District Court yesterday for mention with his lawyer Tuatagaloa Aumua Ming Leung Wai, before Judge Fepulea’i Ameperosa Roma.
Malietoa Fa’amausili Moli appeared in the District Court yesterday. His Court appearance was in relation to an incident at his residence at Fagali’i in October where a gun was allegedly discharged. Malietoa appeared before Judge Fepulea’i Ameperosa Roma.
Samoa Immigration has never heard of the Samoan national being charged and arrested for slavery and human trafficking in New Zealand. This is according to the Assistant C.E.O. of Immigration, Siaopo Pese. Contacted for a comment yesterday, he said he was unaware of the case involving Viliamu Samu, 64, who allegedly took Samoans from here to New Zealand to work illegally in the horticulture industry across the Hawke’s Bay region.
Ten more church ministers from the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S.) appeared in the District Court yesterday. They each face two counts of failure to withhold tax and failure to file wage tax returns. The Ministers are Reverends Fa’au’uga Mata’utia, Taise Ioapo, Faraimo Ti’iti’i; Fili Matalavea; Fuaao Fuimaono; Iese Uele; Pita Toleafoa; Seilala Luamanuvae; Siaosi Salesulu and Tunumoso Isaia.
A village council has moved to address the increasing use of Facebook to incite violence, by penalising families whose family members recently posted derogatory and threatening comments. The Lauli’i village council has penalised five families in their village and slapped each one of them with a $5,000 penalty fee for allegedly making derogatory and threatening posts targeting chiefs in the village.
The staff of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) conducted a tree planting at the Vailima Reserve last Friday as one of its final activities to finish off the year.
Laeimau Oketevi Tanusava was born to hold court. From infant, primary, intermediate and college school years, her leadership qualities spoke volumes and even during her last days, Tevi’s resolve to lead by example did not waiver.
Samoan diplomats based in Canberra, Australia owe the Australian Capital Territory government over $5000 tala in parking fines, reports the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper.
A student’s low pass rate should not be blamed on a teacher’s several years of experience, says University of the South Pacific (U.S.P.) Alafua Campus Director, Professor Mohammed Umar. Prof. Umar was responding to claims raised by an alumnus on the declining passing rate of students undertaking agriculture courses AG213 and AG373, resulting in students having to settle for diplomas.
Think a minute… A school teacher was complaining about a little boy in her class who was not showing any interest in learning. She said: “David will not do his school work. He’s not even motivated to try!” But that same boy, David, will jump out of bed early in the morning to go fishing or play with his friends. He just needs the right motivation.
It’s late night. Three a.m. Times like these are sacred. Except for the swirling fan, the sound of rain and darkness outside is revolving.
P.M. on Church leaders It seems Prime Minister Tuilaepa can’t leave members of clergy alone. During a radio programme last week, he had plenty to say about Church Ministers. For instance, he reminded them that Church Ministers were only taught on spiritual matters, not on Economics.
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