The public administration sector contributed 1.4 per cent ($39.6 million) to Samoa’s overall gross domestic product of $486.6 million for the September 2018 quarter.
The Samoa Police Service (SPS) has welcomed back 10 of its members who completed a one-year Tour of Duty in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Africa.
Twenty years ago European banks offered the world’s first mobile banking services to their customers called SMS banking, which gradually revolutionized banking services as smart phones came onto the market.
The “King tides” Samoa has been experiencing is all part of earth’s orbiting process, says Samoa Meteorology Office Acting Chief Executive Officer, Tile Tofaeono.
The Samoa Shipping Corporation (SSC) has signed a sponsorship deal valued at $500,000 with the Pacific Games Office making them a gold sponsor.
The availability of agricultural food in local markets dropped by 3 per cent last month, pushing the average prices up to 17 per cent when compared to December 2018.
The Central Bank of Samoa has identified three concerns with the listing of Samoa on an unofficial “blacklist” of countries that have weak anti-money laundering (AML) regulations by the European Commission.
The Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S.) in Falevao has chosen Reverend Tafa’igata Galumalemana as its Church Minister. Speaking on behalf of the church yesterday, Filo Ah Sam who is the Falevao C.C.C.S. Deacon, said their decision is final and it cannot be changed.
Villagers on the west coast of Upolu are living in fear over an “out of the blue” natural phenomenon, where a rapid rise in the sea level led to water reaching their doorsteps. The villagers of Afega and Lotoso’a Saleimoa shared their concerns about the rapid rise in the sea level, which they said triggered panic amongst the families.
The Ministry of Police is investigating a robbery and assault of an Asian couple in Vailoa by two men, who were armed with machetes, early Thursday morning. This was confirmed by Commissioner of Police, Fuiavaili’ili Egon Keil, in response to questions from the Samoa Observer, in relation to a video which surfaced on line showing the crime.
The Pacific is experiencing an increase in human trafficking cases and leaders in the region as well as international organisations need to address it.
Think a minute…Not long ago in America an exciting championship basketball game was played between New Rochelle and Yonkers High Schools. The New Rochelle team’s coach was Dan O’Brien. Yonkers was leading by one point with only a few seconds left to play.
There tends to be accusatory tones whenever we talk about people who throw away plastic bags, straws or any other disposable plastic products in public places.
A prominent member of the community had his house broken into where the thief ransacked it looking for valuables to take.
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