Food and beverage manufacturing registered a decline in real value-added of 7.9 per cent, making it the first quarter of negative growth for the industry.
Maluseu Doris Tulifau’s international movement Brown Girl Woke (BGW) is running after school performing arts activities across Samoa again, after a successful first year in 2018.
Samoa’s agriculture sector has again recorded a negative growth for the fourth consecutive quarter, contributing a negative 0.6 per cent to the country’s gross domestic product. This is highlighted in the September 2018 Quarter GDP Report that was produced by the Samoa Bureau of Statistics.
The Samoa Land Corporation went to the rescue of art and craft vendors at the Savalalo market, whose roof was blown off by the strong winds and rain last week.
Chief Immigration Officer, Valavala Siaopo Pese, has disputed a report of human trafficking in Samoa. Responding to a recent media article on a suspected case of human trafficking in Samoa, Valavala said the people involved wanted to get to American Samoa but did not have proper documentation. Consequently, they were forced back on the plane to return to Fiji.
The Supreme Court yesterday granted an application to allow the use of video link for two witnesses to give evidence in the murder trial of former Unit Trust of Samoa C.E.O., Sa’u Justina Sa’u. Husband Kolani Junior Lam is charged with one count of murder in respect of his wife, one count of assault in respect of a step daughter, and one count of possession of narcotics, namely marijuana.
A man from Lotofaga, Safata, is dead after he was allegedly struck by another man using a machete on Sunday. The Samoa Observer visited Lotofaga yesterday and tried to get comments from the family of the deceased, but they refused. “It’s our own family problems and we don’t want people to know about it,” said a family member.
Two candidates running for the Fa’asaleleaga No.2 by-election next month have put their hands up to run under the Human Rights Protection Party (H.R.P.P.) banner. They are businessman, Namulauulu Papali’i Leota Sami Leota and former opposition M.P. for Tautua Samoa, Papali’i Li’o Taeu Masipau.
The arrivals immigration declaration form should be filled up “accurately” when entering Samoa. So says Agafili Shem Leo, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Chief Immigration Officer.
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) believes there is human trafficking on some fishing trawlers in the Pacific but the lack of data is making it difficult to address.
The sleepy streets of Apia on a Sunday afternoon came alive with passengers from the MS Queen Victoria Vista-class cruise ship that docked at the Matautu Wharf yesterday.
Think a minute...It’s a fact of life and human nature: “Everybody needs somebody.” For our life to be satisfying and successful, we need close friends. But we face barriers that can hinder, or completely stop, us from bonding with people and enjoying close, meaningful relationships.
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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