The Samoa Solidarity International Group (S.S.I.G.) is celebrating its first anniversary today with a peaceful march from Vaisigano to Mulinu’u. And the Ministry of Police has granted them a permit for the event. The permit has been granted with conditions, in an agreement signed by the Commissioner of Police, Fuiavaili’ili Egon Keil and lawyer, Unasa Iuni Sapolu, who is the organiser.
Leifiifi College Head girl, Aniora Jasmine Fa’atoafe, is the dux of the school for 2018. She received various prizes for the subjects and leadership in the school and came first in Year 13 for Biology, Science, Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry.
Local businessman, Samoa Roy Lee, is the new owner of a helicopter sold by the Ministry of Revenue in an attempt to recover alleged unpaid taxes. The sale was confirmed by the Minister of Revenue, Tialavea Tionisio Hunt, in response to questions from the Samoa Observer. The Minister could not divulge how much the helicopter was sold for, citing a confidentiality agreement.
Fifty-six Samoans will have the opportunity to further their studies and acquire new skills in Australia and Fiji in 2019. The Australia Awards is a prestigious international scholarship funded by the Government of Australia.
The Chairman of the Liquor Board, Tialavea Tionisio Hunt, yesterday clarified that the nightclub, NXT, on the Marina has been closed with its liquor license removed. The Restaurant and Bar called The Edge Marina View remains opened.
A touch of innovation and a generous fund from the international mobile association giant GSMA, has put Samoan owned and operated Skyeye in prime position to enable rural communities to participate in the national marketplace.
A workshop centered on drought was conducted by the Samoa Meteorological Office recently in partnership with the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme and the International Federation of Red Cross.
Two up-and-coming hip hop crews will take over Platinum Lounge tomorrow night in the first ever Phat Hip Hop night, especially designed for young talent.
Popular night club Edge Marina View has been shutdown after the Liquor Board stripped it of its liquor and beverage license. Minister for Revenue and Liquor Board chairman, Tialavea Tionisio Hunt, told the Samoa Observer that the decision of the Board has been conveyed to the club’s owners.
With at least half of all tourists arriving in Samoa used to making contactless card payments, Samoa needs to catch up. Visa is rolling out plans to improve payment security, and the standard of card terminals across the South Pacific.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi has used the Katowice Climate Change Conference to again call for oceans to become an integral part of the continuing climate change agenda. The Prime Minister made the appeal recently at a side event on the sidelines of the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC in Poland.
Think a minute… The first, most important ingredient for success is motivating yourself to act. You must believe every day that your choices and actions are moving you closer to your goal. You are the one who makes or breaks your own success.
A muamua le viiga o le Atua, auā o le fa’amoemoe ua taunu’u o le lā’au lea o le soifua. Ua savinifaapunuomanu ai lagona o lenei aso auā o lea ua a’e i fanua le faiva o le manusina sa ta’atiu I ā’au mamao ma ua tepa ai nei i ‘ula, ua taga’i i ‘ula, ua tago foi i ‘ula le asō. Ia tumau pea lona vi’iga e lē aunoa.
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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