Meet Meafou Mariota from Pata, Falelatai. Meafou is a mother of four and she believes hard work is the real essence of great things. And to spread that belief to ensure that when her children grow up, they will not take the wrong path in life, she is setting a good example for them.
The Pacific Islands Forum is committed to a regional policy agenda that is inclusive, transparent, and owned by its constituents. Earlier this month the Forum Chair and Prime Minster of Samoa, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegoaoi, launched the Forum’s Regional Policy Consultations and called on the “people, communities, and organisations of the region to come forward and share their insights and ideas”.
Despite the rain yesterday, children from 32 pre-schools turned out in numbers for a ‘Day in the Sun. The event, supported by the Sinaupualofa Trust, was held at the Samoa Football Federation Field at Tuanaimato. Director of Sinaupualofa Trust, Kuinimeri Tamati said the idea behind Day in the Sun was to create an opportunity for children to gather and enjoy a day of fun.
Samoa Airways has moved to clarify that they still issue the lowest airfares in the country and the 599 tala roundtrip was just for their Christmas specials. This is according to Samoa Airways Marketing Manager, Dwayne Bentley, in response to questions from the Samoa Observer.
“A breach of trust is unacceptable and the court will take a tough stand against this type of offending in the efforts to eradicate it. "There is a Samoan saying, ‘A malu i fale, e malu foi i fafo’ which means: ‘If you are safe in your family, you will also be safe outside’. “I sincerely hope that young girls of Samoa are safe.”
Retired Manu Samoa Vili Alalatoa is two hundred per cent behind the resurrection of the national pride, Samoa Airways. Enjoying his retirement in Sydney Australia, Alalatoa who played for his country of birth in 53 internationals from 1988 until the 1991 World Cup, is travelling to Apia for a family reunion later this month on Samoa Airways.
The cyber bullying workshop organised by the Samoa Fa’afafine Association (S.F.A.) has been hailed a success. Held last week Saturday, the workshop was considered a milestone achievement for S.F.A. because it brought out in numbers the young members of the association between the ages of16 and 40.
Think a minute…In 1972 Life magazine published a story about the true adventures of John Goddard. When he was 15-years-old John heard his grandmother sadly say: “If only I had done that when I was young…” At that moment, John determined not to have regrets at the end of his life, so he wrote down 127 goals for his life.
New Zealand, a member of the Pacific family of nations, has an exemplary record in the development and the maintenance of democratic governance in its modern history.
LEARNING THE AIRLINES LINGO Heard the term “close in bookings”? Chances are, you are one of the many Samoans who fall into that category used by airlines to describe your booking when you travel.
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