“I am an old man now, but God gave me a gift to share with my community.” Taueva sets a great example for those that surround him. Although he has entered his seventies, he still works very hard to gain an income, and because of this, his children can go to school.
Luatala is a mother of two beautiful children from the village of Lepa. She lives with her family at her husband’s family at Vaimoso and she is therefore what you would refer to in Samoa as a nofotane.
Samoa and Papua New Guinea will represent the Pacific at the Ministerial level central negotiating for the post-Cotonou agreement. This is according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade C.E.O. Peseta Noumea Simi, who added that Samoa is in the technical negotiating team for pillar two on development cooperation.
The Daughters of the King women’s conference 2018 ended with a royal banquet on Friday night. It was a four-day conference where mothers and young ladies gathered in the house of God to hear the Word and be empowered.
After serving the church faithfully as a teacher and a Church Minister for many years, Reverend Masunu Utumapu, is calling it a day. He was among two Elders of the Church whose life of service was recognised yesterday. Rev. Masunu and Reverend Halefoti Seloti’s services was celebrated as they retire (malōlō manumalo).
The Office of the Attorney General has appealed the decision by District Court Judge, Alalatoa Rosella Papali’i, to discharge the President of the Land and Titles Court, Fepuleai Atilla Ropati, without conviction. Fepulea’i had pleaded guilty to the assault of a Security Officer who was drinking alcohol on the job.
The Manu Samoa has qualified for the Rugby World Cup (R.W.C.) in Japan next year. The Fuimaono Titimaea Tafua-coached team defeated Germany, 42-28, in the second leg of their World Cup qualifier in Fritz-Grunebaum-Sportpark, Heidelberg, yesterday morning.
Prime Minister, the Secretary of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa, (C.C.C.S.) has recently expressed publicly through the media strong views opposing the PAYE tax reform which requires the clergy to pay their PAYE tax.
The claim by the General Secretary of the E.F.K.S. Church, Reverend Vavatau Taufao, about the Government bringing back the colonialism mentality sounds like something a fa’afafine would say. That’s what Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi said, hitting back at the General Secretary over the ongoing tax dispute between the Government and the E.F.K.S. Church.
The driver of a sedan is lucky to be alive after his vehicle rolled several times and fell into a storm water drain in Tuanaimato. Eyewitnesses at the scene of the accident told Samoa Observer that the vehicle rolled a couple of times before ending up in the drain.
Ten people from the village of Luatuanu’u, who are accused of being involved in a rugby fight that broke out in March this year, appeared in the District Court this week.
The Vaigaga Congregational Christian Church of Samoa celebrated its 150th anniversary on Friday. The church acknowledged the vision of Papali’i Viliamu Cowley who started it in his rundown house at Lotoā 1865-1868.
In journalism, photographs have long been championed for their distinct ability to convey the truth and highlight important issues. Within media, a skilled photojournalist (equipped with a camera and an incredibly strict code of conduct) will enter a news event not just to snap a few staged group photos, but more importantly their goal is to visually tell the story.
Minister of Public Enterprises Lautafi Selafi Purcell has rubbished claims that board members’ lack of expertise is costing taxpayers a lot of money. “The comments which were uttered without any facts are insulting, unfair and untrue to the board members and the Government who placed their trust in the system we currently have in the hiring of board members,” he said.
Think a minute…It is amazing how the Jewish people have survived thousands of years as slaves, outcasts, and the despised targets of Hitler’s attempted genocide of their entire race and culture.
I have been watching with great interest from afar the development of this issue in our beloved country. Interestingly, many, including the highly credentialed Rev Vaiao Eteuati, have been fooled by the apparent simplicity of the issue. But I do not see the issue as simply about the clergies paying taxes.
Of ‘Papa Stui’ and fa’afafines Well it looks like some customers have kicked up a big stink about McDonald’s Unisex toilet.
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