Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. Agagafa’afetai Rapha Peresipi knows what this feels like, having reaped the fruits of her hard work when she was announced the Dux of Vaimoso Primary School this week.
It is that time of the year again where parents are rewarded for their sacrifice as children bring home certificates, trophies or prizes for their academic achievements.
South Korea has committed $5 million in grant funding to improve the local election processes. This was confirmed by Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi this week.
A man who faced a manslaughter charge in relation to an incident involving his wife has been jailed for two years and 10 months. Isaako Taumaloto, 49, of Saoluafata, had faced one charge of manslaughter.
Serafi Ah Hao was the shining star at the 2017 A’ana No.1 College annual school prize giving this week. The Year 13 student scooped five best subject awards including the Dux award.
“E iloa le teine Samoa moni i lana tu, o lana savali atoa ma lana tautala.” You can tell in the dignified way she holds herself upright, the way she walks with grace and the eloquence of her speech that Papali’i Alexandra Iakopo is the manifestation of what a beautiful Samoan girl represents.
A story with the intriguing title, “An Elegant Tantrum” is the Overall Winner of the 2017 Samoa Observer Tusitala Short Story competition. The story was written by Wellington-based Samoan, Liana Roberts-Letiu.
The “discretion clause” under the Customs Act allowing the Ministry of Revenue to issue cash fines, should be removed from the statute. That is the opinion of Member of Parliament, Olo Fiti Vaai. He was responding to Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s decision to support the Ministry of Revenue’s decision not to take legal action against a company whose container was confiscated by Customs Officers in September 2017.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi was all smiles yesterday during the celebration of the Human Rights Protection Party’s 38th birthday at Sogi. Held at the party’s headquarters at Petesa, the Prime Minister was joined by the party’s faithful members and supporters as they gave thanks for another year.
A 24-year-old man from Sa’anapu has been found guilty of attempted murder. The incident occurred after the defendant returned from the historical first Super rugby match to be played in Samoa this year between the Blues and the Reds.
Fautua Fautua from the village of Vaitele-Fou believes the key to a better life lies in one’s ability to make good decisions. Aged 40 and employed at K.L. Security, Fautua stresses the importance of choices and education in response to questions on the daily life in Samoa.
The Chairman Samoa Public Service Commission (P.S.C), Tuu’u Dr. Ietitaia Taule'alo, has rejected reports he has issued a blanket ban on all public servants from attending the Samoa Solidarity International protest march this Saturday.
With the struggles and hardship many people are going through, it is good to always have a backup plan. This is the belief of a local businessman, Malouamaua Eti, 58, from the village of Nu’u-Fou.
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. At the Vaitele-uta E.F.K.S. compound, there is definitely no mistaking the season with the start of the popular 13 Days of Christmas television programme.
Receiving $90 fortnightly to support six children is a struggle. That’s the reality for Koama Seve, 40, from the village of Alamagoto. Mrs. Seve said the cost of living in Samoa was expensive and life was really hard too.
Think a minute…A rich and famous couple gave their baby girl the name Sunday. Her celebrity father explained why. He said: “When you do not have someone in your life…Sunday is the loneliest day…now that I have a family, Sunday has become my happiest day.”
For the best part of the last three decades this facility has contributed greatly to the economy of Samoa and its G.D.P.
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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