For some families in Samoa, when bad weather strikes they fear for their lives. They don’t have any guarantee that they will always be safe; especially for those living around the coastal areas or near rivers.
The definition of poverty differs from person to person. If you ask Simati Tia’i, he believes poverty can be defined as the lack of money and sometimes the absence of food.
Early this month, Pacific Trade Invest (P.T.I) Australia, working in collaboration with the Samoa Chamber of Commerce, was in Samoa leading a buyer delegation.
The family and close friends of the late Juvita Toetu Tone gifted a full scholarship to a Year 13 student at St Joseph’s College, Alafua on Wednesday.
“The government has been singing about creating more jobs for the youth, but nothing and this is the end result. Out of desperation these girls turn to do what is wrong, because they are poor, they need the money” – Olo Fiti Vaai
The Minister of Finance, Sili Epa Tuioti, says Polynesian Airlines must have a very solid business case for the government to revive its international operations.
The service and work of the seven elders of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa have been recognised at Malua. On Wednesday, a special service was held at the Jubilee Church to honour them as long serving elders of the church.
Passengers have told of their frantic fight for survival after a bus with more than 30 people on board veered off the road, crashing in the sea at Leauva’a. Numerous passengers were hospitalised. Fortunately there were no casualties.
“He leads by serving and what comes after serving? Of course he is the Prime Minister of Samoa. I know he serves with love and honesty and that is the reason why he became successful.”
“It is essential that we send the best possible people each time, who are physically and mentally fit and strong because it will build a strong reputation for Samoan workers and encourage employers to seek more workers from Samoa in the future.”
Think a minute… What’s your problem? You know that not all problems are bad? In fact, having problems sometimes means you’re making progress. A big hardware business moved into the same building with another, small hardware store.
GREGOR PAUL FAN CLUB Don’t you just love the New Zealand Herald rugby writer, Gregor Paul?
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