Today we are gathered here in the Faleata Fire Station to witness another milestone for the National Emergency Call Centre, Ministry of Police and the Samoa Fire and Emergency Services Authority.
Talofa Samoa! In the first week of last year, I was looking for one of METI ‘champions’: someone, who had been following the whole foods, plant based (WFPB) diet that METI promotes and who had been successful in reversing his diabetes condition, which had been crippling him for years.
We are gathered here today for the Commissioning Ceremony to mark the Completion of the construction and installation of the 200 Kilowatt Vailoa New Hydro Power Plant.
In Tuesday’s Samoa Observer, 15 January 2019, I read with interest a report by Alexander Rheeney titled “Biomass plant progresses to next stage” referring to the proposed development of a biomass gasification plant at Mulifanua!
With a couple of Chief Executive roles available in the Government, the closing time for those shooting to become a brand new C.E.O. and also those thinking that they can be re-appointed is up. They have thrown their hats in the ring now.
The sunrise of the world begins in Samoa. I do not see the sky of Samoa without expecting the horizon to soothe me. If that does not say much about purpose, then nothing else could.
I am pleased that you have been able to join me in welcoming to Samoa the President of the Asian Development Bank Mr. Takehiko Nakao and his delegation for a short and first visit to Samoa
A young man who turned blue collared worker, which included stints as a factory worker, an advertising clerk, a telephone linesman and eventually working on a farm, he said: “Not much in any particular field, cause I couldn’t hold on.”
I thought it useful to give a little more detailed analysis of the outcomes of climate talks in Katowice Poland last month, December 2018.
Nature is water. And we can only flow with it. There is on the south side of our paradise island, a village that looks out to the sea as if it is guardian to it. The villagers make merry of daily tasks, cooking, feasting, weaving, fishing, child raising, and mindlessly living sometimes, but also breathing in the air of freedom.
It’s late night. Three a.m. Times like these are sacred. Except for the swirling fan, the sound of rain and darkness outside is revolving.
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.
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to this ACP/EU Ministerial working lunch ably supported by our partner – The European Union.
Despite the cold temperatures outside especially for us from the Pacific, I am very pleased that the atmosphere and temperature in the Pacific and Koronivia Pavilion is more warm and friendly.
Talofa Samoa! We are always amazed when we see the patients that follow strictly the whole foods, plant based diet come back to our Clinic after being on the diet for a few weeks.
I’ve been asked to shed light on the emerging challenges of Human Rights in Samoa/ and the approach of the country in addressing them/ in approximately four to five minutes. ---I know you are keen to see the movie, so I will aim for three minutes.
It is good to see progress being made this week on addressing a major issue facing Samoa – child vendors and the long-term implications of their lack of education. Seeing pictures taken yesterday of children vendors at an Apia conference ¬– whom we would normally see around shops with their plastic baskets trying to sell popcorn, match boxes, cotton buds and other items to the public – was an eye opener.
An absolutely vital effort has to start at home. It was one of the things that struck me while on holiday there was the children selling goods, and you good see the look of hopelessness in their eyes.
The Government has in the last two weeks been commissioning hydro power plants on both Upolu and Savai’i as it continues the push to become 100 percent reliant on renewable energy by 2025. Our reporter Yolanda Lavatai went and met members of the public to get their views on the issue.
Think a minute…”The reason some people are successful is that they put their plan and work together for a plan that truly works.” Yesterday we started a plan for success both in our job and career, as well as in our personal life, so today we will complete the course.
A simple sign will do Samoans who support their national airline, Samoa Airways, want the management to know something.
Lopau Mapuinuumanaia remembers the day his village in southeastern Samoa was torn apart. On 29 September 2009, the 59-year- old farmer was up early planting banana and taro seedlings when he felt the earth shake violently.
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