“We wouldn’t change a thing about Samoa.” So says Rachel Savage, a kindergarten teacher from Ashburton New Zealand. When she caught up with the Dear Tourist yesterday, she was asked if there was something she would like to see improved in Samoa for tourists.
There was something distinctly fishy about the winner of the five kilometre Lalomanu half marathon last weekend. The winner – Kat Riley – ran the race dressed in a shark suit!
Cabinet has approved the report on the Prime Minister’s trip to New Zealand on 16 June 2017. The trip included meetings with the Rugby New Zealand; the Manukau Institute of Technology and the launching of the Manu Samoa Old Boys Association.
The E.F.K.S Vaimoso church was packed with families and friends on Saturday from all over the world to celebrate the marriage of Maulupe Kirisimasi Pitovao and Toaganamua Betty Tofa.
Yesterday marked a significant day for Pacific writers and Chinese readers. The occasion was the launch of the Chinese translation of the book, ‘Our Heritage the Ocean’ by Samoa’s diplomatic family from China, Ambassador Wang and Madam Tong Xin.
Manu Samoa coach, Namulaulu Alama Ieremia, relied on the experienced players to help Samoa qualify for the Rugby World Cup in 2019. Unfortunately that did not happen. What will happen next was to be determined during a Samoa Rugby Union Board meeting held last night.
The Chinese translation of The Samoa Observer Tusitala Short Story Competition’s book, “Our Heritage, the Ocean” was launched yesterday. The book was the result of the hard work of China’s Ambassador to Samoa, Wang Xuefeng, and his good lady, Madam Tong Xin. This is what he said:
Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, has paid tribute to the services of His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi as the Head of State for the past 10 years. Tuilaepa heaped praises on His Highness’s dedication and commitment to the development of Samoa during a farewell dinner hosted by Cabinet at Taumeasina Island Resort on Thursday night.
God is so good. He prepares everything for his children. That includes the abundance of fish in the sea, according to fisherman Teni Laumoli. The man with roots in Magiagi and Saleimoa said he is grateful everyday that there is always fish to catch.
The Samoa Chamber of Commerce held its monthly members’ meeting on Monday at the Samoa Breweries Headquarters at Vaitele.
Think a minute…When 2 wolves fight over a place and territory, they end their fight in a very unusual way. The wolf that finally knows he can’t win, surrenders by rolling over on his back and sticking out his neck to the teeth of the other wolf.
Did the Minister of Agriculture just realize that it is “essential” for both to work together?
7 QUESTIONS THAT ARE KEEPING US AWAKE 1. So come July 26, the day after the current Tui Atua is no longer the Head of State, is he still His Highness? 2. After being addressed as His Highness for 10 years, what new honorific if any, will he be known by?
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