Betham Brothers Enterprises (B.B.E) celebrated their 25th years of service to Samoa by giving back to their customers and supporting societies such as Nuanua o le Alofa, Disability Advocacy Organization in Samoa and Loto Taumafai Society.
“Love can mean many different things but the Christian love that Jesus talked about means treating others with kindness and respect and helping them when they need it.”
Vaiala Beach School (V.B.S) hosted their annual speech competition final this week. Sixteen students competed, after getting through their class competition and the semi-finals.
“One of the many challenges as alluded to by Tupa’i was the remoteness of Savai’i and thereby limited communications, exchanges and subsequently funding assistance for our Savaii members at times” – Savai’i Samoa Tourism Association
All is well that ends well. And after two weeks of meetings, the 2017 annual conference of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S) at Malua ended yesterday. The last activity was the selection of leaders to drive the church for the next year.
A suggestion for Samoa to mirror New Zealand’s election process was met by an interesting response during the Democracy and Development in Samoa National conference this week.
The former Secretary General of the C.C.C.S., Reverend Dr. Afereti Uili, has been reinstated as a pastor with a monetary gift of $150,000. The decision was made during at the Church’s annual meeting yesterday.
Traffic congestions on the east side of the Apia Township has been lessened a great deal thanks to the multimillion tala Leone Bridge reopening. The bridge was officially opened for public use this morning.
The Office of the Electoral Commission celebrated National Voter’s Day yesterday. A parade led by the Police band kick-started the celebration guided by the theme “To empower youth participation in elections.”
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.
Think a minute…There was a young man who moved from his home in Italy to live in America. He studied juggling and soon became famous all over the world. Later in his life, after years of success as a juggler and performer, he decided to return home to Italy and retire.
Nothing holds more true for someone like myself than an old saying, Time is not measured by clocks, but by moments.
GREGOR PAUL FAN CLUB Don’t you just love the New Zealand Herald rugby writer, Gregor Paul?
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