The government of Japan, through its Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (M.E.X.T.) Scholarship, has once again granted the opportunity to Samoan nationals to further their studies in their respective fields at international universities in Japan.
Eight Police officers who were injured as a result of the fight at Luatuanu’u on Monday have been discharged. This was confirmed by Police Media Spokesperson, Auapaau Filipo Logoitino, on Tuesday.
A 28-year-old man of Sataoa and Safata has been convicted and sentenced to ten months supervision for one charge of sexual connection in relation to a girl under 16 years old.
Deputy Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, has called some Members of Parliament liars. She has also accused them of being irresponsible. Fiame did not name anyone in particular. But she was responding to claims from certain Members of Parliament that the Alienation of Customary Land Amendment Bill 2017 violates the Constitution.
The Bill increasing the excise tax on sugary drinks including wine by 3 percent has been approved by Parliament. Introduced by Minister of Revenue, Tialavea Tionisio Hunt, the passing of the bill was put through as a matter of urgency.
The Central Bank of Samoa (C.B.S.) yesterday issued a warning about the rising number of cryptocurrency promotions taking place in Samoa. Cryptocurrency is a form of digital money that is designed to be secure and, in many cases, anonymous.
The Land Transport Authority (L.T.A.) has rejected claims that there was not enough public notice on the implementation of their new policies on taxis. The Chief Executive Officer, Ta'atialeoitiiti Agnes Tutuvanu-Schwalger, issued the rejection in response to questions from the Samoa Observer. This week, Taxi operators expressed their frustration with the L.T.A.
The Ministry of Police has filed sexual related charges against a 31-year-old man. This is in connection to the case of the 15-year-old girl who was reported missing for three days.
Three young men appeared before Supreme Court Justice, Leiataualesa Daryl Clarke, on charges of theft and burglary. They are Fautua Tanoa, Oata Cameron and Popese Junior.
Ignorance is no excuse when it comes to testing positive for a prohibited substance in the world of competitive professional sports. This is the view held by a Samoan woman who is leading the fight against doping in this part of the world.
Mata’u Esau Lotu has retained his post as the President of Samoa J.I.C.A. Alumni Association for the fourth term. The appointment was made during the Samoa J.I.C.A. Alumni Association’s Annual General Meeting (A.G.M.) held at the Samoa Conference Centre, Sogi last week
What better place to spend your honeymoon then in beautiful Samoa. Couple, Daniel and Jess have been courting for eight years and recently got married in their homeland, Melbourne, Australia.
Nadja McKellow has ticked Samoa as one of the best places to visit for romance. She is in Samoa with her husband to celebrate their honeymoon and according to her; it has been a magical experience.
There’s something about the ocean that captivates Shirley Clarke. In Christchurch, New Zealand, she lives close to the ocean. Waking up to the cool sea breeze and sound of the waves crashing onto the seashore is basically the start of her day.
Think a minute…There was a young married couple who really struggled to make enough money just to live on. One day the husband took all their money and bought a small service station. His wife Jane did not think this was a smart, good investment.
If you concern yourself with backing away from or avoiding repeated mistakes, you are not likely to find yourself “backing –up” into achievement or success. It has been traditional to believe that the avoidance of mistakes will result in progress.
THE BEST A big fa’amalo to the skilled and courageous E.P.C. staff who braved the winds and rain to restore power from broken and dangerous power lines on Cross Island Road on Wednesday night in pitch darkness.
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