Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi has challenged Village Mayors not to be afraid of making hard decision – even if it is against paramount chiefs. Speaking to village leaders recently at the Tooa Salamasina Hall, the P.M. said there were reports of village mayors instigating trouble in villages, and chiefs have been tasked to report non-performing village mayors.
The challenge of keeping Samoa’s electricity running without interruption comes with a cost. This was highlighted by the Electric Power Corporation Chief Executive Officer, Tologata Tile Tuimaleali'ifano, in an interview after the commissioning of a $5.39 million tala 200 Kilowatt Hydro Power plant at Vailoa Palauli last Friday.
Have you ever sat back on a beautiful day near a forest in Samoa and just admired the beautifully coloured birds flying from tree to tree? How about strolling/hiking silently through the forest and just listening to the different cries of our unique feathered friends?
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) will carry out inspections on January 30 to ensure the ban on single use plastic is enforced nationwide.
The Assembly of God Church of Samoa in Australia superintendent, Pastor Taeauga Ropati Frost, has criticised Samoa’s current minimum wage and described it as a joke. Pastor Frost, who is originally from Iva Savai’i and is now ministering in Australia, said the starting rate of $2.30 tala is too low for working Samoans.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi has criticised the move by some families who hold family services and lengthy funeral services. The vocal politician took aim at the length of church services including funeral services and the decisions by some church ministers to hold separate testimonies.
Two prisoners escaped from the Tafaigata Prisons yesterday morning. Aniseko Vaelei and Pati Chong Nee – who were jailed for burglary and robbery charges – dashed for freedom after a church service. The Samoa Observer could not reach the Prisons and Correctional Service Commissioner, Taitosaua Edward Winterstein, for comment yesterday.
Apineru Junior Apineru and Serafina Apineru celebrated being married at the Faleula Methodist Church yesterday. Mr. Apineru, 27, is a fourth year student at Piula Theological College. His wife, 24, is a Florist from Manurewa, New Zealand.
Over 40 matai title holders were bestowed at the Malae Vaitoga in Puipa’a yesterday. The two highest matai titles were Pagamalie (orator) – which were given to five people – while four were the recipients of the Tagaloa title.
An “enabling environment” for business could mean minimum wages rise sustainably alongside booming businesses, says the President of the Samoa Hotel’s Association (S.H.A.) Tupa’i Saleimoa Va’ai.
A total of 1015 students out of 1752 students that sat the Samoa Secondary Leaving Certificate (SSLC) last year made it into the National University of Samoa’s (NUS) Foundation programme.
What started as a teenage fascination with the work of the United Nations turned into a lifelong career for Salā Georgina Bonin (nee Nelson), spanning 25 and a half years.
The former Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, has been invited to New Zealand’s premier festival of books and ideas, the Auckland Writers Festival.
The Samoa First Union has called on the Government to run surveys amongst employees, unions and the public to find out how people are surviving on the $2.30 minimum wage. The concern was outlined in a statement by Senior Organizer for Samoan First Union, Saina Tomi Fetalaia.
Samoa Airways says it has nothing further to say about concerns raised by the family of a 9-year-old boy who died during an Auckland-Apia flight operated by the airline. The incident occurred on the airline’s flight OL732 that was en-route from Auckland to Apia on December 26, 2018.
Think a minute...This is the true story of a man named Sam who joined the American army in 1812. He was such a great military leader that he became a major general.
Now that the New Year celebration is beginning to get old, we may as well look forward to some real problems.
Imagine this. It’s been six months since your family’s case had been given a date by the Land and Titles Court.
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