The greatest gift young people can give their parents is honour. So says Eric Osa, 21, who believes that when you honour your parents, you are doing what God wants you to do. Eric from Vaitele-Fou and Pesega is the youngest of eight siblings.
People often say when you’re down to nothing; God is always up to something. But you have to keep working hard because God helps those who help themselves. That is the opinion of Junior Tyrell of Faleula, who says faith goes together with work.
Miracles don’t just happen on their own. If we are desperate, a miracle will happen when we work hard and do the best we can. For Vala’auina Ioane, a mother of two, she’s hoping for a miracle as she seeks a job to help support her family.
“Humans are caretakers of this spaceship called earth and it is our responsibility to ensure Mother Nature is protected and preserved for generations to come. “Sadly, nowadays this is not the case. Our desire to become industrialised nations often leads to irrational decisions and actions without realising their consequences.”
The Toa Samoa team for the Rugby League World Cup was hosted by the government during a cocktail at Tanoa Tusitala Hotel on Wednesday night. The team is in the country to get the nation’s blessings before the World Cup which kicks off in New Zealand next Saturday when Samoa takes on the mighty Kiwis at home.
The Laumei Outrigger Canoe Club is ready to take on the Aunu’u Island 25km iron Challenge in American Samoa tomorrow. The club is among clubs from Samoa heading across to the east for the regatta.
Post-election assessment rounded off the final day of the Commonwealth Election Professionals (C.E.P) Pacific region workshop yesterday. Participants heard from electoral officers from Australia, Nauru and Vanuatu.
The morning started off with some warm rain showers and what better way to wait out the rain than to have some cold bevvies, Lee and Georgina from of New Zealand had the right idea when Dear Tourist met them by the pool at the Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s hotel.
Jenny Weir from New Zealand has had a love affair with Samoa for the past 20 years. She visits as often as two to three times a year for some relaxing and rejuvenation. Her first encounter with Samoa happened around a very challenging time of her life and coming here proved to be helpful to the healing process.
Robyn and Jim Niho paused on their walk through Taumeasina village to take one last shot with their camera phones to remember the view they have loved to look at for the past 10 days of their stay. The couple was due to leave that evening so they were making the most of the day.
Deputy Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, has congratulated the new class of the Leadership Samoa programme. At the T.A.T.T.E Building yesterday, the class of 2017 was officially announced and welcomed.
‘Fa’afafine’s Got Talent (F.G.T)’ is a new show under the umbrella of the Samoa Fa’afafine Association to showcase the fa’afafine’s talent this year. The theme for this year’s show is “I am in to own it”. “The theme is pretty straight forward,” said Asia Alosio Stanley.
The stage is set for three Samoan fashion designers to showcase their unique talent among other well-renowned designers from around the Pacific in Australia this weekend. Cecilia’s Fashion House, Cecilia Keil; Pele Creations, Natalya Ah-Him and D.M.F’s, Dane Mulinu’u Fabricius are set to showcase their designs as part of the Pacific International Runway.
A bus driver has been charged and detained at Tafa’igata Prison following an incident that led to the death of a 75-year-old man in Fugalei earlier this week. This was confirmed by Police Superintendent and Media Spokesperson, Sala’a Sale Sala’a, in response to questions from the Samoa Observer.
A piece of land in American Samoa that belongs to the Samoan government has been allocated for the use of the American Samoa Taxi Owners Association (T.O.A). This is according to the public notice by the Board and trustees of Taxi Owners Association in American Samoa. The land is located in Petesa, in the Tualauta District.
Fugalei Street, one of the busiest streets in the Apia Township, has been dug up once again. But the Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O) of the Land Transport Authority (L.T.A), Leasi Ioane Galuvao, has downplayed questions concerning the need for the continual digging of the road.
Obedience is an essential stepping stone for one who dreams of a successful and prosperous life. The words of the Bible say so, we must respect and obey our parents so we can live long lives. Lives filled with happy and successful stories.
A man from Salimu Fagaloa, Tanielu Satiu, has poured cold water on the movement to promote the rights of children. Speaking to the Village Voice, he said these new ideas are responsible for a growing population of rebellious young people who think they know best.
The roles and responsibilities of being a father require a lot of hard work and commitment physically, spiritually and mentally. It requires unconditional love towards your family, your children.
Think a minute…28 June, 1997 was the date of the famous Bite Fight between world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson.
Waking up at dawn to the sound of roosters calling each other, the small birds chirping from below the window, and the rustle of leaves in the breeze is perhaps like the waking up of a “nemo” fish in the coral reef. I love the sound of nature, as it not only soothes me, but it takes me away to a dreamy place
Con artist at work So there is apparently someone conning unsuspecting members of the public at the Land Transport Authority compound. In a public notice, L.T.A has warned members of the public to be alert.
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