A graduate student of Malua Theological College who was teaching at Robert Louis Stevenson Senior School has been sacked for the alleged assault of a student. The teacher, whose name has been withheld by Police, has been charged with assault.
The United Nations has a new Resident Coordinator and U.N.D.P. Resident Representative in Samoa. Simona Marinescu begins her term having presented her credentials to Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, during their first official meeting.
A delegation from a number of top Australian universities was in Samoa this week. They were here for the first Australia Future Unlimited Education Roadshow held at Taumeasina Island Resort.
Jessica Kuo and Thomas Double found their perfect rhythm in Samoa. Coming from New Zealand, they chose Samoa to find peace and get away from the busy life.
Life is good in Samoa for Ashley Richardson. Ashley was reading a book by the Taumeasina Island Resort poolside and just soaking in the sun when the Dear Tourist met her.
The Ministry of Women Community and Social Development (M.W.C.S.D.) and the Samoa One UN Youth Employment Programme have teamed up to help Teen Challenge Samoa.
The Maeva String Band which performs hugely popular dinner concerts at Return to Paradise Resort every Saturday night has caught the attention of House of Travel Managing Director Chris Paulsen.
The Samoa Airport Authority (S.A.A.) celebrated the opening of its new Training and Emergency Operations Center yesterday. The ceremony was held at the Faleolo International Airport with Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi launching the new facility that includes the Samoa Airport Authority Mechanical Workshop.
Supreme Court Justice, Tafaoimalo Leilani Tuala-Warren, has awarded Samoa Breweries Limited (S.B.L.) $778,009 in a civil claim. This is in connection to a breach of contractual obligations. According to the ruling, S.B.L. and Queen Maggie Transport Limited entered into a Product Distribution Agreement in May 2009.
The management of the Civil Society Support Programme (C.S.S.P.) is alarmed about reports some families are looking to take advantage of the generosity of others. Speaking to the Weekend Observer, the C.S.S.P. Project Manager, Theresa Masoe Taimalelagi, said water tanks donated to families, who requested them in the first place, cannot be sold for profit.
The Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O.) of the National Health Services (N.H.S.), Palanitina Tupuimatagi Toelupe, has dared the Minister of Health, Tuitama Dr. Leao Tuitama, to reveal who is spreading “false rumours” in relation to the merge. Mrs. Toelupe would not speak to the Weekend Observer.
The Minister of Health, Tuitama Dr. Leao Tuitama has assured that they’re working on procurement measures to avoid another shortage of antibiotics at the national hospital.
Frank Chopin is retiring after eleven years of service for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (F.A.O.). Mr. Chopin joined the Subregional office in Apia in August 2015 as Senior Fisheries and Aquaculture Officer following eight years in F.A.O. Rome where he was Chief of the Fishing Operations and Technology Service.
There are opportunities in every challenge. For Terri Loimata Mau, she saw just that when she was given a scholarship by the Australian government to study at the Monash University in Australia.
Samoa is not only rich in natural resources but culture and respect as well. Such is the thought expressed by Kuniyoshi Watanabe (Kuni) to the Dear Tourist team. Mr. Watanabe is from Japan and he’s been in Samoa since 2016.
Think a minute.Do you know some people who just have all the luck? They seem to get all the breaks. And you ask yourself: “Why don’t I get lucky? Why don’t I get a great education? A great job or business?
About a month ago, we were in a meeting with three village Mayors (male Chiefs) to discuss the implementation of the first carbon offsetting project for Samoa by replanting more than 12,000 native trees in the O le Pupu Pue national Park.
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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