Sonja and Tony Robins from South Australia love the beauty of Samoa and her people. But it’s their fishing trip with Troppo Fishing Adventures they will remember for a long time to come, and one of the reasons they will return to Samoa.
The Acting New Zealand High Commissioner to Samoa, Mike Walsh, has responded to criticisms of the new online system for the selection process of students eligible for New Zealand scholarships.
The Government celebrated the commissioning of a $5.39 million tala 200 Kilowatt Hydro Power plant at Vailoa Palauli, yesterday. The occasion was hailed as a milestone for the big island of Savai’i, with Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi officially opening the project.
A Samoan Economics Professor, who spoke to the Samoa Observer on the condition of anonymity, believes Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has a “moral obligation” to raise Samoa’s minimum wage, regardless of the impact on the private sector.
Samoa Stationery and Books has responded to calls from their customers living on the west side of Upolu by opening its eighth and newest store at the Faaso’otauloa Taulapapa Pati Investment building at Vaitele-tai.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture, Afamasaga Dr. Karoline Fuata’i, says there was an improvement in the 2018 Samoa Primary Education Certificate of Achievement (S.P.E.C.A.) exam results. But the percentage of those students who passed the exam was only 0.7 per cent and not 7 per cent, as reported earlier by the Samoa Observer.
A 22-year-old man has been charged by the Police, after an incident where he punched a Chinese woman in the face, and allegedly ran off with money from her store. The incident took place last Saturday morning at Kavana Avealalo Store at Falelauniu. It was captured on CCTV, with the footage handed to the Police.
Brothers “Danger Boe” and “SJ Demarco” are in Samoa to give back to the community through their musical talents. The sons of Church Ministers Reverend Foma’i and Rasela Lafaiali’i will headline the “Milly Rock” concert at X-Club tonight. Speaking to the Weekend Observer, Danger Boy, whose real name is Fa’aiuaso Lafaiali’i, and SJ Demarco, real name, SJ Lafaiali’i, said they are looking forward to their first performance in Samoa.
Different cultures in Turkish, Spanish and Samoan combined to witness the happy marriage of Denise Pologa Senel and Adam Senel at Taumeasina Island Resort this week.
The General Manager of Federal Pacific Insurance Ltd and the President of the Samoa Rugby Union, Namulauulu Leota Sami Leota, has been bestowed the Papali’i title of Sapapali’i.
Young people can become good leaders in their community without entering politics, says university lecturer Tahere Talaina Si'isi'ialafia. Speaking during the Samoa National Youth Council annual general meeting at the Development Bank of Samoa building recently, the National University of Samoa (NUS) sociology lecturer said former US President Barrack Obama believes that societies can embrace moral leadership if the youth are decent.
Members of the private sector agree that the minimum wage needs to increase, with all due care. But capacity building, and the wider business context need to be considered too, they say.
Palolomua held it's second reunion yesterday at the Human Rights Protection Party headquarters at Sogi. The reunion included members of the Palolomua online group who were also invited to participate. The reunion was led by Australian-based Nese Uelese and included members from around the world.
Think a minute...”Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” We are facing the most challenging time in human history. Our world population has exploded to 7.7 billion people! With far more people on the planet, we are running out of clean air and clean water.
Talofa Samoa! In the first week of last year, I was looking for one of METI ‘champions’: someone, who had been following the whole foods, plant based (WFPB) diet that METI promotes and who had been successful in reversing his diabetes condition, which had been crippling him for years.
P.M. on Church leaders It seems Prime Minister Tuilaepa can’t leave members of clergy alone. During a radio programme last week, he had plenty to say about Church Ministers. For instance, he reminded them that Church Ministers were only taught on spiritual matters, not on Economics.
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