The Manu Samoa has qualified for the Rugby World Cup (R.W.C.) in Japan next year. The Fuimaono Titimaea Tafua-coached team defeated Germany, 42-28, in the second leg of their World Cup qualifier in Fritz-Grunebaum-Sportpark, Heidelberg, yesterday morning.
Prime Minister, the Secretary of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa, (C.C.C.S.) has recently expressed publicly through the media strong views opposing the PAYE tax reform which requires the clergy to pay their PAYE tax.
The claim by the General Secretary of the E.F.K.S. Church, Reverend Vavatau Taufao, about the Government bringing back the colonialism mentality sounds like something a fa’afafine would say. That’s what Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi said, hitting back at the General Secretary over the ongoing tax dispute between the Government and the E.F.K.S. Church.
The driver of a sedan is lucky to be alive after his vehicle rolled several times and fell into a storm water drain in Tuanaimato. Eyewitnesses at the scene of the accident told Samoa Observer that the vehicle rolled a couple of times before ending up in the drain.
Ten people from the village of Luatuanu’u, who are accused of being involved in a rugby fight that broke out in March this year, appeared in the District Court this week.
The Vaigaga Congregational Christian Church of Samoa celebrated its 150th anniversary on Friday. The church acknowledged the vision of Papali’i Viliamu Cowley who started it in his rundown house at Lotoā 1865-1868.
In journalism, photographs have long been championed for their distinct ability to convey the truth and highlight important issues. Within media, a skilled photojournalist (equipped with a camera and an incredibly strict code of conduct) will enter a news event not just to snap a few staged group photos, but more importantly their goal is to visually tell the story.
Minister of Public Enterprises Lautafi Selafi Purcell has rubbished claims that board members’ lack of expertise is costing taxpayers a lot of money. “The comments which were uttered without any facts are insulting, unfair and untrue to the board members and the Government who placed their trust in the system we currently have in the hiring of board members,” he said.
Samoa Shipping Corporation has denied they are planning to set up a hotel and claimed the facility will be a ‘bed-and-breakfast' type of accommodation.
The Samoa Medical Association (S.M.A.) has expressed its grave concern with regards to the deaths of two babies in Savai’i who died after they were administered M.M.R. vaccination.
While Samoa mourns the deaths of two babies who died in Savai’i after they were vaccinated last week, parents of two children who died after being immunised in Samoa have come forward to share their story in the hope that it could save someone’s life.
The United States Embassy in Apia hosted an official reception of its 242nd Independence celebrations on Friday. It was a time for invited guests to experience the spirit of the 4th of July with drinks brought from the U.S. for its citizens who now live in Samoa.
Samoa Airways has asked the Unit Trust of Samoa (U.T.O.S.) for a $12 million loan. The Government has in recent months denied that the national airline has been operating at a loss with the Minister of Public Enterprise, Lautafi Selafi Purcell, again dismissing reports that the loan is a financial assistance package to rescue the airline.
A 11-year-old boy has been reported missing since last Wednesday by his family at Faleas’iu. Ioapo Toetu was last seen wearing black shorts without a shirt and the matter has been brought to the attention of the police.
Think a minute…It is true: “There’s no place like home.” In fact, who we are, what we think about ourselves, others, and life, mostly comes from our family with whom we grew up as children and teenagers. That is why they say, “The apple does not fall far from the tree.”
I have been watching with great interest from afar the development of this issue in our beloved country. Interestingly, many, including the highly credentialed Rev Vaiao Eteuati, have been fooled by the apparent simplicity of the issue. But I do not see the issue as simply about the clergies paying taxes.
Of ‘Papa Stui’ and fa’afafines Well it looks like some customers have kicked up a big stink about McDonald’s Unisex toilet.
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