The Ministry of Police is investigating the death of a one-year-old toddler who fell while being given a bath by his father. The Motootua hospital advised the police of the death last Friday. “The male baby who was alleged to have died after he fell whilst his father was trying to give him a bath.
The inquest into the death of two babies in Savai’i following their vaccination in July this year has been adjourned to October 3. The adjournment will allow District Court Judge, Fepuleai Ameperosa Roma, to consider submissions by the prosecution and defense lawyers, before making a decision on whether he should adjourn the inquest until criminal proceedings against two nurses in the Supreme Court is completed.
The village of Eva on the northern coast of Upolu will be undergoing a river rehabilitation project to provide stability to the bank as well as widening and deepening of the channel. The rehabilitation project was made possible with the financial assistance of $50,000 from the Civil Society Support Programme in collaboration with U.N.D.P through the Adaptation fund.
The Tausala Matiu Company of Satupaitea did not have a “development consent permit” to quarry soil at Tafua-tai on Savai’i. The site was where a landslide occurred last Monday and killed three men and injured another two. The five men including the deceased were employees of the Tausala Matiu Company.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (M.N.R.E.) recently engaged students of the National University of Samoa in a forum targeting sustainable development process.
The remote community of Siuniu, Falealili has successfully completed the Community Disaster and Climate Risk Management (C.D.C.R.M.) programme.
The Matavai Pacific Cultural Arts group is heading to Samoa for a very special occasion. Over 65 members of the Group are heading to Samoa to host the “Love is bigger than cancer” fundraising event on Saturday 6 October 2018.
The Forum Fisheries Agency (F.F.A.), the Pacific Community (S.P.C.), the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (S.P.R.E.P.) and the University of the South Pacific (U.S.P.) signed a landmark agreement with the European Union to help promote sustainable management and sound ocean governance in the Pacific Region.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is expanding its presence in 11 Pacific island countries to enhance the impact of its growing program of assistance in the subregion.
A Chinese expert is helping Samoan farmers navigate new trends of farming. Dr. Jim Liu is in Samoa a.s the key part of the China – Samoa Agricultural Technical Aid Project Phase IV (C.S.A.T.A.P.) 2017 -2020, which provides ongoing practical support for farmers in Samoa.
Seven local businesses are finalists in the Samoa Business Network (S.B.N.) Awards to be held in Auckland on 29 September 2018. This year marks the S.B.N.’s fifth year anniversary since its inception in New Zealand.
Lack of evaluation into the implementation of legislative reforms targeting family violence is one reason there is minimal changes to the national rates of family violence in Samoa. This was highlighted in the National Inquiry into Family Violence report that was launched last week.
Work on the new multipurpose Gymnasium at Faleata for the 2019 Pacific Games is underway. At the groundbreaking ceremony yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa acknowledged the bilateral relationship between Samoa and China.
A 47-year-old male has pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine, commonly known as ice. He has also pleaded guilty to possession of unlawful ammunition.
A small house where the trash is stored at the old Yazaki Building at Vaitele caught fire yesterday afternoon. But thanks to the quick response by the Fire and Emergency Services Authority, they were able to eliminate the fire before it spread.
The Australian owner of a helicopter which the Ministry of Revenue plans to auction owes the Government of Samoa outstanding taxes. The impounded aircraft will not be released to the owner until the import goods and services tax (G.S.T.) payable on the helicopter is settled in full.
The Anhui Foreign Economic Construction Company Ltd. has been awarded a multi-million-tala contract for the rehabilitation of the Samoa Aquatic Center and the Apia Park Sports Complex, ahead of the Pacific Games next year.
Malietoa Fa’amausili Moli has been charged with contempt of Court. He has been summoned to appear before the District Court on 9 October 2018, according to Court documents.
The Public Service Commission (P.S.C.) has terminated the services of the Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure (M.W.T.I.), Afamasaga Su’a Pou Onesemo. The decision was confirmed yesterday by the Minister of M.W.T.I., Papali’i Niko Lee Hang, during an interview with the Samoa Observer.
Think a minute…Do we sing because we’re happy? Or are we happy because we sing? A wise teacher said that it is singing which makes you feel like singing, and it is dancing which makes you feel like dancing.
Let me now share my personal assessment of the Bangkok meetings ‘watching’ it all from the comforts of home in Samoa.
An S.O.S. visit to Facebook? The public surely appreciates the transparency shown by the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Afamasaga Rico Tupai and the Attorney General, Lemalu Hermann Retzlaff, when they posted pictures of themselves recently outside the headquarters of Facebook in Silicon Valley in America.
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