Auckland University of Technology PhD researcher, Betty Tuiloma Ofe-Grant, said despite challenges and barriers to high-level management positions, there are ways Samoans can advance themselves in the New Zealand workforce.
The Executive Director of Siosiomaga Society Incorporated (OLSSI), Fiu Mataese Elisara has returned from Ouarzazate Morocco where he attended the Climate Investment Fund’s (CIF) 10 year anniversary meetings.
An interim injunction against the construction of a residential property belonging to the family of a senior Cabinet Minister, Papali’i Niko Lee Hang, has been lifted by the Supreme Court. The decision was delivered by Justice Tafaoimalo Leilani Tuala-Warren yesterday.
A law that Parliament passed last month now makes it legal for children aged 15 years and older to sell cigarettes. While the legal age to purchase tobacco products remains unchanged at 21, amendments to the Tobacco Control Act that the Parliament passed last month enables children 15-years and older to sell tobacco.
A man charged with the attempted murder of a young woman, who was shot in the face, had murderous intent to kill the victim and poses a threat if he is released on bail. This was the gist of an application from prosecutor, Magele Leone Su’a-Mailo, during the hearing of a bail application for Peter Tulaga Eliesa of Vailoa yesterday.
A village’s proposed mangrove replanting project has been halted after a Chinese businessman began reclaiming land, which were earmarked for the project. Vaigaga village on the northwest coast of Upolu had agreed to do a mangrove replanting programme, in a bid to mitigate the effects of climate change, and submitted a proposal to the United Nations Development Programme’s Small Grant Programme last year for funding support.
The proposed Alaoa Multi-Purpose Dam is set to cost $110million but the Government is hoping to secure $80 million at least as grant financing. The goal was confirmed by the Electric Power Corporation’s (EPC) Project Manager, Fonoti Perelini Perelini, during public consultations held during the past weeks with villages that are likely to be affected by the project.
Samoa Shipping Corporation’s (SSC) regular services between Upolu and Savai’i were again interrupted yesterday, due to bad weather. This was confirmed by SSC Operation Manager, Pasia Taefu. Mr. Taefu said the resumption of services would depend entirely on the weather.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has warned the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries to carefully seek the neediest families out to assist them, and to not misuse the help themselves.
The proposed Alaoa flood-control multi-purpose dam will be able to mitigate the effects of climate change. The Electric Power Corporation project manager, Fonoti Perelini Perelini, said during consultations with Vaisigano residents that Samoa remains vulnerable to climate change and the proposed project will address some of those issues.
Samoa AIDS Foundation President Leniu Dr. Asaua Fa’asino has appealed to the public to stop stigmatizing men, women and children living with HIV.
Think a minute… James Macie was a child born outside of marriage. Tragically this marked him for the rest of his life as a second-class citizen in England’s 18th century society.
The rain drops on the road, pot holes, running children in front of the open houses, mothers and sisters sweeping the aftermath in the mornings and boys idly standing by, till the rubbish of leaves and dirt are ready to be collected.
A prominent member of the community had his house broken into where the thief ransacked it looking for valuables to take.
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