The Alternatives to Violence Programme (A.V.P.) workshop has ended. A first of its kind in Samoa, the three-day workshop provides 25 prisoners at Tafa’igata the help to better use self-directive learning to develop positive change, self-esteem, conflict resolution and community building.
Luatuanu’u spokesperson, Tofete Lafaua Tofete, has rubbished claims by the Ministry of Police about another roadblock incident at their village during the early hours of Wednesday. “There was nothing on the road,” he said, “I don’t know what the Police are trying to do here.
Retail stores in Saleufi are now offering the option for late night shopping every Thursday of the week. The group of business owners behind the effort want to cater to those busy professionals trying to strike a balance between work, family and leisure.
At 102 years old, Tafilitiamalie Taufafo Tu'i is thankful to God for life. Whe he was just three years old, he witnessed the devastation caused by the spread of influenza, the flu epidemic that took the lives of many Samoans in 1918. "It was a very sad scene if I can recall,” he said. “People died on their beds, mothers bodies were lifted onto trucks to be dumped while still breastfeeding their babies."
Newly-weds Nick Feast and Rhianna Laybourn are celebrating their honeymoon in Samoa. They’ve been courting for 10 years and were lucky enough to win a trip to Samoa, allowing them a chance for a romantic getaway.
The following is penned by Faalogo Situtuila Sissy Vaa Vuki telling their story with husband Tupuola Sione Vuki behind their Samaritan mission to assist Samoa where possible. In recent weeks, coupled spearheaded a fundraising drive in the hometown in St. George Utah U.S.A to raise over $15,000 for the National Emergency Call Center:
The former Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, was assured by the Office of the Attorney General that the Land Titles Registration Bill (L.T.R.) 2008 would not alienate customary lands.
Affording the chance for better future opportunities for young Samoans is an approach that C.E.O. and President of Samoa Stationery and Books (S.S.A.B.), Tofilau Fiti Leung Wai, is keen on.
The President of the Land and Titles Court, Fepulea'i Attila Ropati’s “special leave” has its perks. It includes the Court’s vehicle assigned to him and his pay.
A landslide on the East Coast of Upolu interrupted traffic yesterday morning. The landslide occurred between the villages of Lauli’i and Luatuanu’u. Eyewitness, Tuia Faletau from Afulilo Aleipata told Samoa Observer the landslide could’ve cost someone’s life if it wasn’t for God.
Lady Anglers are no delicate flowers at sea when it comes to rigging their own baits or catching fish that weigh more than they do. It was not exception for the ladies competing in the Samoa International Game Fishing Tournament when they kicked off on Wednesday showing an array of different skills ranging from the serious to the social but nonetheless making their presence known.
The decision by the Samoa Law Society to suspend the practicing certificate of lawyer, Pa’u Tafaogalupe Mulitalo, “was too severe”. So says Unasa Iunu Sapolu in response to questions from the Samoa Observer. Pa’u’s suspension was confirmed in a letter by the S.L.S. Secretary, Rebecca Schuster, where he’s accused of breaching the Lawyers and Legal Practitioners Act.
The former Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, will break his long held silence over fears about the alienation of customary lands today. He will do this during a press conference at his Tuaefu residence where he will deliver a paper on the issue. The press conference was confirmed in a letter from his Office earlier this week.
Think a minute...We’ve all heard the expressions: “Like father, like son” and “The fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree.” This is because they are so often true. Two families in America were studied for many generations.
I have elsewhere contrasted two metaphors for the work of constitution-making.
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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