Executive members and volunteers of the S.V.S.G. Juniors, the youth sub-group of Samoa Victim Support Group, are fronting an outreach programme, highlighting the important role played by each communities within a village, in raising a child.
The small businesses are the livelihood of locals and with minimal barriers to starting; many operators have a wealth of opportunity to trade and operate in a flexible environment.
The “dishonesty” of some businesses has sparked an unexpected audit of their financial statements. “One company filed for losses yet we uncovered their taxes amounted to millions. This was very dishonest.”
The 2017 Small Business Enterprise Centre (S.B.E.C.). Trade Fair was officially opened yesterday morning in front of the government building. The two day event will culminate with the inaugural S.B.E.C Awards programme tonight at Taumeasina Island Resort.
The President and the Coach of the Samoa Weightlifting Federation, Tuaopepe Asiata Jerry Wallwork, has landed a leading role in the development of weightlifting worldwide. He has been selected as a Board member of the Executive Board of the International Weightlifting Federation (I.W.F) as well as the Chairman of I.W.F’s Coaching and Research Committee.
Lawyer Leuluaiali’i Olinda Woodroffe has asked for the Court’s discretion to allow for three additional witnesses in the hearing of a lawsuit filed against a Cabinet Minister and his business associates.
Samoa has a lost a national character. Today, families, friends and everyone whose lives were touched by Seiuli Alan Alo Vaai are mourning his passing away. On social media last night, mourners across the globe paid tribute to a leader whose talents and work ethics were nothing short of inspiring.
There is great news for contributors of the Samoa National Provident Fund. Yesterday, the Chief Executive Officer of the S.N.P.F., Pauli Prince Suhren, announced a 7.2 per cent interest for this year. What that means is that starting from 1 July 2017, thousands of members will have a bit more cash in their hands to spend.
Think a minute… An African man who had three wives asked his Irish friend who had only one wife, this question: “Do you like your wife?” His Irish friend replied: “I like her very much!” The African man shook his head and said very sadly: “I don’t like any of mine.”
At the risk of sounding cliché, five weeks ago I could never have imagined the opportunities and incredible experiences that coming to Samoa would give me.
GREGOR PAUL FAN CLUB Don’t you just love the New Zealand Herald rugby writer, Gregor Paul?
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