The Ministry of Police has issued a warning to members of the public to be aware that they will be cracking down on people who are driving under the influence of alcohol. This is according to a public notice issued by the Samoa Police Service as the country switches to the festive season mode.
The church is the foundation of a happy family. That’s the belief of mother of two, Sa Mataena, from the village of Si’usega. The 55-year-old says problems occur in our families nowadays because we forget that we are founded in Christ through the church.
Doing chores and going about your day without a proper supply of water is something that no person wants. Unfortunately that is the reality for Gigi Lafaele and his family residing in the village of Leulumoega-uta.
Living alone and working on a large plantation may seem like a burden for many people, especially when they have reached the ripe old age of 69. But not for Akenese Tuitea from the village of Tuana’i.
There is no shame when you are desperate. So shared a father of six Satini Vaogogo, 31, from the village of Nofoali’i. Mr. Vaogogo was preparing a umu with his brother in-law yesterday morning when Village Voice met up with him at his place.
Minna Karvonen just can’t get enough of Samoa’s beautiful white sand and the scenery during her first visit to our shores in November. The 36-year-old is from Finland, Europe.
It was never our sandy beaches or the perfect painted blue skies that startled Julia Paschal; it was the value of friendship she found here in Samoa.
Families, friends and supporters of students at the National University of Samoa’s (N.U.S.) Foundation class gathered at Le Papaigalagala to celebrate sweet success earlier this week. Tears of joy and gladness were aplenty as parents and students shared the elation of completing another part of their education journey.
The Congregational Christian Church of Samoa from Sapapali’i performed on the second night of the popular 13 Days of Christmas programme last Wednesday night.
Raymond Pelike is the Dux of Faleula Primary School. It was the struggles that he witnessed his father go through that motivated him to do his best at school.
Sixteen new made in Samoa pot belly stoves will soon be making their way to families around the country affected by Cyclone Evan. The ovens have been presented to the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (A.D.R.A.) Samoa by the Australia-Pacific Technical College (A.P.T.C.).
Silia Ama’ama’s dream has come true after she scooped the Dux prize and five other awards at A’ana No. 2 College’s prize giving this week. It was a moment of joy for the 18-year-old because it was always a dream of hers to achieve such high recognition in her education.
Studying for hours in the night and working extra hours during the weekends has paid off for Sagaga College Dux, Filiorosa Ailama. The Year 13 student said she had sacrificed a lot throughout the year.
“In my eyes and in the eyes of your country, you are still a winner in our book.” That’s what Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi told the Miss Pacific Islands first runner up and reigning Miss Samoa Papali’i Alexandra Iakopo when she paid him a courtesy visit this week.
Wednesday was a day to remember for Vaitulia Tafatoa Salua Sa Taupa’ū. It was the day when she was announced the Dux of Vaigaga Primary School during their prize giving.
Fourty eight Samoan students are heading for university studies in Australia and Fiji thanks to the generosity of the Australian government.The students met with Australian High Commissioner, Sue Langford, yesterday.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s order for couples working within the Police Force has left several officers angry. They say the decision is unfair. In fact, one of them is considering divorcing his wife to keep his job so he can continue to look after his children and family.
Faleata College Head Girl, Rachael Uisa, brought smiles and happiness to her parents yesterday when she was announced the Dux of the school. The Pesega College Hall was packed with families and friends who came to witness the special event to honour the students’ dedication throughout the year.
Think a minute…A man named Cliff Streigling told about an older man, Bud Abbot, who changed his life. This is Cliff’s story and testimony.
If you are unemployed, blame yourself. Nobody else. Almost. Let me explain. People say I need a job. Doesn’t anybody? Unfortunately, those who proclaim that way, and I don’t blame them, do not know, with all certainty, what kind of a job they want.
LEARNING THE AIRLINES LINGO Heard the term “close in bookings”? Chances are, you are one of the many Samoans who fall into that category used by airlines to describe your booking when you travel.
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