Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi has instructed the Police to contact the U.S. government over a “terrorist” that lives in America. He was referring to Saute Sapolu, who posted the video on Facebook this week swearing at the Prime Minister, and making threats on his life as well as criticize how he ran the Government.
A Chinese businessman has signed a deal with the Methodist Church to lease its hotel at Lotopa, with the businessman eyeing potential business during the Pacific Games in July. Businessman Jack Huang plans to renovate the facilities to accommodate some of the thousands who will flood Samoa during the Games.
Remittance is Samoa’s largest form of foreign exchange earner with the 2017/18 financial year recording about $503.73 million tala in earnings. According to figures released by the Central Bank of Samoa, this is an increase of $98.56m tala compared to the 2016/17 financial year, which was about $405.17m tala.
One morning, Jo Mikarna’s friend in Samoa, a newly appointed landscaper, called Ms Mikarna with a request: on her next trip to Samoa, could she bring him a pair of work boots?
It was a new day and a new beginning for five child vendors who are now attending school for the first time in their lives, thanks to the generosity of their sponsors.
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.
Think a minute...This is the true story of a boy named Jim who started working on farms at the young age of eight. By the time he was 20 Jim was training as a store manager, and within a year was a successful salesman.
Talofa Samoa! I am happy to start this Health Column by informing the Public that METI has now received official support from government for its Healthy Living programme.
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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