The stark realities of climate change were laid bare at the opening of the Pacific Ocean, Pacific Climate Conference in Wellington. Calls from Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi for urgent action were made as climate change is put under the microscope during the conference.
For more than 30 years, Sanelivi Fuamaila still struggles without proper water supply. This is despite being one of the first settlers of Satapuala. Being injured for more than 10 years and walking a great distance to fetch water is an added burden for the 43-year-old.
The expensive tuition fees have robbed a possibly better future for students whose families cannot afford to pay. That is the concern raised by Sose Filipo of Satapuala-uta.
A mother’s love cannot be measured. Here is To’afa Samuelu, a mother of three from Satapuala, who lives through the struggles of life because of her love for her children.
The University of the South Pacific (U.S.P.) Samoa’s Savai’i Centre welcomed new students at Salelologa recently. The new students are enrolled in Foundation and degree studies, and will be studying primarily via the Online and Print modes from the Centre.
Any anniversary is all about celebrating achievements. For the Sinalei Reef Resort, their 22nd birthday celebrated last weekend at the resort was exactly that and more. It was an occasion to raise funds for charity.
The Samoa Law Reform Commission is seeking to include synthetic drugs such as mushroom head (pulouaitu), logo (daturas) as illegal drugs in the new drugs framework they recommend to be implemented.
A notorious prison escapee and convicted rapist, Lauititi Tualima, who brought much shame to Samoa when his offending attracted the attention of 60 Minutes last year, has refused to cooperate with the Chief Justice, His Honour Patu Tiava’asu’e Falefatu Sapolu.
Consider this. Think of spending thousands of tala every year to collect water given today’s ever-increasing cost of living? For 20 years, this has been the reality for Iuni Iuni and his family from the village of Satapuala-uta.
Digicel customers can soon expect faster, reliable and affordable internet services. It follows the signing of a seven-year contract between Digicel Samoa and the Samoa Submarine Cable Company (S.S.C.C.) yesterday. This contract can be extended to 15 years.
Bella Maiava’s signature dish of stir fry noodles have gained a popular following here in Apia and the young “mumpreneur” took orders from her noodle box fans on a casual basis over the past two years to a growing number of customers.
Prime Minister and climate change action advocate Tuila’epa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi is among the high-profile experts presenting at the Pacific Climate Change Conference this week at Te Papa National Museum.
Tony Lane may have been born into a different family, but he is a Samoan at heart. After so many stories he heard about Samoa, he finally gets to see the heart of the Pacific for the first time.
Samoa’s culture is what brings in the tourist dollars. Emma Kwaczynski from Jervis Bay, Australia, was walking to the bank under Samoa’s hot sun when the Dear Tourist team met her.
Think a minute…Remember the first people to ever fly an airplane? There were the Wright brothers, just a week before Christmas, 1903. They were so excited they sent an urgent telegram message to their sister which said: “First flight in history today!
Ladies and Gentlemen, Talofa lava! As an Indigenous Samoan, Let me first pay my respect to the Indigenous Owners of this land and thank their ancestors, past present and future, for letting me stand before you on these sacred cultural lands!
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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