A suspended Police officer, Aiolupotea La’auli Talataina, has been found guilty of one charge of presenting a firearm and one charge of being armed with a dangerous weapon. But he was acquitted of one charge of presenting a firearm in relation to an incident involving one Lene Epa at Malololelei on 4 August 2015.
The New Zealand Aid Programme has committed funding to develop the front of the main Government Building into an events space, and create an attractive pedestrian walkway from the Clock Tower to the waterfront edge.
“Their future is our future – sustainable development for wildlife and people” is at the heart of the Twelfth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (C.M.S C.O.P12) in Manila, the Philippines this week.
The Pacific islands voice was heard among those of ministers, ambassadors and heads of international organisations from across the world during a High Level Panel at the Twelfth Conference of the Parties of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (C.M.S C.O.P12).
Get your household in order and everything else will fall into place. That’s the message from Suitulaga Lio who believes most of the problems today are caused because families do not get their priorities right.
Meet Lefua Moemai from the village of Moata’a. Mr Moemai is a single hardworking man who he lives with his mother and sisters. His job is to prepare the food for his family every day. Village Voice caught up with Mr Moemai while on his way to the sea for fishing.
The Toa Samoa team for the Rugby League World Cup received a rousing farewell at Faleolo International Airport on Saturday. It was an emotional send off after the players spent a week in Samoa to gear up for the Cup, which kicks off this Saturday against the Kiwis.
People have different motives for the work they do. Most people work to get money and that’s because they need to provide for their families. Others do it so their children can see and emulate their footsteps. Meet Leao Liva Muliaga, 62, from the village of Faleula.
Young people who are unemployed and find themselves sitting idle on the streets have been blamed for the majority of street fights in Vaitele-fou. So says Atonio Fepuleai who believes the government needs to prioritise a project to give these young people jobs so they will have something better and more productive to do.
Today, on 24 October 2017 we celebrate the United Nations Day. The objectives of the United Nations (U.N.) is outlined in its Charter, and includes maintaining international peace and security, promoting sustainable development, protecting human rights, upholding international law, and delivering humanitarian aid.
Approximately 20 million Blue Sharks are killed each year, propelling Samoa and Sri Lanka to jointly propose to place the species on a special global list asking countries to conserve them and protect their habitat.
Samoa will once again play host to another conference in November 2017. This event will see Pacific artists and academics from around the world descending on Apia, prepared to take on this year’s theme of “Making the invisible, visible.”
The Police have sounded an alarm for parents to keep a close eye on their children and not leave them unattended. The warning comes after the abduction of a two-year-old boy on Sunday afternoon.
The Samoa Umbrella of Non Government Organisation (S.U.N.G.O) hosted a Volunteerism Skills training for C.S.Os last week. The five-day course was conducted for 14 people from the various N.G.O’s and C.B.O’s around Samoa. Volunteers play a key role in not-for-profit organizations.
The Laumei Opens team is the undisputed champion of the 25km Aunu’u Regatta Iron Challenge held in American Samoa during the weekend. The Laumei team had a secret weapon in the form of superwoman Amanda Wheatley. They dominated the opens category from start to finish.
The application from a foreign businessman accused of stealing from a local A.T.M to leave the country has been denied. The decision was handed down yesterday by District Court Judge, Fepulea’i Ameperosa Roma.
A family at Nofoali’i has lost thousands of tala worth of valuables after a fire shredded their home yesterday afternoon. Pictures immediately shared on social media shows the fire ripping through the house as bystanders look on helplessly.
Otto Felise Wulf is “grateful” to be alive. The man whose wife poured boiling water on his head two weeks ago is finally out of the hospital. Mr. Wulf, a 37-year-old, was hospitalized for eight days at the Surgical Ward in Moto’otua. He had spent three days in the Intensive Care Unit.
The beautiful Amoa resort in Savai’i was the backdrop to the big Islands' first Pinktober High Tea fundraiser, which saw hoteliers and small business owners along with community leaders come together in pink fashion to boost the morale of the community and raise funds to support families affected.
Think a minute…Are you in the habit of putting salt on your food? Maybe you have a habit of thinking you’re not smart and that you’ll never succeed in life. Don’t forget, your habits control your life. What we keep doing every day becomes our life!
The tropical heart was unendurable. Beyond the seldom cloudy, blue horizon, the sun stood undeterred at the sky’s apex. For three Alaskan tourists, this was a whole new experience from the arctic climes they have adapted to since they were children.
DEPENDS WHICH SIDE YOU’RE ON Does that adage "one swallow make a summer" apply to football? If you’re an Aussie rugby fan and have been waiting for a win for yonks, it’s a resounding yes.
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