The “King tides” Samoa has been experiencing is all part of earth’s orbiting process, says Samoa Meteorology Office Acting Chief Executive Officer, Tile Tofaeono.
The Samoa Shipping Corporation (SSC) has signed a sponsorship deal valued at $500,000 with the Pacific Games Office making them a gold sponsor.
The availability of agricultural food in local markets dropped by 3 per cent last month, pushing the average prices up to 17 per cent when compared to December 2018.
The Central Bank of Samoa has identified three concerns with the listing of Samoa on an unofficial “blacklist” of countries that have weak anti-money laundering (AML) regulations by the European Commission.
The Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S.) in Falevao has chosen Reverend Tafa’igata Galumalemana as its Church Minister. Speaking on behalf of the church yesterday, Filo Ah Sam who is the Falevao C.C.C.S. Deacon, said their decision is final and it cannot be changed.
Villagers on the west coast of Upolu are living in fear over an “out of the blue” natural phenomenon, where a rapid rise in the sea level led to water reaching their doorsteps. The villagers of Afega and Lotoso’a Saleimoa shared their concerns about the rapid rise in the sea level, which they said triggered panic amongst the families.
The Ministry of Police is investigating a robbery and assault of an Asian couple in Vailoa by two men, who were armed with machetes, early Thursday morning. This was confirmed by Commissioner of Police, Fuiavaili’ili Egon Keil, in response to questions from the Samoa Observer, in relation to a video which surfaced on line showing the crime.
The Pacific is experiencing an increase in human trafficking cases and leaders in the region as well as international organisations need to address it.
A man charged with attempted murder of his relative in Fasito’o is awaiting an overseas psychiatrist to conduct a report on his mental state.
An investigation into alleged misappropriation of public funds at the Ministry of Justice and Courts Administration (M.J.C.A.) is ongoing and the funds now total $300,000. The figure was confirmed by M.J.C.A. Assistant Chief Executive Officer, Ve’atauia Fa’atasi Puleiata.
The Electric Power Corporation (E.P.C.) has moved to curb abuse of Government assets and have appealed to the public to report drivers who are reckless with E.P.C.-owned vehicles. The Corporation’s General Manager, Tologata Tile Tuimaleali'ifano, urged the public to report any of their vehicles that are seen to be speeding and driven by irresponsible drivers.
Think a minute…You may have heard the famous true story of the Mutiny on the Bounty. English sailors rebelled against their captain, William Bligh, in the South Pacific.
Who would think less of stupidity given the fiasco of the overtly expressive on the internet being held against their will though it was their strong will that put them there?
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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