Acting Australian High Commissioner Amanda Jewell handed over a new vehicle to the Executive Director of the Samoa Family Health Association (S.F.H.A.) Lealaiauloto Liai Iosefa Siitia last week.
The Samoa Law Reform Commission has called the Samoa Narcotics Act 1967 to be overhauled, noting that it’s outdated. This was revealed in their recent drugs reform final report released in December last year. The 163-page report says that Samoa’s illegal drugs environment is vastly different from that which existed in 1967.
Imagine not having access to a consistent supply of water for the family’s everyday use over fifteen years. Imagine sleeping every night knowing that they are going to make two to three trips back and forth, to fetch water in the scorching sun next morning, just to get by on a daily basis the next day.
The tragic circumstances where a three-year-old toddler allegedly suffocated in a car where he was found dead is the subject of a Police investigation. This was confirmed by Police Superintendent and Media Spokesperson, Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo, yesterday.
Former Police Constable, Seiloga Mauigoa, has broken his silence over Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s directive for couples working together at the Police to resign. He said it’s “unfair treatment” and “discriminatory.” Mauigoa had been part of the Police force for seven years.
Water is life and life is all about water. That’s according to 26-year-old mother, Lizafrieda, from the village of Samalaeulu in the Itu-o-Tane side of Savai’i. The village sustained the most damage during Tropical Cyclone Gita.
Samoa Stationery and Books (S.S.A.B.), Farmer Joe and Eveni Carruthers have teamed up to give their customers something extra special. As part of S.S.A.B.’s Back to School Promotion, they are giving their customers $5,000 worth of gift vouchers.
The Bank South Pacific (B.S.P.) is offering a cyclone relief “Principal and Interest” repayment holiday for all their valuable customers. B.S.P. Samoa Country Manager, Taitu’uga Maryann Lameko-Vaai, made the annoucement last week.
A convicted burglar and thief, Lua Leasuasu, has been sentenced to three years and seven months. The sentencing was handed down by Chief Justice, His Honour Patu Tiava’asu’e Falefatu Sapolu.
Sinalei Reef Resort celebrated their 22nd birthday yesterday with a bang! The Beach Bash attracted more than 150 guests to enjoy the sandy beach, icy cold drinks, lots of food with the famous Ardijah Band providing top notch music and entertainment.
A local chef, who is employed at the Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital, is fighting for his life at the hospital. He is in critical condition after he was set upon and assaulted outside of the hospital last week. The incident has left his family, Police and hospital staff horrified.
Think a minute…Recently a couple who had been married 72 years died together in the hospital. After a car accident they were put in beds beside each other, so they continually held each other’s hand.
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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