Samoa will once again play host to another conference in November. 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.”
Cancer is a life changer, not just for the individual who has it, but for the whole family who walk with them into battle knowing their life hangs between a plan and a prayer. The community on the big Island of Savai’i is coming together in honour of those families who are weary from the relentless fight against this insidious disease.
CALM BEFORE THE STORM: After a hard training session in Apia’s heat and humidity, the Toa Samoa cooled down at the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel with Samoa’s version of the palagi’s energy drinks.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi is expected to return home this Sunday. This was confirmed by Acting Prime Minister, Papali’i Niko Lee Hang, who spoke briefly about the status of the Prime Minister’s health yesterday.
The path up to Su’a Henry Fruean’s house at Moto’otua felt familiar the moment I headed into the direction of the family house and there was an overwhelming sensation that one had been there before.
The Acting Prime Minister, Papali’i Niko Lee Hang, has given the country’s blessings to sixty-nine local seafarers who are bound for work overseas. Papali’i wished them all the best during a ceremony held at the T.A.T.T.E. Building on Monday.
Don’t ever stop dreaming in life. What you wish for may one day come true, even if you think it’s impossible. It surely worked for 19-year-old Paulo Pisa whose childhood dreams just came true.
A saying goes what you do as a mother matters, and it is valuable and precious in God’s eyes. For 45-year-old mother, Serisa Mavaega from Vailu’utai, sacrificing her life for her family is the greatest gift she can give them. Serisa is a hardworking mother who runs a stall to sell ice cake at her village.
Be patient and calm. No one can catch fish in anger. That’s one of the number one rules for 57-year-old Toleafoa Sanerivi from Utuali’i. The Village Voice met him while on his way to fish on the other side of his village.
The sea, for Pelesasa Mano of Utuali’i, is a source of sustenance for his family. Not only does the sea provide food, it also helps generate income when he sells his catches. Pelesasa is used to his daily routine. First he ensures the kids are ready to attend school before going out fishing.
The Graham family was leisurely awaiting their tour guide inside the lobby of Taumeasina Island Resort when discussion among the four ensued over a spread of brochures and tourism flyers. Dear Tourist was curious as to where they planned to head out to and so enquired with mother, Debbie, who chatted to us about their holiday so far.
It may have been 10am in Samoa but it was after 5pm for New Zealand University students, Henry and Caitlin. The students were enjoying some nice cold Vailimas by the pool at Tanoa Tusitala Hotel when Dear Tourist joined them for a chat. The pair are friends from New Zealand.
Meet Nico and Gabi Mana from Argentina and New Zealand. Dear Tourist caught them in Apia exploring the city before heading to the big island today. Mr. and Mrs. Mana are originally from Argentina, however, they have moved to New Zealand for work purposes.
The $4.2 million tala three-story headquarters of the Samoa Land Corporation is in no condition to be occupied because of the unhygienic status of the building. This is according to an official who took the liberty of snapping these photos.
The Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U.) had a tough year in 2016 as it attempted to deal with a debt of over $1million from the previous financial year. The figure is revealed in the report by the S.R.U. Chairman, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, from their Annual Report.
The journey of a humble mother who overcame the odds to raise a very successful family was celebrated at the Maota o Fogāseuga at Pu’apu’a Savai’i on Monday night. The occasion was the 92nd birthday celebrations for Mualavau Sealiimalietoa Peseta Taofiga.
Samoa is hosting a very special visitor this week. More specifically, the Office of the Ombudsman is hosting New Zealand’s Chief Ombudsman, Misa Peter Boshier, who is in Samoa for the first time. Misa, a former Chief Judge of the New Zealand Family Court, arrived in Samoa on Monday.
Deputy Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, is in Fiji this week. She is leading Samoa’s Delegation at the 2017 Ministerial Dialogue, Pre-C.O.P. in Nadi.
Lealofioamoa Mamaia, 24, of Tauese and Vaiala, has become the newest lawyer to be admitted to the bar. She was admitted before Supreme Court Justice Vui Clarence Nelson yesterday. Families, friends and colleagues were present to witness the special moment.
Think a minute...This is a true Russian love story. Nadya von Meck was the wealthiest woman in Moscow. But all of her money and fortune could not comfort her after her husband died. She then escaped inside her luxurious home and tried to heal her broken heart by playing the music she loved on her piano.
If you are worried about the number of Chinese coming to Samoa, well, you should look at what’s happening to New Zealand, Australia, Canada and every other country in the world.
Con artist at work So there is apparently someone conning unsuspecting members of the public at the Land Transport Authority compound. In a public notice, L.T.A has warned members of the public to be alert.
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