With the Miss Samoa Pageant still to be staged next month, the Samoa Events Inc (S.E.I.) has already had to deal with a pre pageant drama out of Australia. An incomplete application from Miss Samoa Victoria Beauty Pageant for a Miss Adele Fa’aosofia to S.E.I. did not meet the requirements or adhere to the rules of the pageant and was duly rejected.
The owner of Samoana Rentals, Leiataua James Arp believes that hybrid cars are ideal for Samoa. Last year, Samoana Rentals scored a first, by bringing the first electric car into Samoa, the Nissan Leaf. “I have both an electric car and the hybrid car,” he told the Samoa Observer.
Live within your means is the message from Uaita Mase of Magiagi. Uaita, a father of two, believes that there is no such a thing as being poor, or the existence of poverty, in Samoa.
Meet Tom Booth and his partner, Katie Metcalfe, both from England. Dear Tourist met up with the young couple looking at the siapo patterns at the Samoa Tourism Cultural village. Unfortunately, today is their last day in Samoa as they will be flying back home in the evening.
A closing ceremony for the week long event for the East Asia Pacific Region U19 Cricket tournament was held at the Tradition Resort at Ululoloa, on Wednesday night.
Salega East’s Member of Parliament, Olo Fiti Va’ai, supports village council decisions to ban foreign-owned businesses from setting up in their areas.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has vented his rage against the media and the Police, accusing them of giving Samoa a bad name around the world, with what he claims are repeated media reports on rape and incest.
A ‘local company’ has won the tender to lease the ‘abandoned multimillion tala’ former Desico Samoa factory at Vaitele. This was confirmed by a senior officer of the National Provident Fund who spoke to the Samoa Observer on the condition of anonymity, yesterday.
Life is a beach for Roze Leclerc, 27, and Emily Chichalon, 25, all the way from Southern France. Roze and Emily were touring the Cultural Village when Samoa Observer approached them for an interview.
Samoa, as one of the three countries that submitted bids to host the Pacific Games 2019 after Tonga’s withdrawal earlier this year, is looking like a front runner. Samoa, along with Guam and Tahiti, has expressed interest in the hosting role, with less than two years to go.
Think a minute…During a football game of Augsburg University in the U.S., Augsburg was losing. Then late in the game, defensive tackle David Stevens was put in to play and sparked a comeback in his Augsburg teammates.
Early in 2015, Dr Peter Swain paid me a courtesy visit at my office.
NUMBERS PLEASE Is it our imagination or has there been a genuine upsurge in the number of tourists in Samoa? We say genuine, because we are not counting those who are our own ‘sons and daughters (and other aiga) for the return home’!
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