Eighteen Samoa Stationaries and Book (SSAB) staff have been recognised for their service as part of the company’s 10 years anniversary celebrations. Each awardee got a trophy and a Tahitian ring.
Families and friends of Sister Emanuela Betham gathered on Saturday evening to commemorate her 60 years of service in the order of Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary (SMSM). Sister Emanuela, 88, dedicated her life to being an educator and Sister of the order of SMSM at the age of 19 and entered the convent in 1955.
The arrival of nonu-exporting company Wilex Samoa has opened up income-generation opportunities for families in Lotofaga. And more families from other areas are set to join in the financial bonanza as word goes around to areas such as Aleipata, Samusu and Lalomanu.
The University of South Pacific’s Telefoni Retzlaff Memorial Prize, for the top Samoan law student of the year, has been awarded to Fuamata Fuatino Sialaoa. Fuamata, 25, works as a law clerk in the Office of the Attorney General’s commercial and international division, and graduated last Friday with a bachelor degree in law from the USP Alafua Campus.
Volunteers come from far and wide to immerse themselves in Samoa and its culture. They give their time and energy, and in return are rewarded with a lifelong experience, deep connections and new skills.
With the formalities done on Wednesday, International Volunteers Day took on another flavour yesterday at One U.N House in Tuanaimato. Volunteers from Japan, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and other far flung places gathered to be pampered with speeches, good food, and sports out on the field.
Speeding has allegedly led to another vehicle crash and injuries to three pedestrians, including a three-year-old girl, who is in a critical condition at the Moto’otua hospital. The traffic accident at around 2pm yesterday occurred when a speeding taxi—which according to eyewitnesses was in a race with another vehicle—hit three pedestrians on Levili road and landed in a nearby restaurant.
The Supreme Court has ruled that the customary land lease at Matautu Lefaga, which is currently home to the Return to Paradise Resort, is valid. The Court also ruled that the Land and Titles Court (LTC) and the Lands and Titles Appellate Court (LTCA) did not have the powers to revoke land leases over public land, which is the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court.
Popular Apia night club Edge Marina View has been temporarily closed. A manager of the club, who asked not to be named, told Samoa Observer that the club has been closed for staff safety reasons. The closing of the club comes a week after the death of 24-year-old Jeremiah Malaki Tauili’ili, who was allegedly assaulted on the premises on November 30 and went into coma, before he died five days later.
When it comes to literacy among students in tertiary education around the Pacific region, there is a lack of competency, says outgoing University of the South Pacific Vice Chancellor, Professor Rajesh Chandra.
Samoa hosted International Volunteers Day this week, with none other than the executive director of the United Nations Volunteers Program Olivier Adam, and the Asia Pacific regional manager Shalina Miah.
Promoting education through a bookshop was the inspiration behind the establishment of the Samoa Stationery and Books on December 8, 2008.
The Malua Theological College yesterday saw the passing out of 21 graduates with diplomas and bachelors in theology and divinity. Rev. Elder Tavita Anesone led the celebration with a service at the Jubilee Church at the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa headquarters in Malua.
The Deputy Registrar of the Ministry of Justice and Courts Administration, Ve'atauia Fa'atasi Puleiata, has identified the three men charged in connection to the Police investigation into the death of Jeremiah Malaki Tauili’ili. Responding to questions from the Sunday Samoan yesterday, Ve'atauia said Robert Ash is facing an assault charge while Suapaina Savai’inaea and Herman Westerlund have been charged with manslaughter.
The Congregational Christian Church of Samoa’s annual payment of $1.7 million to pay back a $15.11 million loan from the Samoa National Provident Fund is up to date. This was confirmed by C.C.C.S. Finance Committee chairman, Le Mamea Ropati Mualia, during an interview with the Sunday Samoan at his office recently.
Think a minute…A father was trying to get his little boy to drink a glass of milk, but the son kept refusing, so the battle of wills was on. The father then poured himself a glass of milk and challenged his son to a race to see who could drink their milk the fastest. When the son had finished drinking his entire glass of milk, he said: “Let’s race again!”
As we fast approach the end of 2018 and envelop ourselves in the spirit of the festive season on Christmas and New Year celebrations, we need to spare a thought or two for the Samoa delegation these two weeks in Katowice Poland in the collective pursuit by developing countries for a climate package of decisions that ‘leaves no climate related issues behind’.
P.M. on Church leaders It seems Prime Minister Tuilaepa can’t leave members of clergy alone. During a radio programme last week, he had plenty to say about Church Ministers. For instance, he reminded them that Church Ministers were only taught on spiritual matters, not on Economics.
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