The Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Afamasaga Rico Tupa’i has a lofty goal for Samoa: digital identification for all citizens by the next election.
Skyeye Samoa has been awarded $230,000 from the Global System for Mobile communications Association (GSMA) towards accelerating an application designed to change e-commerce in Samoa.
It was all about Christmas lights and music at the opening of the 21st annual 13 Days of Christmas programme at Vaitele-uta Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (CCCS) at Vaitele last night.
One of two men facing a charge of manslaughter over the death of Jeremiah Malaki Tauili’ili has applied to the Supreme Court to be released on bail. Herman Westerlund’s application for bail was before Supreme Court Justice Tafaoimalo Leilani Tuala-Warren yesterday, amidst heavy Police presence in the Courtroom.
A man has been charged for attempted sexual violation of two sisters in Fasito’o-tai. The accused is charged with attempted sexual violation and assault with intent to Commit sexual violation.
Plant nursery Owner, Amy Chan Mow, has expressed frustration at the theft of $15,000 worth of palm trees from her backyard. The owner of Amy’s Nursery in Siusega had her 10 years of hard work reaped off by thieves, who stole red palms from her backyard valued at $15,000 tala with the price of a red palm at $700 tala.
The National University of Samoa’s top student in its Foundation Programme yesterday spoke of the importance of remembering how top achievers always started from the bottom. Speaking to the Samoa Observer after getting the university’s foundation programme’s top student award, 17-year-old Emily Elizabeth Fruean said it was always important to remember that everyone including herself started from the bottom.
The Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S.) has so far spent $6 million on the renovation of the John Williams building in Apia. This was confirmed by the C.C.C.S. Finance Committee Chairman, Le Mamea Ropati Mualia, who went on to express disappointment with the “recklessness” which led to the project going over budget.
The Samoan community in Sydney is still buzzing a week after Punialavaa and soccer legend Tim Cahill were presented with Role Model Awards during the 10th Anniversary of LJU Media and the Samoan Sports Star Show FM89.3.
Samoa’s famous 30-metres deep giant swimming hole To Sua has been featured on the Architecture & Design, a famous social media page followed by 30.17 million people all over the world.
Fasitoo-uta Primary School is the latest beneficiary of Australia’s Direct Aid Program (D.A.P) receiving 200 sets of desks and chairs valued at $40,000.
Manpower in Samoa’s health sector has been given a major boost with the graduation of 81 nurses and midwives. The newly-registered nurses and midwives took an oath after receiving their certificates and badges, in front of guests, families and friends at the National University of Samoa (NUS) Fale recently.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was written and adopted by the United Nations in 1948, exactly seventy years ago this week.
Statistics are not all you need to look at when analysing why there is an increasing number of children abuse incidents, says New Zealand-based film director, Paula Whetu Jones.
The Minister of Education, Sports and Culture, Loau Keneti Sio, says parents and elders should do more to listen to their children and give them space to express themselves. Speaking to the Samoa Observer at the 70th anniversary celebrations in honour of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Minister said while children should respect their elders, there could be more reciprocity.
Think a minute…Years ago many white southerners in America treated black, African Americans in horrible, evil ways. Yet there were some southern whites who were different. One of these was the Chisholm family in Laurel, Mississippi.
I’ve been asked to shed light on the emerging challenges of Human Rights in Samoa/ and the approach of the country in addressing them/ in approximately four to five minutes. ---I know you are keen to see the movie, so I will aim for three minutes.
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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