Motorists using the Lelata Bridge can expect a tougher and a much higher bridge in the future. This is the indication from the Land Transport Authority’s (L.T.A.) Manager of Project Management Division, Maverick Wetzell, when he updated the media about the developments in the area yesterday.
Former Cabinet Minister, Faumuina Tiatia Liuga, was reminded yesterday about the “massive financial loss” the Government incurred in hosting the South Pacific Games in 2007 under his leadership. The reminder came from the Associate Minister of Education, Sports and Culture, Alaiasa Sepulona Moananu, in Parliament during the Supplementary Budget discussion. Alaiasa did not say how much the loss was.
Former Cabinet Minister and Member of Parliament, Tuisugaleataua Sofara Aveau, looked on in horror yesterday afternoon as fire gutted his family home at Fagalii. The two-storey building had already lost the second floor to the blaze. But quick action by officers from the Fire and Emergency Service Authority (FESA) enabled them to save the ground floor of the family home.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi yesterday rejected allegations of corruption within the Government and the public service. “Where is the proof? What corruption are you talking about?” Tuilaepa demanded. The Prime Minister was speaking in Parliament during the discussion of the Supplementary Budget at the T.A.T.T.E. Building. He was responding to the claim made by Salega M.P., Olo Fiti Va’ai, who said one of the biggest problems in the Government today is corruption.
A school principal from Savai’i has raised concerns that family problems faced by some teachers contribute to their poor performance inside the classroom.
The Government is zeroing in on tax evasion. That’s why several government agencies working together towards combating tax evasion in Samoa, gathered at the Ministry for Revenue’s Conference Room last week.
A programme called “Buddy Up” is giving some of Samoa’s child vendors a glimpse of hope this week. Organised by the Samoa Victim Support Group Juniors and their partners, the programme is to get the country’s child vendors to appreciate the importance of education and get back to school.
The Samoa Fire Emergency and Service Authorities (S.F.E.S.A.) and the Ministry of Police, known as Samoa’s first responders to emergencies, will benefit from a $10,000 tala donation.
Member of Parliament for Vaimauga Sasae, Sulamanaia Tauiliili Tuivasa, yesterday questioned why salary increase for public servants has been included in the Supplementary Budget. Speaking in Parliament yesterday, Sulamanaia called on the Minister of Finance Sili Epa Tuioti to explain why the increase was not part of the main budget.
Parliament convened at the Tui Atua Tupu Tamasese Efi Building in Sogi, yesterday, for its first Parliament session of 2019. This is to allow renovations of the gymnasium at Tuana’imato, which Parliament had been using as their temporary headquarters, in preparation for the Pacific Games in July.
A bill, to be tabled in Parliament this week called the Land and Titles Bill 2019, is seeking to repeal the Land and Titles Act 1981. It also proposes the establishment of a new three tier Court comprising of “the Court of First Instance, Court of First Appeal and Court of Final Appeal.”
Think a minute…Have you ever been lost? If you travel to another country for the first time, getting lost can be frustrating and discouraging. Imagine you have just arrived in London, England and want to go to a certain place in that great city.
Now that the New Year celebration is beginning to get old, we may as well look forward to some real problems.
A simple sign will do Samoans who support their national airline, Samoa Airways, want the management to know something.
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