People make the destination, says Carole and Tom Ryan of Auckland, New Zealand. They agreed it isn’t the infrastructure or the landscape that give visitors a full experience of any country, but the people.
Kiwi visitors Jill and David Pearce chose Samoa as the ultimate destination to escape the cold weather back at home. This trip to Samoa is also a late birthday present for Jill and a time to celebrate their wedding anniversary in a place they haven’t been to before.
Plastic pollution is a major problem in Samoa and the Pacific region. But just how bad is it? A recent study on fish ingestion with samples from Samoa, New Zealand, Fiji, and Rapa Nui showed that 97 percent of all fish species sampled had micro-plastics.
Business System Limited has thrown its support behind the Zone A English Speech Competition 2018. The company did this with a sponsorship to the tune of $4,000.
The countdown to White Sunday is on. At Digicel, they are making this year’s White Sunday shopping a lot easier with the ‘Seki Mai Le White Sunday’ promotion - the company’s’ latest promotion for prepaid and postpaid capped customers.
Nuanua o le Alofa (N.O.L.A.) is mourning the sudden passing away of one of its members, Louise Tasileta Leauanae. Louise was 45 when she died last Thursday.
The celebration of the successful three-year project between the Adventist Development and Relief Agency and United States Agency for International development (U.S.A.I.D.) or the Pacific American Climate Fund (P.A.C.A.M.) project was held in Siufaga, Savaii yesterday.
Designer Cecilia Keil turned the beautiful gardens at her Vaitele residence into a fashion walkway last Saturday to showcase her new designs, which she will take to London Pacific Fashion Week (L.P.F.W.) next month.
A visiting health expert who specialises in women’s health will teach clinical contractors how to use a 4D ultrasound machine at the Health Specialist Centre (H.S.C.) and Alecs Home Away in Motootua.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has been named first defendant in the $5 million lawsuit against the Samoa Government over the Land Titles Registration Act (L.T.R.A.) 2008. The lawsuit was filed last week Friday by the Samoa Solidarity International Group Global, where they are questioning “legality” and the “constitutionality” of the Act.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has asked the Attorney General's Office to begin the process of requesting extradition for a Samoan living in Australia. He wants Malele Paulo, popularly known as “King Faipopo” on Facebook, to be brought to Samoa to be charged under the Criminal Libel Act.
Leota Raymond Schuster has been appointed a Judge of the District Court. The appointment was confirmed by the Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Justice and Courts Administration, Papali’i John Taimalelagi.
An audit of the Samoa Trust Estate Corporation has questioned the payout of its Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer from accumulated untaken annual leave. aThe organisation’s C.E.O. and C.F.O. were paid an unspecified amount in 2013, despite their employment contracts stating that untaken annual leave should be forfeited, unless approval to defer the leave was given by the S.T.E.C. Board
Can an egg bounce? How does helium affect your voice? How many balloons are needed to lift a cat? These are some of the questions students of Vaiala Beach School based their science projects around for the school’s annual Science Fair for 2018
Investments in financial institutions by the Accident Compensation Corporation (A.C.C.) to the tune of $13 million were done without supporting documentation, an audit has revealed. The alleged deficiency in documentation was highlighted in the findings of a spot check audit report produced by the Controller and Chief Auditor, Fuimaono Camillo Afele, for the period March 31, 2015.
A Senior Officer at the Lands Division of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is heading to Japan. Amuimuia Elisapeta Roreta Areta has been awarded the Pacific Leaders’ Educational Assistance for Development of State (Pacific-L.E.A.D.S) 2018 scholarship, Japan International Cooperation Agency (J.I.C.A.) announced.
The late addition of a women’s competition to the Samoa Squash Open resulted in a disparity in prize winnings, organiser Masoe Norman Wetzell said.
Fofogamua Hawaii Lavea’s release was granted by the Ministry in accordance with the Prison’s Act, says Deputy Commissioner of Prisons and Correction Services, Levaopolo Rosa Mene.
Think a minute…You remember the first time you tried to ride a bike? It can be quite tricky. The bike shakes and wobbles everywhere until you finally learn how to balance your weight. Balance is important in everything.
There is a common Samoan saying: “Tau mai na o le pua e ulā; se’i mai le mui’a’a” – “Pick only the most fragrant of frangipani; harvest the royal roots”. It is both a directive and a gentle plea.
Those parking meters A lot has been said about the Government’s move to install parking meters - good and bad.
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