Talofa Samoa! I am happy to start this Health Column by informing the Public that METI has now received official support from government for its Healthy Living programme.
The rain drops on the road, pot holes, running children in front of the open houses, mothers and sisters sweeping the aftermath in the mornings and boys idly standing by, till the rubbish of leaves and dirt are ready to be collected.
There is a Samoan saying, “E le sili le toa e a’ea le olo, i le toa e pulea lona loto”, meaning, “he who overcomes the fort is no less courageous than he who overcomes his impulses”. This is linked to the biblical saying in Proverbs 16, verse 32.
Allow me to congratulate the Government and people of New Zealand, through you High Commissioner on behalf of the Government and people of Samoa on the celebration of the 179th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.
Chinese Ambassador Wang Xuefeng and his gracious wife Madame Tong Xin have served in Samoa at a compelling stage in both nations’ histories.
Well, I think of the dead coral, the whales swallowing the plastics and bottles, the ever present plastic made if not plastic bags in the ocean bottom, non-biodegradable, a fancy word for “rot never”, and the idea that as an island with very little discipline on the recycling of many things, especially plastic, the problem seems elusive despite the ban of plastics.
It is a pleasure for us all present here, to join friends around the globe in the celebration of the Chinese New Year and that this year gives significance to the pig. I am told that one sixth of the world’s population celebrate the Chinese new year or the spring festival. To all Chinese nationals in Samoa, may you have an enjoyable New Year holiday.
Getting a job is simply selling your know-how to the employer of your choice. I said to the employer of your choice. Traditionally the employer chooses its employers, to do things that the employer needs or wants to be done.
In the race between Britain and France to settle Australia in the late 18th century, Samoa unwittingly played a hand in delaying the French from claiming the prize.
An article appeared on the front page of Samoa Observer several days ago titled “Chinese Flag Angers MP” together with a picture of three flown flags including a Chinese National Flag captioned “Remove the Chinese Flag.”
Today we are gathered here in the Faleata Fire Station to witness another milestone for the National Emergency Call Centre, Ministry of Police and the Samoa Fire and Emergency Services Authority.
Talofa Samoa! In the first week of last year, I was looking for one of METI ‘champions’: someone, who had been following the whole foods, plant based (WFPB) diet that METI promotes and who had been successful in reversing his diabetes condition, which had been crippling him for years.
We are gathered here today for the Commissioning Ceremony to mark the Completion of the construction and installation of the 200 Kilowatt Vailoa New Hydro Power Plant.
In Tuesday’s Samoa Observer, 15 January 2019, I read with interest a report by Alexander Rheeney titled “Biomass plant progresses to next stage” referring to the proposed development of a biomass gasification plant at Mulifanua!
With a couple of Chief Executive roles available in the Government, the closing time for those shooting to become a brand new C.E.O. and also those thinking that they can be re-appointed is up. They have thrown their hats in the ring now.
Numbers don’t lie. If Samoa’s economy received $503.73 million in remittances from Samoans overseas last year, that is a massive contribution to the economy by any standard. Now let’s quickly take a look at the Government’s revenue collections during the past few years. In 2011, the Ministry of Revenue collected $420 million; it dropped to $377 million in 2012, and went up to $409 million in 2013. In 2014, it further increased to $421 million, $431 million in 2015 and for 2016 it was $485 million.
Dear Editor, You should embrace the thriving democratic principles now showing in the Samoan political system. The right to dissent is one of the corner stones of democracy.
The Government’s decision to sack the Nofoali’i village mayor over his comments against the Government’s land law reforms has raised a rather interesting question. Can the Government sack village mayors who are appointed by the villages? What’s more, where does this leave Government employees when it comes to the question of freedom and rights? Talaia Mika and Misiona Simo discussed the issue with members of the public and these are their views:
Think a minute...This is the true story of a boy named Jim who started working on farms at the young age of eight. By the time he was 20 Jim was training as a store manager, and within a year was a successful salesman.
A prominent member of the community had his house broken into where the thief ransacked it looking for valuables to take.
The Alpha Café and Chemist is not your everyday kind of pharmacy – it offers a service with a difference and is within the vicinity of the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital at Motootua.
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