The Samoa Cancer Society (S.C.S.) marked its 20th anniversary this week with a gathering, reflecting on the Society’s humble beginnings and achievements.
The Samoa Solidarity International Group (S.S.I.G.) is celebrating its first anniversary today with a peaceful march from Vaisigano to Mulinu’u. And the Ministry of Police has granted them a permit for the event. The permit has been granted with conditions, in an agreement signed by the Commissioner of Police, Fuiavaili’ili Egon Keil and lawyer, Unasa Iuni Sapolu, who is the organiser.
Leifiifi College Head girl, Aniora Jasmine Fa’atoafe, is the dux of the school for 2018. She received various prizes for the subjects and leadership in the school and came first in Year 13 for Biology, Science, Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry.
Local businessman, Samoa Roy Lee, is the new owner of a helicopter sold by the Ministry of Revenue in an attempt to recover alleged unpaid taxes. The sale was confirmed by the Minister of Revenue, Tialavea Tionisio Hunt, in response to questions from the Samoa Observer. The Minister could not divulge how much the helicopter was sold for, citing a confidentiality agreement.
Fifty-six Samoans will have the opportunity to further their studies and acquire new skills in Australia and Fiji in 2019. The Australia Awards is a prestigious international scholarship funded by the Government of Australia.
The Chairman of the Liquor Board, Tialavea Tionisio Hunt, yesterday clarified that the nightclub, NXT, on the Marina has been closed with its liquor license removed. The Restaurant and Bar called The Edge Marina View remains opened.
A touch of innovation and a generous fund from the international mobile association giant GSMA, has put Samoan owned and operated Skyeye in prime position to enable rural communities to participate in the national marketplace.
A workshop centered on drought was conducted by the Samoa Meteorological Office recently in partnership with the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme and the International Federation of Red Cross.
Year 13 student Filifiliga Siaosi is the 2018 valedictorian of Aana No. 2 College.
Think a minute… ”Any man can be a success, no matter how poor he started in life.” This was said by Clement Stone, a highly successful businessman who began his career as a 16-year-old who sold insurance from door to door.
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to this ACP/EU Ministerial working lunch ably supported by our partner – The European Union.
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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