Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi is unrepentant over the government’s decision to tax the incomes and gratuities for church ministers. Amidst growing criticisms of his administration from the church and members of the public, Tuilaepa remains defiant.
Samoa’s flag carrier, Samoa Airways, appears to have sorted out a teething problem with their boarding passes. That’s according to Attorney General, Lemalu Hermann Retzlaff, on a Facebook post yesterday.
Ever doubted the government’s vision behind Samoa Airways? If yes, you are probably not the only one. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi knows this. But the government through its Press Secretary has countered this by releasing a statement revealing the key people involved in getting the airline off the ground.
Simone Johnson, the daughter of Samoa’s most famous Hollywood son, Seiuli Dwayne Johnson, has been selected as the Golden Globe Ambassador for the 75th anniversary of the Golden Globe Awards.
Despite the challenges, Samoa is no doubt still the land of milk and honey. Talking to the Village Voice team yesterday, Ulisese T. Ioane, he is grateful to be living in Samoa.
This is what Fetu Fetaia’i, 77, from the village of Faleula-Uta, believes. Mrs. Fetaia’i spoke with the Village Voice team yesterday afternoon while doing some work at her plantation – a walking distance from her house.
The cost of living in Samoa is expensive. But it would be a lot worse it if weren’t for the existence of Chinese businesses who have helped eased the burden for many locals. Iosefo Lili’a, 56, from the village of Nu’u Fou accepts that the quality of products is not exactly the best.
There are consequences for every bad decision we make. For Laina Ete from Nu’u, his alcohol addiction cost him the most valuable treasure in life – his family. “My wife and my four children left me because I was not able to control my desire for alcohol,” he said.
On their way to have breakfast in Apia yesterday were Dallas and Elaine Walton of Melbourne, Australia. It was a gloomy and cloudy day in the central part of Upolu when Dear Tourist bumped into the happy couple who are in Samoa for an eight-day holiday.
Travelling for work is one of the greatest perks a job can offer you for many different reasons. For Pip of Wellington, New Zealand, coming to a tropical island gave her a little teaser of what Samoa had to offer.
Samoa’s flag carrier, Samoa Airways, appears to have sorted out a teething problem with their boarding passes. That’s according to Attorney General, Lemalu Hermann Retzlaff on a Facebook post today.
I am privileged today to give comments on behalf of our government and our leaders especially on a topic that has a big impact on health if we are not to address it now.
The number of cases handled by the Alcohol and Drugs Court has increased to 400. And about 100 drug addict cases that have been dealt with in Court have been transferred to rehabilitation programmes.
The Queen’s Baton for the Commonwealth Games next year is scheduled to arrive on our shores next Thursday. This was confirmed by the Samoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (S.A.S.N.O.C.) during a press conference.
Leaders in business, government and the community were invited to a special pre-Christmas party at Return to Paradise on Thursday, and they showed up in droves. The Resort was highlighting all the special venues and activity options available for Christmas parties, meetings, and conferences.
A man's body was discovered at Sapapali’i last week. Police Media Spokesperson, Superintendent Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo told the Samoa Observer he was found dead on the side of the access road (auala galue) of the village.
The government’s latest foray into the world of international airlines through the newly launched Samoa Airways is a winner with Samoans in New Zealand. It was certainly well received by the Samoan community at the Fale o Samoa in Mangere where the Airline’s New Zealand operation was launched on Tuesday night.
As Toa Samoa prepares for one of their biggest games in the Rugby League World Cup tonight, a former member of the team, Ben Te’o, is making headlines on the other side of the world for a different reason.
Think a minute…I know a woman who gets sad when her husband sends her roses! She says: “The only reason my husband gives me flowers is because it’s Valentine’s Day and he thinks he’s expected to.
Talofa Lava and Welcome to this important and historical occasion for our people and our country.
SLOW DOWN PLEASE Those midnight rally drivers might want to be careful out there.
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