The signing ceremony for the two Framework Agreements on the construction of the China-Samoa Friendship Park and the Arts and Culture Centre took place at the Office of the Prime Minister yesterday.
Government will have a television channel dedicated to broadcast initiatives such as public reforms, developments, projects including Parliamentary sessions on the proposed Digital Television that Cabinet has approved.
The Samoa Fire and Emergency Services Authority’s (S.F.E.S.A.) Assistant Commissioner, Aufa’i Tausanimaiomanu, has spent the last 12 weeks in Melbourne with M.F.B’s Fire Investigation Analysis team.
Fuiavailili Egon Keil has been reappointed as Police Commissioner for the next three years. Fuiava’s second term as Police Commissioner was confirmed by Cabinet last week, Savali reported.
Within six weeks of battling manic depression, renowned Samoan author, Sia Figiel, was able to complete her book “Free Love”. During the launch “Free Love” on Wednesday, Sia spoke openly about her love hate relationship with the mental illness.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegoai has defended the working relationship between the Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U.) and Global Travel Agency in handling Samoan rugby’s travel arrangements. Speaking to the Weekend Observer, Tuilaepa said Global Travel had been working with the S.R.U. long before Faleomavaega Vincent Fepulea’i, the husband of the woman who owns it, Jackie Fepulea’i, became the Chief Executive Officer of the Union.
Samoa has become the first country in the Pacific to install battery energy storage systems and micro grid controller. The US$8,844,817.03 million (T$22.7m) facilities, housed at the Fiaga Power Station compound, allows the storage of electricity that is automatically injected to the grid, when there is a sudden increase in demand or sudden loss of power generated.
A library has been opened at the Tafaigata prison, giving inmates access to reading material for leisure and educational purposes. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, who attended the opening ceremony, encouraged prisoners to make good use of the facility.
More than 500 income earners under a project designed to empower women from Savaii, Upolu and Manono-tai are on their way to a brighter future when the Nofotane project ends next month.
Samoa’s strong cultural bond is what makes it unique from other tourist destinations around the world. Scott Doddrell, who is visiting Samoa for the fourth time, said this when he spoke to the Dear Tourist team yesterday.
Think a minute…Virtually all of the world’s progress has come from people who were not satisfied to “leave well enough alone.” Sir Francis Bacon said: “Acorns and nuts were good until someone invented bread.”
It’s great for travellers like yours truly to compare airfares on line to find that Samoa Airways offers the cheapest fare for the Auckland to Apia route.
Go Samoa Airways Well Samoa Airways is getting some good press this week. Take this one from the only Cindy of Samoa who posted on Facebook about her wonderful experience flying our national carrier.
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