A fellowship programme which focuses on strengthening the institutional capacity for the Small Island Developing States (S.I.D.S.) and the Least Developed Countries (L.D.C.s) to respond to the challenges arising from climate change was established yesterday.
Water is essential for everyday needs especially for drinking. However a father of seven from Leusoalii shared his frustration about water scarcity in his area. Tai Ga’i said this was the biggest problem that his family faces.
Life can be just a roller coaster ride, but we can change this if we work hard. Onosa’i Talato, a father of nine, believes that we as humans are created to work and not waste our valuable time.
People may see Apia as a bustling, commercial centre, but it is better than life in Savaii. Meet Ieti Siniua who, having moved to Apia, says there is a big difference between Upolu and Savaii.
Preventative measures must be taken to adapt to climate change. And for Solosolo’s, Nikolao Mika, he says it is necessary that a seawall is constructed to protect them from the disasters associated with climate change.
Samoa will join the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (S.P.T.O.) to be part of the largest annual professional travel show in Asia, the China International Travel Mart (C.I.T.M.), to be held in Kunming China this weekend.
There is a new eatery in town. The C.C.M. restaurant, owned and operated by a family from Manono has opened in Vailoa just after the Lepea Bridge where the Asian Delights store was previously located.
A report on sustainable energy for all and power for all rural and vulnerable populations in developing countries was released at the United Nations Framework Climate Change Conference (C.O.P. 23) meeting in Bonn, Germany.
When Cabinet decided that responsibility for Government Housing would be passed to the Samoa Housing Corporation in 2013, it was a logical and timely move. “Cabinet must have been concerned it was not run as well as it could be so they wanted to make a change,” said the C.E.O. of Samoa Housing Corporation, Matautia Rula Levi.
The My Girls Club has presented another donation to Nuanua o le Alofa. Nuanua O Le Alofa is a National Advocacy Organisation established in 2001 to advocate for and promote the rights and abilities of persons with disabilities in Samoa.
The Assistant Commissioner for Prisons and Corrections Services, Ulugia Sauafea Niuia Aumua, says he is unable to comment on the reasons leading to the death of a prisoner, Alele Mano. This is because Police are now investigating the matter, he said.
Malifa Lodge at Moto’otua has undergone a major change since its establishment just three years ago. The lodge was recently rebranded as Tivoliapart Hotel and a local business owner has won the tender to operate it.
The high level call to constrain oil, gas and coal production to achieve the Paris goals was yesterday endorsed by former President of Kiribati and climate change activist, Anote Tong and Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Development Forum, Francois Martel.
The proposal by the Alliance of Small Island States (A.O.S.I.S.) for an insurance pool to cover the cost of loss and damage caused by climate change was finally approved by world leaders at the 23rd United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties (C.O.P. 23) held in Bonn, Germany.
It’s not goodbye Samoa for N.Y.C.’S Ari Roland Jazz Quartet.
Think a minute…One of the most famous Italians in the 20th century was Benito Mussolini, known to his people as Il Duce, which simply means The Leader. His charisma was almost like amovie star rather than a government leader, even though his charm was bathed in blood and violence.
New Zealand, a member of the Pacific family of nations, has an exemplary record in the development and the maintenance of democratic governance in its modern history.
SLOW DOWN PLEASE Those midnight rally drivers might want to be careful out there.
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