A great sense of excitement summed up one of the packed livelihood training sessions for the Nofotane Project, hosted by the village of Lano Savaii for the Faasaleleaga No. 4 constituency.
The annual conference for the biggest denomination in Samoa, the E.F.K.S. Church, officially begins today. Hundreds of church members from all over the world are gathering at the Malua Theological College compound for the annual pilgrimage where church leaders discuss future plans for the church.
Revenue from Agriculture makes up only seven percent of Samoa’s Gross Domestic product with taro being a major export. Efforts have been made to assist farmers of our major export crops such as cocoa, coconut and taro but there are some challenges that are out of the control of local farmers.
The heavenly harmonious sound of the National Orchestra of Samoa and Chamber Opera Choir rung out beautifully at Taumeasina Island Resort on Friday night. The chamber ensemble concert was well attended by guests, including the Head of State, His Highness Tuimaleali’ifano Va’aleto’a Sualauvī II and the Masiofo, Her Highness Faamausili Leinafo.
A defamation lawsuit over the use of the name Stowers has been dismissed by the Supreme Court. The decision was delivered by Supreme Court Justice Tafaoimalo Leilani Tuala-Warren in the defamation lawsuit filed against one Julieanne Stowers and TV1.
The Government spent $30 million tala in 2007 to separate the Health services to form the National Health Services and the Ministry of Health. Ten years later, the state of the health services in Samoa doesn’t appear to have changed at all. And the Government’s decision to re-merge them has hit a snag.
Assuming the role of the quietly observing figure at the Leulemoega School of Fine Arts exhibition is the Principal and Artist, Pelenato Liufau. He glides through the gallery taking in the reactions of the viewing public.
The Emerging Artists (EA) association has launched ‘Project Cinderella 2018’ – an initiative that will run for six months as part of the Association Charity affiliation.
Ministry of Revenue’s Customs Officer and dog handler, Hugo Tauauvea and K9 dog Inspector Flynn, were recipients of the Employee of the Month Award (E.O.M.) for the month of April.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi and leaders attending the 8th Pacific Island Leaders Meeting (P.A.L.M.) in Japan have paid tribute to the lives lost during the 2011 tsunami in Japan. The disaster struck Iwaki City where the summit is held.
The Ministry of Police has taken over the investigation involving suspended Land Transport Authority (L.T.A.) Assistant C.E.O Anoanoai Pepe Lafai and former A.C.E.O. Mata'afa Sepelini Poufa. They are alleged to have altered information to allow vehicles belonging to them to be registered. This was confirmed by Police Superintendent and Media Spokesperson, Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi is heading home from Japan having accomplished a number of goals. First he has successfully co-chaired the 8th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (P.A.L.M.) with his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe.
Twenty-four pastors of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S.) celebrated another step in their commitment to advance God’s kingdom on earth. The ordination of these Pastors allows them to administer marriages, funerals and Holy Communion. Held at the Jubilee Church at Malua yesterday, the service was well attended by hundreds of church members.
Messianic Jewish leader, Pastor Benjamin Berger, landed at Faleolo International Airport yesterday, signaling the start of an exciting week for Samoa. Pastor Berger, who will speak to Samoa about the “glory of the Lord, the revelations” in relation to recent events regarding Israel, arrived from New Caledonia where he was speaking at the Pacific Arise conference.
Think a Minute…Remember Greg Louganis? He was the young superstar diver who won gold medals in all of his events at both the 1984 and 1988 Olympics. He was the first athlete in history to do it, and was elected to the Olympic Hall of Fame.
I bring you warm greetings from the people and Government of the Independent State of Samoa, and acknowledge the recognition of my chairmanship of the Pacific Islands Forum and the related invitation to co-chair with you Honourable Prime Minister Abe, this 8th Pacific Leaders Meeting.
Banking whispers Whispers about the change of ownership for a major player in the banking industry in Samoa has been laughed off.
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