Supreme Court Justice Tafaoimalo Leilani Tuala-Warren has denied the bail application for the 18-year-old murder defendant. Ietitaia Misialofa of Fogasavai’i is accused in the murder of a man from Vailoa last month. The deceased was found dead on the side of the road with severe injuries to his head.
This week, Samoa will be localizing the Ocean Health Index (OHI) – a framework and tool for assessing the benefits people derive from the ocean – in partnership with Conservation International (CI), the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
The hearing of former Immigration Officer, David Nomereta Uaine, has been postponed. Uaine from Tuana’i faces 32 criminal charges in connection to the alleged selling of Samoan passports online.
For the first time, the Government of Samoa, through the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (M.N.R.E.) is celebrating the importance of Land and Soil not only as an asset and natural identity but also as a natural resource.
The man who proposed to set up Samoa’s third university has had his plans seriously derailed. Instead of running the “The Oceania A+ Educational solution University (O.A.E.S.U)” which he planned at Poutasi Falealili, Christopher Gounder, has found himself in Police custody at Tafa’igata.
The Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U.) has endorsed the proposal of having a combined Pacific Islands rugby team enter Super Rugby. S.R.U.’s Chief Executive Officer, Faleomavaega Vincent Fepuleai, revealed this to the Samoa Observer during an interview on Monday.
Church Ministers in Samoa – including the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S.) - have been put on notice. Should they insist on not paying their taxes by 30 June 2018, the Ministry of Revenue will use the power of the law to hold them accountable. That includes the threat of fines and further charges.
The $30,000 donated by Tautua i Puapuaga o Tagata (T.P.P.T.) of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S.) to the National Kidney Foundation will go a long way to assist the increasing numbers of dialysis patients. This is according to National Kidney Foundation General Manager, Mulipola Iose Hazelman, who said they have been very fortunate with the monetary assistance offered by the T.P.P.T.
The Nelson brothers were out to enjoy Samoa’s sandy beaches when they came across more than 10 kilogrammes of lithium battery found around the coast of Safata. Richard and Stephen were disappointed after uncovering the batteries and took their frustration on social media. Richard pointed out that walking along the coast of Samoa; you’ll be seeing white sandy beaches and lush vegetation teaming with life both on the shore and in the sea.
A 71-year-old grandmother is seeking assistance for daily necessities. Nora Normaneta Iopu told the Village Voice team she takes care of her 12-year-old grandson.
Improving access to primary and specialised care for fa’afafine and fa’atama Community in Samoa was the primary goal behind the Health Blueprint Training of Trainers.
Think a minute…On a TV game show I watched a woman win a shopping spree in a supermarket. She had just five minutes to fill her cart with anything she wanted in the store. In those few minutes, she had to be smart enough to find the most valuable things to fill her cart. Our life is just like that shopping spree. Life is short—so we are given only a limited amount of time to get the most valuable things we can.
As we all very much know, having a job is or must be an integral part of our everyday life. We all yearn for one. That is for sure. What we don’t know is, how do we go about getting “our” job. Period. That is the purpose of this article.
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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