Stakeholders from various tourism organisations in Samoa gathered at the Taumeasina Island Resort for the two-day Samoa Tourism Forum 2018 focusing on sustainable tourism.
In the interest of justice, Supreme Court Justice Tafaoimalo Leilani Tuala-Warren has denied the application by Kei Ji Li to depart Samoa until his criminal case is heard and determined by the Court of Appeal.
The lawyer representing two prisoners accused of masterminding the failed mass prison break last week has called on the Police to treat his clients “as human beings". Lawyer Pa’u Tafaogalupe Mulitalo has asked the Police to give them “clothing and amenities for their state of wellbeing".
A father can only dream of waking up in a brick house. However that can not materialise for him because of financial constraints. Lapi Luka, of Samusu, a father of six, said while five of his children work, their salaries will never be enough to build a brick house.
Taipeau Leota of Saleaumua needs help with his water supply. That’s what the father of 10 told the Village Voice team. “After the tsunami, we moved inland and from then on, we have not had any stable water supply,” he said.
A 70-year-old mother can do with some help. She reluctantly shares that her family needs a modern toilet. “I am happy with the house that I have, I can live under this roof, so long as it shelters us from the rain and the sun,” said Si’ufaga Lusia Lui of Salamusu, Aleipata.
Tenisi Tinaina and her family are in dire need of a water tank. That is the plea from the Salamusu family yesterday when approached by the Village Voice team.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi led a group of Cabinet Ministers that visited some of the villages that were badly affected by Tropical Cyclone Gita last week Friday and Saturday. This is one of the four tours that will be conducted by the Ministers this week.
Surfing brought six young men to the heart of the Pacific – Samoa. Dear Tourist found the men enjoying the sunshine and looking out to sea at the Lalomanu beach fales, probably hoping to catch a good wave.
Soul Reggae group, The Culture Crew, and non profit organization, Pacific Heart arrived in Samoa on schedule last Friday just as Cyclone Gita was about to make her solo debut wreaking havoc around the township of Apia.
Lovebirds, Sammy and Graham, have all the more reason to enjoy Valentine’s Day in Samoa. Not only is it their first time to the islands, Dear Tourist learned that it’s their first time together overseas.
Tolovae Leau has no intention to relocate to higher grounds even if it means jeopardizing the safety of his family and his children. Leau and his family barely survived Cyclone Evans floods five years ago.
The Bank South Pacific (B.S.P.) has donated $20,000 worth of emergency supplies, hygienic products, clean drinking water and other items to the Samoa Red Cross.
These aerial photos of the Tuialamu Saleapaga landslide show the full extent of the problem. As of today, the road to Lalomanu remains blocked as authorities negotiate how to clear the “active landslide.”
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Maleilegaoi has slammed the irresponsible bus drivers as the core reason for traffic accidents. He made the point when his opinion was sought on calls for the Government to ban wooden buses.
Sonny Mikaele, who suffers from chronic septic arthritis, needs your help. This is the plea from his father, Kosema Mikaele, who will leave Samoa next week to seek medical treatment overseas for his son.
Murderer and drug criminal, Tagaloasa Filipaina and a relative, Ovalegi Poli, have been identified as two of the suspects behind the failed mass prison break out last Friday. This was confirmed by Police Superintendent, Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo, yesterday. He told the Samoa Observer that the suspects have been removed from the Tafa’igata Prison.
Sixty-eight-year-old Sa Ga Sakaria from Satapuala has gone through a lot in life. A mother of nine, she has had to endure the loss of six of them due to illnesses and still birth.
Think a minute…We live on a one-of-a-kind privileged planet. Earth has a greater variety of life, landscapes, and water than any planet ever discovered.
This piece is in reference to “About those “lazy” Samoan workers” by the Samoa First Union. Laziness is a habit inherent in any human being. And it is a bad habit. Period.
THE BEST A big fa’amalo to the skilled and courageous E.P.C. staff who braved the winds and rain to restore power from broken and dangerous power lines on Cross Island Road on Wednesday night in pitch darkness.
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