Sometimes taking a trip down memory lane brings back happy thoughts and the wishful desire to relive those days. “Life was much better in the past,” says 70-year-old father, Saula Ilalio, to the Village Voice team on Saturday.
Youths play a key role in shaping the future of a family and a nation. 24-year-old Alauni Savea from Vailoa Palauli and Vaitele-Fou believes this and lives it as he looks after his grandmother and his family when everyone else is at work.
A cook book was officially launched at the Samoa Stationery and Books on Saturday. The book is called ‘Kana Vinaka Contemporary Island Cuisine’ by Colin Chung.
The Ministry of Police hosted a delegation from the Agency for International Economic Cooperation of China (M.O.F.C.O.M.) to expand discussions on the much-anticipated Samoa Police Academy schedule to be built in the near future.
Police Officers with the Ministry of Police underwent a Command, Control and Coordination course (C3) delivered by instructors from the Australia Federal Police and the Cook Island Police.
Bluesky continued its support of Pinktober in Savai’i with Amoa Resort hosting a first time high tea for the local and business community in support of Samoa Cancer Society and Breast Cancer Awareness.
The stage is set for top fashion designer, Rupi Taitu’uga Rokeni, to showcase yet again, his latest, unique Rupi collection. Rupi needs no introduction to Samoa; he is a master of bold prints, bright colours and embellished designs.
Passion knows no limits. That is the aphorism that Samoan traditional Tufuga, Li’aifaiva Salailefulu Magele Fesola’i Imo Lavea Levi, lives by. At the age of 17 and in the middle of university studies in New Zealand to be a civil engineer, Li’aifaiva knew he could not continue schooling because the reality was, he wanted to be a traditional Tufuga.
It is never about the money; it is about giving back to Samoa and loved ones who are battling cancer. And the Pinktober season is still very much alive. That being said, the Pound for Pound promotions has taken a step further in supporting this worldwide campaign by hosting their last boxing show for this year on Saturday 27th.
Ten families, whose stories and lives have featured in the Samoa Observer Village Voice series, received food items on Saturday from an anonymous Good Samaritan. The Village Voice team was there to help give out the donations to the families and to witness their surprise, gratitude and joy for the unexpected support.
The Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi arrived back in Samoa from Auckland, New Zealand last night on the 8.30pm flight. This was confirmed by the Government Press Secretary, Nanai Lavetiga Tuiletufuga.
Member of Parliament, Faumuina Wayne Fong, says the decision by the Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U.) to replace the Manager of the Manu Samoa Sevens three months into her contract is a sign they are not sure about what they are doing.
A Board Member of Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Beach Resort in Mulifanua, Magele Hoe Viali, has dismissed reports that the resort is up for sale. The reports follow the confirmation of negotiations for the sale of the Resort’s sister property in Apia, Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel, to an Asian group.
Nothing in this world can be compared to a mother’s love. Their dedication and sacrifice is a priceless jewel. Such is the love of 21-year-old Filoi Pesamino from Toamua-Uta for her and her husband’s baby.
To cope with the challenges of life requires a lot of hard work. Getting where we want to be and what we need is hard sometimes but when we do make it, it is always a beautiful scene. That’s how 33-year-old Auomala Auva’a views the challenges life throws at him and his utmost best to tackle them for the sake of his family.
Forty-five-year-old mother of seven, Tai Molimau, believes in sacrifice and hard work. The Village Voice team approached her while on her way home from work on Friday. “I work at one of the families at Nu’u Fou,” she said.
Attorney General, Lemalu Hermann P. Retzlaff, is returning home from the Marshall Islands with some great news for Samoa. Samoa has been affirmed as the host of the Pacific Island Legal Officer’s Network (P.I.L.O.N.)Secretariat base, to be housed in the office of the Attorney General.
Think a minute…Some young children were asked this question: “What is a conscience?” A 6-year-old boy said he thought it was “the bad feeling you get when you kick girls and puppies.” A 9-year-old said your conscience is “a voice inside that says ‘No’ when you want to beat up your little brother.”
The tropical heart was unendurable. Beyond the seldom cloudy, blue horizon, the sun stood undeterred at the sky’s apex. For three Alaskan tourists, this was a whole new experience from the arctic climes they have adapted to since they were children.
DEPENDS WHICH SIDE YOU’RE ON Does that adage "one swallow make a summer" apply to football? If you’re an Aussie rugby fan and have been waiting for a win for yonks, it’s a resounding yes.
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