The debt owed by the Government to the American Samoa government for the American Samoa Hawaii Cable (A.S.H.) contract that was signed in 2009 remains unknown with officials refusing to divulge more information.
Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U.) are concerned that a recent social media campaign by former Manu Samoa captain Daniel Leo, could potentially damage what it describes as the hard work they have undertaken for a seat on the World Rugby Council.
Two suspended Assistant Chief Executive Officers of the Lands Transport Authority (L.T.A.) have pleaded not guilty to the charges laid against them.
The Auditors have expressed concern at the “out-of-control situation in the management of overtime hours” at the Ministry of Health (M.O.H.). The Audit reports for Financial Years 2014-2015 expressed concern as it noticed a significant increase in payment of salary of a particular employee which was raised in previous audits.
The Ministry of Police has added a manslaughter charge against senior nursing officer Luse Emo Tauvale. She has also been charged with negligence causing death and perverting the course of justice. Tauvale, 58, of Lefagaoalii, Savai’i is now scheduled to appear for mention in the Supreme Court on August 27.
The Audit Office has launched an investigation into the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, Sefuiva Charlene Malele. This was confirmed by the Speaker of Parliament, Leaupepe Tole'afoa Fa’afisi, who said “minor issues” led to the investigation by the Audit Office. He refused to give more details when pressed.
The Ministry of Police is searching for two men responsible for assaulting business personality David Main during the weekend. Assistant Police Commissioner Monalisa Tiai-Keti, in an interview with Samoa Observer, said their investigations are continuing and they are yet to find the two men responsible.
BUS IN THE DITCH: Police were called to this bus crash at Toamua yesterday afternoon. It appeared that the driver lost control of the vehicle and ended up on the ditch. There were no serious injuries.
A member of the business community is lucky to be alive after he was brutally beaten by two men opposite McDonalds in early hours of Saturday morning. In an interview with the Samoa Observer yesterday David Main said he is thankful he is still alive. “I’ve been here for 20 years and I have never had a problem in my life, even with my children.
An annual bowling tournament to honor fathers was held recently in Apia. Held at the Bowling Compound at Apia Park, the event was sponsored by the late Reverend Ieremia Le’atulī Sili Samuelu.
Fathers’ Day should remind men of their responsibilities as fathers on top of celebrating the day, says Samoan Fijian community men’s fellowship leader Lai Kaivei.
A farmer support charity is calling for the Australian government to spend less money abroad. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop was in Samoa recently announcing millions of dollars in funding for various projects across the country.
Tonga’s Prime Minister Akalisi Pohiva has cautioned Pacific Island nations, saying they should “slow down” asking China for loans. Speaking on the sidelines of the one-day Forum Foreign Ministers conference in Apia last Friday, the Prime Minister told Samoa Observer in an exclusive interview that the debts that Pacific Island states owed to China should be on the agenda at next month’s Pacific Islands Forum (P.I.F.) Leaders Summit in Nauru.
The appeal against the decision of the Court to acquit the President of Land and Titles Court, Fepuleai Atilla Ropati, of assault charges has begun. Counsels Rexona Titi and Aumua Ming Leung Wai, representing the Office of the Attorney General and the respondent Fepuleai, appeared before Supreme Court Justice Leiataualesa Daryl Clarke last Friday to make their submissions.
A total of $25,000 Christmas gifts were given to a Minister and board members by the Samoa Housing Corporation. This was revealed in the audit report for S.H.C.’s financial year ended 30 June 2014. According to the audit report Christmas gifts valued at $5,000 and $4000 were given to the minister and each Board Member.
Think a minute…Recently the biggest-selling book in America was about the end of the world. Sometimes watching the world’s news is like watching a horror movie, isn’t it? You know that the 20th century had more people killed in wars than all the other centuries of history combined!
On 9 July 2008, Mr. Aaron Kama, a Lecturer at the U.S.P. Alafua Campus presented to the interested public a very stimulating topic titled: Growing money on trees.
Those parking meters A lot has been said about the Government’s move to install parking meters - good and bad.
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