The staff of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) conducted a tree planting at the Vailima Reserve last Friday as one of its final activities to finish off the year.
Laeimau Oketevi Tanusava was born to hold court. From infant, primary, intermediate and college school years, her leadership qualities spoke volumes and even during her last days, Tevi’s resolve to lead by example did not waiver.
Samoan diplomats based in Canberra, Australia owe the Australian Capital Territory government over $5000 tala in parking fines, reports the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper.
A student’s low pass rate should not be blamed on a teacher’s several years of experience, says University of the South Pacific (U.S.P.) Alafua Campus Director, Professor Mohammed Umar. Prof. Umar was responding to claims raised by an alumnus on the declining passing rate of students undertaking agriculture courses AG213 and AG373, resulting in students having to settle for diplomas.
There is a clear demarcation of duties and responsibilities of the Head of School and Campus Director at the University of the South Pacific Alafua Campus. This is according to Campus Director and Head of School Professor Mohammaed Umar, who took over as Head of School in 2012 and the role of Campus Director in 2018.
In “going local,” the Pacific Games has signed a $2 million sponsorship deal with Samoa Commercial Bank. Managing director, Lemalu Ray Ah Liki, and senior manager Tauiliili Ruth Penaia signed the memorandum of understanding with games chairperson, Loau Keneti Sio and chief executive Falefata Hele Matatia.
One of two men facing a charge of manslaughter over the death of Jeremiah Malaki Tauili’ili will remain in Police custody until next Monday. Suapaina Savai’inaea appeared before Chief Justice, his Honour Patu Tiava'asu'e Falefatu Sapolu yesterday where the decision was made.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour, Pulotu Lyndon Chu Ling, is concerned about the events involving a Samoan man who is facing charges of human trafficking in New Zealand. Viliamu Samu, also known as Joe Matamata, has been charged with human trafficking and slavery after he allegedly took Samoans from here to New Zealand to work illegally in the horticultural industry as far back as the early 1990s.
A guideline to assist service providers to cater for the needs of gender-based violence victims is essential, especially in times of emergency.
Christmas has come early for Ne’etia Tapuai from Tapatapao and her family. The mother-of-five was the recipient of a food hamper courtesy of local company Island Rock, as part of its 25 Days of the Spirit of Christmas Campaign.
Twenty-seven-year-old Valentino Maliko has a mission for the young people of Samoa. With limited resources, the Creative Director of Samoa Performing Arts and Creative Excellence (S.P.A.C.E.) center believes with the help of organisations, he can provide opportunities for talented youngsters in Samoa.
A Samoan man has been arrested in New Zealand for human trafficking and slavery. The 64-year-old man has yet to be identified but Radio New Zealand reports that his arrest follows a two-year investigation by Immigration New Zealand (INZ) and the police.
Skyeye’s latest innovation, which won T $320,000 (not $230,000 as previously reported) in funding from the largest international mobile association, will also be able to make money.
Think a minute… you are not one person but three: the person you think you are, the person others think you are, and the person you truly are.
It’s late night. Three a.m. Times like these are sacred. Except for the swirling fan, the sound of rain and darkness outside is revolving.
P.M. on Church leaders It seems Prime Minister Tuilaepa can’t leave members of clergy alone. During a radio programme last week, he had plenty to say about Church Ministers. For instance, he reminded them that Church Ministers were only taught on spiritual matters, not on Economics.
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