Former Cabinet Minister and Member of Parliament, Tuisugaleataua Sofara Aveau, looked on in horror yesterday afternoon as fire gutted his family home at Fagalii. The two-storey building had already lost the second floor to the blaze. But quick action by officers from the Fire and Emergency Service Authority (FESA) enabled them to save the ground floor of the family home.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi yesterday rejected allegations of corruption within the Government and the public service. “Where is the proof? What corruption are you talking about?” Tuilaepa demanded. The Prime Minister was speaking in Parliament during the discussion of the Supplementary Budget at the T.A.T.T.E. Building. He was responding to the claim made by Salega M.P., Olo Fiti Va’ai, who said one of the biggest problems in the Government today is corruption.
A school principal from Savai’i has raised concerns that family problems faced by some teachers contribute to their poor performance inside the classroom.
The Government is zeroing in on tax evasion. That’s why several government agencies working together towards combating tax evasion in Samoa, gathered at the Ministry for Revenue’s Conference Room last week.
A programme called “Buddy Up” is giving some of Samoa’s child vendors a glimpse of hope this week. Organised by the Samoa Victim Support Group Juniors and their partners, the programme is to get the country’s child vendors to appreciate the importance of education and get back to school.
The Samoa Fire Emergency and Service Authorities (S.F.E.S.A.) and the Ministry of Police, known as Samoa’s first responders to emergencies, will benefit from a $10,000 tala donation.
Member of Parliament for Vaimauga Sasae, Sulamanaia Tauiliili Tuivasa, yesterday questioned why salary increase for public servants has been included in the Supplementary Budget. Speaking in Parliament yesterday, Sulamanaia called on the Minister of Finance Sili Epa Tuioti to explain why the increase was not part of the main budget.
Parliament convened at the Tui Atua Tupu Tamasese Efi Building in Sogi, yesterday, for its first Parliament session of 2019. This is to allow renovations of the gymnasium at Tuana’imato, which Parliament had been using as their temporary headquarters, in preparation for the Pacific Games in July.
A bill, to be tabled in Parliament this week called the Land and Titles Bill 2019, is seeking to repeal the Land and Titles Act 1981. It also proposes the establishment of a new three tier Court comprising of “the Court of First Instance, Court of First Appeal and Court of Final Appeal.”
Families living opposite the Tafaigata Prison gate are living in fear as the manhunt continues for prisoners Aniseko Vaelei and Pati Chong Nee. The duo – who were convicted on charges of burglary, robbery and armed with a dangerous weapon – dashed for freedom in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Parliament has been petitioned to consider the “far-reaching adverse consequences” of the Government’s Electoral Constituencies Bill 2018. The call is made in a petition lodged by Ali’i ma Faipule of Saleaula and Salamumu tabled in Parliament yesterday.
Think a minute…”The reason some people are successful is that they put their plan and work together for a plan that truly works.” Yesterday we started a plan for success both in our job and career, as well as in our personal life, so today we will complete the course.
Today we are gathered here in the Faleata Fire Station to witness another milestone for the National Emergency Call Centre, Ministry of Police and the Samoa Fire and Emergency Services Authority.
A simple sign will do Samoans who support their national airline, Samoa Airways, want the management to know something.
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