The high level call to constrain oil, gas and coal production to achieve the Paris goals was yesterday endorsed by former President of Kiribati and climate change activist, Anote Tong and Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Development Forum, Francois Martel.
The proposal by the Alliance of Small Island States (A.O.S.I.S.) for an insurance pool to cover the cost of loss and damage caused by climate change was finally approved by world leaders at the 23rd United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties (C.O.P. 23) held in Bonn, Germany.
The Ministry of Health has received a container full of medical supplies and equipment valued at $80,000from the University of Otago, New Zealand.
The Federal Pacific Group has officially announced the naming of Federal Pacific House in the centre of downtown Nukualofa in line with the consolidation of with its regional group branding.
Climate and disaster resilient transport in Small Island Developing States, including Samoa, was another issue on the agenda of Samoa’s Deputy Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa in Bonn, Germany.
Whether you’re an experienced or nervous air traveller, it’s all part of the travel experience to be greeted by the gracious and smiling flight attendants awaiting your entrance onboard the aircraft.
Samoa has one more year left to meet its self-imposed deadline to complete the Paris Agreement Work Programme. The assurance of continued work towards the goals set in the Paris Agreement by Samoa was given by Deputy Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mataafa at the High-Level Segment of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, C.O.P.23 in Bonn, Germany.
Church Ministers did not mince words when they expressed anger and disappointment at the government’s decision to tax their incomes – and gratuities - starting on 01 January 2018.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi is keeping the progress of a government-ordered hunt for a blogger known as “Ole Palemia” close to his chest. Asked if they are anywhere near identifying “O.L.P.” since an investigation was launched in April this year, Tuilaepa told the Sunday Samoan the investigation is continuing.
Australian passengers are starting to feel the effect of the reality in reduced flights routes available for Australians travelling to Samoa. Jo Mikarna, of Sydney, Australia, is one of them.
Think a minute…I know a woman who gets sad when her husband sends her roses! She says: “The only reason my husband gives me flowers is because it’s Valentine’s Day and he thinks he’s expected to.
New Zealand, a member of the Pacific family of nations, has an exemplary record in the development and the maintenance of democratic governance in its modern history.
SLOW DOWN PLEASE Those midnight rally drivers might want to be careful out there.
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