A campaign targeting behavioural change when it comes to the environment was launched at the Apia Yacht Club yesterday. The Va’a Environmental Education Campaign, follows the success of the pilot campaign, Sa Moana Folauga Campaign implemented in 2017.
The founders of not-for-profit group Pacific Heart are back in Samoa to finish what they started. In February this year, Michelle Simmons from Hawaii and Tili Young Yen from New Zealand were in Samoa to distribute stationeries and sports equipment to schools in Savai’i.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (M.N.R.E.) says all reclaimed land belongs to the state and that position is clear under the law. Chief Executive Officer of M.N.R.E., Ulu Bismark Crawley, said this when confirming the dispute with Salelologa resident Matamua Samuela over land possessed using provisions of the Taking of Land Act to extend the Salelologa wharf.
A seafarer’s book issued in Bangkok, Thailand in 2016 and bearing the seal of the Samoan Government is now under investigation by the Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure (M.W.T.I). Minister of M.W.T.I, Papali’i Niko Lee Hang, in an interview with Samoa Observer, said his Ministry does not have the authority to issue such a document.
Member of Parliament La’aulialemalietoa Polataivao Schmidt has filed a $10 million lawsuit against his former business colleague and politician Peseta Vaifou Tevaga. Former Cabinet Minister, La’auli is suing the Associate Minister of the Ministry of Prime Minister and Cabinet for loss of profits and tarnishing of the reputation of nonu-producing company, Local Partners and Associates Limited (L.P.A.) in a legal wrangle dating back to 2015.
The case of a one-year-old Tovanse Meni, who has been paralysed since last year, has been referred to the National Health Services (N.H.S.). This was confirmed by the Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O.) of the Ministry of Health, Leausa Dr. Take Naseri. “I don’t have the information in regards to that matter,” he said.
For 16 years, a family in Saleimoa tried to use plastic wrappings as tarpaulins to protect their home during heavy rain and they continue to live with that challenge.
The lack of water supply is a concern for Seti Saofaiga from Saleimoa. Fifty-five-year-old Seti and his family do not have water gallons or a water tank. Despite living in a shack, for him water is the most vital need any human being needs to survive.
Lucymaria Titiuatoa Sio and Marcus Fiso Ofoia Sr exchanged vows before families and friends at the Catholic Parish in Vaimoso during the weekend.
The Samoa Quality Broadcasting Corporation, which runs TV1, celebrated its 10th birthday during the weekend. To mark the occasion, the Managing Director Galumalemana Faiesea Matafeo and the Management of TV1 hosted a Ball at the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel.
The Government has a moral obligation to do what is right. And if the family of Matamua Samuela, of Salelologa, caught up in the Salelologa wharf extension should be compensated, so be it. This is what Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi said.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has threatened to remove Member of Parliament, Olo Fiti Vaai, from Parliament’s Finance and Expenditure Committee. He issued the threat during his weekly media programme where he accused of Olo of playing “dirty politics.”
The family of a one-year-old toddler is blaming the country’s public health system for negligence resulting in their son’s paralysis. Tovanse Meni of A’ufaga was born healthy last year until he became ill and was diagnosed with pneumonia and admitted to the Moto’otua Hospital.
A coronial inquest will be done on July 25 into the deaths of two toddlers from Safotu, the Ministry of Police has announced. “On 12th July, a post-mortem examination was conducted at Moto’otua Hospital for the two babies from Safotu, Savaii. The post-mortem examination was conducted by a pathologist from Australia. Further inquiries with samples obtained from the two babies have been taken overseas for analysis,” stated the statement.
Think a minute…You’ve heard the expression, “Live and learn.” Sadly, some of us just live. But we don’t learn much. “We all make mistakes, but it’s the wise person who learns not to repeat them.”
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Jammed doors at Faleolo Airport This is a true story. So apparently a Samoa Airways Flight, OL 732, arrived last week and the auto doors at the Faleolo Airport’s arrival area were jammed.
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