The Toleafoa Service Station at Fagali’i is finally open for business. During a ceremony yesterday led by Fagali’i Tai Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (CCCS) Pastor, Rev. Petaia Leavai, the business was officially opened, witnessed by family and friends.
The bad weather is having an effect on Samoan families that rely on selling fish to make a living. The Samoa Meteorological Service has in recent weeks issued warnings to small crafts and boats against taking to sea, as heavy rain and winds pounded the islands, as a result of tropical depressions in various parts of the Pacific.
The European Commission (EC) has added Samoa to a new list of 23 countries it considers have weak anti-money laundering and terrorist financing regimes.
Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, says the man who accused him of “murder, corruption and gun smuggling” among other things will finally have his day in Court. He was referring to Paulo Malele, who is better known as “King Faipopo,” whom the Police arrested and charged last week for making false statements.
The Office of the Ombudsman and Samoa’s National Human Rights Institution is standing by a July 2018 submission made against the inclusion of “reasonable force” in the Education Amendment Act 2019.
Remittances are not only important to low income families living below the poverty line, but it has also been an “economic stabiliser” for Samoa. So says the Governor of the Central Bank of Samoa, Maiava Atalina Ainuu-Enari, in response to questions sent to her by the Sunday Samoan.
The Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture (MESC) is expanding inclusive education practices to schools, across both urban and rural areas in Samoa.
Most of the remittances received by Samoa is from seasonal workers. This is according to the Minister for Revenue, Tialavea Tionisio Hunt. How much exactly he did not say. But he made the point when he was asked about the significant contribution by Samoans overseas to the local economy with reference to remittance figures released by the Central Bank of Samoa for the financial year 2017/18.
A 74-year-old woman from Falefa has expressed her disappointment with the US Embassy’s visa section in Apia. According to Malia Kalala Laufasa, she believes that it is unfair to pay $430 tala for a US visa application, only for the application to be unsuccessful.
The elderly woman who died on an Air New Zealand flight from Auckland to Apia on Tuesday was a nun returning from a Christmas holiday in New Zealand. Sister Filomena Akenese Potogi of Sapapali’i, Savai’i died on flight NZ296, prior to the aircraft landing at the Faleolo International Airport.
Sasina, Letui and Fagae’e, villages in Gagaifomauga No. 3, remain fully supportive of La’auli Leuatea Polata’ivao as their representative in Parliament, and the ruling Human Rights Protection Party (H.R.P.P). The message was relayed by Seve Avaula Panapa, on behalf of the villages, during a press conference at the Maota o Samoa yesterday.
28 June, 1997 was the date of the famous Bite Fight between world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson. During the fight, Tyson completely lost control of his anger and actually bit off part of Holyfield’s ear! Tyson lost his license to box and paid a $3 million penalty for not fighting by the rules.
Talofa Samoa! I am happy to start this Health Column by informing the Public that METI has now received official support from government for its Healthy Living programme.
A prominent member of the community had his house broken into where the thief ransacked it looking for valuables to take.
© Samoa Observer 2016
Developed by Samoa Observer in Apia