More and more Samoan people are migrating overseas to find better prospects for their families. That’s because hardships and struggles in terms of the cost of living compared to the monies they earn is becoming more and more of a challenge.
Sue from Sydney, Australia, is the proud grandmother of two beautiful grandchildren of Samoan and Fijian descent and doubling as both babysitter and cheerleader, she has come to Samoa to attend a wedding where her eight-year-old granddaughter will be dancing a siva Samoa.
There is a certain embrace that is found in the heart of the ocean that can never be fathomed. And sometimes in life there are episodes where we find ourselves looking for an escape from it all, for Zoё Pfeiffer, she finds stillness in water that cannot be found anywhere.
The village of Lepea is adamant that there is no place for violence against women and children in our society. They made the point very clear last weekend when the Lepea Malae became a sea of orange with villagers decked out in orange t-shirts and banners to promote the message.
A new platform has been created for young entrepreneurs and business owners, with the aim of empowering them to drive the business community in the future. This platform is called the Young Entrepreneurs Chamber (Y.E.C.) launched last Friday at Hotel Elisa.
A concerned parent of a student attending St. Mary’s College has questioned the overall results of the Year 9 level at the school. This follows the school’s prize giving list published in the Samoa Observer where only the overall results in each level were published including Year 9.
The Ministry of Revenue has the discretion on what action to take in cases of irregularities they find – including cases of smuggling. That is the response from Prime Minister, Tuialepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, when he was asked for a comment about why a recent case where a container was confiscated by Customs has not been referred to Court.
Think a minute…This is the true story of a young lady who told all of her friends she was going to be an actress. At the young age of 16 she went off to drama school in New York City. Unfortunately after only a short time the school sent a letter to her mother saying, “Please take your daughter home.
When I read poetry, in my solitude, I often think of my love for my country and yours too. I think of the beauty of it, and how the essence of it all is a sweet caress on a troubled mankind’s forehead.
LEARNING THE AIRLINES LINGO Heard the term “close in bookings”? Chances are, you are one of the many Samoans who fall into that category used by airlines to describe your booking when you travel.
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