The latest prisoner to escape from Tafa’igata Prison has been recaptured. Lagalaga Misiluki, 38, was serving time for burglary, theft and possession of narcotics when he escaped on Wednesday.
A three-day workshop on Network Security and Internet Resource Management was held in Apia this week. The workshop was jointly organized by the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (A.P.N.I.C) and Computer Services Limited, Samoa.
National Pacific Insurance (N.P.I.) and Tower Insurance have confirmed the appointment of a New General Manager. Joanne Rasmussen has secured the role of General Manager National Pacific Insurance, with oversight and responsibilities for the N.P.I. Region across Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga.
The Land Transport Authority (L.T.A.) will amend the design of the road at Tufuiopa to have measures in place to avoid any further crashes from occurring at the Tufuiopa pool. This is according to L.T.A. Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mata’afa Sepelini Poufa, in response to concerns raised by the residents living around the area.
Cabinet has confirmed the reappointment of Magele Hoe Viali as Chief Executive Officer for Samoa Airport Authority (S.A.A.) for another three-year term. Magele is set to complete his second term on the 31st of January 2018 and then commence his third term as C.E.O. thereafter.
Public complaints led to the removal of the speed bump in front of the R.S.A. night club in Apia. This is according to Land Transport Authority Acting C.E.O. Mata’afa Sepelini Poufa. He said the public was informed through last year about the change.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has slammed the “poor management” of the Tafa’igata Prison as one of the reasons prisoners keep running away. He has also hit out at what he has described as unfit Prison Guards, saying they need to get in shape so they can catch the prisoners.
Samoans can expect to be proud of their new international gateway, the Faleolo International Airport, when the $140m project is completed. Travelers can expect a more spacious facility with an increase in the size of the terminal from 5500 sqm to about 12000 sqm.
An Australian crew, made up of mostly Samoans, has brought a production show they hope will inspire and empower young people to rise above the struggles they face every day.
Fifteen lucky resellers, including KK Mart, Myna’s Supermarket and Cell City, walked away with cash prizes totaling $22,000 from Digicel’s Reseller Promotion. The money was presented earlier this week.
The Samoa Victim Support Group (S.V.S.G.) has expressed sadness over the brutal murder of a 15-year-old boy last week. Uili Uili, of Satapuala, was discovered by Police on Friday morning with his head savagely bashed.
Residents living in close proximity to the Tufuiopa pool have been told to write a formal letter to the Acting C.E.O. of the Land Transport Authority regarding their concerns.
Life is hard enough as it is. But when you don’t have a job, things become even tougher. For Lopa Apelu, 32 years of age from Utuali’i, he is grateful he can turn to the sea to earn a living for his family.
Every good seed planted faithfully will not fail to come through for you. That’s the belief of Malaefono Fea, a father of eight children from Falelauniu. He and his wife are unemployed.
A mother of eight needs help. Sieni Moe, from Fasito’o-tai, suffers from a condition where seizures are frequent occurrences unless she takes her medication. The problem is that she cannot afford it.
Depending on the plantation to provide for the family is not a bad choice at all. So says young man Eteuati Vaiao, 27 years of age from Fasitoo-tai. Mr. Vaiao is also a father of three young children. Mr. Vaiao said he used to work.
Still acclimating to the hot Samoan sun, Aquila of Oregon, United States, had an umbrella as her accessory of the day as she took a stroll with her mum and niece on Beach Road. Aquila and her sister are visiting their mum who serves as a Peace Corp volunteer here in Samoa.
The Batelaan couple from New Zealand are in love with Samoa’s surrounding, especially the ocean. Dear Tourist met Koos, 62, and his lovely wife Tissy, 61, while they were enjoying a swim at the Vaisala Hotel in Savai’i.
No matter the different places people visit, if you’ve been to Samoa, you will always find yourself returning to the heart of the Pacific Islands. For Victoria Humphries-Irwin and Wayne Irwin of Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, this is their third trip to our shores.
Think a minute…There was a young married couple who really struggled to make enough money just to live on. One day the husband took all their money and bought a small service station. His wife Jane did not think this was a smart, good investment.
Do you feel the earth would be kinder if Adam was Eve instead? When I look at the children of the streets, I feel sorrow only. There is not a bone in a loving mother which does not ache for the grief upon any child. I miss my own mother like I miss the rain.
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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