Seventeen-year-old Hiroko Mose of Aopo, Savaii, is Vaimauga College’s 2017 Dux. She is the fifth child of Tupa’i Mose and Tauaina Eetau’s eight children. Besides being the Dux of Vaimauga, she also scooped the top Commerce student, top in Samoan studies awards and second place in the J.I.C.A. Mathematics test.
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…In June, 2009 people all over the world were in shock and grief over the sudden death of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Yet even though Michael was loved by hundreds of millions of people, his lawyer said: “Michael Jackson was the loneliest person I’ve ever known.”
For the best part of the last three decades this facility has contributed greatly to the economy of Samoa and its G.D.P.
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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