“The sweetness of nothing” is something the Italians know all about when it comes to completely enjoying or savouring every day life.
Father’s Day at Faimafili Resort in Lefaga started off as a stuning sunny day, with a cool sea breeze carrying both the divine smells of a feast being prepared and the sounds of “Pokarekare Ana,” accompanied by a slack key guitar.
A Samoan meteorology expert for the Secretariat of the Pacific Environment Programme (S.P.R.E.P) says meteorological services are under-appreciated in the Pacific.
Cultural historian, Dr. Patricia O’Brien, of the Australian National University, will discuss her research for her new book 'Tautai: Samoa World History and the Life of Ta’isi O.F. Nelson', today.
Jenny and Ralf Andrew, from Brisbane, Australia, are in Samoa for a very special visit. Here to celebrate their 55th anniversary, they chose Samoa for a very special reason. It dates back to their childhood. Jenny and Andrew have shared a dream that they wanted to achieve one day and by good fortune, that dream involves someone who is a big part of Samoa.
The Head of State, His Highness Tuimaleali’ifano Va’aletoa Sualauvi II, received visitors from Indonesia, yesterday. They included the Ambassador of Indonesia to Samoa, Tantowi Yahya, the Senior Advisor of Strategy Issues to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Djauhari Oratmantun, and other senior Indonesian delegates.
The Governor of the Central Bank of Samoa, Maiava Atalina Ainuu-Enari, has yet again warned members of the public to be vigilant to protect themselves against scams and the work of con artists. Speaking to the Samoa Observer yesterday, she reminded that scammers are imaginative, manipulative and are not afraid to lie their way into conning innocent victims.
The President of the Pacific Games Council, Vidhya Lakhan, and Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Minogue, are in Samoa. They are here assess the venues -- including the Faleata Sports Complex -- as part of Samoa’s bid to host the Pacific Games in 2019.
The Ministry of Health has issued an alert about an outbreak of dengue fever in the country. It follows 25 positive cases, with two of them suspected to have led to deaths. These cases are being investigated. But alarm bells have been raised in an public notice issued during the weekend and obtained by the Samoa Observer.
They say it’s hard to find a job nowadays which is problematic. But Kelekolio Ropati from Lotofaga and Safata, thinks the real problem is that people are job hunting in the wrong places.
Life is all about moving forward; a firm opinion from Esau Nofoilo of Fasito’o uta. “In recent years, we have seen so many changes in our country which affect teenagers.”
For Falaniko, he wants to let people know that there is nothing wrong with living a simple life in the village. He hails from the village of Fasito’o uta and he lives with his parents.
It was a day to celebrate with love and humility and a reminder to fathers everywhere of the priorities they should be setting in their families. That was the main reason behind Father’s Day celebrations in Samoa for many families and churches on Sunday.
“E sui faiga ‘ae tumau fa’avae” was the wisdom behind the seventh edition of the “Measina a Samoa” book that was launched last Friday August 11th at the Centre for Samoan Studies.
If all goes according to plan, Samoa will have its own Opera House at the Leifiifi State School Compound, sometime next year. So revealed the Minister of Education, Loau Keneti Sio, who said construction of the multi-dollar centre would start before the end of the year.
Think a minute…Remember Christopher Columbus? The bold explorer from Europe who intended to sail across the Atlantic Ocean to find Asia but failed. Well, he didn’t fail completely.
Early in 2015, Dr Peter Swain paid me a courtesy visit at my office.
LATER! So the new Tanumalala Prison will be finished in about July next year? Correct us if we’re wrong, but did we not hear our Prime Minister inviting a certain 60 Minutes reporter, Liam Bartlett to the opening of the new prison in June this year?
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