There is a clear demarcation of duties and responsibilities of the Head of School and Campus Director at the University of the South Pacific Alafua Campus. This is according to Campus Director and Head of School Professor Mohammaed Umar, who took over as Head of School in 2012 and the role of Campus Director in 2018.
In “going local,” the Pacific Games has signed a $2 million sponsorship deal with Samoa Commercial Bank. Managing director, Lemalu Ray Ah Liki, and senior manager Tauiliili Ruth Penaia signed the memorandum of understanding with games chairperson, Loau Keneti Sio and chief executive Falefata Hele Matatia.
One of two men facing a charge of manslaughter over the death of Jeremiah Malaki Tauili’ili will remain in Police custody until next Monday. Suapaina Savai’inaea appeared before Chief Justice, his Honour Patu Tiava'asu'e Falefatu Sapolu yesterday where the decision was made.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour, Pulotu Lyndon Chu Ling, is concerned about the events involving a Samoan man who is facing charges of human trafficking in New Zealand. Viliamu Samu, also known as Joe Matamata, has been charged with human trafficking and slavery after he allegedly took Samoans from here to New Zealand to work illegally in the horticultural industry as far back as the early 1990s.
A guideline to assist service providers to cater for the needs of gender-based violence victims is essential, especially in times of emergency.
Christmas has come early for Ne’etia Tapuai from Tapatapao and her family. The mother-of-five was the recipient of a food hamper courtesy of local company Island Rock, as part of its 25 Days of the Spirit of Christmas Campaign.
Twenty-seven-year-old Valentino Maliko has a mission for the young people of Samoa. With limited resources, the Creative Director of Samoa Performing Arts and Creative Excellence (S.P.A.C.E.) center believes with the help of organisations, he can provide opportunities for talented youngsters in Samoa.
A Samoan man has been arrested in New Zealand for human trafficking and slavery. The 64-year-old man has yet to be identified but Radio New Zealand reports that his arrest follows a two-year investigation by Immigration New Zealand (INZ) and the police.
Skyeye’s latest innovation, which won T $320,000 (not $230,000 as previously reported) in funding from the largest international mobile association, will also be able to make money.
On the fourth night of the 13 Days of Christmas programme, the stage was filled with white and gold uniforms by the Alafua Methodist Church as they performed 10 Christmas songs.
The Samoa Government has lodged official documentation with the Madrid Protocol secretariat in Spain to formalise its membership of the international trademark system. The Minister for Commerce Industry and Labor, Lautafi Fio Selafi Purcell, flew to Spain and deposited the instrument of accession on December 4.
The Ministry of Prison and Correction Services will relocate the juvenile detention center to Tanumalala, despite spending $9.6 million on land in Oloamanu.
The Government has been rocked by the death of another senior female bureaucrat, Laeimau Oketevi Tanuvasa-Savea. Laeimau was until her passing over the weekend the Chief Executive Officer of Computer Services Limited, an IT firm partly-owned by the Samoa Government.
Cabinet has approved the appointment of Oscar Thomas Malielegaoi as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Finance. He is the son of Samoa’s Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr Sa’ilele Malielegaoi and will assume the role on January 1, 2019, replacing Tupa’imatuna Iulai Lavea, who has been the C.E.O. the last nine years and is retiring.
Think a minute… A school teacher was complaining about a little boy in her class who was not showing any interest in learning. She said: “David will not do his school work. He’s not even motivated to try!” But that same boy, David, will jump out of bed early in the morning to go fishing or play with his friends. He just needs the right motivation.
It’s late night. Three a.m. Times like these are sacred. Except for the swirling fan, the sound of rain and darkness outside is revolving.
P.M. on Church leaders It seems Prime Minister Tuilaepa can’t leave members of clergy alone. During a radio programme last week, he had plenty to say about Church Ministers. For instance, he reminded them that Church Ministers were only taught on spiritual matters, not on Economics.
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