Work on the new multipurpose Gymnasium at Faleata for the 2019 Pacific Games is underway. At the groundbreaking ceremony yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa acknowledged the bilateral relationship between Samoa and China.
A 47-year-old male has pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine, commonly known as ice. He has also pleaded guilty to possession of unlawful ammunition.
A small house where the trash is stored at the old Yazaki Building at Vaitele caught fire yesterday afternoon. But thanks to the quick response by the Fire and Emergency Services Authority, they were able to eliminate the fire before it spread.
The Australian owner of a helicopter which the Ministry of Revenue plans to auction owes the Government of Samoa outstanding taxes. The impounded aircraft will not be released to the owner until the import goods and services tax (G.S.T.) payable on the helicopter is settled in full.
The Anhui Foreign Economic Construction Company Ltd. has been awarded a multi-million-tala contract for the rehabilitation of the Samoa Aquatic Center and the Apia Park Sports Complex, ahead of the Pacific Games next year.
Malietoa Fa’amausili Moli has been charged with contempt of Court. He has been summoned to appear before the District Court on 9 October 2018, according to Court documents.
The Public Service Commission (P.S.C.) has terminated the services of the Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure (M.W.T.I.), Afamasaga Su’a Pou Onesemo. The decision was confirmed yesterday by the Minister of M.W.T.I., Papali’i Niko Lee Hang, during an interview with the Samoa Observer.
A multi-stakeholder mission team led by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (I.F.A.D.) has wrapped up its two-week mission to initiate the design of the Farming as a Business (F.A.B.) project in Samoa.
The United Nations (U.N.) Women hosted its latest Ending of Violence in Samoa (E.V.I.S.) roundtable at the University of the South Pacific Alafua Campus last week.
The handover ceremony of 110 tunnel and shade houses to 80 farmers earlier this month was part of the fourth phase of the China – Samoa Agricultural Technical Aid Project.
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a US$35.75 million (T$95.09m) grant to improve the climate resilience of Samoa’s road network and facilitate a rapid response in the event of a natural disaster. Thousands of residents on Samoa’s two main islands, Upolu and Savai’i, will benefit directly from this investment.
A man accused of the death of a Chinese man earlier this month has been identified as Ta’uinaola Laupu’a, of Salelavalu, Gataivai and Vaitele-fou. The 31-year-old appeared before Chief Justice, His Honour Patu Tiava’asu’e Falefatu Sapolu yesterday.
The Ministry of Revenue and an Australian aviation company are in a tussle over the ownership of a multimillion-tala helicopter the Customs had planned to auction. The helicopter made headlines in Samoa in early 2016 when the newly incorporated firm back then, Samoa Helicopters Company, won the backing of the Government to set up Samoa’s first medical evacuation and search and rescue operation.
Stressed out and overwhelmed travellers, mostly from developed countries, are looking for a way out of the fast life in order to find simplicity and mindfulness. Mindfulness is a trending term we hear often but for those who apply the principles have called it the answer to modern ailments of anxiety and depression.
Literacy, numeracy and science are the essentials for survival. This is the theme for this year’s Samoa Schools Innovation in Literacy, Numeracy and Science programme. Held at the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture, the two-day programme includes the International Day of Light, which schools carried out in May this year and the best science projects to reflect innovative thinking and application of students’ everyday experiences.
Think a minute…A young man was discouraged and depressed about the problems he was going through. His wise father asked him: “Son, have you ever gone through a tunnel?” “Yes,” his son answered. His father continued, “When you were in the tunnel, did you think the sun no longer existed?” “No, of course not,” said the young man.
By now the Samoa and indeed the Pacific delegations will have returned home after participating in climate meetings held in Bangkok, Thailand, a week ago 4 to 9 September.
Don’t be a tosser, keep Samoa clean Sometimes when driving around our beautiful island admiring the lush green vegetation and gardens, - you get the shock of your life when you see young people and sometimes older people casually chuck their food packaging or whatever waste they have in their hands aside onto the path or in someone's garden and continue walking.
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