The Samoa Gymnastics Federation (S.G.F.) and National University Samoa (N.U.S.) have launched a new Australian Government Pacific Sports Partnerships (P.S.P.) innovation fund initiative.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (I.U.C.N.) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (S.P.R.E.P.) celebrated their respective anniversaries last week.
In a testament to the Bank of South Pacific’s (B.S.P.) commitment to provide convenient banking ‘everywhere’, the bank has added a new sub-branch and A.T.M. to its growing number of electronic and retail banking channels in Samoa.
A young Samoan woman, Faamanu Kelemete, is heading to Geneva. The Board member of the Young Women’s Christian Association of Samoa (Y.M.C.A.) has been chosen to attend a UN Human Rights Committee meeting in there.
Samoa Observer’s Chief Reporter, Joyetter Luamanu, is in Israel this week. She is among 13 journalists who are part of a Pacific Tour to Tel Aviv, Israel, at the invitation of the Israeli government.
It has been a massive week for Samoa sport with the Launching of the Pacific Games logo for 2019 during the weekend. It’s been great to see all the support from all the national and international federations.
Families the Government had threated to evict from land at Satapuala continue to remain there as talks over a dispute regarding land ownership appear to have hit a deadlock. Attempts by the Samoa Observer to get a comment from the Samoa Trust Estate Corporation (S.T.E.C.) on the status of the matter has been unsuccessful.
A cocoa farmer and producer in Salailua, Savai’i, Faialofa Uelese Tupa’i, is cultivating her own land to find financial independence for her and her extended family. Faialofa has been growing coconut and cocoa on her two-acre farm and last year committed to supplying Women In Business Development Incorporated (W.I.B.D.I) with koko malu to provide organic cocoa for New Zealand business, C1 Expresso.
As part of a four-day visit to Samoa, the Royal Australian Navy ship H.M.A.S. Success demonstrated to the Samoa Police Force how to control and fix electrical equipment during the weekend. The crew was working with the Samoa Police Service to do maintenance work on the Pacific Patrol Boat SPB Nafanua, combined with small boat training exercises, boarding and ship damage control demonstrations.
The volume eight of Samoa Ne’i Galo was launched on Friday. Held at the Fale Samoa of the Ministry of Education Sports and Culture (M.E.S.C.), the book was compiled by the Ministry’s Culture division over many years.
Sixty-eight-year-old Kelikupa Ah Wa of Tanumapua is urging the Government to reconsider the high cost of living. Village Voice team met Mr. Ah Wa heading home yesterday. He said the people are suffering from the high cost of living.
Samitioata Afamasaga Vavao has a lot on her plate. The unemployed mother of three from the village of Falealii and Fasitoo-Tai spoke of her daily challenges from having no water tank and living in a small hut. On top of that, nobody in her family works and she is also tasked with looking after her mother who lives with them.
The Oceania National Olympic Community (O.N.O.C.) signed an agreement with Samoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Community (S.A.S.N.O.C.) yesterday. The agreement improves S.A.S.N.O.C’s status as the training providers for the Oceania sports education programme in Samoa.
Over the years, the numbers of students at the University of the South Pacific (U.S.P.) have increased and the many developments are one of the reasons the university is successful. “We have a very clear job description that is very easy to see through.
Success is the result of hard work. Minister of Education Sports and Culture, Loau Kineti Sio, knows this. Loau was part of the 18 Samoan Parliamentarians who graduated with a Certificate in Civil Law from the University of the South Pacific on Thursday as part of the university’s 50th anniversary celebration.
Think a minute…A man from the city was taking a drive out in the country and got lost. He stopped to ask a farmer for directions: “Where’s the main highway to the city?” The farmer answered: “I don’t know.”
June the 8th last week was World Ocean’s Day. I would like to dedicate this address to all those who have and are working tirelessly to protect our oceans. The ocean is family and we have a sacred responsibility to ensure that we protect and nurture it like family.
Banking whispers Whispers about the change of ownership for a major player in the banking industry in Samoa has been laughed off.
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