So’oalo To’oto’oali’i Roger Stanley, a strong pillar in the Samoa Fa’afafine Association, his family and church, has passed away. So'oalo died at the Moto’otua Hospital. The son of Niutea and Stanley of Siusega, So’oalo is a well-known leader in Samoa and the Pacific.
The government has assured Samoans their travel plans to the United States should not be interrupted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (D.H.S.) decision to remove Samoa from the list of countries whose citizens are eligible for temporary work visas to the United States.
The decision to remove Pepe Christian Fruean as the Chairman of the Electric Power Corporation (E.P.C.) has not yet been finalised. This is according to Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi.
China’s Ambassador to Samoa, Wang Xuefeng, has moved to assuage fears over Samoa’s debt to China, assuring a number of projects under their aid programme are funded by grants. In fact, according to the Ambassador, the Chinese aid to Samoa for the past two and a half years has been in the form of grants.
Those who never sweat will never have anything good in their life. Setefano Sosopo from the village of Faleula is certain that nothing in life is earned easily, it requires hard work.
While life is not easy, complaining about it won’t be able to help you out. This is the belief of a father of three, Iosefa Fonotoe. The 46-year-old hails from the village of Luatuanu’u. Mr. Fonotoe said the only good way to tackle this hard life is through hard work.
The Samoa Returnees Charitable Trust and Alternatives to Violence Program Whakatane / Bay of Plenty, will be conducting Training of Trainers at the Millennia Hotel conference room (second storey), from Monday 22 - Tuesday 30 January.
The biggest struggle people are facing today in Samoa is the lack of money. Apaula Maoga, 58, from the village of Leusoali’i attributes this to the lack of jobs and the low incomes people make when they do find work.
Living without water is like a man walking into a battlefield without a weapon. So says Lafua Sa, 68, of Tanumapua. According to the father of five, having no water has become one of the biggest struggles he battles everyday.
Clutching on to her cold glass bottle of pineapple Fanta while walking through Fugalei markets, German visitor Monika Bergstein was clearly struggling with the heat. Sunburnt and sweaty, Monika was determined to speak to Dear Tourist even with her limited English.
Samoa is beautiful. Savai’i especially. But perhaps its time Apia gets a facelift – at least some of the old buildings there. That’s the opinion of Chris Agno of Sydney Australia.
Leilani Tuiletufuga returns to San Diego, California today filled with memories that she will cherish for the rest of her life. She left as a toddler with twin sister Jessica and oldest sibling’s brother Lyle and sister Jade.
The government is putting more effort into trade links with Australia through the introduction of a new role to help facilitate not just increased trade but also investment opportunities at the Samoa Consulate in Liverpool.
The latest prisoner to escape from Tafa’igata Prison has been recaptured. Lagalaga Misiluki, 38, was serving time for burglary, theft and possession of narcotics when he escaped on Wednesday.
A three-day workshop on Network Security and Internet Resource Management was held in Apia this week. The workshop was jointly organized by the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (A.P.N.I.C) and Computer Services Limited, Samoa.
National Pacific Insurance (N.P.I.) and Tower Insurance have confirmed the appointment of a New General Manager. Joanne Rasmussen has secured the role of General Manager National Pacific Insurance, with oversight and responsibilities for the N.P.I. Region across Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga.
The Land Transport Authority (L.T.A.) will amend the design of the road at Tufuiopa to have measures in place to avoid any further crashes from occurring at the Tufuiopa pool. This is according to L.T.A. Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mata’afa Sepelini Poufa, in response to concerns raised by the residents living around the area.
Cabinet has confirmed the reappointment of Magele Hoe Viali as Chief Executive Officer for Samoa Airport Authority (S.A.A.) for another three-year term. Magele is set to complete his second term on the 31st of January 2018 and then commence his third term as C.E.O. thereafter.
Public complaints led to the removal of the speed bump in front of the R.S.A. night club in Apia. This is according to Land Transport Authority Acting C.E.O. Mata’afa Sepelini Poufa. He said the public was informed through last year about the change.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has slammed the “poor management” of the Tafa’igata Prison as one of the reasons prisoners keep running away. He has also hit out at what he has described as unfit Prison Guards, saying they need to get in shape so they can catch the prisoners.
Think a minute…Since we spend so much of our life at our workplace, it is important to see what unhealthy conditions we can start changing to improve our daily lives on the job. Let’s complete our checkup we started yesterday.
Do you feel the earth would be kinder if Adam was Eve instead? When I look at the children of the streets, I feel sorrow only. There is not a bone in a loving mother which does not ache for the grief upon any child. I miss my own mother like I miss the rain.
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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