Land is the most important part of culture. This is according to Mikaele Maiava, who is the Manager for Pope Benedict XVI Hostel in Moamoa, which hosts Tokelauan students during their stay in Samoa.
The consultation for sustainable management of soil resources in Samoa was held at the Samoa Conference Convention Center, T.A.T.T.E. building yesterday. The consultation was to highlight the celebration of soil resources as the physical cornerstone of life on earth.
The Komiti o Feau Eseese has asked the General Assembly of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa for an additional $2million to complete the renovations of the John Williams building. This is according a copy of its report for the 2018 Conference, which is held in Malua this week.
The One Million Stars to end violence project by Samoan master weaver, Maryann Talia Pau, was one of the most talked about public art installation in the world this year. The record breaking public installation at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games was the end point for a project that started out in 2012 when the exhibiting artist found an outlet to respond to a tragic event.
The Congregational Christian Church of Samoa’s annual payment of $1.7 million to the Samoa National Provident Fund (S.N.P.F.) for their $15.11 million loan should be reconsidered. That is the recommendation by the Komiti o Feau Eseese in their report leaked to the media. The loan from the S.N.P.F. was to assist with the building of the Jubilee Church project and other developments.
There was no consultation between the National Health Services and Ministry of Health prior to submitting the merge proposal to Cabinet for their review. That is what the Director General of the Ministry of Health, Leausa Dr. Take Naseri told the Commission of Inquiry appointed by Cabinet to consider the proposed organisational structure for the re-merge of the National Health Services and Ministry of Health.
Supreme Court Justice Tafaoimalo Leilani Tuala-Warren has denied the bail application for the 18-year-old murder defendant. Ietitaia Misialofa of Fogasavai’i is accused in the murder of a man from Vailoa last month. The deceased was found dead on the side of the road with severe injuries to his head.
This week, Samoa will be localizing the Ocean Health Index (OHI) – a framework and tool for assessing the benefits people derive from the ocean – in partnership with Conservation International (CI), the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
The hearing of former Immigration Officer, David Nomereta Uaine, has been postponed. Uaine from Tuana’i faces 32 criminal charges in connection to the alleged selling of Samoan passports online.
For the first time, the Government of Samoa, through the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (M.N.R.E.) is celebrating the importance of Land and Soil not only as an asset and natural identity but also as a natural resource.
The man who proposed to set up Samoa’s third university has had his plans seriously derailed. Instead of running the “The Oceania A+ Educational solution University (O.A.E.S.U)” which he planned at Poutasi Falealili, Christopher Gounder, has found himself in Police custody at Tafa’igata.
Think a minute…You may have heard the saying: “Joy shared is joy doubled.” Giving is not a sacrifice, it is an investment. We actually get back much more than we give.
Samoa in 1998 accessed the Convention to Combat Desertification or Land Degradation.
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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