A five day training on Customer Service for frontline staff last week has left the participants feeling a lot more confident about delivering at their work places. The training was delivered by Kim Chateris-Wright of Free Spirit Training and Development in New Zealand
The One Touch Ministry and Nobesity Samoa are running a “Raising Awareness for Diabetes” campaign this Saturday. A first for its kind to be held in Samoa, the campaign is known as the Global Diabetes Walk run by the World Diabetes Foundation on November 14 every year.
Following an audit of the Samoa Fire and Emergency Services Authority (F.E.S.A.), Samoa will take steps to increase its emergency management capability with the introduction of qualified fire investigators.
It was a double celebration for Jadyn Patrilita Petimara Ualesi during the weekend. The young author launched her third book “Fear to live” and celebrated her birthday at the Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi Building.
Tokelau is an atoll nation prone to the adverse impacts of extreme weather conditions (particularly tropical cyclones), climate variability (particularly drought), climate change and rising sea-level.
The management and staff of Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Resort at Mulifanua care about the community they are part of. That’s why last week, they took part in a community clean up project where staff members got down and dirty to clean up the streets where people had just dumped their rubbish – most of it plastic – without thinking about the consequences.
Samoa has been named as one of the countries with some of the “worst forms of child labour” by the United States Bureau of International Labour Affairs. The finding is contained in a six-page report released last September. A copy of the report obtained by the Samoa Observer highlights the fact that children in Samoa perform “dangerous tasks” such as street vending at all hours of night and day.
Member of Parliament, Olo Fiti Vaai, has called on the Minister of Prisons, Tialavea Tionisio Hunt, to step down. Speaking to the Samoa Observer, Olo said if he cannot fix the problems at the Prisons, then he should resign and let someone else get the job done.
The latest contribution to the promotion of the Economic and Social Development of Samoa was presented in the form of dental equipment from Japan through a handover ceremony at the dental clinic of the Tupua Tamasese Meaole (T.T.M.) Hospital.
Living in poverty means asking is a must when in dire need of assistance. In Poufa Fitufa’s case, she lives in a home that is about to collapse, a floor with holes and a kitchen table directly placed on the ground.
There is no doubt that the Scientific Research Organization of Samoa (S.R.O.S.) has achieved its mandate as the government initiative celebrated its 12th anniversary this year.
Assault charges have been filed against the step father of the seven-year-old girl who went missing for two nights in Falelauniu. Va’aiga Amosa, who had been missing since Wednesday, has been found but in an interesting twist, her step father faces allegations to assault and abuse.
The life of a prominent businessman who has made a huge difference in Samoa, Robert Geoffrey Marfleet, was celebrated during a special gathering at Taumeasina Island Resort last night. Mr. Marfleet passed away peacefully on Friday 16 February 2018 at North Shore Hospital, in Auckland New Zealand.
By letter of 13 November 2017, Telei’ai Lagipoiva Dr. Lalotoa Mulitalo Seumanutafa was invited to be an expert panellist at the Conference ‘Pacific Law, Custom and Constitutionalism: A Three Part Series: Conference 1: Aotearoa NZ and Samoa in Dialogue: Law Reforms in Customary Land Tenure, Religious Rights and Traditional Leadership” Faculty of Law, University of Auckland, 12-14 February 2018.
Think a minute…Apple Computer’s Steve Jobs’ death from cancer at the age of 56 touched millions. His impact on the world through the Macintosh computer, iPhone, iPad, iPod, and iTunes will continue for many years.
Talofa Samoa! Someone asked me the other day whether the whole food, plant based (W.F.P.B.) diet that M.E.T.I. is promoting can help reverse heart disease. The answer is a loud YES.
THE BEST A big fa’amalo to the skilled and courageous E.P.C. staff who braved the winds and rain to restore power from broken and dangerous power lines on Cross Island Road on Wednesday night in pitch darkness.
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