For 20 years, Tuli Stowers has seen the benefits of being a forester. Her home in a nine-acre land in Leauvaa uta is surrounded by plants, which she earns $600-$800 tala from weekly by selling them at the Fugalei Market.
A self-motivated young woman has dreams of creating an innovative platform to facilitate learning across industry sectors and national borders in Samoa. Olisana Mariner, 22, together with her father launched The Hub on 1st January this year.
Women have lost confidence in the Samoa public health system following the deaths of two toddlers in Savai’i last week. A mother and grandmother, Lipena Heremoni of Tulaele spoke to the Weekend Observer saying she has lost confidence in the services offered by the hospital.
A criminal currently behind bars for sexual assault has been given another 10 months for attempting to smuggle drugs into Tafa’igata prison. Thirty-five-year-old Werner Tofilau of Iva is serving an eight-year sentence for rape and indecent assault and was scheduled to be released in 2022.
The Luatuanu’u village council has asked the Government to lift the ban on its people accessing employment opportunities abroad and playing in rugby tournaments. In April this year a fight erupted during a rugby match at Saoluafata between Luatuanu’u and Falefa and this led to the Luatuanu’u blocking the road.
Sixteen-year-old Grace Ah Young, of Samoa College, is the winner of the inaugural S.S.A.B. Impromptu Speech competition. She spoke about the topic: “Is Samoa’s Educational System good? If not why?” The Owner of S.S.A.B. Tofilau Fiti Leung Wai said she was impressed with the caliber of speakers and is looking forward to making the competition an annual event. The competition is among activities the company is using to mark its 10th year anniversary. This is a transcript of what Grace Ah Young said:
A valued National Pacific Insurance (N.P.I.) customer recently called NPI directly from the ambulance immediately after a horror motor vehicle accident in Tuana’imato, Apia.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has assured that no stone will be left unturned in the investigation of the deaths of two babies in Savai’i who died after being vaccinated last week.
Plans by the Government to build a ‘bed and breakfast hotel’ at the Mulifanua wharf have been cricitised by a motel owner, who said the State should not compete with local businesses.
Prosecutor for the Ministry of Police, Inspector Solomona Natia, will appear in the District Court next week. He has been charged with careless driving and failing to comply with lawful requirement under the road traffic regulation.
The McDonald Restaurant’s unisex toilet is in the spotlight with customers concerned that is not safe for public use. Customers say the location of the toilet at the back of the restaurant and its sharing with members of the opposite sex made it unsafe, especially for women and girls.
The Methodist Church has a new President. Reverend Faulalo Leti Paaga was elected to the position during their annual conference underway at Faleula this week. Reverend Faulalo will take over from the incumbent President, Reverend Apineru Lafai. The 59-year-old is from the villages of Sale’imoa, Nu’uuli and Manu’a, American Samoa.
All inquiries into the deaths of the two toddlers in Savai'i have been referred to the Office of the Attorney General. This was confirmed by the Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Health, Leausa Dr. Take Naseri, in response to questions from the Samoa Observer.
Think a minute…A man was cleaning his car with a special brush when a little girl who had been watching him said, “My daddy has a brush like that to clean his car too.” “Really!” said the man. “What kind of car does your daddy have?”
Well, how does the morning break for you besides prayers? I am at a crossroads with words and waking up with birds chirping.
Of ‘Papa Stui’ and fa’afafines Well it looks like some customers have kicked up a big stink about McDonald’s Unisex toilet.
© Samoa Observer 2016
Developed by Samoa Observer in Apia