The Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U.) has endorsed the proposal of having a combined Pacific Islands rugby team enter Super Rugby. S.R.U.’s Chief Executive Officer, Faleomavaega Vincent Fepuleai, revealed this to the Samoa Observer during an interview on Monday.
Church Ministers in Samoa – including the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S.) - have been put on notice. Should they insist on not paying their taxes by 30 June 2018, the Ministry of Revenue will use the power of the law to hold them accountable. That includes the threat of fines and further charges.
The $30,000 donated by Tautua i Puapuaga o Tagata (T.P.P.T.) of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S.) to the National Kidney Foundation will go a long way to assist the increasing numbers of dialysis patients. This is according to National Kidney Foundation General Manager, Mulipola Iose Hazelman, who said they have been very fortunate with the monetary assistance offered by the T.P.P.T.
The Nelson brothers were out to enjoy Samoa’s sandy beaches when they came across more than 10 kilogrammes of lithium battery found around the coast of Safata. Richard and Stephen were disappointed after uncovering the batteries and took their frustration on social media. Richard pointed out that walking along the coast of Samoa; you’ll be seeing white sandy beaches and lush vegetation teaming with life both on the shore and in the sea.
A 71-year-old grandmother is seeking assistance for daily necessities. Nora Normaneta Iopu told the Village Voice team she takes care of her 12-year-old grandson.
Improving access to primary and specialised care for fa’afafine and fa’atama Community in Samoa was the primary goal behind the Health Blueprint Training of Trainers.
The team at Taumeasina Island Resort is getting behind Samoa Cancer Society’s Shave, Save Or Dye campaign. And leading by example, General Manager, Nathan Bucknall, has offered up his luscious locks for the cause.
As a method of promoting healthy living, nine Project Abroad volunteers from Australia started a backyard garden project at St. Peter Chanel Primary School in Moamoa last week Tuesday.
The Strengthening Multi-Sectoral Management of Critical Landscapes for Samoa (S.M.S.M.C.L.) project under the Land Management Division of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (M.N.R.E.) was previewed yesterday.
After 40 years of helping Samoa through its bilateral relationship, China wants to do more. How to go about doing this is the goal of a Chinese delegation that is visiting Samoa for two days, meeting with different sectors of the community.
A man accused of smuggling ice estimated to be worth $60,000 into the country has changed his lawyer. Unasa Iuni Sapolu is now representing drug defendant, Tafuna Tauialo.
The Head of State, His Highness Tuimaleali’ifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II and his Masiofo, Her Highness Fa’amausili Leinafo, welcomed a very special visitor at Moto’otua yesterday. Their Highnesses welcomed Messianic Jewish leader, Pastor Benjamin Berger, who paid them a courtesy visit.
The request to waive the landing fees for Samoa Airways at Faleolo International Airport is unlikely to be granted. Instead, they are likely to be charged at a much reduced rate. So says the Minister of Works, Transport and Infrastructure, Papali’i Niko Lee Hang, who confirmed the request has yet to be approved by Cabinet.
The Associate Minister of Justice and Courts Administration, So’oalo Mene, has rejected reports that a Government vehicle assigned to him was damaged during an incident outside a local bar involving his wife last weekend. “I invite you to look at the vehicle and you can see nothing was damaged,” he said. “I had a disagreement with my wife, and yes publicly.”
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (M.N.R.E.) opened the commemoration of Land and Soil week at Malaefatu, Sogi yesterday. Based on the theme “Sustainable Management of Land Degradation in Samoa: Sustain me to feed you”, the day started with an early morning float parade competition for farmers and schools.
An 18-year-old boy accused in a murder case has asked the Supreme Court for permission to be released on bail. Ietitaia Misialofa of Fogasavai’i appeared in Court yesterday. He pleaded not guilty to the charge of murder and being armed with a dangerous weapon.
A great sense of excitement summed up one of the packed livelihood training sessions for the Nofotane Project, hosted by the village of Lano Savaii for the Faasaleleaga No. 4 constituency.
The annual conference for the biggest denomination in Samoa, the E.F.K.S. Church, officially begins today. Hundreds of church members from all over the world are gathering at the Malua Theological College compound for the annual pilgrimage where church leaders discuss future plans for the church.
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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