The Chinese Ambassador Wang Xuefeng visited three schools, this week. He was accompanied by the Minister of Revenue, Tialavea Tionisio Hunt. The schools visited were St. Peters School at Falefa, Taelefaga Primary School and Lona Primary School at Fagaloa.
‘‘We want everyone to access this number free of charge and we’ve activated the number for all to call. We are also calling on other service providers to zero rate this number for their networks. That way everyone in Samoa with a phone can call 800 6438 for free” - Country Manager Alex Abraham
A graduation ceremony was held on Friday at the Police Headquarters for 17 Police and Maritime Officers. It was to recognize their completion of the United States Coast Guard’s Boarding Officer Course.
Coming of age is usually celebrated with much fanfare. However a journey of 21 years for Sails Restaurant was celebrated in a low key, personal style with family, friends and the business community, over the last two weeks of July.
The Chairman of the Bank South Pacific Group (B.S.P.), Sir Kostas Constantinou, is optimistic about the future of the banking sector – especially the growth of their business in Samoa and the Pacific. In fact, he has made a promise to the people of Samoa to improve their services because they want to be around for many years to come.
At long last there is something positive about rugby. Yesterdays, the Samoa Under 18 Sevens team secured gold medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas. Samoa overcame England in the final, 10-5.
There is no secret to maintaining peace in Samoa. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has told the Sunday Samoan that everyone contributes a peaceful country – and that is the secret. He credited the work of the Village Councils and the thousands of prayer warriors in Samoa.
When Herbert of Sweden met Sina of Samoa on a hike in the mountains of Nepal seven years ago– he never imagined that he would find himself in Samoa making another life changing trek.
Think a minute…Have you heard of the new emotional sickness called Sudden Wealth Syndrome? It happens to people who suddenly become rich by winning a big lottery jackpot, inheriting a lot of money, or other quick ways.
A good friend, smart also, once told me I live with ghosts. By ghosts he was referring to my childhood days.
7 QUESTIONS THAT ARE KEEPING US AWAKE 1. So come July 26, the day after the current Tui Atua is no longer the Head of State, is he still His Highness? 2. After being addressed as His Highness for 10 years, what new honorific if any, will he be known by?
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