The President of the Land and Titles Court, Fepulea'i Attila Ropati’s “special leave” has its perks. It includes the Court’s vehicle assigned to him and his pay.
A landslide on the East Coast of Upolu interrupted traffic yesterday morning. The landslide occurred between the villages of Lauli’i and Luatuanu’u. Eyewitness, Tuia Faletau from Afulilo Aleipata told Samoa Observer the landslide could’ve cost someone’s life if it wasn’t for God.
Lady Anglers are no delicate flowers at sea when it comes to rigging their own baits or catching fish that weigh more than they do. It was not exception for the ladies competing in the Samoa International Game Fishing Tournament when they kicked off on Wednesday showing an array of different skills ranging from the serious to the social but nonetheless making their presence known.
The decision by the Samoa Law Society to suspend the practicing certificate of lawyer, Pa’u Tafaogalupe Mulitalo, “was too severe”. So says Unasa Iunu Sapolu in response to questions from the Samoa Observer. Pa’u’s suspension was confirmed in a letter by the S.L.S. Secretary, Rebecca Schuster, where he’s accused of breaching the Lawyers and Legal Practitioners Act.
The former Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, will break his long held silence over fears about the alienation of customary lands today. He will do this during a press conference at his Tuaefu residence where he will deliver a paper on the issue. The press conference was confirmed in a letter from his Office earlier this week.
The Village Mayor of Ti’avea, Tuiavi’i Poloma Eteuati, has set the record straight with regards to an incident which the Police said happened at Tiavea. In a letter to the Ministry of Police, Tuiavi’i has asked the Police to correct their report on the matter.
Living within her means has so long been part of Nima Nuusa’s life. The mother of seven from Afega needs so much in life, only because it would make life more convenient for her.
Day two of the Samoa International Game Fishing tournament brought good news for the Savai’i boat who finally made it on the board. American, Dale Withington who is here from Malaysia was very pleased with his catch of the day after finally securing two yellow fins and a barracuda with some serious weight.
Sexually transmitted infection, Syphilis, is found to be present among sex workers in Samoa. This is according to the Ministry of Health’s Global Aids Monitoring report 2018 for the period between January and December 2017.
The death of a 16-year-old girl from Lotoso’a Saleimoa is now the subject of a Police investigation. This is according to Police Media Spokesperson, Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo, who said the matter was reported to them last week.
Tupuola Sione and wife, Fa’alogo Sissy Vuki, from St. George, Utah in America, presented $15,000 to the Fire and Emergency Service (F.E.S.A.) yesterday. “On behalf of the Prime Minister, who is also the Minister for F.E.S.A. and the National Emergency Call Centre, the S.F.E.A.
CHIEFLY TITLES HONOUR: Savea Fa’atalale, Savea Folole, Savea Lolesio, Savea Sinati and Savea Sagato. Five new Savea title holders were blessed at Falefa last week.
The road to success is not easy. Ask Reverend Dr. Selota Maliko and he will tell you this. His journey to becoming a Lecturer at the Piula Theological College was not an easy one. In 2011, he was chosen by the Methodist Church in Samoa to undertake a five-year PhD study in Philosophy at the University of Otago.
St. Joseph’s Primary School in Leauva’a was presented its first “chicken coop” library by 12-year-old Epifania Tusani from Auckland, New Zealand, yesterday. The chicken coop mini library was inspired by her father, Tuala Tusani’s childhood stories of growing up in Samoa.
Tosimaea Tupua is the newest addition to the legal family in Samoa. The former journalist was admitted to the bar before Chief Justice His Honour Patu Tiavasu’e Falefatu Sapolu this week. Chief Justice Patu challenged Tosimaea to aim high.
A heavy rain warning is now in place for all of Samoa. People living in low-lying areas and flood prone areas are also advised to take extra precautions as heavy rainfall is forecasted throughout the week for the country.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi is in London this week. He is among World and Pacific leaders attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (C.H.O.G.M.) being held there. The Prime Minister is accompanied by the Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Agafili Tomaimano Shem Leo, and the Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Peseta Noumea Simi.
Think a minute…A famous man said: “Words are the most powerful drug used by mankind. They are like nitroglycerine: they can blow up bridges or heal hearts.” It all depends on how we use them: as a weapon to hurt or an instrument to heal.
I have elsewhere contrasted two metaphors for the work of constitution-making.
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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