Leulumoega welcomed five new titleholders last week. One of the titles bestowed is the paramount chiefly title ‘Ailaoolamai.’ The other title was Sulufau.
The Ombudsman’s Office hosted the first Samoa Faafafine Association (S.F.A.) and law enforcements guidelines and standards workshop last week. The Samoa Stationery and Books conference room was occupied by representatives from the Ministry of Police, Ministry of Prisons and Corrections, and the S.F.A. for the two-day workshop, which concluded on Thursday.
More seasonal workers from Samoa are heading to work in New Zealand. This is made possible under the partnership of the Government of Samoa and the Silver Fern Farms in New Zealand. At the farewell ceremony for 100 workers yesterday, Samoan Recognised Seasonal Employer Liaison Officer, Lemalu Nele Leilua said this year, the number of those recruited has increased with the addition of the Pacific Labor Scheme and the Pacific Partnership Scheme.
A one-year-old girl died at Lotopa last Friday as a result of a freaky incident where she was run over when a vehicle at home was reversed into her. The driver has been charged with negligent driving causing death. The incident was confirmed by the Police yesterday.
The father of a girl diagnosed with cancer and fighting for her life in a United States hospital has appealed to Samoans to pray for his daughter. Audrey Anusaga Lonise Lefono, 10, from the villages of Apia, Falefa, Luatuanuu and Leauvaa suffers from Acute Myeloid Leukemia, which is a form of cancer. She has been admitted at the Seattle Children’s Hospital in Washington, U.S.
A 12-year-old girl has donated $2,000 tala to the Little Sisters of the Poor at the Mapuifagalele Home. Seirosa Wallwork Lamb was inspired by the work of the Little Sisters of the Poor, so she decided to donate the money she raised from her Cookies for Charity project last Saturday.
A District Court Judge yesterday described two motorists’ screeching of their vehicle tyres out of respect for a boy who died in a car crash as a “beautiful tribute”. Orlando Keil and Scott Levi were charged by the police with reckless driving, with the former also facing a charge of driving an unregistered vehicle. This followed their actions on July 31 this year, when they drove their vehicles on to Tuanaimato road and Vaea Street, and screeched their tyres thereby making it dangerous to the public.
The Unit Trust of Samoa (U.T.O.S.) is mourning the death of their long serving Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O.), Sa’u Justina Sa’u. Sa’u, 43, of Apolima-uta and Sinamoga, was found dead on Sunday morning. “The Board and Management of the Unit Trust of Samoa are deeply sad to confirm the untimely passing of its C.E.O. Sa’u Justina Sa’u,” a statement issued by U.T.O.S. yesterday said.
Manu Samoa’s new coach, Steve Jackson, remains focussed on the job. Despite the controversy, politics and hurt feelings surrounding the appointment of the Manu Samoa coaching role, Jackson, who met with Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi yesterday (see story), remains optimistic.
New head coach for Manu Samoa Steve Jackson met Prime Minister and Chairman of the Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U.), Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, yesterday at the Government building. The Prime Minister personally congratulated Mr. Jackson and told him to “just enjoy it.” “You have my full support and the support of the board,” he said.
Samoa is setting a legacy when it comes to accommodation for athletes and officials who will be attending the 2019 Pacific Games in Apia next year. For the first time in the 55 year old history of the Games, athletes and officials will not be staying in a Games Village instead accommodation will be outsourced to the private sector, which includes hotels and private homes.
The Football Federation Samoa (F.F.S.) in partnership with the National Advocacy Organization of People with Disabilities hosted a two-day course training on the Just Play Programme at Tuanaimato.
We humans have always had the tendency to exploit our natural environment – nothing new there. But let’s put all other environmental exploitations aside and focus on our marine ecosystems, and how human activities threaten it daily.
The Audit Office has submitted the Irregularity and the Audit Report for the Government for the financial year ending June, 2017. The submission of the report on October 3, 2018 means that the Audit Office is now up to date in all its reports on the Government’s use of public funding up to the last financial year.
The Government’s total debt as of June 2018 remains at $1.1 billion tala. This is according to the Ministry of Finance quarterly bulletin for the financial year 2017-2018. The $1.1 billion debt is similar to the figure released by the Samoa Bureau of Statistics Financial Statistics for the December 2017 quarter.
At a young age, Christopher Adolfo Krieg knows how to become a successful entrepreneur. Chris, as he is commonly referred to, is 26 years old and is a shared owner of the Eris’ Tattoo and Barber Shop located at Matautu. He’s a tattooist and he loves what he does because it’s basically his passion and it makes him happy.
The exact number of athletes expected to converge in Samoa for the 2019 Pacific Games would not be determined until Games time. But until then, the Games Organising Committee will work according to data and analysis collected from previous Games in terms of accommodating athletes and officials.
Local band Ebur Band launched their first album to mark their one-year anniversary. The formation of the band was the result of band member Faith Amiatu Sitivi’s vision to start a band. They originally began with four members and expanded to six.
Think a minute…In a U.S. national spelling contest, an 11-year-old girl was asked to spell a certain word. With her soft voice the judges were not sure if she spelled the word with the letter A or E.
In his article “Geoengineering worsen climate and hurts Paris Agreement” (October 11, 2018, posted online October 15, 2018), Fiu Mataése Elisara, Executive Director – O.L.S.S.I contends geoengineering (climate engineering) “…is a deliberate attempt by the rich to distract from the real priorities of fossil fuel emission reductions.
No media The British American Tobacco Company, previously known as Rothmans, celebrated a milestone at Robert Louis Stevenson Museum last night. It was their 40th birthday in Samoa.
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