The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (S.P.R.E.P) has been recognised as the Pacific regional node for the Global Partnership on Marine Litter (G.P.M.L).
Forty-eight year old Vaasili Piula of Lotopa is urging the government to reassess the increase of fees with things such as passport, prizes of goods in shops as well as many other things.
Meet Tulua Samasoni and her daughter Senia Maiava of Vailele-uta. They were walking on the Fagalii road delivering peanuts when the Village Voice met up with them.
The winners of the Samoa Observer Schools Short story competition were presented with their prizes on Thursday at S.S.A.B’s Conference room.
“Oute mitamita i lo’u faasinomaga o le Samoa Moni.” That was the theme of L.D.S Church College’s Culture day held on Thursday, which was a splendid way to bring term 3 to an end for students and teachers.
Max and Karen Orley were on a mission. They were heading to the Information Centre in Apia to find what is there there to see in Upolu having just discovered that their accommodation was a little further out than they intended to be.
Channeling the Von Trapp family from the Sound of Music, the Roa family was a colourful bunch as they walked in a line behind their matriarch along Apia’s beach road when Dear Tourist met them.
Carolyn and Kevin look very much at home lounging around the pool at Stevenson’s at Manase. The Dear Tourist finds out very quickly that the couple have a rental suite there and that this is their seventh time to Samoa.
Members of the Apia Hash House Harriers have presented $16,000 to the Patron of the Goshen Trust and former Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi.
“The ocean and its resources continue to be critical to the livelihoods of our people and region. The impacts of Climate Change, Illegal Unregulated Unreported fishing and overfishing are threatening the sustainability of this crucial resource of our region” – Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi
When you have love in your heart, struggles will fade away. For Tavita Makeki, 53, from Tuanai and Sagone, he believes love keeps us working even when you don’t feel like it. And love makes so many other things possible.
The expensive cost of living is contributing to hardship and the rise of poverty in Samoa. This is the firm opinion of Vaina Tuia, a 53-year-old-mother from the village of Utuali’i.
After successfully bidding for a prize at a charity auction in Canberra, self proclaimed travel philosophers, Glenn and Julie Hughes have found themselves heading to Samoa.
Nauru President Baron Waqa has indicated an $8,000 visa fee for journalists will be waived when his country hosts the Pacific Islands Forum next year. He was responding to questions raised by the regional media at the conclusion of the Pacific Forum Leaders meeting in Apia earlier this month.
Samoa’s new international airline, Samoa Airways, is exploring the acquisition of the world’s largest twin jet airplane, the Boeing 777, as it’s next plane of choice. In a press release, the Minister responsible for Polynesian Airlines, Lautafi Fio Selafi Purcell indicated the airline will introduce the state of the art aircraft within a couple of years.
The delayed in granting entry permits for Samoan nationals to travel to Amerika Samoa has led to complaints registered with the Ministry of Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Think a minute…Buzzards and bees are very different in their eating habits. Buzzards fly circling above looking for animals that are either hurt or dead. Then they swoop down to tear and feast on it until it is gone.
Only a few more days to go before New Zealand voters find out whether the National Party will have a fourth term in government.
NUMBERS PLEASE Is it our imagination or has there been a genuine upsurge in the number of tourists in Samoa? We say genuine, because we are not counting those who are our own ‘sons and daughters (and other aiga) for the return home’!
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