Member of Parliament, Olo Fiti Va’ai is calling on Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi to step down as the Chairman of the Samoa Rugby Union. Olo also challenged Tuilaepa to appoint himself as the new Head Coach for the Manu Samoa.
The Chinese Embassy hosted a farewell reception for 22 students who have been awarded scholarships to study in China. Samoa’s Chinese Ambassador, H.E. Wang Xuefeng congratulated all the students who are making the journey to China to further their studies in universities in various cities.
Samoa’s National 2AP Radio Senior Reporter, Meritiana Oti, has been awarded an international fellowship from the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma.
Samoa’s freedom fighter, successful entrepreneur and a man who did not shy away from defying world leaders he did not feel uncomfortable with during his time, the late Ta’isi Olaf Frederick Nelson was honoured yesterday during the launch of a book dedicated to his life, at his old home at Tuaefu.
Samoa Breweries hosted a tasting of their newly-available alcoholic product called ‘MONI’ at their headquarters at Vaitele on Friday. MONI consists of five different flavours including, Le Moana (Blue), Le Afi (Red) , Le La (Yellow), Le Mauga (Green) and Le Masina (White).
The Minister of Public Enterprises, Lautafi Fio Purcell has leapt to the defence of the Samoa Airways logo following criticism and numerous public complaints. Citing costs and priority spending, Lautafi reassured the public that they will change their opinions once they see it on the tail of the plane.
It has been said that family is where life begins. And it is within families where trouble begins as well; that’s if the parents are not carrying out their duties anymore.
Solomona Vasasou Leiataua is not new to the world of farming and fishing. The 28 year old said that this is his way of earning a living and supporting his family.
A young couple who spent almost three weeks in Samoa says they’ve had the best holiday. Michael O’brien and partner Georgina Valention heard about Samoa by word of mouth.
The Samoa Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Samoa In-country Training Programme of the Oloamanu Centre for Professional Development and Continuing Education of NUS, hosted a 5 half day course on Credit Management and Debt Recovery this past week.
The Samoa School Principal Association hosted a welcoming dinner for the Under 18 Gold Medalists team from the recent Commonwealth Youth Games in Bahamas at the Taumeasina Island Resort.
The president and owner of McDonald’s Restaurant, Tautolo Aogaleatu Charlie Tautolo is a man on a mission. There is currently one McDonalds in Samoa located in the heart of Apia.
A work release programme is in the pipeline for inmates in Samoa, says the Minister of Prison and Correction Services, Tialavea Tionisio Hunt. In an interview with the Samoa Observer, Tialavea said the issue has been discussed amongst the stakeholders and it’s something the government is seriously looking at.
Vaiala Beach School students really know their Science, and what’s more, they can tell you all about it. This is the second year that the school has held a Science Fair and the quality of all their projects has really impressed the judges, the teachers, parents and peers.
United Nations, Human Rights experts who are in Samoa for a 10-day fact-finding mission, have concluded an open dialogue on ‘taboo’ subjects, the meaning of the ‘Samoan way of life’ (Fa’asamoa) and ensuring women’s rights to equality within the family.
It was an emotional moment for historian and author, Dr. Patricia O’Brien, on Wednesday evening. She was at the National University of Samoa standing in front of dignitaries, members of the Diplomatic Corps, and invited guests in the Samoan Fale there, and she was about to deliver her presentation on her book, ‘Tautai", about the life and history of Ta’isi O.F. Nelson.
Think a minute…During a football game of Augsburg University in the U.S., Augsburg was losing. Then late in the game, defensive tackle David Stevens was put in to play and sparked a comeback in his Augsburg teammates.
Early in 2015, Dr Peter Swain paid me a courtesy visit at my office.
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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