Prime Minister and climate change action advocate Tuila’epa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi is among the high-profile experts presenting at the Pacific Climate Change Conference this week at Te Papa National Museum.
Tony Lane may have been born into a different family, but he is a Samoan at heart. After so many stories he heard about Samoa, he finally gets to see the heart of the Pacific for the first time.
Samoa’s culture is what brings in the tourist dollars. Emma Kwaczynski from Jervis Bay, Australia, was walking to the bank under Samoa’s hot sun when the Dear Tourist team met her.
Informal talks have started which could see Samoa’s Recognized Seasonal Employees (R.S.E.) receiving automatic permanent residence in New Zealand.
The Minister of Prisons and Correction Services, Tialavea Tionisio Hunt, said he is reviewing the case of prisoners who have been removed from Tafa’igata Prison and placed under Police custody in Apia.
The Government has given the Tauvalaau family of Satapuala an ultimatum. They have a week, Wednesday 28 February 2018, to move. The order was confirmed by Tuaato Tauvalau Salausa, of Satapuala. But the family is not moving. She said that unless the Government pays them $1million, they are not going anywhere.
Not many people in Samoa reach the ripe old age of a hundred years. Yet today at Saina in Upolu, centenarian Anaseini ‘Tupou’ Mafo’e, is celebrating her 100th birthday. The matriarch of the family, Tupou, is joined by close to 200 relatives from all over the world, comprising her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, for a weeklong celebration.
The Ministry of Police has launched an investigation into the death of a 29-year-old mother of three, who was buried two weeks ago. This was confirmed by the Media Spokesperson and Police Superintendent, Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo. “There is an investigation ongoing right,” he said.
The Government has failed to do its part to ensure clean drinking water reaches every family in Samoa. Fili Iosefa, a mother of three who lives at Satapuala-uta, says she has been waiting for about 10 years for the Government’s water supply.
Think a minute…Recently a couple who had been married 72 years died together in the hospital. After a car accident they were put in beds beside each other, so they continually held each other’s hand.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Talofa lava! As an Indigenous Samoan, Let me first pay my respect to the Indigenous Owners of this land and thank their ancestors, past present and future, for letting me stand before you on these sacred cultural lands!
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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