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S.A.T.V.E.T.I. EXECUTIVE: L-R Secretary - Leali’ifano Easter Manila Silipa, Vice President - Namulauulu Tavita Leaumoana, President - James Ah Fook, Treasurer - Rosita Esera and Executive Member - Kuinimeri Tamati.

The return of S.A.T.V.E.T.I.

The Samoa Association of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Institutions (S.A.T.V.E.T.I.) held a special meeting on Friday 10th August 2018, at T.A.T.T.E. conference room to reconvene and elect new Executive. 

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Participants at the Alcohol and Cancer Free Talanoa Session at Lotofaga, Safata Congregational Christian Church Parish.

Talanoa session spreads healthy living message

More than fifty villagers from Safata District, turned up at the Alcohol and Cancer Free Talanoa Session, held at the Lotofaga, Safata Congregational Christian Church Parish. 

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SPEAKER OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF SAMOA: Leaupepe Taimaaiono Toleafoa Faafisi.

Important role of Members of Parliament highlighted

A two-day seminar aimed at recognising and promoting the significant role that Members of Parliament (M.P.) play in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (S.D.G's) will be held in Samoa this week, from 22 – 23 August, at Taumeasina Island Resort. 

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Local chef, Sialaoa Mailata, in his element doing what he does best and loves to do – prepping meals for Samoa Airways. PC: OneLook Communications.

Samoa Airways and Aggie’s make dining in the sky a real Samoan experience

Food plays a large part in defining our experiences, especially in Samoa. If the food was good, everything else that wasn’t was overlooked.

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A total of $2.66 million in unpaid customs declarations is owed to the Ministry of Revenue (M.O.R.).  This was revealed by the Auditor’s Report for the period November 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014.

Ministry yet to collect $2 million in customs fees

A total of $2.66 million in unpaid customs declarations is owed to the Ministry of Revenue (M.O.R.). This was revealed by the Auditor’s Report for the period November 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014.

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AN UNHEALTHY LIFESTYLE: Home of Flora Ieremia and her children.

Mother shares her family’s struggles

Unemployed and without a consistent water supply, a mother of five has a lot to think about. Flora Ieremia 27, of Alamagoto contacted the Village Voice team to share her plight and to also seek assistance. She said her children are her main priority. 

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IMPRESSED: Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi with Cabinet Ministers visiting the Tanumapua Farm Wednesday this week.

Tanumapua bananas ready for export

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi walked away impressed with the Tanumapua Farm swift recovery from Hurricane Gita at the end of a brief tour by Cabinet Wednesday this week.

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President of the Samoa Tag Incorporated -Faaofonuu Leota with Head of Finance for B.S.P. Samoa - Jennifer Ula-Fruean.

Samoa Tag gets $5000 sponsorship

Samoa Tag Incorporated has received $5000 from Bank South Pacific (B.S.P.) for the Teuila Tag Tournament. The cheque was presented to the President of Samoa Tag Incorporated, Faaofonuu Leota at the B.S.P. boardroom on Friday. 

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Samoa Touch Incorporated receives financial backing from B.S.P. - Asiata Seve Gerard Anapu with Jennifer Ula-Fruean.

B.S.P. secures championship naming rights

Bank South Pacific (B.S.P.) has secured the naming rights for the National Elite Touch Championships. A cheque of $6000 and merchandise worth $3000 was presented to the Samoa Touch Referee director and representative of the Samoa Touch Rugby Inc., Asiata Seve Gerard Anapu at the bank’s main branch in Apia

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LOOMING BAN ON PLASTICS:  New steel cutlery at Krush Smoothie and Juice bar is better for your wallet and for the environment.

Local cafes to go plastic free

Local cafes are taking steps to become plastic-free and use alternative products in line with the looming ban on plastics by the Government. 

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FORMER MANU SAMOA PLAYER: Daniel Leo celebrate a try during a Pool D match, South Africa v Samoa, 2011 IRB Rugby World Cup. North Harbour Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. Friday 30 September 2011.

Gender diversity won’t help Pacific players

The membership increase of the World Rugby Council to include women will not help Pacific rugby player’s welfare, says a Pacific rugby players organisation. The World Rugby Council (W.R.C) last year increased its seats from 32 to 49, and all the new positions went to women.

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National Health Service general manager, Palanitina Tupuimatagi Toelupe

N.H.S. tells family to be “honest”

National Health Service general manager, Palanitina Tupuimatagi Toelupe, has rubbished claims by a family that hospital staff’s negligence led to their son’s paralysis. One-year-old Tovanse Meni was taken to the Moto’otua Hospital last year with high fever and later admitted for pneumonia.

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Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi.

Cabinet to respond to inquiry findings

The Cabinet will issue a response to the findings of a Commission of Inquiry that reviewed the proposed merger between the Ministry of Health (M.O.H.) and the National Health Services (N.H.S.). Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi said the findings of the inquiry were discussed by the Cabinet recently and it agreed on a new structure for the merger.

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Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi.

P.M. says request to write off loans “embarrassing”

A request to write off loans is an embarrassment and it does not look good for any country, says Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi.

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CONTROLLER AND CHIEF AUDITOR: Fuimaono Camillo Afele.

$640,217 ticketing machine queried

The Samoa Airport Authority (S.A.A.) spent more than half a million tala on a parking ticketing machine. This was revealed by the Controller and Chief Auditor, Fuimaono Camillo Afele, in his report to Parliament for the financial year ending 30 June 2013. The report says that the auditors found upon their review of fixed assets that an amount totaling $529,398.77 was paid for the new ticketing machine project in 2013.

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LOVING SAMOA: Melanie Murphy.

A paradise in the Pacific

Samoa is a paradise in the heart of the Pacific, says Melanie Murphy. Melanie, who lives in Auckland, New Zealand, flew into Samoa on August 6 for a relaxing holiday and to do a lot of sightseeing around the island.

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BACK TO HER ROOTS: Fuatai Mataia, Troy Mataia and Titus Mataia.

Home is the best destination

No matter where you are in the world, there is no place like home. So says Fuatai Mataia, a Samoan who was born and bred in the islands and moved to Colorado, United States at the age of 20. 

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SAMOA BUSINESS NETWORK: The A.G.M. was attended by S.B.N. members who were interested to find out more about the future plans of the organisation in Samoa.

Samoa Business Network reflects on past year, looks to the future

The Samoa Business Network, Samoa branch, held their Annual General Meeting at the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel last week.  

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The benefit is not only for the Samoa Water Authority (S.W.A.) in saving water loss but also the customers of S.W.A. for paying high water bills per month.

Japan helps Samoa deal with water leak detection

Are you shocked by the massive increase in your water bill? Customer can easily monitor leakage in house by checking the customer meters. 

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Aspiring scientists: Vaiala Beach School Science Fair winners and participants.

Vaiala Beach School Science Fair inspires

Vaiala Beach School showcased their annual science fair on Thursday ending with prizegiving for the winners of the science fair competition.

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Think a Minute

Mistakes make money

Think a minute…A young man bought a plane ticket to Auckland, New Zealand. Later when he got home and looked closely at his ticket, he saw the travel agent had sold him a ticket to Oakland, California.

Columns

“Se’i mai le mui’a’a; tau mai na o le pua e ulā”

There is a common Samoan saying: “Tau mai na o le pua e ulā; se’i mai le mui’a’a” – “Pick only the most fragrant of frangipani; harvest the royal roots”. It is both a directive and a gentle plea.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

Those parking meters A lot has been said about the Government’s move to install parking meters - good and bad.

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