The Ministry of Finance has flatly rejected a proposal for an additional $10 million for the second phase of the Tanumalala Prison facility. The rejection was confirmed by the Minister of Prison Services and Corrections, Tialavea Tionisio Hunt, in response to questions from the Samoa Observer. “It was flatly denied by the Ministry of Finance,” he said adding that “they only approved $2.9 million.”
A video has surfaced of armed young man ransacking the Salelologa Market as trouble on the big island unfolds. The video shows a mother trying to collect her products – which appear to be a cooler of ice cakes – as a group of young men walk through the market in a threatening manner. Some are armed with sticks while one man is carrying a gun.
Savai’i residents heading to the wharf to board the Lady Samoa were stuck in traffic as the road was blocked between Salelologa and Salelavalu this morning. According to reports out of Savai’i; men between Salelologa blocked the road near Salelavalu. Rocks were reportedly thrown.
A woman who drove one of two cars involved in a near-fatal collision at Vailima on Saturday afternoon is fighting for her life at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital. The driver of the white sedan travelling up the hill, when it attempted to overtake another vehicle, which led to the collision, is in a coma.
All is well that ends well. That’s how it was hundreds of members of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa on Friday. After two weeks of their annual conference, the curtains fell on the annual pilgrimage with the election of new officers.
The Samoa Cancer Society (S.C.S.), in partnership with Ministry of Health, are co-hosting a National Palliative Care Forum starting tomorrow, at the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel.
Police have arrested two men in connection with the brutal death of a 53-year-old man from Vailele. This was confirmed by Police Superintendent and Media Spokesperson, Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo.
The Government’s decision to tax the Head of State and Church Ministers is the beginning of the “downfall” of Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi’s administration. The claim was made during the general debate at the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa’s (C.C.C.S.) General Assembly at Malua when the issue of taxation was raised.
The Samoa Sports Dispute Tribunal has recommended dissolving the current Samoa Amateur Boxing Association (S.A.B.A.) Executive. The Tribunal was chaired by Justice Mata Keli Tuatagaloa with members including Tuisugaletaua Aveau Sofara and Rev. Dr. Siaosi Salesulu.
A resident of Alafua has raised concerns about what he called the “irresponsible attitude” of the Electric Power Corporation (E.P.C.) workers towards the public. Charlie Mansfield told the Sunday Samoan that for the past two weeks, E.P.C. workers did not care to remove the trees they had cut along the public road that connects the main road to the other residences that live on his side.
Two cars collided on Cross Island Cross Road in Vailima around 12.55 p.m. yesterday resulting in injuries. Eyewitnesses say a woman in a white sedan was travelling up the hill and may have been trying to overtake another vehicle when she collided with an oncoming black vehicle, which was being driven by another woman who had backseat passengers.
People are one of the main reasons Charlie and her sister, Katie Wilkinson keep returning to Samoa.
Think a minute…Imagine this rich, successful young man. He’s well educated and owns a big, beautiful house. He lives and travels first class! Yet even with all his success he still goes to church and is a humble, good person. Of course, he’s not perfect.
As we all very much know, having a job is or must be an integral part of our everyday life. We all yearn for one. That is for sure. What we don’t know is, how do we go about getting “our” job. Period. That is the purpose of this article.
Banking whispers Whispers about the change of ownership for a major player in the banking industry in Samoa has been laughed off.
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