Water is life and life is all about water. That’s according to 26-year-old mother, Lizafrieda, from the village of Samalaeulu in the Itu-o-Tane side of Savai’i. The village sustained the most damage during Tropical Cyclone Gita.
Samoa Stationery and Books (S.S.A.B.), Farmer Joe and Eveni Carruthers have teamed up to give their customers something extra special. As part of S.S.A.B.’s Back to School Promotion, they are giving their customers $5,000 worth of gift vouchers.
The Bank South Pacific (B.S.P.) is offering a cyclone relief “Principal and Interest” repayment holiday for all their valuable customers. B.S.P. Samoa Country Manager, Taitu’uga Maryann Lameko-Vaai, made the annoucement last week.
A convicted burglar and thief, Lua Leasuasu, has been sentenced to three years and seven months. The sentencing was handed down by Chief Justice, His Honour Patu Tiava’asu’e Falefatu Sapolu.
Sinalei Reef Resort celebrated their 22nd birthday yesterday with a bang! The Beach Bash attracted more than 150 guests to enjoy the sandy beach, icy cold drinks, lots of food with the famous Ardijah Band providing top notch music and entertainment.
A local chef, who is employed at the Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital, is fighting for his life at the hospital. He is in critical condition after he was set upon and assaulted outside of the hospital last week. The incident has left his family, Police and hospital staff horrified.
Former Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, has reportedly admitted he was “pressured into signing the Land Title Registration Act in 2008” when he was in office.
Twenty customers who shopped at Samoa Stationery and Books (S.S.A.B.) during their Meka Back to School promotion are winners. Samsung Galaxy S8+ phone which is the newest brand of Samsung smartphones in the market, H.P. laptops, stereos, bluetooth speakers, nextbook were among a number of products given away by S.S.A.B. These items valued at more than $20,000.
The minimum wage should be increased in proportion to match the cost of living. So says Tusi Tamate of Siusega. A farmer and a father of eight, Tusi said they cannot afford any good food, just Chinese food because that is all they can afford with the money they make.
The aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Gita has left a family of Samusu, Aleipata, in need of a water tank. Tiatia Faamanu Tiatia, a father of seven, says there are so many things they need, but a water tank is the most pressing need they have.
The family of 63-year-old Matailiili Lapi from the village of Samusu, Aleipata, is grateful. A week after Tropical Cyclone Gita left their family devastated with damages to their house and plantation, the mother of six said at least they are alive and that no lives were taken.
A mother of seven is seeking help for a decent house to better care for her blind 91-year-old grandmother. Their shelter is falling apart. That is the desperate plea from Iokapeta Tufue Tavete of Nu’u Fou.
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi welcomed some special visitors to his office last week. During a short ceremony, the New Zealand-based Russian Federation Ambassador Valery Tereschenko and a delegation of four officials presented their bid to the Prime Minister to be the host country for the 2025 World Expo.
The people of Savai’i received much-needed help this week thanks to an outreach programme between the Samoa Red Cross Society and Digicel Samoa. The team arrived in Savaii on Friday morning to give out ready to eat food and water to households listed by the Red Cross as the most affected.
More than $10,000 worth of foodstuff have been to the village of Moamoa, Faleasi’u, by the Chinese Embassy in Samoa. The goods donated included 100 bags of rice, 200 bags of sugar, 600 boxes of canned fish and 200 boxes of biscuits.
Ten thousand books called “Learning How To Learn” were donated to the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture (M.E.S.C.) by a group called Applied Scholastics International Organization in U.S.A, yesterday.
Think a minute…Former Prime Minister of England, Winston Churchill, became so famous for his speeches that he was called the Greatest Speaker of the Century. He was also famous for his quick wit.
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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