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Maliu le Komesina a Samoa mo Ausetalia

Ua fa’amaonia mai le maliu ai lea o le o lo’o avea nei ma Komesina o Samoa i Ausetalia le afioga i a ; Lemalu Tate Simi.E le’i mafai ona tu’uina mai se fa’amatalaga aloaia e nisi o ona alo e to’alua na...

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Police report delayed again

Members of the public are unlikely to read the findings of a Commission of Inquiry into allegations of corruption at the Ministry of Police and Prisons for another two months.This follows confirmation...

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Faumuina’s resignation good for Samoa – Tuu’u

The Associate Minister of Education, Tuu'u Anasi’i Leota, says the resignation of Finance Minister, Faumuina Tiatia Liuga, is good for Samoa.The Member of Parliament for Siumu said Faumuina had done...

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Savai’i man drowns at Satitoa on Easter Friday

The Police have warned the public to be careful about areas they are not familiar with after a man visiting from Savai’i drowned in Upolu last Friday.The man, a 36-year-old from the inland village of...

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Lemalu to be laid to rest on Friday

Samoa’s High Commissioner to Australia, Lemalu Tate Simi, passed away on Easter Friday at his family home, Fagali’i.A family relative who declined to give his name said Lemalu was in the country to...

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Bus and taxi fares increase next Monday

The Land Transport Authority (L.T.A.) yesterday announced increases for bus and taxi fares, to be effective from next Monday.There is to be a 15 percent increase for bus fares and 20 percent for taxi...

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Finance Minister theories aplenty

Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, is scheduled to announce a new Minister of Finance at 4pm today.Tuilaepa made the promise in Parliament last Wednesday, after Faumuina Tiatia Liuga...

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Panel submits new boss of prisons

Ten applicants were shortlisted for the position of Commissioner in a new government body called the Prison and Correction Services.The body will be responsible for looking after the Tafa’igata Prison...

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Not even a question, says former Speaker

Former Speaker of Parliament and acting leader of the Opposition, Aeau Dr. Peniamina Leavai, has slammed the handling of the Officers of Parliament Committee report, which highlights “corrupt...

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P.M. takes over Finance - Lautafi new minister in cabinet

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has taken over the controversial Finance portfolio while creating a new ministry to run state owned enterprises.Member of Parliament for Satupaitea, Lautafi...

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Committee attacks Faumuina's reply

Members of the Officers of Parliament Committee (O.P.C) are not happy.So much so they have issued a statement outlining their concerns about the former Minister of Finance’s response to their report to...

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“Collusion, reckless and total negligence”

The Chairman of Parliament’s Finance and Expenditure Committee, Papali’itele Niko Lee Hang, issued the following statement in relation to Faumuina’s response to the O.P.C report. It is published here...

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Draft teachers law threatens $10,000 fine, five years jail

Teachers are speaking out against a draft Education Bill that could see them fined up to $10,000 and jailed for up to five years for teaching without a proper qualification.They say that the Bill does...

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Samoa Observer Senior reporter invited to Aussie

Samoa Observer Senior reporter, Jasmine Netzler, has left for Australia to attend an Asia Pacific Journalism Centre programme on developing women leadership in the media.The programme is for five...

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Double celebration for Lesaisaea Fa’asega’s family

The children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of the late Lesaisaea Fa’asega and Tofiga-o- Nafanua Lesaisaea gathered for a celebration of their late forebears at the laoa i Samoa, Papa, Sataua,...

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'Collusion to defraud'

“They know the rules, they didn’t play by the rules; they went ahead and did their own thing, knowingly breaking the rules. Corruption is anything to do with fraud and whatever ways of gaining personal...

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What the O.P.C says

For the information of our readers, this is what the O.P.C report says about the Samoa Land Corporation. It is published here in verbatim:SAMOA LAND CORPORATION: Financial Year audited - 01 July 2008 -...

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Mele needs your help

Mele Salatielu, a 14-year-old of Toamua-uta, needs your help.The youngster suffers from severe rheumatic heart disease that could cost her young life.In fact, her situation is so dire that heart...

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Bank not collecting loans, Committee tells Parliament

Over the next few days, the Samoa Observer will be publishing the 39 reports tabled and approved by Parliament without debate two weeks ago. Today, we look at the Report on the Annual Report of the...

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E.U. gives nearly $1m for S.I.D.S

The European Union is fronting $951,795 to assist Samoa with the upcoming Small Island Developing States (S.I.D.S.) conference.In an interview with the Samoa Observer, the Head of the European Union...

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