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Everyone can be the change

The Special Olympics Samoa’s Athlete Leadership Programme expanded its agenda last Friday to empower athletes and the wider community to stop the silence and stand up in unison against violence against...

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Samoa farewells ‘Chef extraordinaire’

Steve’s input into Samoa’s restaurant, food scene and culture can never be underestimated, with the upskilling of Samoan chefs being an everlasting legacy” – Joe Lam, of Scalini’s RestaurantAs the...

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Police blames the weather

Alcohol was not a factor in a crash at Alamagoto during the weekend involving a Police vehicle.That’s what the Assistant Police Commissioner, Fauono Talalelei Tapu, said yesterday.“The vehicle overtook...

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Special committee deals with Ministers, P.S.C. Chair says

The Chairman of the Public Service Commission (P.S.C), Tu’u’u Dr. Ieti Taulealo, says a Special Committee deals with matters concerning the use of vehicles by Parliamentarians, not the P.S.C.Speaking...

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Remember, this is not a motorway!

This car ended up in a ditch at Tuana’imato on Monday evening.Bystander, Lalomilo Tovia, of Tulaele, said the vehicle had four occupants.“The car was speeding,” Lalomilo told the Samoa...

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University of Waikato award for Samoan education advocate

Le Mamea is currently President of the Samoa RSA and a member of the Samoa Senior Citizen Society. In 2005, he publicly called for the Samoan government to reinstitute the commemoration of ANZAC Day in...

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Opera music under the stars at Leauva'a

The first show of this year’s Opera under the Stars Concert on Tuesday night was an evening of glitter, glamour and heavenly voices.Held at Leauva’a, the event was well attended by hundreds of Opera...

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Voyage helps crew member fulfill duty to village and family

Things “fall into place” for Hilo native Celeste Ha’o to visit her family’s home in Samoa as a Hokule‘a apprentice navigatorDuring a picturesque drive along Upolu’s northeastern coast last week,...

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Paddles up, ready for battle

The Vaai Lau Foe Outrigger Canoe club is more than ready for next week’s Alo Paopao Festival thanks to weeks of preparations and a generous donation from a Good Samaritan.Earlier this week, the club...

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The Tongans are coming

Matangi Tonga - Tonga’s first women’s crew to compete at an international outrigger canoe competition leaves for Samoa this week to represent Tonga at the Alo Paopao Regatta Festival.Since February the...

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Samoan passion is contagious

The transformation of Taumeasina into a world-class tourism property is an impressive job.The Samoa Cultural village last week was a hive of activities when the Teuila Festival was in full swing. Among...

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Rain fails to ruin opera fun

The rain failed to ruin a beautiful evening at Leauva’a on Wednesday night for the second show of the Opera under the Stars.After several minutes of heavy drizzle, quick thinking by the organisers saw...

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Misa disputed as election heats up

“If National’s candidate is using a title she has not had, that is an affront to the people of Samoa and the Samoan community in New Zealand” – Su’a William SioNew Zealand’s Labour MP for Mangere, Su’a...

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Culture link must not be forgotten

“Key global issues like sustainable development, climate change and economic growth will need a stable cultural link to inspire ownership and participation of our communities” – Minister of Education,...

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Speaker’s vehicle in hit and run death

The Assistant Police Commissioner, Fauono Talalelei Tapu, has confirmed that a vehicle belonging to the Speaker of Parliament, La’auli Leuatea Polata’ivao, was involved in a hit and run incident at...

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Exporters, Manufacturers take a further step up

“The main objective is to enhance the competitiveness of Samoa Made Goods and services, increase customer confi dence, increase exports, which will benefit our private sector, our communities through...

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P.M. calls on Am. Samoa to change status

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi says American Samoa should think really hard about their status.As a “disorganized and unincorporated territory,” they “will always fall behind the United...

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Clinic shut down

Health officials manning the Diabetes Clinic at Matagialalua – including nurses and doctors - have not been paid since July.What’s more, the workers were told that if they’d like to continue, they...

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Startling shark discovery

Based on these findings and confirmation that shark targeting is occurring, Mr. Norris indicated that F.F.A members will again be making the call for the banning of this technique at the Western and...

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Fire leaves Malifa man homeless

A young man living by himself at Malifa was gutted yesterday when he arrived home from work to find his house completed destroyed by fire. “I’m homeless,” he told the Sunday Samoan, asking if his name...

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