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Strengthening Pacific parliamentary practices

PR - A new manual for drafting members’ bills, aimed at helping other Pacific nations strengthen their parliamentary practices, was recently launched at the New Zealand Parliament.The Drafting Manual...

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Tokelau tables its agenda

The conservation of sharks and the state of the southern albacore fishery are on top of the agenda for Tokelau in Apia this week.Addressing the 11th Session of the Commission for the Conservation and...

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Final adjournment for $1million tala lawsuit

The Supreme Court yesterday granted what was described as the last adjournment in a $1million lawsuit against the President of Land and Titles Court, Tuala Sale Kerslake.When the matter was adjourned...

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Deputy P.M.’s appeal adjourned

An appeal against a conviction by Deputy Prime Minister, Fonotoe Pierre Lauofo, has been adjourned by the Supreme Court until 15 December.{googleAds}<script async...

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Hellene Wallwork tops Samoa College

Future engineer tops Samoa CollegeA young girl who wants to become Civil Engineer was named as the top student during Samoa College’s end of year prize giving yesterday.Hellene Wallwork who hails from...

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Future lawyer dux at Maluafou

Hard work pays off. Just ask Terini Logomapu who was named Maluafou College’s top student yesterday.{googleAds}<script async...

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Future author takes top honour

LeGrande Lolo has been named Pesega College’s top student for 2014. The honour was announced during the school’s prize giving and graduation held over two days.{googleAds}<script async...

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Health Services probe alleged hospital theft

The National Health Services (N.H.S.) is investigating the alleged disappearance of a large sum of money from its branch in Savai’i.Speaking to the Samoa Observer on the condition of anonymity, a...

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Too soon for new Pacific tuna conservation rules - Philippines

The Philippines delegation to the Tuna Commission meeting in Samoa this week is adamant that it is too early for additional conservation action to protect dwindling big-eye tuna stocks.High-value...

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U.S. stands strong for sharks

This fishery needs to take into account the impact of its actions on sharks and, in particular the sharks that are most vulnerable, and we do need to take steps to ensure that our activities don’t...

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Lei Sam is Robert Louis Stevenson’s brightest

Hard work pays off. That’s the key to success for the Dux of Robert Louis Stevenson Senior School for 2014.Vinnie Lei Sam, who hails from Ululoloa, is the 4th child of Foma’i and Leata Lam Sam. Her...

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Prizes galore for St. Mary’s brightest

“Don’t mind the struggles because later on, there is victory.” That’s the key to success for the Dux of St. Mary’s College for 2014.Etevise Patosina Aukusitino, who hails from Palisi, is the youngest...

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Powerful Joe lands knockout blow

"By far this was Joseph's most impressive performance," Barry said. "Everyone watching tonight both here and at home can see how skilful and just how far he has come. That's why he's now ranked 10 in...

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Samoan Peacekeeper honoured

Three Peacekeeping officers have received recognition awards from the Mongolian Army Commander for bravery and gallantry in discharging their duties in South Sudan.One of them is Samoa Police Sergeant,...

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Flying start for Samoa

Both sides had a nervous start and it was all-evens at 11-11 after the first quarter in what looked set to be a close match.The ninth edition of the Nations Cup has gotten underway at the OCBC Arena in...

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Termination ordered, hunt begins

The National Health Services (N.H.S.) is looking to New Zealand authorities to help with the return of a staff member accused of being involved in the alleged theft of thousands of tala.In a letter...

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Westpac brings Christmas tidings

The Westpac Retail Banking Department brought glad tidings and gifts to the 46 residents of Mapufagalele on Wednesday.{googleAds}<script async...

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Aeau is the new N.U.S Pro Chancellor

CONGRATULATIONS: The Director of Catholic Education, Aeau Chris Hazelman is the new Pro Chancellor of the University of Samoa.The honour was conferred during the N.U.S’s Foundation Year graduation at...

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Theft at Ministry of Education lands man in jail

A former employee of the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture (M.E.S.C), who pleaded guilty to his involvement in a theft case at the Ministry, has been jailed for two years.Junior Seumanutafa’s...

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Over 70 U.S.P students graduate

More than seventy students from the University of the South Pacific (U.S.P) will be honoured at the University’s Samoa graduation ceremony at the E.F.K.S Hall, Sogi, today.The 21st Chancellor, Governor...

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