The sun is high and at its hottest as young 18-year-old Iosefo makes the long walk back home to his family home in Taga Savaii. He takes a few minutes rest under the shade of the tree to talk with the Village Voice about his day.
Utu Fa’aifo, of Faleasi’u-uta, could do with some help. Speaking to the Village Voice team yesterday, the 49-year-old said a water tank would make a huge difference for her family.
Although jobs are practically non-existent in Auala and you would be lucky to have even just one member of your family working, Ferina Tofa is still smiling and optimistic about her future.
Clean air, land and sea for healthy people is the focus of the new “Stop the POPs” Pacific campaign led by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (S.P.R.E.P), revealed this week at the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Forum on the Environment in Bangkok.
Rotary President, Louise Main, and representatives from the Rotary Club of Apia gathered with members from the Moata’a Village’s Women’s Committee and Moata’a Village Matai to officially open the recently completed Moata’a Community Playground.
“You at your age now must start making healthy choices.” That is the message being promoted by Nobesity Samoa to the young people of the nation as they push for a healthier Samoa. The B.S.L Nobesity Samoa team is no stranger to Samoa.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Ulu Bismarck Crawley, is the new Chairman of the Noumea Convention.
A Samoan is among four successful applicants of a programme designed to address development challenges in the Pacific Island Countries with the help of Japan.
A resident of Vaivase-tai has sounded a health warning over the location of the Tui Samoa Cable in the area. Sagauga To’omalatai Uta’ileuo contacted the Samoa Observer to express his concerns.
A gun submitted before Court as an exhibit, which has disappeared, is part of evidence in the hearing of a criminal charge against a suspended Police Officer facing firearm charges.
The 28th Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (S.P.R.E.P) Meeting of Officials is underway in Apia with special significance. Opened last night, the Acting Prime Minister, Tialavea Tionisio Hunt, welcomed the members of the governing council of S.P.R.E.P who are here to discuss strategic issues and to approve the 2018-19 work plan for the organisation.
The Minister of Prisons, Tialavea Tionisio Hunt, has downplayed concerns about a conflict of interest in having the wife of his Associate Minister, So’oalo Mene, as an Assistant Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Prisons and Correction Services (M.P.C.S.).
Former Cabinet Minister, La’aulialemalietoa Leuatea Schmidt, appeared in the District Court yesterday in relation to a criminal charge against him. La’aulialemalietoa was joined by other officials of the nonu company including his wife, Heather, and business associates, Apulu Lance Polu and Tuitui Aiolupo.
The world's largest supplier of canned tuna has agreed to pay a $6.3 million penalty for wastewater violations in American Samoa, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday. StarKist Co., based in Pittsburgh and owned by South Korea's Dongwon Industries, will also take steps to reduce environmental harm to the U.S. territory, where it is the largest private employer.
Over 650 entries came in on 8 September from Upolu and Savaii schools for the student’s national short story competition for 2017.
Think a minute…When 2 wolves fight over a place and territory, they end their fight in a very unusual way. The wolf that finally knows he can’t win, surrenders by rolling over on his back and sticking out his neck to the teeth of the other wolf.
It’s no secret that plastic is bad for the environment and unfortunately for us, we consume far more than we should. From plastic food wrappers to plastic buckets, it can be safe to say that plastic plays a big part of our everyday lives.
NUMBERS PLEASE Is it our imagination or has there been a genuine upsurge in the number of tourists in Samoa? We say genuine, because we are not counting those who are our own ‘sons and daughters (and other aiga) for the return home’!
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