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Letui Talomua Festival Aims to Inspire Youth

(PRESS RELEASE- 29th December 2021) The village of Letui, Savaii wrapped up this year with a vibrant celebration of the Talomua Festival on Wednesday 29th December, aimed at encouraging youth to take up agricultural production and development for their livelihoods. The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Laauli Leuatea Polataivao Fosi along with his Associate […]

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Today in History: 31 December 1904 Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball

Each year, millions of eyes from all over the world are focused on the sparkling Waterford Crystal Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball. At 11:59 p.m., the Ball begins its descent as millions of voices unite to countdown the final seconds of the year, and celebrate the beginning of a new year full of hopes, […]

September 2, 1969 The first ATM in the United States is Installed

Seasonal Worker Scammers Jailed 4 Years and 6 Months

The two faafafine who deceived  unsuspecting members of the public into believing they were processing Seasonal Worker applications have been handed jail sentences by the Supreme Court of Samoa. Joseph Lafaele aka Jodeen, and Viliamu Tuigamala Faaleleiga aka Vivien had last month pleaded guilty to charges of obtaining by deception when they fooled unsuspecting members […]

Additional Charges for Woman who Forged Judge’s Signature

New Zealand’s First Omicron Community Case is Target of Online Hate and Abuse

New Zealand has reported its first community exposure to the Omicron variant from a person arriving from the United Kingdom earlier this month. A British DJ who tested positive for the Omicron variant of Covid-19, had briefly been active in the community in Auckland. Robert Etheridge who goes by the name DJ Dimension is New […]

Australia Confirms its 14th Case of Coronavirus

Today in History: 30 December 2011 Samoa Loses a Day and Jumps Forward in Time

On this day in 2011 Samoa skipped a day and jumped westwards across the international dateline – to align with trade partners. As the clock struck midnight (10:00 GMT Friday) as 29 December ended, Samoa fast-forwarded to 31 December, missing out on 30 December entirely. Samoa announced the decision in May in a bid to […]

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Change is Possible When You Make God Your Priority

Happy Thursday Saints. Jesus said in John 10:10 “I HAVE COME THAT THEY MAY HAVE LIFE, AND HAVE IT IN ALL ITS FULLNESS.” Yesterday, we said that “Progress is a choice. Moving forward is a choice.” One of the first steps to making permanent changes in the New Year is admitting that things can be […]

Father, Rekindle Our First Love for You and Grant us the Spirit of Love, Power and Discipline