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Tufulele Celebrates the Art of Fine Mat Weaving Season (Faalelegapepe)

The women’s committee of Tufulele celebrated the end of a fine mat weaving season with a special ceremony known as “faalelegapepe” where the mats are publicly displayed through the village. Led by Tufulele high chief’s wife, Faasula Luatuanuu, the women serenaded and paraded the fine mats from Utualii to Tufulele. As the wife of Tufulele’s […]

Tuilaepa Says HRPP Elected Members Will Attend Parliament

Leader of the Human Rights Protection Party and former Prime Minister of Samoa Tuilaepa Dr Sailele Malielegaoi says there is no Law to stop HRPP elected members from attending Parliament when it convenes on Tuesday morning 14 September 2021. The Speaker of Samoa’s Parliament, Papalii Lio Oloipola Taeu Masipau issued a notice that prohibits elected […]

Good Samaritans Bless Faleu Family with Gifts

Atalelei Faapito and her family were blessed this week by Good Samaritans who demonstrated their love through gifts of clothes, food and money after learning of the family’s conflict with their village. The mother of five from Faleu, Manono has been left with nothing after villagers stoned and later destroyed their home and business property. The […]

Mother says MESC ‘Learn Green Live Green’ School Comp Enhanced Student Learning

A mother has complimented an initiative by the Ministry of Education Sports and Culture to enhance learning in Literacy, Numeracy and Science. A school zones competition held in seven school districts across Samoa was themed “Learn Green, Live Green” as an innovative way for students to enhance their learning skills and bring their learning to […]

NUS ICT Division Hosts Cyber Security Training for Government Ministries and SOEs

The National University of Samoa Information and Communication Technology (ICT) division this week conducted a cyber security training well attended by 36 members of the public service from across various Ministries and State Owned Enterprises (SOEs). Vice Chancellor Aiono Professor Alec Ekeroma welcomed the public sector participants to Le Papaigalagala as well as the Minister […]

Truck Overturns in Horrific Accident at Safaatoa Lefaga

Villagers of Safaatoa Lefaga rushed to try and help two men critically injured when their truck crashed and overturned on the side of the road. Images and videos taken by Gafa Finau shows villagers taking two men out of the wreckage, both unconscious and one with massive injuries to his head. Villagers tried to stop […]

Continue to Draw Near to God and let Him give you His peace this weekend

Happy Friday Saints. 2Corinthians 4:8 “WE ARE HARD PRESSED ON EVERY SIDE, BUT NOT CRUSHED; PERPLEXED, BUT NOT IN DESPAIR.” The Greek word translated ‘hard pressed’ means ‘troubled, afflicted, pressed hard upon (like grapes).’ There are times when it seems like trouble is pressing up hard against us from every side. But remember what we’ve […]

Mother has Operated Handicraft Business for Over 30 Years

Lesa Sanele Atonio and her husband have been operating a handicrafts stall since 1988 and at 64 years of age, the small business entrepreneur has no plans to retire any time soon. “My children tell us we should rest now and stop doing this because we are getting old and it’s time for us to […]

Women Get Top Awards at Graduation of Police and Prison Officers

A graduation ceremony for new recruit police and prison officers was held at Police Headquarters Friday morning, where 57 officers graduated after the successful completion of an extended week programme. Theodora Selepa Fepa’i Kolia is the 23 year old from Vailele and Sili Savaii who took out the dux of the 2021 new police recruit […]

Samoa Campus Director Thankful for Covid-free Status, USP Orientation Day a Success

The University of the South Pacific Samoa Campus (USP) was buzzing on Thursday morning, as a full Orientation Day programme was held for students returning for their second semester of the year, as well as those newly enrolled for study.  Campus Director Tootoooleaava Dr Fanaafi Aiono-Le Tagaloa said students and faculty of USP Samoa are grateful […]