Home Loreta Kelemete

Loreta Kelemete

Regulator says OOTR issued an order in error while she was out of the country

The Head of Samoa’s Office of the Regulator (OOTR), Lematua Gisa Fuatai-Purcell says BlueWave Wireless has satisfied all the requirements of the office’s requests to produce financial statements, and is in full compliance with the Telecommunications Act 2004. In a joint press conference called by the Minister of Education and the Office of the Regulator […]

Traffic Halted as Police and FESA attend to Burning Vehicle in Afega

LMonday 11 June 2022, Apia Samoa. A Vodafone Samoa vehicle was seen in flames on the roadside across the road from the Afega police outpost just after 12pm this afternoon. An eye witness who was travelling into town on a Tepatasi Samatau bus filmed the entire incident on Facebook live showing the burning vehicle completely engulfed […]

Savaii Proud to Welcome Home their Marist International 7’s Champions – Tama Uli

Players and management of the 34th Vailima International Marist 7s champions arrived into the Big Island of Savaii to a heroes’ welcome by the village of Salelologa on Monday. The Ott Constructors Tamauli 7s team narrowly beat BBE Vaiala by 14-12 in a well fought battle at Apia Park, to win the title for the […]

Samoa Women Lifters Dominate Heavyweight Division at Pacific Mini Games 2022

Iuniarra Sipaia and Lesila Fiapule have dominated the women’s heavyweight division at the Saipan Pacific Mini Games. Sipaia won 3 gold medals, smashing both the Pacific and Oceania Records for the 87+kg women’s division. At the last Pacific Mini Games in 2013, Sipaia had won gold for the 75kg category. Lesila Fiapule also won a […]

Samoan Javelin Thrower Returns from LDS Mission to Win Gold Medal at Pacific Mini Games 2022

Pacific Mini Games Saipan, Northern Marianas. Samoan Javelin thrower Donny Tuimaseve has won gold in the men’s javelin 800g competition at the Pacific Mini Games with a throw of 69.05 meters ahead of sliver medalist from PNG, Lakona Gerega with a throw of 66.39 meters. Tuimaseve, 23, has just returned to the sport he loves […]

IPES Awards Scholarships to 20 Science Students of the NUS

The Institution of Professional Engineers of Samoa (IPES) have donated scholarships to the value of $10,000 tala to assist with school fees of 20 students at the National University of Samoa. The 20 scholarship recipients blessed by IPES this year are all enrolled as either 2nd or 3rd year students of the NUS Bachelor of […]

Swearing-In of New MP for Gagaifomauga No 2 into Parliament of Samoa

The swearing-in of the new Member of Parliament for Gagaifomauga No 2, Foisala Lilo Tuu Ioane, was held at the Maota Fono on Tuesday morning 21 June 2022 in a special sitting attended by his family, friends and constituency. The Speaker announced that under 84(2) of the Electoral Act, the Head of State has issued […]

NZ: Seven Members of a Family Tragically Killed in Picton Crash, Two Remain in Hospital

South Island New Zealand. Seven people including a baby died on Sunday morning in a tragic head-on crash on State Highway 1, south of Picton, in the Marlborough region of New Zealand’s South Island. In a media statement following the fatal incident, Police Inspector Paul Borrell said the crash involved a van and a refrigerated […]

Pacific Mini Games 2022: SASNOC President Confident Team Samoa will Bring Back Medals

Samoa has a delegation of 31 at the Pacific Games held over the next two weeks in Saipan and the President of Samoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (SASNOC), Pauga Talalelei Pauga is confident Samoa will bring home medals from all five sports with participating athletes. “Although the team are young, there is […]

Three Hawaii, Seven Upolu and Two from Savaii Pass the Piula Theological College Entrance Exam

The Methodist Church of Samoa’s Theological College at Piula has announced the 12 successful candidates who have passed the annual entrance exam for 2022. The entrance exam was conducted last week on the 9th of June 2022. The 12 who have passed the entrance exam to the prestigious theological college include three from Hawaii, four […]