Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter, marks the beginning of Holy Week. Today, Christians around the world celebrate the commemoration of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, mentioned in each of the four Gospels. The Old Testament prophecied Palm Sunday in Zechariah 9:9 – “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! […]
The World Rugby Pacific Challenge will take place in Samoa as it returns for the first time since 2020. The tournament, contested by the national ‘A’ teams of Fiji, Japan, Tonga and Samoa, will be hosted in Apia from 3-13 May, 2023. After six consecutive editions organised in Fiji (2015-20) since its rebranding as the […]
Justice Vui Clarence Nelson is a known advocate of human rights and judicial reform throughout his career. “Compassion is something that all judges should have because it tempers judgment. Especially so when you are working with young people, you need to empathise with their situations in order to understand their dilemmas and their problems and […]
One of Samoa’s top judges will receive an honorary degree from a New Zealand university in recognition for his work as a trailblazer for judicial reform and an international advocate for the rights of children and young people.
Samoa will take on Pacific brothers Fiji in their first match of the 3-day Hong Kong 7s at 5:28pm (8:28pm Samoa time). The Manu Samoa Sevens team are pooled with Argentina, Fiji and Canada. Argentina are currently 2nd on the HSBC World 7s Series table while Fiji are fourth. Hong Kong 7s Pools The Manu […]
CABINET APPROVES THE APPOINTMENT OF THE SECRETARY/CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (GOVT. PRESS SECRETARIAT) – Cabinet at its meeting on Wednesday, 29th March 2023 approved the appointment of Mr Kolone Tikeri as the Secretary to the Public Service Commission. Nine candidates interviewed for this position. Mr. Tikeri graduated with a Master’s Degree […]
CABINET APPOINTS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER FOR THE MINISTRY OF CUSTOMS AND REVENUE (GOVT. PRESS SECRETARIAT) – Cabinet at its meeting this week, Wednesday, 29th March 2023 approved the recommendation to appoint Afioga Fonoti Talaitupu Li’a – Taefu as the Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Customs and Revenue (MCR). Fonoti has been appointed for […]
The University of the South Pacific (USP) Laucala Campus welcomed its Chancellor, the Head of State of the Independent State of Samoa, Afioga i le Ao o le Malo, Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II, for a tour of the institute yesterday. The USP Chancellor, accompanied by Samoa’s High Commissioner to Fiji, His Excellency Aliioaiga Feturi Elisaia, […]
The Government of Japan through its Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Scholarship has once again granted the opportunity to a Samoan student to further his studies at a prominent University in Japan from 2023-2025. Earlier this week the Embassy of Japan in Apia organised a brief pre-departure orientation for Lynham Mariner, […]
Mr Chair President Yoon Suk Yeol Excellencies Ladies and Gentlemen I thank you for the opportunity to provide a short statement at this Second Democracy Forum on how democracy delivers economic growth and shared prosperity in our country. I will begin by underscoring the fact that economic development is one of the prerequisites for democracy […]