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PM Tuilaepa made quite an impression on his recent visit to Fiji by wandering around the Suva market like an ordinary citizen, chatting up the vendors and showing his human side.

The Fiji media picked up on the uncharacteristic activities for a prominent political leader and made him a people’s champion.

The report did not say whether Bainimarama take similar walks in a busy public place in the Fijian capital.

The matter on the EFKS church ministers paying taxes will not be discussed until the 2020 Annual Conference.

Condolences to all the fans of GOT’s, Daenarys Targaryen, in their moment of sorry and grief. 

Jon Snow did the right thing. The woman was going mad like her dad. Her dragon would have wasted the whole of Westeros.

If you want a villain, it’s that little Lannister fella with the dwarf body and the big brains.  He’s the one who talked Jon Snow into plunging the killing dagger into the heart of his beloved Mother of the Dragons.

The EFKS Church is forced to write off $4.3m tala on the cost to renovations initially carried out from 2013 to 2016 on the Ioane Viliamu 6-storey building, Tamaligi.
The panel of five assessors, two women and three men, presiding in the attempted murder trial of prominent farmer Peter Tulaga, 38, have found him guilty as charged.

Crime

​​​​​​​The death of a young man at Leauva’a during Mother’s Day long weekend has left the village community in shock.
The application to be transferred back to Tafaigata Prison from the Apia Police Station, made with the Supreme Court by inmates Tagaloasa Filipaina Faisauvale and Ovaleni Poli, has been denied.

Gory details from the police search in the bedroom where Ms. Frysna Rimoni was allegedly shot in the face, emerged Thursday when officers testified in the attempted murder trial of Peter Tulaga.

Pieces of human flesh, teeth, bone fragments, blood-stained sheets, curtains and clothing were found during a three-day investigation at the crime scene, a home in Vailoa belonging to Tulaga's mother.

The preacher brother of prominent farmer Peter Tulaga testified as a prosecution witness in the trial of his little brother who is facing attempted murder for shooting his alleged lover in the face with a shotgun in mid-January, 2019 in Vailoa.
Suspended private solicitor, Maiava Visekota Peteru, is ready to fix the problem that has temporarily suspended her certificate to practice law.

The trial for Peter Tulaga, the prominent farmer charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting his lover during an argument at his Vailoa home in January, began Tuesday morning in the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court Justice Tafaoimalo Leilani Tuala Warren is presiding in the trial by judge and five assessors – two women and three men.

Prosecution plans to call more than 30 witnesses including the victim Fresna Rimoni who will testify via video link.

Lifestyle

The Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (CCCS) at Vailoa Tai released its very first musical compilation this weekend, collecting more than $SAT33,000 during a launch held on Friday night at the EFKS Youth Hall in Sogi.

The compilation of Church hymns titled “Pei ua susu ai matou loto nei” is a 12-track compact disc that will be made available to audiences in the United States and other parts of the world.

Samoa Head of State His Highness Tui Aana Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II addressed the thousands of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who assembled at Pesega field Saturday night to hear their visiting Church leader President Russell M. Nelson speak.

The Head of State and his Masiofo Faamausili Leinafo Tuimalealiifano, both graduates of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (CCCS) Theological College at Malua, were special guests of the devotional

 To be a church minister is a calling from God was the message emphasised to the church ministers who were ordained yesterday in a special service lead by Rev Elder Tanielu Mamea from Manukau New Zealand.

President Russell Marion Nelson, leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, urged Samoans to protect our children and families and to fortify our people by being anchored in the Scriptures,  during a two-hour devotional in Pesega Saturday night.

After an exciting welcome with droves of members lined up along the main road to greet him in the afternoon, thousands of Latter-day Saints came from near and far by the bus loads from villages like Safata and Sataoa, to hear him speak in the evening.

Thirteen Church ministers of the EFKS Church ( Congregational  Christian Church of Samoa CCCS)were ordained this morning 18 May at Malua in a special service.

It’s time the SSC retires the guy doing the PR on the public address system on board the Lady Samoa.

He talked himself silly on the first trip by the boat from Salelologa on Tuesday morning, trying to get people off from sitting on the stairs to the passenger deck.

He started off with a stern, bullying voice that fell on dead ears. A softer tone followed but by then the rebel passengers no longer cared.

Local

Good news for the members of the Bananas Farmers Association in that the door is still open for them to export but  they must follow the production manual.

The production will help to improve the planting and caring of the bananas trees.

Stall owners at the Fugalei market are stressed at the on going problem of the building leaking badly in bad weather.

This year will mark the tenth anniversary of the deadly tsunami  that struck Samoa killing  over a 100 people of Falealili and Aleipata and caused so much destruction along the southern-western coastline of  Upolu.

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