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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

​​​​​​​An uncle facing a charge of indecent act against a child under the age of 12 seeks to vacate his guilty plea.
 The mother of an 18 year old daughter who died while under the care of the Samoa Victim Support Group, SVSG, want answers to her death.

Pre-arranged adoption of newly born babies at the Maternity Ward has brought warnings against the practice as illegal.

The President of the Nurses Association, Solialofi Papali’i Bismarck, warned of instances with pregnant women who are asked by relatives to adopt the child as soon as the mother gives birth.

Lifestyle

Samoa has a first woman qualified to captain an ocean going vessel  in 30 year old Ilalegagana Kenesareta Moananu.
Malua Theological College is taking an intake of 23 students for 2019 depending on passing the last part of the entrance qualification.

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are preparing for the Saturday arrival of President Russell M. Nelson in a number of ways.

Some members are helping with manual work at the LDS Headquarters in Pesega, others have been in choir practice for the past few weeks and many are getting ready to greet him on the roadsides when he travels from Faleolo International Airport through Pesega.

The village of Nofoalii has challenged themselves to better their village decorations  put up for the All Blacks when they came to Samoa in 2015 for their one off test match against the Manu Samoa.

Sefulu Fereti Siaosi did not think she would become a fire fighter but she wanted a job and put in an application in the Fire and Emergency Services. Her application was successful and it’s now 12 years since she became a fire fighter.

The experience she gained over the years has made her passionate with the job she is doing.

Education

The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China will host a farewell function for 3 teachers and 8 students from Samoa College who will participate in an exchange programme in Huizhou City, Guangdong Province, China to enhance educational exchanges in Chinese Embassy at 3pm on Wednesday 12th September 2018.

Technology

The use of a mobile x-ray scanner to make customs clearance work easier and quicker at the newly upgraded Matautu-tai Wharf is firmly on the pipeline for next year.

Martha Taumata Faavae/ I Lesatele

With the world becoming more and more digitized and interconnected and as our digital assets accumulate there is a need for tight security.

Politics

Afamasaga Faauiga Palepua Mulitalo is the Ministry of Women Community and Social Development (M.W.C.S.D) new Chief Executive Officer.

Local

​​​​​​​Frozen breadfruit both cooked and uncooked are being put through a trial run in the New Zealand market this week by the Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa, SROS.
​​​​​​​The Nurses Society in Samoa is celebrating International Nurses Day this week, with a ceremony on Sunday to commemorate the work of nurses in Samoa and the world.

 

Leausa Dr. Take Naseri is officially the new Director General of Health. Cabinet confirmed his appointment in their weekly meeting yesterday on Wednesday.

 He was one of four applicants for the job and his 3-year contract appointment is standard for all heads of ministry.

As top health official, Dr. Naseri, fills in the leadership spot left open since the re-merge of the National Health Services with the Ministry.

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