LDS New Stake Center for Growing Membership 

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Apia Samoa West Stake held a dedication ceremony yesterday evening for its new Stake Center at Vaitele-uta.

The new stake center will cater for 2,500 members of seven wards or units, two from Tulaele (Tulaele first and second ward), 2 from Siusega (Siusega 1st and 2nd Wards), 2 from Vaitele (Vaitele 1st and 2nd Ward) and Vaitele-uta.

NZ Ready To Help With Samoa Measles Epidemic 

New Zealand is on standby to help with the Samoa measles epidemic once the need for support and resources are worked out.

The same assistance is offered to Tonga.

The New Zealand media quoted the offer of help by the Government Health Minister, Julie Anne Genter.

“Samoa and Tonga are still working out what support and resources they need, according to Ms. Genter who said her government is ready to help,” Radio New Zealand reported.

Young Samoans Taking Part in Global Environmental Initiative

Two young Samoan environmental advocates are attending a consultation in Indonesia next week to progress children’s rights to a healthy environment.

Ms Aniva Clarke, 13, of Tiapapata, and Ms Jane Tui Toala, 13, of Asau, will be representing Samoa, along with Justice Vui Nelson, in his capacity as Member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. Aniva and Jane have interviewed a number of young people in Upolu and Savaii to create a video for the consultation, sharing the views of Samoan youth.

Seabreeze Resort Win’s Oceania’s Most Romantic Resort At World Travel Awards!

 PRESS RELESE: The boutique Seabreeze Resort, Samoa has won "Samoa's Leading Hotel" for the seventh consecutive year and for the first time Oceania’s Most Romantic Resort 2019, at the World Travel Awards™ held recently on the Vietnamese Island of Phu Quoc.

Weak ‘Palolo’ Rising Blamed On Cultural Disrespect

The first rising of the ‘palolo’ or sea worm any time now over the next few days is once again raising hopeful expectations all around Samoa.

The silent prayers are for a heavy rising so there will be more to go around.  For a couple of old palolo catchers like Saufatu Tamati Tovi of Saleilua, Falealili and Lupe Tausaga from Samata and Taga, Savai’i, the reaction is mixed.

Gearing Up For White Sunday

White Sunday is approaching and the children are spending time to practice for their special day in front of parents and the congregation.

White Sunday is celebrated on the second Sunday of October every year and it’s a day that excite the children by getting to wear new clothes and eat their favorite food.

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