Leone residents still affected by Vaisigano River Overflow

The troublesome Vaisigano River is still giving residents along its banks difficulties even with flood protection walls running on both sides, all the way to the sea.

The Leone village community is struggling with a drainage system that is not working.

Rain water pooled on family properties instead of being drained into the river as the drainage system was designed for.

Japan Gifts FESA 5 Emergency Fire Trucks 

Japan gifted 5 fire trucks to raise the Samoa Fire and Emergency Services Authority (FESA) standard of response and quality service around the country.

The official presentation last Friday marked an ongoing support to Samoa by Japan, through a Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGP) scheme.

The donation consists of one pumper fire truck with tank, one water tank truck, one rescue truck and two fire pumper trucks with a total amount of USD$88,819.

Farmers Save Big In Bad Weather With Tunnel Houses

The wisdom of vegetable farming inside tunnel houses is proven beyond doubt, after local farmers kept up with the added demands of the recent Pacific Games despite bad weather.

The farmers along with Assistant CEO Moafanua Tolo Iosefa of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Crops Division at Nu’u fully agree.

ACEO Moafanua asserted that tunnel houses offer farmers more than just convenience.

Parking Meters Returns Under New Collectors

The Ministry of Police take over of traffic duties has moved along with hardly any fanfare, into the role of parking meter caretakers and collectors.

A month since the new collectors replaced the Lands and Transport Authority, the handling of parking meters is reported to be moving along fine.

The use of parking meters was suspended temporarily to allow for the transition period in traffic division from the LTA to the Ministry of Police.

West Coast Road Construction In No Rush For Pacific Games

Construction of the 4-lane road, currently in progress from Malua to Saina is moving at its own pace, not in a race to be completed in time for the Pacific Games in July.

The Land and Transport Authority, confirmed that the road will not be completed in time to accommodate better travel along the already congested 2-lane road along the west coast.

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