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  • The Honourable Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi

    Prime Minister of Samoa
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national strategic goals.

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  • Head of State 1965
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Samoa Honours and Awards

The creation of the Honours and Awards Committee in 1992 originates from the legislative requirements of the Merit Act 1992/1993 which then considers to repeal and savings under the Honours and Awards Act 1999.


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Life-Con Expo pays tribute to Cancer Survivors By: Seia Ualesi As part of the extravaganza, LIFE ...Read More

Life-Con Expo pays tribute to Cancer Survivors By: Seia Ualesi As part of the extravaganza, LIFE – Con has organized the Think Pink initiative a tribute to the brave survivors of all cancer patients here in the country. Kevin Schuster, Director General of Events Marketing and Distributions Company Limited, highlighted the important aspect of this fundraiser throughout the show. “The Think Pink Initiative is Life-Con’s contribution to Breast Cancer Awareness and to facilitate much needed charity for the Samoa Cancer Society who have been instrumental in spearheading Cancer Awareness and Preventions to support all cancer patients,” said Schuster. Shelley Burich of the Samoa Cancer Society expressed gratitude for the initiative. “We are sincerely grateful for having Samoa Cancer Society as your main partner to help in the work that we do for cancer patients,” said Shelley. “Cancer can be a lifelong journey, the treatments and medication are required for many. Burich further stressed that due to the lack of funds, they have had to learn to be clever with their management and spending. “The mission of Samoa Cancer society is to promote and facilitate the early detection and treatment of cancer. The funds we received from donations is for specific programs but for operational costs, salaries and management we rely on fundraising. “We have 30 to 40 cancer patients registered in our society in a year so we strive to do all that we can to meet their needs. “There is so much that we love to do for our patients but we are financially limited ourselves we have to be careful on how we spend that money and share it with the patients. She also mentioned that there is fund from the Ministry of Health that they receive yearly to assist with cancer patients in terms of medication and treatments. “The Ministry of Health has been financially supportive to our society.” Think Pink Initiative will set up its own booth at the Life-Con show selling pink ribbons, hair and makeup accessories, fashion, dresses and so forth to raise funds for cancer patients in Samoa....

Global Award for Yazaki Samoa By: Seia Ualesi Despite closing down later this year, the Yazaki Samo...Read More

Global Award for Yazaki Samoa By: Seia Ualesi Despite closing down later this year, the Yazaki Samoa (YES) workforce have much to celebrate with the announcement that the Samoan operation has won a Global Yazaki Presidents Award. President of Yazaki Samoa, Craig Odonohue, encouraged the workforce and congratulated all workers for their contribution towards the milestone award. “This is a very prestigious and highly competitive global award where YES has been honorably recognized above some 43 competing world-class Yazaki manufacturing operations,” he said. “This is for the outstanding performance and contribution to Global Yazaki and especially at this difficult time of business transition.” He quoted the Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi’s motivating words. “We must remain positive and proud of our achievements over the past 26 years of operations in Samoa. “It is the collective effort of Yazaki Samoa members that have contributed to the company’s manufacturing in Samoa and we should use these achievements to promote the value and expertise of all YES employees for future employment or other opportunities that may present to them within and beyond this year.” According to Odonohue, this is also an achievement of YES at its best ever performance of four consecutive years without a single official quality complaint from Toyota, one full year of exceptional safety performance without a single lost time injury which is another world class achievement of which the workers should be proud. Yazaki management and staff are now preparing for their big party celebration to celebrate this milestone on the 25th of August together with the official closing ceremony of the company after many years of service....

Yazaki on final production run By: Seia Ualesi Yazaki Samoa (YES) has confirmed at a media conferen...Read More

Yazaki on final production run By: Seia Ualesi Yazaki Samoa (YES) has confirmed at a media conference that the company has confirmed its closure date after receiving a final production order from Toyota Camry manufacturers in Australia. Yazaki Samoa’s President Craig Odonohue stressed the final production order schedule from the TMCA which Yazaki Samoa is working on at the moment. “The announcement given by the TMCA on their final build of Toyota Camry cars will be done on October 3rd. Mainstream wire harness production will be done on August 18th in order to meet the final shipping schedules currently planned to leave Samoa on the 19th, “ said Odonohue. “YES over these past two weeks carefully analyzed these final customer schedules and we can now share how this will impact our final production in meeting both our customer and Yazaki’s requirements as we phase out our manufacturing operations through towards the end of 2017. Funefeai Oliva Vaai, General Manager of Yazaki Samoa, added that this means the work for a large number of YES associates will finish at the same time. “This is where all severance payments will be paid and support programs delivered to those affected, commencing from the 25th of August,” said Funefeai. That will leave a quarter of the workforce to continue until 3rd of October. “Our last car production will continue until early October, therefore YES will need to retain a number of people to continue to support Toyota. Beyond that, a team will be retained for the final factory wrap up. We expect to be completely finished and wrapped up before the end of November of this year.” The current estimates indicate more than 200 members of the workforce of Yazaki’s 600 workers will be retained through to October and then 60 to 90 who will be continuing until the end of November....

Samauga dedicates new Primary School facilities By Nanai Taofiga Laveitiga Tuiletufuga The 240 plus...Read More

Samauga dedicates new Primary School facilities By Nanai Taofiga Laveitiga Tuiletufuga The 240 plus students attending the Samauga and Lefagaoalii Primary School in Savaii have modern classroom facilities thanks to the Government of Japan. A grant of close to $250,000 tala funded the construction of a four room block – which includes classrooms, a staff room, a library, a science and computer lab. A bathroom block and tiling of all the floor spaces in the new buildings was also covered by the grant. In thanking Japan, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi attended the handing-over ceremony at Samauga last Friday morning. “Again, the completion of this project reaffirms the commitment by the Government of Japan to improve education of our children,” said Tuilaepa. “It also reflects the commitment by this constituency’s cultural leaders and decision-makers to provide the best education environment for their children.” To the students, the Prime Minister urged them to reward their parents and villages’ investment by becoming assets and not liabilities. In his handover speech, Japan’s Ambassador to Samoa, Shinya Aoki shared that his wish was for the new facilities to influence better results for the students’ academic performance. The new building will also improve on the overcrowding at school and meets the minimum standard for any school environment, as set by the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture. The primary school has an enrolment of 244 students....

Ulua′i taimi o Monike mo le motu tele i Salafai Tusia Fuialo Ulafala O le afio o Faasisina ma Sa...Read More

Ulua′i taimi o Monike mo le motu tele i Salafai Tusia Fuialo Ulafala O le afio o Faasisina ma Sa Lilomaiava, Alalatai Sa Faleletaua na potopoto, Palauli ma lou itu ma oe le pule i le afioaga o Vailoa lea ua toai i ai le sa o Tamaitaisa Monike. Na faailoa mai e se tasi o Tiakono o le Ekalesia Katoliko e leo manao e faailoa lona suafa tulaga uma ma le faamoemoe o le oo atu o le Ituaiga Sa mo Monike i Salafai. E faapea le faamatalaga, e toa 5 tamaitai Monike i se taimi muamua ua oo atu ai i Salafai ma ua faamoemoe e nonofo ai. O le nofoaga sa i ai le Kolisi a le Ekalesia Katoliko ua faaigoaina o le Kolisi o Ulimasao ua faapea ona nopia′i ai latou i le taimi nei. E pei ona silafia o le Kolisi o Ulimasao o se tasi o Kolisi a le Ekalesia sa tele sona sao i le soifua aoaoina o alo ma fanau ua le gata i fanau a le Ekalesia ae faapea foi i fanau a isi ekalesia faapea ai ma le motu o Savaii. O le molimau e faapea, e anoano i latou sa aoaoina i lenei kolisi i tausaga ua alu o loo ua mau galuega lelei nei i kamupani faapea foi nisi o Faalapotopotoga i totonu o le atunuu. O le galuega a le Atua e ala i Ekalesia eseese ae faapea foi i nisi o matai iloga i le osiga o faiga nuu ua māua sa aoaoina i le kolisi lenei o Ulimasao. Ua suia lenei nofoaga ina ua molimauina le taunuu atu i ai o ni tamaitai Monike ma nonofo a ii le taimi nei. E pei ona faailoa mai e le Tiakono na taua i luga, o le faamoemoe o le Ekalesia o le maua o se avanoa mo le motu i Savaii e nonofo ai Monike mo le latou galuega ua le gata mo Savaii ae faapea foi mo Samoa ma le lalolagi atoa. Ua i ai nei la i latou i le nofoaga na i ai Ulimasao i tausaga ua alu i le afioaga o Vailoa Palauli lea na faaalia e se tasi o matai o lenei afioaga le tofa Autagavaaia Mataafa i le Savali e faapea, ua i le afioaga nei o Vailoa le leoleoina o lenei aai paia e pei ona ua fai nei ma apisa o le Ituaigasa o Tamaitai Monike Na faaalia e Mataafa o se fiafiaga tele i le afioaga le oo mai o Monike ona o se latou foi lea taulaga mo se manuia o le latou nuu e ala i leoleoina ma le tausia o i latou nei, i soo se ala e mafai ai ona tuuina atu se fesoasoani....

NHS steps up for Tui-Samoa Cable By Nanai Taofiga Laveitiga Tuiletufuga The National Health Service...Read More

NHS steps up for Tui-Samoa Cable By Nanai Taofiga Laveitiga Tuiletufuga The National Health Services, (NHS) is well into its preparations to take advantage of new connectivity and spin-offs promised by the government’s Tui Samoa Cable once it’s commissioned in December. Since a year ago, NHS has been conducting weekly training every Wednesday for health care providers - which includes nurses and medical practitioners to take part in the Continuing Medical Education incentive. Adjacent to the Tui-Samoa Cable Receiving Station in Savaii, the Malietoa Tanumafili II District Hospital in Tuasivi stands to benefit first from the advance in technology. Information from health officials at Tuasivi maintain that there are weekly Continuing Medical Education, (CME) training sessions that include live demonstrations utilising the internet for nurses and doctors in Tuasivi, where they participate in the lectures and presentations taking place at Motootua. These sessions provide opportunities to network and interact with colleagues outside of Tuasivi Hospital and has been lauded as invaluable for continuous up-skilling and lifesaving in times of emergencies. “But that is just a small portion of improvements that the Tui-Samoa Cable will provide for the health sector,” said Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Afamasaga Rico Tupai. “The Tui-Samoa Cable will have the capacity to introduce Tele-health which will promote communication between local and international institutions. “There is also Tele-pathology that would allow real-time examination of specimens and timely delivery of results,” continued Afamasaga. “And lastly, there is the Tele-medicine component which is a tool for information exchange and improving the transfer of diagnostic information to specialised centres overseas. And inter-connect all the local district hospitals and medical centres.” “The tele-medicine technology will also provide live conferences between our medical practitioners and their international counterparts to seek more treatment options for critical patients.” And the ICT Minister says that the same benefits will also be available for the Education Sector. “Tui-Samoa’s improved connectivity will allow education stakeholders here and abroad to network and communicate instantly and effectively,” said Afamasaga. “At the end of the day, our ICT capabilities will also greatly improve our economy and way of life.” Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Afamasaga Rico Tupai. The first test run for the Tui-Samoa Cable is set for December this year....

Tui-Samoa test set for December By Nanai Taofiga Laveitiga Tuiletufuga The first testing for the Tu...Read More

Tui-Samoa test set for December By Nanai Taofiga Laveitiga Tuiletufuga The first testing for the Tui-Samoa underground fiber optic cable should take place in September. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi and his Minister of Information, Communication and Technology, Afamasaga Rico Tupai have been reassured that installation work of the Tui-Samoa Cable investment will start in mid-September. The assurances came from the Chairman of the Samoa Submarine Cable Pepe Christian Fruean at the completion of the 5 week undersea survey this week. “The installation will start in September and end in mid-November, and by December 2017, it will be up for testing,” Pepe explained. The Tui-Samoa cable is an 8 terabyte system which will connect Samoa (Upolu and Savaii), the Territories of Wallis & Fatuna and Vanua Levu, Fiji. The government through the Samoa Submarine Cable Company (S.S.C.C.) formally announced its commencement of commercial negotiations to host a spur off the 12,500km Trans-Pacific Southern Cross Next connecting Australia and New Zealand (and also Samoa) to Los Angeles in California, U.S.A. The Tui Samoa Cable project aims to deliver low-cost broadband services to Samoa and strengthen the regulatory and legal environment for information and communications technology. When completed, the Cable is expected to deliver Samoa a wide range of improvements to public services, including an e-health patient information system to improve patient care. Prime Minister Tuilaepa is pleased with the progress telling the local media, that Tui-Samoa is just one of the Cable networks under the government’s microscope. “Next year, SSCC will take a step further by introducing another project called Manatua Cable,” said the Prime Minister. “The Manatua Cable will continue to link with the existing Honatua cable from Hawaii to Tahiti to be extended to Samoa, Niue and the Cook Islands. “It’s a back-up to the Tui-Samoa Cable to ensure that there will be no major disruptions. Should the Tui-Samoa cable experience any hiccups, the Manatua Cable will come in to play.” Government has been encouraging investment in information technology as the gateway for Samoa’s future prosperity, paving the way for new investors and improve priority sectors such as education, health, and agriculture and job creation....

Govt. broke? Says who? By Nanai Taofiga Laveitiga Tuiletufuga Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sa...Read More

Govt. broke? Says who? By Nanai Taofiga Laveitiga Tuiletufuga Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi is more than confident that government has the capacity to repay its debts. Addressing news reports insinuating that the government is broke, the Prime Minister says that it’s not the total debt but the capacity to repay the debts. And government has the capacity to maintain its debt repayment. “When a country considers its debts, it’s not the totality of the debts, but the debt service capacity,” reiterated the Prime Minister. For instance, Tuilaepa noted that every fiscal year, a certain portion of the government budget is allocated to repay its debts which includes a budget allocation for external debt services. “Everything is accountable in the budget,” he added. “In both debt-service-ratio in terms of our GDP and also our foreign reserve ratio, we are quite strong. “These are very complex issues that people like you in the media find very difficult to understand, and I do not blame you because these are highly technical matters and financial terms.”...

Fa’afafine Association consults with local media By: Seia Ualesi The Samoa Fa’afafine Associati...Read More

Fa’afafine Association consults with local media By: Seia Ualesi The Samoa Fa’afafine Association (SFA) wrapped up its last final consultation with local media representatives on their Media Guide, to aid the work of journalists when reporting on the fa’afafine community. President of SFA, Tootooalii Roger Stanley said the Media Guide will help bridge any gaps in understanding between the media and fa’afafine community. “It is to assist the work of the media so they report fairly, accurately and inclusively on issues pertaining to the fa’afafine community,” said Tootooalii. “Before we finalize the media guide, this final session was called to ensure that the media have a fair understanding of issues that deal with fa’afafine including the terminology and preferences when news reports are put together.” In this guide, there are areas that have been drafted based on the first consultation such as Sex and Gender, the use of appropriate Terminologies, Defamatory Language, Respecting Experiences, Avoiding Offensive Questions and Guiding Frameworks. Tootooalii added that the making of this media guide isn’t based on any incorrect reports towards their community. “But because this type of reporting goes against Frameworks which governs our existence as citizens of Samoa at a national and international scale, the position of SFA is to build relations with the media.” Later this year, the SFA Council will meet with the Journalists Association of Western Samoa (JAWS) to consult with the media association’s own guide....

PM doubts sex workers report By Nanai Taofiga Laveitiga Tuiletufuga A study claiming that were 400 ...Read More

PM doubts sex workers report By Nanai Taofiga Laveitiga Tuiletufuga A study claiming that were 400 female sex workers in Samoa in 2016 is doubted by the Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi. Pressed by the local daily newspaper for a comment as the leader of government, the Prime Minister responded that he was not privy to the contents of the report and its findings. And he is also unsure if the report is factual and accurate. “I need to read it because I may also have some questions of my own,” reiterated the Prime Minister. The 74 page report’s evidence to support its claim of 400 female sex workers in Samoa appears inconclusive and based on estimates that have since come under public scrutiny. “This estimate of female sex workers was based on head counts of visible Female Sex Workers and asking organizations and workers themselves,” said the report. “From these various sources, we estimate that there are between 200 and 400 sex workers in the country (excluding those who occasionally exchange sex for goods such as alcohol.) In the Apia town urban area, the study found, “approximately 30-50 women operate from public areas and possibly 100 women operate in a more hidden manner. There may be up to 250 women in other areas of the country. “ The report however contradicts is methodology by pointing out that while sex workers in Samoa are widely invisible at the time of their report, “there was no credible information related to them.” The study was the work of the UNDP, UNICEF and the University of New South Wales. It called for urgent need for reforms in the Pacific Islands countries to adequately address HIV and sexually transmitted infections, (STIs) among vulnerable populations. Samoa is one of the nine countries covered by the study....

Tui Samoa Cable survey work done By: Seia Ualesi The EGS Explorer has finally completed its marine ...Read More

Tui Samoa Cable survey work done By: Seia Ualesi The EGS Explorer has finally completed its marine survey for tracing the route of the Tui Samoa Submarine Cable. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi and government officials were invited onboard the vessel for an update on the survey. The Samoa Submarine Cable Company Representative on Board, Jean Louis Lamy, said that throughout their survey they found steep slopes which is the only challenge of tracing the route for cable landing. “From Savaii, at Tuasivi, where we started we had found quite steep slopes. But we tried to find the best route for the cable to make sure that it lands safely on the seabed.” Lamy added that this survey report will be given to the SSCC and they will hand it over to the company working on building the Tui Samoa Cable. Prime Minister Tuilaepa acknowledged the expertise needed for proper surveying, in ensuring that there will be no disruptions when the cable is laid down. “The goal here was to identify the best route for the cable so it’s not damaged before it reaches the shore.” From the EGS Explorer crew’s survey, they found that the path of another cable from Upolu to American Samoa is secure due to the flat landscape upon which the route lies. The Tui-Samoa cable is an 8 terabit system which will connect Samoa (Upolu and Savai’i), the Territories of Wallis & Futuna and Vanua Levu, Fiji. The Tui Samoa Cable is expecting arrive in Samoa by the end of this year....

PM’s Cup picks up pace By Nanai Taofiga Laveitiga Tuiletufuga Families of graduates from the Prim...Read More

PM’s Cup picks up pace By Nanai Taofiga Laveitiga Tuiletufuga Families of graduates from the Prime Minister’s Cup targeting primary school students are reaping the fruits. But that is just the tip of the iceberg; Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi shared with the Palauli Primary School in Savaii last Friday morning. “One of the girls playing in our National Women’s Cricket team has rewarded her father with a new car and her family with a new home,” said the Prime Minister. “These are benefits from today’s professional sports. “Some of you are not academically gifted but have God-given talents to be great athletes not only in rugby but in cricket and netball. “And today, I am here not only to present the two Cups for your seven-a-side rugby tournament and netball competitions but also to encourage you, your parents and teachers to consider sports as a career path.” The Prime Minister started the PM’s Cup for primary school seven years ago. And the target is to promote grassroots sports as an investment for young students, nurturing and fine tuning their sporting abilities with the hope of one day representing Samoa at international competitions and secure financially handsome sports contracts. Sports, added the Prime Minister is a lucrative career that can potentially pay millions, which will benefit families, villages and Samoa as a whole. And this is the main reason why he initiated the Prime Minister’s Cup 7 years ago so that by the time the primary school students mature, they have developed the natural skills and flair to become professional athletes. Palauli Primary School is one of the schools competing in the Prime Minister’s Cup....

Copyright seminar opens in Samoa By: Seia Ualesi The National Copyright Seminar was held over two d...Read More

Copyright seminar opens in Samoa By: Seia Ualesi The National Copyright Seminar was held over two days at the Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi Building, Sogi and was officially opened by the Minister of Commerce, Industry and Labour Lautafi Fio Selafi Purcell. “These types of Seminars are important for helping all stakeholders, including Government Ministries, to have a greater understanding of treaties and other developments in areas of copyright, to help formulate relevant recommendations for Government Policies and Legislative developments.” “I believe this is important for Samoa and all the parties to the Beijing Treaty as it recognizes the rights of performers of audio-visual fixed works,” said Lautafi. Lautafi also acknowledged the presence of Ms. Gao Hang the Director of the Copyright Development Division of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO); Anthony Healy Head of the New Zealand Operation, Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA); Kas Futialo, a well known New Zealand-based Samoan artist; and Katrina Sutich from New Zealand, all of whom are here to share their experiences on Copyright issues. “It gives me much pleasure to welcome you all to Samoa and to this important seminar on the topic of New Developments in Copyright and its role in sustainable development. “I understand that there will be some discussions on the Collective Management Organization and the experience of the New Zealand Office for Australasian Performing Rights Association and the Consumers and Communications Branch of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. “I wish to thank you World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Government of Australia for your continuous support to the Government of Samoa that has made this Seminar possible. I would also like to thank all the participants and our precious stakeholders for accepting our invitation.” He also went further to reveal the significance of this program to the local musicians and producers, noting how the Copyright Act can protect their intellectual property. ”They are able to get financial rewards and protection for their works to ensure that creators of Samoan music and other works are encouraged to create more original compositions reflecting the Samoan spirit.” With the two day sessions, Lautafi believes that it will greatly assist in the development of music copyright and other works of art in Samoa. “I hope these seminars will be ongoing in the future to ensure all stakeholders are well informed and well versed on all aspects of copyrights, performers’ rights and so forth, not only to Government Ministries but also to general communities where our performers and actors, composers are. “I wish you every success in your deliberations and discussions during this seminar; I trust the seminar will achieve its objectives through your active constructive participation,” said Lautafi....

Australia gives water tanks for Satapuala Primary School by Asenati Semu The Government of Australi...Read More

Australia gives water tanks for Satapuala Primary School by Asenati Semu The Government of Australia presented two new water tanks, a drinking fountain and new water pipes and fixtures, to the value of $13,025 for Satapuala Primary School last Friday morning. Minister of Communication and Information Technology and Member of Parliament for Satapuala, Afioga Afamasaga Rico Tupai made the keynote address, while the Australian High Commissioner in Samoa, Ms Sue Langford cut the ribbon. “The glory is all to God for making today possible, and I want to thank the Government of Australia on behalf of the Government and people of Samoa for this generous assistance,” said Afamasaga. “Access to proper water facilities is one of the major problems in our village and our district and it’s the main reason our school asked Australia for assistance. “ Water is life and it is such a blessing for us to have quality access water facility for the children of our school.” Afamasaga also asked Australia for assistance in landscaping the school playground so that the children can improve sports training in rugby, netball and soccer. “I see potential sports people in this school and we need to provide them with the proper facilities to train and develop their skills.” Australia’s High Commissioner, Ms Sue Langford in her remarks said Australia has funded small scale community needs such as water tanks and pumps for many schools in Samoa. “This funding supports community groups, churches and non-governmental organizations to provide essential services to their communities,” said Ms Langford. “This project is one of our development activities here in Samoa and we work closely with the Government of Samoa to deliver our water programme including our support to the Education sector which actually runs to 20 million Tala from 2015 – 2019.” The school principal, Palolo Lavea said the the village of Satapuala and the school PTA funded the shelter for the water tanks. She also assured that the parents, teachers and the children will work together to look after this project. The programme ended with entertainment provided by the children and a lunch for the guests....

AMERICAN SAMOA GOVERNOR DONATES In keeping his word to continue providing assistance for the childre...Read More

AMERICAN SAMOA GOVERNOR DONATES In keeping his word to continue providing assistance for the children at the Campus of Hope, the American Samoa Governor and the Patron of the SVSG (American Samoa) Lolo Moliga and his good lady Mrs. Cynthia Malala-Moliga made a generous donation for the children, during their visit to the island this week. 100 x cartons of wahoo were presented to the SVSG President at the main office Apia, to assist with the children’s daily caring. Last year during the Independence celebration, the Governor and his good lady accompanied the Leone village to the celebration and took time out to visit the Campus for the first time. The Governor and his good lady were deeply touched by the children’s sincerity and acknowledged the support from the community and from the families in ensuring their safety and wellbeing. SVSG President Siliniu Lina Chang thanked Governor Lolo and Cynthia for the huge donation to assist with the food supplies for the children at the Campus of Hope. “Thank you Governor and your good lady, the supplies came at the right time and as we go through these severe weather conditions, we are comfortable knowing that the children have. SVSG...

Samoa cocoa supply strained due to drought A shortage of Samoan cocoa due to a drought is impacting ...Read More

Samoa cocoa supply strained due to drought A shortage of Samoan cocoa due to a drought is impacting on prices and exports. As a result, many Samoans say it is too expensive to buy at the moment. Domestically the price of a cocoa block is selling for almost triple the price than two years ago, in some cases up to 15 Samoan tala or close to US$6. The shortage of original Samoan cocoa is impacting on the marketing of a popular New Zealand brand of chocolate. Whittakers spokesperson Matt Whittaker, says while they have enough at the moment, the company is not heavily promoting their koko Samoa product right now.I think firstly typically the koko samoa prices do fluctuate from crop to crop, and depending on supply and demand of the bean that goes into making the koko Samoa. But generally speaking the drought in 2016 has affected our supply of cocoa from Samoa, as it has affected everyone in Samoa and the koko industry. “ Matt Whittaker says the company is assisting with a koko samoa pilot programme aimed at improving plantation techniques, building nurseries and ensuring the drying of beans results in a sustainable product and improved quality. The Samoan cocoa plantation that Whittakers works with on Savaii island is the Vaai Koko Samoa family farm, which employs about 30 men. Farm co-manager Kolone Va’ai admits it is struggling to meet export demands for its organically grown product. “My cousin Saleimoa has been dealing with Whittakers and I guess they have managed to work out some sort of pricing system that’s driving the price up, especially if we meet the standards the Whittakers demands for their chocolate.” He says the amount of cocoa needed for export is also hard to supply when there is a drought, so a collective approach would work much better. “We’ve taken steps to forming an association, especially on this part of the island, called the Tuasau Koko Association . So we’ve started to address those issues, especially collecting all the smaller farmers into one association or co-operative that we can try to pull everybody together to meet the supply that the markets from overseas demand.” Kolone Va’ai says he’d like to see more locals start up their own cocoa farms. He says while it is a lucrative product it is not easy to grow, cultivate and process. Auckland’s new Kai Pasifika restaurant owner Robert Oliver says he got in early with his order. It hasn’t affected me yet because I’m getting my Koko Samoa from Women in Business Development in Samoa and four months ago I gave notice that I did need a lot, and so I am going on that supply but they did say that the reason was to stock up, as they did see the shortage coming up.” He also says his umu pork dish with Koko Samoa is a big hit. “People think of koko and they think of chocolate but actually there’s spices and peppery flavours and coffee flavours and bitter flavours that are really pleasing counter points to all the richness of all the other flavour going on with the dish so that is one of the dishes where we use a lot of Koko Samoa and it is our best selling dish by the way.”Mr Oliver says they also use it in desserts for their bread pudding dish and on a pavlova with mango and pawpaw. radio.nz...

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Tauaao e Amerika Samoa pusa apa tuna e 1,370 mo nisi o Fa’alapotopotoga i Samoa Tusia – Tusiga Peseta Taofiga Na fa’afetaia e lana Afioga le Palemia ma le Kapeneta, le fesoasoani a le Malo o Amerika Samoa ina ua o latou taulimaina ni pusa apa tuna e silia ma le 1,300, sa tauaaoina mai e lea Malo mo le fa’amatu’uina atu i nisi o fa’alapotopotoga puapuagatia e aofia ai Mapuifagalele ma le To’omaga mo e puapuagatia. Na vave ona a’apa le Malo, ma fa’ama’ape lea fesoasoani i fa’alapotopotoga ua lautogia, ma fa’afeso’ota’i loa mo le pikiina o le fesoasoani ua o latou maua. Saunoa fa’afetai lana Afioga le Ta’ita’i o le Atunuu ia Tuilaepa Dr Sailele Malielegaoi e fa’apea, o le tasi lea o fesoasoani aoga tele mo Samoa, o le taua lea o atunuu o lo o iai a latou fale I’a ma tu’u apaina ai mo le maketi, ma o se tasi lea o vaaiga mamao o lo o taula’i iai le silasila a le Malo o Samoa, ina ia ausia lea tulaga, ona tulaga tutusa lea ma Amerika Samoa, I le fagotaina o le gataifale ma gaosi taumafataga tu’u apa, mo fefa’ataua’iga. E 16 Fa’alapotopotoga i le atunuu na o latou taulimaina lea fesoasoani tau taumafa, e aofia le Kolisi Malua-140, Kolisi Piula-140, Kolisi Moamoa-140, Assembly-100, Worship Centre-50, Nasareta-50, Aso Fitu-50, Falema’i Moto’otua-100, Falema’i Savaii-100, Mapuifagalele-100, Tomaga mo e Puapuagatia-100, Falepuipui-100, Tama’ita’i Monike-50, Nuanua o le Alofa-50, SISDAC-50, Latter Day Saints -50. Na fa’afetaia e le Peresetene le Komiti Fa’atonu ma le Pulega a le Nuanua o le Alofa fa’apea ona sui auai, le foai ua tauaaoina e le Malo tauala mai i le fesoasoani a le Malo o Amerika Samoa, ma o le a o latou tufatufaina lea feosaosani ma le tatau i ona sui auai aua le fofoga taumafa, o le agaga lava lea e tasi na vaaia i nisi o Ekalesia ma Fa’alapotopotoga sa agai ane e piki a latou fa’amomoli, o le fa’afetai i le agalelei o nei Samaria....

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Tuliloa galuega fa′atino mo Faiaoga o Kolisi a le Malo Tusia Fuialo Ulafala O le maea ai o le tuuaga na feagai ma aoga i totonu o le atunuu sa maua ai se faasiliga malosi mo alo ma fanau. E lei mafai ai ona malolo faiaoga a le Malo ona o nisi o galuega ua maea ona faataaatitia atu mo latou i le tuuaga. Na faamanino e le sooupou o le Matagaluega o Aoga Taaloga ma Aganuu lea tulaga le Tofa Fesolai Syreen Laumoli. “O le taimi nei lava ia ua amata ona agai atu i tua le Vaega o le Matagaluega o loo gafataulimaina le tuliloaina o galuega faatino a faiaoga. “O le Vaega lenei o le Matagaluega, o latou tonu e patino i ai le iloiloina ma le mataituina o galuega a faiaoga. “E mo le silafia, a tuua le aoga e le faapea ua tuua ai ma le faiaoga, e i ai lava galuega ua maea ona faatatauina mo le faiaoga lava ia i le taimi o tuuaga. “O le faamoemoe maualuga o le Matagaluega ma le tofa ma le silasila mamao a le Minisita ma le Ofisa Sili o Pulega, ia mautinoa le faatumu pea o le taimi o le faiaoga i galuega faatino. “O le leai o se galuega e faatino mai lea taimi i lea taimi, o le faapogai o le aga atu o le faiaoga e faatino nisi tulaga e ese mai lona valaauina. “Ua manino lelei foi, i le tele o mea na tutupu i le tuanai ma aafia ai faiaoga i taimi o tuuaga o le pogai autu lea, o le leai o ni galuega e faatatauina mo latou i taimi o malologa. “O le mafuaaga tonu lava lea na ae ai se tofa i le Matagaluega e ala i le Ofisa Sili o Pulega ina ia mautinoa le i ai pea o se tauga e a;lu ma le faiaoga i le tuuaga. “O lea tauga poo fea lava e aga i ai lona faamoemoe e mautinoa lava e tau pea i ai lona mafaufau i lana galuega na alu atu ma ia i le tuuaga. “E i ai lava le taimi e tafao ai, ao le mea ia mautinoa ia matua le tuu i ona faiva auā o le toala faautama ia o le poto salalau.” O le vaiaso nei la ua oo atu ai i le Motu Tele i Salafai lenei galuega e ala i le mataituina ma le masuesueina o galuega sa feagai ma faiaoga i le tuuaga. E le gata i lea, na faailoa foi e Fesolai e faapea, o le taimi nei ua amata ona ao mai i totonu nisi o galuega a fanau o loo i le Vasega 12 ma le 13 mo le faagasolo atu i suiga faaiu o lenei tausaga....