(SAMOA) — Profits for the Samoa Shipping Corporation soared by 200 percent in the ending of fiscal year 2016, according the Press Secretariat, but media inquiries on services between Salelologa and Mulifanua sent to SSC during the 2017-2018 holiday season, have yet to be answered.

The growth in profits for SSC was reported in a statement issued by the Press Secretariat, Ministry of the Prime Minister & Cabinet in late February 2018.

Even as the statement was issued, the SSC had not responded to media inquiries received in December 2017.

(SAMOA) – Ua maitauina ma iloa e le Faletupe Tutotonu e iai i latou poo tagata solitulafono ua faia ni faiga faasolitulafono e ala i le faaaogaina o le Facebook e ave faagaoi ai au tupe na alu ai lou tigaina ma lou afu e maua (se’i tulou).

E o mai ma faaaoga auala e faapea e vave ona e mau’oa ma faatosina ia te oe o le a e maua se tupe tele pe a teu au tupe ia i latou. 

(SAMOA) – It has been brought to our attention that there are supposedly some people or well organized criminals that are using Facebook as a tool to get to your hard earned money.

They come in the form of get rich quick schemes promising you huge amounts of returns if you invest your money with them.

Please be alert and vigilant of these scammers on social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and the like.

(SAMOA) – There is no doubt that the Scientific Research Organization of Samoa (SROS) has achieved its mandate as the government initiative celebrated its 12th anniversary this year.

Established in 2006 as a newly formed government initiative, SROS was set up to provide scientific and technical research, and develop technologies which provide benefit to Samoa’s industries, government ministries, corporations, agencies, communities, and, in turn – the national economy.


(SAMOA) – Two fire-fighting trucks were added to the fleet of the Samoa Fire and Emergency Services Authority (SFESA) officially presented mid-February, on the 15th.

The trucks were procured through the assistance of Japan International Cooperation System (JICS) in collaboration with the Government of Samoa and fully supported by Japanese Supplementary Budget.

(SAMOA) – In the coming months, Samoa Airport Authority (SAA) will be undertaking major airport pavement and drainage improvements to key aeronautical infrastructure assets.

Following the World Bank’s No Objection in October 2017 and a Cabinet Approval in November 2017, SAA signed a USD $31,400,750.00 contract on 18 Jan., 2018 with Downer New Zealand, Ltd. to undertake the design and construction of pavement surfacing and infrastructure rehabilitations/upgrade at Faleolo International Airport (APW) to achieve the required design standards.

(SAMOA) – The Livestock Division under the umbrella of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has topped up its pig stocks with the arrival of new genetics imported from Hamilton, New Zealand.

It’s been 10 years since the last shipment of imported pigs was brought to Samoa, also from New Zealand. The new arrivals are expected to revolutionize the local piggery industry.

(SAMOA) – Tula'i Faaiva Laulu and Rovine Fatima Asopaolo Setefano were wed Sunday, Feb. 25 at the Assembly of God Church in Lauli'i.

Church members and coworkers joined the newlyweds and their families to celebrate the union. Here are some photos from the blessing and reception. GOD bless the newlyweds!

(SAMOA) – Samoa Solidarity International Group has planned a march for April 7 in Savai'i, and a third in June to mark Independence Day as it continues to push for a repeal of the Lands and Titles Registration Act 2008.

The April march will take place in Salelologa, Savai'i, the date agreed upon in a SSIG meeting held Saturday, Feb. 24 at Apaula Heights Lounge. Attendees included visitors from Utah and New Zealand.

The June march just may lead to Parliament House in Mulinu'u, which is currently under construction, as several members suggested the route.

Brogging: The making of the blog, in your brain

(SAN ANTONIO, Texas) – I never could get into blogging, though I’ve entertained the idea more than I care to admit. Blogging is so much harder than I thought.


I mean, where do you start, and more importantly, how can you write about the sensitive, the crazy, the mundane, the disastrous and hilarious things without offense?

And why start now, after enjoying ample brogging triumphs, assessing situations and meting out justice in my own unique, sometimes ludicrous way?