Posts Tagged ‘Apia’

This Café provides a taste of Rome in Apia

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Since its opening ceremony some weeks ago, the religiously themed Immaculate Religious Shop and Café has already served many customers, no matter if they are devout Christians or not. “This is my first visit here, but I think it is really great. I would not consider myself a really devout or religious person, but I Read more

Old pupils grant to St Joseph’s, Apia, helps pay teachers

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Teachers at St Joseph’s College in Apia will benefit after the Marist Old Pupil’s Association presented a cheque for NZD$16,100 to the college. The president of the association, Peseta Kasiano Ioane, said the cheque, presented earlier this month, is to help out with teachers’ pay. “We received a request from the school that they needed Read more

Marist effort to clean up Apia before UN conference

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

The Marist Brothers’ Old Pupils Association in Samoa is working to ensure Apia looks spick and span before, during and after a United Nations conference. The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States is to be held in Samoa from September 1-4. It will focus the world’s attention on a group of countries that Read more

Prisoners helping to build Apia’s new cathedral

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Up to ten prisoners have been helping to build the Catholic Cathedral in Apia. The Church’s media spokesperson, Father Ioane Ono, confirmed this when contacted by the Samoa Observer. Ono said while he knew prisoners had assisted with the demolition of the old Cathedral, he was unaware they were being used to help with its Read more

Samoa: St Joseph’s pupils charged with assault

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Two Year 11 students, age 16, from St Joseph’s College in Apia, Samoa were charged with assault and released on bail last Wednesday. The arrest followed a school brawl on Friday. Ten others were taken into Police custody. Assistant Police Commissioner Le’aupepe Fatu Pula said ten students were arrested from Fugalei Market after a fight Read more

Church is telling tenants to move off land in Apia town area

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

The Church is telling tenants to move off the land it owns in the Taufusi-Saleufi-Fugalei and Togafu’afu’a area of Apia. Church spokesman, Father Penitito Mauga, said that the Church wants to pool its vast tracts of land in the town area and lease it to businesses at a higher rate. “We have very few sources of income Read more

Children are used to win symphathy

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

In Apia, Samoa, children are used to win sympathy by some street vendors. Parents are using their children as a bait to win people’s sympathy, says Security’s Officer, Aloi Perosi. “That’s why many of them are out here at a very late hour,” he says. “It’s not about selling goods. It’s about people feeling sorry for them and then giving them Read more