Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Samoa’

Catholic schools in Samoa receive a government grant of $2 million talā

Thursday, May 31st, 2018
government grant

Catholic schools in Samoa have received a government grant of $2 million talā. Making annual grants to church schools began in 1983 when government allocated $50 to $60 thousand talā in recognition of the church schools’ significant contribution to providing education. This year the annual allocation for private schools has reached $6 million talā. Consideration is Read more

Saying no to suicide and drugs

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Say no to suicide and drugs.’ That was the theme of an event involving the Catholic Church from the Matagaluega Apia in Samoa last weekend. Groups from Matautu and Leonē, Saint Anthony, Vaimoso and Samalage and Aiga Paia took part. They took part in a dance and singing competition. But Father Losi Numia said the Read more

Archdiocese of Samoa-Apia insolvent with liabilities of WST$23,424,718.

Friday, August 9th, 2013

A review of current financial position of the Archdiocese Samoa-Apia as at 18th June 2013, says the Archdiocese of Samoa-Apia is “insolvent”. This statement is contained in a review prepared by public Accountant, Tupuola Oloiali’i Koki Tuala, which the Samoa Observer says was leaked to the Sunday Samoan. In his report, Tupuola says the total Read more

Catholic opinion divided on Samoa’s casinos

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

A  spokesperson for the Church, Father Ioane Ono, was recently reported as saying the Catholic church is not too concerned about the casinos opening on Sundays. “Gambling is optional. It is a matter of a person’s choice,” he said. “There is no specific teachings of the [Catholic] church with regards to gambling,” says Father Ioane. Read more