Posts Tagged ‘Fa’a Samoa’

High hopes for a domestic violence-free Samoa Comments 0

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

A New Zealand-based commissioner on Samoa’s Commission of Inquiry on Domestic Violence says that country’s vision for a non-violent society heartens her. Tagaloatele Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop said people had been saying old family values of fa’asamoa have weakened and it’s now time to go back to traditions like evening family prayers. She said the Commission would Read more

Funeral expenses insurance mooted for Samoa Comments 0

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

There are plans afoot to introduce a Funeral Expenses Insurance plan to Samoa after recent focus group sessions recorded a positive response to the idea. But RNZ’s Samoa corespondent Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia says families are more inclined to be traditional when it comes to funeral costs. “When you talk about a funeral in Samoa, every Samoan Read more

Samoan church bans gift-giving Comments 0

Friday, May 30th, 2014

The Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S.) has moved to ban gift-giving with the hope to ease the burden on families and church followers. However, that ban comes with exceptions, urging that “wisdom and conscience” are used. C.C.C.S. Secretary General, Reverend Dr. Iutisone Salevao said the decision was finalised during last year’s gathering. Speaking to Read more