Posts Tagged ‘Tuilaepa Malielegaoi’

“Joking” Samoan PM says churches “joking” about Casino

Friday, July 20th, 2012

The Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuilaepa Fatialofa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi, well known for his light hearted comments to the media, is suggesting that the country’s National Council of Churches was acting in a similarly jocular manner when it warned of the perils of casinos and gambling in Samoa. Last week the Chairman of NCC, Reverend Read more

Churches in Samoa oppose casinos

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Churches in Samoa have expressed concern about the affect the opening of casinos will have on the country. “The love of money and the casinos will only drive people further into poverty… People will start to save money to play in the casinos instead of feeding their families,” says the Chairman of Samoa’s National Council of Read more

State Funeral for Reverend Oka Fauolo

Friday, May 4th, 2012

In recognition of the prestigious Order of Ti’afau conferred upon him in 1995 – in recognition of his many services to the country – Reverend Oka Fauolo was accorded a state  funeral. His coffin was draped with the national flag and shoulder-carried by Police pall bearers. “Reverend Oka was a man who was not easily Read more

Malielegaoi says “yes” Pell says “no”: Minnows speak up on Climate change

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

The Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell,  has questioned the cost benefits of financing action to curb climate change, such as funding clean, renewable energy. Speaking at the annual lecture of the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF), a climate sceptic think tank he said “The cost of attempts to make global warming go away Read more