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By Loabay Admin1, May 31 2018 11:33AM

The newly redeveloped FoodCourt, now located at Fugalei Market, was officially opened today.


Ribbon was cut by Chairman of the ACC Board of Directors, Leoo Dr. John
Ribbon was cut by Chairman of the ACC Board of Directors, Leoo Dr. John

Hundreds turned up this afternoon for a ‘taste and sample’ of the delectable mouthwatering selection. And their reaction afterwards?

Delicious!




The ribbon was cut by Chairman of the ACC Board of Directors, Leoo Dr. John Adams.


Loabay’s Samoa-based Correspondent, Maina Vai – at the scene was able to share with us a delightful account of the succulent meals for all tastes and all manners of scrumptious preferences, starting from a selection of Samoan food, Chinese dishes, Indian curries as well as beverage bars.


With a total of 9 food outlets operating daily, it surely will become a one-stop food shop.


Besides a solid turnout from members of the public, the event was also well attended by government officials.


Honourable Minister for Public Enterprises, Lautafi Theo Purcell, in his keynote address stated it was not an easy decision for the government to approve the redevelopment of the Food Court complex, noting the challenges experienced in the past relating to food scraps and garbage management causing drainage issues. He also challenged and reminded the food outlet operators and Management Board to be persistent and maintain determination and consistency in their trading practices.


The design, construction and project management was carried out by Schwalger Designs and Building Ltd and Tinai Gordon & Associates with project costs of around $1,161,085.95 SAT.


In wrapping up his official address, Honourable Lautafi Purcell acknowledged the work of other subcontractors and local enterprises involved in bringing the project to fruition stating that it is the government’s desire to ignite local entrepreneurship and resourcefulness.



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By Loabay Admin1, May 31 2018 11:04AM


Toatele na auai ile tatalaina ole Food Court [Photo : Maina Vai]
Toatele na auai ile tatalaina ole Food Court [Photo : Maina Vai]



E le toe tau popole le atunuu i se faleaiga fai faatau e agai I ai, mo se taumafataga ma malologa mai i le pisi o tiute ma faiva o aso taitasi. A uā o lea ua ma’ea fausia le Food Court, poo le nofoaga oloo iai faleaiga eseese mo se tausiga i aso taitasi .



Nisi o le mamalu ole atunuu ma sui ole Malo sa auai
Nisi o le mamalu ole atunuu ma sui ole Malo sa auai

E 9 faleaiga i totonu o le Maota, e tusa lona tau ma le $1,161,085.95 SAT. Na ta’ua e le Minisita o le Matagaluega o Taui o Faalavelave Faafuasei, le afioga ia Lautafi Theo Purcell – e le i manatu le Mālō e toe faia se Maota faapea mo faleaiga, ona o faafitauli sa tulai mai muamua, e ala i le poloka o alavai (sei tulou). Peitai o le naunautaiga lava o le Mālō, aua nei toilalo i faafitauli, ae taumafai e fo’ia i nisi o auala o lo o mafai ona māua.


Food Court ile Maketi i Fugalei
Food Court ile Maketi i Fugalei

E lua konekarate sa feagai ma le galuega, o le konekarate a le Schwalger Design & Building Ltd ma le Tinai Gordon & Associates.

O le faafetai a le Malo mo isi kamupani e tusa ai o le galuega, e le faaitiitia. Ae o le naunautaiga o le Malo, ia atina’e o tatou tagata e ala i pisinisi, e pei foi oi latou o loo ua faamanuiaina e ala i a latou faleaiga, lea ua ma’ea fausia, i totonu o lenei Maota fou.


By : Maina Vai

[Loabay Correspondent - Samoa]

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By Loabay Admin1, May 29 2018 11:41PM


Samoa's Rugby World Cup qualification faces further uncertainty after Romania and Spain appealed the sanction handed-down by an independent disputes committee.


Belgium, Spain and Romania were found to have fielded ineligible players in the Rugby Europe Championship, with each team deducted five championship points for every game an ineligible player was used.



Manu Samoa are yet to qualify for the World Cup. Photo: AFP
Manu Samoa are yet to qualify for the World Cup. Photo: AFP
Spain's controversial defeat by Belgium in March originally meant Romania a
Spain's controversial defeat by Belgium in March originally meant Romania a

Spain's controversial defeat by Belgium in March originally meant Romania advanced to the World Cup. Photo: AFP

The ruling meant Russia qualified for the World Cup in place of Romania and Samoa would face Germany or Portugal in a home and away playoff.


While admitting to fielding an ineligible player, who was previously captured by another union, Romania confirmed it was appealing the sanction.


Spain is appealing the ruling they fielded two ineligible players during the qualification process and also the decision not to replay their match against Belgium


The William Webb Ellis Cup. Photo: RWC
The William Webb Ellis Cup. Photo: RWC

The appeal will be heard on Friday by an independent appeals committee, two weeks before Germany and Portugal are scheduled to meet in a cross-regional playoff.


The winner of that match is scheduled to face Samoa in Apia on June 30 before hosting the Manu on July 14.


RNZ Pacific understands a ruling on the appeal is expected next week.


Source : RNZI


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By Loabay Admin1, May 29 2018 11:34PM

New Zealand Rugby says it is still yet to grant clearance for Pete Samu to represent the Wallabies.


Pete Samu. [Photo: Photosport]
Pete Samu. [Photo: Photosport]

Crusaders flanker Samu was unveiled on Tuesday as a Brumbies contracted player from next year, with the 26-year-old then widely expected to be named on today in the Australian squad.


However, Samu is still beholden to his NZ Rugby and Crusaders contract until the end of the current Super Rugby season.


NZ Rugby head of professional rugby Chris Lendrum says a Rugby Australia request to release the Melbourne-born forward for next month's series against Ireland was still being considered.


"We have received a request from Rugby Australia and we're in discussions, but nothing has been decided yet," Lendrum said in a statement on Tuesday night.


The situation potentially mirrors that of Hurricanes flanker Brad Shields, who was eventually given clearance by NZ Rugby to represent England in their June tour of South Africa.


Leniency was granted to Hurricanes captain Shields, who was a long-serving and well-respected player at both provincial and Super Rugby level.


NZ Rugby insisted it could have blocked Shields' move as the player had committed to New Zealand for the length of his contract, which expired at the end of the Super Rugby season.


Chief executive Steve Tew said the terms of the Kiwi contract held sway over World Rugby's Regulation 9, which governs player release for Test windows.


NZ Rugby gave a "special exception" to Shields and spoke of concern at the precedent it might be setting.


Samu has less history in New Zealand than Shields.


He played club rugby in Sydney before switching to Kiwi provincial outfit Tasman in 2014.


Spotted by Crusaders scouts, he is now in his third season with the defending Super Rugby champions.


Source : AAP


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By Loabay Admin1, May 29 2018 11:27PM

One of the world's most recognisable brands has been ticked off by the Commerce Commission after it likely misled customers.


Photo : Image file
Photo : Image file

The Commission sent a warning letter to Apple, after an investigation found that the company had probably breached the Fair Trading Act.


Apple did that by telling customers that products were only covered by a guarantee for two years, by referring them exclusively to the manufacturer of non-Apple branded products and excluding Apple's liability for those products.


Commissioner Anna Rawlings said under the Consumer Guarantees Act, guarantees did not expire after a prescribed period of time.


"They apply for a reasonable period. What is reasonable depends on the nature of the goods, any statements made about the goods and how the consumer, in fact, uses the goods," she said.


"Although businesses may form a view about how long a product should generally last, they must assess each reported fault on its own merits. They should not base decisions solely on how long a consumer has owned a product. The reasonable lifespan of a product will depend very much on what the product is."


The Commission also said Apple was responsible, as a retailer, for all products it sold, even if it wasn't the manufacturer.


"It is natural that many retailers may wish to liaise with manufacturers to assess and remedy product defects, but they must not point blank refuse to address consumer complaints and refer consumers exclusively to manufacturers for attention," Ms Rawlings said.


The Commission also warned Apple in relation to:


* Telling consumers that they must accept a defined number of replacement goods before an alternative remedy would be made available when the law imposes no such limits on available remedies.


* Excluding liability for consequential losses when consumers might be entitled to compensation for some losses of that kind under the law, depending on the circumstances.


* Providing conflicting information on Apple's website about whether spare parts and repairs would, or would not, be available for some products.


* Leading consumers to believe that their faulty Apple products were being replaced with new products when they were in fact supplied with re-manufactured products.


Source : Radio NZ



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