The Old Samoan Economy

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Before it was all introduced to me, my economy was primarily constructed by our own hands. I am from Western Samoa where things are rather simple and slow in comparison to the classy outside world. We do not have Walmart or Ross or huge grocery shops that would provide us with the convenience as other. My Samoa provides to our Economic growth, however, the ability to provide the necessary skills surfaced far along, gradually increasing growth. Economy? If I had to define the word back in my young days, I’d probably say that somewhat was a white man’s expression. See! The old Samoan life was more reliant on our back yard and the skills that were possessed and passed on from generations and generations before us. We would literally work on …show more content…
Bigger industries were in place and a rather city like view has washed out the natural old Samoa that I once knew. Peoples lifestyle changed tremendously and a more foreign stylishness was implanted. Did I recognize this? Yes, with other countries not my home. The term “one of a kind” no longer applied to certain areas. Nevertheless, it was rather comforting to learn that there were still other areas in the country that did not change as much. Some families still rely on monies sent from members who lived either in the Unites States of America and others in New Zealand. Some parents were fortunate to send their kids off-island to seek a better future and these kids either returned or makes a living at their destination other than returning. These people in return send miscellaneous appliances and or money to care for the families who remained in the Island. The practice still lives now, but people are not as reliant on their successors as they used to …show more content…
Several foreigners have settled in to Samoa and have built companies with multiple job capacity. Bigger building stands tall in the center of Samoa with many other in the process of being constructed. Transportation has extended to greater ships from one island to another. A massive number of events take place in Western Samoa attracting various people from various countries to visit the island. In consequence, Radio New Zealand broadcasted the escalation of tourism in Samoa: “The country 's tourism authority says 65,274 visitors so far this year, compared to just over 58,000 for the same period in 2015. In June alone, 12,773 visitor arrivals were recorded. The chief executive of the Samoa Tourism Authority, Sonja Hunter, said the figures indicate growing confidence among travelers off the back of successful marketing campaigns. A large majority of the visitors come from New Zealand, but the Australia, American Samoa, and United States markets have all grown by more than 10

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