The iconic Fautasi Race will not feature at this year’s Teuila Festival. The Samoa Tourism Authority (STA) says that as an event, it is “over used.”
The decision was confirmed by STA’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, Pativaine Tevita in an email to the Weekend Observer.
She denied claims the race has been cancelled because there was no funding.
“No it is not,” she wrote. “When something is over used, its value and importance starts to diminish.
“This is the logic behind the excluding of the Fautasi Race from the Teuila Festival.