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European Union practices what it preaches

Last year the European Union (E.U.) installed Photovoltaic Panels on the roof of its Office in Samoa. The consequences have ...

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Samoa Quality Broadcasting launches website

Samoa Quality Broadcasting Ltd will be launching its website ...

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Pacific governments seek leverage

Governments and youth leaders from Commonwealth member countries in the Pacific will seek to agree an ambitious plan of action ...

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Bluesky announces new rates

Bluesky has launched its new Fixed Line calling rates into the ...

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Samoa enhances health surveillance

The Ministry of Health has started to implementing enhanced public health surveillance for the Commonwealth Youth Games with technical support ...

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Samoan-English Sevens player comes out as gay

Samoan-English Sevens player Sam Stanley, nephew of an All Black great and a member of one of rugby’s most well-known fa...

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Between the Lines

Proposal: Free eye checks / Spectacles for customs officers

Proposal: Free eye checks / Spectacles for customs officers Are our Customs Officers sight impaired...

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Don’t defeat yourself

Think a minute… Recent studies show that only 1 out of 3 people have healthy self-confidence. Th...

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Govt. changes plan for '$4.2m waste'

The Minister of Public Enterprises, Lautafi Fio Purcell, is optimistic that an investor will eventually utilise the Samoa Land Corporation’s (S.L.C) $4.2 million headquarters.

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Happy 8th birthday, Miracle - Tina Nanai!

In January 2008, we took you to America when you were only four months old, for medical treatment, because you were a fighter and had proved to the world that you wanted to “live”!

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Airline link mooted as Samoa, Shenzhen sign agreement

Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, has again raised the possibility of flights between Samoa and China.

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Alleged marijuana farmers in Court

Three men accused in relation to the Faleatiu drug raid last month appeared in Court yesterday.

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Samoa Observer in Washington D.C.

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Samoa Observer’s Senior Reporter, Lanuola Tupufia, among participants at the “Environmental Protection of Oceans and Fishing,” tour in the United States of America.

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Nofoali’i, Vaitele strike it lucky again

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Nofoalii Primary School and Vaitele Primary school now have 200 reasons to smile!

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Writers entertain, challenge and broadened our worlds

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The Deputy High Commissioner of New Zealand, Michael Walsh, congratulated the Samoa Observer and all it’s partners for a successful inaugural Samoa Observer Tusitala Short Story competition.

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I.L.O supports Samoa

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The International Labour Organization (I.L.O) has offered support to the hosting of the Pacific Regional Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting in Samoa this week.

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Curtain falls on Church conference

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Every good thing comes to an end. Every good thing comes to an end. That was the case for members of the Samoa Christian Universal Church who have been gathering at Vaitele Fou for the past week.

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From Chris to Christy: More than just a pageant

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For Christy Pune Brown who is competing as Miss Divas of Samoa in the Miss Health Fa’afafine international beauty pageant for 2015, the contest is more than just a pageant.

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Vaivase residents question water project

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An estimated 80% of Vaivase- Uta re s idents say they have not been clearly informed about the multimillion project for clean water now underwent to their area.

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The winners of the Samoa Observer Tusitala Short Story competition

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Logotaeao Vaeoso, of American Samoa, and Suisala Mele Maualaivao of Samoa have been named overall winners of the Samoa Observer Tusitala Short Story competition.

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Sports

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Bring on the Commonwealth Games

“Start Right, Work Hard, Finish Strong.” That’s the mantra the Samoa Athletes team are taking with them to the Commonwealth Youth Games, which begins this weekend with the opening ceremony on Saturday.

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Samoa wins as road to Russia World Cup begins

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Oceania’s lengthy 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ campaign is underway, with Samoa and Cook Islands opening with wins over American Samoa and hosts Tonga respectively in the four-nation Stage 1 matches.

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A football dream in schools realised

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Football Federation Samoa’s dream to start a soccer tournament within the colleges in Samoa will soon become a reality

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Team Fiji ready for Samoa

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Fiji’s preparations for the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa is on the right track as Team Fiji was hosted to a lunch at the Suva Bowling Club yesterday.

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Samoa coach Betham highlights the value of game time despite loss to Barbarians

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Samoa coach Stephen Betham was happy to see his squad get some much-needed game time during their 27-24 defeat against the Barbarians. Most of Betham’s squad have not since any action since their historic Test against the All Blacks in Apia back in July.

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Samoana

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Fa'ase'e e soalaupule le talosaga fa'asaga i le malo

O le tagi na fa’auluina e le sa avea talu ai ma Komesina o Leoleo, o Lilomaiava Fou Taioalo e fa’asaga i le Loia Sili o le Malo ma sui o le Komisi Su’esu’e na filifilia e le malo e faia lea su’esu’ega fa’apitoa, ua fa’ase’e atu nei i le Vaega e Soalaupule ma Fa’atalanoaina ai.

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Editorial

A fitter, healthier Samoa

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We know the statistics are ugly when it comes to obesity, non-communicable diseases and health in general for our people. We don’t need to remind you.

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Opinions

What is this life without poverty?

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Poverty is an interesting game. If you throw the dice, and you choose your birth place, you end up...

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“Peer Pressure”

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“I Dare You To Jump Of The Cliff and Land On Your Two Feet And Then I Will Be Your Friend, Or Are Yo...

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Letters to Editor

Alcohol should be hit with ‘sin tax’

Dear Editor, Thank you for your editorial titled “Ignoring it at your own peril”. Alcohol whether with high alcohol content or low needs to be taxed ...

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Manu Samoa Team to the World Cup

Dear Editor, Now that our team has left for the World Cup, as a Manu Samoa supporter, I wish them all the best. I do however have some reservations concerning the composition of the ...

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‘Absolute power corrupts absolutely’

Dear Editor, I write to say good on the former Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour C.E.O. for speaking out on known abuses of power which are essentially a type of corruption by the Public Service Commission (P.S.C.) on how they have been conducting senior executive ...

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