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Seau among Hall of Fame names

Samoan American football legend Junior Seau is among 15 first-year eligible modern-era candidates nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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U.N.E.P calls for world alliance

The official said the Samoa meeting served to review specifi c issues of concern to the islands, some of which are in danger of disappearing from the world map because of the negative effects of climate ch...

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Digging deep to offset S.I.D.S Samoa meeting

The OffsetISLANDS 2014, which involved an action and awareness campaign supported by the Samoa Observer, had been successful in showing how Samoa was minimizing carbon emissions through recycling and renewable ener...

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Samoa world leader

The United Nations Executive Secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (U.N.F.C.C.C.), Christiana Figueres, has praised Sa...

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Minister Tupa’i reveals National govt’s plan

“The election campaign is a bit of a circus back at the moment the media have done that to it. I just expect that in the final week or so that people will get to focus on the key issues that always should dominate election ca...

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Former M.P. says ‘justice must be done’

Former Member of Parliament, Patu Ativalu Togi II, has called on the Police to “re-investigate” the death of mental health patient, Hans Dalton.

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Where’s my money?

Siva Afi dancer, Vaela’a Iloa, is not happy. He has questioned the organisers of the Teuila Festival over the prize money he was promised.

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Tuilagi family affair

“Manu’s just the same. He stays with some old friends and they go outside playing touch rugby together. We were playing touch rugby together in our village at home”

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$30million lawsuit doesn't surprise P.M.

Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, has downplayed Hans Dalton’s family’s decision to sue the government for $30million.

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National Disability Centre takes shape

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The foundation of Loto Taumafai School’s National Disability Centre at Vaitele-fou is slowly taking shape after the groundbreaking ceremony in May.

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Westpac ranked most sustainable bank in 2014

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PR - Westpac Group has welcomed the announcement that it had been assessed as the most sustainable bank globally in the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) Review.

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Land Corporation relocates

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The staff of the Samoa Land Corporation is scheduled to relocate to the Vaitele market tomorrow. The relocation will allow its $4.25million Faleata headquarters to be transformed into a hotel.

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Samoa remains low risk for Ebola

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With the United Nations’ Security Council yesterday declaring “the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to peace and security”, chances the virus will reach Samoa are small.

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Sport

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F.F.S. focuses on coaching education

“This is the right time to bring coaches at a senior level together. The game is constantly evolving and we have to upgrade and follow the latest trends so it is our role to provide them with the tools to deliver effective training sessions”, states Toselli.

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Players look to explore loophole

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Depth shouldn’t be a problem for Samoa heading into the 2015 Rugby World Cup, thanks in large part to the Olympic sevens eligibility loophole.

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Tuilagi is raring to go at full tilt, fuelled by failures of his season from hell in 2013-14

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PR - Bullish centre wants to banish memories of a year ruined by injury woe for both club and country, he tells Steve James, The Telegraph

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Eliota: A rebel with a cause

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A poster of the 2005 Blues rugby development team adorns one wall of Sapolu Law's reception area.

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Editorial

‘Moment of Truth’ for voters

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In 1893, after two decades of campaigning by women such as Kate Sheppard, Mary Ann Muller and Ann Ward, New Zealand made history around the world as the first country to introduce women’s suffrage for those over the age of 21.

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An experience to savour

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“The colours surround you, around you an enchanted nature involve all the senses, the smells, the ...

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Su’a William Sio writes

This is just a brief note to say thank you to my fantastic campaign team and Labour supporters in Ma...

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EDUCATION

The arduous journey To a promising desti

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As a student in year thirteen, in the midst of the concluding year for education and the precipice...

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SAYING GOODBYE

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As you probably know, my last article was about bringing family here, to Samoa. But this one is ab...

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Observer Events

Talofa lava!

After watching several episodes of the “Worlds’ co...

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Savaia Marine Reserve “Building a better

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Nestled in the peaceful and serene Lefaga Bay is...

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Letters

Wrong development for rugby

Dear Editor, Re: Key All Blacks could be missing in Apia I am very disappointed with South Africa Rugby Union by putting a quota on black players to be selected on any of their super rugby teams.

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Be vigilant, Samoa!

Dear Editor, I applaud the efforts of the group of matai to stand up to the Asian Development Bank. It is of the utmost importance that Samoa stands up to the banks.

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National debt and the economy outlook

Dear Editor, Recently, there were many arguments regarding our current National Budget stance which raised concerns by the public especially the opposition party claiming the future stability is uncertain due to the continued rising of government debts.

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A nation that’s growing more and more perverted

Dear Editor, I just want to offer my two cents about the validity that Samoa is a nation founded on God. I’ve seen some pretty scary things in the paper and on the stages lately which, I think don’t add up in reference to that belief.

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