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Matautu fish factory delayed – Minister

Plans for a processing fish factory to be opened at Matautu have been delayed. They have been pushed back towards the ...

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Samoan language resource for Porirua Harbour

A new Samoan language documentary highlighting the issues facing Porirua Harbour and its catchment has been produced by the Porirua ...

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Palau bans commercial fishing in favor of tourism

The president of Palau, Tommy Remengesau Jr, is living up to a pledge he made when he took office for ...

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Farmers group to meet in June

The Farmers Samoa Incorporated, also known as the Samoa Farmers Association, will hold a meeting in June this year, in ...

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Qualifications Authority talks with stakeholders

The Samoa Qualifications Authority is carrying out a consultation with its stakeholders on the proposed funding approach for the Post ...

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Police Superintendent appears in Court

A suspended police Superintendent appeared before the Supreme Court yesterday accused of theft as a ...

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Minor quake rattles country

A 4.3 magnitude earthquake rattled some parts of the country ...

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‘Conflict of interest’ in govt. board questioned

A decision by Board Members of the Accident Compensation Corporation (A.C.C) to pay themselves Director’s fees and expenses worth $5,000 ...

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Between the Lines

Watch your left hand movements

Watch your left hand movements Ticketing motorists about a traffic law violation is one thing but d...

Think a Minute!

Play your part

Think a minute… A famous painting shows a king making a chain from his crown, and a slave making a ...

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Street Talk

Top cop swings into action

Police Commissioner Egon Keil has suspended four offi cers for allegedly being involved in criminal activities and breaching their duties. It is one of his fi rst big decision in his new role. What do you think? Pai Mulitalo ‘Ale asked people in today’s Street Talk and this is what ...

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All Blacks skipper backs Return to Paradise reunion charity ball

All Blacks captain, Richie McCaw, is donating his World cup commemorative captain’s jersey as a special auction prize for the Return to Paradise Gala Charity Ball next Friday, 16 May.

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Vaiusu calls for additional seat

The delegation from the Vaiusu village council yesterday called for an additional seat for the constituency of Faleata West.

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Minister defends govt’s decision

The Minister of Public Enterprises, Lautafi Fio Purcell, has defended the government’s decision to re-tender the Samoa Land Corporation (S.L.C) complex at Tuana’imato at the price of $4.5million.

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Samoa Observer sends Karen Kapisi away for Mothers Day

Mothers’ Day has arrived a few days early for businesswoman, Karen Kapisi. 

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Apia Park to host night games for Commonwealth

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The Sevens rugby and tennis tournaments will be played at night time at Apia Park Stadium during the Commonwealth Youth Games in September.

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Two plead not guilty to murder

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The two young men accused of killing another man who had apparently sought refuge by jumping in the sea have pleaded not guilty to murder.

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Suspended cops appear in Court

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Two suspended police officers appeared in Court yesterday on separate matters.

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Apia meeting looks at travel fraud, identity theft

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WELCOME TO SAMOA: Representatives from around the region and the world are gathering at Hotel Tanoa Tusitala this week.

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P.S.C chief looks to the future

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The woman who has been at the helm of the Public Service Commission (P.S.C) for the past six years, Fuimapoao Beth Onesemo- Tuilaepa, is bowing out of her P.S.C role.

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Star from Savai’i gets his chance

Who said players from Savai’i can’t make it to the big time? Tell that to Fetufou Setu and the boy from Savai’i will probably laugh at you.

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Samoa prevails over Tonga

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International football is for many the ugly duckling of the league schedule, particularly if you're talking about matches not involving the game's big three.

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Manu Samoa search begins

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The Manu Samoa selectors yesterday named 58 players in their wider training group and selection pool for the Manu’s 2015 campaigns including the Rugby World Cup.

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Feiloa’i atu i a Ricky Tevaga

O le tu’ufa’aitiitia ai o le mamafa o Ricky Tevaga ua avea ai nei o ia ma se tasi o ali’i ua toe faafouina lona tagata atoa.

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Now naughty birds are tugging at each other’s “ponytail” in the trees

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It’s cold in Auckland this morning, the sun has yet to show up, through the window naughty birds are flirting and tucking at each other’s “ponytail” in the trees. Down below the yard is nostalgically quiet, and here in this room the news coming through the cell-phone, is saying “ponytail’” enthusiast Prime Minister Toasavili John Key’s worries are far from over.

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Take the long walk, and let the rain fall

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The green grass it knows the meaning of rain. Rain is the breath of God in her lungs, and it rais...

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Japan will not give in to terrorism

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A video purporting to show that Mr. Kenji Goto was murdered was uploaded on line, following Mr. Ha...

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Letters to Editor

Watch what you say

Dear Editor, Thank you Keni Ramese for your words of wisdom on Sunday (editorial Respect is earned, not given). I thought it was a really nice way to convey how all Samoans felt about the comments from Fiji’s Prime ...


Respect for the R.S.A

Dear Editor, Your coverage of the ANZAC was quite educational.


Whose debt are we paying?

Dear Editor, I thought my eyes had deceived me when I was flipping through your Sunday edition after a nice big toanai with the ...