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China and the Pacific: The view from Oceania

Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, spoke to offi cially the open the Conference on China and the Pacifi c: “The ...

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Poly leaders updated about efforts to stop illegal fishing

Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, and Polynesian leaders were recently updated about developments in relation to the “Project Eyes on ...

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A statement from the Producer about Telesā

I read the entire Telesā series over Christmas-New Year 2014, including the Daniel Tahi novella.And then I read it straight ...

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Judge Vaepule tells off man for being a show off

A 31-year-old man of Toamua has been given a 15 months suspended sentence for being “disrespectful” and a “show ...

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Pacific leaders to voice opinions on China’s regional role

Officials and academics from around the Pacific will gather in Samoa next week to give their views on China’s evolving ...

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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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$45,000.00 for weightlifting

Cabinet has approved financial assistance of $45,000 for the Samoa Weightlifting Federation to help with their preparations for two upcoming ...

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Practical attachment on mammography

Cabinet has approved the participation by a Samoa representative at a Practical Attachment on Mammography at Manukau Super Clinic’s Breast ...

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Court rejects appeal

There is good news once again for kava growers in Samoa and the Pacific.

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Talking China: Size, wealth and power do count

Geographic size, wealth and military might do count. The point was emphasised by Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, at the National University of Samoa (N.U.S) yesterday.

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Family mourns double tragedy

A 43-year-old mother of four from Togafu’afu’a and Nu’u, Celia Crichton Felise, is heartbroken.

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Leaders tackle the issues

The leaders from the private and public sector taking part in the Leadership Samoa Programme for 2015 delved into the issues confronting the country on Friday.

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Happiness at the Children’s Ward

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Thursday was a day to remember at the Children’s Ward of the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital at Moto’otua.

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N.U.S and Otago strengthen ties

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The National University of Samoa (N.U.S) continues to strive for international recognition through partnerships with overseas universities.

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New year, new race and a new Winner

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During an overcast day at Mulinu’u yesterday, Neil Cook of Aqua Samoa took out the Olympic distance Race for Race 1 of the Bluesky Samoa Triathlon Series.

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Film deal for Samoan book series

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The TELESA  Book Series by author Lani Wendt Young has been optioned for a movie by New Zealand production company Multinesia.

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Manunu dedicates new building

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Manunu Primary School officially opened its newly reconstructed school on Thursday just in time for the start of the 2015 school year.

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Media ban as N.Z. rugby visits

An inspection team from the New Zealand Rugby Union arrived in the country yesterday for a site visit and to discuss other matters related to the Manu Samoa-All Blacks game this year

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Alesana Tuilagi keeps Rugby World Cup dream alive at Newcastle Falcons

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Newcastle Falcons’ Alesana Tuilagi has not given up on his Rugby World Cup dream despite having been out of the Samoan squad for almost two years.

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New Manu Samoa Officers appointed

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With the resignation of Fred Amoa as the Chief Executive Officer of the Samoa Rugby Union and Tuala Mathew Vaea as General Manager of the High Performance Unit (H.P.U.), Namulauulu Alama Ieremia, the current Technical Assistant to the Manu Samoa 15’s coaching team, has been appointed as the Interim General Manager of the H.P.U.

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ACT Brumbies hardman Fotu Auelua is refusing to let another pre-season setback ruin his year

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ACT Brumbies hardman Fotu Auelua is refusing to let another pre-season injury setback ruin his year, vowing to make sure he has an immediate impact when he gets a delayed start to Super Rugby next month.

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China in the Pacific, more than a friend

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A very important meeting is being held at the National University of Samoa (N.U.S) this week. Timely too, if I might add..

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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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The burden of ideals and the search for h

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The beauty of this life is so forlorn. Faith dangles her feet in the dreamy skies we paint, wher...

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Letters to Editor

Change your tone

Re: Cut out the excuses, P.M tells Sevens Re: Samoa Observer article in Wednesday 18th February 2015 edition titled Leone Bridge still not ...


It’s all about the land

Dear Editor, Why would someone with a pocketful of cash want to invest in Samoa just to get ...


Bonnie and Clyde, alright!

Dear Editor, Re: Bonnie and Clyde The dual are Bonnie and Clyde alright; without the gun ...


Think a Minute!

Disappointed with Myself

Think a minute… Ever since I can remember, I have been disappointed with myself. Among other things I wish I was taller, and that I had more mechanical ability to fix ...