David Main. Photo/Monica Jain/Nationalgeographic.org

I am lucky to be alive, says David Main

A member of the business community is lucky to be alive after he was brutally beaten by two men opposite McDonalds in early hours of Saturday morning. In an interview with the Samoa Observer yesterday David Main said he is thankful he is still alive. “I’ve been here for 20 years and I have never had a problem in my life, even with my children.

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Savea Ali.

Fathers enjoy a game of billiard

Fathers deserve to be spoiled every once in a while and why not let them enjoy a game of billiard.

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Lilomaiava Sam Ieremia with his brother Su’a Hesed Ieremia.

Bowling tournament honors fathers

An annual bowling tournament to honor fathers was held recently in Apia. Held at the Bowling Compound at Apia Park, the event was sponsored by the late Reverend Ieremia Le’atulī Sili Samuelu.

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S.V.S.G. Advocacy Program celebrates Father’s Day.

Fathers condemn violence

A group of fathers have united and condemned violence in families and homes as they gathered to mark Father’s Day celebrations in Samoa.

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The men’s fellowship group of the Fiji community in Samoa after Sunday’s service.

Day to remind dads of responsibilities

Fathers’ Day should remind men of their responsibilities as fathers on top of celebrating the day, says Samoan Fijian community men’s fellowship leader Lai Kaivei. 

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Managing Director of Trade Depot John Christie discussing how they can make their partnership strong with Island Rock IT Manager, Sealii Faiga’a.

N.Z. firm discusses plans with Island Rock

Online home appliances firm Trade Depot New Zealand is in discussions with local company Island Rock on future plans. 

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Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi unveiling the time capsule.

Australia aid criticised

A farmer support charity is calling for the Australian government to spend less money abroad. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop was in Samoa recently announcing millions of dollars in funding for various projects across the country.

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Foreign Ministers of P.I.F. member states during last week's one-day conference in Apia.

Pohiva says ‘slow down’ on Chinese loans

Tonga’s Prime Minister Akalisi Pohiva has cautioned Pacific Island nations, saying they should “slow down” asking China for loans. Speaking on the sidelines of the one-day Forum Foreign Ministers conference in Apia last Friday, the Prime Minister told Samoa Observer in an exclusive interview that the debts that Pacific Island states owed to China should be on the agenda at next month’s Pacific Islands Forum (P.I.F.) Leaders Summit in Nauru.

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Fepuleai Atilla Ropati.

Court hears appeal against Fepuleai’s acquittal

The appeal against the decision of the Court to acquit the President of Land and Titles Court, Fepuleai Atilla Ropati, of assault charges has begun. Counsels Rexona Titi and Aumua Ming Leung Wai, representing the Office of the Attorney General and the respondent Fepuleai, appeared before Supreme Court Justice Leiataualesa Daryl Clarke last Friday to make their submissions.

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The auditors noted that the gifts were, “quite excessive and contrary to the good governance and accountability objectives of governing legislations, as well and the general duty of care of board directors.

Audit queries $25,000 Christmas gifts

A total of $25,000 Christmas gifts were given to a Minister and board members by the Samoa Housing Corporation. This was revealed in the audit report for S.H.C.’s financial year ended 30 June 2014. According to the audit report Christmas gifts valued at $5,000 and $4000 were given to the minister and each Board Member. 

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Samoa’s circus master plans amusement park

Magic Circus of Samoa ring master, Tupa’i Bruno Royale has a retirement plan for Samoans. 

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Tongan Prime Minister Samuela 'Akilisi Pohiva.

Pohiva urges Pacific leaders to set example

Pacific Island Leaders should lead by example and move away from obesity lifestyle. Tonga’s Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva made the appeal in an interview with Samoa Observer with discussing the impact of child obesity and non-communicable diseases in the region. 

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A HARDWORKING FATHER: Sasala Tauaneai Moemoe working on his plantation to provide for his family.

Sasala a multi-talented father

When people talk about raising families, the role of mothers is often the first thing they think about.

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‘NEVER STOP LEARNING AND NEVER GIVE UP”: Entertainments provided by Don Bosco.

Don’t give up on your aspirations, youths told

Young people have been encouraged not to give up on their dreams.

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'TRUE SAMOAN PATRIOT': (L-R); Prime Minister Tuilaepa, Faalogo Situtuila Sissy Vuki, Samoa Cancer Society President - Lauaki Jason Annandale and Society’s Chief Executive Shelley Burich.

A donation from the heart

Fa’alogo  Situtuila Te'o-Tuatagaloa Vuki and husband Tupuola Sione Vuki have done it again.

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Representatives from Chan Mow Supermarket: Tony Leati and Juliet Macarthy.

Fathers win with Chan Mow

Five lucky fathers have another reason to celebrate Father’s Day.

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HAPPY 3rd BIRTHDAY: Unveiling of the new signage board for the Laufou o le Talalelei.

Christian radio celebrates third birthday

Christian radio station, Laufou o le Talalelei, commemorated its third year anniversary at Mulinu’u yesterday. 

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WELL DONE: A proud moment for youths graduating from the internship programme which landed eight of them with permanent employment.

Nine graduate from internship programme

Nine youths graduated from an internship programme organised by the Samoa One United Nations Youth Employment Programme.

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Miss Samoa Papalii Alexandra Iakopo.

Nine contestants vie for Miss Samoa

The Essence of a Tamaitai Samoa or Samoan Lady is the theme for this year’s Miss Samoa 2018 pageant. Nine contestants have entered for this year’s competition, to capture and celebrate the many unique aspects of a Tamaitai Samoa.

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Suspended Principal Immigration Officer Paul Ah Kuoi and Tui Vaai Jr.

Immigration Officer suspended over passports

Principal Immigration Officer Paul Ah Kuoi has been suspended in connection to the departure of Tui Vaai Jr despite a court order banning him from leaving Samoa.

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Think a Minute

Creatures of habit

Think a minute…As the saying goes: “A leopard can’t change its spots.” This, of course, is true of leopards. But is it true of people? Can people change? Are we humans just creatures of habit? Or can we control our thinking, behavior and habits?


Maota Fono an important symbol of independence

In 2012 Samoa, celebrated its 50th anniversary of Independence. The Government of Australia announced that it would co-fund with Samoa a significant infrastructure project to reconstruct the Maota Fono on its original site here at Mulinu’u.

Between the Lines


Those parking meters A lot has been said about the Government’s move to install parking meters - good and bad.

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