LIFE IS EXPENSIVE: Foga’a Tavita, 26, of Safa’ato’a Lefaga.

Plea to cut cost of living

Foga’a Tavita, 26, of Safa’ato’a Lefaga has called on the Samoan Government to lower the cost of living. 

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BREADWINNER: Ueli Uelese of Lauli’i.

Hard work is key

Hard work pays off.  That is the belief of 19-year-old Ueli Uelese of Lauli’i, who has opted to be a gardener to help his family. 

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FONOTELE CONCLUDES: Participants of the Malua Fonotele 2018 pose for the camera upon completion of the conference last Friday.

Curtain falls on the 2018 Malua Fonotele

All is well that ends well. That’s how it was hundreds of members of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa on Friday. After two weeks of their annual conference, the curtains fell on the annual pilgrimage with the election of new officers.

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Samoa Airways.

Samoa Airways submit landing fees request

Samoa Airways has submitted a request to the Samoa Airport Authority (S.A.A.) asking it to waive the landing fees at Apia Faleolo airport. 

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PROMOTING DANCING: S.S.A.B. is the major sponsor of the Toa Dance Crew that is preparing for a competition in Arizona, U.S.A. Show them you too can dance and you can win yourself some cash.

Dance and win $1,000

In the build up to their 10th year anniversary, the Samoa Stationery and Books (S.S.A.B.) is hosting the S.S.A.B. Meka Challenge. 

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Some Members of Organising Committee.

Alafua Campus prepares for U.S.P’s 50th Anniversary

Preparations for U.S.P’s Golden Jubilee Celebrations have begun in earnest at Alafua Campus as a regional Campus of the University. 

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Chief Executive Officer of Ministry of Health: Leausa Dr. Take Naseri.

Palliative Care on the agenda in Apia Forum

The Samoa Cancer Society (S.C.S.), in partnership with Ministry of Health, are co-hosting a National Palliative Care Forum starting tomorrow, at the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel.

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THE 49TH NATIONAL CONVENTION: A young woman shares her views during consultation of the delegates to this year’s Bahá’í National Convention.

Bahá’í delegates discuss progress and unity

Bahá’ís from Samoa and American Samoa are meeting on the grounds of the Bahá’í House of Worship this weekend at the 49th National Convention.

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MAINTAINING AVA QUALITY IN SAMOA: The official launch of the Samoa Ava standard at the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel last friday evening.

Setting the standards for ava in Samoa

Samoa Ava standard was launched in a ceremony at the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel on Friday evening.

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CONSIDER A 'GIFT OF LIFE': Dr D. Vijaya Rajakumari from Apollo Hospital Group speaks passionately about encouraging Samoans to seriously consider organ donation.

Specialist encourages donating organs

A kidney specialist from India has emphasised that more education is needed around encouraging Samoans to be more open towards donating their kidneys.

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According to the statement issued by the Police on the matter, the deceased suffered severe injuries to the head which led to his death.

Two men charged over brutal death

Police have arrested two men in connection with the brutal death of a 53-year-old man from Vailele. This was confirmed by Police Superintendent and Media Spokesperson, Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo.

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PRIME MINISTER: Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi.

The “downfall” of P.M. Tuilaepa’s Govt.

The Government’s decision to tax the Head of State and Church Ministers is the beginning of the “downfall” of Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi’s administration. The claim was made during the general debate at the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa’s (C.C.C.S.) General Assembly at Malua when the issue of taxation was raised. 

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SPORTS DISPUTE TRIBUNAL MATTER: President of Samoa Amateur Boxing Association, Fesola'i Vaaiga Tuigamala and the Chair of the Sports Dispute Tribunal, Justice Mata Tuatagaloa.

Dispute Tribunal ruling favours rugby legend

The Samoa Sports Dispute Tribunal has recommended dissolving the current Samoa Amateur Boxing Association (S.A.B.A.) Executive. The Tribunal was chaired by Justice Mata Keli Tuatagaloa with members including Tuisugaletaua Aveau Sofara and Rev. Dr. Siaosi Salesulu.

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CLEAN UP YOUR MESS E.P.C.: The image of the inconvenience left by E.P.C. on the property of an angry resident of Alafua, Charlie Mansfield.

Resident slams E.P.C. as “irresponsible”

A resident of Alafua has raised concerns about what he called the “irresponsible attitude” of the Electric Power Corporation (E.P.C.) workers towards the public. Charlie Mansfield told the Sunday Samoan that for the past two weeks, E.P.C. workers did not care to remove the trees they had cut along the public road that connects the main road to the other residences that live on his side. 

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Saturday afternoon vehicle smash

Two cars collided on Cross Island Cross Road in Vailima around 12.55 p.m. yesterday resulting in injuries. Eyewitnesses say a woman in a white sedan was travelling up the hill and may have been trying to overtake another vehicle when she collided with an oncoming black vehicle, which was being driven by another woman who had backseat passengers.

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HAVING QUALITY FAMILY TIME: Charlie Wilkinson with her 4-month-old niece Chloe Malcolm enjoying their time at the Taumeasina Island Resort.

A family holiday where there is something for everyone

People are one of the main reasons Charlie and her sister, Katie Wilkinson keep returning to Samoa. 

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NOT JUST WORK: Kevin and Paulie Rule excited to go into town and explore another part of the island.

Airport and scenery impress couple

The newly upgraded Faleolo International Airport is another reason Kevin and Paulie Rule would return to Samoa. 

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Samoa College claimed overall dominance in both fields.

Samoa College dominates Debate, Science Fair

Samoa College dominated the Land and Soil week inter-school Debate and Science Fair held this week. Eleven colleges took part.

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Minister of Commerce, Industry and Labour, Lautafi Fio Purcell with Samoan Seasonal Workers.

Seasonal Workers on demand in Australia

At least two Australian farms with Samoan Seasonal Workers on their payroll have assured that they want to hire more Samoans.

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WORKING TOGETHER: Tanoa Tusitala Hotel offers accomodation assistance for Samoa Cancer Society.

Tanoa Tusitala Hotel becomes another Provider for Samoa Cancer Society

For over four years the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel has provided accommodation for overseas medical guests of the Samoa Cancer Society (S.C.S.), particularly for the Auckland Starship Team who make an annual visit to Samoa to work with the Paediatric team at N.H.S. and follow-up on children with cancer, with the society.

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Think a Minute

“The wealthy poor”

Think a minute…Imagine this rich, successful young man. He’s well educated and owns a big, beautiful house. He lives and travels first class! Yet even with all his success he still goes to church and is a humble, good person. Of course, he’s not perfect.


The fastest way to find a job

As we all very much know, having a job is or must be an integral part of our everyday life. We all yearn for one. That is for sure. What we don’t know is, how do we go about getting “our” job. Period. That is the purpose of this article.

Between the Lines


Banking whispers Whispers about the change of ownership for a major player in the banking industry in Samoa has been laughed off.

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