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Popular Apia night club Edge Marina View has been temporarily closed.

Edge Marina View closed

Popular Apia night club Edge Marina View has been temporarily closed. A manager of the club, who asked not to be named, told Samoa Observer that the club has been closed for staff safety reasons. The closing of the club comes a week after the death of 24-year-old Jeremiah Malaki Tauili’ili, who was allegedly assaulted on the premises on November 30 and went into coma, before he died five days later.

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“I WANT A BETTER LIFE FOR MY SON”: The home of Sio Sula from Falefa seeking assistance.

“Water and a house are my main challenges”

Sio Sula dreams of providing a better home for his son.

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Minister of Women, Community and Social Development, Faimalotoa Iemaima Kika Stowers.

Districts launch development plans

The plans for 13 districts in Samoa were launched recently during the National Beautification awards prize-giving at Tooa Salamasina Hall.

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Professor Rajesh Chandra.

Literacy a challenge in the region

When it comes to literacy among students in tertiary education around the Pacific region, there is a lack of competency, says outgoing University of the South Pacific Vice Chancellor, Professor Rajesh Chandra. 

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HELPING THE COMMUNITY: Olivier Adam (second from right) and his United Nations Volunteer Program colleagues visited Savaia chief Tusani Lefaia’ao Iosefatu Reti to witness resilience building volunteerism in action.

“Samoa’s volunteerism is deeply ingrained”

Samoa hosted International Volunteers Day this week, with none other than the executive director of the United Nations Volunteers Program Olivier Adam, and the Asia Pacific regional manager Shalina Miah.

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SAMOA COLLEGE TOP ENGLISH AWARD: Larissa-lynn Soli Eteuati receives the Samoa Observer award for topping English in Year 13 level.

Larissa gets award from Samoa Observer

Larissa-lynn Soli Eteuati received the Samoa Observer Award for topping English in the Year 13 level at Samoa College. 

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WELL DONE: The 2018 Graduates of Vaiola College after the graduating ceremony last week Wednesday.

Claudia is Vaiola College’s top student

Claudia Muagututia has made her family extremely proud this year.

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CELEBRATING A MILESTONE: Tofilau Fiti Lafaele-Leung Wai shares her business success story and inspiration ten years later.

Samoa’s largest book, stationery shop marks 10 years

Promoting education through a bookshop was the inspiration behind the establishment of the Samoa Stationery and Books on December 8, 2008.

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CONGRATULATIONS: The graduating students of the Malua Theological College are flanked and congratulated by families and friends after the graduating ceremony yesterday.

Twenty one graduate from Malua Theological College

The Malua Theological College yesterday saw the passing out of 21 graduates with diplomas and bachelors in theology and divinity. Rev. Elder Tavita Anesone led the celebration with a service at the Jubilee Church at the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa headquarters in Malua. 

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The opera group, Shades with members Manase Latu, Ipu Laga’aia, Taka Vuni and Samson Setu.

Auckland opera quartet serenade crowd

Auckland-based group The Shades serenaded the audience with their voices in their first-ever performance in Samoa last Friday.

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Men charged identified

The Deputy Registrar of the Ministry of Justice and Courts Administration, Ve'atauia Fa'atasi Puleiata, has identified the three men charged in connection to the Police investigation into the death of Jeremiah Malaki Tauili’ili. Responding to questions from the Sunday Samoan yesterday, Ve'atauia said Robert Ash is facing an assault charge while Suapaina Savai’inaea and Herman Westerlund have been charged with manslaughter. 

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The Jubilee Church project at Malua.

Church’s loan repayments on track

The Congregational Christian Church of Samoa’s annual payment of $1.7 million to pay back a $15.11 million loan from the Samoa National Provident Fund is up to date. This was confirmed by C.C.C.S. Finance Committee chairman, Le Mamea Ropati Mualia, during an interview with the Sunday Samoan at his office recently. 

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Sister Emanuela Betham celebrates 60 years of service. More coverage in tomorrow's Samoa Observer.

Sister Emanuela marks sixty years of service

Sister Emanuela Betham yesterday celebrated 60 years serving as a Sister of the Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary (S.M.S.M.) Marist Missionary life. A church service was held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Church at Mt. Vaea yesterday evening to commemorate her achievement, which was attended by members of the S.M.S.M. sisters, families and friends.

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GRADUATION DAY: Some of U.S.P. staff during their graduation in Samoa.

Vice Chancellor denies high staff turnover

The outgoing Vice Chancellor of the University of the South Pacific, Professor Rajesh Chandra, has downplayed claims about the high turnover of Lecturers at the university. Prof. Chandra was responding to a question on whether the university was losing some of its quality Lecturers, who contribute to the academic development of the students. 

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2018 DUX OF SAMOA COLLEGE: Asiasiga Tualatamalelagi Naseri with proud parents, Temukisa Tuala and Tautiaga Naseri.

Asiasiga is Samoa College's top student

Do not underestimate yourself  and always aim high. With that belief, Asiasiga Tualatamalelagi Naseri worked and achieved his goal of becoming the 2018 Dux at Samoa College. He was awarded during the school’s prize giving ceremony at the Samoa College Old Pupil’s Association hall on Friday.

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HARD WORK PAYS OFF: Va’atuitui Apete and Edith Meredith were honoured to receive the Award for ‘Austrasia’s Best Relaxation Retreat at the prestigious Boutique Hotel Awards 2018’.

Aga Reef Resort gets top regional award

For the second consecutive year, Aga Reef Resort has done it again, scooping the award for “Australasia’s best relaxation Retreat” at the exclusive Boutique Hotel Awards 2018. 

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Toma Tuilata from Afega thanks Island Rock for the early Christmas presents.

Island Rock brings Christmas smile

The challenges facing Toma Tuilata and his family remain, but a gesture by local company Island Rock has brought a smile to their faces. Toma, 48, and his family was one of four families—who were selected to participate in Island Rock’s 25 Days of the Spirit of Christmas Campaign—and gifted Christmas hampers.

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Over 200 children with disabilities from around Upolu and Savai’i taking part in the World Disability Day.

Fun Day marks World Disability Day

Samoa commemorated World Disability Day with a Fun Day at the Tuanaimato Soccer Fields.

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California couple flew to fetched son.

American couple promises to be back

A couple from the United States of America had enjoyed their time so much in Samoa they can hardly wait to come back.

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WIN A VAN COMPETITION: Meilan Meredith, Saolele Tuapau and Arnold Meredith.

Siumu Primary wins Business Systems Ltd. competition

Siumu Primary School is the winner of Business Systems Limited’s Win a Van Competition.

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Think a Minute

The Will to Win

Think a minute…A father was trying to get his little boy to drink a glass of milk, but the son kept refusing, so the battle of wills was on. The father then poured himself a glass of milk and challenged his son to a race to see who could drink their milk the fastest. When the son had finished drinking his entire glass of milk, he said: “Let’s race again!”

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Spare a thought for the Samoan delegation at Poland Climate Talks

As we fast approach the end of 2018 and envelop ourselves in the spirit of the festive season on Christmas and New Year celebrations, we need to spare a thought or two for the Samoa delegation these two weeks in Katowice Poland in the collective pursuit by developing countries for a climate package of decisions that ‘leaves no climate related issues behind’.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

P.M. on Church leaders It seems Prime Minister Tuilaepa can’t leave members of clergy alone. During a radio programme last week, he had plenty to say about Church Ministers. For instance, he reminded them that Church Ministers were only taught on spiritual matters, not on Economics.

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