I DON’T JUST SIT AROUND: Alio Talia of Fasito’o.

A mother’s money plight

Alio Talia puts her family first. That’s what she does every day. 

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TEACHER GOAL: Faiamio Fa’aiva wants to become a teacher.

Young woman motivated to succeed to help her family

“I’m motivated by knowing the struggles my family is going through to put me through school. This is the only way to make things right is by studying hard to get a good job to help them out.” - Faiamio Fa’aiva

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A FARMER: Aleni Aleni from the village of Faleasiu.

The tough life of a planter

If you want it, work for it. That is the firm opinion of Aleni Aleni from the village of Faleasiu.

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Im proud to become a fisherman: Fa’aea Mulipõ of Fasito’o Uta.

Pristine lagoon is Fa’aea’s office

Samoa’s pristine lagoon is an impressive sight to visitors to these shores.

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LESONA: Nanise, Sopo and Leata.

Lesona: Samoan singing sensations

Sunday Samoan: What does the name Lesona mean? 

The name “Lesona” is an amalgamation of the three names in the trio –

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Asomaliu and Tusa Misi Tupuola.

Malua Bible School graduates rejoice

Twenty-four students of the Malua Bible School celebrated sweet success yesterday.

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BONJOUR: Lieutenant Commander B. Bariller with France’s Honorary Consul, Vaimasenu’u Zita Sefo-Martel inside the cabin.

French Naval vessel in Samoa

French Navy Ship, “D’Entrecasteaux” has made port in Samoan waters for the first time.

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POSITIVE MOVE: The woman in charge and Senior Country Coordination Officer for A.D.B., Tuala Maria Melei.

Bank’s increased presence positive for Samoa

The Asian Development Bank (A.D.B) is in a position to do a lot more to help Samoa with the recent set up of its extended mission housed at the Central Bank Building.

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Misa Nanai and Misa Anae.

‘Let God be the Judge’

A paramount chief of Falelatai, Misa Anae Pita, banned last week over the ongoing stigmata saga – and other issues – has declined to respond to claims made the Mayor of Matautu, Misa Nanai Mulifusi Taulia.

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GOOD MOVE FOR SAMOA: Director General of the Ministry of Health- Leausa Dr. Toleafoa Take Naseri.

Health chief clarifies

The Director General of the Ministry of Health, Leausa Dr. Take Naseri, has clarified the government’s new process of sending patients who cannot be treated in Samoa to India.

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Manamea Apelu-Schwalger

Fa’afetai for the power of prayers

I am on a euphoric high, simply because I am alive. My bleeding nose and nausea from chemotherapy cannot dampen my spirits today.

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Justice Mata Keli Tuatagaloa.

Justice Tuatagaloa rules petitions “cannot be sustained”

The Supreme Court has dismissed as unsustainable three out of time petitions that the Court registry had accepted for filing against the registration of the Gatoaitele title bestowed on Savea Sano Malifa of Afega on 21 June 2014. 

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Opapo Soana’i Oeti and Rev. Elder Tautiaga Senara.

Church stigmata row deepens

“Toa told me her vision was about the Chairman of the Church, Reverend Elder Ta’utiaga Senara. She told me that there were four knocks on Reverend Senara’s doors and she said it was God who was knocking the door” – Opapo Soana’i Oeti

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FAMILY FIRST: Ioane Manu’a of Fausaga

Man quits job for farming life

Whatever it is that you do, do it well and don’t give up. The simple message comes from Ioane Manu’a, of Fausaga Safata.

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THANK YOU: Board Member of the Samoa Rugby League Taefu Salapu Asalele and the Chief Executive Officer of the Gambling Control Authority, Tuala Siaki Tuala.

Rugby League gets $15,000 injection

Samoa Sports Lotto has once again stepped up to support the development of the sports in Samoa.

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Hard work overcomes problems

Our struggles of today will prepare a better future for our children. That’s the opinion of Ioane Fiso, 36-years-old from Leauvaa and Vaitoomuli, Savaii.

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WE NEED LEARN AND ADAPT: Pua’aiti Ifi, aged 60 of Vailu’u Tai.

Changes benefit Samoa

Many people complain about changes in Samoa. But Pua’aiti Ifi begs to differ. 

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DON’T EAT IF YOU DON’T WORK: Pelenato Saena.

Everyone should earn their living – and food

People who don’t work shouldn’t eat. That’s what the scriptures say.

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TOURISM MOVES: B.S.P Head of Marketing, Nirdesh Singh hands over cheque to S.P.T.O C.E.O, Christopher Cocker.

Bank South Pacific backs ‘sustainable tourism’ push

The South Pacific Tourism Organization (S.P.T.O.) is putting the spotlight on ‘sustainable tourism’ at its premier trade event South Pacific Tourism Exchange (S.P.T.E.) in Sydney in May.

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Queen Victoria cruise ship at the Matautu Wharf, Apia Harbor.

Queen Victoria visits Apia

Another cruise ship from the United Kingdom, Queen Victoria, docked at the Matautu wharf yesterday, bringing in more than 2,000 visitors from different parts of the world. 

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Think a Minute

True colors

Think a minute…This is a true story about a talented girl named Mary. She was 14-years-old when she started taking singing lessons. Later she traveled from city to city as a performer.


Should we punish all juvenile criminals like adults?

Samoan youth throughout years have been so well-mannered that there was an unlikelihood of any sort of crime sprouting up.

Between the Lines


JUST CURIOUS A friend of BTL was looking through the coaching staff for the Samoa A team that’s in Fiji right now.

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