LIVE AND WORK TOGETHER: Siaki Maifiti wants peace and happiness for everyone.

Siaki calls for teamwork

“There’s no teamwork after all. They just do what they want but they don’t know they are affecting other people.” - Siaki Mafiti

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Father with full of love for his children: Anitele’a Tyrell of Faleula.

Anitelea’s inspiration to work

“We all have different purposes in life but all we need to do is to find out what our purposes are and work hard.” - Anitele’a Tyrell

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WHEN LIFE GETS TOUGH: Paû Iani of Moamoa works hard to provide a better future for her family.

When the going gets tough, Pau gets going

“Every day is a struggle to make ends meet, and if you don’t have a job you cannot guarantee the future of your children will be in good hands.” - Paû Iani

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ALL SMILES: Pesega Second Ward Young Women and Leaders.

Building the faith of young women

Unwavering faith. That was the theme of a three-day camp for young women of the Apia Samoa Central Stake.

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WELCOME TO SAVAI’I: Suppliers, S.S.A.B staff members and supporters of the company on the big island.

Savai’i gets taste of “Golden Experience”

It was not a usual Monday for the people of Savai’i when the last leg of the Golden experience trade promotion rolled into the big island at S.S.A.B. Salelologa.

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CERTIFIED: The local contractors who are certified by SIKA are ready for their work.

Locals certified by global company

In April 2017, Bluebird and SIKA (NZ) moved to expand its services to the installation of complex systems in Waterproofing and Joint Sealing. 

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STEPPING UP AS THE LAWYER: Pa’u Tafaogalupe Mulitalo.

Lawyer enters not guilty plea for murder accused

A man accused of murdering another man at Samusu-uta over an alcohol-related feud has denied the charge against him.

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WELCOME: New Ambassador of Japan to Samoa, Shinya Aoki, Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi and the outgoing Ambassador of Japan, Tuimaugaoalii Kazumasa Shibuta.

Japan introduces new Ambassador to Samoa

Ambassador Aoki takes over the post from former Ambassador Tuimaugaoalii Kazumasa Shibuta.

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The two men will appear in Court on 8 May.

Two in custody over death at Falelauniu

Two men accused of killing a 36-year-old father from Faleaniu and abandoning him on the roadside during the Easter Week are in custody.

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Darren Moore with his catch.

Moore reels in catch of the day

Darren Moore reeled in the biggest catch of the day on the second day of the 2017 Samoa International Game Fishing Tournament yesterday. He caught the 57.2kgs Yellowfin off the north side of the Apia Harbour. 

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”There are no specific requirements set out in policy or teacher education frameworks for the teaching of literacy and numeracy” – PaBER report

Report slams education system

“Teachers have limited capacity and skills to effectively teach literacy and numeracy.” 

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WORK IN PROGRESS: Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries and Scientific Research Organizations of Samoa (S.R.O.S), La'auli Leuatea Polata'ivao.

U.S. market excites Cabinet Minister

“Regarding our meat, the American Samoa Government during the initial negotiation suggested that we file our application with the U.S.D.A (United States Department of Agriculture) and we did. The process is lengthy." - La’auli Leuatea Polataivao.

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The Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, lays  a  wreath at the foot of the Apia Town Clock during the dawn parade yesterday where Samoa joined Australia, New Zealand and thousands of others around the world to commemorate ANZAC Day.

Lest we forget!

The Last Post sounded loud and clear on Beach Road yesterday morning where hundreds of people had gathered to commemorate the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealanders, known as ANZAC.

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WORK TOGETHER: Alatupe Nikolao of Eva.

Mother calls for unity to tackle social ills

Concerns about the rise in crime in Samoa need to be addressed. So says Alatupe Nikolao from the village of Eva.

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Father makes use of talents: Lauoletole Pelite of Luatuanu’u.

Use whatever tool that’s with you

Everyone has been blessed with different skills to look after themselves and their loved ones.

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Need water for everyday needs: Tasileta Limu from Fusi, Safata.

One mother’s plea for water

Water is the driving force of all nature and yet it’s one of the basics people in Samoa are struggling to get. 

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Sopo Vasasou from the village of Leusoalii.

We all need water

Sopo Vasasou, from the village of Leusoalii is one of the many people that are in desperate need of water.

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Just some of the children at the start of our Come & Try Badminton.

“Time to play badminton” at Savaia-tai!

Savaia-tai, Lefaga is renowned for its Giant Clams Marine Protected Area and pristine oceans overseen by a very organised and highly effective Village Council and Women’s Committee.

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Adrian Reid, Jody Toelafoa, Fiti Leung Wai, Michael Scott, Aumua Ming Leung Wai with Tapunu’uomanu Roger Warren.

Suppliers enjoy S.S.A.B’s hospitality

They say all good things must come to an end.

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President of the Savaii Samoa Tourism Association Tupa’i Saleimoa Vaai.

Savai’i ready to host their first Fishing tourney

The big island of Savai’i is ready to host its first Game Fishing tournament from 2nd May until 4th May 2017.

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Think a Minute

Ride the wild horses

Think a minute…Wild horses are such beautiful, powerful animals. It’s inspiring just to watch them run—fast and free.


ANZAC: Lest we forget!

Today, 25 April 2017, marks 102 years since the landing of thousands of Australian and New Zealand troops on the shores of Gallipoli and the birth of the term ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps).

Between the Lines


The righteous thing The Ministry of Revenue is not the most popular of government Ministries right now. That’s for sure.

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