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Aitken Keil from the villages of Alafua, Faatoia, Siusega, Lotopa, Vaisigano and Motootua wanted by Police

Aitken Keil wanted by Police

The Police have called for help to find one Aitken Keil in relation to an ongoing Police investigation. In a statement posted by the Police today, it does not say what the investigation is about.

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Under 10 team from Lepea Football Club.

A helping hand for Lepea

The Lepea Football Club presented jerseys and sport shoes for all its young players, courtesy of the Atoa family.

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Deputy Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa with EU Commissioner Mimica at the 107th Session of the ACP Council of Ministers and the 43rd Meeting of the A.C.P.-E.U. Council of Ministers in Lome, Togo in May 2018.

Deputy P.M. leads Samoa’s delegation to A.C.P. meetings

The Deputy Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, led the Samoa delegation to the 107th Session of A.C.P. Council of Ministers and the 43rd Meeting of the A.C.P.-E.U. Council of Ministers, held in Lome, Togo.

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STAFF DEVELOPMENT: Justice Vui Nelson (2nd from left front row), Ombudsman Maiava Iulai Toma (middle front row) and his staff.

Ombudsman’s Office prioritises staff capacity

The Ombudsman’s Office has completed a two-day training for staff on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (C.R.C). 

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Front row - Tailetai Faaulufalega, Malama Sio, Bishop Lucky Passi, Selau Maulolo with teachers and students of Faleula Primary School.

Education gift for Faleula

It was a joyous day at Faleula Primary School yesterday. 

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Tuaopepe Asiata Jerry Wallwork, President of the Samoa Weightlifting Federation and National Coach with Dan Vukelich, the Video Director during the first shooting day at the training center of weightlifting.

New York crew film Samoa weightlifting

A film crew from New York, America, is in Samoa to film a documentary on the Samoa Weightlifting team that participated in the recent Commonwealth Games in Australia. 

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MINISTER OF FINANCE: Sili Epa Tuioti.

Parliament passes budget

The Minister of Finance, Sili Epa Tuioti’s $932.92million budget for 2018/2019 was passed by Parliament last night. The nod of approval was given after three days of budget debate where Parliament worked into the night to discuss the budget allocations.

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Katia, son Roma and Evgeni Bachara are enjoying their stay in the well known Pacific area.

Family escapes from the cold to tropical Samoa

Using the available resources to develop a country is nothing to be afraid of. Meet Evgeni and Katia Bachara who shared this statement with the Dear Tourist team. 

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Travis Moratu with his son and Renee Tetley with her daughter are enjoying the view from the Taumeasina Island Resort.

Need to find balance in advertising, commercialising and keeping it real

Samoa has a lot to offer the tourism industry. So says Travis Moratu and Renee Tetley from Melbourne, Australia. 

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Vailima Primary School promotes 2018 International Year of the Reef.

International Year of Reef promoted

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme’s (S.P.R.E.P.) Open Day on Monday promoted the 2018 International Year of the Reef to school students. 

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Members of Parliament: Fuimaono Teo Samuelu and Toleafoa Ken Vaafusuaga Poutoa.

M.P. calls for clarity in scholarship conditions

The National University of Samoa (N.U.S.) should clarify the terms and conditions of scholarships given to students to study in Japan. The call was made by Member of Parliament for Falealili East, Fuimaono Teo Samuelu during Parliament. He said the Ministry of Education as well as the university should explain all the terms and conditions to the students before they leave for Japan.

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M.P. for Gagaemauga No. 3, Nafoitoa Tala’imanu Keti.

Deputy Speaker caught in tax dispute crossfire

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi rebuked the Member of Parliament for Gagaemauga No. 3, Nafoitoa Tala’imanu Keti, in relation to the simmering tax dispute between the E.F.K.S. Church and the Government. “You can’t endorse the law and then you get up and say something else,” Tuilaepa said. “I want to ensure that members of the public are not misled.”

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GOING TO JAIL: Taumasina Falaniko, THE DAMAGE: What remains of the victim's ear.

Woman jailed for biting and chewing another woman’s ear

A woman, who bit off part of another woman’s ear, chewed it before swallowing the lobe, has been jailed for a year and six months. Taumasina Falaniko, 22, of Levi Saleimoa and Fagamalo, was sentenced by Supreme Court Justice, Leiataualesa Daryl Clarke. The incident happened after a volleyball game went wrong where the defendant and another woman got into a fight.

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‘Fisher of men’ hooks big catch

Fishing comes naturally for Lt. Colonel Rod Carey. The Regional Officer and Pastor of the Salvation Army Samoa caught a 30.4kg yellowfin tuna.

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LIFE IS HARD: Filauia Hunt’s humble home.

Family needs help with tarpaulins

Filauia Hunt of Alaoa lives in struggle. For 21 years, the unemployed mother of six has lived in a small house with unstable water supply and no proper kitchen.

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P.M. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi speaks during the conference.

Forging a path for digital Samoa

In an effort to forge the path for a digitised, tech-savvy Samoa, the Digital Samoa national conference was held at the T.A.T.T.E. building last week.   

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Eti Alapae found guilty.

Men in Court for stealing

Three men accused of stealing from the Auto Spare Parts at Matautu appeared before Supreme Court Justice, Niava Mata Tuatagaloa on Monday afternoon.

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GREAT NEWS FOR CONTRIBUTORS: C.E.O. of S.N.P.F. Pauli Prince Suhren.

S.N.P.F. declares 10 percent interest

There is great news for members of the Samoa National Provident Fund.

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Samoa Chamber of Commerce President Jennifer Ula-Fruean with the UN Resident Coordinator Simona Marinescu after the signing of the MOU.

Chamber signs M.O.U. with U.N.D.P.

The Samoa Chamber of Commerce and the United Nations Development Programme have entered into an agreement through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding that serves to enhance development activities in accelerating and incubating the ideas and businesses of youth entrepreneurs.

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Elei Print artists, Vaioleti Uili, Momoe Malietoa Von Reiche and Viragocha Papalii are exhibiting their work at MADD Gallery.

“Drape” a fabric exhibition at M.A.D.D. Gallery

South-east Asia meets South Pacific at M.A.D.D. Gallery in Moto’otua for a five-day “Drape” Exhibition.

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Think a Minute

Lucky You (Part lI)

Think a minute…An army general was asked what kind of good-luck charms he carries when he goes to war. The general answered: “I don’t carry a lucky charm on my body. I carry it in my heart.”

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Recognise, encourage and stimulate exports

I am honored and humbled to present the opening remarks at this very important event, the Samoa Exports Awards 2018.

Between the Lines

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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