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TALKING ABOUT OBLIGATIONS: Malaga Sio from the village of Lele’a, Luatuanu’u.

Growing domestic obligations worrisome

There are way too many domestic obligations for Samoan people nowadays.

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P.M. TUILAEPA IS MY HERO: Palemene Asasenefilui of Salelesi and Eva.

Palemene idolises P.M. as a servant

“He leads by serving and what comes after serving? Of course he is the Prime Minister of Samoa. I know he serves with love and honesty and that is the reason why he became successful.” 

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EVEN FISHING IS HARD NOW: Lata Asuelu of Luatuanu’u.

Fisherman worries about future

The consequences of climate change reaches far more than the dry spells and continuous flooding.

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NO POVERTY BUT WE LACK OPPORTUNITIES: Konelio Togia 46 of Afega and Falefa.

Father rues lack of money generating opportunities

A bright future awaits people with a plan. To be able to plan though, one needs the right opportunities.

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AT THE LAUNCH: Agafili Shem Leo and Carolyn Peterken.

Fitness part of selection for Regional Seasonal workers

 “It is essential that we send the best possible people each time, who are physically and mentally fit and strong because it will build a strong reputation for Samoan workers and encourage employers to seek more workers from Samoa in the future.”

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Minister of Public Enterprises, Lautafi Fio Purcell (second from right) with officials at the meeting in Suva.

Minister leads Samoa’s delegation

The Minister of Public Enterprises, Laufati Fio Purcell, is in Fiji this week.

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CONGRATULATIONS: Proud Laulii man Albert Motootua celebrates with his family and classmates during their graduation.

Graduation joy for Lauli’i native

Seven students of the Samoa Bible College celebrated sweet success on Sunday in Tafuna American Samoa. 

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$1,000 BOOST: Sister Maureen, Sister Lucy, Taumeasina Island Resort General Manager Nathan Bucknall and B.S.P General Manager Taituga Maryanne Lameko-Va’ai.

Helping hand for Mapuifagalele

The residents of the Home of the Aged at Mapuifagalele were the happy recipients of a $1,000 donation from the Bank of the South Pacific and Taumeasina Island Resort yesterday.

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HIGH PROFILE GUESTS: Sails has welcomed countless high profile guests over the years. In this shot is Australia’s Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, Seiuli Ian Black and Ian Gerard.

Sails Restaurant to get new makeover

A 21st birthday is an occasion to behold. And if you are an institution in Samoa like Sails Restaurant and Bar has been over the years, their upcoming 21st anniversary is something its patrons and customers can look forward to.

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Members of the E.F.K.S at the meeting.

Wednesday at Malua 2017

The Annual General Meeting of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa’s annual conference continued yesterday.

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AMPER S.A. C.E.O: Jaime Espinosa de los Monteros. (Inset) SUEING AMPER S.A.: Aoe'e Adolfo Montenegro.

Bluesky row grows

Amper S.A. and its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jaime Espinosa de los Monteros, have been accused of fraud, bad faith, breach of contract, and other misconducts.

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American Samoa Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga.

Governor Lolo confirms hiring of ex-Bluesky Chief

The former President and Chief Executive of Bluesky Samoa, Aoe’e Adolfo Monetenegro, will soon be on the American Samoa government’s (A.S.G) payroll.

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BIG PROBLEM: Alcohol was a factor in 70 per cent of domestic violence cases in Samoa.

Alcohol and drug abuse alarming

The increasing number of murders, manslaughters and grievous bodily harm connected to alcohol abuse has led to a call for alcohol use reforms by the Samoa Law Reform Commission. 

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COST ISSUES: The Jubilee church was supposed to cost $7million. In the end, it cost the church   $17.3million. This has alarmed some church members.

Poor planning is costing church

The leadership of the biggest denomination in the country has been urged to review the planning of some of its multi-million projects to avoid wasting money.

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Samoan electoral system have been at the forefront of discussions at the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel this week.

Elections under the microscope

The successes, challenges and changes of the Samoan electoral system have been at the forefront of discussions at the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel this week.

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LIFE-Con will feature 22 Fashion House & Labels, 7 Hair & Make-Up, and 6 Multi-Media with a total of 35 LIFE-Con Participants.

Seven days to go. Are you LIFE-Con Ready?

Only a week to go before the biggest Fashion Explosion in Samoa will kick off from the 1st – 3rd June 2017. 

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“I feared for my life....” wept one of the female passengers who was devastated when the Jungle Boys bus crashed.

Bus swims at Leauva’a, passengers hospitalised

Emergency workers were called to Leauva’a this morning to help passengers of a bus, which ended up in the sea there. “I feared for my life....” wept one of the female passengers who was devastated when the Jungle Boys bus crashed.

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GOVERNMENT PIPELINES FLOODING DESTROYS CROPS: Seline Levika of Afega voiced her family struggle.

Young woman calls on govt. for help

Some people can only dream of water. Some people don’t have water at all. For a certain family at Afega, they have way too much water.

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BLESSED WITH LAND: Filipo Matiu, 49, of Afega and Salelavalu.

Land is our greatest gift

Land is a symbol of blessings. Samoa is an independent country with the greatest gift and that is land.

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FOR FAMILY AND LOVE: Alofagia Afiafi, 45, of Siusega.

Mother fights challenges for family and love

The struggles Samoans go through to make ends meet is nothing new.

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Think a Minute

Problems mean progress

Think a minute… What’s your problem? You know that not all problems are bad? In fact, having problems sometimes means you’re making progress. A big hardware business moved into the same building with another, small hardware store.

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