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Digging deep to offset S.I.D.S Samoa meeting

The OffsetISLANDS 2014, which involved an action and awareness campaign supported by the Samoa Observer, had been successful in showing how Samoa was minimizing carbon emissions through recycling and renewable en...

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Samoa world leader

The United Nations Executive Secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (U.N.F.C.C.C.), Christiana Figueres, has praised Sa...

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Minister Tupa’i reveals National govt’s plan

“The election campaign is a bit of a circus back at the moment the media have done that to it. I just expect that in the final week or so that people will get to focus on the key issues that always should dominate election ca...

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Brand intelligently, expert tells Samoa

For Samoa to be able to trade effectively, it must brand itself intelligently, says Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (I.T.C), Arancha Gonz...

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Kiwis urged to vote

The voting booth for New Zealand citizens on holiday or living in Samoa located at the New Zealand High Commission closes today at 4.30pm.

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$2m total owed to S.O.Es

The Corporation responded saying the A.C.C. Board is of the view that the amounts of allowances and/or fees approved by Cabinet are net of statutory deductions as there was no mention of taxes in the directive.

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We’ll never run out of days - P.M.

Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, yesterday insisted there are more than enough responses from the government to the Officers of Parliament Committee (O.P.C) report for Parliament to proceed with its work.

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Dirty tricks and spies overshadow election

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New Zealand's election campaign has been bitter and bizarre, unable to shake off the long shadows cast by an internet mogul and a blogger.

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Colleagues pay tribute

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Colleagues of the late Ualetenese Papali’i Taimalelagi Saumani paid tribute to his contribution to Samoa last night during a farewell service for the President of the Journalists Association of (Western) Samoa (J.A.W.S).

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Ebola threat stops Sevens team

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The Manu Samoa Sevens team will not compete in the Kenya Sevens tournament this year over fears of the deadly ebola virus.

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Bail denied, man pleads not guilty

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The accused was escorted back by two United States government agents.

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Charge against man who the burnt national flag withdrawn

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A schizophrenic man who burnt the national flag was discharged in the District Court on Wednesday.

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Sport

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F.F.S. focuses on coaching education

“This is the right time to bring coaches at a senior level together. The game is constantly evolving and we have to upgrade and follow the latest trends so it is our role to provide them with the tools to deliver effective training sessions”, states Toselli.

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Players look to explore loophole

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Depth shouldn’t be a problem for Samoa heading into the 2015 Rugby World Cup, thanks in large part to the Olympic sevens eligibility loophole.

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Tuilagi is raring to go at full tilt, fuelled by failures of his season from hell in 2013-14

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PR - Bullish centre wants to banish memories of a year ruined by injury woe for both club and country, he tells Steve James, The Telegraph

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Eliota: A rebel with a cause

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A poster of the 2005 Blues rugby development team adorns one wall of Sapolu Law's reception area.

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Teuila fashion show a hit

In fine style, the Government Building was host to the Teuila Festival’s very first fashion show last Thursday. President of the Samoa Mamanu and Elei Design Association, Susana Ah Wong, said this event was a great opportunity for the designers to promote both their products and Samoa.

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Editorial

In the absence of truth and justice

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It’s sad that money has become involved in the search for the truth in the death of Hans Dalton. We say this because a life is priceless and money shouldn’t be involved in the search for the truth.

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We are stars in the darkest night

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When the light of the sky shines through the clouds, I think of my daughter sitting there watching...

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Key All Blacks could be missing in Apia

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“Samoa appears to be getting stronger. It will be interesting to see if, by that stage, they have ...

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EDUCATION

The arduous journey To a promising desti

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As a student in year thirteen, in the midst of the concluding year for education and the precipice...

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SAYING GOODBYE

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As you probably know, my last article was about bringing family here, to Samoa. But this one is ab...

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Observer Events

Talofa lava!

After watching several episodes of the “Worlds’ co...

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Savaia Marine Reserve “Building a better

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Nestled in the peaceful and serene Lefaga Bay is...

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Letters

Be vigilant, Samoa!

Dear Editor, I applaud the efforts of the group of matai to stand up to the Asian Development Bank. It is of the utmost importance that Samoa stands up to the banks.

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National debt and the economy outlook

Dear Editor, Recently, there were many arguments regarding our current National Budget stance which raised concerns by the public especially the opposition party claiming the future stability is uncertain due to the continued rising of government debts.

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A nation that’s growing more and more perverted

Dear Editor, I just want to offer my two cents about the validity that Samoa is a nation founded on God. I’ve seen some pretty scary things in the paper and on the stages lately which, I think don’t add up in reference to that belief.

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The debate needs to be balanced

Dear Editor, Re: Press power and rugby I first heard the Prime Minister talk about the unfair governance of the I.R.B way back in 2010 or at some point near there, long before the hoohah created at the Rugby World Cup in 2011.

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