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National Health Services blames ‘glitch in system’

The Acting General Manager of the National Health Services (N.H.S), Leilani Galuvao, has blamed a “glitch in the payment system” ...

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Editor denies sexual claims

The Editor of the government owned Savali Newspaper, Tupuola Terry Tavita, has denied allegations that he made sexual advances towards ...

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Hearing of $1million claim postponed

The hearing of a strike out motion in a $1million lawsuit against the President of the Land and Titles Court, ...

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ANZ waives fees for international money transfers into Vanuatu

ANZ has announced that it will waive fees for International Money Transfers into Vanuatu, as relief efforts continue following the ...

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Alert Police Commissioner needed, says P.M.

Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, says the Ministry of Police needs a Commissioner who is alert at all times – ...

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Play your part

Think a minute… A famous painting shows a king making a chain from his crown, and a slave making a ...

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$45,000.00 for weightlifting

Cabinet has approved financial assistance of $45,000 for the Samoa Weightlifting Federation to help with their preparations for two upcoming ...

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Practical attachment on mammography

Cabinet has approved the participation by a Samoa representative at a Practical Attachment on Mammography at Manukau Super Clinic’s Breast ...

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Dad and daughter do it together

It will be Byron Seiuli’s fourth graduation and Alisha Seiuli’s first, but in April they’ll graduate together at one of the University of Waikato’s graduation ceremonies.

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Another first for Samoa

Commonwealth Youth Award winner, Brianna Fruean, has scored another first for Samoa. The 16-year-old has become the first Youth Ambassador for the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (S.P.R.E.P). During a ceremony at Vailima yesterday, she was awarded a certificate acknowledging her new role, in recognition of her efforts and achievements to conserve the environment in the Pacific.

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Individual Voters M.P. unfazed by law change

The removal of the Individual Voters seat as part of the new Electoral Act 2015 will not discourage one of the sitting M.Ps from contesting next year’s General Election.

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Fund praised for decision

Hundreds of Samoa National Provident Fund (S.N.P.F) contributors took a deep sigh of relief and praised the Fund yesterday.

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Inga excited about historical day

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A boxing event featuring former All Blacks and Manu Samoa players is shaping up to be one the big drawcards when the All Blacks visit in July.

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Safata reluctantly backs down, Palu not worried about race

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Safata has reluctantly backed down from a petition it had filed against the division of the constituency in the Electoral Act 2015.

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Pagopago can’t tell Apia what to do: Governor

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The issue of fees charged by the Samoan government for American Samoa residents when they visit Samoa is beyond the government of American Samoa’s control.

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Woman tells about alleged sex advances

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A young woman yesterday told the District Court she felt disgusted with the alleged sexual advances made by the Editor of the Savali Newspaper, Tupuola Terry Tavita, towards her.

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Community effort needed to tackle TB

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Samoa joined the rest of the world yesterday to commemorate World Tuberculosis (TB) Day.

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Weightlifters battle it out

The Samoa Weightlifting Federation held an Inter-Club Competition last Saturday at the S.W.F Gym at Tuanaimato.

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Joseph Parker climbs to No. 8 in WBO rankings

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New Zealand heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker continues to move in the right direction in the rankings, lifting to an impressive No. 8 with on the WBO list.

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Canada A claims third spot with late win

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Halfback Gordon McRorie’s conversion made the difference as Canada A staged a late comeback to beat Samoa A 28 - 26 and claim the third place in the 2015 World Rugby Pacific Challenge at the ANZ Stadium in Suva last nught,

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Karmichael Hunt says cocaine scandal a 'blessing in disguise'

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Karmichael Hunt has described his cocaine scandal as a "blessing in disguise" as he prepares to return from suspension with the Queensland Reds.

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Thank you, S.N.P.F!

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A story titled “Fund praised for decision” summed up nicely the feeling among hundreds of Samoans yesterday.

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Japan will not give in to terrorism

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A video purporting to show that Mr. Kenji Goto was murdered was uploaded on line, following Mr. Ha...

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The burden of ideals and the search for h

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The beauty of this life is so forlorn. Faith dangles her feet in the dreamy skies we paint, wher...

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Letters to Editor

Change your tone

Re: Cut out the excuses, P.M tells Sevens Re: Samoa Observer article in Wednesday 18th February 2015 edition titled Leone Bridge still not ...


It’s all about the land

Dear Editor, Why would someone with a pocketful of cash want to invest in Samoa just to get ...


Bonnie and Clyde, alright!

Dear Editor, Re: Bonnie and Clyde The dual are Bonnie and Clyde alright; without the gun ...


Think a Minute!

Disappointed with Myself

Think a minute… Ever since I can remember, I have been disappointed with myself. Among other things I wish I was taller, and that I had more mechanical ability to fix ...