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Cabinet decision mystery

The former Electoral Commissioner, Papali’i Malietau Malietoa, is yet to receive any correspondence from the government informing him of the termination of ...

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Ex-Military man charged, appears in Supreme Court

A former military man, Mualia Salamo, appeared in the Supreme Court yesterday in connection with a container intercepted by the ...

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Cabinet decides top jobs

The government’s newest body, the Ministry of Public Enterprises (M.P.E), will have a Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O) by the end ...

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Auditor queries loans at S.N.P.F.

The Audit Office has identified a number of breakdowns in the control processes for loans at the Samoa National Provident ...

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Tired, thirsty and hungry

A 12-year-boy has a sad story to tell. Ioane* is sitting in front of a prominent supermarket at ...

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“If land is lost, so will the matai system and culture of Samoa”

Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s government has again been warned about the implications of promoting the economic use of customary ...

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Minister of Environment heads to Ethiopia

The Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Fa’amoetauloa Fa’ale Tumaalii is heading to ...

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Camera man ends up in the news

A man who went to the Faleolo International Airport last week to help report the news has ended up in ...

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Between the Lines

New position

New position And so the Ministry of Commerce Industry and Labour has a new C.E.O.v Well guess what?...

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Don’t defeat yourself

Think a minute… Recent studies show that only 1 out of 3 people have healthy self-confidence. Th...

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Child vendor says smoking eases pain

He takes a deep puff on half a cigarette. Asofa, from Vaitele-fou, tells me that he scabbed the cigarette off a stranger on the streets. It’s not the only thing he begs people for.

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P.M. invites P.N.G. airline into Samoa

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has Popenly invited the Airlines P.N.G. Limited to land their planes at Faleolo Airport connecting Samoa to Los Angeles and Hong Kong.

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Dengue fever outbreak

More than a hundred clinically diagnosed cases of dengue fever have been recorded in Samoa in just over a month.

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Wedding bells at Si’usega

“I have found the one whom my soul loves.” This phrase from the Song of Solomon in the Bible summed up the spirit for Steffany Lisha Meredith and Malaesaili John Hunt yesterday when they exchanged vows in front of families, friends and guests.

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$1.5million loss in hosting All Blacks

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The good news is that the All Blacks have been to Samoa, the nation enjoyed the party and the Manu Samoa gave them a mighty good run for their money.

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Asau’s prayers answered

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More than five Mhundreds students of Asau College at Savai’i will no longer have to miss school or brave the elements on the road to get an education.

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L.T.A contradicts Police

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The Land Transport Authority (L.T.A) has contradicted the Police when it comes to the issue of trucks, their loads and road safety. After the Police confirmed last week that loads such as the one pictured here are illegal and could land a driver in jail, it has emerged that the L.T.A does not subscribe to the same law book.

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Prominent lawyer wanted

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A prominent lawyer has left the country after being declared bankrupt, leaving families he represented in Court with debts amounting to thousands of tala.

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Teenage quits school to provide for his family

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For 14-year-old boy Sam, shining tyres and asking for a tala or two is his daily job. It’s not something he likes but he has no choice.

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“Literacy is a fundamental human right,” P.M. tells the country

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Samoa’s annual Literacy Week commenced yesterday, promoting the interdependent relationship of reading and opportunity through the 2015 theme: read to succeed.

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Bluesky storms into New Zealand

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Bluesky celebrated a major breakthrough both in Samoa and New Zealand last night.

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Pasififika health trio honoured by His Majesty King of Tonga

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“In our busy lives, it is rare for us to have time to reflect on work and our collective achievements, but it does not go unnoticed,” says Debbie Sorensen along with close colleagues Mr. Tearikivao (Kiki) Maoate and Mr Simione Lolohea who were honoured to accept the Royal Order of the Crown of Tonga Commander award from His Majesty King Tupou VI of Tonga, at an investiture ceremony leading up to the July 4 coronation in Tonga.

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Sports

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Big names gunning for job

English Sevens rugby great, Ben Gollings, Fijian legend, Waisale Serevi and World Rugby hall of famer, Muliagatele Brian Lima are among the high profile applicants for the vacant Manu Samoa Sevens coaching role.

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Rugby names new C.E.O

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Faleomavaega Vincent Fepulea’i is now officially the Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O) of the Samoa Rugby Union.

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Samoan shotgunner Chen Pao pockets points score gold

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Shooters from the island of Tahiti won the team points score event with a score of 859 on Saturday while Eddie Chen Pao took individual points score gold on the final day of shooting competition at the Port Moresby 2015 Pacific Games.

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Watanabe wins the Lalomanu half marathon

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In the end, the Japanese took it out. What a fantastic race by Kuniyoshi Watanabe of JICA to win the second BOC Handigas Run Series Lalomanu Half Marathon on Saturday. He completely dominated the field. 

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Weightlifting wins 16 gold medals

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The weightlifting competition at the South Pacific Games in Papaua New Guinea is over and our team are making their way home.

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Samoana

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Mo’omia e matua se fesoasoani

Ua matua mo’omia e le ulugali’i mai Lotopa o Sio Seu – 38 tausaga o le soifua ma si ona to’alua o Penelope Taufao e 32 tausaga o Luatuanu’u, se fesoasoani mo le la pepe-onomasina, o Macristmas Sio.

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Editorial

Perhaps it’s time to think of China as a friend, and not as an adversary.

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Over recent times some pretty demeaning criticisms have been made by members of the public against Chinese business involvement in Samoa, especially in light of the growing Chinese presence in the food wholesaling and manufacturing business sectors around Apia.

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Opinions

What a wonderful week!

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If you’re like me, you’re probably still getting over the Manu Samoa/All Black game last Wednesday...

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Fa’afetai tele and thank you!

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From your Manu Samoa “the People’s Team” Mai le taele o o matou agaga e avea ai lenei avanoa e mo...

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Letters to Editor

Open letter to the coach of the Manu

Dear Stephen Betham, Winning Frame of Mind It is exceptional how much effort you put into getting our players’ in the right frame of mind to win noticeably during your successful Manu Samoa 7s coach ...

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Let’s back up Manu by doing siva tau together

Dear Editor, As a proud Samoan deliverer of good notions, I write to the Samoa Rugby Union and the public who will be present during the game to please all stand up and do the siva tau together with our Manu Samoa during the time they perform siva tau against the All ...

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“Tama Aana” story and history repeating itself

Dear Editor, Your story about Faialaga Afamasaga’s selection to play the All Blacks next week is an uncanny sequel to what happened during the Maori All Blacks tour of Samoa in ...

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