CONGRATULATIONS: The overall winners of the Samoa Observer Regional Tusitala Short Story Competition, Logotaeao Vaeoso, of American Samoa for the Samoan category and Suisala Mele Maualaivao for the English category. They are pictured with the Editor-in-Chief of the Samoa Observer, Savea Sano Malifa, at the Hotel Tanoa Tusitala where their achievements were celebrated last night. Photo: Pai Mulitalo Ale.Logotaeao Vaeoso, of American Samoa, and Suisala Mele Maualaivao of Samoa have been named overall winners of the Samoa Observer Tusitala Short Story competition.

P.M. Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi.There’s no poverty in Samoa. So says Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, who has rejected a segment of the first State of Human Rights Report for Samoa about poverty reduction. He said the report is foolish.

PROUD MOMENT: The Chief Justice, His Honour Patu Tiava’asu’e Falefatu Sapolu, Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi , Justice Mata Tuatagaloa, Her Highness, Filifi lia Tamasese and Iliganoa Sapolu at the Head of State’s residence yesterday. The photo was taken after Justice Tuatagaloa was sworn in as a Supreme Court Judge.The Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, has congratulated Justice Mata Keli Tuatagaloa for achieving another first for Samoa.

DEAL WITH IT PLEASE: Notso-happy Morton and Peta Hansen with their daughter Annelise by the solar development site that borders their Samoan minigolf business. Dust during the site development makes it diffi cult to live at their site and keeps potential customers away.Asolar power plant is a good development for Samoa but should an Australian contractor be allowed to ruin Samoan businesses in the process?

Su’a Muliaga Tiumalu.Two more criminal incidents during the weekend have left the Police in shock.

TALKING RESEARCH AND AGRICULTURE: Some of the workshop participants at the Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi Building.A five-day regional consultation workshop on Strengthening Agriculture, Forestry research and extension linkages for sustainable food security and trade opened at the Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi Building yesterday.

HAPPY 38th ANNIVERSSARY: Some staff members of B.S.L, Tuieva Rimoni, Doreen Alatina Misi, Tasileta Lafaele, Leroy Feaunati, Unaite Sefo Tevaga, Tauveve Timu (Kneeling) Merenaite Masun and Peni Apineru.Business Systems Limited (B.S.L) is celebrating its 38th anniversary throughout the week.

GOING TO JAIL: Laloata Timo (right) masterminded the racket, the Court was told.A man who acted as a middleman in facilitating the theft of more than $20,000 worth of building materials from Bluebird Lumber has been jailed for three years.

FAMILY SPORTING TRADITION: Alesana and Vavae Tuilagi.Timing is everything when you are eager to represent your country. And when you are part of a famous family and following in the footsteps of your older brothers who have already achieved that goal in rugby, there is also the expectation that you will be able to deliver at the highest level.

TAKING THEM DOWN: Representatives of Lesa Telephone Company removing the wires for the microphones from inside Parliament during the fi rst stage of the demolition work.Out with the old and in with the new.

That’s the mantra for workers at the Office of the Legislative Assembly this week as they begin to remove desks, documents and the old equipment inside the 43-year-old building.