The Samoa Weightlifting Federation Tuaopepe Jerry Wallwork, Feagaiga Stowers, Mary Opeloge, Maeu Nanai Livi and Siaosi Leuo.

Weightlifting reigns supreme at Sports Awards

Weightlifting celebrated sweet success at Tuana’imato last night during the S.A.S.N.O.C Sports Awards. Not only did the athletes clean up the bulk of the awards – including the Supreme Athlete award – the coaches and administrators were also honoured.

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SORELY MISSED: Leota Leulua’iali’i Ituau Ale was one of the youngest Speakers of Parliament.

‘We lost a father but most of all a friend’

The sudden passing away of former politician and Speaker of Parliament, Leota Leuluaiali’i Ituau Ale has left everyone in shocked and broken hearted especially his children and wife.

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ACP’s  Tupua Fred Wetzell presents their gift to S.I.G.F.A

20th Game Fishing tournament opened

With the launch of the Samoa International Game Fishing Association’s (S.I.G.F.A) 20TH anniversary tournament, the fish have all the right to be afraid.

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A ranger from the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) stands guard as pyres of ivory are set on fire in Nairobi National Park, Kenya.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Kenya burns huge pile of ivory tusks to protest poaching

Kenya's president set fire Saturday to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement by this East African country against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species.

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Panama's President Juan Carlos Varela, right, shakes hands with Nobel economics laureate Joseph Stiglitz, as Mark Pieth, a professor of criminal law and criminology at the University of Basel, looks on, in Panama City.(AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

Panama experts to recommend financial system cleanup

Panama's government established a committee of independent experts Friday to make recommendations on cleaning up the country's financial system, after leaks of documents from a Panamanian law firm caused an international uproar over offshore accounts.

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Former Manu star optimistic

Former Manu Samoa midfielder, Aumua To’o Vaega believes that Samoa has a bright future in rugby.

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Chiefs beat Sharks 24-22 in Super Rugby

Flyhalf Aaron Cruden kicked three second-half penalties to break a 15-15 halftime deadlock and steer the Chiefs to 24-22 over South Africa's Sharks in Super Rugby on Friday.

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Street Talk

Is electricity expensive in Samoa?

The cost of electricity in Samoa remains far too high. So says the Electric Power Corporation’s (E.P.C) new Minister, Papali’i Niko Lee Hang. He has called on the Corporation to make electricity cheaper for all households in Samoa in the next five years.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…A few years ago Mike Tyson fought Evander Holyfied for the world heavyweight championship title. During the fight, Tyson got so angry he actually bit off a part of Holyfield’s ear! Most of us know that it takes a much stronger man to control his own anger than to let it control him.


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They are our guests, look after them

An article titled “Chinese businessman attacked” published on page 4 of the Samoa Observer on Friday raises some critical concerns we should take time to address.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Who is this Afoa character? The weather man? Seems he came out of nowhere a few years ago and has had far too much to say around the place, barrowing his inflated ego, whilst pushing good people and his big mouth around, playing at the big fish in the little pond.

Dear Editor, The opening of Aggie’s and the Air Tahiti Nui M.O.U are two of of the most important developments for our tourism industry since the Poly Blue merger was announced over a decade ago.

Dear Editor, Re: Who, what and why is this? My heart goes to Tagi Fatu Nutimomoia for the loss of his loved one. Few things I just like to ask.




Paul Feig, director of the upcoming film

Who you gonna call? 'Ghostbusters' is back in business

For decades, the quest for another "Ghostbusters" movie was as elusive as an ectoplasmic phantom.

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Christian Cantrell, a software engineer and science fiction author, poses for a photo at his high-end computer and tripod setup that an Oculus Rift camera will go with, at his home in Sterling. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Oculus Rift delays flatten virtual-reality fan fervor

Virtual reality, oddly enough, isn't immune to the problems that arise in practical reality. Just ask would-be fans of the Oculus Rift headset, many — possibly most — of whom are still waiting for their $600 gadgets more than four weeks after they started shipping .

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