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Surprise bill divides H.R.P.P.

“There’s only one answer to that. It’s no difference to slaying a snake with its eyes wide open” - Papali’itele Niko Lee Hang

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P.M. rejects report

“The Betting (Totalisator) Agency Board must make it a priority to establish a law that will incorporate both the Gaming 1978 and the Totalisator Agency Board Act 1990.  

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Healthier, wiser P.M. turns 69

“These are very ugly years if you reach them, these are very ugly numbers, 6 and 9” – P.M. Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi

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Police tackle Samoa’s dog woes

The Police are working towards “effective” dog control in the lead up to the Small Island Developing States (S.I.D.S) meeting in September.

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Youth sentence halved after father’s plea

A last minute plea by the father of a young man convicted of theft saw his sentence of two and a half years halved.

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St. Mary’s Science Fair finale

Three year eight students of St Mary’s Primary School won their Science Fair competition in the overall rankings.

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Minister Faumuina resigns

The Minister of Finance, Faumuina Tiatia Liuga, broke down in Parliament late last night when he resigned as a Cabinet Minister.

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Government spends $23.9 million on policy advice and support

Government is spending more than $16.9 million tala this year on “policy advice” for ministers’ offices. A further $7 million is being spent on “Ministerial Support.”

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Mosman - from one village to another

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A suburb in Sydney can be like Samoa? So says President of Mosman Junior Rugby, Jerry Meades, talking about their home suburb close to one of the city’s famous landmarks.

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New social service offered at hospital

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A Social Worker and Counsellor for patients and families is now available at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital. “The service was just started last year and it is one of a kind in the country,” said Principal Social Worker and Counsellor, Pei Tauiliili Reupena.

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New generators saved 1.7 million litres fuel

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The General Manager of the Electric Power Corporation (E.P.C.), Tologata Tile Tuimaleali’ifano, says that new, more efficient diesel generators at Fiaga Power Station have saved 1.7 million litres from being charged to customers.

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Rest in peace, Savae Petana!

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The life of the President of Football Federation Samoa (F.F.S), Savae Togia Toetu Fa’afetai Petana, was celebrated yesterday.

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Company helps Faleata College

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Teachers at Faleata College were trained by Samoa Stationery and Books (S.S.A.B) on how to use computers effectively last week.

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Latest Sports

Manusina to open Women’s World Cup

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Manusina will play England to open the Women’s World Cup while defending champions New Zealand face minnows Kazakhstan when the tournament kicks off in Paris on Friday August 1.

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Kiwi Samoa lines up against Oceania giants

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At the other end of the spectrum are Kiwi FC who were victors at last year’s preliminary competition, and will become the fi rst Samoan club to compete at this level since 2001.

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Manu Samoa lock signs with London Irish

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London Irish have added to their secondrow resources with the signing of Samoan lock Dan Leo ahead of next season.

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Manu to play Tonga at Apia Park 7 June

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The International Rugby Board has announced the match schedule for the IRB Pacific Nations Cup 2014.

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Samoa? There’s a new ‘app’ for that

Looking for that cute little restaurant that people talk about but you can never find? There’s an app for that. A Samoan app. The claim is made by Reverend Falefatu Enari, who says he met with representatives from Digicel in the middle of last year to discuss his concept of an online advertising website, called Poly Marketplace.

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Editorial

Trickery or a stunt?

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We pity the poor government! It really is breaking its back and expending so much energy, money and resources to clean up those corrupt elections we all know so well.

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Another financial scandal

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Banks caught in the London Interbank Offered Rate (L.I.B.O.R) scandal in 2010-12 are involved again in another scandal.

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Censorship: Curtailing freedom of speech

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“Yes, the voice of freedom is a sweet one. To be able to speak freely without persecution must be the greatest gift of democracy”

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Prank or be pranked!

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Happy April Fools day! Well, happy late April Fools day. A day for out going pranksters and for anyone who has a sense of humor.  

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Procrastination: Don’t let it control or stop you

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The past week I had the opportunity to take a practice test for an upcoming ACT that my school had provided for me. I was thrilled that I would be able to take the test without my parents having to arrange and pay for it, my school was already taking care of that!

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Letters

Frustrated by delayed response from the Court

Dear Editor, Our family has had three matters in a row that had been brought to the attention of the President of the Land and Titles Court with an urgent request for appropriate action and decision.

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Cyclones will wipe out ‘new’ beach

Dear Editor, Upon reading the article in the Samoa Observer and observing the earthworks on Beach Rd; I can only say - unbelievable, incredible and, yes, stupid.

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Player selection and the S.R.U Chairman

Dear Editor, Somehow, I believe that the Chairman of the S.R.U has got the right heart in running the Union. However, he is involved in too many organizations to concentrate on one thing.

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