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Camera man pleads guilty

A Samoa Quality Broadcasting cameraman, Pati Tovia, has pleaded guilty to possession of ...

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$1.5million loss in hosting All Blacks

The good news is that the All Blacks have been to Samoa, the nation enjoyed the party and the Manu ...

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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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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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Fotuali’i to the rescue

Kahn Fotuali’i has arrived in Vancouver Canada to join the Manu Samoa for the allimportant final of the Pacific Nations Cup against Fiji tomorrow.

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Lawyer complains to Speaker in airline row

The Speaker of Parliament, La’auli Leuatea Polataivao, has been asked to intervene in simmering dispute between two airlines, which is likely to head to Court.

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Family’s prayers answered

A Good Samaritan has answered the call for help from Tiauli Magiagi, a blind man who had sought assistance through the Samoa Observer to allow him to have an operation.

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Legal option available over alleged interference

The disruption of Digicel’s internet services during the historical Manu Samoa and All Blacks test match at Apia Park three weeks could end up in Court.

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Leading the new bank

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With the dust settling Won the Bank South Pacific’s takeover of Westpac, the newest business in town is already hard at work to become the banking giant of Samoa.

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Minister confirms new telco competitor

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The Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Tuisugaletaua Aveau Sofara, has confirmed the arrival of a new telecommunication company.

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Child vendor says smoking eases pain

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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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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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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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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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A future for all

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In this life, there is absolutely little doubt about it. Somewhere deep down in all of us, material wealth and prosperity are the stuff of dreams.

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The bird and I cry the same tune

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There was a time when I once lay under trees wishing I was a bird. Now I know the bird wishes more...

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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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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 ...


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 ...


“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 ...