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Trade barriers hinder growth

The existing trade agreements involving Samoa do not favour local exporters in terms of funding increases to supply chain as ...

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Security guard jailed for stealing

What was meant to be the trip of a lifetime for an Australian couple, who came to Samoa for the ...

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Second chance for student

An N.U.S. student Fuifui Suitauva appeared before Justice Vui Clarence Nelson last Friday for ...

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Customs defrauded

The Chief Justice, His Honour Patu Tiava’asu’e Falefatu Sapolu, has fined a 45-year-old woman of Vaitele fou for defrauding the ...

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Savai’i man killed over alleged love triangle

A man from Savai’i, who was living and working in American Samoa, was stabbed to death in a vehicle last ...

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Former students give back

Twenty-five years on, members of the St. Mary’s Class of 1990-1993 have not forgotten the important role the school had ...

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Between the Lines

Proposal: Free eye checks / Spectacles for customs officers

Proposal: Free eye checks / Spectacles for customs officers Are our Customs Officers sight impaired...

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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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Manu Samoa touches down in England

Manu Samoa was greeted by wind and rain when they landed in England for the Rugby World Cup, but that did not stop them from wearing traditional dress ahead of the World Cup next month.

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Police raid finds ‘ice,’ brother kills brother

Two more criminal incidents during the weekend have left the Police in shock.

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Meeting to strengthen agriculture begins

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.

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Business Systems Limited turns 38

Business Systems Limited (B.S.L) is celebrating its 38th anniversary throughout the week.

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Violence against women epidemic

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The rate of violence against women in Samoa has reached epidemic proportion, casting doubt on the widely held notion that sisters are protected in this country.

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Senese celebrates Special Olympics athletes

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The SENESE family came together on Friday afternoon, to hail the achievements of three of its student athletes, who participated in the latest Special Olympics Games in Los Angeles, and came away with five medals.

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Yvonne is Samoa’s Idol

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Learning to let go and not play it safe paid off for singer Yvonne Nikolao who walked away with the title of Samoan Idol for 2015.

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Mother survives gun shot

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Moli Levi is extremely grateful to be alive. The 59-year-old mother from Nofoali’i is recovering from a gunshot wound that could have easily ended her life.

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Samoa ready to welcome Commonwealth Games

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Two weeks away from the Commonwealth Youth Games, the man responsible for getting Samoa ready to welcome the Commonwealth is confident.

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Promise hasn’t been forgotten

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A promise to erect a monument on the location of Samoa’s original Maota Fono at Mulinu’u has not been forgotten.

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$4.2m complex fails to attract interest

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Not one company has expressed interest in turning the Samoa Land Corporation’s (S.L.C) $4.2million headquarters at Tuana’imato into a hotel.

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Samoa’s Special Olympic joy

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The Minister of Women, Community and Social Development, Tolofuaivalelei Falemoe Leiataua, has hailed the performance by the Samoa Special Olympics team in the United States.

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Sports

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Paul Williams named to face Manu Samoa

Former Manu Samoa captain, Paul Williams, has been named in a very strong Barbarians team to take on Manu Samoa at London’s Olympic Stadium this weekend.

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Manu Samoa ready for the World

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Acting Prime Minister, Fonotoe Pierre Lauofo, has encouraged the Manu Samoa to play for their families, country and God.

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Parker rises to No 6 with WBO

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New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker's latest win has seen him lift to a career-high No 6 ranking with the World Boxing Organisation.

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Paulo proud of US teammate Faraimo's development

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Eels utility Joseph Paulo says his club and national teammate Bureta Faraimo is reaching his full potential now that he's realised what sort of sacrifices are necessary to make it in the NRL, comparing him to former Bulldogs flanker Matt Utai.

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McGrath gets the nod for Sevens

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Englishman Damian McGrath has been appointed the new Head Coach of the Manu Samoa Sevens.

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Samoana

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Pa’u Samoa i le fa’ai’uga o le Ipu a le Pasefika

Na le manuia le Manu Samoa i lana ta’aloga mulimuli mo le Ipu a le Pasefika, ma ua tu’u aloa’ia atu ai i a’a’o o Va’alele mai Fiti lea siamupini, ina ua faia’ina e 39 – 29 i Vancouver, Kanata ananafi.

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Editorial

Lack of compliance, complacency and corruption are hurting us

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The simple truth is this. Among the many contributing factors to the struggling state of our economy in as far as revenue is concerned, we are not struggling because we lack revenue and taxes.

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Opinions

Underlying shades of racism need to be ta

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How many coconuts does it take to change a light bulb?

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A better way to grow vegetables

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From time immemorial we have been cultivating our vegetables the traditional way. And what is the t...

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Letters to Editor

Alcohol should be hit with ‘sin tax’

Dear Editor, Thank you for your editorial titled “Ignoring it at your own peril”. Alcohol whether with high alcohol content or low needs to be taxed ...

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Manu Samoa Team to the World Cup

Dear Editor, Now that our team has left for the World Cup, as a Manu Samoa supporter, I wish them all the best. I do however have some reservations concerning the composition of the ...

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‘Absolute power corrupts absolutely’

Dear Editor, I write to say good on the former Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour C.E.O. for speaking out on known abuses of power which are essentially a type of corruption by the Public Service Commission (P.S.C.) on how they have been conducting senior executive ...

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