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Government urged to revive airline

Siumu’s Member of Parliament and the Associated Minister of Eduction, Tuu’u Anasi’i Leota, has called on the government to consider ...

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Further charges possible as probe continues at E.P.C

The Police investigation into claims of theft and selling properties belonging to the Electric Power Corporation (E.P.C) is ...

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Digicel offers world class music service

Digicel yesterday announced a ground breaking service with leading global music streaming provider, Radio, to offer Digicel customers across the ...

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Fight over ‘bonus’ lands man in Court

A man who operates a lottery game, referred to locally as “ponesi” (bonus) has landed in Court after a woman claimed he has ...

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Empowering our schools

The Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture’s annual conference has ...

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The loneliest number (Part 1)

Think a minute… In June, 2009 people all over the world were in shock and grief over the sudden dea...

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Future stars on their way

One of the forces behind the Rugby Academy Samoa and former Manu Samoa captain, Mahonri Schwalger, is on cloud nine. Merely five months after the official launch of the Academy, five of his boys are set to leave the country on rugby scholarships.

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Failure is not new

Former Mathematics Senior Lecturer at the National University of Samoa (N.U.S), Reverend Vavatau Taufao, is hardly surprised at the recent revelations about the alarming failure in Mathematics among Samoa School Leaving Certificate students.

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Ferry scare as rough seas rule

Close to a hundred passengers on a Lady Naomi (pictured) voyage from American Samoa to Samoa were stuck on the ferry for almost 20 hours yesterday.

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‘It’s unjust, disgraceful’

The Associate Minister of Public Enterprises, Papali’i Niko Lee Hang, and the Associate Minister of Education, Tu'u’u Anasi’i Leota, have rejected the government’s official response to the Officers of Parliament Committee’s (O.P.C.) report.

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National Bank makes it easy

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The customers of the National Bank of Samoa (N.B.S) celebrated a milestone last week.

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Samoa signs up for better wharf

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With the finalisation of the draft outline Design Report and the signing of the Minutes of Discussion (M.O.D.) for the “Enhancement of the safety of Apia Port” project, port safety at the Matautu wharf has received a much-needed boost.

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Looking back: A shared history, one that shaped our world

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Between 2014 and 2018, Pacifi c countries will commemorate the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Centenary, marking 100 years since their involvement in the First World War.

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Trade Commissioner gets Tofaeono honour

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Samoa’s Trade Commissioner in New Zealand, Fonoti Dr. Lafitai Iupati Fuatai, has had one more important title added to his bow.

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P.M. calls for Commonwealth Youth Games sponsors

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Citing the significance of the financial cost needed to host the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games in September, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi is calling on the Business community for sponsorship.

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Cahill magic sends Australia through

A moment of pure football magic sent Australia through to the semi-finals of the Asian Cup, with an unforgettable Tim Cahill bicycle kick helping the Socceroos defeat China 2-0 in Brisbane.

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Despite loss, Soccer team lauded

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Despite bringing home a record of four losses and one win, the Samoan squad that competed in the Preliminaries of the Oceania Football Confederation under 17 men’s Championship is still lauded.

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Samoa grabs world attention

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Samoa is receiving world-class attention this week in taekwondo with two grand masters in the sport visiting the country to lift the profile of the sport.

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Door opens to the United States

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The Rugby Academy Samoa’s quest to give promising young Samoan rugby players the chance to develop their talents and education overseas took another positive step.

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From watery junkyard to Lee Kuan Yew, and now it’s corrupt-ridden Paradise

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These days Aleipata is not a good place to visit. Travelling past the wharf there in which close to $100 million tala in public funds is reported to have been spent, what was supposed to be the Aleipata Wharf, a government-built project aimed at reaping profits from American Samoa’s tourism market, is now a watery junkyard.

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Glorious Samoan food: Bite me!

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If you know me well, well enough to laugh at my bad jokes, you would know that there are several thi...

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Are you ready for change?

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Change is what we need, radical and fast at all levels of our society.

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In Response to ‘The case against Human Rights’

Johanna Gusman The Samoa Observer recently reprinted Eric Posner’s ‘The Case Against Human Rights’, an article originally published in The Guardian. As a Fulbright Scholar brought to Samoa in a human rights capacity, I could not in good conscience leave this article without response. While certain points in the article are welltaken, namely that the enforcement of human rights treaties remains weak, its overall message that international human rights law is ineffective must be ...


Learning to deal with problems

Dear Editor, Some people are waiting impatiently for the New Year 2015, to see if there is any good thing happening apart from the same problems we have been through this year ...


Hoping for action

Dear Editor, I’m just wondering if anything will be done to anyone or people at the Samoa Rugby Union after the publication of the 2011 Audit ...



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Cabinet ordered probe into missing copper

An order to investigate copper wires missing from the Electric Power Corporation (E.P.C) came from ...

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