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Cops seize alleged drugs container

The Police have intercepted and seized a 40ft container they suspect contains ingredients to manufacture illicit ...

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‘Play strong, play smart and win!’

Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, has a simple message for the Manu ...

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Man burns brother, faces murder charge

A 38-year-old man of Lotofaga is being held in custody accused of killing his brother by setting him on fire ...

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Three suspected dengue cases

The Director General of Health, Toleafoa Leausa. Dr. Take Naseri has confirmed that three people in Samoa are suspected of ...

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Office fails to report to Parliament

The Office of the Electoral Commissioner (O.E.C) failed to submit annual reports to Parliament for two consecutive ...

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Health probes allegation

An investigation has been launched into claims that negligence and carelessness contributed to the passing away of the President of ...

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Here’s your captain, Samoa!

Ofisa Treviranus is the new captain of the Manu Samoa. He will lead the men in blue out on to Apia ...

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65-year-old man jailed for rape of 16-year-old

A 65-year-old married man has been jailed for three years for raping a 16-year-old ...

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Between the Lines

Watch your left hand movements

Watch your left hand movements Ticketing motorists about a traffic law violation is one thing but d...

Think a Minute!

Play your part

Think a minute… A famous painting shows a king making a chain from his crown, and a slave making a ...

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Boy from A’ana ready to tackle the world champs

Faialaga Afamasaga is still slowly taking it in. Even two days after he became the only locally-based player to make the 27-man Manu Samoa squad to play the All Blacks next week, the midfielder from Fasito’o-tai and Vailu’u-tai is struggling to comprehend the enormity of the task ahead.

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Photo bomber leaves his mark

While Manu Samoa fans lined up outside Blue Sky at Matafele for photos and autographs yesterday, an elderly man refused to wait.

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Chief lays down battle plan

Manu Samoa and Waikato Chiefs star, Tim Nanai-Williams, knows what to expect from the All Blacks.

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Samoa buzzing for All Blacks

New Zealand High Commissioner, Jackie Frizelle, is well aware of the buzz the impending All Blacks, Manu Samoa game is creating.

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14th Siva Afi competition begins

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The 14th International Siva Afi Competition kicked off a big week of celebration in Samoa on Tuesday night.

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Volunteer helps tackle mental health challenges in Samoa

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As numbers and demand for specialised health providers in Samoa increases, Naomi Levels jumped at the opportunity to leave Tilburg University in the Netherlands and spend five months in Samoa.

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Village Fono Act comes under the microscope

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Decisions made by village councils could soon be registered with the Ministry of Women Community and Social Development.

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No public holiday yet

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Contrary to reports and silent prayers, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour has confirmed that next Wednesday is not a public holiday.

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Villages get into the spirit, decorations to welcome All Blacks

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It’s not just the Manu Samoa that’s gearing up for the big game next week.

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Sports

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Census Johnston surprise

Census Johnston has been called back from retirement to boost Manu Samoa’s scrum against the All Blacks next Wednesday.

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The People’s Captain gloves up for All Blacks

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The People’s Captain, Mahonri Schwalger, will not lace up for the historical Manu Samoa and All Blacks test match at Apia Park but he is putting on his boxing gloves for a good cause.

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Manu adds firepower with Perez and Matu’u

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Manu Samoa has added more firepower to its engine with the addition of some star names in its extended squad for the All Blacks test.

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Samoana

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O loo manatua e Su’a Frieda Paul

O le po o le Aso Faraile ina ua faaali le Return to Paradise i Lefaga na toe manatua ai e Su’a Frieda Paul mea uma.

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Editorial

A quick glance at the enemy

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One had to have a quiet giggle looking at what’s being said about the All Blacks team that’s coming to Samoa next week. In particular, we’re talking about the reference to the team being “understrength” and “weakened” for the historical test at Apia Park.

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Opinions

‘I remember my Mother’

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Mother’s Day Remarks at Lepea Catholic Parish, 10 May 2015

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Take the long walk, and let the rain fall

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The green grass it knows the meaning of rain. Rain is the breath of God in her lungs, and it ra...

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Letters to Editor

Let’s get rid of the ignorance and shame

Dear Editor, In response to article in the Samoa Observer June 9, on page 28 “Hardly anyone dies from drug overdoses in decriminalised ...

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Watch what you say

Dear Editor, Thank you Keni Ramese for your words of wisdom on Sunday (editorial Respect is earned, not given). I thought it was a really nice way to convey how all Samoans felt about the comments from Fiji’s Prime ...

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Respect for the R.S.A

Dear Editor, Your coverage of the ANZAC was quite educational.

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