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Chairman reminds about day of forgiveness

As Samoa joins millions of Christians around the world to commemorate the death of Jesus Christ the Messiah today, the Chairman of the National Council of Churches, Deacon Kasiano Leaupepe, is urging the country not to forget the reason for the season.

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Vehicles collide at Vaitele crossroads

A traffic accident happened Thursday afternoon at one of the four corners within the Vaitele industrial area.

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Youth camp organisers deny deaths

Media reports of demon possession killing two teens at a youth camp have been rubbished by organisers and attendees of a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints camp.

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Law an ass, P.M. says as Govt. backtracks

Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, described the law as an “ass” yesterday before backtracking on the government’s plan to fast track the passing of the Electoral Amendment Bill 2014.

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Woman wins it for Samoa

Fast cars and car parts are the sort of things you would usually associate with men.

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S.I.D.S. security boosted by U.S. Coast Guard

The Small Island Developing States Conference will have a boost to its security measures thanks to specialist expertise provided by the United States Coast Guard (U.S.C.G).

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High Commissioner in Australia passes away

Samoa’s High Commissioner to Australia, Lemalu Tate Simi, has passed away.

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It’s time to move on, says Faumuina

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Former Minister of Finance, Faumuina Tiatia Liuga, says it is time for someone new to take over the Ministerial job while he focuses on his family and constituency.

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Stink in the middle of Apia

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With the U.N.’s Small Islands Developing States conference a few months away, a stink in the middle of Apia has raised eyebrows.

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Town lights dead for weeks

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Concerns have been raised over the failure of town lights stretching from Matautu towards the rear of the government building.

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Samoa a leader in preserving fisheries

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United States Coast Guard (U.S.C.G.) Rear Admiral Cari B. Thomas has touted Samoa as a leader in the fight to protect fisheries.

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Tuala returns as president

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Tuala Oli Ah Him is the Samoa Hotel Association’s (S.H.A.) President for a third term.

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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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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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Faumuina’s resignation could cause further delays - farmers

Farmers now doubt that the Fugalei Market will be completed in June due to the Minister of Finance, Faumuina Tiatia Liuga, resigning from his position in Parliament on Wednesday night.

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Editorial

What drama, what a show!

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We knew something had to give and that it was only a matter of time. We say this because the bitter, petty, political squabbling and internal frictions within the ruling Human Rights Protection Party (H.R.P.P) had been bubbling beneath the surface for some time now it was simply impossible to pretend they were not there anymore.

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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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