Winners of 1st prize in the posters competition, St Mary’s College

Choose I.C.T. – females urged

The Associate Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Lealailepule Rimoni Aiafi yesterday encouraged young Samoan females to consider careers in the growing field of information and communication technologies (I.C.Ts).

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PARTNERS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE: C.E.O S.N.P.F, Faumuina Esther Poutoa, C.E.O S.H.C, Matautia Rula Levi, C.E.O D.B.S, Susana Laulu, G.M. B.S.P, Maryann Lameko-Vaai

Bank invests in climate resilience

The Bank South Pacific has joined forces with the Development Bank of Samoa (D.B.S), the Samoa Housing Corporation (S.H.C) and the Samoa National Provident Fund (S.N.P.F) to host the 39th Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (A.D.F.I.A.P) annual meeting.

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Huawei shares its vision at Pacific meet

PR - Leading telecommunication company, Huawei, has shared its vision of Building a Better Connected World at the Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (P.I.T.A) Forum 2016 in French Polynesia.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Trump's mention of 'woman's card' draws backlash

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's claim that Hillary Clinton is playing "the woman's card" has drawn intense backlash, from the Democratic front-runner herself as well as tens of thousands of critics on social media.

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A man watches a TV news program showing a file footage of North Korea's rocket launch at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon).

Suspected midrange North Korean missiles fail

North Korea attempted unsuccessfully to launch two suspected powerful intermediate-range missiles on Thursday, South Korean defense officials said, bringing the number of apparent failures in recent weeks to three.

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Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, top, and Dortmund's Marco Reus celebrate after scoring during the Europa League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Liverpool  FC and Borussia Dortmund in Liverpool, England(AP Photo/Jon Super)

Liverpool suffers late loss to Villarreal in Europa League

Liverpool conceded in injury time in losing to Villarreal 1-0 in the first leg of the Europa League semifinals on Thursday.

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July 27, 2013, Macau,China ---   Evgeny Gradovich(R) wins a 12-round unanimous decision over Mauricio Munoz  to retain his  IBF Featherweight title, Saturday night at the Cotai Arena at The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau,China.    --- Photo Credit : Chris

Russian boxing champ Gradovich banned for doping

The Russian anti-doping agency says former world boxing champion Evgeny Gradovich has been banned for two years for breaking anti-doping rules.

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Street Talk

Is electricity expensive in Samoa?

The cost of electricity in Samoa remains far too high. So says the Electric Power Corporation’s (E.P.C) new Minister, Papali’i Niko Lee Hang. He has called on the Corporation to make electricity cheaper for all households in Samoa in the next five years.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…They say, “The difference between men and boys is the price of their toys!” Little boys are happy with a small, simple toy truck, but later when we’ve become macho men, we want bigger, more sophisticated trucks.


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The beginning of a new era

There is no doubt that Samoa is the place to be this weekend. For there are so many exciting events happening whether you are looking for spiritual sustenance or simply entertainment.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, We would like to respond to your letter to the Editor of the Samoa Observer titled “About that health warning” written by W.W. It is a concern that the issue raised is not as straightforward as stated in your article.

Dear Editor, Predicting the weather can be a tricky job, even with all the satellite images and modelling software available.

Dear Editor, Re: PM in New York for historical deal The Prime Minister should just stay home and make sure his cronies are not abusing any more public funds and properties. That is one of his jobs that we pay him a lot of money.




Singer Marco Antonio Solis receives the Lifetime Achievement Award, during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Nicky Jam, Enrique Iglesias top Billboard Latin Music Awards

Nicky Jam and Enrique Iglesias took home seven awards apiece, including six shared awards for their hit duet "El Perdon," at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami.

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Billionaire investor Icahn has sold his stake in Apple, citing concerns about the giant tech company's prospects in China.(AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams, File)

Carl Icahn sells Apple stake, citing China worries

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has sold his stake in Apple, citing concerns about the giant tech company's prospects in China.

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