Two farmers selling their products at the Vaitele market- Leoaniu Lomiga (Toamua) and Salapo Tavita Brown (Vaitele-Fou).

‘White elephant’ $5.7million market

The wrong location, no buses and competition from sellers sitting outside supermarkets is being blamed for the ongoing failure of the Vaitele Market. 

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OBTAINING VIEWS AND INSIGHTS: Some of the participants at the S.P.C.S. consultation for stakeholders on Monday.

Prisons seek support from stakeholders

Stricter rules, new rehabilitation programmes and a future increase in staff numbers at the prison were some of the positives presented to stakeholders on Monday at the Ministry of Health conference room.

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Handover of Ultrasound Scanner at Tuasivi Hospital: Associate Minister of Health, Salausa Dr Ah Ching (mid left), Mr Wolfgang Drewes (mid right) with N.H.S. staff and the German volunteers, Jana and Julia.

Germany donates to F.E.S.A. and N.H.S.

Mr. Wolfgang Drewes from the small town Heide in Northern Germany is well known on our shores for his ongoing projects in sourcing donations for Samoa.

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President Barack Obama is greeted by, from left, Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., Rep. Garret Graves, R-La., Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Sen. David Vitter, R-La. after arriving on Air Force One at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport in Baton Rouge, La., Tuesda

Obama vows support for Louisiana after the 'cameras leave'

Standing amid piles of waterlogged debris, President Barack Obama on Tuesday promised a sustained national effort to rebuild flood-ravaged southern Louisiana "even after the TV cameras leave" on a visit aimed in part at stemming campaign-season criticism that he's been slow to respond to the disaster.

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Angela Blackwell, 27, poses for a booking photo, in Chester, S.C. Blackwell, is charged with killing her infant son by putting him in the refrigerator for several hours.

Deputies: Mom killed newborn by putting him in refrigerator

A South Carolina mother killed her 4-day-son by putting him in the refrigerator for three hours, authorities said.

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ALEIPATA SECONDARY SCHOOL OPEN NETBALL TEAM: Tasi, Cebrina,  Auvae, Marina, Talaloa, Fa’afetai, Doreen, Lofi, Lili , Easter, Taeao.

Anchor and Netball Samoa partner up

Netball Samoa in partnership with “Anchor – Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds” which initiated a Secondary School Netball Competition held every Saturday morning for the past six weeks, draws to a close this Saturday.  

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WELL PREPARED FOR ALO PAOPAO Team Va’a Alia’s coach Billy Peters in front of the team’s boat.

Va’a Alia up for Alo Paopao

This Saturday, the question of who is the fastest over the two racing distances of 250 metres and 500 metres, will be answered.

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Street Talk

Post fire: Apia Flea Market

Following a devastating fire which flattened stalls and incinerated handicrafts and products at the Flea Market in Apia, temporary shelters were erected by the Samoa Land Corporation and with the help of donations from the general public. We asked stall owners how they were faring:

Mata’ia Isa


Ena Schwalger


Fipe Su’emalo

Vaitele Fou

Mary Tuala


Menime Ioane


Susana Faletuai


Think a Minute

Think a minute…Sam Morse was one of the finest artists in America. In fact, he was given the honor of painting a portrait in the White House, the home of the U.S. President. One night while Sam was working there a message was delivered to him.


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With Truth, all is well!

This is not fair. Reverend Dr. Afereti Uili, the former General Secretary of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S.), is without a doubt a man living on the brink of utter shame today.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor Let me reiterate, this government and any government, for that matter, is nothing without the people. No matter what outside forces influence this or any other government, it is our duty as its citizens to oppose and dissent, it’s how it works.

Dear Editor Mr Frank Banimarama will turn Fiji into a hub like Switzerland or Singapore. There’s success everywhere you look in Fiji, and they don’t need hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign aid to run their country with a population almost five times bigger than Samoa.

Dear Editor At one stage I thought this guy would make an awesome magician with the ability to make things disappear without a trace...




The Remy Boyz, from left, P-Dice, Fetty Wap, and Monty attend the BODY at ESPYs party in Los Angeles. P-Dice, born Justin Pope, was freed from jail after posting $250,000 bail. He faces charges of attempted murder and weapons offenses stemming from the Fe

Probe into Fetty Wap video shoot faults school principal

An investigation into how rapper Fetty Wap was allowed to record a music video that included drug references and a pole dancer in his old New Jersey high school has concluded that the school's principal was solely responsible and should be disciplined, according to a published report.

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Google rolling out latest Android system to Nexus phones

Google is ready to start sending out the latest version of its Android operating system to a handful of devices.

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