NO. 1: His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi.  NO. 2: Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi. No. 4: Chief Justice Patu Tiava’asue Falefatu Sapolu.

Highest paid govt. officials

The Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, is the highest paid official on the land, according to documents obtained by the Samoa Observer.

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MOTIVATED: Pearl Passi Sheck of Sofa’i Creation is an appreciative woman.

Leap of faith pays off for Sofa'i

Pearl Passi Sheck of Sofa’i Creation cannot stop smiling. She has every right to be grateful, havng  achieved a great milestone in her career as a fashion designer. 

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I HAVE SEEN MUCH CHANGE IN SAMOA: Su’a Sopo, 60, from Apia.

We’ve come a long way as a nation

We all know what comes with time… change. For Su’a Sopo, 60 years of life has given him the opportunity to witness firsthand the changes Samoa has gone through both physically and culturally.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump embraces Florida State Rep. Carlos Trujillo at a roundtable event, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, in Miami. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Debate renews attention on Trump's tax returns

Donald Trump says "you don't learn that much from tax returns," a dubious assertion that has renewed attention on his refusal to release documents that could shed light on his tax rate, charitable giving and foreign business ties.

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Bomb suspect's sister: He was going to hit me with dumbbell

The sister of a man charged with setting off bombs in New Jersey and New York and injuring more than 30 people this month told police in August 2014 that he was getting ready to hit her with a dumbbell and stabbed another brother in the leg when he jumped in to help her, police reports show.

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Boys in Blue: The Samoa A trial held last Saturday.

Samoa A squad named

The Samoa A squad has been named to contest the Americas Pacific Challenge in Montevideo, Uruguay. 

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Ready for Action: Tusitala preparing for his role as half-back.

We catch up with Danny Tusitala

Danny Tusitala is international rugby professional, husband and father.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…Is your voice good enough to sing a solo on T.V. or radio?


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Why Sogi relocation has national significance

The legitimacy of the government’s only reason given so far for relocating the people of Sogi does not stand up to scrutiny. If, as they say, the relocation is merely based on climate change fears, this should alarm everyone in Samoa who lives on coastal areas.

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Letters to the Editor

Re: Don’t you think it is just downright cruel? The government is very good at preaching against their normal practice. They call themselves H.R.P.P, Human Rights Protection Party, but they deny and remove peoples’ rights.

Dear Editor, Re: Minister outlines why P.A.C.E.R Plus a must The Samoan market is too small to simply sell “made in samoa” amongst fellow samoans.

Dear Editor, Re: Sex offender to marry his victim Wish I could tell this young lady...talofae e le faigofie le fai aiga laiti.




horror filmmaker Herschell Gordon Lewis. Lewis, who pioneered the horror genre in the 1960s known as the

Herschell Gordon Lewis, 'godfather of gore,' dies at 87

Herschell Gordon Lewis, the horror filmmaker known as the "godfather of gore," died Monday at 87.

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Ex-Verizon worker accused of selling customer phone records

A former Verizon Wireless technician is accused of using the company's computers to obtain customers' private call records — plus data showing where customers' phones were — and then selling them to an unnamed private investigator, federal prosecutors said.

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