FATHER AND SON: Na’oupu So’o with his father Lotolagi So’o.

Hard worker rewarded

Hard work has paid off for Na’oupu So’o, of Savaia, Lefaga and Palisi. The 18-year-old was declared the Dux of Avele College this year on Wednesday when the school held its prize giving. 

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READY FOR THE WALK OF A LIFETIME: Lupesoliai Joseph Parker has the support of his family in the ring and is pictured here with his uncle from his mother’s side (first from left) and his uncle from his father’s side, Su’a Henry Fruean.

Lupesoliai Parker’s family dream

Lupesoliai Joseph Parker’s fight with Andy Ruiz tomorrow night is not just a dream realised for the boxer. For his family in Samoa, it is an answer to their prayers and tapuaiga.

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CONGRATULATIONS: Faleata College 2016 Dux Gloria Valeli with her number one supporter her dad Valeli Lemalie

Gloria overcomes heartbreak

Samoa needs doctors. For 17- year old Gloria Valeli, she has every intention of becoming one if all goes well with her education.

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World

John Glenn in his Mercury flight suit. Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth who later spent 24 years representing Ohio in the Senate

John Glenn, the 1st American to orbit Earth, has died at 95

John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95.

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Motorway sign warning of Tsunami

Tsunami warnings are cancelled after big Pacific earthquake

Tsunami warnings for several Pacific islands, including those in Hawaii, were canceled Friday after authorities determined that a powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake that struck near the Solomon Islands did not pose a broad tsunami threat.

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Sport

Lupesoliai Laauli Joseph Parker

Leader of Samoa’s Sporting Bodies behind Samoa’s Son

In less than 48 hours, Lupesoliai La’auliolemalietoa Joseph Parker will  engage in the fight of his life for the WBO Heavyweight Title against Mexican, Andy Ruiz Jr. 

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U.S boxer Eric Molina speaks during a press conference in Manchester, England, ahead of his IBF world heavyweight fight against British fighter Anthony Joshua

Molina bids to tame heavyweight champ Joshua as late call-up

He's the accidental challenger with a checkered boxing record who, away from the ring, teaches kids with special educational needs at a high school.

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Street Talk

Money from Samoa for Parker fight

The news that Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has donated SAT$230.000 from Samoa for the heavyweight boxing title fight featuring Lupesoliai Joseph Parker in Auckland next month, has hit the headlines. In return, Samoa will be promoted as a tourist destination and as an investment opportunity to millions of viewers. Natasha Schmidt asked the people what they thought about the donation and this is what they said:

Tanaleaid Malouamaua Lusiano

Faleasiu

Sanete Seikliaki

Puipa’a

Lui Anae

Leauvaa

Namia Faleata

Alamagoto

Think a Minute

Think a minute…Henri Latour was the greatest detective in France during the 19th century. He was a mastermind at finding evidence and clues, then fitting it all together to find the criminal and bring him to justice.

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An improved quality of life for all?

The mantra of achieving an “improved quality of life for all” is the government’s vision for the next four years. That much we know from the Strategy for the Development of Samoa (S.D.S) 2016 – 2020 launched by Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi yesterday

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Letters to the Editor

Re: Developments, good intentions and the future The Samoan “voting system” or “electoral system” is suppose to bring forward the best candidate to do the best job for the people of Samoa.

Dear Editor, Superintendent Leiataua Luatimu Samau of the Police Department made two points in your cover story as reported in the Samoa Observer of 6 November 2016 edition.

Re: Waterfront plan released The P.M wants to construct Samoa to mimic Brazil, Indonesia and other island nations. It is great when the population is at this level.

Entertainment

Filmmaker Erik Anders Lang, left, and singer Sia

Singer Sia and filmmaker-husband Erik Anders Lang separate

Grammy-nominated singer Sia and her filmmaker-husband, Erik Anders Lang, are separating.

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Technology

A man passes by the Samsung Electronics Co. logos at its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.

High court sides with Samsung in patent dispute with Apple

The Supreme Court unanimously sided with smartphone maker Samsung on Tuesday in its high-profile patent dispute with Apple over design of the iPhone.

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