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Prof. Fui Asofou So’o.

Professor Fui returns as Vice Chancellor

Prof. Fui Asofou So’o has been re-appointed as the Vice Chancellor and President of the National University of Samoa (N.U.S.). 

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A SELFESS OUTREACH PROJECT: EA Members, Nuns at Mapuifagalele and the Elders at the opening.

Emerging Artists launch ‘Project Cinderella 2018’

The Emerging Artists (EA) association has launched ‘Project Cinderella 2018’ – an initiative that will run for six months as part of the Association Charity affiliation. 

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ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN: Ministers Advisory Committee during its inspection visits for Upolu and Savaii.

Ministers Advisory Committee completes assessments for Upolu and Savai’i

The Ministers Advisory Committee has concluded its site inspection visits for the islands of Upolu and Savaii. 

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JOB WELL DONE: K9 dog inspector, Inspector Flynn and Dog Handler, Mr. Hugo Tauauvea.

Ministry of Revenue rewards Employee of the Month

Ministry of Revenue’s Customs Officer and dog handler, Hugo Tauauvea and K9 dog Inspector Flynn, were recipients of the Employee of the Month Award (E.O.M.) for the month of April. 

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LUCKY WINNERS: While Mother’s day might be finished, these winners are all smiles today for good reason.

Winners with Anchor and Ah Liki Wholesale

Mother’s day weekend might have ended last Monday but it is still bringing smiles to lucky members of the community.

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THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM IN LANGUAGES: Fascinated by facial composition and carving out their unique painting techniques. Pictured here are third year students 23 year old Kolio Pita and 20 year old Heber Maulalo Fesolai.

Showcasing best of fine arts

The School of Fine Arts showcased their end of semester exhibition of art works by Year 1 – 3 students at the E.F.K.S. Museum in Malua on Friday.

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Minister of Works, Transport and Infrastructure, Papali’i Niko Lee Hang at his office.

Minister blames management

The alleged manipulation of the Land Transport Authority (L.T.A.) system where information was altered falls squarely on the management of the Authority. 

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Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi and Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe.

Tribute in Japan brings back painful memories

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi and leaders attending the 8th Pacific Island Leaders Meeting (P.A.L.M.) in Japan have paid tribute to the lives lost during the 2011 tsunami in Japan. The disaster struck Iwaki City where the summit is held. 

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“I can confirm the matter has been referred to Police for an investigation. However due to the sensitivity of this matter, the Police will not provide any further comments until the investigation is completed” – Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo

Police take over L.T.A. probe

The Ministry of Police has taken over the investigation involving suspended Land Transport Authority (L.T.A.) Assistant C.E.O Anoanoai Pepe Lafai and former A.C.E.O. Mata'afa Sepelini Poufa. They are alleged to have altered information to allow vehicles belonging to them to be registered. This was confirmed by Police Superintendent and Media Spokesperson, Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo.

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Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi is being conferred the “Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun” by Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, in Iwaki. Photo / (Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan).

Japan pledges $4.6 million aid for Samoa

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi is heading home from Japan having accomplished a number of goals. First he has successfully co-chaired the 8th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (P.A.L.M.) with his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe. 

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CONGRATULATIONS: Reverend Ekepati Va and his wife Pomate with Reverend Tanielu and his wife Feu Mamea at Malua Theological College yesterday.

Ordination joy at Malua

Twenty-four pastors of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S.) celebrated another step in their commitment to advance God’s kingdom on earth. The ordination of these Pastors allows them to administer marriages, funerals and Holy Communion. Held at the Jubilee Church at Malua yesterday, the service was well attended by hundreds of church members.

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SHALOM: Back row from left - Alex Stanley, Adele Kruse, Paul and Vivien Phillips, Taua Fatu Tielu. (front) Pastor Don Kruse, Pastor Benjamin Berger, Reverend Nu’uausala and Malu Siaosi.

Talofa lava and welcome to Samoa!

Messianic Jewish leader, Pastor Benjamin Berger, landed at Faleolo International Airport yesterday, signaling the start of an exciting week for Samoa. Pastor Berger, who will speak to Samoa about the “glory of the Lord, the revelations” in relation to recent events regarding Israel, arrived from New Caledonia where he was speaking at the Pacific Arise conference.

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F.I.N.A. clinics focussing on Technical Officiating for Open Water events and Indoor Swimming events.

Swimming looks to the future

The Samoa Swimming Federation has taken proactive measures to prepare for the Pacific Games.  

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FEELING THE ATMOSPHERE: Helen Dalzell and Donald Barrance exploring the market in Apia.

Celebration and relaxing, Samoa the right place for both

Meet Helen Dalzell and Donald Barrance. The couple chose Samoa to celebrate Donald’s 60th birthday.

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EXPLORING CULTURE AND CITY LIFE: Ashley and her fiance John from the USA are walking for the first time around Apia.

Americans attracted by the sceneries of Samoa

Family bond brought John and Ashley to Samoa. The couple is here to visit John’s cousin, who has been living in Samoa for two years now.

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Mona Lisa Karene, Co-Founder of Nora's Plantation.

Marketing right

Knowing the right kind of products that best suit the market is important. Family owned company, Nora’s Plantation, knows the importance of ensuring any line of products they produce is in line with the market demand. 

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Police Superintendent, Media Spokesperson: Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo.

Police probe mystery death

The Ministry of Police is investigating the death of a 53-year-old man who was found with severe injuries to his head on Wednesday. The man is from Vailele and Salelologa. 

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Former All Black, Rodney So'oialo.

So’oialo: Life after All Blacks

There’s no rest for the weary. Not even for former All Black, Rodney So’oialo, who is in Samoa to promote the development of ripper rugby. Since his return from club rugby in Japan four years ago, So’oialo slipped right into the role of coaching and development of New Zealand rugby, including taking on a role as an ambassador for ripper rugby.

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Luisa Siaosi, independent mother.

Luisa rises above all odds

Unemployed and divorced, Luisa Siaosi is an independent mother who’s learned to raise her seven kids on her own.

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Tina Asoeru.

Struggling mother grows her handicraft business

Handicraft work saved a woman who was struggling with survival. Tina Asoeru, from Luatuanu’u, is a mother who specialises in baking and also making lopa necklaces, earrings and bracelets. 

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Think a Minute

Don’t Defeat Yourself

Think a minute…Studies show that only one out of three people have healthy self-confidence. That means two out of every three people do not know the ability they already have to be successful. If you want others to believe in you, you must first believe in yourself. Remember, “No one can make you feel inferior unless you allow them.”

Columns

Tricky devices and the Samoan customary Land

Today I record my thoughts regarding the protections placed within Samoa’s Constitution by Samoa’s leaders in 1961 so that Samoa’s customary land might remain held by the aiga of Samoa as our birthright gifted to us by our ancestors.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

Banking whispers Whispers about the change of ownership for a major player in the banking industry in Samoa has been laughed off.

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