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Head Coach Namulau'ulu Alama Ieremia.

Gutted coach sorry

The look on his face said it all. When Manu Samoa failed to beat a second string and “sick” Wales team in front of a capacity crowd at Apia Park on Friday night, coach Namulauulu Alama Ieremia was devastated.

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The accused splashed hot water on the victim and we don’t know for what reason.

Man pours hot water on elderly man

A 29-year-old male who poured hot water on 58-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder. This was confirmed by Acting Assistant Police Commissioner Sala’a Moananu Sala’a. “The incident occurred at one of the villages in the Faleata District,” said Sala’a.

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BUILDING COMMUNITY READINESS: Dr. Laura Kong (Director ITIC) with Mulipola Ausetalia Titimaea (ACEO Meteorology Services) and the staff of Samoa's National Warning Center and National Emergency Operation Center.

Improving tsunami preparedness

“Tsunami products to strengthen Samoa’s warning and operation centers"

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U.O.A IN SAMOA: Some members of the University of Auckland Alumni in Samoa.

University of Auckland Samoa Alumni

Following the successful launch of the 2015 University of Auckland (UoA) Alumni and Friends reception in Samoa, numerous social gatherings were organised by the UoA Samoa alumni network in an effort to initiate a membership drive. 

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ON THE MOVE: Vao Maoluma Lauagiagi, 60, Tuana’i and Afega.

Never too old to work

Life is about work. This is the opinion of the elderly father Vao Maoluma of Tuana’i and Afega. 

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HAPPY LIFE: Nafatali Ono, 50 of Leulumoega Uta and Salelologa.

Single man happy to work to serve chief

Nafatali Ono doesn’t have a lot. But the 50-year-old man from Leulumoega Uta has his plantation and he is happy about that.

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CHIPS TIME: Uma Latu from Iva and Tanugamanono.

Selling chips for a living

There’s always a way for you to work in life.

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PLANTATION IS THE SAMOAN LIFE: Fili Fale from Leulumoega

Make agriculture a priority

The government should walk the talk.

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Tofiga Fepulea’i

‘I Gan’t beliv it’ gets pass mark

Tofiga Fepulea’i’s new solo show, I Gan’t beliv it, has been given a pass mark by the audience at Taumeasina Island Resort on Wednesday night.

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WORKING WITH VILLAGES: Village leaders being summoned for support.

Binding agreement with villages in the making

The Seasonal Employment Unit, (S.E.U.) under the umbrella of the Ministry of Prime Minister and Cabinet, (M.P.M.C.) is proceeding with a binding agreement with villages country wide.

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YOGA INSTRUCTORS: Rachel LaUlu and Ashlee Starter celebrate International Day of Yoga 2017.

Samoa meditates over International Day of Yoga

Yoga teacher, Rachel LaUlu, is the talent behind Samoa’s ‘International Day of Yoga’ celebrations. 

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Lalau Ne’etia Gasio, Sapini Eteuati and Eleni Leleimalefaga.

Happy 80th birthday, Lalau Ne’etia!

Lalau Ne’etia Gasio celebrated her 80th birthday yesterday. The celebration was held at the hall of the C.C.C.S. Vaitele-Uta.

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Captain Jamie Roberts and his men were given a quick course on V6 canoeing before they hit the water.

Victorious Welsh team paddle with Pualele

ACTIVE RECOVERY: Bruised and sore from the night before at Apia Park, members of the Welsh rugby team took time out yesterday to explore the pristine waters of Samoa with the local Pualele Outrigger Canoeing Club.

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Pacific Island Law Officers’ Network executive committee meeting held in Samoa.

Top lawyers meet in Samoa

Gender-based violence, environmental crime and cybercrime were among the issues discussed by the Pacific Islands Law Officers’ Network (P.I.L.O.N).

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FANS: Manu Samoa and Wales fan celebrate at Apia Park.

A sad night when Wales broke Samoan hearts at Apia Park

A sea of blue, Apia Stadium hosted the Manu Samoa vs Wales rugby match on Friday.

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STANDING UP FOR BENEFITS OF COCONUTS: Edwin Tamasese, Managing Director of Samoa Coconut Cluster.

Samoa Coconut Cluster rejects U.S. oil claims

The Samoa Coconut Cluster Ltd has strongly rejected claims that coconut oil “is as unhealthy as beef dripping and butter.”

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VICTIM OF A BAD HOST: Ethan Edward Lolesio.

An open letter to the Chairman of the Samoa Rugby Union

To the Honorable and Distinguished Prime Minister Tuila’epa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s, who is a merciful man of integrity and loved and honored by us all. We acknowledge you for all what you have done for Samoa and the growth and redevelopment for a greater Samoa.

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MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT: Olo Fiti Va'ai. (Inset) MINISTER OF HEALTH: Tuitama Dr. Leao Tuitama.

M.P. slams “poor” health services

Member of Parliament, Olo Fiti Vaai, has criticised the delivery of health services in Samoa describing it as extremely poor. He said despite the millions of dollars being injected into the National Health Services, members of the public continue to face many challenges at the hospital.

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MINISTER OF REVENUE: Tialavea Tionisio Hunt.

Minister tells of record revenue performance

For fiscal year 2016-2017 which ends 30 June this year, the Ministry of Revenue, (M.O.R.) collected $485 million tala in government revenues.

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This was confirmed by the Acting Assistant Police Commissioner, Sala’a Moanau Sale.

Father charged over alleged kidnapping

A man has been charged with allegedly kidnapping a two-year-old boy from his home. The charge is part of a bizarre story involving a stolen government vehicle and a relationship between a man and his wife gone sour. 

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Think a Minute

Sam the changed man

Think a minute...This is the true story of a man named Sam who joined the American army in 1812. He was such a great military leader that he became a major general. Eventually he became successful in politics also and was elected governor of Tennessee.

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Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi Address to officially  open the 20th Pacific  Immigration Directors Conference;  Taumesina Island Resort

Samoa commits to address security challenges

I welcome you all to our shores for the 20th Pacific Immigration Directors Conference.

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