CHAIRMAN: Lopao’o Natanielu Mua

P.M. Tuilaepa hints at separation of Courts

The Land and Titles Court could be separated from the Civil and Criminal Courts. That is one of the options being considered by the government 

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PROUD SAMOAN: S.P.T.O’s new Sustainable Tourism Development Manager, Christina Leala-Gale.

Samoan lands top role

A Samoan woman, Christina Leala-Gale, is the new Manager of Sustainable Tourism Development at the Fiji-based South Pacific Tourism Organisation (S.P.T.O).

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STEPPING UP TO HELP: (l-r) M.S.J Club President, Faimalomatumua Mathew Lemisio and Myna’s Representative, Niko Demus Lee Hang.

Myna’s shares Marist vision

One more local business has stepped forward to help the Marist St. Joseph’s Sports Club.

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BETTER EQUIPPED: Participants of the Search and Rescue training with Training Manager, Kevin Banaghan, and Dave Wilson(middle) from New Zealand.

Search and Rescue training could save lives

An intensive three-day Search and Rescue training for the Maritime Unit of the Police ended on Wednesday.

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AT THE LAUNCH: Former New Zealand High Commissioner, Jackie Frizelle and Deputy Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa with copies of the Our Heritage, the Ocean.

Book Review: Our Heritage, the Ocean

‘Our Heritage, The Ocean’ is a compilation of the top stories from the 2015 Samoa Observer Tusitala Short Story Competition.

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IT IS NOT EASY: Salu Leati, 21 years old from the village of Si’umu.

A friendly advice for the youth

“You know this was one of the things my parents kept telling me when I was young. They kept saying that I should never get married at a young age.”

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Showing the fruits of his hard work.

Through your works you will eat

Iosia Iakopo, from the village of Le’auva’a-Uta truly believes in the saying - you live by the sweat of your brow.

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I DO IT FOR MY CHILDREN: Fa’afotu Leati selling fruit salad to help out with the family expenses.

Mother works hard for her children

Things may be hard in life, but if you make your loved ones your motivation, you can definitely make the impossible possible. 

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HIS DAILY EXERCISE: Muliaga exercises by doing the chores at home.

Your health is in your hands

“I don’t go to the gym or anything. But it’s the simplest things like exercising by doing chores around the house.

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COMPLAINANT: Peseta Vaifou Tevaga, COURT APPOINTED MANAGER: Tagaloa Fa'afouina Sua, A PART TO THE CASE: La’auli Leuatea Polataivao.

Feud deepens in Supreme Court

The bitter row between two senior H.R.P.P members, Peseta Vaifou Tevaga and La’auli Leuatea Polata'ivao, continued before the Supreme Court this week.

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WHAT HE USES TO FECTH WATER: Alofa Fa’atau from Vaota Letogo.

Help needed with water please

Water is a basic necessity. For Alofa Fa’atau, from the sub-village of Vaota at Letogo, it’s a basic necessity he doesn’t have.

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CHANGES ARE GOOD: Ta’alolo Tikeri from the village of Vailima.

Changes are good for Samoa

While most people have been critical about the many changes in Samoa, Ta’alolo Tikeri begs to differ.

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EYES ON THE MANU SAMOA: Junior Va’a from Vailele.

Young man dares to dream

We all have aspirations in life. We have dreams and goals. That is also the case for the 15-year-old boy from the village of Vailele, Junior Va’a.

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Even hard work doesn’t cut it

There have been many claims that there is no poverty in Samoa but our eyes will always tell a different story to what our ears hear. 

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A tribute from Seiuli the Rock

R.I.P. Superfly. My family, @saronasnukawwe gave me this amazing pic she took of her dad only a few short months ago. 

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HELPING MARIST: Magele Dan Ah Kau, Faimalo Mathew Lemisio, Falefata Hele Matatia and Faimalo Alan Stowers.

$10,000 boost for Marist

The Marist St. Joseph’s Sports Club’s preparations for its first Marist St. Joseph’s International Sports Week received a $10,000 injection yesterday thanks to two of its loyal sponsors.

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HELPING SAMOA: Participants at the workshop held at T.A.T.T.E yesterday.

Local solutions encouraged

N.G.O’s, climate change activists and local farmers attended the workshop which detailed the correct way to apply for a small grant as well as how to draft a proposal. 

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SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT: Eti Sapolu and his daughter, Malu, were held in the Police interview room for almost three hours.

Sapolu refutes Police claim

Eti Sapolu has spoken out to set the record straight in relation to an incident where he and his 3-year-old daughter were detained.

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BE A REAL LEADER: Moe Lei Sam of Moe Lei Sam’s Variety Shop, and P.M. Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi.

Mother calls out P.M. on his language

Alone and unafraid, outspoken businesswoman Moe Lei Sam has called out Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi for his language and inability to find a solution for the child vendors issue.

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THE CLARENCE FAMILY: (left to right) Sebastian, Sophia, Mom Sophia and Dad Fernando with Naldo in front of Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel where they spent their time in Samoa.

A Samoan artist on the rise

Lyricist, dancer and now rapper Naldo Clarence is taking the stage by storm. Having won the top prize at America’s Performing Arts Programme in Orlando and catching the eye of a number of talents agencies, the 15-year-old is definitely a name to remember

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Think a Minute

How to change others

Think a minute…Someone said: “You can always get what you want, if you help other people get what they want.” Frank Bettger started selling life insurance as a young man.



Alone, misplaced A stranger in unforgiving waters

Between the Lines


So the entry point for English for aspiring teachers at N.U.S.has gone UP to 50% for 2017? What?

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