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“Savai’i will definitely have an exciting new look to its town, probably by the next general election.” - Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi.

Development plans for Savai’i ... by the next election

“Savai’i will definitely have an exciting new look to its town, probably by the next general election.” - Prime Minister Tuilaepa

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the village of Vailoa. (inset) Sosefina Kleis Ryan

Complaints about noise falling on deaf ears

Sosefina has had enough of the noise coming from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints just across the road from her house at Vailoa.

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Police Media Officer, Sua le Mamea Tiumalu

Young male faces serious charges

Police Media Officer, Sua le Mamea Tiumalu has confirmed a 56-year-old father survived after being shot at by a 16-year-old male last week.

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BACK: Petunu Opeloge, Ele Opeloge-Toa, Toa Vai (Ele’s husband),  FRONT: Lusila Opeloge (mother) baby Avatu Toa (Ele’s daughter), father Opeloge Tovi’o and Ele’s niece, Mary.

From the hills of Vaoala

While many of us have followed the progress and success through the media of Ele Opeloge, Samoa’s most successful weightlifter, few of us are familiar with her family and background.

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LOOKING BACK: Venise and Chrissy when she was three years old.

Chrissy plans surprise visit to Venise

A young lady from America, Chrissy Mueller has opened up about how excited she is to have located her Samoan friend, Venise.

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VAITELE CAR WASH:  A six year old washing the tyres of a car at Vaitele in the hopes of earning lunch money.

Child vendor numbers increase

A report from the public says that despite the passing of the Compulsory Education Act, the number of child street vendors continues to increase.

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AT A STANDSTILL: The Tobacco Factory at Falelauniu.

No updates on factory opening

Plans to open the new tobacco factory at Falelauniu are still on hold.

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CONFERENCE: Participants from different Pacific regions during the 5th Pacific Regional Conference on Disability.

Digicel Samoa powered conference connectivity to the world

The Fifth Pacific Regional Conference on Disability 2017 in Samoa was livestreamed to the rest of the world during the whole duration of the conference through internet connectivity provided by Digicel Samoa in both conference venues at Tanoa Tusitala and the TATTE Building in Apia.

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Logo Alosio, a 48 year old father from the village of Aele.

Life lessons from Aele resident

Never give up because you have the courage for not only what you’re doing but a lot more than you think. 

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Alex Sefo, aged 21 of Fagaoali’i Savai’i.

No water and electricity

Alex Sefo, aged 21 of Fagaoali’i Savai’i lives at Nu’u with his parents and two siblings.

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Konelio Vili of 23 years old from Falefa and Vaitele.

Job-seeking youth’s point of view about life

“In my village, the main reason why we have problems with youth is because there are few words of encouragement and no love for families." - Konelio Vili

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Leala Aloese, 37, a father from Taga Savai’i and Nu’u Fou.

China helps us live life

“Thanks to Chinese shops for helping out with the cost of living because the way I see it, we kill our own selves. (toe fasi oti a e tatou ia tatou) - Leala Aloese

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MULTI MILLION TALA Church.

Church eyes May opening for multi million-tala Jubilee

The Congregational Christian Church of Samoa’s multi-million-tala Jubilee Church at Malua is expected to be opened in May this year during the church’s annual Malua conference.

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Former Cabinet Minister, Hans Joachim Keil, has been re-elected the Chairman of Fa’ataua Le Ola.

Fa’ataua Le Ola sets goals for 2017

Former Cabinet Minister, Hans Joachim Keil, has been re-elected the Chairman of Fa’ataua Le Ola.

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ONE MORE BRANCH IN SAVAI’I: S.S.A.B. staff members at their Savai’i branch.

Samoa Stationery and Books open another branch in Savai’i

Samoa Stationery and Books has opened another branch in Savai’i.

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Pacific Conference on Disability.

‘Aua ne’i faasino’esea (To not exclude): Building a more inclusive and equitable Pacific for persons with Disabilities

On behalf of the government and people of Samoa, I welcome you to Samoa. It is my privilege to offer these opening remarks. I have chosen to focus my remarks on two points: a point about inclusivity and about idiosyncrasy. The two, in this context, are inter-related.

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Sefo J Ainuu, Leone Sua Mailo (Acting - Assistant Director of N.P.O.), Constance Tafua-Rivers-Lesa (New Assistant A.G. Commercial and International Law) Lemalu Amani Retzlaff (A.G.), Noumea L To’omata-Teueli (Chief Legislative Drafter), Andrew Elisara

New Assistant Attorney General position filled

The Attorney General’s office has a new look to its Management structure.

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TIME TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE: Minister of Finance, Sili Epa Tuioti.

Minister wants to revisit foreign investment laws

The Minister of Finance, Sili Epa Tuioti, has called on the government to revisit the question of what type of businesses foreign investors should be encouraged to invest in.

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CHIEF CUSTOMER OFFICER: Deepak Khanna.

Digicel Samoa coy about possible job losses

Digicel Samoa remains optimistic in the wake of the announcement that its parent company is shedding more than 1,500 jobs all over the world.

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Ele Opeloge

Samoa Observer launches ‘Ele’s Fund’

The Samoa Observer has set up a Fund for Ele Opeloge to honour her achievement of winning Samoa’s first Olympic medal, a silver medal, from the Olympic Games in Beijing, China in 2008.

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Think a Minute

No Parking

Think a minute…On this journey called life, do you sometimes feel like just pulling over and parking? You feel like you’ve done enough, worked enough, and learned enough.

Columns

The Pearl From You

Strange, I felt I saw something strange

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

WHAT A TEASER! If the Samoa Rugby Union needed some publicity for the upcoming game to be held at Apia Park later in the year, the Auckland Blues rugby side gave it to them by defeating the Melbourne Rebels 56-18 on Thursday night.

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