Samoa Police Service.

Sex charges follow girl’s disappearance

The Ministry of Police has filed sexual related charges against a 31-year-old man. This is in connection to the case of the 15-year-old girl who was reported missing for three days.

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Three young men appeared before Supreme Court Justice, Leiataualesa Daryl Clarke, on charges of theft and burglary.

Men in Court for Vaiala robbery

Three young men appeared before Supreme Court Justice, Leiataualesa Daryl Clarke, on charges of theft and burglary. They are Fautua Tanoa, Oata Cameron and Popese Junior.

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SAY NO TO DOPING: Natanya Potoi-Ulia.

Doping threatens “spirit of Sport”

Ignorance is no excuse when it comes to testing positive for a prohibited substance in the world of competitive professional sports. This is the view held by a Samoan woman who is leading the fight against doping in this part of the world.

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Bank South Pacific.

B.S.P. donates food to School of Hope

The executive officials of the Bank South Pacific from Papua New Guinea visited the School of Hope on Monday.

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J.I.C.A. ALUMINI ASSOCIATION: During the Samoa J.I.C.A. Alumini Association’s Annual General meeting (A.G.M.), the executive members were elected.

Mata’u returns as Alumni President

Mata’u Esau Lotu has retained his post as the President of Samoa J.I.C.A. Alumni Association for the fourth term. The appointment was made during the Samoa J.I.C.A. Alumni Association’s Annual General Meeting (A.G.M.) held at the Samoa Conference Centre, Sogi last week

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HONEYMOON DESTINATION: Jess and Daniel celebrate their honeymoon in Samoa.

Honeymooners loving Samoa

What better place to spend your honeymoon then in beautiful Samoa. Couple, Daniel and Jess have been courting for eight years and recently got married in their homeland, Melbourne, Australia.

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LOVING SAMOA: Nadja Mc Kellow with her husband Danny Mc Kellow enjoying their last day in Samoa.

Quality time in beautiful Samoa

Nadja McKellow has ticked Samoa as one of the best places to visit for romance. She is in Samoa with her husband to celebrate their honeymoon and according to her; it has been a magical experience.

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ENJOYING AMAZING SAMOA: Shirley Clarke shares her impression of Samoa.

There’s something about Samoa’s ocean

There’s something about the ocean that captivates Shirley Clarke. In Christchurch, New Zealand, she lives close to the ocean. Waking up to the cool sea breeze and sound of the waves crashing onto the seashore is basically the start of her day.

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Business is about relationships

The Chairman of the Bank South Pacific (B.S.P.), Sir Kostas Constantinou and Chief Executive Officer, Robin Fleming, were in Samoa for two days.

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Court House Mulinuu.

Prosecution moves to withdraw charges

The Prosecution in the hearing of three former employees of Coin Save have made an application in Court to withdraw two charges the trio had pleaded not guilty to.

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NO COURT OFFICERS: Justice Leiataualesa asked where are the Court officers?. They were tied up at Luatuanu’u is the answer.

Village drama affects Court proceedings

Supreme Court Justice, Leiataualesa Daryl Clarke has questioned why the Police did not show up on time to escort the accused to Court.

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WORK IN PROGRESS: The Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey's Hotel in its full glory. The management hope they can return it to this state in July.

Works on Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s on track

The clean up at Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel and Bungalows is making good progress and if all goes well, the iconic hotel could be back in business in July this year.

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GONE TOO SOON: Tiumalu Dylan Mika.

Samoa and New Zealand mourn “gentle giant” Tiumalu Dylan Mika

The rugby community in Samoa and New Zealand is mourning the loss of former Manu Samoa and All Black forward, Tiumalumanaia Dylan Mika. Described as a “warm, wonderful” and a “gentle giant” by families and friends, Tiumalu collapsed and died from a “suspected heart attack” at his home in Auckland, New Zealand, yesterday. 

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WAITING GAME: Chiefs of Luatauanuu outside the Prime Minister's office yesterday.

Village Council seeks forgiveness from P.M.

About 20 elders of the Luatuanu’u Village Council headed to the Prime Minister’s Office yesterday to seek forgiveness. They were eagerly waiting for the Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, only to be told half an hour later that he had a busy schedule. 

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Member of Parliament for Anoama’a West, Fonotoe Lauofo Meredith.

M.P. says sorry

The Member of Parliament for Anoama’a West, Fonotoe Lauofo Meredith, yesterday apologised in Parliament on behalf of the Luatuanu’u village. The apology follows an incident where young men from Luatuanu’u blocked the road, threw rocks at passing vehicles and attacked Police officers who had been called to end the roadblock.

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Villages reconcile, resolve issue

The Village Councils of Falefa, Lufilufi and Luatuanu’u, met yesterday to reconcile and reassure the Police Commissioner, Fuaiavailili Egon Keil, that there would be no more fights. Falefa Village Mayor, Fanualelei Purcell told the Samoa Observer that it’s not easy to reconcile when such a situation arises.

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FORMER MINISTER: Faumuina Tiatia Liuga.

Screw computers to the table, Govt. told

Former Minister of Works, Transport and Infrastructure, Faumuina Tiatia Liuga, has rejected claims the Government lost millions during the last South Pacific Games hosted by Samoa. Faumuina issued the denial yesterday when Member of Parliament, Olo Fiti Va’ai, called on the Government to screw the computers to the tables so that critical financial information about the Pacific Games next year, do not disappear. 

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Manu Taefu is in need of a water tank.

Plea for water tank

Manu Taefu has one wish this Easter. She dreams of a water tank – something that will make life much easier for her. She’s lived in Tanumapua for 14 years and there has been no steady water supply.

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NEED HELP FOR A HOME: Meaalofa Segi and his son seek assistance for their house.

Father of five seeks shelter assistance

A father of five is in need of proper shelter. Meaalofa Segi of Tanumapua has lived in a shack for nine years. This, he said, is a challenge. Speaking to the Village Voice team, the unemployed father states their house leaks heavily when it rains.

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LIFE IS A CHALLENGE: Ray in front of his home.

Father speaks of struggles

Ray Lesa has a lot on his plate. On a daily basis, he is without steady electricity and water supply, with only a pit toilet and a small shack as shelter. Currently, he is sourcing electricity from his neighbour’s house.

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Think a Minute

It takes one to make one (Part 2)

Think a minute…A boy does not become a man automatically or alone. It takes a man to make a man. Boys always have heroes they look up to as the kind of man they want to be—and boys whose fathers live with them usually say their hero is their dad.


About avoiding those mistakes

If you concern yourself with backing away from or avoiding repeated mistakes, you are not likely to find yourself “backing –up” into achievement or success. It has been traditional to believe that the avoidance of mistakes will result in progress.

Between the Lines


THE BEST A big fa’amalo to the skilled and courageous E.P.C. staff who braved the winds and rain to restore power from broken and dangerous power lines on Cross Island Road on Wednesday night in pitch darkness.

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