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Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi.

P.M. says request to write off loans “embarrassing”

A request to write off loans is an embarrassment and it does not look good for any country, says Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi.

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CONTROLLER AND CHIEF AUDITOR: Fuimaono Camillo Afele.

$640,217 ticketing machine queried

The Samoa Airport Authority (S.A.A.) spent more than half a million tala on a parking ticketing machine. This was revealed by the Controller and Chief Auditor, Fuimaono Camillo Afele, in his report to Parliament for the financial year ending 30 June 2013. The report says that the auditors found upon their review of fixed assets that an amount totaling $529,398.77 was paid for the new ticketing machine project in 2013.

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LOVING SAMOA: Melanie Murphy.

A paradise in the Pacific

Samoa is a paradise in the heart of the Pacific, says Melanie Murphy. Melanie, who lives in Auckland, New Zealand, flew into Samoa on August 6 for a relaxing holiday and to do a lot of sightseeing around the island.

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BACK TO HER ROOTS: Fuatai Mataia, Troy Mataia and Titus Mataia.

Home is the best destination

No matter where you are in the world, there is no place like home. So says Fuatai Mataia, a Samoan who was born and bred in the islands and moved to Colorado, United States at the age of 20. 

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SAMOA BUSINESS NETWORK: The A.G.M. was attended by S.B.N. members who were interested to find out more about the future plans of the organisation in Samoa.

Samoa Business Network reflects on past year, looks to the future

The Samoa Business Network, Samoa branch, held their Annual General Meeting at the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel last week.  

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The benefit is not only for the Samoa Water Authority (S.W.A.) in saving water loss but also the customers of S.W.A. for paying high water bills per month.

Japan helps Samoa deal with water leak detection

Are you shocked by the massive increase in your water bill? Customer can easily monitor leakage in house by checking the customer meters. 

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Aspiring scientists: Vaiala Beach School Science Fair winners and participants.

Vaiala Beach School Science Fair inspires

Vaiala Beach School showcased their annual science fair on Thursday ending with prizegiving for the winners of the science fair competition.

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Ola Mama Wash at Vaivase is more than just a car wash.

Cleaning the inside and out, Ola Mama more than just a car wash

Ola Mama Wash at Vaivase is more than just a car wash. Opened on August 18, 2017, Owner Lilian Mata’u said he prayed about business with his wife and it has a religious connotation. 

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AGRICULTURE: One of the tunnel houses used for vegetable farming in Savaii.

Market supply, vegetable demand made easier

For so long, Chiyuan Liu, a businessman of Salelologa, Savaii has had to import vegetables from Upolu to supply his supermarket and the local demand. 

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The legal challenge is being brought by the Samoa Solidarity International Group Global (S.I.G.G.), which yesterday filed a lawsuit against the Government.

Lawsuit filed against Govt. over land law

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s administration will be challenged in Court over the “legality” and the “constitutionality” of the Land Titles Registration Act (L.T.R.A) 2008. The legal challenge is being brought by the Samoa Solidarity International Group Global (S.I.G.G.), which yesterday filed a lawsuit against the Government.

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VEGETABLE FARMING: Some farmers in Savaii are now able to supply the demand from consumers with their vegetable farms.

Savaii veggie choices affect farmer's sale

The demand and need for vegetables varies for people on Upolu and Savaii. Since she started farming three years ago, Temukisa Tofilau noted that there are certain vegetables that are not widely consumed by people in Savaii compared to Upolu, especially herbs such as green pepper. 

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The Tanumapua Farm.

Tanumapua Farm hosts P.M. Tuilaepa

The Tanumapua Farm welcomed some very special visitors on Wednesday. Owner and businessman, Taimalie Charlie Westerlund, and his workers welcomed Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi, and members of his Cabinet for a special visit. 

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Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi.

“Police are doing their work,” says P.M. Tuilaepa

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has addressed the concerns by the Samoa Nurses Association over the Police’s decision to file criminal charges against the nurses without the autopsy report.  “The Police are working in accordance to their mandates under the law and if they have enough evidence to file charges; there is no need to wait for the autopsy report,” said Tuilaepa. 

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Pastor Avi Mizrachi, Rev. Nuuausala Siaosi, His Highness Tuimaleali’ifano Va’aletoa Sualauvi II, Masiofo Faamausili Leinafo, Chaya Mizrachi and Malu Siaosi.

Jewish Messianic leader ministers to Samoa

From the young people to the old, Samoans were blessed to be in the company of the second Messianic Jewish leader to visit Samoa, Pastor Avi Mizrachi, during the past few days.

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Customer service training for public sector

Customer service was the focus of the training conducted by the Public Service Commission (P.S.C.) last week. 

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OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT: Constable Silivelio Lui returns after his successful training in the U.S.

Cop returns with outstanding award

Constable Silivelio Lui represented Samoa Police in the U.S. Coast Guard Training and returned with the Outstanding Student Award certificate. 

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Samoa Police Service.

Police amp up campaign against drunk driving

Close to 70 people have been driving under the influence (D.U.I.) since the Ministry of Police launched its speed racers operation last month. This was confirmed by the Police. “Given the increase in number of drivers driving vehicle under the influence of alcohol road blocks will continue in the next coming months,” a Police statement said. 

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Papali’itele Fa’amausili Molī the new holder of the Malietoa title.

Malietoa title bestowed at Malie

Papali’itele Fa’amausili Molī is the new holder of the Malietoa title. The son of the late Malietoa Tanumafili II was bestowed the honour during a colourful and an elaborate ceremony at the Malae o Vaopipi, Malie, early yesterday morning.

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David Main

Men wanted for David Main attack arrested and charged

Two men wanted in connection to the brutal attack of David Main last weekend have been arrested and charged. The men’s names have not been released by the Police but they are both not strangers to the cops.

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Winners of the Samoan Speech Competition for Zone A - Reupena Asiata, Cyrus Liu, Richard Vaega’au.

Samoa College wins speech competition

Cyrus Liu of Samoa College has scooped the 2018 Samoan Speech Competition title for Zone A at Vaimauga College yesterday. 

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Think a Minute

You are an answer

Think a minute…There is a story about a man who walked along the beach every day. Along the way he picked up starfish and threw them back into the sea one-by-one.

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“Se’i mai le mui’a’a; tau mai na o le pua e ulā”

There is a common Samoan saying: “Tau mai na o le pua e ulā; se’i mai le mui’a’a” – “Pick only the most fragrant of frangipani; harvest the royal roots”. It is both a directive and a gentle plea.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

Those parking meters A lot has been said about the Government’s move to install parking meters - good and bad.

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