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Twenty-one- year-old Faaolataga Faaaliga of Samatau .

Remember who you are, young people reminded

Young people without a positive purpose in life can be a danger to society. That’s because all that unused energy could easily be channeled into negative action. Which is what we are seeing, especially on the streets of Apia.

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Sose Filipo with daughter Pogai Filipo at their stall at Faleolo.

Struggles push us to work harder

Sometimes we ought to put aside our pride and do what needs to be done, especially when it comes to looking after our families and children.

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Senora Te’o with her mother Selina Te’o of Vailavea Samatau.

Mothers have an extra duty to raise children right

Selina Te’o of Vailavea Samatau is sure about one thing. If mothers don’t raise the children well enough, the future will be problematic.

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FUTURE MAN OF GOD: Junior Paulepule of Samatau.

A young man’s dream

We’ve all heard this question. We’ve been asked it at some stage in our lives. “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

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PLEASE BE AWARE: Catherine Albiston, the Registrar of I.A.

New Zealand govt. issues immigration warning

The New Zealand Immigration Advisors Authority (I.A.A.) has issued a warning to Samoan residents seeking immigration advice.

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B.S.L Open Day a success with its many customers.

B.S.L spices up the shopping experience

Business Systems Limited (B.S.L) has spiced up Episode 1 of its 40th Anniversary celebration for 2017 with their B.S.L. Open Day!

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HANDOVER: H.E Mr. Wang Xuefeng handing one of the laptops to the Speaker of the House, Le’aupepe Toleafoa Fa’afisi and Deputy Speaker of the House, Nafo’itoa Talaimanu Keti.

China delivers on promise

Members of Parliament and officials of the Legislative Assembly are set to enjoy new laptops and other valuable equipment thanks to the Chinese government.

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OPEN CALL: S.P.C Project Team Leader, Karen Mapusua, says the call for Expressions of Interest is now open for all involved in the coconut industry.

Pilot projects to boost Samoa coconut industry

The Pacific Community (SPC) and the European Union will support the coconut industry in Samoa and Vanuatu as part of a new regional initiative to improve small producer’s business competitiveness.

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SAMOA REPRESENTED: Taulesulu Yandall is one of millions of women marching around the world in protest against President Donald Trump.

Rallying cry by millions of women echoed in Samoa

The plight of millions of women around the world protesting against the inauguration of Donald John Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America is not lost in Samoa.

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Digicel’s C.E.O: Milos Surla.

Digicel chief executive says sorry

The apology was contained in a press statement issued by the company yesterday following complaints from customers on Saturday.

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MANU COACH: Sir Gordon Tietjens.

Money making Tietjens’ job harder

Manu Samoa Sevens coach, Sir Gordon Tietjens, has experienced for the first time the methods by New Zealand to deny players from representing Samoa.

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PADDLING THE MIGHTY PACIFIC: Team Nafanua who placed third in the Open Mens and second in the Mixed Teams.

Outrigger Canoe kick start the new year

At the weekend, the Samoa Outrigger Canoe Association (S.O.C.A.) hosted its annual S.O.C.A. Opening Regatta for the year.

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Police Spokesperson Su’a Muliaga Tiumalu.

66-year-old dies at Pata, Falelatai

“Some of the aumaga eventually found him lying at his plantation already dead.”

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 Weightlifter, Ele Opeloge.

Ele’s medal delayed further

The most recent reports about the arrival of the long-awaited Olympic Silver medal for weightlifter Ele Opeloge point to the month of February as a possible date the award will arrive.

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Five year old struck by a car, dies

A freak series of events led to a five-year-old girl dying after being struck by a pick-up truck last week in the village of Sagone, Savaii.

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HAVING THE BEST TIME: A day of enjoyment and recognition for ‘Samoa Stationery and Books’ employees and their families.

Fun day and rewards for S.S.A.B. families

It was a day of enjoyment and recognition for S.S.A.B’s employee’s children when the owner Fiti Leung Wai decided to host a prizegiving for those who received school prizes last year.

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Results of the Matavanu eruption.

Down Under in Savai’i

This is part of a series of illustrated articles taken from ‘A Visitor’s Field Guide to Savaii’ by geologist, Tuapou Warren Jopling. Tuapou takes tour groups around Savaii and his knowledge is legendary!

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Children travelling in the boot of a taxi.

Illegal, dangerous and stupid

Police are looking for the owner of the taxi who allowed three young kids to be seated in the boot of a moving vehicle.

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James Faasuaga with his wife Julie and youngest son James Junior Faasuaga.

Living off the plantation is a blessing

“You can’t say you are poor and yet you just sit at home and do nothing and expect money to fall from the sky,” - James Faasuaga

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So’o Sevao, from Vaitele-Fou.

Money doesn’t go far

 “I am a father of two and when I look at the cost of living and my salary, I know that my family will surely suffer if I don’t go to work.

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Think a Minute

Getting in focus

Think a minute…Ever feel like you are running in all directions but “getting nowhere fast”? After working long, hard days you still feel like you’ve got little to show for it. It is easy to “major on minors” and spend our time on so many unimportant things that our life becomes a game of “trivial pursuit”.

Columns

SHADOW ON THE HEART

We’re in a hospital going around touch the ground

Between the Lines

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

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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