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BUILDING COMMUNITY READINESS: Dr. Laura Kong (Director ITIC) with Mulipola Ausetalia Titimaea (ACEO Meteorology Services) and the staff of Samoa's National Warning Center and National Emergency Operation Center.

Improving tsunami preparedness

“Tsunami products to strengthen Samoa’s warning and operation centers"

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U.O.A IN SAMOA: Some members of the University of Auckland Alumni in Samoa.

University of Auckland Samoa Alumni

Following the successful launch of the 2015 University of Auckland (UoA) Alumni and Friends reception in Samoa, numerous social gatherings were organised by the UoA Samoa alumni network in an effort to initiate a membership drive. 

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ON THE MOVE: Vao Maoluma Lauagiagi, 60, Tuana’i and Afega.

Never too old to work

Life is about work. This is the opinion of the elderly father Vao Maoluma of Tuana’i and Afega. 

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HAPPY LIFE: Nafatali Ono, 50 of Leulumoega Uta and Salelologa.

Single man happy to work to serve chief

Nafatali Ono doesn’t have a lot. But the 50-year-old man from Leulumoega Uta has his plantation and he is happy about that.

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CHIPS TIME: Uma Latu from Iva and Tanugamanono.

Selling chips for a living

There’s always a way for you to work in life.

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PLANTATION IS THE SAMOAN LIFE: Fili Fale from Leulumoega

Make agriculture a priority

The government should walk the talk.

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Tofiga Fepulea’i

‘I Gan’t beliv it’ gets pass mark

Tofiga Fepulea’i’s new solo show, I Gan’t beliv it, has been given a pass mark by the audience at Taumeasina Island Resort on Wednesday night.

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WORKING WITH VILLAGES: Village leaders being summoned for support.

Binding agreement with villages in the making

The Seasonal Employment Unit, (S.E.U.) under the umbrella of the Ministry of Prime Minister and Cabinet, (M.P.M.C.) is proceeding with a binding agreement with villages country wide.

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YOGA INSTRUCTORS: Rachel LaUlu and Ashlee Starter celebrate International Day of Yoga 2017.

Samoa meditates over International Day of Yoga

Yoga teacher, Rachel LaUlu, is the talent behind Samoa’s ‘International Day of Yoga’ celebrations. 

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Lalau Ne’etia Gasio, Sapini Eteuati and Eleni Leleimalefaga.

Happy 80th birthday, Lalau Ne’etia!

Lalau Ne’etia Gasio celebrated her 80th birthday yesterday. The celebration was held at the hall of the C.C.C.S. Vaitele-Uta.

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Captain Jamie Roberts and his men were given a quick course on V6 canoeing before they hit the water.

Victorious Welsh team paddle with Pualele

ACTIVE RECOVERY: Bruised and sore from the night before at Apia Park, members of the Welsh rugby team took time out yesterday to explore the pristine waters of Samoa with the local Pualele Outrigger Canoeing Club.

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Pacific Island Law Officers’ Network executive committee meeting held in Samoa.

Top lawyers meet in Samoa

Gender-based violence, environmental crime and cybercrime were among the issues discussed by the Pacific Islands Law Officers’ Network (P.I.L.O.N).

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FANS: Manu Samoa and Wales fan celebrate at Apia Park.

A sad night when Wales broke Samoan hearts at Apia Park

A sea of blue, Apia Stadium hosted the Manu Samoa vs Wales rugby match on Friday.

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STANDING UP FOR BENEFITS OF COCONUTS: Edwin Tamasese, Managing Director of Samoa Coconut Cluster.

Samoa Coconut Cluster rejects U.S. oil claims

The Samoa Coconut Cluster Ltd has strongly rejected claims that coconut oil “is as unhealthy as beef dripping and butter.”

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VICTIM OF A BAD HOST: Ethan Edward Lolesio.

An open letter to the Chairman of the Samoa Rugby Union

To the Honorable and Distinguished Prime Minister Tuila’epa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s, who is a merciful man of integrity and loved and honored by us all. We acknowledge you for all what you have done for Samoa and the growth and redevelopment for a greater Samoa.

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MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT: Olo Fiti Va'ai. (Inset) MINISTER OF HEALTH: Tuitama Dr. Leao Tuitama.

M.P. slams “poor” health services

Member of Parliament, Olo Fiti Vaai, has criticised the delivery of health services in Samoa describing it as extremely poor. He said despite the millions of dollars being injected into the National Health Services, members of the public continue to face many challenges at the hospital.

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MINISTER OF REVENUE: Tialavea Tionisio Hunt.

Minister tells of record revenue performance

For fiscal year 2016-2017 which ends 30 June this year, the Ministry of Revenue, (M.O.R.) collected $485 million tala in government revenues.

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This was confirmed by the Acting Assistant Police Commissioner, Sala’a Moanau Sale.

Father charged over alleged kidnapping

A man has been charged with allegedly kidnapping a two-year-old boy from his home. The charge is part of a bizarre story involving a stolen government vehicle and a relationship between a man and his wife gone sour. 

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MINISTER OF REVENUE: Tialavea Tionisio Hunt.

Minister disputes govt. debt claim

The Minister of Revenue, Tialavea Tionisio Hunt, has disputed the claim by Virgin Australia that the government owes $9.2 million tala in jet fuel excise rebates. “We only owe them $1.8million tala, not $9million,” he told the Sunday Samoan. 

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ACCESS TO MORE OPPORTUNITIES: Chief Executive Officer of A.T.H Ivan Fong with the Chief Executive Officer of U.T.O.S.Sa’u Justina Sa’u signing a deal with the Fiji Company.

Govt. investment arm signs deal with Fiji company

The Unit Trust of Samoa (U.T.O.S.) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Fiji company, Amalgamated Telecom Holdings (A.T.H.). Signed in Apia on Friday, the  Chief Executive Officer of U.T.O.S., Sa’u Justina Sa’u said the M.O.U. is a step in the right direction for Samoa.

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Think a Minute

Successful business plan (Part 2)

Think a minute…”The reason some people are successful is that they put their plan and work together for a plan that truly works.” Yesterday we started a plan for success both in our job and career, as well as in our personal life, so today we will complete the course.

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Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi Address to officially  open the 20th Pacific  Immigration Directors Conference;  Taumesina Island Resort

Samoa commits to address security challenges

I welcome you all to our shores for the 20th Pacific Immigration Directors Conference.

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BETWEEN THE LINES

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