PLANNING IS BETTER: Johnny Maiava is looking forward to raising his own family.

A young man with a plan

The 22-year old from Siusega and Faleapuna, who works at Maota-o-Samoa Gas station at Vaitele, is thinking carefully about the family he wants to have.

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Unity and sharing is the key

Unity and sharing are key principles to keep families together.

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BASIC LIVING: Manuia Aneti from Ululoloa.

Family goes without water and electricity

Manuia Aneti, 21, of Ululoloa, lives a tough life. And it’s easy enough to see why.

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PROUD MOMENT: U.S.P staff and the selected scholars.

Students get helping hand at U.S.P.

Fourteen students have been rewarded with scholarship awards to study towards their Bachelor of Agriculture Degrees at the University of South Pacific’s Alafua campus.

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THINKING ABOUT LIFE: Iuna Sale of Falelauniu.

Grandma’s struggle is real

 “I try my best to make do with whatever we have but I know in my heart it’s just not enough for my family, especially when it comes to my grandkids’ schools.” - Iuna Sale

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JOINING FORCES: Lizbeth Cullity, U.N.D.P Resident Representative, Leausa Dr. Take Naseri, Director General of M.O.H and Toalepai Waikato Lefale from Digicel at the launch.

Campaign uses power of mobile phones to tackle health issues

A mass media campaign to address tuberculosis, HIV and sexually transmitted infections was launched earlier this week. 

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 NEW DEVELOPMENT: Launch of a new Certificate of Law Course for the Members of the Parliament at the Legislative Conference Room in Tuana’imato.

Members of Parliament take up new Legal Course

A new Certificate of Law Course designed for Members of Parliament has been launched by the University of the South Pacific (U.S.P.).

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WELCOME TO SAMOA: Tunde Gyorsok, Laszlo Zsolt Szabo, Tuimaleali’ifano Va’aletoa Suālauvi II and Falefata Hele Matatia.

Former Editor is Hungary’s new Ambassador to Samoa

The new Ambassador of Hungary to Samoa, Laszlo Zsolt Szabo, presented his credentials to a Member of the Council of Deputies, Tuimaleali’ifano Va’aletoa Suālauvi II, yesterday.

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Joyous occasion for Seiuli and family.

Happy 80th birthday, Seiuli!

Seiuli Leiataualesā MulipolaTaulapapa Tuilaepa Alualu II celebrated his 80th  birthday at Taumeasina Island Resort on Wednesday night.

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TALKING FINANCE: Mark Skulley (centre) with the ANZ's Mue Bentley Fisher with local journalists who attended the training.

ANZ shares insights with Samoan journalists

Understanding finance and writing corporate news was the objective of a workshop hosted by the ANZ Bank yesterday, with the assistance from the Journalists Association of Samoa (J.A.W.S).

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Police are hunting for one more suspect in relation to the fire at the Coin Save building.

Coin Save fire suspect flees from Police

Police are hunting for one more suspect in relation to the fire at the Coin Save building, Fugalei, last Saturday.

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Representatives from the U.S. Embassy, Ministry of Education, Sports & Culture and volunteers from the Turn a Life Around program at the official unveiling ceremony for the Nelson Memorial Library Mural project.

Local stories painted on library wall

There is a beautiful new look to the Nelson Memorial Library. But it’s not just a beautiful look, the art tells a story, local stories.

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STIGMATA SAGA: P.M. Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi said it’s important for people to wait until Toa gets back and when the investigation in Rome is completed.

P.M. raised $10,000 to send stigmata girl to Rome

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi had helped raise $10,000 to send a young woman who claims to be carrying the marks of Jesus Christ’s suffering to Rome.

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Professor Fui Asofou So’o and Director General Leausa Dr. Take Naseri.

Students booted after govt. failed to pay tuition fees

Nursing students – hundreds of them sponsored by the government through the Ministry of Health - were booted and deregistered from the National University of Samoa (N.U.S) earlier this week for unpaid fees.

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Police Spokesperson: Su’a Muliaga Tiumalu.

Drinking session ends in tragedy

A 34-year-old male from Aleipata has been charged with murder in relation to the death of 45-year-old male from the same village.

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SHE IS HOME: Ele Opeloge is flanked by her family and supporters at the airport last night.

Ele dedicates her moment to the people of Samoa

 “This is about me honouring the people of Samoa for their support and giving this back to them for all they have done for me." - Ele Opeloge

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KNOW WHERE YOU STAND: Maria Tusipepa of Lotofaga.

Mothers should know their roles

 “My normal chores are just like many other mothers, I wake up and get the children ready for school. I make their lunch and then my husband and I prepare to take care of the rest of the day.”  - Maria Tusipepa

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WORK AND FISHING: Jeff Lio Apelu with his fishing gear.

Overcoming the odds for the love of family

Every person has a part to play in providing for their family. For Jeff Lio Apelu, 28-years-old from Fagalii, he has two roles.

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FISH ON THE ROADSIDE: Suafai Leiataua from Moata’a.

Fishing nets handsome rewards

“When the fishing trip is successful, I earn between $200 to $300tala a day. Which is great for me and my family.” - Suafai Leiataua

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I LOVE MY CHILDREN: Lolesio Pereura is a hard working father for his family.

A positive outlook when families are stable

“My wife also works for our basic needs but I make sure we have enough to go by every day. Our children are our first priority,” - Lolesio

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Think a Minute

Doing the Damage

Think a Minute…This is a true story about a young Jewish boy named Karl who grew up in Germany.


Should we punish all juvenile criminals like adults?

Samoan youth throughout years have been so well-mannered that there was an unlikelihood of any sort of crime sprouting up.

Between the Lines


JUST CURIOUS A friend of BTL was looking through the coaching staff for the Samoa A team that’s in Fiji right now.

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