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CHANGES ARE GOOD: Kololine Salu of Sale’imoa.

Changes benefit Samoa

“To me, all the developments they have done is for the betterment of our country,” - Kololine Salu

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THIS IS HOME: Kapati Poamo is originally from Aopo Savai’i but is now living with his family at Sale’imoa.

The plight of Kapati’s family

“No matter how much I try to save up, the money always goes to my children’s education.” - Kapati Poamo

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WE MAKE JUST ENOUGH: Tala Suiai of Tufulele.

Mother prioritises her children

“Not every family in Samoa is the same. Some people do struggle to provide for families but some don’t, they have everything in life." - Tala Suiai

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PLANTER: Sauuila Meafou of Salepouae, Saleimoa.

Father calls for unity and harmony

“This worries me. If these things are our gifts from God, why is there so much hatred and anger when it comes to them? - Sauuila Meafou

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THE ACCUSED: Afereti Talato Mapusua (left) outside the Supreme Court yesterday.

Father accused of murdering son told to get a lawyer

“So before you go back to Tafaigata today you must do this so that when you come back to court next week you will have a lawyer.” - Chief Justice, His Honour Patu Tiava’asue Falefatu Sapolu

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Sir Grant Hammond and Mauga Precious Chang.

Tribunal asks P.M. to remove N.P.O. Director

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has been asked to remove the suspended Director of the National Prosecution Office (N.P.O.), Mauga Precious Chang.

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“Savai’i will definitely have an exciting new look to its town, probably by the next general election.” - Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi.

Development plans for Savai’i ... by the next election

“Savai’i will definitely have an exciting new look to its town, probably by the next general election.” - Prime Minister Tuilaepa

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the village of Vailoa. (inset) Sosefina Kleis Ryan

Complaints about noise falling on deaf ears

Sosefina has had enough of the noise coming from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints just across the road from her house at Vailoa.

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Police Media Officer, Sua le Mamea Tiumalu

Young male faces serious charges

Police Media Officer, Sua le Mamea Tiumalu has confirmed a 56-year-old father survived after being shot at by a 16-year-old male last week.

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BACK: Petunu Opeloge, Ele Opeloge-Toa, Toa Vai (Ele’s husband),  FRONT: Lusila Opeloge (mother) baby Avatu Toa (Ele’s daughter), father Opeloge Tovi’o and Ele’s niece, Mary.

From the hills of Vaoala

While many of us have followed the progress and success through the media of Ele Opeloge, Samoa’s most successful weightlifter, few of us are familiar with her family and background.

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LOOKING BACK: Venise and Chrissy when she was three years old.

Chrissy plans surprise visit to Venise

A young lady from America, Chrissy Mueller has opened up about how excited she is to have located her Samoan friend, Venise.

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VAITELE CAR WASH:  A six year old washing the tyres of a car at Vaitele in the hopes of earning lunch money.

Child vendor numbers increase

A report from the public says that despite the passing of the Compulsory Education Act, the number of child street vendors continues to increase.

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AT A STANDSTILL: The Tobacco Factory at Falelauniu.

No updates on factory opening

Plans to open the new tobacco factory at Falelauniu are still on hold.

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CONFERENCE: Participants from different Pacific regions during the 5th Pacific Regional Conference on Disability.

Digicel Samoa powered conference connectivity to the world

The Fifth Pacific Regional Conference on Disability 2017 in Samoa was livestreamed to the rest of the world during the whole duration of the conference through internet connectivity provided by Digicel Samoa in both conference venues at Tanoa Tusitala and the TATTE Building in Apia.

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Logo Alosio, a 48 year old father from the village of Aele.

Life lessons from Aele resident

Never give up because you have the courage for not only what you’re doing but a lot more than you think. 

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Alex Sefo, aged 21 of Fagaoali’i Savai’i.

No water and electricity

Alex Sefo, aged 21 of Fagaoali’i Savai’i lives at Nu’u with his parents and two siblings.

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Konelio Vili of 23 years old from Falefa and Vaitele.

Job-seeking youth’s point of view about life

“In my village, the main reason why we have problems with youth is because there are few words of encouragement and no love for families." - Konelio Vili

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Leala Aloese, 37, a father from Taga Savai’i and Nu’u Fou.

China helps us live life

“Thanks to Chinese shops for helping out with the cost of living because the way I see it, we kill our own selves. (toe fasi oti a e tatou ia tatou) - Leala Aloese

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MULTI MILLION TALA Church.

Church eyes May opening for multi million-tala Jubilee

The Congregational Christian Church of Samoa’s multi-million-tala Jubilee Church at Malua is expected to be opened in May this year during the church’s annual Malua conference.

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Former Cabinet Minister, Hans Joachim Keil, has been re-elected the Chairman of Fa’ataua Le Ola.

Fa’ataua Le Ola sets goals for 2017

Former Cabinet Minister, Hans Joachim Keil, has been re-elected the Chairman of Fa’ataua Le Ola.

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Think a Minute

Identity theft

Think a minute…The worldwide web, personal computer, tablet and smart phone have brought the world of information into our hands.

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Are our eating habits okay?

I recall the “Let’s not forget” piece from the P.M.. In it, he reminded us of the infamous chicken bones times; 35 years have passed to progress nutritionally from chicken bones to junk food and imported processed foods.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

WHAT A TEASER! If the Samoa Rugby Union needed some publicity for the upcoming game to be held at Apia Park later in the year, the Auckland Blues rugby side gave it to them by defeating the Melbourne Rebels 56-18 on Thursday night.

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