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Mangere welcomes their Samoan world champ

The people of Māngere staged a “Welcome Home Champ” event for newly crowned W.B.O. Heavyweight Boxing Champ Lupesoliai Laauliolemalietoa Joseph Parker last Saturday at the Māngere Town Centre.

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Manu Samoa’s breakout star: D’Angelo Leuila is ready to don the blue jersey once again.

Catching up with D’Angelo Leuila

From a high school student to international rugby professional, Manu Samoa’s breakout star, D’Angelo Leuila is ready to don the blue jersey once again.  

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Manu Samoa star ties the knot

CONGRATULATIONS: Manu Samoa hooker, Motu Matu’u, has tied the knot in Wellington. He has married his sweetheart Sammy during a beautiful wedding on a sunny day in Wellington.

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A DAY TO REMEMBER: Families and friends gathered to celebrate Sam and Sandra’s special day in Fiji recently.

League star’s fairytale wedding

Toa Samoa star Sam Kasiano and his long time love, Leute Sandra Samau, have chosen Fiji to be the venue for their fairytale wedding.

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ALL THE WAY TO THE FINISH: Kit Dillon and Jayde Leota on the home stretch from their last 800metres.

Kit Dillon and Leota conquer ‘Army of Two’

Kit Dillon and Jayde Leota are the fittest pair at CrossFit FatuToa gym Vaitele. The duo claimed the title by conquering FatuToa’s inaugural grueling Army of Two competition held last Saturday.

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Faleolo International Airport

Faleolo Airport Phase II underway

With the excitement over the opening of the new $140 million Faleolo International Airport abating, it is plain for incoming and outgoing travelers to see, that there is still a lot of work to be done.

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WORKING TOWARDS A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR SAMOA: C.E.O of M.E.S.C, Afamasaga Dr. Karoline Fuata’i, Acting Australia High Commissioner, Rosemary McKay and the Minister of M.E.S.C, Loau Keneti Sio.

Education Minister encourages everyone to work together

The Education sector is a top priority for many nations around the world and Samoa is no different.

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CALLS FOR TOUGHER LAWS: The Minister of Works, Transport and Infrastructure, Papali’i Niko Lee Hang.

Minister calls for tighter laws and a curfew

The Minister of Works, Transport and Infrastructure, Papali’i Niko Lee Hang, has thrown his weight behind calls for tougher laws to deal with the issue of street vendors.

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YOU WILL BE SADLY MISSED: Aukuso Fuiavailili Fe'esago.

Rest in peace, Aukuso Fuiavailili Fe’esago!

The life of the owner of Cece’s Bingo, Augustine Fuiavailili Fe’esago, who is one of the biggest contributors to the Samoa Observer’s Save the Child Fund, was celebrated yesterday evening at Si’usega.

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PRIVATE PROSECUTOR: Satiu Simativa Perese and CHIEF JUSTICE: His Honour Patu Tiava’asu’e Falefatu Sapolu.

Lawyers no show upsets Chief Justice

An appeal by the Office of the Attorney General, through a private prosecutor, against the decision by the District Court to find suspended Director of the National Prosecution Office, Mauga Precious Chang, not guilty, has been taken off the Court list.

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Milos Surla takes over from Rory Condon who resigned at the end of last year.

Digicel names new C.E.O

Milos Surla takes over from Rory Condon who resigned at the end of last year.

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Pita Ioane from the village of Vaitele-Uta.

Respect and love for parents

Every family has its own rhythm and every family has its own set of circumstances. However, Exodus 20 verse 12 clearly states that children should always honor and respect their parents no matter what.

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Laumata Aso from the village of Vaitele-Uta.

“Help yourself first,” Laumata

“Your job, first and foremost, is to help yourself. When you make the effort to help yourself, you can better help others too.”

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Li’a Tavita, visiting from American Samoa.

Always put family first

Everyone meet Li’a Tavita. He is from American Samoa but he is in the country visiting his family at Salea’umua.

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Matalealelo Spring

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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FIRST AND LAST EVENT OF EACH YEAR: Samantha Moody on the run at the scenic Falefa Falls run course.

Falefa Falls Run off the blocks on Saturday

PR -Samoa Events kicks off 2017 this week with two popular events, the Falefa Falls Fun Run on Saturday and the Magik FM People’s Weekly Run starting on Wednesday. 

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NATURAL BORN LEADER: Greg Foe leading the pack at training.

Getting to know Greg Foe

It’s no secret Samoa is gearing up for an exciting year of rugby. One familiar fixture in the line-up is loose forward, Greg Foe.

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NO BIG DEAL: Tuala Oli Ah Him.

“Let’s not panic” – Tuala Oli Ah Him

Street vendors are a hot topic of the country after two videos went viral on social media. One video was of kids assaulting a man who was sleeping in front of the Bartley building while  another, showed vendors fighting on the streets.

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Bluesky sale is referred to O.O.T.R.

The process of selling Bluesky Samoa to the Fijian company, Amalgamated Telecom Holdings (A.T.H) has been referred to the Office of the Regulator.

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AMAZING: Weightlifter, Ele Opeloge.

Awards only for Olympic Gold: P.M.

The government of Samoa has been kept in the dark about when Samoa’s “Golden Girl” and weightlifting star, Ele Opeloge will receive her medal. 

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Think a Minute

Take your medicine

Think a minute…A successful writer named Norman Cousins became terminally ill. He was told he had only six months to live and that his chance of surviving was only 1 in 500. He felt that his past lifestyle of worry, fear and anger had partly caused his disease, so he wondered: “If sickness can be caused by negative, bad thinking and emotions, can good health be caused by positive ones?”

Columns

NEW LIFE

Alone, misplaced A stranger in unforgiving waters

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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