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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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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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NEW HEALTH STRATEGY: Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi

P.M. calls on churches to deliver health message

“And if you look at the people in these two churches, they have really nice bodies. I’ve also asked some of them about why they are well-built and have nice bodies, and they said to me, it is because they take care of their bodies as they are the temple of God.”

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Minister of Communications and Information Technology: Afamasaga Rico Tupa’i.

Government to launch Cyber Security Policy

The Minister of Communication, Information and Technology Afamasaga Rico Tupa’i said  the government plans to launch a Cyber Security Policy on the 1st of next month.

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Moments After LEARNING THEY HAD WON: BlackieYes begin the celebtrations!

BlackieYes, Samoa’s Best Dance Crew

Saturday night at Gym 1 Tuanaimato saw the greatest showdown of dancing Samoa has to offer. But it was finally BlackieYes who reigned supreme at TV1’s Samoa Best Dance Crew (S.B.D.C.) competition.

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Tolusenetenari Siaitolo Taulagi of Vaitele-Fou.

Start them young

Suicide is one of the most common issues in the world and Samoa has amongst the highest rates.

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Father Mosese (Don Bosco), Meilan Meredith (BSL Managing Director), Leeroy Feaunati (BSL Marketing Manager), Nigel Stowers (Retail Manager), Perelini (Samoa International Cricket Association), Pekina Sofara (BSL Sales Manager).

B.S.L. continues their all year round back to school campaign

Business Systems Limited (B.S.L) has a number of reasons to celebrate this year. Not only it is a new year, the company will also commemorate its 40 years of service since serving our people and country. 

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MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK: Fa’aifo Leiluao, 54-years-old from the village of Falelauniu.

Many hands make light work

Many hands make light work. The old adage is true in many facets of our lives. 

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HARD WORKING FATHER: Asi Leota is a 50-year-old father from the village of Avao Savai’i.

As Samoans, we help one another

Meet Asi Leota, a 50-year-old father from the village of Avao Savai’i. Asi spends most of his time maintaining and cleaning the land belonging to his family residing overseas

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Think a Minute

What drives you? (Part 2)

Think a minute…What drives you? Yesterday we talked about three of the most common motivations that drive and control our lives. Today we will finish with two more. Many of us are driven by our love of money and the material things we can buy with it.

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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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