SECOND CHANCE: A returnee sharing his story.

Working towards a safe, stable Samoa

The Samoa Returnees Charitable Trust has been extremely busy of late. The Returnees Trust  is in the midst of running  their Second Chances Counselling Workshop.  

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Minister of Communication, Afamasaga Rico Tupa’i and Tuvalu Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Maatia Toafa.

Tuvalu’s Deputy P.M. on fact finding mission

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Economic Planning of Tuvalu, Maatia Toafa, is in the country.

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SADLY MISSED: Mrs. Palepa Gabriel Lucky!

Mrs. Gabriel's Pre-School mourns her passing

Mrs. Palepa Gabriel Lucky, a retired teacher and principal of the school named after her, Mrs Gabriel’s Pre-School passed away peacefully yesterday morning.

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Members of the Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber look at Internet evolution

A large group of members attended the monthly Chamber of Commerce meeting on Monday evening hosted by Digicel at the Hotel Tanoa Tusitala.

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GUILTY VERDICT: Businessman Ututa’aloga Charlie Ulia has been found guilty on all three criminal charges.

Businessman found guilty of assault and insulting words

Businessman Ututa’aloga Charlie Ulia has been found guilty of three criminal charges.

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Soraya May landed a whopping 218.4kg marlin.

Soraya hooks monster marlin

CATCH OF THE TOURNAMENT: Whatever men can do, women can do a lot better. And in this case, it is Soraya May’s catch of the day on 3rd day of the Samoa International Game Fishing Tournament.

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Pālemia: Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi of Samoa, A Memoir.

P.M.’s Memoir coming soon

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi is set to release his memoir recounting his experiences as one of the most powerful men in Samoa and the Pacific.

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ALL SMILES: Old and new members of Y.W.C.A at the Traveller’s Point Hotel

Strategic partnership forged

A strategic partnership was forged when the Young Women Christian Association (Y.W.C.A) Samoa hosted a fun and energetic Fana LEE Zumba session last Saturday at Travellers Point Hotel. 

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Pauli Prince Suhren.

New S.N.P.F. chief puts people first

The new Chief Executive Officer of the Samoa National Provident Fund, Pauli Prince Suhren already has a strategy set out to achieve his goals in his first three-year term.

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LIVE AND WORK TOGETHER: Siaki Maifiti wants peace and happiness for everyone.

Siaki calls for teamwork

“There’s no teamwork after all. They just do what they want but they don’t know they are affecting other people.” - Siaki Mafiti

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Father with full of love for his children: Anitele’a Tyrell of Faleula.

Anitelea’s inspiration to work

“We all have different purposes in life but all we need to do is to find out what our purposes are and work hard.” - Anitele’a Tyrell

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WHEN LIFE GETS TOUGH: Paû Iani of Moamoa works hard to provide a better future for her family.

When the going gets tough, Pau gets going

“Every day is a struggle to make ends meet, and if you don’t have a job you cannot guarantee the future of your children will be in good hands.” - Paû Iani

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ALL SMILES: Pesega Second Ward Young Women and Leaders.

Building the faith of young women

Unwavering faith. That was the theme of a three-day camp for young women of the Apia Samoa Central Stake.

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WELCOME TO SAVAI’I: Suppliers, S.S.A.B staff members and supporters of the company on the big island.

Savai’i gets taste of “Golden Experience”

It was not a usual Monday for the people of Savai’i when the last leg of the Golden experience trade promotion rolled into the big island at S.S.A.B. Salelologa.

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CERTIFIED: The local contractors who are certified by SIKA are ready for their work.

Locals certified by global company

In April 2017, Bluebird and SIKA (NZ) moved to expand its services to the installation of complex systems in Waterproofing and Joint Sealing. 

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STEPPING UP AS THE LAWYER: Pa’u Tafaogalupe Mulitalo.

Lawyer enters not guilty plea for murder accused

A man accused of murdering another man at Samusu-uta over an alcohol-related feud has denied the charge against him.

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WELCOME: New Ambassador of Japan to Samoa, Shinya Aoki, Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi and the outgoing Ambassador of Japan, Tuimaugaoalii Kazumasa Shibuta.

Japan introduces new Ambassador to Samoa

Ambassador Aoki takes over the post from former Ambassador Tuimaugaoalii Kazumasa Shibuta.

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The two men will appear in Court on 8 May.

Two in custody over death at Falelauniu

Two men accused of killing a 36-year-old father from Faleaniu and abandoning him on the roadside during the Easter Week are in custody.

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Darren Moore with his catch.

Moore reels in catch of the day

Darren Moore reeled in the biggest catch of the day on the second day of the 2017 Samoa International Game Fishing Tournament yesterday. He caught the 57.2kgs Yellowfin off the north side of the Apia Harbour. 

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”There are no specific requirements set out in policy or teacher education frameworks for the teaching of literacy and numeracy” – PaBER report

Report slams education system

“Teachers have limited capacity and skills to effectively teach literacy and numeracy.” 

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Think a Minute

Learning to love

Think a minute…about love. It makes the world go around, right? The problem is that there doesn’t seem to be much going around! Most of us know that to love and be loved is what life is all about.


ANZAC: Lest we forget!

Today, 25 April 2017, marks 102 years since the landing of thousands of Australian and New Zealand troops on the shores of Gallipoli and the birth of the term ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps).

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The righteous thing The Ministry of Revenue is not the most popular of government Ministries right now. That’s for sure.

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