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Former A.G., Aumua Ming Leung Wai and Mauga Precious Chang.

A.G.’s conduct queried

Police Commissioner; Fuiavailili Egon Keil, did something “unheard of” when he approached the Chief Justice, His Honour Patu Tiava’asu’e Falefatu Sapolu, to ask for a warrant of arrest against the Director of the National Prosecution Office (N.P.O.), Mauga Precious Chang.

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HARDWORKING FATHER: Toluao Tupua, a 53-year-old father from the village of Sapapali’i, Savai’i

Father works hard to keep his family together

Working hard is the life of Toluao Tupua. The 53-year-old father from the village of Sapapali’i, Savai’i does this because he knows life is getting tougher by the day.

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A RESPONSIBLE MOTHER: Fanaafi Maiava from Salelavalu.

The strength of a mother

“I don’t want to go into details of how much I struggled (in the past) for my children to be well educated, but I thank the man above for the wisdom and the strength.” - Fanaafi Maiava

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BETTER LIFE WOULD MAKE LIFE EASIER: Leulu Faletoi from the village of Faga Savai’i.

Govt. urged to fix access roads

A better road would make life easier. That is the opinion of 49-year-old, Leulu Faletoi. from the village of Faga Savai’i.

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Matalena Tafi from the village of Fusi, Savai’i.

Treat our parents with loving care

“That’s why I’ve decided to stay home and take good care of them, we all know that our parents’ need to be cared for when they’re older.” - Matalena Tafi

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IT’S ALL IN HOW WE RESPOND: Atonio Galu from Vaimoso-uta.

Nothing worth having comes easy

“For me, my one and only priority is my family and it is something that I would never get tired of doing.”

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IT’S ALL ABOUT PLANNING: Talapu Levave of Fasito’o-uta.

Farmers need incentives

The 45-year-old from Fasitoo-Uta firmly believes that farming is the way to make a decent living but with a little bit of a push from the government, Samoans can become millionaires by expanding their operations. 

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MOTHER OF THREE: Sisi Pito of Malie works hard for her family.

Tough business times felt by working mother

The challenging business environment of today is not just being felt by the executives and the high-flying officials running government ministries and big corporate companies.

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Graduates of S.V..S.G’s Women’s Advocacy Programme.

Women graduate with life lessons

Forty women graduated from the Samoa Victim Support Group’s Women’s Advocacy (Tina Faufautua) Programme.

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TIME TO RELAX: After a long week of discussion, members take it easy at the dinner on Thursday night

Disability Forum ends, now the hardwork starts

The Pacific Disability Forum has concluded but now the groundwork begins.  

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Double the data, double the fun with Digicel

The new data packs are customized for users who mostly use mobile internet at night and can offer savings of up to 50percent. 

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READY TO GO: (left to right) Falaniko Naumea and  Asi Stanley Mamea excited and ready to go.

Samoa’s soccer scholars

Falaniko Naumea, Asi Stanley Mamea, and Jarvis Filimalae have been awarded full scholarships to attend Hasting Boys.

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ALWAYS HAPPY: Mona Misiluki of Tokelau and Alafua.

Samoa is a great country

The 25-year-old from Tokelau and Alafua is happy regardless of the circumstances.

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In this Jan. 5, 2011 file photo, House Speaker John Boehner, second left, of Ohio participates in a ceremonial House swearing-in ceremony for Del. Eni H. Faleomavaega, third from right, D-American Samoa, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Samoans mourn Eni’s passing

Tributes are flowing in from all over the world for the passing of former American Samoa Congressman, Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin.

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GROUNDBREAKING AT TUASIVI: Afamasaga Rico Tupai, Victoria Kwakwa, Sili Epa Tuioti, Robert Jauncey and Sue Langford.

Minister hails Savai’i Cable development

What’s good for Upolu is also good for Savai’i.

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CONGRATULATIONS: Mataafa Fa’atino Utumapu.

Award honour for top Samoan

“I have gone through those problems many times as well but I was able to overcome it all by sometimes pretend that nothing is happening but most of the times I talked it through with people whom I know are able to help.” - Mataafa Fa’atino Utumapu

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SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT: Air New Zealand is committed to providing Samoa with air services that are commercially sustainable. (Inset) Laura Senara

Air New Zealand reassures Samoa about its commitment

Air New Zealand’s inaugural Apia flight landed 70 years ago this April - the start of our commitment to stimulating Samoa’s trade and tourism and connecting our island nations. 

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A NEW STAR : Elisapeta Alofipo proud to make his debut for the Manu Samoa Sevens in Las Vegas.

From Savai’i to bright lights of Las Vegas

From the rural planes of Salelologa and Sale’aula, Savai’i to travelling the world with the Manu Samoa Sevens to Las Vegas, it’s hard for Elisapeta Alofipo to hide his excitement.

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Market Access Working Group: Members of the public private partnership platform working together to grow Samoan exports.

Market access working group discuss export strategies

Growing exports, and looking for new potential exports and markets were two of the main points discussed at a workshop organised by the Market Access Working Group (M.A.W.G.) of the regional Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access (P.H.A.M.A.) programme.

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VISIT OUR SLICE OF PARADISE: Samoa will take part in efforts to market tourism in Europe.

Pacific tourism marketed in Europe

The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (S.P.T.O.) is creating greater awareness of tourism in the South Pacific Islands region across Europe, through a series of marketing events over the next two months.

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Think a Minute

No Parking

Think a minute…On this journey called life, do you sometimes feel like just pulling over and parking? You feel like you’ve done enough, worked enough, and learned enough.

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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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