NEW LOOK: The 10 refurbished classrooms successfully completed under Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects.

Vailu’utai’s $308,801 education facilities

Vailu’utai Primary School and Japan celebrated the handover of a new school hall, 10 refurbished classrooms and 100 new desks and chairs yesterday.

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Homecoming fitting for a humble champion

As a homecoming for weightlifter and Samoan’s first Olympic Silver medallist, Ele Opeloge; it had everything.

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Police Spokesperson: Su’a Muliaga Tiumalu.

Four men arrested and locked in custody over drugs possession

Four more men have been arrested and locked behind bars for possession of marijuana.

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GROUNDBREAKING: P.M. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi (far right) with officials at the groundbreaking ceremony at Tafitoala yesterday.

Cheaper electricity promised as hydro power plan opens

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s government advanced its renewable energy plans yesterday as it moves to push for cheaper electricity.

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FISHERIES OFFICER: Tologata Tamaleaoa Leilua.

Ministry moves on illegal fish sales

The Fisheries Division of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is serious about stopping the sale of undersized fish.

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WELL DONE: Ambassador of Japan to Samoa, Tuimaugaoalii Kazumasa Shibuta and the awardees of Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Scholarship; Luteru Agaalii Tauvale and Leativa Sonya Okesene.

Savai’i scholars off to Japan

Two Samoan scholars from Savai’i are heading to Japan.

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MEETING NEXT WEEK: Segiali'i David Higgins and P.M. Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi.

Govt. is likely to back Duco again

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has expressed his government’s willingness to seriously consider another financial injection for Duco Events to stage Lupesoliai Joseph Parker’s next fight.

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PLANNING IS BETTER: Johnny Maiava is looking forward to raising his own family.

A young man with a plan

The 22-year old from Siusega and Faleapuna, who works at Maota-o-Samoa Gas station at Vaitele, is thinking carefully about the family he wants to have.

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Unity and sharing is the key

Unity and sharing are key principles to keep families together.

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BASIC LIVING: Manuia Aneti from Ululoloa.

Family goes without water and electricity

Manuia Aneti, 21, of Ululoloa, lives a tough life. And it’s easy enough to see why.

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PROUD MOMENT: U.S.P staff and the selected scholars.

Students get helping hand at U.S.P.

Fourteen students have been rewarded with scholarship awards to study towards their Bachelor of Agriculture Degrees at the University of South Pacific’s Alafua campus.

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THINKING ABOUT LIFE: Iuna Sale of Falelauniu.

Grandma’s struggle is real

 “I try my best to make do with whatever we have but I know in my heart it’s just not enough for my family, especially when it comes to my grandkids’ schools.” - Iuna Sale

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JOINING FORCES: Lizbeth Cullity, U.N.D.P Resident Representative, Leausa Dr. Take Naseri, Director General of M.O.H and Toalepai Waikato Lefale from Digicel at the launch.

Campaign uses power of mobile phones to tackle health issues

A mass media campaign to address tuberculosis, HIV and sexually transmitted infections was launched earlier this week. 

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 NEW DEVELOPMENT: Launch of a new Certificate of Law Course for the Members of the Parliament at the Legislative Conference Room in Tuana’imato.

Members of Parliament take up new Legal Course

A new Certificate of Law Course designed for Members of Parliament has been launched by the University of the South Pacific (U.S.P.).

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WELCOME TO SAMOA: Tunde Gyorsok, Laszlo Zsolt Szabo, Tuimaleali’ifano Va’aletoa Suālauvi II and Falefata Hele Matatia.

Former Editor is Hungary’s new Ambassador to Samoa

The new Ambassador of Hungary to Samoa, Laszlo Zsolt Szabo, presented his credentials to a Member of the Council of Deputies, Tuimaleali’ifano Va’aletoa Suālauvi II, yesterday.

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Joyous occasion for Seiuli and family.

Happy 80th birthday, Seiuli!

Seiuli Leiataualesā MulipolaTaulapapa Tuilaepa Alualu II celebrated his 80th  birthday at Taumeasina Island Resort on Wednesday night.

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TALKING FINANCE: Mark Skulley (centre) with the ANZ's Mue Bentley Fisher with local journalists who attended the training.

ANZ shares insights with Samoan journalists

Understanding finance and writing corporate news was the objective of a workshop hosted by the ANZ Bank yesterday, with the assistance from the Journalists Association of Samoa (J.A.W.S).

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Police are hunting for one more suspect in relation to the fire at the Coin Save building.

Coin Save fire suspect flees from Police

Police are hunting for one more suspect in relation to the fire at the Coin Save building, Fugalei, last Saturday.

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Representatives from the U.S. Embassy, Ministry of Education, Sports & Culture and volunteers from the Turn a Life Around program at the official unveiling ceremony for the Nelson Memorial Library Mural project.

Local stories painted on library wall

There is a beautiful new look to the Nelson Memorial Library. But it’s not just a beautiful look, the art tells a story, local stories.

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STIGMATA SAGA: P.M. Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi said it’s important for people to wait until Toa gets back and when the investigation in Rome is completed.

P.M. raised $10,000 to send stigmata girl to Rome

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi had helped raise $10,000 to send a young woman who claims to be carrying the marks of Jesus Christ’s suffering to Rome.

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Think a Minute

True colors

Think a minute…This is a true story about a talented girl named Mary. She was 14-years-old when she started taking singing lessons. Later she traveled from city to city as a performer.


Should we punish all juvenile criminals like adults?

Samoan youth throughout years have been so well-mannered that there was an unlikelihood of any sort of crime sprouting up.

Between the Lines


JUST CURIOUS A friend of BTL was looking through the coaching staff for the Samoa A team that’s in Fiji right now.

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