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Couple issue scam warning

A couple residing in Fagamalo, Savai’i, have issued a warning to all members of the public. 

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A MOMENT TO REMEMBER:  Pope Francis with Toa Opapo and her father, Reverend Opapo So'ana'i in Rome.

Father stood down over statues of Mary and Jesus

The father of a woman who claims to be carrying the marks of Jesus Christ’s suffering has been stripped off his roles by the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S).

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HELPING HAND: S.V.S.G President Siliniu Lina Chang, General Manager of Origin Energy Felise Sam Chong and S.V.S.G Chairperson Georgina Lui with staff members of Origin Energy.

Origin Energy lights flame of hope

Origin Energy is the force behind the Samoa Victim Support Group’s flame of hope. This week, the company extended its help for the Group by supplying LPG Gas for the House of Hope and Ray of Hope.

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Court order ignored, warrant of arrest issued

Chief Justice His Honour Patu Tiava’asu’e Falefatu Sapolu has issued a warrant of arrest for one Sinivao Solomona.

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President Donald Trump. (right) Al van der Beek was born in Tokoroa, New Zealand to a Dutch father and a Samoan mother —making him one of the first DutchSamoans in existence.

Samoan performs at Trump’s inauguration

A Samoan musician played with his band during the United States President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated this morning.

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JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE TOURISTS: It is well known that some people automatically hike the prices of their goods when they know the buyer are tourists.

Prices for tourists: Is it right or wrong?

Let me tell you something. My view on Tourist Pricing has completely changed since I started writing this article. 

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Isa’ako Mekitaseko of Tanumapua.

A father’s tough lot

Eighty tala a fortnight is not a lot of money but that’s all Isa’ako Mekitaseko has to feed his family.

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A MATTER OF SURVIVAL: Fa’avae Asueru.

Reality of life in “paradise”

Fa’avae Asueru, 52, of Lelata believes that without hard work, survival these days in Samoa is very difficult. 

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Leava Epati

Don’t let the struggles stop you

“The reason I quit my job is because my salary was very low and I couldn’t afford to stretch the money to look after and provide for my family.

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To’alua Levi from Vaitele-tai

Mothers have many roles

“I give her lots of advice whenever I can because I think this is why many daughters go wayward.”

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Police investigate mother and daughter over baby’s death

A Samoan musician will play with his band when the United States President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated tomorrow.

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A path to the top of Mount Vaea

Hiking warning for women and females

Women and young females are being urged to ensure they always have someone to accompany them when they hike up Palisi or the Robert Louis Stevenson trail.

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Use of Police vehicle questioned

IS THIS LEGAL? A concerned member of the public snapped this photo and sent it to the Weekend Observer.

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SOMETHING TO SMILE ABOUT: Everyone walking out richer than when they came in for Digicel's resellers prize giving.

Hard work, loyalty pays off

The season of prizegivings may be over but not for these thirty lucky recipients.

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CHAIRMAN: Lopao’o Natanielu Mua

P.M. Tuilaepa hints at separation of Courts

The Land and Titles Court could be separated from the Civil and Criminal Courts. That is one of the options being considered by the government 

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PROUD SAMOAN: S.P.T.O’s new Sustainable Tourism Development Manager, Christina Leala-Gale.

Samoan lands top role

A Samoan woman, Christina Leala-Gale, is the new Manager of Sustainable Tourism Development at the Fiji-based South Pacific Tourism Organisation (S.P.T.O).

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STEPPING UP TO HELP: (l-r) M.S.J Club President, Faimalomatumua Mathew Lemisio and Myna’s Representative, Niko Demus Lee Hang.

Myna’s shares Marist vision

One more local business has stepped forward to help the Marist St. Joseph’s Sports Club.

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BETTER EQUIPPED: Participants of the Search and Rescue training with Training Manager, Kevin Banaghan, and Dave Wilson(middle) from New Zealand.

Search and Rescue training could save lives

An intensive three-day Search and Rescue training for the Maritime Unit of the Police ended on Wednesday.

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AT THE LAUNCH: Former New Zealand High Commissioner, Jackie Frizelle and Deputy Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa with copies of the Our Heritage, the Ocean.

Book Review: Our Heritage, the Ocean

‘Our Heritage, The Ocean’ is a compilation of the top stories from the 2015 Samoa Observer Tusitala Short Story Competition.

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IT IS NOT EASY: Salu Leati, 21 years old from the village of Si’umu.

A friendly advice for the youth

“You know this was one of the things my parents kept telling me when I was young. They kept saying that I should never get married at a young age.”

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Think a Minute

My way

Think a minute…A little boy was not obeying his mother. So she told him to sit down and stay there until she said he could stand up again. The little boy angrily sat down and said: “I’m sittin’ down, Mom…but inside I’m standing up!”

Columns

SHADOW ON THE HEART

We’re in a hospital going around touch the ground

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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