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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Muriel Lui and DIRECTOR: Mauga Precious Chang.

N.P.O’s top officials resign

The Director, Mauga Precious Chang, and Assistant Director, Muriel Lui, have tendered their resignations in the wake of a report by a Cabinet-ordered Tribunal which investigated their conduct.

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HEAD OF STATE: His Highness, Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi and CHINESE PRESIDENT: Xi Jin Ping.

Happy birthday, Your Highness!

The President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, has written to the Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, to wish him a happy birthday. 

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Samoa's Ele Opeloge is owed an Olympic silver medal.

Ele - lifting more than just weights

How much more can we take? This is the question that almost 120 weightlifting countries - if not more - are asking.

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NEW AND CONVENIENT: B.S.P. have opened their new branch in Vaitele, enabling easier public access for banking enquiries.

Bank South Pacific opens branch at Vaitele Frankie Hypermarket

Customers of the Bank South Pacific (B.S.P.) Vaitele will now have direct access to a new branch that will offer improved services to the people of Samoa. 

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Known as ‘We Share Your Values’, the campaign focuses on the company continuously striving to improve its service delivery, knowing more about its customers and giving customers what they need.

Origin Energy launches new campaign

Samoa’s leading gas supplier, Origin Energy at Sogi, is renewing its commitment to its customers through the launch of a new campaign.

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Rev. Elder Utufua Naseri, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi and author, Fofo Iosefa Fiti Sunia.

P.M. launches Fofo’s newest book

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has launched Fofo Fiti Sunia’s latest book called the “Samoan Legends of Love and Courtship among Kings and Chiefs (Usuga ma Aumoega a Tamali’i o Samoa)”.

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INITIATIVE TO IMPROVE: The workshop on protected areas for Samoa was a good follow up for government officials, particularly in our joint work with partners, including NGOs and relevant stakeholders.

Steps to improve data on Samoa’s Protected Areas

Samoa has been at the forefront of efforts to protect its unique biodiversity and ecosystems. It is home to O le Pupu Pu’e National Park, established in 1978, the first national park declared in the South Pacific.

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The Vice President of the World Bank for East Asia and the Pacific, Victoria Kwakwa.

World Bank Vice President predicts job growth in I.C.T.

The Vice President of the World Bank for East Asia and the Pacific, Victoria Kwakwa, is optimistic about the future of Samoa in terms of Information Technology.

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HangLoose: Gang of friends having a grand time at the fundraiser.

Evening of fun for great cause

There was heaps of fun to be had at R.A.S. fundraiser at St. Joseph’s Hall in Alafua last Saturday evening.

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Maagao Keneti Moe said Samoa has such fertile soil anyone can make money.

What poverty? Not in Samoa

“To be honest I usually earn $200 a day which is good money and enough for our family, and that’s why I keep telling myself that fruits from your land are the best thing in Samoa.” Ma’agao Keneti Moe

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CALLING FOR COMMUNITY  COOPERATION: Fa’afetai Tumua, 29, is a mother of one and is residing with her family at Faleasi’u Uta.

Woman wants better community support

“For our family my husband and I used to come visit his family here at Nu’u Fou and from what I see the neighbors don’t get along.” - Fa’afetai Tumua

 

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“GRATEFUL FOR WHAT WE HAVE”: Fia Va’auli, 30-years old lives with her family at Nuu-Fou

Making the most of what life offers

“It is what it is. It is reality and it’s happening every day. Our people are used to it and we just have to cope with it.” - Fia Vaauli

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WATER PROBLEMS: Iamua Te’a Mumuu Su’e, of Nuu-fou.

Water woes for man struggling with bill

 “We’ve been facing this problem for so long. I had a talk with the Water Authority regarding the water supply and I also asked the Minister of Education during the time I worked for the Ministry for some help.” - Te’a Mumuu Su’e

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MAUGA AND HER LAWYER: Mauga Precious Chang with her lawyer, Aumua Ming Leung Wai.

Report slams Director

The suspended Director of the National Prosecution Office has been heavily criticised by a Cabinet-ordered Tribunal tasked to investigate her conduct and that of her Assistant, Muriel Lui. 

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Food, clothes and monetary donation from Piula Theological College to SVSG

Piula College walks the talk

Piula has been a long-time supporter of S.V.S.G’s work, through prayers, this time, the school wants to be more involved.

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R.A.S: The driving forces behind Rugby Academy Samoa.

Event raises $47,000 for Rugby Academy Samoa

The Rugby Academy Samoa (R.A.S.) have raised $47,000 from its Fundraiser at St. Joseph’s College during the weekend to help with its preparations for Aloha World Sevens this March.

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CONGRATULATIONS: President of the Samoa Weightlifting Federation, Tuaopepe Asiata Wallwork and Ele Opeloge.

The man who saw diamond in rough

He is her coach and President of the Samoa Weightlifting Federation, Tuaopepe Asiata Wallwork, who Ele has consistently hailed as a monumental figure on her way to the medal. 

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ASSOCIATE MINISTER: Tuifaasisina Leleisiuao Palemene launched the registry yesterday.

Registry makes lending against movable property easier

Lending institutions in Samoa will be able to provide credit to more businesses following the launch of an online registry that makes it easier to accept movable property — such as machinery, accounts receivable, or inventory — as collateral.

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Family members and members of the village who were present on Saturday during the joyous occassion.

Chiefly titles bestowed at Matautu Lefaga

The village of Matautu Lefaga has welcomed new title holders following a ceremony held at the village last weekend. 

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The late Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin with wife Hinanui

Eni Hunkin: A statesman who lived a ‘life of service’

It is with deepest sorrow that Governor Lolo M. Moliga and Lieutenant Governor Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga announce the passing away earlier of the late Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Fa’aua’a Hunkin. 

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Think a Minute

Identity theft

Think a minute…The worldwide web, personal computer, tablet and smart phone have brought the world of information into our hands.

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Are our eating habits okay?

I recall the “Let’s not forget” piece from the P.M.. In it, he reminded us of the infamous chicken bones times; 35 years have passed to progress nutritionally from chicken bones to junk food and imported processed foods.

Between the Lines

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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