GOVERNMENT PIPELINES FLOODING DESTROYS CROPS: Seline Levika of Afega voiced her family struggle.

Young woman calls on govt. for help

Some people can only dream of water. Some people don’t have water at all. For a certain family at Afega, they have way too much water.

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BLESSED WITH LAND: Filipo Matiu, 49, of Afega and Salelavalu.

Land is our greatest gift

Land is a symbol of blessings. Samoa is an independent country with the greatest gift and that is land.

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FOR FAMILY AND LOVE: Alofagia Afiafi, 45, of Siusega.

Mother fights challenges for family and love

The struggles Samoans go through to make ends meet is nothing new.

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WORKING HARD: Mona Filipo, 51 of Leauva’a.

The plight of one brave mother

A mother from Leauva’a knows what its like to struggle. Mona Filipo, 51, has had to step up to be the father and the mother after her husband suffered a stroke. 

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Rev. Henry Fata, wife Orepa with friends.

Pastors and their families celebrate another step

Thirteen pastors of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa were ordained at Malua during the weekend.

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Planning weddings, Karleen is known as Samoa’s best-known wedding coordinator that has helped many brides on their wedding day by exceeding their expectations.

Karleen Rasmussen joins Return to Paradise Resort

Samoa’s best-known wedding coordinator has joined Return to Paradise Resort as the Weddings and Events Manager.

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PARTICIPANTS OF RELEVANT STAKEHOLDERS: Participants involved in the training to introduce risk tools and the RiskScape tool by using case studyhazard scenarios.

Disaster risk management discussed

A training on Disaster Risk Management training was held last week.

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CONGRATULATIONS: The management of Western Union and the lucky winners.

Winners with Western Union

FEXCO – Western Union’s Talofa Tina Promotion has rewarded  10 lucky winners.

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GREAT TIME IN SAMOA: The Samoa Bodybuilding Federation played hosts to some very key people last week as it looks to rebuild the sport.

Top officials visit to help rebuild bodybuilding

The Bodybuilding Federation of Samoa hosted some very special guests last week.

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Yazaki EDS Samoa Ltd.

Positive development for some Yazaki workers

More than 200 employees of Yazaki Samoa will be retained through to October and then between 60 to 90 will continue working through to November 2017. This was confirmed by President - Yazaki EDS Samoa Ltd and Managing Director — Australian Arrow Pty Ltd; Graig O'donohue, yesterday.

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MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT: Olo Fiti Vaai blames the P.M. for the joint venture “mistake”.

Virgin was P.M’s “mistake” – Olo

Member of Parliament Olo Fiti Vaai has blamed Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi for the “joint venture” with Virgin Australia, saying it was mistake from the start. “It’s his mistake and I’m glad he’s correcting it,” said Olo referring to the government’s decision not to renew the joint venture.

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CHINA’S HELP FOR SAMOA: Ambassador Wang Xuefeng and Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi signing the documentation for grant funding to upgrade and maintain the Aquatic Centre and Apia Park Sports Complex.

Aquatic Center and Apia Park sports complex to be upgraded

The new grant funding endorsed by the People’s Republic of China to finance the maintenance and to revitalize the Olympic swimming pool and the Aquatic Centre at Tu’anaimato as well as the Apia Park Sports Complex could not have come at a better time for Samoa.

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SAMOA – CHINA TALKS: Ambassador Wang Xuefeng, China’s Vice Minister Zheng Zeguang and Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi.

P.M. meets China’s Vice Minister

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi met with the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of China, Zheng Zeguang during his  two day visit to consider ways by which the bilateral relations between the two countries could be strengthened. 

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Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi.

P.M’s story told

Sa‘ilele was my taule‘ale‘a name. In fact, in Samoa if you are called Sa‘ilele, that is your name. We never had any surnames in the past until the Europeans introduced the practice we now follow. You took the chiefly title of your father to be your surname. Malielegaoi was my father’s chiefly name. 

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Jaime Espinosa de los Monteros and Aoe’e Adolfo Montenegro.

Former Bluesky C.E.O. sues Amper Chairman for $46million

The rift between Chief Executive Officer of Amper’s Bluesky Pacific Group, Aoe’e Adolfo Montenegro, and his former employers continue to deepen. 

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A.O.G’s 48TH CONFERENCE: Church members at Lotopa Centre yesterday.

Assemblies of God members gather

“We must work while it is day.” This is the theme of the Assembly of God’s 48th Conference being held at Lotopa this week.

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Police say sorry ANZ Bank

The Spokesperson for the Police, Su’a LeMamea Tiumalu, has unreservedly apologised to the ANZ Bank. The apology follows media coverage of a press conference last Friday where he told the media the Police are investigating “$150,000” missing from the ANZ Bank at Salelologa, Savai’i.

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PRAYER AND WORK GO TOGETHER: Silao Ikeasio, 59, of Solosolo.

Stop worrying, keep working harder

Problems make us stronger. Silao Ikeasio from the village of Solosolo knows this.

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ANY JOB WILL DO: Fatia Pei from Luatuanuu.

Fatia’s bid to help his family

Fatia Pei from Luatuanu’u desperately needs a job to help his family. The 25-year-old caught up with the Village Voice yesterday morning while he was on his way to clean their compound.

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MISSING HIS WIFE: Paulo Mose, 67, of Luatuanu’u.

Elderly man with a heart of gold

Age is just a number. At 67-years-old, Paulo Mose, believes you are only as old as you feel.

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Think a Minute

Training for parents (Part 2)

Think a minute…Yesterday we learned from the boiling frog that it is easy to become so accustomed and comfortable with our unhealthy parenting habits that we do not see the dangerous direction we are leading our kids.


Mothers Day

A Mother loves right from the start. She holds her baby close to her heart.

Between the Lines


GREGOR PAUL FAN CLUB Don’t you just love the New Zealand Herald rugby writer, Gregor Paul?

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