PERFECT GETAWAY: Kerrilyn from New Zealand at the Taumeasina Island Resort.

Culture and the people stand out for visitor

Meet Kerrilyn Boakes, from Christchurch, New Zealand. She finds Samoa’s white sandy beaches beautiful and attractive. She adds that Samoa was a good choice for her because it is surrounded by beautiful beaches. 

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AMAZING, INCREDIBLE: Amy Te Whetu enjoys Samoa’s scenery.

Clear waters, friendships and a relaxing time

Amy Te Whetu finds Samoa a friendly destination. According to her, it is the right place to go for a family holiday. She’s in Samoa with her husband, and her two sons, a four-year-old and seven-year-old. 

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HELPING HAND: Yvette Tavita – Ioelu Assistant Secretary of Samoa Tennis Association and the Licensing Regulatory and Compliance Manager of the Gambling Control Authority, Auimatagi Faafetai Ah Kuoi.

$5,000 injection for tennis

The Gambling Control Authority (G.C.A.) presented a cheque of $5,000 to the Samoa Tennis Association yesterday. Held at the G.C.A. headquarters in Apia, the Manager of Licensing Regulatory and Compliance of G.C.A. Auimatagi Fa’afetai Ah Kuoi presented the assistance.

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THANK YOU ASCO MOTORS: Leta’a Dan Devoe, Lelevaga Fa’afouina Mupo and Lipa Vaoga.

Help for Fire and Emergency Services

The Samoa Fire and Emergency Services Authority (F.E.S.A.) received a much needed assistance yesterday. Thanks to Toyota Asco Motors Samoa, F.E.S.A. received $10,000 worth of equipment at their main office in Apia. 

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See you in Court, P.M. Tuilaepa told

Member of Parliament, Olo Fiti Vaai, has challenged Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Maliegaoi, to take him to Court to prove if he is indeed Samoa’s most wanted blogger, known as O.L.P. Olo issued the challenge in Parliament yesterday.

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Man pleads guilty to attempted murder

A man from Aele, who is facing a charge of attempted murder, has changed his plea to guilty. Oge Kigi changed his plea during a hearing before Supreme Court Justice Vui Clarence Nelson.

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SUPPORT OUR CHAMP: A special church service will be hosted in support of Lupesoliai La’auli Joseph Parker’s fight at the Apia Matafele Methodist Church at 5 p.m.

TV3 rallies support for Samoa’s World Champion

TV3 is set to host a spiritual rally in support of Lupesoliai La’auli Joseph Parker this Sunday. Lupesoliai will take on Anthony Joshua in the first major boxing bout in Cardiff, Wales.

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NEW FAIA’AI WALKWAY: The benefits of the project is it is more accessible, safe and easier for villagers to travel to and fro from the coastal land.

Project makes huge difference in lives at Faia’ai village, Savai’i

Fishing is a source of livelihood for many on small islands such as Samoa. Unfortunately, going fishing on the reef could be life threatening for Leuluai Pepese, a 56–year-old man of Faia’ai.

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Samoa marks World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day was celebrated with fun and laughter in Samoa on Wednesday. This year’s theme is “What I bring to my community”.

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READY TO BOARD: Senara Taulelei, her son Solomona Taulelei and Digicel Samoa C.E.O. Farid Mohammed. Photo / Supplied.

Young man takes mother on the trip of a lifetime

Solomona Tavita is one lucky man. He is heading to Cardiff, Wales, next week to watch Samoa’s world heavyweight champion, Lupesoliai Joseph Parker, take on Anthony Joshua.

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E.P.C. pays $20,000

The Electric Power Corporation (E.P.C.) has paid $20,000 to the family of an eight-year-old boy who was allegedly electrocuted from a faulty electrical wire last month. This was confirmed by E.P.C. Chief Executive Officer Tologata Tile Tuimaleali’ifano.

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DISCUSSION IN PARLIAMENT: Minister of Health, Tuitama Dr. Leao Tuitama introduced the new amendment to the Tobacco Control Act 2008.

Tobacco licensing body discussed

Cigarettes and tobacco licensing was on the agenda in Parliament yesterday. It was raised during the tabling of the Tobacco Control Amendment Bill 2018 where the Government is proposing to establish a tobacco licensing body.

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NEED A WATER TANK: Simo Leilua seek assistance for a water tank.

Simo’s water supply woes

Simo Leilua’s family desperately needs a water tank. Yesterday, the father of three shared his problem of living without a proper and stable water supply.

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NEED A JOB: Jeremiah Leo is seeking any job opportunity available.

Young man shares his struggle to find a job

It’s been said that education is the key to a successful life. For Jeremiah Leo of Falelauniu, life has taught him the importance of education. But instead of a successful life, his academic struggles are the reasons for his daily struggles.

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‘PROTECT OUR TEETH’: Fagali’i Primary School students learn about maintaining healthy teeth.

Extending dental care to schools

Four staff members of the dental ward in Samoa visited Fagali’i Primary School on Monday. This is part of their dental project which began in June last year. It is held every three months.

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THANK YOU JAPAN: Robert Bartley, Maria Sang Yum, Ambassador Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki and Julian Wong-Soon.

Trio awarded Japan study scholarships

The government of Japan, through its Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (M.E.X.T.) Scholarship, has once again granted the opportunity to Samoan nationals to further their studies in their respective fields at international universities in Japan.

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Media Spokesperson, Auapaau Filipo Logoitino.

Police officers discharged

Eight Police officers who were injured as a result of the fight at Luatuanu’u on Monday have been discharged. This was confirmed by Police Media Spokesperson, Auapaau Filipo Logoitino, on Tuesday.

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Man convicted of sex with under aged girl, sentenced

A 28-year-old man of Sataoa and Safata has been convicted and sentenced to ten months supervision for one charge of sexual connection in relation to a girl under 16 years old.

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Founder and one of the Directors of Sleepwell International Sala George Lutu.

From humble beginnings

Sleepwell International has come a long way; it’s progress is nothing short of incredible.

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Prime Minister Tuilaepa  Sa’ilele Malielegaoi.

P.M. says evening curfews must not interfere with public roads

Villages guarding evening curfews are not allowed to interfere with members of the public using public roads. 

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Think a Minute

Extremely Poor and Successful

Think a minute…In 2012 an unknown hero was discovered and honored in China’s news media. She was a woman who had spent her life saving helpless, abandoned babies. Together with her husband who died in 1995, 88-year-old Lou Xiaoying rescued more than 30 babies who were left to die on the streets of Jinhua, China.


Nikolao Patu attests to the value of the plant based diet.

Changing lives: Tackling diabetes

Talofa Samoa! Over the past few months this column has printed testimonies of people that followed the whole food, plant based (W.F.P.B.) diet and in a matter of weeks turned around (or as we say ‘reversed’) their Type 2 diabetes.

Between the Lines


THE BEST A big fa’amalo to the skilled and courageous E.P.C. staff who braved the winds and rain to restore power from broken and dangerous power lines on Cross Island Road on Wednesday night in pitch darkness.

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