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Francois Martel and Anote Tong.

‘Fossil fuels will destroy our homes’

The high level call to constrain oil, gas and coal production to achieve the Paris goals was yesterday endorsed by former President of Kiribati and climate change activist, Anote Tong and Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Development Forum, Francois Martel.

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PRESIDENT OF C.O.P.23: Fiji P.M. Frank Bainimarama.

Positive steps in issue of climate change insurance

The proposal by the Alliance of Small Island States (A.O.S.I.S.) for an insurance pool to cover the cost of loss and damage caused by climate change was finally approved by world leaders at the 23rd United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties (C.O.P. 23) held in Bonn, Germany. 

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FIX OUR ROADS PLEASE: Maiava Vala Ueselani from Fagali’i-uta.

Villager laments poor road conditions

The road to Fagali’i-uta needs to be fixed.

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FARMER: Samuelu Maka, 40, from the Village of Leusoali’i.

A strong will to get by every day

Finding ways to make money nowadays is not an easy task.

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GREENER PASTURES ELSEWHERE: Sulesa Fineitalaga Aloniu, 52, from Nuu-Fou.

Mother looks overseas for help

Migrating overseas is one way many people living in Samoa see as a way out of struggles and poverty.

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ONE UNIFORM BUT HE IS DETERMINED: Sulitava’e Samuelu.

One pair of school uniform for the year

Hardship is real for Sulitava’e Samuelu.

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GREAT MEMORIES: Members of the group with their Highnesses Tuimalealiifano Va’aletoa Sualauvi II and Fa’amausili and the Minister of Health, Tuitama Dr. Leao Tuitama. Photos: U.S. Embassy.

New York Jazz group leave with wonderful memories of Samoa

It’s not goodbye Samoa for N.Y.C.’S Ari Roland Jazz Quartet.

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FA’AFETAI: Faculty members from the University of Otago, Ministry of Health officials and Otago Alumni members including member of the Council of Deputies, Le Mamea Ropati Mualia (5th from left front).

University of Otago donates $80,000 worth of supplies

The Ministry of Health has received a container full of medical supplies and equipment valued at $80,000from the University of Otago, New Zealand.  

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COMPANY GROWTH: South Paoific Central Bank Governors presented with gifts from Namulauulu Sami Leota of the Federal Pacific Group.

Federal Pacific’s Tonga milestone

The Federal Pacific Group has officially announced the naming of Federal Pacific House in the centre of downtown Nukualofa in line with the consolidation of with its regional group branding. 

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C.O.P.23:  Deputy Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, Peseta Noumea Simi in Bonn Germany.

Conference looks at impact of climate on transportation

Climate and disaster resilient transport in Small Island Developing States, including Samoa, was another issue on the agenda of Samoa’s Deputy Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa in Bonn, Germany.

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CONGRATULATIONS: Susitina Maletino Levao.

First female Principal for St. Joseph’s College

Susitina Maletino Levao is the new Principal of St Joseph’s College.

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WALK FOR LIFE: Members of the public who turned up nice and early yesterday for F.L.O’s Walk for Life.

A walk to save lives

Supporters and members of the Fa’ataua o le Ola were out in numbers yesterday morning to participate in this year’s Walk for Life. 

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SAMOA AIRWAYS: Mary Pavitt Chan, Seiuli Alvin Tuala, Adele Kruse, Mina Godinet and Papali'i Sonja Hunter.

Passion for Samoan hospitality

Whether you’re an experienced or nervous air traveller, it’s all part of the travel experience to be greeted by the gracious and smiling flight attendants awaiting your entrance onboard the aircraft.

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CONGRATULATIONS: Fiti Leung Wai (right) accepts S.S.A.B's Award from HP New Zealand.

‘Hard work, sleepless nights pay off’

Samoa Stationery and Books (S.S.A.B.)created business history at the HP Awards in New Zealand this week.

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Whoever they are, he urged them to act immediately because the bad smell had become a health concern for residents nearby.

Abandoned dead dog concerns resident

A dead dog lying on the streets of Vailima near the Carmelites Monastery has become a health concern for residents around the area.  

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SAMOA'S VOICE AT WORLD FORUM: Deputy Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mata'afa.

Deputy P.M. rallies world leaders to address ‘crisis’

Samoa has one more year left to meet its self-imposed deadline to complete the Paris Agreement Work Programme. The assurance of continued work towards the goals set in the Paris Agreement by Samoa was given by Deputy Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mataafa at the High-Level Segment of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, C.O.P.23 in Bonn, Germany. 

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The talk was a platform for church ministers and government officials of the Ministry of Revenue to interact and raise issues associated with the taxing of pastors.

Church Ministers outraged by tax law

Church Ministers did not mince words when they expressed anger and disappointment at the government’s decision to tax their incomes – and gratuities - starting on 01 January 2018.

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P.M. Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi.

P.M. coy on “O.L.P.” hunt

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi is keeping the progress of a government-ordered hunt for a blogger known as “Ole Palemia” close to his chest. Asked if they are anywhere near identifying “O.L.P.” since an investigation was launched in April this year, Tuilaepa told the Sunday Samoan the investigation is continuing. 

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I LOVE SAMOA BUT I CAN'T GET THERE NOW: Jo Mikarna is upset she cannot make her 13th trip to Apia.

Lack of flights devastate prolific visitor to Samoa

Australian passengers are starting to feel the effect of the reality in reduced flights routes available for Australians travelling to Samoa. Jo Mikarna, of Sydney, Australia, is one of them.

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USE WITH CARE: Pili Lemau.

Pili cautions about misusing technology

Technology makes life easier and faster and it allows people to stay connected. But be warned.

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Think a Minute

The gifts that count

Think a minute…I know a woman who gets sad when her husband sends her roses! She says: “The only reason my husband gives me flowers is because it’s Valentine’s Day and he thinks he’s expected to.

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FACE OF THE MOMENT: N.Z. Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern.

The N.Z. connection and capitalism with an ugly face

New Zealand, a member of the Pacific family of nations, has an exemplary record in the development and the maintenance of democratic governance in its modern history.

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BETWEEN THE LINES

SLOW DOWN PLEASE Those midnight rally drivers might want to be careful out there.

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