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Ola Mama Wash at Vaivase is more than just a car wash.

Cleaning the inside and out, Ola Mama more than just a car wash

Ola Mama Wash at Vaivase is more than just a car wash. Opened on August 18, 2017, Owner Lilian Mata’u said he prayed about business with his wife and it has a religious connotation. 

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AGRICULTURE: One of the tunnel houses used for vegetable farming in Savaii.

Market supply, vegetable demand made easier

For so long, Chiyuan Liu, a businessman of Salelologa, Savaii has had to import vegetables from Upolu to supply his supermarket and the local demand. 

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The legal challenge is being brought by the Samoa Solidarity International Group Global (S.I.G.G.), which yesterday filed a lawsuit against the Government.

Lawsuit filed against Govt. over land law

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s administration will be challenged in Court over the “legality” and the “constitutionality” of the Land Titles Registration Act (L.T.R.A) 2008. The legal challenge is being brought by the Samoa Solidarity International Group Global (S.I.G.G.), which yesterday filed a lawsuit against the Government.

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VEGETABLE FARMING: Some farmers in Savaii are now able to supply the demand from consumers with their vegetable farms.

Savaii veggie choices affect farmer's sale

The demand and need for vegetables varies for people on Upolu and Savaii. Since she started farming three years ago, Temukisa Tofilau noted that there are certain vegetables that are not widely consumed by people in Savaii compared to Upolu, especially herbs such as green pepper. 

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The Tanumapua Farm.

Tanumapua Farm hosts P.M. Tuilaepa

The Tanumapua Farm welcomed some very special visitors on Wednesday. Owner and businessman, Taimalie Charlie Westerlund, and his workers welcomed Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi, and members of his Cabinet for a special visit. 

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Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi.

“Police are doing their work,” says P.M. Tuilaepa

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has addressed the concerns by the Samoa Nurses Association over the Police’s decision to file criminal charges against the nurses without the autopsy report.  “The Police are working in accordance to their mandates under the law and if they have enough evidence to file charges; there is no need to wait for the autopsy report,” said Tuilaepa. 

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Pastor Avi Mizrachi, Rev. Nuuausala Siaosi, His Highness Tuimaleali’ifano Va’aletoa Sualauvi II, Masiofo Faamausili Leinafo, Chaya Mizrachi and Malu Siaosi.

Jewish Messianic leader ministers to Samoa

From the young people to the old, Samoans were blessed to be in the company of the second Messianic Jewish leader to visit Samoa, Pastor Avi Mizrachi, during the past few days.

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Customer service training for public sector

Customer service was the focus of the training conducted by the Public Service Commission (P.S.C.) last week. 

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OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT: Constable Silivelio Lui returns after his successful training in the U.S.

Cop returns with outstanding award

Constable Silivelio Lui represented Samoa Police in the U.S. Coast Guard Training and returned with the Outstanding Student Award certificate. 

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Samoa Police Service.

Police amp up campaign against drunk driving

Close to 70 people have been driving under the influence (D.U.I.) since the Ministry of Police launched its speed racers operation last month. This was confirmed by the Police. “Given the increase in number of drivers driving vehicle under the influence of alcohol road blocks will continue in the next coming months,” a Police statement said. 

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Papali’itele Fa’amausili Molī the new holder of the Malietoa title.

Malietoa title bestowed at Malie

Papali’itele Fa’amausili Molī is the new holder of the Malietoa title. The son of the late Malietoa Tanumafili II was bestowed the honour during a colourful and an elaborate ceremony at the Malae o Vaopipi, Malie, early yesterday morning.

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David Main

Men wanted for David Main attack arrested and charged

Two men wanted in connection to the brutal attack of David Main last weekend have been arrested and charged. The men’s names have not been released by the Police but they are both not strangers to the cops.

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Winners of the Samoan Speech Competition for Zone A - Reupena Asiata, Cyrus Liu, Richard Vaega’au.

Samoa College wins speech competition

Cyrus Liu of Samoa College has scooped the 2018 Samoan Speech Competition title for Zone A at Vaimauga College yesterday. 

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Samoa Farmers Association chair, Afamasaga Toleafoa.

Digital farmhand can transform agriculture

The development of a digital farmhand by the Australian Centre for Field Robotics has the potential to transform agriculture and attract more young people to seek careers in the sector. 

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Digital farming has potential in Samoa

The digital farmhand is a developing science technology that could revolutionise the profitability and sustainability of small-scale row crop farming in Samoa. A field trial was carried out yesterday by a group of engineers from the University of Sydney, Australia at Charlie Ah Liki’s commercial farm in Tapatapao. 

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The audit report was submitted to the Legislative Assembly last December and was recently tabled.

Loan applications lacked bank statements

The Development Bank of Samoa (D.B.S.) gave loans to clients who did not submit bank statements and did not have bank accounts.

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Counsellor Embassy of Japan, Isao Kishi; Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Samoa, H.E. Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki; ACEO Bilateral Relations Divisions MFAT, Tagaloa Sharon Aiafi; Hon. Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.

Govt. signs $4.5 million medical help with Japan

Samoa stands to benefit from $4.5 million ((US$1.8 million) in terms of medical equipment courtesy of the Government of Japan. It follows notes signed and exchanged between the Ambassador of Japan to Samoa, Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki and Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi yesterday. 

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Suitupe Misa.

$1 m. lawsuit against armed Police in Court

A hearing date has been set for the matter between Suitupe Misa and the Office of the Attorney General. Misa is a member of the public who was arrested at gunpoint by a contingent of armed Police officers in 2015. He is suing the Ministry of Police for $1million tala.

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DIFFERENT CULTURES JOINED IN MARRIAGE: Bonnie and Grey surrounded by family and friends after the ceremony.

A wedding fusion of Assyria and Samoa

In what may have been a nation first, Apia was witness to a wedding combining two diverse cultures – Assyrian and Samoan. The couple, Bonnie and Grey Viane, tied the knot last Saturday at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral followed by a reception at Taumeasina Resort in a mix of cultural traditions.

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Minister of Justice and Courts Administration, Fa’aolesa Katopau Ainu’u and C.E.O. Papali'i John Taimalelagi.

Inquiry to scrutinise staff use of assets

The Public Service Commission (P.S.C.) Inquiry looking at allegations that Court files were removed from the vicinity of Court and taken to the Office of the Minister of Justice and Courts Administration, Fa’aolesa Katopau Ainu’u, has a wider scope.

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Think a Minute

Mistakes make money

Think a minute…A young man bought a plane ticket to Auckland, New Zealand. Later when he got home and looked closely at his ticket, he saw the travel agent had sold him a ticket to Oakland, California.

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“Se’i mai le mui’a’a; tau mai na o le pua e ulā”

There is a common Samoan saying: “Tau mai na o le pua e ulā; se’i mai le mui’a’a” – “Pick only the most fragrant of frangipani; harvest the royal roots”. It is both a directive and a gentle plea.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

Those parking meters A lot has been said about the Government’s move to install parking meters - good and bad.

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