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WE NEED TO VALUE WATER: Same Letoa with his daughter Sala.

Same needs water tank help

Water is a precious resource and we should do our best to preserve it. That is the opinion of 31-year-old Same Letoa from Solosolo.

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LOVING LIFE: Ene Tama of Solosolo.

Ene’s love of farming life

“Being a farmer is hard labor work but that is the end result for someone like me who did not complete education.” So is the opinion of Ene Tama of Solosolo. 

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This was confirmed by the Acting Assistant Commissioner, Sala’a Moananu Sala’a, who said the alleged relationship dates back to 2015.

Mother, step son face sex crime charge

A mother and her step son have been charged with incest. This was confirmed by the Acting Assistant Commissioner, Sala’a Moananu Sala’a, who said the alleged relationship dates back to 2015. “The incident started in 2015 when the family were staying at one of the villages at the Itu o Tane District in Savai’i,” said Sala’a.

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SAY NO TO SMOKING AND DRINKING: Manu Puamo of Lauli’i.

Young man cautions youth about smoking and drinking

Don’t waste money and time on smoking and drinking alcohol, these are useless things. That is a message from Manu Puamo of Lauli;i to the youth of Samoa.

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PLEASE SLOW DOWN: David Niumata of Moata’a.

David raises issue of safety at Moata’a

David Niumata of Moata’a is a grateful man. Niumata works at the Apia Park Stadium as a security officer and collects entry fees at the gate for people who attend the rugby games. 

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EXPO IN SAVAI’I: U.S.P is taking education to the population of Savai’i.

U.S.P. shaping the future with Savai’i Career Expo

The University of the South Pacific (U.S.P) in Samoa held a Careers Expo at the U.S.P Savai’i Centre last Friday. 

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Court House Mulinuu

Church man denies sex charge

An official of a local church has pleaded not guilty to a charge of attempted sexual violation in a case involving a nine-year-old girl.

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Cabinet hosts Head of State

INAUGURATION DINNER: After the fanfare of the official inauguration ceremony of the new Head of State, His Highness Tuia’ana Tuimaleali’ifano Va’aletoa Sualauvi II, Cabinet hosted a private dinner to welcome him and his Masiofo, Her Highness Fa’amausili Leinafo at Taumeasina Island Resort on Friday.

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TRADITIONAL PRESENTATIONS: The traditional presentations at Gym 3 took several hours as the nation celebrated a new Head of State.

Traditional gifts, festivities heralds start of new era

The official inauguration of the new Head of State, His Highness Tuia’ana Tuimalealiifano Va’aletoa Sualauvi did not stop at Parliament.

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Chief Weather Officer Mulipola Ausitalia Titimaea.

Weather reports on Mobile phones

The Samoa Metrological Office is increasing its output capability to better inform the country of changing weather conditions 24-7. 

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CONGRATULATIONS: Mr. and Mrs. Felise.

Junior and Jasmine tie the knot

Junior Malu Tuivaiave Felise and Jasmine Ana Mikaele tied the knot at the Malololelei Catholic Parish on Saturday.

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Moe Lei Sam and Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi (inset).

Woman blasts P.M. over South Pacific Games bid

Outspoken businesswoman, Moe Lei Sam, has criticised the government’s decision to bid to host the 2019 Pacific Games. She said Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi should reconsider the decision.

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Sala’a said the incident occurred last month but the Police have only just found out about it.

Police issue warning

The Ministry of Police has warned members of the public as well as the National Health Services that it is illegal not to report crime. The warning comes from Acting Assistant Police Commissioner, Sala’a Moananu Sala’a, following an incident where a 41-year-old man from Sa’anapu died of first-degree burns.

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Court House at Mulinuu.

Legal aid granted for sex crime accused

A man accused of having sexual intercourse with a six-year-old girl and sexual violation of a two-year-old girl has been granted legal aid. Viliamu Paulo appeared before the Chief Justice, His Honor Patu Tiava’asu’e Falefatu Sapolu last week.

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SUBJECT OF INVESTIGATION: Samoa Mulinuu and Luatimu Samau.

Police Inquiry report

A Cabinet appointed Commission of Inquiry investigating the conduct of two senior Police officers has recommended that their services be terminated. Chaired by retired Supreme Court Justice, Lesatele Rapi Vaai, the Inquiry focused on the conduct of suspended Police Commissioner Samoa Mulinuu in handling of the criminal matter against Sililoto Peneueta.

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PERFORMANCE REVIEW: Namulauulu Alama Ieremia remains the Manu Samoa coach for now.

Union opts to review coach’s performance

The future of Manu Samoa Coach, Namulauulu Alama Ieremia, is to be determined by the outcome of a performance review by the Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U). The decision was made by the Board of the Union during a meeting last week.

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COUNTRY NEEDS HELP: Matato’elau Liu from Solosolo and Letogo.

The government’s basic obligation is to its people

Helping the country and its people should be the government’s priority. They are obligated to since they are paid with taxpayer funds.

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A HARDWORKING FATHER: Amosa Moe of Lauli’i.

Selling pork buns to earn a living

It’s better to use your own talent to earn a living than working for other people.

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PRIORITIZING FAMILY: Kiuga Seve of Vaitele and Vaisala.

Nineteen year-old works to support family

Meet Kiuga Seve of Vaitele and Vaisala.

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A STRONG WILLED MOTHER: Ana Puleaiese of Leusoali’i.

Ana does it all on her own

Being a single parent is a journey for the strong hearted. Ana Puleaiese of Leusoalii knows this.

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Think a Minute

Get hold of happiness

Think a minute…Have you heard of the new emotional sickness called Sudden Wealth Syndrome? It happens to people who suddenly become rich by winning a big lottery jackpot, inheriting a lot of money, or other quick ways.

Columns

Living with ghosts

A good friend, smart also, once told me I live with ghosts. By ghosts he was referring to my childhood days.

Between the Lines

Between The Lines

7 QUESTIONS THAT ARE KEEPING US AWAKE 1. So come July 26, the day after the current Tui Atua is no longer the Head of State, is he still His Highness? 2. After being addressed as His Highness for 10 years, what new honorific if any, will he be known by?

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