Selling Samoan cocoa: Peka Moli from Tuana’i and Malie.

Elderly mother sells koko for a living

When you are a mother, you always have to think twice. That’s because the choices you make will not only be for yourself but for your children as well. 

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THIS IS NOT A RUBBISH DUMP: Kirisimasi Silivelio points to where people dump their rubbish.

Be considerate, Silivelio urges

Kirisimasi Silivelio has a simple plea. He wants members of the public who have been dumping their rubbish at Leauva’a to use their brains.

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Bad roads a safety hazard

What is good for Apia town should also be good for Leauva’a.

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FAMILY COMES FIRST: Kolio Paniolo from the village of Leauva’a.

Parents before everything else

Meet Kolio Paniolo, an eighteen year old who is a good example for all the youth out there. Coming from the village of Leauva’a, Kolio grew up knowing what his main priority is; his parents.

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TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE: The 2008 Savaii Crossing team.

Savai’i Crossing: 10 Years and Counting

Ten years down the line, and the Savai’i Crossing hosted by Pualele Outrigger Canoe Club, is still considered one of the most challenging outrigger canoe races held in Samoa. 

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The Business mission will kick off with a Business Forum on Monday 5th June at Tanoa Conference Room with Business Matching and one on one meetings on Tuesday 6th June.

Samoa to host N.Z. Business mission

The Samoa Chamber of Commerce and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade will be hosting the New Zealand Samoa Trade and Investment Commission (N.Z.S.T.I.C) Business Mission to Samoa on the 5th – 6th of June 2017.

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BAHAI IN SAMOA: Members of the Bahai National Governing Body as the National Spiritual Assembly at Tiapapata.

Baha’is National Governing body meets

The Samoan Baha’is National Governing Body, known as the National Spiritual Assembly for the Baha’is of Samoa and American Samoa, has met.

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The younger the patients are, the longer they will need to be on dialysis and N.K.F.S needs to research into avenues to help our young people who may need this service.

Increasing number of dialysis patients alarm

The increasing number of young people undergoing dialysis treatment has concerned the National Kidney Foundation Samoa (N.K.F.S). 

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BSP GENERAL MANAGER: Taitu’uga Maryann Lameko-Vaai.

Bank South Pacific to launch Business Visa Credit card

As part of the Bank South Pacific’s commitment to Samoa to deliver convenient, innovative and affordable banking, the bank has an addition to their business account suite.

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LIFE-CON SUPPPORT: Michelle Lemisio, Kevin Schuster, Janine Tuivaiti and Mary Jane Mckibbin-Schwenke.

Bank sponsors LIFE-CON 2017

The Bank of South Pacific has presented their sponsorship with the value of $5000 to contribute to the LIFE-CON Event 2017.  

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NEW MATAI TITLE HOLDERS:  Thirty six new Leaupepe title holders were blessed at Fasito'o-uta yesterday.

Leaupepe titles bestowed at Fasito’o

Thirty six new Leaupepe chiefly title holders celebrated a new chapter of their lives at Fasito’o-uta early yesterday morning. 

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CONGRATULATIONS: Mr. and Mrs. Afoauli

Wedding bells for Moia and Valenitino

Moia Ofeira Sulu Afoa and Fritz Valenitino Mauga Afoauli exchanged vows on Friday.

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N.Z. P.M. Bill English to get chiefly title

New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Bill English, is heading to Samoa for the first time as the leader of his country.

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The spot where the late Misa Vailigi Rarotoga of Vaimea who found motionless last year as a result of a brutal attack.

Widow speaks of suffering

“Up until this day, I am still trying to come to terms with the fact that my husband has passed away in the hands of the defendants." 

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CONGRATULATIONS: Saui'a Louise Matai'a-Milo (right) recieves her Doctor of Philosophy award during Victoria University's graduation.

Lecturer returns with Doctor of Philosophy

Saui’a Louise M. Mataia-Milo, a history lecturer at the National University of Samoa (N.U.S) graduated last week from Victoria University, New Zealand, with a Doctor of Philosophy in History.  

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“I don’t know, all these Samoan doctors ganged up against me. I have been accused of malpractice and investigations were underway but that was it, nothing more” – Dr. Lee

Council revokes doctor’s license, patients in limbo

The Samoa Medical Council (S.M.C.) has revoked the medical license of a Chinese Neurologist who has been working at the hospital for 19 years claiming he “is not a certified physician” but a “traditional healer.”  

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AIRLINE MOVES: P.M. Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi confirmed that Polynesian Airlines is negotiating with Fiji Airways.

Govt. negotiates with Fiji Airways

Polynesian Airlines is negotiating with Fiji Airways as the government proceeds with its plan to revive Polynesian’s international operations.

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Minister of Revenue: Ti’alavea Tionisio Hunt.

Church rejects govt. tax plan

The nation’s biggest denomination, the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S), has rejected the plan by the government to tax church Ministers. The decision was reached during the Church’s annual conference, which ended on Friday. 

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The Queensland Reds team has touched ground in Samoa, early this morning.

Reds touchdown in Samoa

The Queensland Reds rugby team touched down in Samoa, early this morning. The inaugural Super Rugby game to be played at Apia Park on Friday evening, will see the Australians up against the Auckland Blues who will arrive on Thursday afternoon.

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DONATION TO LOTO TAUMAFAI SOCIETY: C.E.O, Leata’a Devoe, Mataafa Saeni Leatupue, Solomona Lio, Mai Kohno and Fa’amatuainu Atapana Vaa.

Happy 25th birthday, Betham Brothers Enterprises!

Betham Brothers Enterprises (B.B.E) celebrated their 25th years of service to Samoa by giving back to their customers and supporting societies such as Nuanua o le Alofa, Disability Advocacy Organization in Samoa and Loto Taumafai Society. 

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Think a Minute

The juggler

Think a minute…There was a young man who moved from his home in Italy to live in America. He studied juggling and soon became famous all over the world. Later in his life, after years of success as a juggler and performer, he decided to return home to Italy and retire.


WELCOME TO SAMOA: LIFE CON Explosion welcomes former Miss Samoa and Miss South Pacific, Janine Tuivaiti to Samoa.

Beyond treatment

Nothing holds more true for someone like myself than an old saying, Time is not measured by clocks, but by moments.

Between the Lines


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

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