Living with ghosts

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

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SAMOA’S LEADER: Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi with Manamea Apelu-Schwalger.

My moment with our beloved P.M. Tuilaepa

Ernest Hemingway once said, the world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are very strong at the broken places. I for one have much to say about being broken, and yes I agree, it has given me strength, inner strength if anything.

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Manu Samoa’s post mortem begins

“They weren’t very honest about their situation. They came to play the All Blacks, and then they said they had to return. It is very disappointing for the coach” – Faleomavaega Vincent Fepulea’i

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Minister La’auli Leuatea Schmidt.

Such partnership is essential

Did the Minister of Agriculture just realize that it is “essential” for both to work together?

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Family Safety Research Report

I am pleased to be part of the launch this morning of the Family Safety Research Report. For one thing I am grateful for the research and I wish to congratulate all involved.

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Because of you, Lani

White sea birds call us to silence And the sea reaches down into the starless skies of Pulotu

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Our Dirty Dilemma

We use so much and save so little; that is the culture that we have adopted. It is a spendthrift and greedy one and it is taking a toll on our environment. We buy and consume so much, only to throw away even more.

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Tuilagi Seiuli Allan


Charmina Saili was doing the Samoa peer review for the Pacific leaders and she needed a sogaimiti to take photos of for the Samoa Peer Review report.

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To An Oceanic Artist-Gone Too Soon

Ua maliliu toa Ua maumau ai auupega o le taua

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we wait in the dark hoping the new moon

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Who will remember the lagoon at Sataua In the light of Aniva and the rising of the Matali’i?

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Moana’s Extravaganza Dancer

Dream chaser, is as we remember you and your gifts, Sudden and swift, you are gone from our sight

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Allan - A tribute to Tuilagi Seiuli Allan Alo

Allan I thank God for the gift of you The larger than the Pacific ocean brighter than planet Venus

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SADLY MISSED: Tuilagi Seiuli Allan Alo.

He dared to follow his dream

On Tuesday 27th June one day before his birthday Tuilagi Seuili Allan Alo lost his battle with an aggressive form of lung cancer.

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Sex scandals and the Catholic Church

As I watched the repeat of NZ TVONE News Friday morning, the sex abuse charges against Cardinal George Pell of Australia was the leading news. No question may be in all media outlet throughout the world. And the reason is obvious.

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About coconut oil and seasonal workers

There is no question in anybody’s mind, here in Samoa, that our coconut oil is king. Why? Because coconut trees are everywhere and anybody, who can climb a tree, can enjoy a nice coconut water drink for free.

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Driving sustainable business growth, recognising excellence

Welcome to the opening of the Small Business Enterprise Centre’s Trade Fair and Business Awards, it is a pleasure to have you all and thank you for availing your valuable time this morning.

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LOVING SAMOA: Emily Dunn from England has spent the past five weeks with the Samoa Observer.

The summer of a lifetime: My unforgettable experience of Samoa

At the risk of sounding cliché, five weeks ago I could never have imagined the opportunities and incredible experiences that coming to Samoa would give me.

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Spare change?

Change is inevitable. It is encouraged, but often unwanted. You may embrace it or you may hate it, but the fact still remains that you have to and will continue to undergo the wonders of change.

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Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi Address to officially  open the 20th Pacific  Immigration Directors Conference;  Taumesina Island Resort

Samoa commits to address security challenges

I welcome you all to our shores for the 20th Pacific Immigration Directors Conference.

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It’s a positive step but caution should still be exercised

The signing of an agreement between Polynesian Airlines and Fiji Airways on Monday is a positive step towards reviving the fortunes of Polynesian Airlines as a full international airline.

Letters to the Editor

What a surprise?

Dear Editor It is very surprising to find out that a former A.C.E.O. who had been forced to resign because of his abusive and corrupt system used in managing the division he ran has now been recruited to a high profile global organization task force.

Street Talk

Tina Vaipua

Should the P.M.’s term be limited?

Do you think there should be a limit on the number of terms for the Prime Minister? The question has surfaced following the government’s decision to change the Head of State after two terms in office. Deidre Fanene asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

Think a Minute

Benefits of bonding

Think a minute...Scientific studies have shown that much of our world’s anger and violence comes from people who do not have close, caring relationships. It is a simple fact of life: “Everybody needs somebody.” Close, true friendships make our life successful and satisfying in all kinds of ways.

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?

Sunday Reading

WATER POWER TOP-UP INITIATIVE: The Prime Minister's response confirms that the government will keep the best interest of the country and may revisit the initiative.

Govt. receptive to Water Power System

Government has taken on board suggestions for a Water Power top-up initiative identical to the Cash Power top-up for electricity.

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