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Some of the winners of Digicel’s Top up and Win promotion

Customers keep winning with Digicel

Seven weeks into its Top Up and Win promotion, over 400 Digicel customers have been rewarded with weekly prizes of $1,000 and Huawei Tablets as well as daily prizes of $200 phone credit. 

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ON HIS WAY TO THE SEA: Kenose Saofa’i, 67,of Lauli’i with his grandson.

A fisherman and a father

There is no denying that fathers have an important role and must work hard. 

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KEEP GOING: Tomasi Tuiala, 52, of Saoluafata.

The simple life of Samoa

Life in Samoa is simple. Everything is free – if you work hard. 

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WHERE ARE THE CHANGES?: Mesepa Seiuli from the village of Manunu.

A mother speaks out

People say that there are a lot of changes in Samoa.

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START THEM ON THE RIGHT PATH WHILE YOUNG: Nameri Lusiano from Manunu with his daughter .

Teach your children and spend time with them

Teach your children the life they should live because you’re all they have.

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COASTAL WALKS: Scotsman Tommy Robertson explores the island by foot!

Food lover’s paradise: Samoa’s vibrant restaurants are a hit

Tommy Robertson, aged 62, is originally from Scotland, and now lives in New Zealand. 

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TRIP TO THE MOVIES: Steven and Vanessa Smith from Brisbane, Australia visit the Apollo Cinema in Apia.

Couple’s unforgettable Samoan experience

Steven and Vanessa Smith, both in their 50’s, have come to enjoy a three-week stay in Samoa. 

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CHASING WATERFALLS: Shoshana Robbins from Illinois visits Sopoaga Falls.

Sopoaga Falls simply breath-taking

Always searching for the next excursion, traveller Shoshana Robbins, aged 20 from Illinois, North America, chose Samoa as her latest destination.  

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Father Talipope Tuala and his siblings.

Priesthood milestone at Leauva’a

The family of Father Talipope Tuala of Leauvaa celebrated a milestone this week. The occasion was the 25th year anniversary since he became a priest of the Catholic Congregation.

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According to the Acting Assistant Commissioner, Sala’a Moananu Sale, the accused was travelling with the victim on one of the buses coming from Apia to the village.

Two more cases of attempted rape reported

Two cases of attempted rape have been reported to the police. The alleged incidents occurred at different places.

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GRATEFUL AS EVER: Tu’ugatiti Leauanae, Fesolai Va’aiga Tuigamala, C.E.O Tualatamailelagi Siaki Tuala and Papali’i Poloa.

Boxing gets $5,000 jab

The Samoa Amateur Boxing Association’s (S.A.B.A) preparations for the Oceania Championships received a $5,000 injection thanks to the Gambling Control Authority, T.A.B and Samoa National Sports Lotto. 

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NEW OFFICE: Officials at the launch in Apia on Wednesday evening.

P.I.D.C. opens its Apia Office

“Unless the Lord builds the house, they who build it would labor in vain.” So reminded the Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Agafili Tomaimano Shem Leo, on Wednesday.

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The police in Savai’i conducted a search for the 64-year-old from Saturday until today but unfortunately they still haven’t found him.

Police search for missing 64-year-old

The family of 64-year-old, Lemaota Mataese, of Tafua, Savai’i is still searching for his whereabouts.

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Misiluki CEO and Founder Lufilufi Rasmussen is launching her natural skincare range in Australia this week.

Misiluki natural skincare launches in Australia

Samoa’s Misiluki skincare is staging another international launch – this time in Sydney, Australia.

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Vaimauga East Sulamanaia Fetaia’i Tuivasa and Minister Laauli Leauatea Polata’ivao.

M.P. queries nofotane project

Member of Parliament for Vaimauga East, Sulamanaia Fetaia’i Tuivasa, has questioned the “Nofotane project.” “This is one project that our county does not support,” he said. He made the comment in Parliament during its session this week.

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Mike Baukes.

Samoan tech expert alarmed by leaked voter data

A leading Samoan technology expert, Mike Baukes, has raised concerns about a data trove owned by the America’s Republican National Committee (R.N.C) containing personal details of nearly every registered voter in the United States which was left unsecured for nearly two weeks.

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Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil.

Police nab alleged schemer

A 33-year-old Romanian man has been arrested for allegedly scheming money from one of the local banks. The arrest was confirmed by the Police Commissioner, Fuiavailili Egon Keil, yesterday. The man’s name is withheld.

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AIMING HIGH: Captain David Lemi.

Small man carries hopes of a nation

He’s a small man with a big heart. And tonight at Apia Park, David Lemi, will need to summon every bit of courage he has in his small frame when he leads the Manu Samoa against Wales in a test match where his team needs to win.

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$7.5million agriculture project

Nine agricultural experts from China are in Samoa to implement Phase four of the China-Samoa Intergovernmental Agricultural Technical Cooperation Project. They consolidate on Chinese advanced planting and processing technologies of vegetables and fruits in the next three years.

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SMILING ASSASIN: Faifili Levave.

Super sub ready to go

Senior Manu Samoa player, Faifili Levave, is confident his team have done the hard yards needed to win tonight.

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Think a Minute

Your mind is a terrible thing to waste

Think a minute…Have you heard this expression, “It’s raining cats and dogs?” It was started in Europe in the 1500’s when many European houses had thatched roofs made from straw. At night time the animals would climb up on the roof to stay warm, including cats, dogs, and other small animals.

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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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BETWEEN THE LINES

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