The winning catch of the day caught by Darren Moore of Team Yellowfin.

Catch of the Day

The tide was definitely in Darren Moore’s favour once more. On Day 3, Darren reeled in a 207.6kg Blue Marlin. Moore is part of Team Yellowfin with the boat’s skipper, Roy Lee.

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… it is highly likely that while a bilingual policy is in place, the majority of teaching and learning goes on in Samoan.

Bilingual policy not practiced

“Poor implementation of the bilingual policy has affected student literacy and numeracy in English. The current bilingual policy that prioritizes Samoan as the language of instruction in primary levels also calls for the integration of English instruction as students’ progress through school.” 

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The motion was made in court on Wednesday this week by prosecutor Lucy Sio in the criminal case against, Talamua Naotala who is charged with theft as a servant.

Judge refuses to accept affidavit

The motion was made in court on Wednesday this week by prosecutor Lucy Sio in the criminal case against, Talamua Naotala who is charged with theft as a servant.

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BE IN TO WIN! Samoa Observer sports reporter, Sina Filifilia Sevaaetasi with the boxes that will be at Eveni Pacific and the Samoa Observer town office today  in readiness for your entries in the ‘Clash of the Colours’ competition.

First Super Rugby clash in Samoa

It’s a first! To celebrate the inaugural Super Rugby game to be played in Samoa, the Samoa Observer has launched a competition for some lucky rugby fans. And there are other firsts to be celebrated on the 2nd of June match.

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JOB SEEKING: Samu Galuega of Faleata and Vaitele.

I just want to find a job “that’s all”

For Samu Galuega, 20, from the village of Faleata and Vaitele one of the biggest issues he faces right now is a lack of money.

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Savea Lagomalu of Moamoa.

A father’s role is vital

Being the head of the family is never easy. You need to provide all the needs of every member of your family. 

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Maligi Aoao from the village of Tanumapua.

Live life with what you have

After speaking to the Village Voice yesterday, it is clear that Maligi Aoao is not only a hardworking farmer, but a positive one.

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S.P.T.O. Board Chair, Papalii Matatamalii Sonja Hunter (right) and G.I.Z. Programme Director, Dr. Wulf Killmann with the signed M.O.U.

Pacific tourism signs energy deal

The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (S.P.T.O) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (G.I.Z.) GmbH will enter into a partnership to collaborate on strengthening tourism in the Pacific region.  

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Samoa Game Fishing

Monday’s catches at Samoa Game Fishing

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi sent the anglers of the 2017 Samoa International Game Fishing Tournament on their way on Monday.

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SECOND CHANCE: A returnee sharing his story.

Working towards a safe, stable Samoa

The Samoa Returnees Charitable Trust has been extremely busy of late. The Returnees Trust  is in the midst of running  their Second Chances Counselling Workshop.  

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Minister of Communication, Afamasaga Rico Tupa’i and Tuvalu Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Maatia Toafa.

Tuvalu’s Deputy P.M. on fact finding mission

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Economic Planning of Tuvalu, Maatia Toafa, is in the country.

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SADLY MISSED: Mrs. Palepa Gabriel Lucky!

Mrs. Gabriel's Pre-School mourns her passing

Mrs. Palepa Gabriel Lucky, a retired teacher and principal of the school named after her, Mrs Gabriel’s Pre-School passed away peacefully yesterday morning.

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Members of the Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber look at Internet evolution

A large group of members attended the monthly Chamber of Commerce meeting on Monday evening hosted by Digicel at the Hotel Tanoa Tusitala.

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GUILTY VERDICT: Businessman Ututa’aloga Charlie Ulia has been found guilty on all three criminal charges.

Businessman found guilty of assault and insulting words

Businessman Ututa’aloga Charlie Ulia has been found guilty of three criminal charges.

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Soraya May landed a whopping 218.4kg marlin.

Soraya hooks monster marlin

CATCH OF THE TOURNAMENT: Whatever men can do, women can do a lot better. And in this case, it is Soraya May’s catch of the day on 3rd day of the Samoa International Game Fishing Tournament.

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Pālemia: Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi of Samoa, A Memoir.

P.M.’s Memoir coming soon

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi is set to release his memoir recounting his experiences as one of the most powerful men in Samoa and the Pacific.

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ALL SMILES: Old and new members of Y.W.C.A at the Traveller’s Point Hotel

Strategic partnership forged

A strategic partnership was forged when the Young Women Christian Association (Y.W.C.A) Samoa hosted a fun and energetic Fana LEE Zumba session last Saturday at Travellers Point Hotel. 

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Pauli Prince Suhren.

New S.N.P.F. chief puts people first

The new Chief Executive Officer of the Samoa National Provident Fund, Pauli Prince Suhren already has a strategy set out to achieve his goals in his first three-year term.

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LIVE AND WORK TOGETHER: Siaki Maifiti wants peace and happiness for everyone.

Siaki calls for teamwork

“There’s no teamwork after all. They just do what they want but they don’t know they are affecting other people.” - Siaki Mafiti

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Father with full of love for his children: Anitele’a Tyrell of Faleula.

Anitelea’s inspiration to work

“We all have different purposes in life but all we need to do is to find out what our purposes are and work hard.” - Anitele’a Tyrell

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Think a Minute


Think a minute.In June, 1969, the countries of Honduras and El Salvador declared war against each other. Until then, these two neighboring nations in Central America had been like close cousins.


ANZAC: Lest we forget!

Today, 25 April 2017, marks 102 years since the landing of thousands of Australian and New Zealand troops on the shores of Gallipoli and the birth of the term ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps).

Between the Lines


ALL PUBLICITY IS GOOD PUBLICITY It was wonderful to see instant and very positive feedback to the ‘Clash of the Colours’ promotion of the Blues-Reds rugby game on the evening of June 2 at Apia Park.

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