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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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OUTOU MAMA NA: Their Highnesses Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi and Filifilia Tamasese with the Manu Samoa.

Head of State gives blessings

“Unity is strength.” That was the message from the Head of State, His Highness, Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, to the Manu Samoa ahead of their match with Wales tonight. The team visited the Head of State and received his blessings at Tuaefu yesterday.

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HELP ME WITH A JOB: Taua Linopati of Faleula and Palauli Savai’i.

Father shares his struggles

Being a father is one of the hardest jobs in the world. It comes with lots of responsibilities.

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FATHER OF ONE: Ulupano Folau, 27, of Faleula and Leauva’a.

Job hunting: I can work and I will do my best

Ulupano Folau, 27, from the village of Leauva’a and Faleula is not shy to admit it. One of the biggest challenges in his life is the lack of money.

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Maletina Asia of Faleula and Asau filled with joy for her brother Akuino Folau’s blessing.

Job brings joy to family

The greatest contentment is seeing your family find success.

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Chairman of the Samoa Rugby Union and  Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi Said Prime Minister Tuilaepa.

P.M. appeals for Manu Samoa

In his capacity as Chairman of the Samoa Rugby Union, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi has issued a public appeal for Samoans worldwide to remain true to their faith by supporting the country’s Manu Samoa.

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MAKING MONEY: Mikaele Viliamu, from Taga, Savai’i.

Father makes good money from selling ie lavalava

“No pain, no gain.” 

So says 23-year-old Mikaele Viliamu from Taga, Savaii.

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IMMIGRATION MATTERS: Officials at the Immigration conference taking place in Apia this week.

Increased regional mobility for business sector discussed

The role of immigration on labour is the focus of a Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (P.I.F.S) workshop at this week’s Secretariat of the Pacific Immigration Directors Conference (P.I.D.C) in Samoa.

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THANK YOU SO MUCH: Talalelei Tavita Ripley, Netball Samoa Coach Lee Watson Edwards and a representative of the bank Siai Maiava.

Donation boosts preparations for Netball Youth World Cup

The Samoa Commercial Bank (S.C.B) has done it again. This time, they have donated $10,000 to Netball Samoa.

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Think a Minute

What women want

Think a minute…One of man’s greatest challenges is to understand women. The problem: “By the time a man can read a woman like a book, he needs eyeglasses.” Or as one husband said, “There are two ways to handle a woman—and nobody knows either of them.” So what do women want?

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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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