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CONGRATULATIONS: Mr. and Mrs. Hill.

Wedding smiles for Richeward and Talahiva

Love was in the air at Si’usega yesterday and there was no hiding the fact from the faces of loved up duo, Richeward Hill and Talahiva Samaria Chan Mow.

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Team Razzee: Excited for the great week ahead.

Anglers set to tackle Samoa high seas

The anglers are ready, the weather is looking great and now it’s just a matter of the gunshot start and they’re away.

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AT THE LAUNCH OF THE BOOK

New book revisits history of Germany in Samoa

A book about the history of Germans in Samoa before independence was launched at the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum on Friday night.

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WORKING HAND IN HAND: Mike Mahendra, Verona Parker and Luatua Setefano.

Bringing you Parker’s next fight

The upcoming Lupesoliai Joseph Parker world title defense fight against Hughie Fury is coming to a TV3 near you thanks to Taula Beverages.

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Speaking to the Sunday Samoan, the woman who prefers to be known only as “Stoira” strongly denied that she is the face behind Samoa’s “most wanted blogger.”

Accused woman breaks her silence

A woman who was wrongfully arrested by the Police and detained for five days over the manhunt for “Ole Palemia” has broken her silence about the ordeal.

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Two Police officers arrived with the warrant and met with the Editor.

Police execute search warrant of Samoa Observer

It was part of their investigation to track down the person who has been making what they claim as “defamatory” statements against a woman who claims to be carrying the marks of Jesus Christ’s suffering and her family.

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FALEATA HIGH CHIEFS: Mata’ia Lynn Netzler with high chiefs of Faleata.

Vaitele celebrate Matai’a title

It’s official. Businesswoman Lynn Netzler is a legitimate holder of the Matai’a chiefly title at Vaitele. Yesterday, Matai’a’s family and the village of Vaitele marked the occasion with a grand ceremony. 

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WRONG TERMINOLOGY BUT CORRECT DECISION: Assistant Commissioner of Samoa Prisons and Correction Services, Ulugia Sauafea Aumua, said the use of termination is unfortunate by they stand by their decision to let her go.

Woman disputes her “termination” letter

A former employee of Samoa Prisons and Correction Services has expressed disgust at the way her services were “terminated” when she reached the retirement age of 55.

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WE NEED TO NURTURE CHILDREN RIGHT: Sikoti Elui of Siusega

Teach the children and their future will be bright

“I believe in parents passing down these lessons so the children can succeed. Lead them and teach them about how hard life is and they will know what to do.” - Sikoti Elui

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With honest and hard work you will succeed: Sipa Fata of Afega.

Just don’t give up!

That’s the advice from Sipa Fata, 45 – year - old from the village of Afega when the Village Voice caught up with him while he was at work. 

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Lolisi Elisara from Salailua Savaii, Vaitele and Nuu.

From Savai’i and stepping out of his comfort zone

The youth being the future of their families and this country seems to be a topic that most people talk about.

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Tafu Siani from the village of Nu’u.

A humble request for a job

“It’s enough money to live by every day but I still want a job of my own because I don’t want to sit around and not doing anything to help in the development of my family." - Tafu Siani

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Minister, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, Former C.E.O. Suluimalo Amataga Penaia and New C.E.O. for M.N.R.E., Ulu Bismarck Crawley.

In with new out with old

The occasion was to allow them to bid farewell to the outgoing Chief Executive Officer, Suluimalo Amataga Penaia and welcome the new boss, Ulu Bismarck Tamati Crawley.

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LAUNCH: Samoa Seafarers Union at the Maritime School in Mulinu’u.

Samoa Seafarers Union launched

Samoa now has an official union for seafarers aptly named the Samoa Seafarers Union (S.S.U.).  

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GOLDEN EXPERIENCE PROMOTION: The Minister of Education, Sports and Culture, Loau Keneti Sio and the owner of Samoa Stationery and Books (S.S.A.B), Fiti Leung Wai, during the opening of their biggest S.S.A.B Golden Experience Trade Promotion yet.

Minister opens Golden Experience Trade Promo

The Minister of Education, Sports and Culture,Loau Keneti Sio, officially opened S.S.A.B.’s 3rd biennial Golden Experience Trade Promotion yesterday.

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Prime Minister: Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.

Deaths force govt. to reconsider

The death of two seasonal workers in New Zealand and Australia has forced the government to re-evaluate the requirements for people seeking work as part of the employment schemes.

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The 45-year-old male from a village in Vaimauga Sisifo is in custody.

Police probes attempted suicide

The Police are investigating an incident where a man who attempted to commit suicide leapt from the driver’s seat of a vehicle leaving his children inside as it was heading to crash. 

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Team Don-Bosco from Savai’i.

B.S.L. awards winners

The Netball season for four zones in Samoa has ended with a prizegiving held and sponsored by Business Systems Limited (B.S.L) yesterday.

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Reverend Afamasaga Mautofu Fuimaono, Minister of Tourism Sala Fata Pinati, and  Fagaivalu Kenrick Samu.

Forum brings Tourism Sector together

The Samoa Tourism Authority (S.T.A) hosted its annual Tourism Sector and Stakeholders Forum yesterday.  

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Dave Maybee and Peter Skandera.

Accoustic spirit bringing music to Poutasi Village

Acclaimed musicians Peter Skandera and Dave Maybee from Acoustic Spirit, New Zealand are in Samoa.

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Think a Minute

Above the law

Think a minute…Does a thief steal because he’s a thief? Or, is he a thief because he steals? Studies show that over 80% of criminals who have been in prison and then freed after serving their time are back in prison for the same crime in less than 1 year!

Columns

Moving on

Eyes closed Head on my pillow Mind racing

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

The righteous thing The Ministry of Revenue is not the most popular of government Ministries right now. That’s for sure.

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