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Not for the Mosi: Taula changing the game with the latest technology.

Taula revolutionises beer experience

Let’s introduce you to a new term. Reverse tap.

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FUTURE WEIGHTLIFTERS:  Kids at Vaiala Beach School showing the Olympic Weightlifter their strong muscles!

Samoa’s heroine honours her promise to schools

Samoa’s Olympic heroine, Ele Opeloge,  has made good on her promise to visit those who have given to her.

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SCIENCE ON THE AGENDA: Participants at the meeting being held in Samoa this week about Science and Science Policies for the S.D.Gs in the Pacific.

Samoa hosts Science policy dialogue

Samoa is this week hosting a two-day Dialogue on Science and Science Policy for the Sustainable Development Goals in the Pacific S.I.D.S.

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HELPING HAND: Peseta Kasiano Ioane, Brother Bryan Stayaway and Mataia Vensell Margraff.

Marist Old Pupils help with teachers’ salaries

Marist Brothers’ Old Pupils Association (M.B.O.P.A) President, Peseta Kasiano Ioane, with Secretary Mataia Vensell Margraff presented a cheque for $40,000 to the Principal of Marist Brothers’ School Mulivai, Brother Siaosi Ioane, on Monday.

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Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi.

P.M. talks up Parker’s title defense in Samoa

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi is not ruling out the possibility for Samoa to host Lupesoli’ai La’aulialemalietoa Joseph Paker’s world title defense against Hugie Fury in May.

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HAPPY TO HELP: Mauga Dr. Harlich H. Stavemann at his residence in Vaoala.

Good Samaritan puzzled by delay

A fully furnished, well-equipped Mercedes Ambulance with medical supplies that could be helping residents of Savai’i who live near the Sataua District Hospital remains stuck in Apia.

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Afamasaga Rico Tupai.

Govt. moves to correct reports

The government has rejected reports that the Apia Wharf is likely to close for the installation of the Tui Samoa Cable. Yesterday, the Office of the Press Secretariat issued a statement quoting the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Afamasaga Rico Tupai, to refute the reports. The statement is published below verbatim:

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A SAD STORY: Aveave Sio from the village of Letogo is looking after her grandchildren now as her daughter is in jail. Pictured here are five out of her nine grandchildren, the youngest is in jail with the mother, he is only two-months old.

Mother and baby in custody over debt

A young mother and her two-month-old baby are in custody at Tafa’igata Prison after she failed to repay $1,147 she borrowed from another couple.

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GOING TO JAIL: Faasaomoataeao Tausagi  (facing the camera) saying goodbye to his family, he was sentenced yesterday.

Unlicensed bus driver jailed for manslaughter

The driver of the Queen Patsy bus, which crashed on Cross Island Road, resulting in the death of one of the passengers two days after, did not have a valid license when the accident happened.

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WATER HELP NEEDED: Elaine Iopu.

Desperate for water and job

A day without water is hard. So try living without it for several days.

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PLANTATION MAN: Ieremia Fareni of Malie.

Love what you do and it will change your attitude

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. 

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PEACEFUL AND JOYFUL ALWAYS: Teni Leu of Malie.

Peace and joy despite the tough circumstances

Money or no money, if you have peace, joy and love in your heart, God will take care of the rest.

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FocusED on her children’S FUTURE: Folole Malomaua.

Mother prioritises children’s future

Children are the future of our families and I think we should prioritise them. 

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Kerriemoana Punivalu, Sala Stella Siale – Vaea Tangitau, Rosemary Esera and June Langton.

Women contest key sporting roles

The Samoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee* (S.A.S.N.O.C) is holding its Annual General Meeting (A.G.M) today at 5pm. 

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Olympic medallist, Ele Opeloge, stopped by the Samoa Observer headquarters yesterday for a short visit.

Samoa’s Olympic heroine visits

THANK YOU: Olympic medallist, Ele Opeloge, stopped by the Samoa Observer headquarters yesterday for a short visit.

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TALKING HUMAN RIGHTS: The participants of the half day workshop held at Hotel Elisa yesterday.

Human rights on the agenda

The relationship between civil society and the government to meet Samoa’s human rights obligations was on the discussion table yesterday.

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Ready to  Assist:  a few of many staffers ready to help improve your shopping experience.

New shopping experience at Si’usega

The newest outlet of the Farmer Joe Supermarket opened at Siusega for business yesterday.  

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HELPING HAND: President of Samoa Weightlifting Federation, Tuaopepe Jerry Wallwork with Ah Liki’s General Manager,  Asiata Alex Brunt and Ele Opeloge and fellow weightlifters.

Ah Liki lifts burden off weightlifting

Samoa’s only Olympic medal-producing sport, weightlifting, has received a much-needed financial boost.  

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WHARF CLOSURE: P.M. Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s government has come under fire from unhappy members of the business community.

Wharf closure could spell ‘economic disaster’

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s government has come under fire from unhappy members of the business community over the likely closure of the Matautu Wharf to allow the installation of the Tui Samoa Internet Cable.

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TAX VIEWS: Chairman of the Samoa National Council of Churches, Deacon Kasiano Le’aupepe and Minister for Revenue, Tionisio Hunt Tialavea John Hunt.

Church cautions Govt.

The Chairman of the Samoa National Council of Churches, Deacon Kasiano Le’aupepe, has cautioned the government over its plan to tax the offerings received by members of the clergy.

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Think a Minute

Trophies or trash

Think a minute…Recently a successful, famous man told about a surprising gift he received in the mail. It was from his old high school. When he was a teenager his love and passion was tennis.

Columns

Recruitment of A.C.E.Os should be left to professional interviewer

I read with interest the plan by the P.M. and Cabinet to appoint the A.C.E.Os.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

JUST CURIOUS A friend of BTL was looking through the coaching staff for the Samoa A team that’s in Fiji right now.

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