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FISHING FOR A LIVING: Saula Atina’e and his daughter Ula from Sali’oa Fasito’o uta.

Fishing is all I have to support my family

Fishing is an important activity for our community because there are thousands of people who are making a living from it. 

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WORKING TOWARDS A BETTER LIFE: Ieti Amina from Levi Sale’imoa.

Be patient. Good things take time

Rome wasn’t built in a day. So you can’t expect to create great things in a short period of time. 

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DESTINED TO WORK THE LAND: Jeffery Lilomaiava, 56, of Safune Savai’i and Tuana’i.

Farmer harbours no regrets

It was not an easy decision for Jeffery Lilomaiava to move to his farm at Tuana’i-uta where he lives alone.

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FISHING IS A LIFESTYLE: Teni Laumoli selling his catch yesterday.

Fisherman tells his story

God is so good. He prepares everything for his children. That includes the abundance of fish in the sea, according to fisherman Teni Laumoli. The man with roots in Magiagi and Saleimoa said he is grateful everyday that there is always fish to catch.

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MONTHLY MEETING: S.C.C.I Vice-President Jennifer Fruean, Samoa Breweries National Sales Manager Aumua George Avia, Regulator Lefaoalii Unutoa Fonoti and S.C.C.I C.E.O, Lemauga Hobart Vaai.

Vailima and electricity prices on the agenda at Chamber

The Samoa Chamber of Commerce held its monthly members’ meeting on Monday at the Samoa Breweries Headquarters at Vaitele. 

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TARO MOVES: Fonoti Dr. Lafitai Fuatai. Minister La’auli Leuatea Schmidt and Joe Galuvao at the launch.

Govt. urges community to support frozen taro drive

Local Samoan communities in New Zealand and Australia have been urged to support products from Samoa by purchasing fresh taro and a range of new frozen products launched last week at Fale o Samoa in Mangere, Auckland.

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Airport emergency ready

Emergency workers are a lot better prepared to deal with an emergency landing at Faleolo – should it arise – following an emergency drill yesterday. The drill at the Faleolo International Airport focused on the scenario involving an emergency landing.

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BLAME THE COACH: P.M. Tuilaepa says it is natural for people to blame the coach when things go wrong.

Coach gets P.M.’s sympathy

Prime Minister and the Chairman of the Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U), Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, is standing by under-sieged coach of the losing Manu Samoa team, Namulauulu Alama Ieremia.

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Satiu Simativa Perese.

Lawyer files counter appeal in case against Mauga

Independent Prosecutor, Satiu Simativa Perese, hired by the Attorney General’s Office, has filed a counter appeal in the case of the former Director of the National Prosecution Office (N.P.O), Mauga Precious Chang. 

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IN COURT: Keji Li with his lawyer, Leota Raymond Schuster, outside Court.

Court hears details of deadly collision

The Supreme Court heard firsthand of events during the fatal car crash at Puipa’a where a vehicle driven by a Chinese man exploded when it slammed into a bus, killing an elderly man. 

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The incident was confirmed by Acting Assistant Police Commissioner, Sala’a Moananu Sala’a, yesterday.

Man stabs wife in public

A mother is fighting for her life at the Moto’otua Hospital after her husband allegedly stabbed her on the chest multiple times in public. What’s worse is that the alleged stabbing happened while their children looked on is sheer horror in broad daylight.

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Thank you, Samoa!

Samoa: Today, Filifilia and I stand before you, to greet you on this new morning in our lives. It is also a new morning in the history of Samoa. We salute you for the great honour that you have done us throughout the last ten years.

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Head of State delivers farewell address

The outgoing Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, has delivered his final address to the nation. His Highness recorded his farewell message at TV3 Taufusi where he acknowledged the country for their support during the past 10 years.

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THE WORLD CUP CHALLANGE: The Cup poses as an encouragement for the Manu Samoa fans who are disappointed that the Samoan national team have still not qualified for the Rugby World Cup.

Samoans embrace the Webb Ellis Trophy

For many fans, they had the chance to get up close with the famous Webb Ellis Trophy in Apia last week.

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KEEPING THINGS CLEAN: Aiga Pinati, 47, of Vaiusu and Salelesi.

Father clings to hope he will see his children again

Aiga Pinati of Salelesi is a contented man. Having moved to Vaiusu for personal reasons, he caught up with the Village Voice yesterday where he shared a few things about his life.

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FARMING LIFE: Ionatana Molia of Se’ese’e, Lepea and Fagalii.

Farming lifestyle success

Farming and agriculture is essential to the development of Samoa. It is important because it provides food and jobs for our people considering the current state of our economy.

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BACK HOME: Seumanu Tili, 66 of Vaiusu and Tapatapaõ.

Home is where the heart is

You can take a man from the village but you can never completely remove the village from a man.

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A HARD WORKING FARMER: Sa’ena Mulitalo Tialino Penaia, 72 years old from the village of Tuana’i.

Sa’ena highlights the importance of farming

Farmers in the villages need incentives so they can develop their farms and in return give back to their families and communities. Such incentives include funding and technical expertise.

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HEART IN SAMOA: Marcia Cruz from California, U.S.A.

From California U.S.A., Marcia says Samoa is home

Marcia Cruz from California, U.S, has always loved Samoa. And so she returned to paradise for a couple of days to enjoy the sun, beaches and the beautiful culture this country offers.

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OVERWHELMED WITH BEAUTIFUL SAMOA: Daniel Danielson.

Samoa, a special place for Danielson

Great place, friendly people and beautiful tropical weather. Those qualities guarantee that Daniel Danielson of Hawaii will return to Samoa.

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Think a Minute

Cease-fire

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.

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Minister La’auli Leuatea Schmidt.

Such partnership is essential

Did the Minister of Agriculture just realize that it is “essential” for both to work together?

Between the Lines

Between The Lines

7 QUESTIONS THAT ARE KEEPING US AWAKE 1. So come July 26, the day after the current Tui Atua is no longer the Head of State, is he still His Highness? 2. After being addressed as His Highness for 10 years, what new honorific if any, will he be known by?

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