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ACCESS TO MORE OPPORTUNITIES: Chief Executive Officer of A.T.H Ivan Fong with the Chief Executive Officer of U.T.O.S.Sa’u Justina Sa’u signing a deal with the Fiji Company.

Govt. investment arm signs deal with Fiji company

The Unit Trust of Samoa (U.T.O.S.) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Fiji company, Amalgamated Telecom Holdings (A.T.H.). Signed in Apia on Friday, the  Chief Executive Officer of U.T.O.S., Sa’u Justina Sa’u said the M.O.U. is a step in the right direction for Samoa.

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According to the Acting Assistant Commissioner, Sala’a Moananu Sala’a, the mother of the victim has lodged a complaint with the Police.

Parents urged to be alert in looking after girls

The Police are asking members of the public – especially parents – to take extra care to ensure their children are picked up from school. The call comes after a 14-year-old girl was picked up by a stranger who took her to a hotel and raped her there.

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The driver is 58-years-old and he drove into a parked taxi, luckily no one was in the taxi.

Drunk driver crashes into parked taxi

A two-car crash stalled traffic on both lanes in town on Friday night. Acting Assistant Commissioner, Sala’a Moananu Sale, confirmed the driver was under the influence of alcohol. “The driver is 58-years-old and he drove into a parked taxi, luckily no one was in the taxi,” he said. 

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HAPPY TO BE GOING HOME: Pili Lualu, 42 of Savaia Lefaga.

Tired farmer spends four nights selling taro

Earning money means sacrifices. For Pili Lualu, of Savaia Lefaga, it means four nights away from his family.

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The Village Voice caught up with Etisone while helping his family to sell coconuts.

Future Accountant hones skills selling coconuts

Student Johnny Etisone Tuāfono from Matautu, Lefaga doesn’t want to waste time.

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KEEP WORKING: 84-year-old mother and grandmother, Maota Lopati.

Elderly mother shares her views

Life is tough. But it is meant to be that way to challenge us to get better.

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TANOA IS IMPRESSIVE: David Mather.

Welsh super fan loving Samoa

Welsh super fan, David Mather, aged 53, has crossed the world to watch his home country play at Apia Park. 

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$20 a basket of taro.

Young man proud of what he does

Meet Charlie Eti. The 20-year-old hails from the village of Matautu Lefaga. When the Village Voice team caught up with him, he was selling taro. “I work hard to develop our plantation,” he told the Village Voice.

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HONORARY LOCALS: Siena and Brett Morrisey embrace the relaxed way of life in Samoa.

Australian couple embrace culture

Travelling from Northern Australia, couple Brett and Siena Morrisey, both aged 49, have fully embraced their time on the island. 

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HAPPY IN SAMOA: Janus Juul at his new home in sunny Samoa.

‘Great place with friendly people’

Learning from the best of Samoa, Physio Therapist Janus is loving his working holiday

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LEADERS IN THE MAKING: Students taking part in the programme.

Programme develops young female leaders

A programme to develop leadership skills among girls in secondary schools has been launched.

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TALKING ISSUES: Participants of the Civil Society Forum at Hotel Millenia Samoa at Sogi.

Civil Society Forum tackles the issues

The Samoa Umbrella for Non-Governmental Organization (S.U.N.G.O.) delved into the challenging issues of today during a forum for the Civil Society this week.

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REST IN LOVE SU'A: Police Officers carrying Su'a Muliaga's coffin to be laid at rest at his home.

Farewell, Su’a Muliaga Tiumalu!

The life of a father, a dedicated policeman and a matai who served his village, family and country well was celebrated yesterday. 

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Faumuina Tiatia Liuga.

Ex-Minister objects to street vendors plan

A former Cabinet Minister has strongly objected to a government plan by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour to put an end to street vendors. Former Minister of Finance, Faumuina Tiatia Liuga, voiced his objection in Parliament this week during the debate of the 2017-2018 Budget.

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Women fight infront of S.N.P.F. Plaza

One more video of a fight involving three or four women in Apia has emerged. It is making rounds on social media.

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Some of the winners of Digicel’s Top up and Win promotion

Customers keep winning with Digicel

Seven weeks into its Top Up and Win promotion, over 400 Digicel customers have been rewarded with weekly prizes of $1,000 and Huawei Tablets as well as daily prizes of $200 phone credit. 

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ON HIS WAY TO THE SEA: Kenose Saofa’i, 67,of Lauli’i with his grandson.

A fisherman and a father

There is no denying that fathers have an important role and must work hard. 

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KEEP GOING: Tomasi Tuiala, 52, of Saoluafata.

The simple life of Samoa

Life in Samoa is simple. Everything is free – if you work hard. 

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WHERE ARE THE CHANGES?: Mesepa Seiuli from the village of Manunu.

A mother speaks out

People say that there are a lot of changes in Samoa.

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START THEM ON THE RIGHT PATH WHILE YOUNG: Nameri Lusiano from Manunu with his daughter .

Teach your children and spend time with them

Teach your children the life they should live because you’re all they have.

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Think a Minute

Successful business plan (Part 2)

Think a minute…”The reason some people are successful is that they put their plan and work together for a plan that truly works.” Yesterday we started a plan for success both in our job and career, as well as in our personal life, so today we will complete the course.

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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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