TAKING THE INITIATIVE: Training unemployed nofotane women on livelihood skills in the Safata constituency.

Economic empowerment of women in Safata

“Taking the initiative” sums up the second livelihood training session for the economic empowerment of nofotane women at the Safata constituency. Centered at Fusi Safata, the training catered for women from Salamumu, Sa’anapu, Sataoa, Fusi and Tafitoala.

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'VAVE' AWARENESS PROGRAMME: Apolima Tai villagers attending Samoa Cancer Society presentations.

Cancer Society continues to deliver early detection messages

The Samoa Cancer Society conducted another ‘Vave’ awareness programme on the island of Apolima and the Sui o Nu’u last Wednesday.

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WINNER OF THE PRE-ANNIVERSARY PROMO IN APIA: Movita Ah Him with her mother and some of BSL Staff members.

Winners with Business Systems Limited

Two lucky winners from Upolu and Savai’i received two 40” flat screen television sets yesterday when Bussiness Systems Limited’s pre anniversary promo came to an end.

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Participants receiving certificates of completion.

China training ends on high note

Well all good things come to an end. It has been a long and adventurous journey in China. Following five weeks of unswerving lectures, practical workshops and field visits, participants have successfully completed the training on Paper Cutting and Traditional Folk Handicraft Production for Developing Countries 2017.

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Fa’afetai Aumua of Samusu.

The empowered Nofotane women series

As the livelihood training of nofotane women rolls out in village communities over the next 12 months, Samoa Victim Support Group, in partnership with U.N. Women Fund for Gender Equality, will share with you ‘The Empowered Nofotane Women Stories.’

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WATER POWER TOP-UP INITIATIVE: The Prime Minister's response confirms that the government will keep the best interest of the country and may revisit the initiative.

Govt. receptive to Water Power System

Government has taken on board suggestions for a Water Power top-up initiative identical to the Cash Power top-up for electricity.

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S.P.R.E.P. DIRECTOR GENERAL: Mr Kosi Latu.

Strengthening our Pacific Resilience

The Director General of S.P.R.E.P. attended the African Caribbean Pacific (A.C.P.) Pacific and European Union joint parliamentary session this week in Port Vila Vanuatu. Leota presented a perspective on the ‘Need for Accelerated Climate Change Action’ at the 14th Regional Meeting (Pacific Region) of the ACP-EU Parliamentary Assembly, 19 – 21 July, Vanuatu. Calling for support to be scaled up in the Pacific, this was his message

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Myths and Legends of the Ancient World

“I am her mother,” the woman said, looking King Alf squarely in the eye as she spoke. “Surely you will not deny me the right to see my precious daughter.”

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Myths and Legends of the Ancient World

Gundrun sat before the hearth with her child upon her knee. Her fingers were twined in the girl’s soft curls as the child’s head lay upon her shoulder.

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Tu’uu  Mata’afA Tiufea Asuao Mulipola Peato Mikaele

The 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima’s Apparition in Portugal 1917-2017

Writer’s Wrap Up This is the 7th and the final part of this run on the Fatima Story since 14th May 2017. I hope our readers may pick up something good out of it during the 7 weeks of non-stop reading; per se achieving the purposes for publishing this 100-year old story.

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Tu’uu  Mata’afA Tiufea Asuao Mulipola Peato Mikaele

100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima’s Apparition in Portugal 1917-2017

PART V on pages 28 and 79th in last week’s edition we provided an account on Power of Prayers and Rosary Devotion and the Consecrate of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Part VI below, we unveil the architects of the fall of communism, a tribute to our Mother Mary, a tribute to St Pope JPII and the Vision of Hell.

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Hon. Lautafi Fio Selafi Purcell, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Labour signs the Agreement on behalf of the Government of Samoaq in Tonga last week.

Samoa signs P.A.C.E.R. Plus

Samoa has officially signed the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (P.A.C.E.R.) Plus agreement.

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PRIME MINISTER OF SAMOA: Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has been appointed as Special Ambassador for Sustainable Tourism.

P.M. Tuilaepa’s newest role

The World Tourism Organization (U.N.W.T.O) has appointed the Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism 2017.

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Tu’uu  Mata’afA Tiufea Asuao Mulipola Peato Mikaele

The 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima’s apparition in Portugal 1917 - 2017

PART IV on pages 28 and 29th in last week’s edition we provided a clear explanation as to ‘’Why the Rosary’’ and why our Lady in all her sixth appearances insisted on praying the Rosary and a devotion and consecration to her Immaculate Heart.

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Myths and Legends of the Ancient World

Princess Gundrun stood at the window of her bower, looking out into the distant woods beyond. How often she had stood here, watching. How often she had seen him ride out through the trees, a large stag slung across his horse and his gold-red hair and beard gleaming in the sunlight.

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HUMANITY AT ITS BEST: Queensland Reds visit to the Samoa Victim Support Group were connected with the children and amused at the set-up on the campus.

Rugby players eye opening experience

The Queensland Reds visit to the children survivors of violence at the SVSG Campus of Hope was an “eye opening experience for the boys,” according to one of the rugby stars.

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COMPETITIORS OF THE SHERATON SAMOA INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL HALF MARATHON: 10km runners at the start at Fale’ula.

Forever young Darren Young

When the gun went off at Faleasi’u early on Saturday, 48 year old Darren Young allowed two young runners to set the pace of the Sheraton Samoa Independence National Half Marathon.

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Tu’uu Mata’afa Mulipola Peato Mikaele

The 100th Anniversary of our Lady of Fatima’s Apparition in Portugal 1917

First of all, congratulations Samoa for your 55th Anniversary of Independence.

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Myth, legends of ancient worlds

“Higher Daddy!Higher!” the little boy squealed, his face bright with excitement. Sigurd laughed and caught his son before tossing him up even higher than before.

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Tu’uu Mata’afā Tiufea Mulipola Peato Mikaele

The 100th Anniversary of our Lady of Fatima’s Apparition in Portugal 1917

SIXTH APPARITION On October 13, 1917, a crowd estimated at about 70,000 or more found their way to the Cova da iria because of reports that a great miracle would take place. The children had to be guided to the holmoak tree because of the converging crowds.

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Editorial

Nothing but the truth

It was only yesterday when the Samoa Observer ran a front page story, which quoted a politician and a cabinet minister admitting that he was wrong, in assuming that a Chief Executive Officer had been terminated.

Letters to the Editor

Re: Alcohol bill could lead to business losses

Oh, its becoming a common excuse now for Govt. Ministries to say they're short staff if ever they were asked a question and didn't have an answer for it. Why? Are they freezing hiring staff members these days now? Or are they cutting cost on the labour force?

Street Talk

Faaiuga Tusitala 46

Savaii residents want 2019 Miss Samoa Pageant and Teuila Festival

Should the 2019 Miss Samoa Pageant and Teuila Festival be held in Savaii? Reporter Adel Fruean travelled to Savai’i to cover the pageant and also had the chance to speak to locals on what they thought of Samoa’s two premier events.

Think a Minute

Best friends forever

Think a minute…This is a true story about two teenage boys named Kyle and David. Kyle had no friends at school. One Friday afternoon David saw Kyle walking home carrying all his books when some bullies pushed Kyle down in the dirt and his books fell all over the ground.

Columns

Climate justice denied. Part II

Let me now share my personal assessment of the Bangkok meetings ‘watching’ it all from the comforts of home in Samoa.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

An S.O.S. visit to Facebook? The public surely appreciates the transparency shown by the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Afamasaga Rico Tupai and the Attorney General, Lemalu Hermann Retzlaff, when they posted pictures of themselves recently outside the headquarters of Facebook in Silicon Valley in America.

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