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Times of refreshing upon us

PR – Feeling a bit burnt out spiritually? Perh...

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5.0 tremor rattles Samoa

The Samoa Meteorology Office yesterday confirmed w...

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Don't be fooled, man warns about fake cash

A man from Luatuanu’u, Pauli Mika, has warned memb...

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Young man jailed for assault on 80-year-old

“Your strength was nothing compared to that of t...

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Tropical cyclones risk high

The latest tropical cyclone forecast issued by the...

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Samoans Abroad

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Collins likely to get 'Honourable' titl

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Galuvao apologises to family of girl, a

“The pain, grief and loss of your belo...

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Think a Minute!

The best policy

Think a minute… A recent survey of questions was given to thousands of people. Their names were not...

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Chief Auditor speaks

“The future outlook should be great if we continue on this path of accountability and good governance” – Controller and Chief Auditor, Fuimaono Camillo Afele

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Father, Police failed boy

Ombudsman, Maiava Iulai Toma, has blamed both the Police and the father for contravening the rights of a three-year-old boy, recommending the demotion of the officers involved.

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Alcohol laws under microscope

The wide availability of beer-related advertisements in and outside of the media and easy access to alcohol by young people throughout the country are among issues being scrutinised by the government.

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Avele celebration sours

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The Chairman of Avele College’s 90th Celebration Committee, Tuia Paepae Letoa, has rubbished questions surrounding the audited report from the celebration.

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World Food Day commemorated in Savai’i

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Agriculture and Fisheries is the source of food and therefore, it is the source of life. The point was highlighted by the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries, Le Mamea Ropati Mualia, during the commemoration of World Food Day in Savai’i on Thursday.

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Fauono attends Pacific Police chiefs meeting

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Nineteen Chiefs’ of Police from around the Pacific – including Samoa – are gathering in Auckland for the Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police annual conference, hosted by New Zealand Police Commissioner, Mike Bush.

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Ministry of Environment donates to Mapuifagalele

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The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (M.N.R.E.) lit up Mapuifagalele last week, with gifts for the senior citizens living at the Home.

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Social media course for Samoa

A social media course in Samoa that will teach people to use internet tools, blog, and help them use social media for their jobs is due to start in late October.

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I’ll sing both anthems – Matagi

PR - Former Toa Samoa and new Kiwi prop, Suaia Matagi, has made a bold promise.

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Pacific Playoff

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It was a publicist’s dream final in round one of the Gold Coast Sevens in the HSBC Sevens World Series. In an enthralling encounter between crowd favourites, Fiji and Samoa, it went down to the final four minutes of the game. And it was Jasa Veremalua who crossed the line to seal the 31-24 final score in favour of Fiji.

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Suaia Matagi picks Kiwi

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Auckland (3News) 07 October 2014 - Former Toa Samoa prop Suaia Matagi, 26, has been selected for the Kiwis in this year's Four Nation's campaign.

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Fiji victorious, Samoa third

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In a pulsating men’s final New Zealand took the early lead but Fiji responded with some dazzling play to wrest back the initaitive with a converted try to make it 7-5 at half-time. Then converted tries to Vatemo Ravouvou and Fiji 400-metre sprinter Niko Verekauta broke the game apart for Fiji whose defence and all round play was too strong for New Zealand.

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An extremely ugly reality

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It’s about time. We say this because for far too long, we have been turning a blind eye to it, pretending that it doesn’t happen in Samoa.

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Chikungunya, ebola and the fear factor

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Where do we start? With so much disease and war going on in our world today, it can be very easy t...

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Fifth place finish for NZ 7’s

The fifth place finish gives New Zealand 13 points to start the IRB Sevens World Series season.

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A gem from Coach Hansen

Dear Editor, Re: Recent All Blacks versus Springboks Rugby match at Ellis Park


Sheer nonsense from a hip-hopping public servant

Dear Editor, I watched the TV1 News on Thursday night, 16/10/2014, where the M.E.S.C C.E.O commented about local teachers who have chosen to work in American Samoa.


Business owner writes

Re: Boss defends “bizarre” antic The application that I have enclosed for the paper should answer for the type of kids that apply for the last 20 years of my business.


Little discretion will go a long way

Dear Editor, Even though our Health people are maintaining a tight watch on the Ebola situation, I can’t help but feel a little bit more can be done, if by way of education is in place.


He drove an unregistered car

Dear Editor, After listening to the 2AP news, I was shocked to learn that the Police had: