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Defense tells witness her evidence is untrue

A witness giving evidence in an indecent assault assessor’s trial against a step-grandfather has denied defense counsel’s suggestions she did ...

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Judge thanks defendant for change of plea

A young man who pleaded not guilty to assaulting a young woman with the intention to sexually violate her, changed ...

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Speeding bus drivers hit with $600 fines

Two bus drivers have been charged and fined $600 each for speeding. Meatuai Lafoga, 22, of Apolima-uta and Koale Malo, 32, ...

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Negligent driver causes injury to judge

A 22 year old bus driver charged with negligent driving causing injury to a Land and Titles Court Judge Lavea ...

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Am. Samoa teachers cry foul over teachers from Samoa

Some veteran educators in American Samoa are threatening to ‘walk out’ of the Department of Education (D.O.E) if it does ...

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Play your part

Think a minute… A famous painting shows a king making a chain from his crown, and a slave making a ...

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$45,000.00 for weightlifting

Cabinet has approved financial assistance of $45,000 for the Samoa Weightlifting Federation to help with their preparations for two upcoming ...

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Practical attachment on mammography

Cabinet has approved the participation by a Samoa representative at a Practical Attachment on Mammography at Manukau Super Clinic’s Breast ...

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Samoa College considers charter options

It would take millions to run the government-operated Samoa College as a private school.

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Samoa Ala Mai advocates for female M.P.’s

Samoa Ala Mai advocates for female M.P.’s As a first step to promote its aims and objectives, Samoa Ala Mai (S.A.M.) held three consultative meetings in Savai’i last week.

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‘Women in power and decision-making’

The Minister of Justice and Courts Administration, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, represented Samoa at a high-level meeting called "Women in Power and Decision Making: Building a Different World," held in Chile last week.

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Ah Chiu, Fialelei make it official

Lovebirds Ah Chiu Leausa and Fialelei Talalelei Tufuga both in their early 20’s, celebrated a new step in their journey when they exchanged vows.

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Happiness at the Children’s Ward

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Thursday was a day to remember at the Children’s Ward of the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital at Moto’otua.

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N.U.S and Otago strengthen ties

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The National University of Samoa (N.U.S) continues to strive for international recognition through partnerships with overseas universities.

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New year, new race and a new Winner

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During an overcast day at Mulinu’u yesterday, Neil Cook of Aqua Samoa took out the Olympic distance Race for Race 1 of the Bluesky Samoa Triathlon Series.

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Film deal for Samoan book series

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The TELESA  Book Series by author Lani Wendt Young has been optioned for a movie by New Zealand production company Multinesia.

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Manunu dedicates new building

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Manunu Primary School officially opened its newly reconstructed school on Thursday just in time for the start of the 2015 school year.

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Marist St. Joseph’s victorious

Marist St. Joseph’s have done it. The home team overcame a determined Moata’a side, 36-14, to secure the 27th Vailima Marist Sevens title at Lotopa last evening, after three days of entertaining Sevens rugby, featuring the best players in Samoa.  

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Battles drawn, top guns through

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The battle lines have been drawn for the final day of the 27th Vailima Marist Sevens and it’s only a matter of time now before the best of the best is crowned.

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Alesana Tuilagi keeps Rugby World Cup dream alive at Newcastle Falcons

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Newcastle Falcons’ Alesana Tuilagi has not given up on his Rugby World Cup dream despite having been out of the Samoan squad for almost two years.

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New Manu Samoa Officers appointed

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With the resignation of Fred Amoa as the Chief Executive Officer of the Samoa Rugby Union and Tuala Mathew Vaea as General Manager of the High Performance Unit (H.P.U.), Namulauulu Alama Ieremia, the current Technical Assistant to the Manu Samoa 15’s coaching team, has been appointed as the Interim General Manager of the H.P.U.

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Change to make a difference

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Now that the 27th Vailima Marist Sevens has come and gone, let us all congratulate Marist St. Joseph’s.

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Japan will not give in to terrorism

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A video purporting to show that Mr. Kenji Goto was murdered was uploaded on line, following Mr. Ha...

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The burden of ideals and the search for h

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The beauty of this life is so forlorn. Faith dangles her feet in the dreamy skies we paint, wher...

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Letters to Editor

Change your tone

Re: Cut out the excuses, P.M tells Sevens Re: Samoa Observer article in Wednesday 18th February 2015 edition titled Leone Bridge still not ...


It’s all about the land

Dear Editor, Why would someone with a pocketful of cash want to invest in Samoa just to get ...


Bonnie and Clyde, alright!

Dear Editor, Re: Bonnie and Clyde The dual are Bonnie and Clyde alright; without the gun ...


Think a Minute!

Disappointed with Myself

Think a minute… Ever since I can remember, I have been disappointed with myself. Among other things I wish I was taller, and that I had more mechanical ability to fix ...