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Ban Ki-moon conferred Tupua

The United Nations Secretary–General, Ban Ki-moon, is a Samoan chief. He became the holder of the Tupua title yesterday after he was bestowed the honour during a ceremony at Si’upapa Sa...

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Samoan smiles as S.I.D.S. is finally here

UN News Centre - It’s here. The third Small Island Developing States (S.I.D.S) conference is only hours away now and after all the preparations, the time has co...

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U.N. must recognise role of regional bodies

“I mean it is great that the global community has come to Samoa and has come to the Pacific, so that they can see what life is like for us in the islands - clearly impacted negatively by decisions that are made elsewhere in the wo...

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Welcome to Samoa S.I.D.S

Your Excellency, the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon; Honourable Presidents, Heads of States, Leaders of International Organizations, Elected Representatives, all the 3,000 Guests and Friends gathered here today. Talofa and greetings to you ...

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S.I.D.S. opens

The world leaders who are in Samoa for the United Nations third Small Island Developing States (S.I.D.S) conference were given a taste of Samoan culture last night.

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Moral and ethical obligation to act

The Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Kamalesh Sharma, wants more practical commitments from world leaders who are in Apia this week to aid the plight of Small Island Developing States (S.I.D.S).

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P.M. Tuilaepa issues plea to world leaders

Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, has issued an impassioned plea on behalf all Pacific nations to the world for more help to cope with climate change.

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Casino opens

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Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, yesterday opened the first of two venues for the White Sands Samoa Casino at Aggie Grey’s Lagoon Beach Resort, Mulifanua.

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Bank’s report points to S.O.E.s

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Samoa’s State Owned Enterprises (S.O.E.s) continue to hamper Samoa’s economic growth, according to the Asian Development Bank (A.D.B.).

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Samoan chiefs file official complaint

A group of village chiefs filed an official complaint to the Asian Development Bank (A.D.B) yesterday. And they are adamant that if their grievances are not adequately addressed by the Bank, they are prepared to take the matter all the way to the International Human Rights Court.

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Call for greater communication of information in risk mitigation

United Nations official, Margareta Wahlström, is calling for better grassroots access to disaster risk reduction information.

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Businessman gears up for fireworks

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A Chinese businessman is gearing up to give Samoa and the thousands from around the world visiting this week a fireworks display to remember.

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Eliota: A rebel with a cause

A poster of the 2005 Blues rugby development team adorns one wall of Sapolu Law's reception area.

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National 7's women’s tournament on the roll

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PR - The 2014 Samoa Women’s Rugby 7's Tournament gets underway with Vaiala Women’s taking round 2 of week 2 at Samoa Rugby Union field Tuanaimato.

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Apia Union wins 2014 NPC Cup

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PR - The Samoa Rugby Union National Provincial Championship 2014 wrapped up yesterday with Apia Union re-claiming the championship title in a ruthless final against Aana.

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A race for warriors

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On Saturday just gone, Samoa hosted our second International Half Ironman event. There were road closures around Apia in abundance. Traffic was at slow-motion throughout the day as triathletes and vehicles vied for limited space on Beach Road space.

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Stellar line up for 24th Teuila Festival 2014 in the heart of Apia

Apia is in a festive mood and crowds have been growing all week at the Government Plaza enjoying the entertainment during the preliminary week of the Teuila Festival, buying food from the many stalls selling local and international dishes and wandering around the arts and crafts stalls.

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Talkfest or action

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It’s the week we have all been waiting for. Visually, Samoa is dressed in her finest and has put her best foot forward with the anticipated confidence that this effort in the 2014 Year of SIDS will not just be another talkfest.

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Two wrong dates don’t make a right

“We’re celebrating on the wrong date. When the New Zealand forces landed it was the 28th August of t...

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The whisper of roses

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When a gentle touch is absent, many things collapse, even the mind of a good intention.

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The arduous journey To a promising desti

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As a student in year thirteen, in the midst of the concluding year for education and the precipice...

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As you probably know, my last article was about bringing family here, to Samoa. But this one is ab...

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Talofa lava!

After watching several episodes of the “Worlds’ co...

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Savaia Marine Reserve “Building a better

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Nestled in the peaceful and serene Lefaga Bay is...

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Containing an epidemic of fear

Dear Editor, The idea of a deadly and contagious virus with no cure is terrifying.


Change approach towards youth unemployment

Dear Editor, The issue about youth unemployment at 16.1 percent in Samoa as discussed on the front page article of the Sunday Samoan 24 August 2014 and your editorial of Monday 25 August 2014 is not only upsetting but terrifying.


Make youth the priority

Dear Editor, Re: Govt. says lack of jobs for youth getting worse


Lady justice must be fair

Dear Editor, Good on the Attorney General and his team for looking to review the Supreme Court assessors’ decision on the Leslie Kohlhase case.


They don’t keep their laws

Dear Editor, That MOR 15 vehicle in your BTL on the weekend has been touring around after hours for some time.