CONGRATULATIONS: Some of the winners at the Central Bank of Samoa’s Money Wise competition.

Money wise competition empowers young people

The Central Bank of Samoa congratulated the winners of their “Be Money Wise Poster Competition and Build Your Savings Piggy Bank/ Money Box Competition” last Friday.

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CHAIRPERSON OF THE COUNCIL: Leautuliilagi Vanessa Barlow-Schuster.

Media Council beats drum on its work

The Samoa Media Council has issued a statement to engage with members of the public and raise awareness about some of its initiatives. 

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PARTICIPANTS: The staff of the Legislative Assembly who took part in the training with the management and the trainer.

Top Australian delivers training

The staff of the Facilities Maintenance Division of the Legislative Assembly Office received much-needed training from a top Australian last week.

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SIVA MAI: Entertainment during the Siva Afi Faletalimalo Show.

To’omalatai qualifies for next Faletalimalo Siva Afi Challenge

Two of Sheraton Hotel and Bungalow’s best fire knife dancers went head to head on Tuesday evening for an opportunity to advance to the next round of the Faletalimalo Siva Afi challenge. 

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With family and her namesake and mother Lalotoa Asaua Mulitalo at her swearing in ceremonies to her new post earlier this year.

Teleiai: The Law Reformer

Telei’ai Dr Lalotoa Mulitalo is a walking encyclopaedia when it comes to the law.

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CHECK THEM OUT : Pit master Fa’aleo Setu Taulea’lo setting up the smoker with briskets.

Changes at Legends Restaurant

Changes are on the horizon for Legends Restaurant at Taumeasina as it looks to the future.

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Development Bank of Samoa.

Development Bank records $1.3 million surplus – report

The Development Bank of Samoa’s (D.B.S.) earnings after tax for the financial year 2017 was $71,000. The bank also recorded a surplus of $1.3 million. The figures are revealed in the D.B.S. 2017 Annual Report obtained by the Samoa Observer.

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Arrianna Princess Haserota Auva’a.

Transwoman shares her story

The battle of being a transwoman sworn to serve in the U.S. Army was a challenge for Arrianna Princess Haserota Auva’a. S.P.C. Auva’a is from Vaoala, Falealupo and Malaeloa in American Samoa. Auva’a is based in Fort Stewart Georgia, South Carolina

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Father fined $250 for marijuana

A 46-year-old father has been convicted and ordered to pay $250 to Court before 12:30pm today. Tanielu Tui was charged with one count of possession of a glass pipe used to smoke marijuana, one count of bringing in a glass pipe into the country and one count of making a false statement at the Faleolo International Airport.

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NOT HAPPY: Taxi Operator, Fa’asavalu Soane, of Faleata.

Frustrated taxi operator queries Government law

Taxi operators are frustrated with the Land Transport Authority (L.T.A.). They are unhappy claiming that contrary to assurance the policy to disregard vehicles older than 2003 for commercial transport has been delayed, many of them have already been affected.

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Main faciltator of the Doping Control Training Executive officer of the Oceania Regional Anti-Doping Organization (O.R.A.D.O.) Natanya Potoi-Ulia.

Doping under the microscope

Local officials will be a lot better prepared to deal with doping cases when the Pacific Games come around next year. That’s after local Doping Control Officers (D.C.O.) complete a three-day training workshop at the Samoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (S.A.S.N.O.C.) headquarters.

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Police injured in Luatuanu’u road block, arrests confirmed

Police Commissioner, Fuiava Egon Keil, has confirmed that several untitled men from Luatuanu’u have been arrested. He did not have the exact numbers. The arrests were made when more than 50 Police Officers descended upon Luatuanu’u to try and calm a situation there where angry villagers had taken to block the road.

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Temukisa and her three girls Tupe Cheryldaina Ieremia, Naomi Ieremia and Eileen Redjallie Ieremia.

Mother’s home-made success

Recycled Handicrafts is a new home-made business. It provides eye catching handbags, bowls, table mats and Bible bags made from coffee sachets. They also supply r products to well-known local businesses.

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HISTORY OF SAMOA: A.F.C.P. student researchers from N.U.S standing on the starmound at Vailoa.

Samoa’s first archeological, historical places database

Samoa now possesses a central database of archeological sites or historic places thanks to the work of archeology students from the National University of Samoa (N.U.S.).

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The Samoa Chamber of Commerce President Tuala Pat Leota acknowledged the team at the Australian High Commission for their hard work in looking for opportunities for the private sector of Samoa.

Study opportunities for private sector

The Australian High Commission in collaboration with the Samoa Chamber of Commerce hosted a special Education Roadshow for the private sector on Wednesday at the Hotel Elisa conference room. 

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The desexing clinics will continue this week at a new set of villages each day this week between the hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Howler: S.I.F.A. sponsors clinics

Samoa’s Animal Protection Society (A.P.S.) held desexing clinics this week in villages all around Upolu. 

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SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Dana Siatuu smiling despite the odds.

Dana Siatuu is desperate for a job

Dana Siatuu needs a job. She is desperate to help support her two daughters and her partner’s family who she normally visits at Falefa village.

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LIVING A HAPPY LIFE: Valema Sagisagi a happy man with everything that is before him.

Valema, 64, finds peace in simplicity

Life is beautiful for Valema Sagisagi. This is despite living in a small shack in the village of Falefa. 

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SEEKING A NEW HOME: Vai Tavete in need of a home.

Need for proper shelter

Vai Tavete is in need of proper a shelter. He lives in a rundown house in the village of Falefa. 

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FOUND: Iunita Sautupe.

Girl, 15, missing since Wednesday found

A girl, Iunita Sautupe, who had been missing for four days has been found. She was found last night.

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Think a Minute

Twenty-two million candles

Think a minute…Ann Scheiber lived alone in her small apartment in New York City having never married. She did not own a car, so she walked everywhere wearing the same old black coat.


The rise of Samoan women in conservation - by culture, merit

About a month ago, we were in a meeting with three village Mayors (male Chiefs) to discuss the implementation of the first carbon offsetting project for Samoa by replanting more than 12,000 native trees in the O le Pupu Pue national Park.

Between the Lines


THE BEST A big fa’amalo to the skilled and courageous E.P.C. staff who braved the winds and rain to restore power from broken and dangerous power lines on Cross Island Road on Wednesday night in pitch darkness.

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