Ruta Falemoe and her two-year-old daughter.

The struggle is real in dealing with low income

We all struggle sometimes in life. In Samoa, a lot has been said and written about the struggles our people face on a daily basis. 

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Elena Niusila of Nu’u Fou.

Mother praises govt. decision to relocate the Tafa’igata Prison

Meet Elena Niusila from the village of Nu’u-Fou. She is 30-years-old and a mother of three children. 

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Lavea Iuni of Safotu, Savai’i.

A trip down memory lane

 “Life back then was easy, simple and safer.”  So says Lavea Iuni from the village of Safotu Savai’i. 

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Fa’alelei Eti from the village of Faleula.

Hardship, poverty is real in Samoa

Views and opinions vary on whether poverty exists in Samoa. Some argue that there is no such thing considering the lush and green environment we have, and the blue ocean where our people can get food and money.

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Mangere welcomes their Samoan world champ

The people of Māngere staged a “Welcome Home Champ” event for newly crowned W.B.O. Heavyweight Boxing Champ Lupesoliai Laauliolemalietoa Joseph Parker last Saturday at the Māngere Town Centre.

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Manu Samoa’s breakout star: D’Angelo Leuila is ready to don the blue jersey once again.

Catching up with D’Angelo Leuila

From a high school student to international rugby professional, Manu Samoa’s breakout star, D’Angelo Leuila is ready to don the blue jersey once again.  

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Manu Samoa star ties the knot

CONGRATULATIONS: Manu Samoa hooker, Motu Matu’u, has tied the knot in Wellington. He has married his sweetheart Sammy during a beautiful wedding on a sunny day in Wellington.

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A DAY TO REMEMBER: Families and friends gathered to celebrate Sam and Sandra’s special day in Fiji recently.

League star’s fairytale wedding

Toa Samoa star Sam Kasiano and his long time love, Leute Sandra Samau, have chosen Fiji to be the venue for their fairytale wedding.

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ALL THE WAY TO THE FINISH: Kit Dillon and Jayde Leota on the home stretch from their last 800metres.

Kit Dillon and Leota conquer ‘Army of Two’

Kit Dillon and Jayde Leota are the fittest pair at CrossFit FatuToa gym Vaitele. The duo claimed the title by conquering FatuToa’s inaugural grueling Army of Two competition held last Saturday.

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Faleolo International Airport

Faleolo Airport Phase II underway

With the excitement over the opening of the new $140 million Faleolo International Airport abating, it is plain for incoming and outgoing travelers to see, that there is still a lot of work to be done.

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WORKING TOWARDS A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR SAMOA: C.E.O of M.E.S.C, Afamasaga Dr. Karoline Fuata’i, Acting Australia High Commissioner, Rosemary McKay and the Minister of M.E.S.C, Loau Keneti Sio.

Education Minister encourages everyone to work together

The Education sector is a top priority for many nations around the world and Samoa is no different.

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CALLS FOR TOUGHER LAWS: The Minister of Works, Transport and Infrastructure, Papali’i Niko Lee Hang.

Minister calls for tighter laws and a curfew

The Minister of Works, Transport and Infrastructure, Papali’i Niko Lee Hang, has thrown his weight behind calls for tougher laws to deal with the issue of street vendors.

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YOU WILL BE SADLY MISSED: Aukuso Fuiavailili Fe'esago.

Rest in peace, Aukuso Fuiavailili Fe’esago!

The life of the owner of Cece’s Bingo, Augustine Fuiavailili Fe’esago, who is one of the biggest contributors to the Samoa Observer’s Save the Child Fund, was celebrated yesterday evening at Si’usega.

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PRIVATE PROSECUTOR: Satiu Simativa Perese and CHIEF JUSTICE: His Honour Patu Tiava’asu’e Falefatu Sapolu.

Lawyers no show upsets Chief Justice

An appeal by the Office of the Attorney General, through a private prosecutor, against the decision by the District Court to find suspended Director of the National Prosecution Office, Mauga Precious Chang, not guilty, has been taken off the Court list.

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Milos Surla takes over from Rory Condon who resigned at the end of last year.

Digicel names new C.E.O

Milos Surla takes over from Rory Condon who resigned at the end of last year.

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Pita Ioane from the village of Vaitele-Uta.

Respect and love for parents

Every family has its own rhythm and every family has its own set of circumstances. However, Exodus 20 verse 12 clearly states that children should always honor and respect their parents no matter what.

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Laumata Aso from the village of Vaitele-Uta.

“Help yourself first,” Laumata

“Your job, first and foremost, is to help yourself. When you make the effort to help yourself, you can better help others too.”

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Li’a Tavita, visiting from American Samoa.

Always put family first

Everyone meet Li’a Tavita. He is from American Samoa but he is in the country visiting his family at Salea’umua.

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Matalealelo Spring

Down Under in Savai’i

This is part of a series of illustrated articles taken from ‘A Visitor’s Field Guide to Savaii’ by geologist, Tuapou Warren Jopling. Tuapou takes tour groups around Savaii and his knowledge is legendary!

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FIRST AND LAST EVENT OF EACH YEAR: Samantha Moody on the run at the scenic Falefa Falls run course.

Falefa Falls Run off the blocks on Saturday

PR -Samoa Events kicks off 2017 this week with two popular events, the Falefa Falls Fun Run on Saturday and the Magik FM People’s Weekly Run starting on Wednesday. 

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Think a Minute

What drives you? (Part 2)

Think a minute…What drives you? Yesterday we talked about three of the most common motivations that drive and control our lives. Today we will finish with two more. Many of us are driven by our love of money and the material things we can buy with it.



Alone, misplaced A stranger in unforgiving waters

Between the Lines


So the entry point for English for aspiring teachers at N.U.S.has gone UP to 50% for 2017? What?

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