TALKING FAIRNESS: Members of Samoa Faafafine Association (S.F.A.) with the Media representatives present.

Fa’afafine want fair and inclusive reporting

The Samoa Fa’afafine Association (S.F.A.) hosted a media consultation on Wednesday at the Edge Restaurant, Matautu, in a bid to correct some of the misconceptions about them in the media.

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Manatee mother and her baby calf.

Day to appreciate, protect our waters and theirs

Yesterday was Manatee appreciation Day. Every last Thursday in the month of March is dedicated to these amazing creatures. 

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HARD WORK PAYS OFF: Toetu Fuifatu from Tafua, Taga Savai’i.

For country, church, families and Tafua

Toetu Fuifatu from Tafua Taga Savai’i has every reason to hold his head up high - proud to be from Tafua.

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SAMOA/AUSTRALIA RELATIONS: Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi with Australia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Julia Bishop at the 2014 UN Summit in New York.

Australia wants more Samoan workers

Australia has assured the government that they want to hire Samoans to work under their Seasonal Workers Program, (S.W.P); an identical program to the New Zealand Recognised Seasonal Workers (R.S.E.).

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THANK YOU: Supervisor at Eveni Selina Galuvao, with Ele Opeloge and Tuaopepe Jerry Wallowrk at Eveni Sports.

Eveni outfits Olympic medallist

“On behalf of Eveni Carruthers we would like to thank you for what you’ve done for this country.  This is  a small token of gratitude  to show our appreciation,” - Selina Galuvao

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Not for the Mosi: Taula changing the game with the latest technology.

Taula revolutionises beer experience

Let’s introduce you to a new term. Reverse tap.

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FUTURE WEIGHTLIFTERS:  Kids at Vaiala Beach School showing the Olympic Weightlifter their strong muscles!

Samoa’s heroine honours her promise to schools

Samoa’s Olympic heroine, Ele Opeloge,  has made good on her promise to visit those who have given to her.

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SCIENCE ON THE AGENDA: Participants at the meeting being held in Samoa this week about Science and Science Policies for the S.D.Gs in the Pacific.

Samoa hosts Science policy dialogue

Samoa is this week hosting a two-day Dialogue on Science and Science Policy for the Sustainable Development Goals in the Pacific S.I.D.S.

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HELPING HAND: Peseta Kasiano Ioane, Brother Bryan Stayaway and Mataia Vensell Margraff.

Marist Old Pupils help with teachers’ salaries

Marist Brothers’ Old Pupils Association (M.B.O.P.A) President, Peseta Kasiano Ioane, with Secretary Mataia Vensell Margraff presented a cheque for $40,000 to the Principal of Marist Brothers’ School Mulivai, Brother Siaosi Ioane, on Monday.

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Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi.

P.M. talks up Parker’s title defense in Samoa

“Obviously, we can host any event. We can do anything.” - Prime Minister Tuilaepa

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HAPPY TO HELP: Mauga Dr. Harlich H. Stavemann at his residence in Vaoala.

Good Samaritan puzzled by delay

A fully furnished, well-equipped Mercedes Ambulance with medical supplies that could be helping residents of Savai’i who live near the Sataua District Hospital remains stuck in Apia.

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Afamasaga Rico Tupai.

Govt. moves to correct reports

The government has rejected reports that the Apia Wharf is likely to close for the installation of the Tui Samoa Cable. Yesterday, the Office of the Press Secretariat issued a statement quoting the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Afamasaga Rico Tupai, to refute the reports. The statement is published below verbatim:

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A SAD STORY: Aveave Sio from the village of Letogo is looking after her grandchildren now as her daughter is in jail. Pictured here are five out of her nine grandchildren, the youngest is in jail with the mother, he is only two-months old.

Mother and baby in custody over debt

A young mother and her two-month-old baby are in custody at Tafa’igata Prison after she failed to repay $1,147 she borrowed from another couple.

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GOING TO JAIL: Faasaomoataeao Tausagi  (facing the camera) saying goodbye to his family, he was sentenced yesterday.

Unlicensed bus driver jailed for manslaughter

The driver of the Queen Patsy bus, which crashed on Cross Island Road, resulting in the death of one of the passengers two days after, did not have a valid license when the accident happened.

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Desperate for water and job

A day without water is hard. So try living without it for several days.

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PLANTATION MAN: Ieremia Fareni of Malie.

Love what you do and it will change your attitude

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. 

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Peace and joy despite the tough circumstances

Money or no money, if you have peace, joy and love in your heart, God will take care of the rest.

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FocusED on her children’S FUTURE: Folole Malomaua.

Mother prioritises children’s future

Children are the future of our families and I think we should prioritise them. 

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Kerriemoana Punivalu, Sala Stella Siale – Vaea Tangitau, Rosemary Esera and June Langton.

Women contest key sporting roles

The Samoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee* (S.A.S.N.O.C) is holding its Annual General Meeting (A.G.M) today at 5pm. 

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Olympic medallist, Ele Opeloge, stopped by the Samoa Observer headquarters yesterday for a short visit.

Samoa’s Olympic heroine visits

THANK YOU: Olympic medallist, Ele Opeloge, stopped by the Samoa Observer headquarters yesterday for a short visit.

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Think a Minute

Trophies or trash

Think a minute…Recently a successful, famous man told about a surprising gift he received in the mail. It was from his old high school. When he was a teenager his love and passion was tennis.


Recruitment of A.C.E.Os should be left to professional interviewer

I read with interest the plan by the P.M. and Cabinet to appoint the A.C.E.Os.

Between the Lines


JUST CURIOUS A friend of BTL was looking through the coaching staff for the Samoa A team that’s in Fiji right now.

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