Peleti Tau a happy man with his new job offer.

Village Voice man offered a job

Ask and it will be given to you. Seek and you will find. And Peleti Tau has finally found what he has been looking for; a job.

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WE WILL BE BACK: Anthony and Thea Watkins.

Watkins loving tropical Samoa

Anthony Watkins and his family are not at all fazed with the hot weather in Samoa.

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WE TELL THE WORLD ABOUT SAMOA: Shelly, Abby, Olivia and Allan Heathcote.

Heathcote family vow to return

The Heathcote family from Wellington, New Zealand, have found holiday heaven.  

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FAMILY ADVENTURES: Charlie, Jack, Jeremy and Rachel Savage.

Savai’i vacation on bikes

“We wouldn’t change a thing about Samoa.” So says Rachel Savage, a kindergarten teacher from Ashburton New Zealand. When she caught up with the Dear Tourist yesterday, she was asked if there was something she would like to see improved in Samoa for tourists. 

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SPOT THE SHARK: If you happen to see a shark running along the Samoan roadside, be sure to give Kat a thumbs up! Photo: J.Ward/S.P.R.E.P

Kat the Shark wins five kilometre Lalomanu race

There was something distinctly fishy about the winner of the five kilometre Lalomanu half marathon last weekend. The winner – Kat Riley – ran the race dressed in a shark suit!

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Apia Lions Club welcomes new Lions

WELCOME ABOARD: The Apia Lions Club has welcomed new members.

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Cabinet has approved the report on the Prime Minister’s trip to New Zealand on 16 June 2017. The trip included meetings with the Rugby New Zealand; the Manukau Institute of Technology and the launching of the Manu Samoa Old Boys Association.

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A DAY TO REMEMBER: Maulupe Kirisimasi and Toaganamua Betty Pitovao.

Wedding bells for Kirisi and Betty

The E.F.K.S Vaimoso church was packed with families and friends on Saturday from all over the world to celebrate the marriage of Maulupe Kirisimasi Pitovao and Toaganamua Betty Tofa. 

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Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi

National ID in the pipeline

 Samoa is on her way to having her very own National Identification Card, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has revealed.

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A YOUNG PHILANTHROPIC: Epifania Tusani brought smiles to more than a hundred students at Savaia Primary School yesterday when she gave them shoes for school.

Young Epi’s gift from the heart

Big smiles and hearts filled with joy were witnessed yesterday afternoon at the Savaia Primary School in the constituency of Lefaga.

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AT THE LAUNCH: Guests and supporters of the Samoa Observer's Our heritage, the Ocean book during the launch at Vaitele yesterday.

Diplomats spread Pacific stories to China

Yesterday marked a significant day for Pacific writers and Chinese readers. The occasion was the launch of the Chinese translation of the book, ‘Our Heritage the Ocean’ by Samoa’s diplomatic family from China, Ambassador Wang and Madam Tong Xin.

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UNION C.E.O: Faleomavaega Vincent Fepulea’i.

Coach gamble failed

Manu Samoa coach, Namulaulu Alama Ieremia, relied on the experienced players to help Samoa qualify for the Rugby World Cup in 2019. Unfortunately that did not happen. What will happen next   was to be determined during a Samoa Rugby Union Board meeting held last night.

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HELPING HAND: Sisters working at the Home of the Elders at Mapuifagalele with Board Members of the Bank as well as Cardinal John Ribat.

Bank lifts spirits of elders

The Bank of the South Pacific Group has presented $10,000 cash and $2,000 worth of food products to the Home of the Aged at Mapuifagalele.

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"The more understanding we have for each other, the closer our hearts will be."

The Chinese translation of The Samoa Observer Tusitala Short Story Competition’s book, “Our Heritage, the Ocean” was launched yesterday. The book was the result of the hard work of China’s Ambassador to Samoa, Wang Xuefeng, and his good lady, Madam Tong Xin. This is what he said: 

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FAREWELL: His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi and P.M. Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi.

Govt. farewells Tui Atua, nation to welcome new Head of State

Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, has paid tribute to the services of His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi as the Head of State for the past 10 years. Tuilaepa heaped praises on His Highness’s dedication and commitment to the development of Samoa during a farewell dinner hosted by Cabinet at Taumeasina Island Resort on Thursday night.

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FISHING FOR A LIVING: Saula Atina’e and his daughter Ula from Sali’oa Fasito’o uta.

Fishing is all I have to support my family

Fishing is an important activity for our community because there are thousands of people who are making a living from it. 

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WORKING TOWARDS A BETTER LIFE: Ieti Amina from Levi Sale’imoa.

Be patient. Good things take time

Rome wasn’t built in a day. So you can’t expect to create great things in a short period of time. 

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DESTINED TO WORK THE LAND: Jeffery Lilomaiava, 56, of Safune Savai’i and Tuana’i.

Farmer harbours no regrets

It was not an easy decision for Jeffery Lilomaiava to move to his farm at Tuana’i-uta where he lives alone.

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FISHING IS A LIFESTYLE: Teni Laumoli selling his catch yesterday.

Fisherman tells his story

God is so good. He prepares everything for his children. That includes the abundance of fish in the sea, according to fisherman Teni Laumoli. The man with roots in Magiagi and Saleimoa said he is grateful everyday that there is always fish to catch.

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MONTHLY MEETING: S.C.C.I Vice-President Jennifer Fruean, Samoa Breweries National Sales Manager Aumua George Avia, Regulator Lefaoalii Unutoa Fonoti and S.C.C.I C.E.O, Lemauga Hobart Vaai.

Vailima and electricity prices on the agenda at Chamber

The Samoa Chamber of Commerce held its monthly members’ meeting on Monday at the Samoa Breweries Headquarters at Vaitele. 

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Think a Minute

Let go

Think a minute…When 2 wolves fight over a place and territory, they end their fight in a very unusual way. The wolf that finally knows he can’t win, surrenders by rolling over on his back and sticking out his neck to the teeth of the other wolf.


Minister La’auli Leuatea Schmidt.

Such partnership is essential

Did the Minister of Agriculture just realize that it is “essential” for both to work together?

Between the Lines

Between The Lines

7 QUESTIONS THAT ARE KEEPING US AWAKE 1. So come July 26, the day after the current Tui Atua is no longer the Head of State, is he still His Highness? 2. After being addressed as His Highness for 10 years, what new honorific if any, will he be known by?

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