TALKING HUMAN RIGHTS: The participants of the half day workshop held at Hotel Elisa yesterday.

Human rights on the agenda

The relationship between civil society and the government to meet Samoa’s human rights obligations was on the discussion table yesterday.

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Ready to  Assist:  a few of many staffers ready to help improve your shopping experience.

New shopping experience at Si’usega

The newest outlet of the Farmer Joe Supermarket opened at Siusega for business yesterday.  

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HELPING HAND: President of Samoa Weightlifting Federation, Tuaopepe Jerry Wallwork with Ah Liki’s General Manager,  Asiata Alex Brunt and Ele Opeloge and fellow weightlifters.

Ah Liki lifts burden off weightlifting

Samoa’s only Olympic medal-producing sport, weightlifting, has received a much-needed financial boost.  

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WHARF CLOSURE: P.M. Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s government has come under fire from unhappy members of the business community.

Wharf closure could spell ‘economic disaster’

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s government has come under fire from unhappy members of the business community over the likely closure of the Matautu Wharf to allow the installation of the Tui Samoa Internet Cable.

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TAX VIEWS: Chairman of the Samoa National Council of Churches, Deacon Kasiano Le’aupepe and Minister for Revenue, Tionisio Hunt Tialavea John Hunt.

Church cautions Govt.

The Chairman of the Samoa National Council of Churches, Deacon Kasiano Le’aupepe, has cautioned the government over its plan to tax the offerings received by members of the clergy.

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Professor Fui Asofou So’o.

N.U.S. Vice Chancellor welcomes third University

“If there is another University set up in Samoa then to me, that’s good,” - Professor Fui Asofou So’o

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KEEN TO START: Christopher Gounder. (Inset) Acting Chief Executive Officer of S.Q.A., Taua Su’a Taioalo.

University plan hits snag

The man behind a move to set up a third University in Samoa, Christopher Gounder, is not happy. And the Founder of “The Oceania A+ Educational solution University (O.A.E.S.U) has turned to the Samoa Observer to voice his frustrations. 

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LOOKING FOR A JOB: Faaifo Tuapola of Eva.

A job will help Fa’aifo provide for his family

“I promise to do any job I could and to work with anyone to the best of my ability.” - Fa’aifo Tuapola

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STILL WORKING: Apoiliu Misa, 73, of Fusi Saoluafata.

Never too old to help

“Even at the age of 73, I’m never too old to help clean up my environment,” - Apoiliu told Village Voice yesterday.

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STILL A HAPPY MAN: Koui Siliuga.

Smiling through the struggles

Having a life that focuses on taking good care of your family is not an easy job. 

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NEED HELP: Siaosi Tuamahalo of Solosolo.

In 2017, Siaosi can only dream of having electricity

Electricity is regarded as a necessity of life in Samoa today. It plays a key role in keeping homes and businesses running smoothly.

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YEAR OF THE WHALE: Scientists and Pacific Researchers join hands to protect marine mammals.

Movement to protect marine mammals

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (S.P.R.E.P) is leading the way to identify Important Marine Mammal Areas (I.M.M.As) to promote the conservation of such important species.

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“MY VOICE, MY COMMUNITY, SPEAK UP, BE HEARD”: Happy World Down Syndrome Day!

Celebrating Down Syndrome in Samoa

Samoa celebrated World Down Syndrome Day at the Tuana’imato Soccer Fields yesterday. 

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DIGICEL C.E.O.: Milos Surla.

Digicel introduces the free Seki SIM offer

Digicel is announcing one of its best offers yet! 

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Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi and Jeremy Sutton.

Swire Shipping opens Samoa office

Swire Shipping Company has officially launched its operations in Samoa.

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ELE FUND: Olympic Medlaist, Ele Opeloge with Deputy VC Peseta Dr. Desmond Lee Hang.

N.U.S. lifts spirits of Samoa’s sporting hero

The Ele Fund has received another major donation; this time from the National University of Samoa. Yesterday, the University donated $1,050.40. 

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Tuala Pat Leota (centre) with the newly elected council for 2017-2018.

Tuala returns as Chamber President

The appointment was made during the Chamber’s Annual General Meeting held at Taumeasina Island Resort on Monday night.

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GREASE AND OIL VISIBLE: This picture was taken not far from the river.

Residents raise alarm

A diesel spill reported by residents of Tanugamanono could have disastrous consequences on the environment – especially if it spills into the rivers.

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A FITTING FAREWELL: Chiefs of Letogo carry the body of Tuliaupupu Fata Lupematasila Pala Limā during his final service yesterday.

Rest in peace, Tuliaupupu Pala Lima!

Hundreds of people crowded the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa at Letogo yesterday to farewell a prominent chief, a respected accountant and a pioneer of Auditors in Samoa. 

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The new Farmer Joe Supermarket at Siusega. (Inset) The late Herman (Magi) Paul Westerlund.

Farmer Joe Magi a tribute

“This location that this very building is built on holds a precious significance to our family as this was our family homestead. I would like to thank the family for supporting the idea to position Farmer Joe on this location” - Taimalie Charlie Westerlund

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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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