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Opapo Soana’i Oeti.

Former Reverend writes to respond to critics

In the following letter, Mr. Oeti denied having spent any taxpayers money on their trip to Rome. He also addresses his deteriorating relationship with the Chairman of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa, Reverend Elder Tautiaga Senara.

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TOKELAU SMILES: Tokelau participants, officials, and support staff at the Friday lunchtime meeting about ocean acidification, in Taumeasina Resort, Apia.

Tokelau meets in Apia

About 30 people from Tokelau met in Apia last weekend, to participate in a workshop about ocean acidification.

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Court House Mulinuu

Court of Appeal in session

Among the seven cases on the list includes the appeal in Congregational Christian Church of Samoa versus Kerita Reupena matter.

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WINNER: Joseph and his father Victor Ah Ping with a staff member of Island Rock.

Father and son winners with Island Rock

“We were all very excited for him and his son because their Saturday was all worth it.” - General Manager: Tuaopepe

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Afereti Talato Mapusua.

Father pleads not guilty to murder

A man from Falelauniu-uta accused of murdering his 14-year-old son has pleaded not guilty to the charge against him.

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NEVER TOO OLD TO WORK: Lilo Asiasi.

Money doesn’t come without hard work

Building a strong family takes hard work. And part of that work is about teaching our children why it matters.

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PARENTS FIRST: Fuluasou Afuvai of Saluafata.

A man’s commitment to his parents

Think of others and share their suffering. If you can help, that would be great.

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WE NEED CLEAN WATER: Fatulau Fa’amasino of  Luatuanu’u with his family.

Family’s plea for clean water

For Fatulau Fa’amasino, age 57 from village of Luatuanu’u, it is one of the hardest things in the world.

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THE HOME THAT’S FALLING APART: Leiua Tauea, 55, of Fusi Saoluafata.

A mother’s struggles

Taking care of a family is hard work. Paying for food, electricity and all the necessities for a family to function.

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New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English.

P.M. English rocking Eveni at Pasifika 2017

Thousands of New Zealanders took a trip to the Pacific without leaving central Auckland during the weekend.

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ALATAUA SISIFO: The Ministry of Women Community and Social Development conducted a consultation at Neiafu for the district of Alataua Sisifo last week.

Alataua Sisifo pilots community development project

ALATAUA SISIFO: The Ministry of Women Community and Social Development conducted a consultation at Neiafu for the district of Alataua Sisifo last week.

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IT GETS BETTER: After recieving her silver medal from the Beijing Olympics, Ele Opeloge will now recieve a certificate for finishing 5th at the London Olympics.

Justice prevails for Ele Opeloge

Ele Opeloge continues to receive the justice she so rightly deserves.

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Tuaopepe Jerry Wallwork.

Samoa to challenge I.O.C.

The Samoa Weightlifting Federation (S.W.F.) is set to challenge the International Olympic Committee’s (I.O.C.) ruling to allow transgender lifters to compete against women.

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LEADING THE CONSULTATION: Ti’alavea Tionisio Hunt, Minister of Revenue and Avalia Viali Fatualii, C.E.O of Ministry of Revenue.

Govt. tax review gets public backing

The government plan to review tax laws – including a plan to tax church pastors – received widespread support yesterday.

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Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital

Severe fish poisoning lands family of seven in hospital

A couple and their five children are fighting for their lives at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital after a severe case of food poisoning on Sunday.

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DISCOVERED: Phillip Marsden said they removed the car battery pictured on top so it would not further contaminate the water.

Mystery wreckage washes up on beach

A massive piece of wreckage has been discovered in the lagoon of Vavau Beach, south of Upolu. 

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SAMOA PORTS C.E.O: Aiganalaavasa Uialatea Fereti.

Matautu wharf closure possible

The government has moved to assure minimal disruption to shipping schedules with the Matautu Wharf likely to be closed for the installation of the Tui Samoa Internet Cable.

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YOUNG AND DRIVEN: At 36-years-of age, Papali’i Peter Tulaga Eliesa, is Samoa’s biggest commercial taro farmer.

Man with Samoa’s biggest commercial taro plantation

When asked how well the exports is going, Peter cracks a smile and points to the brand new Toyota landcruiser that we rode up to the farm on, and says, “I bought that last week. It is 125,000 tala.

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Iosefa Setu.

Technology vital in society today

Technology makes the world goes round. “Personally, I know that technology is good for us,” Iosefa Setu.

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Pati To’omaga.

Life is tough

Life is quite hard in Samoa. That is the opinion of To’omaga Pati, 87 years old from Falelatai.

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Think a Minute

The Devil is in the Details

Think a minute…We’ve heard the expression, “The devil is in the details.” In World War II, General Dwight Eisenhower was the Supreme Commander of the Allied forces who defeated Adolf Hitler and his massive Nazi army.

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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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