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IT’S ALL IN HOW WE RESPOND: Atonio Galu from Vaimoso-uta.

Nothing worth having comes easy

“For me, my one and only priority is my family and it is something that I would never get tired of doing.”

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IT’S ALL ABOUT PLANNING: Talapu Levave of Fasito’o-uta.

Farmers need incentives

The 45-year-old from Fasitoo-Uta firmly believes that farming is the way to make a decent living but with a little bit of a push from the government, Samoans can become millionaires by expanding their operations. 

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MOTHER OF THREE: Sisi Pito of Malie works hard for her family.

Tough business times felt by working mother

The challenging business environment of today is not just being felt by the executives and the high-flying officials running government ministries and big corporate companies.

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Graduates of S.V..S.G’s Women’s Advocacy Programme.

Women graduate with life lessons

Forty women graduated from the Samoa Victim Support Group’s Women’s Advocacy (Tina Faufautua) Programme.

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TIME TO RELAX: After a long week of discussion, members take it easy at the dinner on Thursday night

Disability Forum ends, now the hardwork starts

The Pacific Disability Forum has concluded but now the groundwork begins.  

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Double the data, double the fun with Digicel

The new data packs are customized for users who mostly use mobile internet at night and can offer savings of up to 50percent. 

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READY TO GO: (left to right) Falaniko Naumea and  Asi Stanley Mamea excited and ready to go.

Samoa’s soccer scholars

Falaniko Naumea, Asi Stanley Mamea, and Jarvis Filimalae have been awarded full scholarships to attend Hasting Boys.

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ALWAYS HAPPY: Mona Misiluki of Tokelau and Alafua.

Samoa is a great country

The 25-year-old from Tokelau and Alafua is happy regardless of the circumstances.

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In this Jan. 5, 2011 file photo, House Speaker John Boehner, second left, of Ohio participates in a ceremonial House swearing-in ceremony for Del. Eni H. Faleomavaega, third from right, D-American Samoa, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Samoans mourn Eni’s passing

Tributes are flowing in from all over the world for the passing of former American Samoa Congressman, Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin.

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GROUNDBREAKING AT TUASIVI: Afamasaga Rico Tupai, Victoria Kwakwa, Sili Epa Tuioti, Robert Jauncey and Sue Langford.

Minister hails Savai’i Cable development

What’s good for Upolu is also good for Savai’i.

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CONGRATULATIONS: Mataafa Fa’atino Utumapu.

Award honour for top Samoan

“I have gone through those problems many times as well but I was able to overcome it all by sometimes pretend that nothing is happening but most of the times I talked it through with people whom I know are able to help.” - Mataafa Fa’atino Utumapu

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SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT: Air New Zealand is committed to providing Samoa with air services that are commercially sustainable. (Inset) Laura Senara

Air New Zealand reassures Samoa about its commitment

Air New Zealand’s inaugural Apia flight landed 70 years ago this April - the start of our commitment to stimulating Samoa’s trade and tourism and connecting our island nations. 

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A NEW STAR : Elisapeta Alofipo proud to make his debut for the Manu Samoa Sevens in Las Vegas.

From Savai’i to bright lights of Las Vegas

From the rural planes of Salelologa and Sale’aula, Savai’i to travelling the world with the Manu Samoa Sevens to Las Vegas, it’s hard for Elisapeta Alofipo to hide his excitement.

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Market Access Working Group: Members of the public private partnership platform working together to grow Samoan exports.

Market access working group discuss export strategies

Growing exports, and looking for new potential exports and markets were two of the main points discussed at a workshop organised by the Market Access Working Group (M.A.W.G.) of the regional Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access (P.H.A.M.A.) programme.

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VISIT OUR SLICE OF PARADISE: Samoa will take part in efforts to market tourism in Europe.

Pacific tourism marketed in Europe

The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (S.P.T.O.) is creating greater awareness of tourism in the South Pacific Islands region across Europe, through a series of marketing events over the next two months.

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FROM SAMOA: Tamaleaoa Leilua, Justin Lima and Autalavou Tauefa at the training in the Solomon Islands.

Samoan officials learn trade and fisheries

Three Samoan officials are among Pacific trade, commerce, investment and fisheries officials in Honiara at Forum Fisheries Agency (F.F.A) HQ for two weeks of training.

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LOVE OF FAMILY: Lafaele Toa of Vaitele.

Young planter does it for love of family

Know your role and perform it to the best of your abilities. 

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GLAD TO HAVE A JOB: Lu Lu of Vaitele-uta works for the Samoa Sports Facilities Authority.

Young man blasts loafing youth

Young people loafing around on the streets of Samoa can do themselves and their families a massive favour by finding a job.

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HARD WORKING PARENT: Le’emo Tifaga, 38, is a father of six from Letogo.

Elei maker puts in the sacrifice and hard work

For Le’emo Tifaga, 38, and a father of six from Letogo, his gift is to make elei prints. He works for a company that makes lavalava and other materials.

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Digicel Diaspora’s week 2 winner: Fagaua Tautaiolevao from Papatoetoe.

Happiness is winning with Digicel

Digicel Diaspora serves the community of customers who are living in countries across the world but still have strong connections to their loved ones at home. 

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Think a Minute

Lonely little girl

Think a minute…This is a true story about a famous woman whose mother’s name was Gladys. Gladys was a beautiful woman who was instantly attracted to a handsome man named Edward who rode a motorcycle.

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Samoa, integrity and media freedom

I thank Dr. Falepo for his wise words for as we know we must be forever grateful to the Lord for the work we do. 

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

WHAT A TEASER! If the Samoa Rugby Union needed some publicity for the upcoming game to be held at Apia Park later in the year, the Auckland Blues rugby side gave it to them by defeating the Melbourne Rebels 56-18 on Thursday night.

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