Living with ghosts

A good friend, smart also, once told me I live with ghosts. By ghosts he was referring to my childhood days.

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SAMOA’S LEADER: Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi with Manamea Apelu-Schwalger.

My moment with our beloved P.M. Tuilaepa

Ernest Hemingway once said, the world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are very strong at the broken places. I for one have much to say about being broken, and yes I agree, it has given me strength, inner strength if anything.

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Manu Samoa’s post mortem begins

“They weren’t very honest about their situation. They came to play the All Blacks, and then they said they had to return. It is very disappointing for the coach” – Faleomavaega Vincent Fepulea’i

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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?

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Family Safety Research Report

I am pleased to be part of the launch this morning of the Family Safety Research Report. For one thing I am grateful for the research and I wish to congratulate all involved.

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Because of you, Lani

White sea birds call us to silence And the sea reaches down into the starless skies of Pulotu

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Our Dirty Dilemma

We use so much and save so little; that is the culture that we have adopted. It is a spendthrift and greedy one and it is taking a toll on our environment. We buy and consume so much, only to throw away even more.

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Tuilagi Seiuli Allan


Charmina Saili was doing the Samoa peer review for the Pacific leaders and she needed a sogaimiti to take photos of for the Samoa Peer Review report.

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To An Oceanic Artist-Gone Too Soon

Ua maliliu toa Ua maumau ai auupega o le taua

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we wait in the dark hoping the new moon

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Who will remember the lagoon at Sataua In the light of Aniva and the rising of the Matali’i?

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Moana’s Extravaganza Dancer

Dream chaser, is as we remember you and your gifts, Sudden and swift, you are gone from our sight

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Allan - A tribute to Tuilagi Seiuli Allan Alo

Allan I thank God for the gift of you The larger than the Pacific ocean brighter than planet Venus

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SADLY MISSED: Tuilagi Seiuli Allan Alo.

He dared to follow his dream

On Tuesday 27th June one day before his birthday Tuilagi Seuili Allan Alo lost his battle with an aggressive form of lung cancer.

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Sex scandals and the Catholic Church

As I watched the repeat of NZ TVONE News Friday morning, the sex abuse charges against Cardinal George Pell of Australia was the leading news. No question may be in all media outlet throughout the world. And the reason is obvious.

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About coconut oil and seasonal workers

There is no question in anybody’s mind, here in Samoa, that our coconut oil is king. Why? Because coconut trees are everywhere and anybody, who can climb a tree, can enjoy a nice coconut water drink for free.

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Driving sustainable business growth, recognising excellence

Welcome to the opening of the Small Business Enterprise Centre’s Trade Fair and Business Awards, it is a pleasure to have you all and thank you for availing your valuable time this morning.

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LOVING SAMOA: Emily Dunn from England has spent the past five weeks with the Samoa Observer.

The summer of a lifetime: My unforgettable experience of Samoa

At the risk of sounding cliché, five weeks ago I could never have imagined the opportunities and incredible experiences that coming to Samoa would give me.

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Spare change?

Change is inevitable. It is encouraged, but often unwanted. You may embrace it or you may hate it, but the fact still remains that you have to and will continue to undergo the wonders of change.

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Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi Address to officially  open the 20th Pacific  Immigration Directors Conference;  Taumesina Island Resort

Samoa commits to address security challenges

I welcome you all to our shores for the 20th Pacific Immigration Directors Conference.

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Much to like, much to learn

There is so much to like and to learn from the story of Fiji Airways. First of all they are still operating, having begun operations in 1952 trading as Air Pacific. Secondl, despite a brand change they have managed to stay afloat in the often challenging world where many airlines have figuratively speaking, fallen out of the skies.

Letters to the Editor

Parliamentary report an old record

Dear Editor Re: What dictatorship? Samoa is a democracy! And depends on which democracy you are blowing hot air about. The question being; is Samoa Observer really operating democratically?

Street Talk

Esera Tu’iala

Opinions turn away from rugby

Should the old pattern of the Samoa Rugby Union decision-making be followed and the Manu Samoa coach be sacked? Some of our former coaches were let go for fewer than four losses in a row. Ilia Likou asked the general public yesterday for their opinions and she got some surprising responses.

Think a Minute

Man of the house

Think a minute…Chris Spielman was a professional football player in the U.S. for 10 years. He was famous for his aggressive playing and tough tackling. But just before the 1998 professional football season, his wife discovered she had cancer.

Between the Lines


LEARNING FROM OTHERS Oh no! First we got a lesson in rugby success from the visiting Flying Fijians and now we have to swallow our pride and learn from their successful airline, Fiji Airways.

Sunday Reading

WATER POWER TOP-UP INITIATIVE: The Prime Minister's response confirms that the government will keep the best interest of the country and may revisit the initiative.

Govt. receptive to Water Power System

Government has taken on board suggestions for a Water Power top-up initiative identical to the Cash Power top-up for electricity.

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