IMPRESSED WITH LOCAL HOSPITALITY: Joseph and Louise Ousby of Brisbane, Australia.

Best part about Samoa is people’s friendly nature

Australian couple, Louise and Joseph Ousby, couldn’t have been happier with their decision to visit Samoa.

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FAMILY VACATION: (L-R) Terry Doyle, Jordan Wood, Courtney, Cameron, Sue and Bernard Graeber.

Family celebrates in Samoa

It’s time to relax and be jolly and what better place to do that than in Samoa where the pace of life is laid back and island time rules. 

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SWEET SUCCESS: Sialofi Mamea dedicates degree to parents.

Family motivates Sialofi Mamea

People find motivation in different places.

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The private sector is calling on all business people in Samoa to increase their commitment to stop the harassment of women in the workplace.

Private sector takes the lead

The private sector is calling on all business people in Samoa to increase their commitment to stop the harassment of women in the workplace.

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20 YEARS IS A PARTY: The Samoa Cancer Society and its supporters celebrate 20 years with guests at the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel.

From humble beginnings, Cancer Society turns 20

The Samoa Cancer Society (S.C.S.) marked its 20th anniversary this week with a gathering, reflecting on the Society’s humble beginnings and achievements.

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Family gets early Christmas surprise

Local company Island Rock reached out to the family of Muga Aukuso from Savaia Lefaga on Thursday with an early Christmas surprise. 

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WELL DONE: Grandmother Talaitua Bell and Easter Koneselata Bell.

Easter Bell tops Fusi School

A young girl who wants to become a doctor is the top student at Fusi Safata Primary School.

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Lawyer Unasa Iuni Sapolu.

Police grants permit for S.S.I.G. peaceful march

The Samoa Solidarity International Group (S.S.I.G.) is celebrating its first anniversary today with a peaceful march from Vaisigano to Mulinu’u. And the Ministry of Police has granted them a permit for the event. The permit has been granted with conditions, in an agreement signed by the Commissioner of Police, Fuiavaili’ili Egon Keil and lawyer, Unasa Iuni Sapolu, who is the organiser. 

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Dominic Lino together with proud parents and family members.

Year Seven student Dominic qualifies for Samoa College

Falefitu Primary School is celebrating a special achievement this year.

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FAMILY SUPPORT: Aniora Jasmine Faatoafe with her parents Nora Nofoaiga and Faatoafe Sooalo.

Head girl Aniora tops Leifiifi College

Leifiifi College Head girl, Aniora Jasmine Fa’atoafe, is the dux of the school for 2018. She received various prizes for the subjects and leadership in the school and came first in Year 13 for Biology, Science, Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry. 

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Samoa Roy Lee new owner of Helicopter

Local businessman, Samoa Roy Lee, is the new owner of a helicopter sold by the Ministry of Revenue in an attempt to recover alleged unpaid taxes. The sale was confirmed by the Minister of Revenue, Tialavea Tionisio Hunt, in response to questions from the Samoa Observer. The Minister could not divulge how much the helicopter was sold for, citing a confidentiality agreement.

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Samoa Police Service.

Police investigate pedestrian incidents

The Police are investigating two separate incidents involving pedestrians in Savai’i and Upolu.

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Acting Australian High Commissioner to Samoa, Amanda Jewell hands over a scholarship pack to Helen Lei Sam yesterday.

Samoans benefit from Australia awards

Fifty-six Samoans will have the opportunity to further their studies and acquire new skills in Australia and Fiji in 2019. The Australia Awards is a prestigious international scholarship funded by the Government of Australia. 

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Mori Faafetai Naisalī.

Consistency pays off for Head Boy

Faleata College Head boy, Mori Fa’afetai Apulu Naisalī, has become the first vocational student to claim the dux honour.

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The nightclub, NXT, on the Marina has been closed, the Restaurant and Bar called The Edge Marina View remains open.

Nightclub NXT closed, not Edge Marina View

The Chairman of the Liquor Board, Tialavea Tionisio Hunt, yesterday clarified that the nightclub, NXT, on the Marina has been closed with its liquor license removed. The Restaurant and Bar called The Edge Marina View remains opened.

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Skyeye chief executive Faasootauloa Sam Saili with Afamasaga Rico Tupai, Minister for communications and information technology.

Village commerce boosted with new app

A touch of innovation and a generous fund from the international mobile association giant GSMA, has put Samoan owned and operated Skyeye in prime position to enable rural communities to participate in the national marketplace.

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The one-week workshop brought together stakeholders and members of the various community sectors, where they were presented information on how to best prepare themselves for a drought.

Govt. and partners prepare for drought

A workshop centered on drought was conducted by the Samoa Meteorological Office recently in partnership with the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme and the International Federation of Red Cross. 

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Allienaiah and grandmother Elenoa shared tears of happiness.

Allienaiah Penaia is Dux of Vaigaga Primary

Allienaiah Penaia is the dux of Vaigaga Primary School in the 2018 academic year.

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PROUD MOMENT: Vaimoso primary Dux, Mere Junior Atanoa with her family holding out her awards.

Aspiring doctor tops Vaimoso Primary

A 13-year-old from Nu’u who dreams of becoming a doctor is the dux of Vaimoso Primary School.

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CONGRATULATIONS: Aana No.2 College Dux, Filifiliga Siaosi with his family.

Filifiliga Siaosi tops Year 13 and thanks God and family

Year 13 student Filifiliga Siaosi is the 2018 valedictorian of Aana No. 2 College.

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Think a Minute

Make yourself a success (Part 1)

Think a minute… ”Any man can be a success, no matter how poor he started in life.” This was said by Clement Stone, a highly successful businessman who began his career as a 16-year-old who sold insurance from door to door.


Equitable and efficient Paris Agreement critical for everyone

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to this ACP/EU Ministerial working lunch ably supported by our partner – The European Union.

Between the Lines


P.M. on Church leaders It seems Prime Minister Tuilaepa can’t leave members of clergy alone. During a radio programme last week, he had plenty to say about Church Ministers. For instance, he reminded them that Church Ministers were only taught on spiritual matters, not on Economics.

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