POSITIVE MOVE: The woman in charge and Senior Country Coordination Officer for A.D.B., Tuala Maria Melei.

Bank’s increased presence positive for Samoa

The Asian Development Bank (A.D.B) is in a position to do a lot more to help Samoa with the recent set up of its extended mission housed at the Central Bank Building.

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Misa Nanai and Misa Anae.

‘Let God be the Judge’

A paramount chief of Falelatai, Misa Anae Pita, banned last week over the ongoing stigmata saga – and other issues – has declined to respond to claims made the Mayor of Matautu, Misa Nanai Mulifusi Taulia.

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GOOD MOVE FOR SAMOA: Director General of the Ministry of Health- Leausa Dr. Toleafoa Take Naseri.

Health chief clarifies

The Director General of the Ministry of Health, Leausa Dr. Take Naseri, has clarified the government’s new process of sending patients who cannot be treated in Samoa to India.

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Manamea Apelu-Schwalger

Fa’afetai for the power of prayers

I am on a euphoric high, simply because I am alive. My bleeding nose and nausea from chemotherapy cannot dampen my spirits today.

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Justice Mata Keli Tuatagaloa.

Justice Tuatagaloa rules petitions “cannot be sustained”

The Supreme Court has dismissed as unsustainable three out of time petitions that the Court registry had accepted for filing against the registration of the Gatoaitele title bestowed on Savea Sano Malifa of Afega on 21 June 2014. 

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Opapo Soana’i Oeti and Rev. Elder Tautiaga Senara.

Church stigmata row deepens

“Toa told me her vision was about the Chairman of the Church, Reverend Elder Ta’utiaga Senara. She told me that there were four knocks on Reverend Senara’s doors and she said it was God who was knocking the door” – Opapo Soana’i Oeti

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FAMILY FIRST: Ioane Manu’a of Fausaga

Man quits job for farming life

Whatever it is that you do, do it well and don’t give up. The simple message comes from Ioane Manu’a, of Fausaga Safata.

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THANK YOU: Board Member of the Samoa Rugby League Taefu Salapu Asalele and the Chief Executive Officer of the Gambling Control Authority, Tuala Siaki Tuala.

Rugby League gets $15,000 injection

Samoa Sports Lotto has once again stepped up to support the development of the sports in Samoa.

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Hard work overcomes problems

Our struggles of today will prepare a better future for our children. That’s the opinion of Ioane Fiso, 36-years-old from Leauvaa and Vaitoomuli, Savaii.

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WE NEED LEARN AND ADAPT: Pua’aiti Ifi, aged 60 of Vailu’u Tai.

Changes benefit Samoa

Many people complain about changes in Samoa. But Pua’aiti Ifi begs to differ. 

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DON’T EAT IF YOU DON’T WORK: Pelenato Saena.

Everyone should earn their living – and food

People who don’t work shouldn’t eat. That’s what the scriptures say.

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TOURISM MOVES: B.S.P Head of Marketing, Nirdesh Singh hands over cheque to S.P.T.O C.E.O, Christopher Cocker.

Bank South Pacific backs ‘sustainable tourism’ push

The South Pacific Tourism Organization (S.P.T.O.) is putting the spotlight on ‘sustainable tourism’ at its premier trade event South Pacific Tourism Exchange (S.P.T.E.) in Sydney in May.

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Queen Victoria cruise ship at the Matautu Wharf, Apia Harbor.

Queen Victoria visits Apia

Another cruise ship from the United Kingdom, Queen Victoria, docked at the Matautu wharf yesterday, bringing in more than 2,000 visitors from different parts of the world. 

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NEW LOOK: The 10 refurbished classrooms successfully completed under Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects.

Vailu’utai’s $308,801 education facilities

Vailu’utai Primary School and Japan celebrated the handover of a new school hall, 10 refurbished classrooms and 100 new desks and chairs yesterday.

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Homecoming fitting for a humble champion

As a homecoming for weightlifter and Samoan’s first Olympic Silver medallist, Ele Opeloge; it had everything.

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Police Spokesperson: Su’a Muliaga Tiumalu.

Four men arrested and locked in custody over drugs possession

Four more men have been arrested and locked behind bars for possession of marijuana.

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GROUNDBREAKING: P.M. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi (far right) with officials at the groundbreaking ceremony at Tafitoala yesterday.

Cheaper electricity promised as hydro power plan opens

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s government advanced its renewable energy plans yesterday as it moves to push for cheaper electricity.

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FISHERIES OFFICER: Tologata Tamaleaoa Leilua.

Ministry moves on illegal fish sales

The Fisheries Division of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is serious about stopping the sale of undersized fish.

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WELL DONE: Ambassador of Japan to Samoa, Tuimaugaoalii Kazumasa Shibuta and the awardees of Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Scholarship; Luteru Agaalii Tauvale and Leativa Sonya Okesene.

Savai’i scholars off to Japan

Two Samoan scholars from Savai’i are heading to Japan.

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MEETING NEXT WEEK: Segiali'i David Higgins and P.M. Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi.

Govt. is likely to back Duco again

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has expressed his government’s willingness to seriously consider another financial injection for Duco Events to stage Lupesoliai Joseph Parker’s next fight.

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Think a Minute

Getting fit

Think a minute…Mr. Louis Joline was awarded one of America’s “Fittest Over 50.” At the age of 65, He had completed 61 marathon races.


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