STRONG WILLED: 57-year-old Patolo Sauvao Elia from Faleasiu.

Disabled man pleads for a job

God created every human on this planet and he created each one of them differently.

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I can do any work, says Opeta Filipo.

Looking for work

Nothing can be done unless you work. For Opeta Filipo, he has many plans for the future, which is why he needs to find a job. 

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WORKING THE LAND: Tauaniu Iolama is grateful to have land for development.

Blessed with the gift of land

The fact that some people are fighting over land worries an elderly father from Malie. 

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The much-anticipated event is coordinated by Samoa Water Authority in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Water Sector and the Pacific Water and Wastewater Association.

Samoa to host Pacific Water Conference and Forum

The 10th annual Pacific Water Conference and Expo and 3rd Ministerial Forum will be held this year in Apia, Samoa, from 7 – 11 August. 

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DATA REQUIRED: Participants at the Commemoration were reminded of the importance of collecting accurate data on Work Safety and Health.

Safety and Health at Work data prioritised

Samoa joined the rest of the world on Friday to commemorate World Day for Safety and Health at Work.

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You just need to believe in what you do

Iosefa Maioa is a man who believes in the work of his own hands. The 47-year-old is a farmer and in his plantation he has green beans, cucumbers and other vegetables.

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2017 CHAMPS: Team Yellowfin with Top Angler Darren Moore and Skipper Roy Lee.

Yellowfin tops International Fishing Tournament, 2017

Team Yellowfin has been crowned the top team of the Samoan International Game Fishing Association for 2017. 

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I.C.T. PROJECT SUSPENDED: Participants at the Private Sector Wharf  Stakeholders meeting last Friday.

Chamber settles wharf block-out concerns

Government plans for a major I.C.T. infrastructure project to commence later this year at the Apia Wharf, is now suspended. 

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EVERY DAY IS MOTHERS' DAY: Pictured here is 25 year old Marissa (left) with her mother, Mrs Silverina To'omata.

‘Samoa Observer’ pictures your mother ...

Just imagine! Your mother on Mothers’ Day, lying back and relaxing by the beautiful pool at the Sheraton Beach Resort, Mulifanua.  

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Is the govt. broke? Minister says no.

The Samoan government’s debts remained at $1.1 billion in December 2016, as the Samoa Bureau of Statistics Quarterly Report published on 13 April 2017, showed.

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The students are now ready to work as School Library Assistants in schools around the country.

School Library Assistants graduate

Thirty-six students were awarded certificates after a six-month course in Library Studies at the University of the South Pacific, Alafua on Friday.

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MAKE GOOD DECISIONS: Mina Tuivasa from Laulii.

Old enough to know what to do

When you are old enough to make your own decisions, you don’t need anyone else to tell you what to do.

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FULL OF AMBITION: Sililo Iese from the village of Lauli’i.

Carpentry is my thing

Sililo Iese, from the village of Lauli’i admits that without talent and skill, you are of little use in this world.

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PROVIDER: Setiseni Terllam of Letogo.

Single man lives to help his family

Being part of a family is not always easy. This is the opinion of Setiseni Terllam of Letogo. 

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DAILY TASK: Walking kilometres away from home to fetch water.

Living without a water supply

Tavita Maunifo is one of many people in Samoa who face an acute groundwater shortfall because the water pipes don’t reach his house. 

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Raymond Betham dwarfed by his catch.

A monster blue marlin

Day 3 of the Samoa International Game Fishing Competition saw Fr. Raymond Betham reel in a massive Blue Marlin.

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SENESE TEAM: Director of SENESE, Marie Bentin To’alepaialii, Rev Elder Mafi Oloapu with students of SENESE.

Autism Week closes for 2017

The Autism Week (aafiaga tumau o  le mafaufau)  has officially ended. The hosting organization, SENESE Samoa held a closing ceremony at SENESE Vaitele.

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BUYERS MISSION: Mr Mona Mato of Pacific Trade Investment, Australia.

Australian buyers seek Samoan products

Mona Mato, the Export Services Manager, Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) Australia is  leading a buyer mission to Samoa next week. 

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Working with the National Orchestra of Samoa and students from the NUS Community Music Programme.

Music; a ladder for the soul

There are a number of pursuits that define what it means to be human. One of these is to play music and to enjoy the effects of its pervasive vibrations, an activity experienced in every culture. 

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APRIL BABIES: Happy Birthday to all the Sheraton associates with birthdays in April.

Happy 50th Birthday, Kuinivia Pita!

As part of the Sheraton’s monthly birthday luncheon, one special lady had much to celebrate.  

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Think a Minute

The human machine

Think a minute…Can you imagine life without machines? If we didn’t have cars, buses, telephones or radios, we’d be lost without these basic machines we use every day.


ANZAC: Lest we forget!

Today, 25 April 2017, marks 102 years since the landing of thousands of Australian and New Zealand troops on the shores of Gallipoli and the birth of the term ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps).

Between the Lines


ALL PUBLICITY IS GOOD PUBLICITY It was wonderful to see instant and very positive feedback to the ‘Clash of the Colours’ promotion of the Blues-Reds rugby game on the evening of June 2 at Apia Park.

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