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Faleomavaega Vincent Fepulea’i, Theresa Passi and Sir Gordon Tietjens.

M.P. slams Tietjens over Union, ex-Manager row

Member of Parliament, Faumuina Wayne Fong, says the decision by the Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U.) to replace the Manager of the Manu Samoa Sevens three months into her contract is a sign they are not sure about what they are doing.

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STUNNING PROPERTY NOT FOR SALE: The Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Resort and Spa at Mulifanua.

Board member rejects Resort sale reports

A Board Member of Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Beach Resort in Mulifanua, Magele Hoe Viali, has dismissed reports that the resort is up for sale. The reports follow the confirmation of negotiations for the sale of the Resort’s sister property in Apia, Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel, to an Asian group. 

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LOVING MOTHER: 21-year-old Filoi Pesamino from Toamua-Uta

Young mother’s duty of care

Nothing in this world can be compared to a mother’s love. Their dedication and sacrifice is a priceless jewel. Such is the love of 21-year-old Filoi Pesamino from Toamua-Uta for her and her husband’s baby.

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HARD WORKING FATHER: 33-year-old Auomala Auva’a

Young father picks up valuable life skills

To cope with the challenges of life requires a lot of hard work. Getting where we want to be and what we need is hard sometimes but when we do make it, it is always a beautiful scene. That’s how 33-year-old Auomala Auva’a views the challenges life throws at him and his utmost best to tackle them for the sake of his family.

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CHILDREN ARE FIRST PRIORITY: Forty-five-year-old mother of seven, Tai Molimau

Mother on law of sowing and reaping

Forty-five-year-old mother of seven, Tai Molimau, believes in sacrifice and hard work. The Village Voice team approached her while on her way home from work on Friday. “I work at one of the families at Nu’u Fou,” she said.

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ATTORNEY GENERALS: Lemalu Hermann P. Retzlaff (Samoa) and Aminiasi Kefu (Tonga), representing their respective countries at the P.I.L.O.N. A.G.M. in Marshall Islands.

Samoa remains P.I.L.O.N Secretariat.

Attorney General, Lemalu Hermann P. Retzlaff, is returning home from the Marshall Islands with some great news for Samoa. Samoa has been affirmed as the host of the Pacific Island Legal Officer’s Network (P.I.L.O.N.)Secretariat base, to be housed in the office of the Attorney General.

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Lei’ataualesa Daryl Clarke, Supreme Court Justice.

It’s critical that people trust election process

Firstly, thank you to the Electoral Commissioner and the Commonwealth Secretariat for the invitation to speak today to share my experiences and observations as a former member of the Commonwealth Observer Group to the Solomon Islands general elections in 2014.

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Court defers jail sentence

The Supreme Court has deferred a jail sentence for an 18-year-old convicted of three charges in relation to sexual-related matter involving a 14-year-old girl. The Court has also ordered name suppression for both the defendant and the victim, to protect the identity of the victim.

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W.B.O. HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION: Lupesoliai La’auliolemalietoa Joseph Parker.

Recount rejected, fight options for Parker from Japan, China and Russia

Lupesoliai La’auliolemalietoa Joseph Parker and his team are considering whether they will stage another title defense before the end of the year. In Samoa last week, Lupesoliai told the Sunday Samoan, his handlers are doing the negotiations but his part is to stay in shape and be prepared.

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Reverend Laki Ah-Fua with President of Aele Primary School, Piu Faleula Solomona.

Aele Primary reacts to P.M. Tuilaepa’s challenge

It’s finally done and dusted. Students atAele Primary School witnessed the creation of history on Friday with the opening of their school playground. But the celebration would have not happened had the school not taken on the challenge from Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi.

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FOOD AS A CULTURE: Professional chefs included in a Samoan group return home after 3 weeks culinary odyssey to China described as ‘a lifetime voyage to China’, bringing with them a different insight of food as part of their culture.

Culinary odyssey through remarkable China

A group consisting mainly of professional chefs, together with a few boutique accommodation owners and a few fortunate home cooks, have just returned from a three week culinary odyssey to China. They were guests of the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China and trainees under the Shandong Foreign Trade Vocational College at Tai’an and Quindao.

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High tea at Amoa promotes cancer awareness in Savai’i

The beautiful Amoa Resort in Savaii was all pretty in pink yesterday morning when their Pinktober High Tea Fundraiser kicked off to a fabulous start. The event was organized to  raise funds in support of families suffering hardship in the fight against cancer and also to raise awareness amongst Savaiians about getting checked early to help prevent spread of cancer.

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Faumuina Tiatia Liuga, P.M. Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi and Faumuina Wayne Fong.

“No such thing, it is not me”

Former Cabinet Minister and senior Member of Parliament, FaumuinaTiatiaLiuga, has rejected claimsthat he isthe leader of a group campaigning for votes should the Prime Ministership role be up for grabs. “There is no such thing and it’s not me,” Faumuina said emphatically when he was approached by the Sunday Samoan at the parking lot of a merchandise store.

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CELEBRATING 200 YEARS: Head of State His Highness Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II.

200th anniversary celebration begins

Members of the Baha’i Faith community in Samoa became the first in the world to celebrate 200 years of the birth of their Prophet Founder of the Baha’i Faith, Baha’ullah. The celebration was held at the Baha’i’s Mother Temple of the Pacific at Tiapapata.

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MASIOFO: Her Highness Fa’amausili Leinafo Tuimaleali’ifano.

Lawyers step in over Malietoa title dispute

The Masiofo, Her Highness Fa’amausili Leinafo Tuimaleali’ifano, has been identified as the recipient of a petition allegedly leakedin the ongoing dispute to find a new holder of the Malietoa title. But she has declined to comment, referring queries from the Sunday Samoan to her lawyer, Fepulea’i Patrick Fepulea’i.

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INCREASE PENALTIES FOR OFFENDERS: Acting Assistant Police Commissioner, Monalisa Tia’i.

Police rethink penalty for deadly drunk driving

Fifteen lives have been lost on our roads because of drunk driving. The alarming statistic has forced the Ministry of Police to rethink the current penalty for driving under the influence of alcohol. 

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PUT PARENTS FIRST: Eric Osa

Honour your parents, Eric urges young Samoans

The greatest gift young people can give their parents is honour. So says Eric Osa, 21, who believes that when you honour your parents, you are doing what God wants you to do. Eric from Vaitele-Fou and Pesega is the youngest of eight siblings.

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DREAM BIG AND WORK HARD: Junior Tyrell of Faleula

Planter tells about hard work and having a heart for family

People often say when you’re down to nothing; God is always up to something. But you have to keep working hard because God helps those who help themselves. That is the opinion of Junior Tyrell of Faleula, who says faith goes together with work.

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DETERMINED TO HELP HER FAMILY: Valaauina Ioane.

Mother hunts for job to help her family

Miracles don’t just happen on their own. If we are desperate, a miracle will happen when we work hard and do the best we can. For Vala’auina Ioane, a mother of two, she’s hoping for a miracle as she seeks a job to help support her family.

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PROTECT OUR ENVIRONMENT: Lafaele Kelekolio.

Man hits out at negligence over environment

“Humans are caretakers of this spaceship called earth and it is our responsibility to ensure Mother Nature is protected and preserved for generations to come. “Sadly, nowadays this is not the case. Our desire to become industrialised nations often leads to irrational decisions and actions without realising their consequences.”

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Think a Minute

Finish well

Think a minute...Watching the Olympics can be both inspiring and heartbreaking. It is easy to get caught up with both “the thrill of victory” and “the agony of defeat.”

Columns

Poverty holds more secrets than you think

Waking up at dawn to the sound of roosters calling each other, the small birds chirping from below the window, and the rustle of leaves in the breeze is perhaps like the waking up of a “nemo” fish in the coral reef. I love the sound of nature, as it not only soothes me, but it takes me away to a dreamy place

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

Con artist at work So there is apparently someone conning unsuspecting members of the public at the Land Transport Authority compound. In a public notice, L.T.A has warned members of the public to be alert.

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