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Evans brace helps Wales pip Samoa

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Evans brace helps Wales pip Samoa

- REUTERS: Wing Steff Evans ran in a couple of tries to help Wales pip Samoa 19-17 and finish their two-Test summer tour on a high at a sodden Apia Park on Friday. Alapati Leiua crossed to put the islanders ahead in the fourth minute but Ospreys fly-half Sam Davies slotted three penalties to keep Wales in the contest on a slippery pitch following heavy rain

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Prime Minister Tuilaepa urges all Pacific Islands & territories to join PIDC

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Prime Minister Tuilaepa urges all Pacific Islands & territories to join PIDC

- Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi addressing the Pacific delegates at the 20th Pacific Immigration Directors Conference currently in progress in Apia By Lagi Keresoma. APIA, SAMOA – WEDNESDAY 21 JUNE 2017: Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi is urging all Pacific island countries to join the Pacific Immigration Directors Conference (PIDC) “in advancing our quest against cybercrimes, human trafficking, arms, drug and people smuggling, illegal fishing and organized gangs

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Places: Oceania |  Pacific Islands |  Polynesia |  Samoa |  Upolu |  Tuamasaga |  Apia | 

Digicel’s $30,000 backing for Special Olympics

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Digicel’s $30,000 backing for Special Olympics

- Digicel has continued its support for Special Olympics Samoa by presenting a $30,000 cheque to Chairperson, Leta’a Daniel Devoe, and Athlete Board Member, Thomas McFall, yesterday. The money was presented by Digicel’s Pacific Hub Chief Executive Officer, Colin Stone, further cementing the eight-year partnership between the two bodies. “Since our inception here, this is a cause very close to both our hearts here in Samoa but also regionally and globally for Digicel,” Mr

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APTC students visit new Parliament House construction site

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APTC students visit new Parliament House construction site

- APTC students at the new Parliament House construction site at Mulinu’u. APIA, SAMOA – TUESDAY 20 JUNE 2017: Students studying plumbing and metal fabrication at the Australia Pacific Technical College (APTC) this year were given a tour of the construction site for the new Parliament House at Mulinu’u. The visit gave them the chance to see the preparation work being undertaken around the site and experience firsthand a major construction site

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Defend. Hold the ball. Good luck - Samoa message to Lions

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Defend. Hold the ball. Good luck - Samoa message to Lions

- AUCKLAND: Samoa captain Kahn Fotuali'i had a simple message to the British and Irish Lions after his side were thumped 78-0 by the All Blacks at Eden Park on Friday. "Defend well," the Bath scrumhalf told reporters. "When you turn the ball over, they capitalise on it. It was tough." The All Blacks, who play the first test against the Lions on June 24, had struggled with a Samoan side who put them under pressure for 30 minutes and it was only a sweeping 95-metre try finished by flyhalf Beauden Barrett that broke the shackles

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Voting to be compulsory in the next general elections

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Voting to be compulsory in the next general elections

- Voters queuing up to cast their votes in last years general elections. BY Lance Polu. APIA, SAMOA – THURSDAY 15 JUNE 2017: Voting and registration as a voter will be compulsory. Speaking on Samoa FM last night, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said Cabinet has endorsed the Electoral Commission of Inquiry’s report that recommended registration and voting to be compulsory as a means to exercise voters’ freedom without candidates influence

Categories: Politics & Government | 
Tags: Elections |  Voters |  General Election |  Voting | 
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Lions dance in background as NZ stay on toes against Samoa

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Lions dance in background as NZ stay on toes against Samoa

- AUCKLAND: The "dance in the background" was undoubtedly overshadowing the All Blacks test match against Samoa but coach Steve Hansen was at pains to ensure his side did not trip over their own feet during Friday's clash at Eden Park. Hansen's side face their South Pacific neighbours for just the seventh time as part of a Pasifika doubleheader at Eden Park, with Wales playing Tonga beforehand after their game was moved from Nuku'alofa due to concerns over the pitch condition

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Blues blame venue for Super Rugby flop in Samoa

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Blues blame venue for Super Rugby flop in Samoa

- REUTERS: Auckland Blues chief executive Michael Redman has blamed the small venue for the flop of the first Super Rugby match in Samoa and cast doubt on a return to the Pacific nation due to the economics of playing there. The Blues edged the Queensland Reds 34-29 in Apia on Friday but the 8000-capacity stadium was less than half-full, prompting criticism on social media that ticket prices were too expensive

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Tags: Rugby Football | 
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Palemia – a boy from Lepa to Prime Minister

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Palemia – a boy from Lepa to Prime Minister

- Apia, SAMOA – 01 JUNE 2017: The long-awaited memoirs of Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi was launched yesterday morning at the Lemana Resort at Taumesina. Attended by his highness the Head of State Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi and Masiofo Filifilia, Cabinet Ministers, the Diplomatic Corp, Speaker of Parliament, relatives and friends, the Palemia Memoir tells the story of how a boy from an isolated village grew up to become Prime Minister of Samoa

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A nation that has dignity is a nation that has peace – Head of State

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A nation that has dignity is a nation that has peace – Head of State

- His Highness the Head of State, Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi delivering the Independence address this morning. BY Lance Polu. Apia, SAMOA – THURSDAY 01 JUNE 2017: The official ceremony to celebrate Samoa’s 55th independence anniversary this morning, went like clockwork. The town was alive at 5.00 this morning as the sound of brass bands and marchers made their way to the Government Building blocking traffic that early

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Tags: Peace |  Social Issues |  Freedom | 
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All Blacks bolster Blues for their historic Super match in Samoa

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All Blacks bolster Blues for their historic Super match in Samoa

- Rieko Ioane (pictured), with nine tries this year, forms a dangerous back three with exciting runners Melani Nanai and Declan O’Donnell and Sam Nock makes his first start at halfback for the Blues. Six All Blacks are included in the Blues squad for their historic clash against the Reds in Apia on Friday night. It will be the first Investec Super Rugby match in Samoa and the first major game under lights at Apia Park

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Manu Samoa is a popular team in Georgia reports U20s Team

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Manu Samoa is a popular team in Georgia reports U20s Team

- The captains of Pool A: Samoa – Ivan Fepuleai, England – Zach Mercer, Australia – Reece Hewat, Wales – Will Jones. Martkopi, GEORGIA – TUESDAY 30 MAY 2017: Ahead of the Manu Samoa Under 20s first match of the World Cup against champions England tomorrow afternoon at 1pm at Avachala Stadium, Team Manager, Ulu Maluofinao Shinn Ete reports that Aneriueta PIOPA got injured at training yesterday (foot) and he is ruled out of this game

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Samoa Church to continue funding TV

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Samoa Church to continue funding TV

- The annual conference of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa has decided to continue funding its EFKS television service. The station had incurred losses since its launch four years ago and the conference looked at a recommendation to either shut it down or lease it out. A source at the conference told our correspondent that it was decided not to allow outsiders to buy shares in the television but for the church to continue holding 100 percent of its management and funding

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Long-delayed suit in Samoa over wrongful arrest to go ahead

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Long-delayed suit in Samoa over wrongful arrest to go ahead

- A US$387,000 dollar lawsuit against Samoa's former Minister of Police, Sala Fata Pinati, the Police Commissioner, Fuiavailili Egon Keil and the Ministry of Police is set for a full hearing. The lawsuit, which has been postponed several times by the court was filed by Suitupe Misa, who was wrongfully arrested at gunpoint at the Fugalei market two years ago. The Samoa Observer said a Judiciary Settlement Conference had failed to reach a compromise so the full hearing will go ahead from 13 November 2017

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Samoa church planning to sell off TV station

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Samoa church planning to sell off TV station

- The Congregational Christian Church of Samoa is planning to sell off its television station EFKS TV to save money. The Samoa Observer reported the church had lost millions on the operation of the channel since it first went to air four years ago. The possibility of a sell off is expected to be tabled and discussed before the General Assembly sometime this week

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Samoa police leadership sued

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Samoa police leadership sued

- A Samoan man is going ahead with plans to sue the police establishment over an unlawful arrest at gun point in 2015. This follows a failed mediation attempt by the Attorney General through a judiciary settlement in court with the plaintiff, Suitupe Misa. Suitupe is suing the Ministry of Police, the former Minister of Police and the Police Commissioner for half a million US dollars for general damages, aggravated and punitive damages

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Latest Stories

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  • An open letter to the Chairman of the Samoa Rugby Union
    An open letter to the Chairman of the Samoa Rugby Union

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    To the Honorable and Distinguished Prime Minister Tuila’epa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s, who is a merciful man of integrity and loved and honored by us all. We acknowledge you for all what you have done for Samoa and the growth and redevelopment for a greater Samoa. I would like to acknowledge you again and Honor you always and sorry for sending this letter, but I believe for the next generation coming to Manu Samoa 20s outside of Samoa they need to be looked after not treated like SCRAPS

    Categories: Sports | 
    Tags: Rugby Football |  Rugby Union | 
    Places: Oceania |  Pacific Islands |  Polynesia |  Samoa | 

Politics & Government

Sports

Business

  • Chamber talks I.C.T. and innovation
    Chamber talks I.C.T. and innovation

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    The Samoa Chamber of Commerce hosted an informative presentation by Tony Willenberg on ‘Innovations in I.C.T’ for the private sector yesterday. The presentation was held at the Small Business Enterprise Centre (S.B.E.C) training room at Saleufi, where members of Chamber attended to learn about the quality technology that is available and accessible to businesses. With there have been many advances in technology, businesses have the opportunity to use more innovative ways to conduct business operations

    Categories: Business |  Technology | 
    Tags: Innovations |  Tech Geeks | 
    Places: Oceania |  Pacific Islands |  Polynesia |  Samoa | 

Health

  • NZ surgeons travel to Samoa on voluntary mission
    NZ surgeons travel to Samoa on voluntary mission

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    Patients in Samoa were given life-saving heart surgeries this month by a volunteer medical team from New Zealand. The National Health Services General Manager, Palanitina Tupuimatagi Toelupe said 55 medical professionals, including surgeons, anaesthetists, technical and support staff gave up their own time and expertise to assist. She said given Samoa has very limited resources and medical expertise in this area, the patients and staff were very grateful

    Categories: Health | 
    Tags: Surgeons |  Surgery | 
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Family & Parenting

  • Happy 80th birthday, Lalau Ne’etia
    Happy 80th birthday, Lalau Ne’etia

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    Lalau Ne’etia Gasio celebrated her 80th birthday yesterday. The celebration was held at the hall of the C.C.C.S. Vaitele-Uta. The birthday girl has nine children and more than twenty grandchildren with her husband, the late Gasio Sione of Salesatele Falealili and Vaitele-Uta. Lalau was described as a hardworking mother during her birthday. She was born and raised in Salesatele Falealili. She is one of the oldest deacons of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa at Vaitele-Uta

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    Tags: Children | 
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Society & Culture

Religion & Spirituality

  • Samoa's Jubilee Church finally opens
    Samoa's Jubilee Church finally opens

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    A brand new multi-million church in Samoa finally opened this week after a series of building delays and problems financing the build. The opening of the Jubilee Church at Malua saw hundreds of Samoa Congregational Christian Church members and special guests attended celebrations on Upolu. After several years of construction and delays, the church opening began with formalities including the presentation of traditional gifts like expensive fine mats and monetary gifts

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Entertainment & Arts

  • Youth For Christ band launches worship album
    Youth For Christ band launches worship album

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    The Youth for Christ (Y.F.C) Samoa has launched its first musical album titled ‘Iesu e Tumau.’ The songs were recorded and performed by the Ministry’s Praise and Worship team known as the “Freedom Band.” Held at the T.A.T.T.E Building Conference Centre last Saturday night, the launch was attended by church Ministers, guests and members of different churches who celebrated the achievement of a milestone

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    Tags: Bands |  Albums |  Music | 
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Education

  • School Library Assistants graduate
    School Library Assistants graduate

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    Thirty-six students were awarded certificates after a six-month course in Library Studies at the University of the South Pacific, Alafua on Friday. The students are now ready to work as School Library Assistants in schools around the country. One of the graduates who participated in the six month course, Leejado Pulenu’u of Samatu, said, “I found it very interesting." “To be honest, it wasn’t easy but I always tried my best

    Categories: Education | 
    Places: Oceania |  Pacific Islands |  Polynesia |  Samoa | 

Farming

  • Make agriculture a priority
    Make agriculture a priority

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    The government should walk the talk. If agriculture is the backbone of the economy, they should put their money where they mouth is. So says Fili Fale of Leulumoega. The 54-year-old farmer was planting crops in his plantation when the Village Voice approached him. “I used to work before and I’ve been working for a long time,” he tells Village Voice

    Categories: Farming | 
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Travel & Recreation

Law & Crime

  • Mother of Hawaii boy missing for 20 years released from jail
    Mother of Hawaii boy missing for 20 years released from jail

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    HONOLULU (AP) — The mother of a Hawaii boy who disappeared 20 years ago was released from jail Thursday after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the 6-year-old's death. A judge granted supervised release for Jaylin Kema, who has served a year in jail. She was allowed to leave the Hawaii Community Correctional Center soon after returning from a court hearing, said state Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Toni Schwartz

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