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Youth participants all fired up for S.I.D.S

“To improve economic development, small islands need to encourage young people in taking up science because to tackle all these issues in over fishing and climate change, they all have science in...

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Pacific Jewel gets the boom

A three-day specialised training programme in the management of oil spills has culminated in the spectacular deployment of a containment boom around the Pacific Jewel cruise sh...

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Regional organic body joins the campaign

We will plant trees to offset carbon emissions is the voice of support from the Pacific Organic and Ethical Community (P...

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S.I.D.S pushes partnerships

A major UN conference in Samoa will spend very little time on a key report, summing up what the members agree is im...

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Ray’s stars ready to rock

The stars are here and they are ready to rock. Tonight at the Funway Park, Matautu, the largest line up of Pacific artists ever assembled in Samoa will act as the curtain raiser for S.I.D.S activities and the Teuila Festival.

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Civil society organisations say ‘our rights denied’

Samoa’s Civil Society Organisations (C.S.O) yesterday expressed bitter disappointment at the lack of participation from civil society groups during the consultation process for the S.A.M.O.A Pathway document.

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Island issues, global problems

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The problems affecting Small Island Developing States (S.I.D.S.) are as far removed from the idyllic tropical holiday as the picture perfect postcard that is sent home by the tourist.

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Health on the agenda for youths

The future leaders of the world were yesterday reminded about the reality of health and non-communicable diseases which continue to impact negatively on their countries.

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Court issues ruling, village told to pay

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“The offer of $1,000 per month to service a loan of $863,710 is utterly unreasonable and a continuing gesture of disrespect by the judgment debtors and the village of the rulings of the Supreme Court and of the Court of Appeal and towards the judgment creditors” – Justice Lesatele Rapi Vaai

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McDonald’s gets behind the Miss Samoa Pageant

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ALL SMILES NOW: The contestants of the Miss Samoa pageant for 2014 are pictured with the owners of McDonald's Samoa and McDonald's American Samoa. McDonald’s is the official sponsor of this year’s pageant. Ten contestants are vying for the Miss Samoa title with the pageant scheduled on 6 September in front of the government building. The reigning Miss Samoa, Susana Fanueli, had earlier presented a cheque of $20,000 to the Chairman of the Teuila Festival Committee and Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi.

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Conspiracy to steal backfires

A conspiracy between workers at a local lumber store to steal from the company has backfired badly, landing them in jail instead.

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Joseph Parker a 'better fighter' for Sherman Williams

Auckland (Stuff) 26 August 2014 - New Zealand heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker is adamant he's a far better boxer now than when he was originally scheduled to fight Sherman Williams.

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National 7's women’s tournament on the roll

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PR - The 2014 Samoa Women’s Rugby 7's Tournament gets underway with Vaiala Women’s taking round 2 of week 2 at Samoa Rugby Union field Tuanaimato.

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Apia Union wins 2014 NPC Cup

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PR - The Samoa Rugby Union National Provincial Championship 2014 wrapped up yesterday with Apia Union re-claiming the championship title in a ruthless final against Aana.

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A race for warriors

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On Saturday just gone, Samoa hosted our second International Half Ironman event. There were road closures around Apia in abundance. Traffic was at slow-motion throughout the day as triathletes and vehicles vied for limited space on Beach Road space.

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Creating jobs for the jobless

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We know this much. There are some challenges that will always remain the same regardless of size, geographical location and economic prosperity.

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The whisper of roses

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When a gentle touch is absent, many things collapse, even the mind of a good intention.

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Is it the end of the W.T.O?

By refusing to ratify the Protocol of Amendment to Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) by July 31 the...

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The arduous journey To a promising desti

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As a student in year thirteen, in the midst of the concluding year for education and the precipice...

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As you probably know, my last article was about bringing family here, to Samoa. But this one is ab...

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Talofa lava!

After watching several episodes of the “Worlds’ co...

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Savaia Marine Reserve “Building a better

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Nestled in the peaceful and serene Lefaga Bay is...

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Containing an epidemic of fear

Dear Editor, The idea of a deadly and contagious virus with no cure is terrifying.


Change approach towards youth unemployment

Dear Editor, The issue about youth unemployment at 16.1 percent in Samoa as discussed on the front page article of the Sunday Samoan 24 August 2014 and your editorial of Monday 25 August 2014 is not only upsetting but terrifying.


Make youth the priority

Dear Editor, Re: Govt. says lack of jobs for youth getting worse


Lady justice must be fair

Dear Editor, Good on the Attorney General and his team for looking to review the Supreme Court assessors’ decision on the Leslie Kohlhase case.


They don’t keep their laws

Dear Editor, That MOR 15 vehicle in your BTL on the weekend has been touring around after hours for some time.