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Police probe money missing from bank

The Police investigation into a complaint from a woman against an employee of a local bank is ...

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Titles bestowed at Vaiusu

The Seiuli family of Vaiusu bestowed eleven titles of deserving members of the family yesterday. The new titleholders are today ...

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Hyundai rewards its customers

Hyundai-Ford Service Centre has drawn ten lucky winners for their Cash Back ...

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Government urged to revive airline

Siumu’s Member of Parliament and the Associated Minister of Eduction, Tuu’u Anasi’i Leota, has called on the government to consider ...

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Further charges possible as probe continues at E.P.C

The Police investigation into claims of theft and selling properties belonging to the Electric Power Corporation (E.P.C) is ...

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The loneliest number (Part 1)

Think a minute… In June, 2009 people all over the world were in shock and grief over the sudden dea...

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Happy 40th Anniversary Samoa Shipping Corporation!

A thanksgiving mass for the Samoa Shipping Corporation was held yesterday evening at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at Mulivai.

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Su’a speaks at Cultural Centre opening

Member of Parliament for Mangere, Su’a William Sio, attended and spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Samoa Consul and Cultural Centre in Mangere.

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Joyous start for Vaovai School

Children attending Vaovai and Matautu Primary School will start the school year tomorrow in new classrooms thanks to a reconstruction project funded by Japan.

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Apple growth amazes Leili farmer

Did you know that apples do grow and fruit in Samoa? Ask Tanumalala man, Julius Fruean, and he will proudly tell you.

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Minister quashes air-con allegation

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The Minister of Natural Resources and Environment (M.N.R.E.), Fa’amoetauloa Dr. Faale Tumali’i, has dismissed a claim that the government has been giving out free air condition units.

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National Bank makes it easy

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The customers of the National Bank of Samoa (N.B.S) celebrated a milestone last week.

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Samoa signs up for better wharf

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With the finalisation of the draft outline Design Report and the signing of the Minutes of Discussion (M.O.D.) for the “Enhancement of the safety of Apia Port” project, port safety at the Matautu wharf has received a much-needed boost.

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Looking back: A shared history, one that shaped our world

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Between 2014 and 2018, Pacifi c countries will commemorate the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Centenary, marking 100 years since their involvement in the First World War.

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Trade Commissioner gets Tofaeono honour

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Samoa’s Trade Commissioner in New Zealand, Fonoti Dr. Lafitai Iupati Fuatai, has had one more important title added to his bow.

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Future stars on their way

One of the forces behind the Rugby Academy Samoa and former Manu Samoa captain, Mahonri Schwalger, is on cloud nine. Merely five months after the official launch of the Academy, five of his boys are set to leave the country on rugby scholarships.

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Despite loss, Soccer team lauded

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Despite bringing home a record of four losses and one win, the Samoan squad that competed in the Preliminaries of the Oceania Football Confederation under 17 men’s Championship is still lauded.

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Samoa grabs world attention

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Samoa is receiving world-class attention this week in taekwondo with two grand masters in the sport visiting the country to lift the profile of the sport.

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Door opens to the United States

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The Rugby Academy Samoa’s quest to give promising young Samoan rugby players the chance to develop their talents and education overseas took another positive step.

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Schools’ back in

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This week sees the return of most students to pre-schools, primary, intermediate and secondary levels of education.

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Glorious Samoan food: Bite me!

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If you know me well, well enough to laugh at my bad jokes, you would know that there are several thi...

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Are you ready for change?

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Change is what we need, radical and fast at all levels of our society.

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An open letter to the Attorney General

Lau Afioga Aumua Ming Leung Wai, In 1996, you and I were among those drafted as Liaison Officers for the ACP-EU-Meeting in Apia; our assigned delegations came from Ethiopia and Eritrea. It was a time full of hope for these two African countries, who for many years had been at war with each other, and had only recently made peace and started to heal the terrible damages this war had wrought. Becoming a witness to a small part of this process was a very humbling, touching ...


In Response to ‘The case against Human Rights’

Johanna Gusman The Samoa Observer recently reprinted Eric Posner’s ‘The Case Against Human Rights’, an article originally published in The Guardian. As a Fulbright Scholar brought to Samoa in a human rights capacity, I could not in good conscience leave this article without response. While certain points in the article are welltaken, namely that the enforcement of human rights treaties remains weak, its overall message that international human rights law is ineffective must be ...


Learning to deal with problems

Dear Editor, Some people are waiting impatiently for the New Year 2015, to see if there is any good thing happening apart from the same problems we have been through this year ...