Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi

P.M: I’m not the ‘Father of Nation’

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi set the record straight in Parliament yesterday. He made it absolutely clear that he is not the Father of the Nation, as people often address him as.

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EIGHT DAYS AWAY: Anthony Joshua and Lupesoliai Laauliolemalietoa Joseph Parker. Photo: Photosport.

Joshua media snub angers Parker camp

Lupesoliai La’auliolemalietoa Joseph Parker's trainer, Kevin Barry, has called on Anthony Joshua to get off his “high horse” and treat everyone with respect ahead of their heavyweight boxing clash next Sunday.

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Govt. moves to amend the Constitution

The Government is seeking to amend the Constitution to add three new members to the Judicial Service Commission (J.S.C.). Currently J.S.C. comprises the Chief Justice, the Attorney General and a representative of the Ministry of Justice. 

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SIGNED: Director General of S.P.R.E.P., Leota Kosi Latu signs that Memorandum of Understanding that tackles the critical waste management issue in the Pacific.

“Moana Taka Partnership” signed

The China Navigation Company (C.N.C.) and the Vailima-based Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment (S.P.R.E.P.) have signed a memorandum of understanding (M.O.U.) to address critical waste management issue in the Pacific islands.

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AWARENESS WORKSHOP: Held at the Development Bank of Samoa conference room, this workshop raised awareness on current Foreign Qualification Recognition services.

Authority consults stakeholders on reviewed Foreign Qualifications Recognition Service

The Samoa Qualifications Authority held its second awareness workshop on the Foreign Qualifications Recognition Service (F.Q.R.S.) at the Development Bank of Samoa conference room yesterday.

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READY TO PADDLE: Laumei Outrigger Canoe Club for the first time is fielding both Open Mens and an Open Mix (two men four ladies) team for the regatta today paddling 33 km Sheraton to Sheraton.

Laumei ready to tackle Sheraton to Sheraton

Tomorrow is shaping up to be an exciting day for the Outrigger Canoe Paddling community in Samoa. The excitement is particularly evident for one local who is set to tackle the 33km Sheraton to Sheraton regatta. 

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LOST IN PARADISE: Nicky Mary Put from New Zealand shares her impression of Samoa.

Samoa great family destination

Nicky Mary from Palmerston North, New Zealand, chose Samoa to escape her busy life. She’s in Samoa with her husband and her two kids aged 10 and 7 just to get a prefect family time. And Samoa for her has delivered just that and more.

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PERFECT GETAWAY: Kerrilyn from New Zealand at the Taumeasina Island Resort.

Culture and the people stand out for visitor

Meet Kerrilyn Boakes, from Christchurch, New Zealand. She finds Samoa’s white sandy beaches beautiful and attractive. She adds that Samoa was a good choice for her because it is surrounded by beautiful beaches. 

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AMAZING, INCREDIBLE: Amy Te Whetu enjoys Samoa’s scenery.

Clear waters, friendships and a relaxing time

Amy Te Whetu finds Samoa a friendly destination. According to her, it is the right place to go for a family holiday. She’s in Samoa with her husband, and her two sons, a four-year-old and seven-year-old. 

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HELPING HAND: Yvette Tavita – Ioelu Assistant Secretary of Samoa Tennis Association and the Licensing Regulatory and Compliance Manager of the Gambling Control Authority, Auimatagi Faafetai Ah Kuoi.

$5,000 injection for tennis

The Gambling Control Authority (G.C.A.) presented a cheque of $5,000 to the Samoa Tennis Association yesterday. Held at the G.C.A. headquarters in Apia, the Manager of Licensing Regulatory and Compliance of G.C.A. Auimatagi Fa’afetai Ah Kuoi presented the assistance.

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THANK YOU ASCO MOTORS: Leta’a Dan Devoe, Lelevaga Fa’afouina Mupo and Lipa Vaoga.

Help for Fire and Emergency Services

The Samoa Fire and Emergency Services Authority (F.E.S.A.) received a much needed assistance yesterday. Thanks to Toyota Asco Motors Samoa, F.E.S.A. received $10,000 worth of equipment at their main office in Apia. 

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See you in Court, P.M. Tuilaepa told

Member of Parliament, Olo Fiti Vaai, has challenged Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Maliegaoi, to take him to Court to prove if he is indeed Samoa’s most wanted blogger, known as O.L.P. Olo issued the challenge in Parliament yesterday.

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Man pleads guilty to attempted murder

A man from Aele, who is facing a charge of attempted murder, has changed his plea to guilty. Oge Kigi changed his plea during a hearing before Supreme Court Justice Vui Clarence Nelson.

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SUPPORT OUR CHAMP: A special church service will be hosted in support of Lupesoliai La’auli Joseph Parker’s fight at the Apia Matafele Methodist Church at 5 p.m.

TV3 rallies support for Samoa’s World Champion

TV3 is set to host a spiritual rally in support of Lupesoliai La’auli Joseph Parker this Sunday. Lupesoliai will take on Anthony Joshua in the first major boxing bout in Cardiff, Wales.

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NEW FAIA’AI WALKWAY: The benefits of the project is it is more accessible, safe and easier for villagers to travel to and fro from the coastal land.

Project makes huge difference in lives at Faia’ai village, Savai’i

Fishing is a source of livelihood for many on small islands such as Samoa. Unfortunately, going fishing on the reef could be life threatening for Leuluai Pepese, a 56–year-old man of Faia’ai.

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Samoa marks World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day was celebrated with fun and laughter in Samoa on Wednesday. This year’s theme is “What I bring to my community”.

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READY TO BOARD: Senara Taulelei, her son Solomona Taulelei and Digicel Samoa C.E.O. Farid Mohammed. Photo / Supplied.

Young man takes mother on the trip of a lifetime

Solomona Tavita is one lucky man. He is heading to Cardiff, Wales, next week to watch Samoa’s world heavyweight champion, Lupesoliai Joseph Parker, take on Anthony Joshua.

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E.P.C. pays $20,000

The Electric Power Corporation (E.P.C.) has paid $20,000 to the family of an eight-year-old boy who was allegedly electrocuted from a faulty electrical wire last month. This was confirmed by E.P.C. Chief Executive Officer Tologata Tile Tuimaleali’ifano.

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DISCUSSION IN PARLIAMENT: Minister of Health, Tuitama Dr. Leao Tuitama introduced the new amendment to the Tobacco Control Act 2008.

Tobacco licensing body discussed

Cigarettes and tobacco licensing was on the agenda in Parliament yesterday. It was raised during the tabling of the Tobacco Control Amendment Bill 2018 where the Government is proposing to establish a tobacco licensing body.

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NEED A WATER TANK: Simo Leilua seek assistance for a water tank.

Simo’s water supply woes

Simo Leilua’s family desperately needs a water tank. Yesterday, the father of three shared his problem of living without a proper and stable water supply.

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Think a Minute

The best shortcut (Part 1)

Think a minute…We all like to save time—especially since life is so short. So the sooner we learn good shortcuts to living well, the sooner we will enjoy life at its best.


Nikolao Patu attests to the value of the plant based diet.

Changing lives: Tackling diabetes

Talofa Samoa! Over the past few months this column has printed testimonies of people that followed the whole food, plant based (W.F.P.B.) diet and in a matter of weeks turned around (or as we say ‘reversed’) their Type 2 diabetes.

Between the Lines


THE BEST A big fa’amalo to the skilled and courageous E.P.C. staff who braved the winds and rain to restore power from broken and dangerous power lines on Cross Island Road on Wednesday night in pitch darkness.

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