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Customs explain

Customs explain The Ministry of Revenue has rejected a report that an ACEO allegedly allowed a vehicle to pass through Customs despite it being more than 10 years old and lacking pertinent paper work.

CEO Pitolau Lusia Sefo-Leau says the report is “misleading.” In a statement issued yesterday, she denies that there was an investigation into the

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Funds missing at Mapusaga

By Jasmine Netzler-Iose

Funds missing at Mapusaga Missing funds in the vicinity of $45,000 has raised eyebrows within Mapusaga o Aiga (Family Haven).

While the Chief Executive Officer, Salanieta Uelese, has left the country for the United States of America, a dedicated member, Tavui Annie Laumea told the Samoa Observer she is “disgusted” about what has h

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Customs Officers in Court

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Saturday, 03 March 2012 10:22

By Marieta Heidi Ilalio

Customs Officers in Court The two junior Customs officers accused of stealing $1.4million from the Ministry of Revenue’s vault, two weeks ago, appeared in the Supreme

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Nonu buyers OK, growers KO'd

By Niccola Hazelman-Siona

Nonu buyers OK, growers KO'd Pure Pacifica, the high profile nonu juice producing company fronted by some of Samoas equally high profile citizenry is facing a barrage of complaints from irate growers as well as other nonu juice producers.

Nonu growers have a lot of nonu on their hands and nowhere to take them to. The Nonu

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Banned forever

By Lanuola Tusani Tupufia

A 29-year-old man has been banished from his village for life, after his parents were ordered to provide 300 sows for their son’s 'sin.' Sebastian Satoa was the author of a letter to the editor published on page 12 of the Sunday Samoan, last week, in which he blasted the Solosolo Village Council over the

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Tourism calms local surfing scrap

By Staff Reporter

The Samoa Tourism Authority (STA) has stepped in to calm things down as the surfing fraternity launch an on-line war of words on “exclusive” use of surfing areas. Recent letters to the editor have levelled criticism at Salani Surf Resort and particularly its purported move to make their surfing grounds “ex

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Angry landlord says beware of these women

By Charlina Tone

Angry landlord says beware of these women A local landlord is fuming after three women left his property without paying their rent.  Gordon Bartley, who operates a rental property at Lelata, leased his place to the women for two weeks.

The names they are known by, according to Mr Bartley, are Taula Isaako, Martha and Faith Tupuola. The latter has

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The circumcision man

Saturday, 25 February 2012 12:48

By Jasmine Netzler-Iose

The circumcision man A 68-year-old man, of Sataoa, accused of performing illegal circumcision on 23 boys from Saleilua, Falealili, appeared in the District Court, yesterday. Judge Vaepule

Alo Vaemoa Va’ai presided over the matter.

Fale Itagia is facing 23 counts of actual

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Gold theft alarms

By Lanuola Tusani Tupufia

A convict allegedly broke into the home of a prominent businesswoman during the weekend, stole expensive jewelry and sold it to a gold buyer in town.
The businesswoman, who asked not to be named for safety reasons, says she is horrified that anyone can take stolen items and get money for it without any

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Operation Zion: Triumph of the human spirit

By Aigaletaule’ale’a F. Tauafiafi

Operation Zion: Triumph of the human spirit Eighteen months ago, six-year old Zion Mann endured Drs Roberson and Rienisch drilling through his skull so they could make him an ear.

He had a condition called Microtia Atresia (no outer ear canal or ear) but after10-hours of surgery and a two-week post healing period, the bandages finally

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