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Santa visits Digicel kids

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Tuesday, 13 December 2011 15:57

By Gary Hazelman

Santa visits Digicel kids Santa Claus visited the children of Digicel staff  during the annual Christmas Party at the Aquatic Centre yesterday.

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Typhoid tragedy

By Jasmine Netzler-Iose

Typhoid tragedy A family who lost two newborn babies to typhoid is warning the public. Family member, Temukisa Sefo says people should always boil tap water and clean cooking utensils before and after use.  Last month, nine members of the Auimatagi Tovia family, of Malie, were infected with typhoid fever.

They

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Samoans, not slaves – Levao

By Jasmine Netzler-Iose

Samoans, not slaves – Levao Samoans recruited to work overseas are not slaves. So says outspoken Member of Parliament, Levaopolo Talatonu.  His comments follow claims that workers from Samoa were allegedly threaten with deportation by New Zealand company, CMP Rangitikei meat processing.

The MP believes whoever is responsible

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Land row moves church

By Marieta Heidi Ilalio

Land row moves church Betrayal of trust has been cited as one of the reasons behind a dispute involving the Tanugamanono Methodist Church and one of the families in the village. The row means the church has had to find a new home.

The claim about betrayal is made by the head of the Tuisaula family that owns the land on

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Claim “insulting”

Claim “insulting” A New Zealand company accused of threatening workers recruited from Samoa with deportation has strongly rejected the claim.
Reports say workers were threatened if they did not sign individual employment contracts.

Under the contracts, workers would work another five hours but receive much the same pay for a 40-hour week as they

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FUTURE TEACHER TOPS DON BOSCO

By Etevise Fidow

FUTURE TEACHER TOPS DON BOSCO A young man who wants to become a Welding and Machinery teacher is Don Bosco’s top student for this year. Semu Nemaia Te’o, 20, of Ma’agao Faatoia was named dux during the school’s prizegiving, yesterday. Semu also took first place in English Communication, Tech Drawing and Welding.

He came second in

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Workers threaten with deportation

By Nick Krause

Workers threaten with deportation Workers recruited from Samoa are alleged to have been threatened with deportation if they didn't sign new workplace agreements, New Zealand’s Council of Trade Unions says.

The CTU claimed about 90 Samoan meat workers at the processing plant CMP Rangitikei near Marton were coerced to believe they had to leave

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Miss Hawaii: from military to pageant

By Niccola Hazelman-Siona

Miss Hawaii: from military to pageant Miss Hawaiian Islands, Kawena Kamalamalamaonalani Souza, says she’s a tomboy at heart.  Her friend introduced her to the Miss Hawaiian Islands pageant. It was a spontaneous decision. “I never saw myself as a pageant person, and I’m actually a real tomboy.”

Miss Souza who is here to compete for the

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First grander size marlin

They’ve done it again.  A few weeks after landing Samoa’s all time tackle record, the crew of Southern Destiny, captained by Chris Donato, has landed another record. This time, it is Samoa’s first grander size marling weight in at 1025 lbs on the Samoa International Game Fishing Association’s (SIGFA) scale.

Mr Donato explains how

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Head boy tops Maluafou College

By Tupe Crawley

Head boy tops Maluafou College Mrs Sieni Aumagamanaia could not hold back her tears, as her son, Samhitsi was announced this year’s dux of Maluafou College. The Prize-giving, held at the school hall, was packed with relatives and friends. 

Second eldest of three children, Samhitsi, who is also the Head Boy of Maluafou, is quiet and shy.

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