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Land fight in Court

Land fight in Court Two New Zealand-based Samoan families are coming home next week in a desperate bid to win back land that has been at the centre of a fraud investigation.

The Stowers family live in New Zealand but they want their land back. The Stowers discovered by accident their mother's property was transferred into the name of Toluono Feti

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Remittances hit $840billion

Remittance flows to developing countries are expected to total US$351 billion (T$840billion) this year. Worldwide remittances, including those to high-income countries, will reach US$406 billion (T$974b) for the current calendar year. This is according to a newly updated World Bank brief on global migration and remittances.

The

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Body spray in bizarre robbery

Body spray in bizarre robbery PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 01 December 2011 08:40

By Charlina Tone

A 22-year-old woman has been charged with attempted robbery after she allegedly sprayed her body deodorant at an employee of Western Union

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Labour’s Goff quits

By Aigaletaule’ale’a F. Tauafiafi
In Auckland, NZ

Labour’s Goff quits Labour Party leader, Lilomaiava Phil Goff and his deputy Annette King resigned from office yesterday. The Labour caucus is to choose  their replacements. Candidates sounded out by the caucus yesterday include David Cunliffe, David Parker, David Shearer, Nanaia Mahuta and

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Election results good for Pacific

By Aigaletaule’ale’a F. Tauafiafi  
Samoa Observer in Auckland

Election results good for Pacific East Tamaki 27 Nov … The Labour Party may have lost the election but its sitting MP for Mangere, Su’a William Sio, returns for a second term. Su’a won the Mangere seat by a margin of 13,356, nearly doubling his 7,126 winning margin over Taito Philip Field in 2008

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NZ, Samoa relations set to grow

By Charlina Tone

NZ, Samoa relations set to grow Good relations between Samoa and New Zealand are bound to continue to grow after the National Party’s near-landslide victory in the New Zealand’s General Elections on Friday night (local time).

So assures New Zealand High Commissioner Nick Hurley, saying he anticipates an exciting 12 months ahead for the

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Amnesty for overstayers as NZ votes

By Aigaletaule’ale’a F. Tauafiafi
In Auckland, NZ

Amnesty for overstayers as NZ votes As New Zealand goes to the polls today, a Maori politician is promising to help Samoan overstayers.
Hone Harawira, of the Mana Party, says the issue of overstayers is a priority.

He makes the promise after hearing an emotional plea from Samoan social worker, Fuimaono

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PM leads by example

By Joyetter Luamanu

PM leads by example The annual Filariasis (Philariasis) medication intake started at the top yesterday with the Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers.  Filariasis is a parasitic disease. It is considered an infectious tropical disease caused by roundworms in the superfamily, Filarioidea.

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele

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“Worst minutes of my life”

By Joyetter Luamanu

“Worst minutes of my life” An English woman who returned to Samoa to testify in the hearing of an attempted rape against her told the Court yesterday that it was the worst 40 minutes of her life. The defendant, Lautiti Tualima, aged 19, is serving 13 years in jail for several robberies.

Included is robbing the English couple’s h

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EPC corrects report

by Taina Kami Enoka

EPC corrects report The Acting General Manager of the Electric Power Corporation received $18,552.81, not $69,650.

Printed in the Sunday Samoan, a leaked document revealed that the General Manager of the Electric Power Corporation (EPC), Tologata Lei’a Tuimaleali’ifano, was being paid an allowance of $69,650 while working as act

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