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  • (SAMOA) — JAWS has called a special meeting for Monday, 26 March where new members are invited to register.

    The meeting was announced on the National Media Association of Samoa JAWS Facebook page.

    New executive officers will be elected at the special meeting, said Rudy Bartley, Acting President of the Journalists Association of Samoa.

    The meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. 26 March, 2018, at the Hotel Insel Fehmarn Conference Room.

    For more information, contact the Board at jawsamoa2016@gmail com.

  • (SAMOA) — The U-17 Shield for Zone A's Rugby 15s is a carving of Ifilele wood from Fagaloa, handcrafted by instructors at Leifiifi College.

    Visual Arts Teacher Jeremy Filo and Design Tech Teacher Andy Pula collaborated on the project.

    Coaches for Leifiifi are: Reupena Levasa, Neru Leifi, Faafuaina Samuelu, Taleni Tufuga (Sports Master), Filo and Pula.

    Leifiifi College Principal Sefuiva Malaea Lauano said the Ifilele it durable and should last 20 years.

    The U-17 shield is currently in the possession of Avele College.

    On behalf of Sefuiva, Leifiifi...

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  • (SAMOA) — The proposal by government for seasonal workers to be eligible for permanent residency — (under the New Zealand 1,100 annual quota for Samoans) — is on the table for future bilateral talks.

    The issue was raised by Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi during bilateral talks with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Deputy Prime Minister Vaovasamanaia Winston Peters Monday, March 5, 2018, in Apia.

    And later in the week when the Prime Minister Tuilaepa hosted his weekly media program with Taimi male Palemia and He remains...

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  • (SAMOA) — Minister of Education, Sports and Culture Loau Keneti Sio told rugby players to mind their behaviour, saying he does not want to hear about sports rivals "fighting at the market."

    Loau spoke when he joined Zone A to open their 15-a-side rugby season Thursday, March 8 at Leifiifi College Field.

    "Rugby is a contact sport," he said. "E faafetoai lou tino ma le isi ali'i. You must prepare your body and mind."

    In rugby, as in any sport such as soccer, volleyball and ping pong, Loau said athletes must prepare physically and mentally.

    "You must prepare in...

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  • (SAMOA) — Rev. Fuata'i Simanu opened Zone A's Rugby 15s season with a word of prayer, reminding young rugby players to emulate Christian soldiers when on the field.

    Rev. Simanu is leader of the EFKS Church in Satalo, Falealili.

    He read from the Holy Bible, urged good sportsmanship and offered a word of prayer during opening ceremonies.

    He told the young men to behave as Christian soldiers on and off the field and prayed for a safe successful season for all athletes, parents, teachers, schools and teams.

    Players, teachers and spectators bowed their heads in...

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  • (SAMOA) — Shields have been introduced in Zone A's six-week Rugby 15-a-side competition with Avele winning the U-15 and U-17 shields and Leifiifi the U-19 on opening day of the 2018 season.

    Avele College took the U-15 shield after they defeated Leifiifi 15-5.

    Avele's U-17 squad beat Falealili College by two points, the game ending 5-3 Fulltime.

    Leifiifi College defeated Samoa College 29-18 to claim the U-19 shield.

    The Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture opened its 2018 Rugby 15-a-side tournament Thursday, March 8.

    Zone A rugby is every Thursday at...

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