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Luatuanu’u crash kills young man

A 22-year-old man who was admitted to the hospital for serious injuries when the vehicle he was travelling went over ...

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Finance Act a toothless tiger

The Public Finance Management Act (P.F.M.A.) 2001 is a toothless tiger when it comes to getting all government ministries to ...

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The Rock Returns to W.W.E.

The Rock made his longawaited return to WWE at the 2015 Royal Rumble on Sunday ni...

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Samoa Tourism Authority announces development plans

The Samoa Tourism Authority (S.T.A) has announced important developments to its presence in the Australian and New Zealand ...

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Latafale a lady on a mission

The reigning Miss Pacific Islands, Latafale Auva’a is full of energy and bright ideas. The 20-year old is passionate about ...

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Think a Minute!

The loneliest number (Part 1)

Think a minute… In June, 2009 people all over the world were in shock and grief over the sudden dea...

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Disney search comes to Samoa

Walt Disney Animation WStudios has turned the searchlight on Samoa in their global casting call for a key role for their upcoming feature ‘Moana’. The comedy-adventure, set 2,000 years ago in Oceania is about a spirited teenager who learns that the future of her people is in jeopardy.

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All’s well in H.R.P.P – P.M.

Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, is adamant that the Human Protection Party (H.R.P.P) is back on track. This follows a three-hour meeting on Wednesday night where they ironed out their differences.

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Aeau questions Speaker

A former Speaker of Parliament and the Deputy Leader of the Opposition Party, A’eau Peniamina Leavaise’eta, has questioned the performance of incumbent Speaker, La’auli Leuatea Polata’ivao.

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Possible jobs excite N.Z. envoy

New Zealand’s Ambassador for Pacific Economic Development, Shane Jones, is optimistic about the future of employment opportunities in Samoa.

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“Cyclone Evanda” hits Lauli’i

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At exactly 10am yesterday in the coastal village of Lauli’i, the bell was rung signalling the coming of Cyclone Evanda.

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Parents write to Education chief

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The parents of some students who sat the Samoa School Leaving Certificate Mathematics exam last year have written to the Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture, Matafeo Falanaipupu Aiafi.

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Parliament approves govt’s response to O.P.C.

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The long-awaited government response to the report by the Officers of Parliament Committee (O.P.C) has been tabled and passed by Parliament. The approval was given in the House on Tuesday night when Parliament worked into the night to complete its list of tasks on the Order Paper for January’s sitting.

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Samoa Air’s Kiribati plans

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Samoa Air and Coral Sun Airways have announced their intentions to provide regular weekly Air Transport services between their two countries as well as offering charter services across the Pacific.

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Digicel launches ‘Space Mobile’

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Digicel has launched an innovative cloud storage solution, Digicel Space.

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Sports

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New look Sevens named

The Chairman of the Samoa Rugby Union, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, announced the Manu Samoa Sevens team for the Wellington and Las Vegas legs of the I.R.B Sevens yesterday.

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Sevens learn from mistakes

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The Manu Samoa Sevens team for the IRB Sevens Series legs in Wellington and Las Vegas is expected to be named today.

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Despite loss, Soccer team lauded

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Despite bringing home a record of four losses and one win, the Samoan squad that competed in the Preliminaries of the Oceania Football Confederation under 17 men’s Championship is still lauded.

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Samoa grabs world attention

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Samoa is receiving world-class attention this week in taekwondo with two grand masters in the sport visiting the country to lift the profile of the sport.

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Editorial

When justice is delayed

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All things considered, it appears that the fight for justice in relation to the reports by the Controller and Chief Auditor, Fuimaono Camillo Afele, and the Officers of Parliament Committee (O.P.C), has come to an end.

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Opinions

Glorious Samoan food: Bite me!

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If you know me well, well enough to laugh at my bad jokes, you would know that there are several thi...

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Are you ready for change?

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Change is what we need, radical and fast at all levels of our society.

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Letters

Beware of Cryptolocker

Dear Editor, I wanted to share with you and I hope you can inform your readers about a new virus called Cryptolocker which is making its rounds around the world. With so many people using computers and internet related gadgets in Samoa these days, I think it’s vital that they get to read about ...

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Keep soldiering on

Dear Mata’afa, I read your editorial titled “Enough with this fairy tale” and I have to say you took the words completely out of my ...

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An open letter to the Attorney General

Lau Afioga Aumua Ming Leung Wai, In 1996, you and I were among those drafted as Liaison Officers for the ACP-EU-Meeting in Apia; our assigned delegations came from Ethiopia and Eritrea. It was a time full of hope for these two African countries, who for many years had been at war with each other, and had only recently made peace and started to heal the terrible damages this war had wrought. Becoming a witness to a small part of this process was a very humbling, touching ...

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