READY FOR TOKELAU: The shipment needed to meet biosecurity regulations for imports into Tokelau, to ensure no pests are inadvertently being introduced into the atolls. Seia Mika Maiava (left) with Suega Detlef Isaia .

Moamoa-grown fresh veges make their way to Tokelau

The first shipment of garden produce from the Nukunonu compound in Moamoa, Apia, was sent by the ferry Mataliki to Nukunonu on Monday. 

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SENIOR GOLFER- Graig Owen from New Zealand is happy to back in Samoa after 41 years, playing the sport he loves.

Owen thrilled to be back in Samoa

Craig Owen from New Zealand was all smiles yesterday.

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Guilty: Lauititi Tualima

Prisoner changes his plea

Notorious prisoner escapee, Lauititi Tualima, has changed his plea to charges stemming from an incident where he is accused of raping a tourist.

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World

Two explosions have rocked Istanbul's Ataturk airport, killing at least 10 people and wounding around 20 others, Turkey's justice minister and another official said Tuesday.

2 explosions rock Istanbul airport, killing at least 10

Two explosions have rocked Istanbul's Ataturk airport, killing at least 10 people and wounding around 20 others, Turkey's justice minister and another official said Tuesday.

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Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in New York. From the start, Trump’s call “for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” has been a signature of the Republican’s campaign for president.

Trump's shifting position Muslim ban causes confusion

From the moment he first declared it, the plan has been a signature of his campaign for president: "Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on."

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Sport

Australian Golfing great- Andre Slotz.

Aussie champ ready for Samoa Open

Australian golfing champion, Andre Stolz, is looking forward to the next few days in Samoa.

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LOCAL TALENT: Captain David Lemi on the charge with Faifili Levave for Manu Samoa.

Rugby chief wants flair back in Samoan rugby

Developing local players and creating more local competitions is top of the agenda for the Chief Executive Officer of the Samoa Rugby Union, Faleomavaega Vincent Fepulea’i.

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Street Talk

“He,” “she” or “shim”?

It’s the most asked question following the outrage over the death of Jeanine Tuvaiki. Should faafafine be called “he” or “she”? Some people have coined a new term called “shim.” What do you think? Is it appropriate to refer to faafafine as “she.” If yes, why? If no, why? Mathias Huckert asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

Toni Amoa, 70

Samusu

Tua’au Pati, 67

Letogo

Fa’aa’oa’o Iakopo, 45

Saleimoa

Junior, 22

Vaiusu-uta

Pati Tauda, 35

Apia

Eme Letasi, 19

Laulii

Think a Minute

Think a minute…A man named John bought a fancy new car loaded with modern technology. It included a recording of a voice that reminded him if he had forgotten to put on his seat belt, or warned him if he was running low on fuel. So on one of John’s road trips, the little voice began telling him that he needed to stop and fill his tank with fuel. But John was sure he could go a little farther.

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Actions speak louder than words

As the Chairman of the National Council of Churches, the voice of Deacon Kasiano Leaupepe matters. And when the country needed to hear from him, his voice has been one of reason, offering the kind of reassurance we need in times like these.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Re: World stocks leap as fears ease over British vote on EU Wendy, you can call it "anger towards the elites" but what I am seeing is racists blaming immigrants for their own problems and blaming it all on the EU and anyone earning more money than them.

Dear Editor, Re: Street talk about fa’afafines You are all very disappointing human beings. Pervading your views, you all know absolutely nothing about what makes people ‘ people’. What shocks me even more is how completely narrow minded all of these people are.

Dear Editor, So the Prime Minister is ordering an Inquiry into the Land and Titles Court? Wow, another stunner from Stui. “I don’t have to say it but every workplace should have its own checks to make sure that they are doing their duties,” Tuilaepa said.

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Bon Jovi's lead singer Jon Bon Jovi performs during their

Jon Bon Jovi surprises cancer-stricken fan with guitar, kiss

A New Jersey woman battling lung cancer has received an unforgettable surprise from one of the state's most famous rockers, Jon Bon Jovi.

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Technology

Volkswagen Touareg diesel is tested in the Environmental Protection Agency's cold temperature test facility in Ann Arbor, Mich. Volkswagen will spend more than $15 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that it cheated on emissions

Volkswagen settles emissions-cheating cases for up to $15.3B

Volkswagen will spend up to $15.3 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that it cheated on emissions tests in what lawyers are calling the largest auto-related class-action settlement in U.S. history.

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