TALKING CABLE: Minister, Afamasaga Rico Tupa’i and Samoa Submarine Cable Company’s representative, Jean Louis Lamy yesterday.

Cable Survey vessel in Apia

The Survey Vessel, Geo Explorer, arrived in Apia yesterday to conduct its water survey in connection to the submarine Cable at Apia, Tuasivi and then American Samoa.

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Local

PROSECUTOR: Satiu Simativa Perese.

Lawyer discredits Court’s decision as appeal begins

Judge Fepulea’i Ameperosa Roma’s decision to acquit the former Director of the National Prosecution Office (N.P.O), Mauga Precious Chang, of traffic related charges, was “plainly wrong.”

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Pasi Titania from Leauva’a believes we should all be strong.

It’s up to us, says Pasi

Pasi Titania from Leauva’a is a 49 year old mother of four who stays home and looks after her younger children while her husband and some of her children worked to earn money for their family

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World

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

In call to Trump, Chinese leader urges restraint over NKorea

As the world braces for a possible North Korean nuclear test, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday urged restraint in a call to President Donald Trump.

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The diary of Tamara Lazerson, written during the Holocaust, is seen at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's David and Fela Shapell Family Collections, Conservation and Research Center in Bowie.

Artifacts preserve Holocaust stories for future generations

The small wicker doll chair was a modest toy, but it meant the world to Louise Lawrence-Israels.

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Sport

Hughie Fury and WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker.

Injured Fury pulls out of world heavyweight title fight

Hughie Fury has pulled out of his world heavyweight title fight against WBO champion Joseph Parker because of injury. The fight was set for May 6 in Auckland, New Zealand, and will now be rescheduled.

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FOR OPERATIONAL COSTS: Mailo Potu  Leavasa with the owner of J&F Enterprises , Jack Huang  (centre) and his staff.

Business community helps build Samoan rugby

It’s no secret, Samoan Rugby is in the rebuilding stage. As the players continue to put their bodies on the line for the country, businesses in Samoa have stepped in to help on the financial side.  

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Street Talk

What changes in the police ministry are needed?

The Police Commissioner, Fuiavailili Egon Keil has finally returned to work following a long suspension and an appearance in court. Now that he’s resumed his position, Sina Filifilia Sevaaetasi hit the streets of Apia asking the question “Is there a need to have changes in the police force?”

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…How’s your eyesight and vision? A famous blind woman once said: “It’s better to be blind and see with your heart, than to have two good eyes and not see yourself as you truly are.”

Editorial

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Don’t forget the hardships they’re going through too

The conditions are not ideal. With the scorching heat, the humidity reaching ridiculous levels, you see men and women toiling hard on the streets of Samoa to make money.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Amateurs hope. Professionals work. -Garson Kanin Tourism is definitely an industry that can thrive here in Samoa but it’s going to take some work for it to thrive.

Dear Editor Re: Think About This For A Minute As a proud Samoan, it is very sad to see and read about the people you interview daily on how they live and support their families especially the ones in the back villages.

Dear Editor, Re: Church members call for reimbursement The main issue which puzzles me about this whole saga is why Reverend Uili has not been reinstated to roles similar to those he held prior to him being asked to step down.

Entertainment

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'The Fate of the Furious' laps new films at box office

"The Fate of the Furious" sped into first place at the box office again, leaving new thriller "Unforgettable" and historical drama "The Promise" in the dust.

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Technology

Pennsylvania State Police investigate the scene where Steve Stephens, the suspect in the random killing of a Cleveland retiree posted on Facebook, was found shot dead in Erie. Pa.

Funeral services held for Ohio victim of Facebook killer

Funeral services have been held for a Cleveland retiree whose shooting death was posted on Facebook.

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