Chief Executive Officer of M.J.C.A, Papali’i John Taimalelagi.

Police, Justice evidence mystery

The mystery of the whereabouts of a gun submitted as evidence during the hearing of a Police officer remains an unsolved puzzle for the Court and the Police. The gun was stolen from the Ministry of Justice and Courts Administration building and up until now; no one seems to know where it went and who took it.

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Local

Rudy Bartley.

Media Forum to debate challenges of online era

Challenges faced by the media in Samoa – with the onset of internet technology – will be the focus of a National Forum on Freedom of Expression Online.

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THERE IS HOPE IN THE STORM: Ueni Fonoti shares his journey.

How a good Samoan man ended in a downward spiral

The scars of the past will never determine the future. Nonu Ueni Fonoti tells us why.  

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World

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Trump says North Korea agreed to denuclearize. It hasn't.

President Donald Trump on Sunday claimed North Korea has agreed to "denuclearization" before his potential meeting with Kim Jong Un. But that's not the case.

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Former President George W. Bush accompanied by former first lady Laura Bush follow as pallbearers carry the casket of former first lady Barbara Bush after a funeral service at St. Martin's Episcopal Church.

Laughter, tears as former first lady Barbara Bush remembered

Barbara Bush was remembered as the "first lady of the Greatest Generation" during a funeral Saturday attended by four former U.S. presidents and hundreds of other people who filled a Houston church with laughter as much as tears, with many recalling her quick wit and devotion to family.

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Sport

Ramien scores twice, Cronulla wins in National Rugby League

Cronulla center Jesse Ramien scored two tries to help the Sharks beat Penrith 26-22 on Sunday and prevent the Panthers from moving into a share of first place in the National Rugby League.

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(third from left) with his Team mates onboard Boat Free Spirit who finished strong on the final day of tournament: Mr Buck ticks one of the bucket list as he lands the catch of the day.

Aussie ticks one off on bucket list

Anything can happen in a fishing tournament. Which is exactly what unfolded for the crew of Free Spirit, whose Angler, Ian Buck, secured the catch of the day with his 53.8kg Yellow fish tuna on Friday.

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Street Talk

Public oppose new chicken tax

The recent passing of the Customs and Tariff Bill in Parliament means new tariff rates will be imposed on all imported chicken. This is a grave concern given that chicken is one of the most affordable meat for families living below the poverty line and middle income earners. Taxing such goods is no doubt a burden on these families because a decent meal every day is now being robbed from them with price increase. Our reporter, Ulimasao Fata asked the public on their opinion on Government’s move to tax imported frozen chicken. This is what they said:

Eseta Faasao, 42

Falelauniu

Lui Mareko, 34

Faleula

Vaine’a Faatafe, 65

Nu’u

Waldell Brown, 58

Leauva’a-Uta

Lima Salatielu, 38

Toamua

Think a Minute

Think a minute…A wise teacher said: “Marriage is a friendship on fire.” A couple who had been married over 30 years was telling a younger couple how happy they were. The older couple said how much fun they were having together, and that their physical passion was hotter than ever!

Editorial

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Typical of a “one party state”

The frustrations expressed by the Samoa Chamber of Commerce and Industry over the Government’s latest cost of living stunt called the Customs and Tariff Bill should be taken very seriously. As if this law was not already unpopular with members of the public, the sentiments by the business community echoed by the Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber, Lemauga Hobart Va’ai, is absolute proof of another truth we’ve known for a long time now.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I write in response to Petelo’s Suaniu’s letter titled “A load of rubbish.” Well speak of the devil, its Stui’s rubbish boy. Petelo, the L.T.R.A. 2008 is unconstitutional when H.R.P.P. government decided to skip an important directive in our Constitution.

Re: Where is the love? Good point, but I highly doubt this government would be bothered to create a law or a change to the Constitution to reflect this. That would be about restoring democracy.

Re: Don’t village mayors have rights too? “If the village mayors are employees of the government, what rights do they have as employees and where are these rights articulated?” They have no right whatsoever, when they are sacked they must accept.

Entertainment

Bill Cosby waves as he departs his sexual assault trial.

Cosby defense team lobs attacks in court of public opinion

Jurors weren't allowed to hear testimony that Bill Cosby's chief accuser was once hooked on hallucinogenic mushrooms or had her sights set on becoming a millionaire, but that hasn't stopped the defense from airing the explosive claims about Andrea Constand in the court of public opinion.

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Technology

Visitors look at the Infiniti electric concept sedan at a showroom ahead of the Auto China 2018 to be held in Beijing, China.

China auto show highlights industry's electric ambitions

The biggest global auto show of the year showcases China's ambitions to become a leader in electric cars and the industry's multibillion-dollar scramble to roll out models that appeal to price-conscious but demanding Chinese drivers.

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