HUMAN RIGHTS VISIT: United Nation Working Group Experts on discrimination against women in Samoa for their fact finding mission.

Group reports findings on their Samoa visit

The women need to change their mind-sets about themselves. This is one way to ensure their rights to equality within the family are respected. This is according to the preliminary report of the Working Group of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. 

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WELCOME TO SAMOA: Members of the Iwaki City delegation with students of St. Mary’s College. (picture below) Students of Leiififi College.

Iwaki City and Samoa build momentum

As part of Japan’s hosting responsibilities for the Rugby World Cup in 2019 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Iwaki City in the Fukushima Prefecture was assigned to host Samoa’s Olympic team and the Manu Samoa Rugby team during the preliminary training camps for each event. 

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S.U.N.G.O. PRESIDENT: Roina Vavatau.

Samoa cautioned about deep-sea mining

Deep-sea mining is on the agenda for a five-day National Focus Group Dialogue hosted by the Samoa Umbrella for Non-Governmental Organizations (S.U.N.G.O.) which starts today.

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World

Volunteers handle a coffin during a mass funeral for victims of heavy flooding and mudslides in Regent at a cemetery in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Hospital officals: Nearly 500 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides

Churches across Sierra Leone held special services Sunday in memory of those killed in mudslides and flooding earlier this week, as hospital officials announced the toll had risen to nearly 500 bodies collected.

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A man cries as he prays by a memorial tribute to the van attack victims in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017.

From age 3 to 80, Barcelona victims represent a wide world

An Italian father who saved his children's lives but lost his own. An American celebrating his first wedding anniversary. 

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Sport

S.I.I. 7’s CHAMPIONS 2016: Ulalei Vaiala.

S.I.I. 7’s is back!

The Samoa Independence International 7’s competition is back. This was confirmed by Organizing Committee member, Seumanu Douglas Ngau Chun.

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Team Caprtains of the Tornadoes and Chiefs Rugby Teams.

Chiefs continues to secure top spot

Chiefs’ are continuing their undefeated run for Super 9 Rugby Championships after defeating Southern Tornadoes yesterday on a crucial tight game 26-25 at fulltime.

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Street Talk

Miss Samoa Pageants: Love them or hate them?

The Miss Samoa Pageant is billed as an event much more than simply a parade of physical attractiveness. There is a strong emphasis on confidence, culture, individual talent and general knowledge. Lizzy Hunt asked people to share their opinions about the pageant:

Luna Gautolu, 16

Faleula

Sione Mika, 19

Afiamalu

Noa Tavita, 24

Vaiusu

Hanievan Dulnuan, 33

Lalovaea

Liotofa Peii, 22

Salelologa

Wilson Mataeliga, 21

Afiamalu

Think a Minute

Think a Minute … Do you sometimes feel that the only way your kids will listen and obey you is if you get angry with them?

Editorial

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What’s in a logo?

The unanimous verdict about Samoa Airways new logo is quite clear. It is boring, plain and ugly. Ask anyone out there and that will probably be his or her response.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Re: Hypocrisy at its best There is absolutely no competing with a Chinese business in Samoa. Samoans do not have the financial backing and support Chinese business receive from China and from Tuilaepa’s Government.

Dear Editor, Coach Matamua, I couldn’t be more proud of your unwavering effort as you and the boys ‘stuck it out’ in your journey to the GOLD at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Bahamas.

Dear Editor Re: Sorry PM, You Are Wrong With due respect to you Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, your comment on blaming the media for reporting incest and rape in Samoa is wrong.

Entertainment

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'The Hitman's Bodyguard' outdoes 'Logan Lucky' at box office

Critics loved "Logan Lucky" and gave a big collective shrug to "The Hitman's Bodyguard," but when it came to the test of the marketplace, audiences went their own way.

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Technology

Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia.

Facebook bans white nationalist's accounts over hate speech

Facebook has banned the Facebook and Instagram accounts of a white nationalist who attended the rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that ended in deadly violence.

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