Fiu Mataese Elisara.

Advocate insists customary land under threat

The President of Ole Siosiomaga Society Inc. and customary land advocate, Fiu Mataese Elisara, is adamant. Contrary to assurances from the government, he warns that customary lands are not safe under the Lands and Titles Registration Act (L.T.R.A.) 2008.

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OUT ON BAIL: David Uaine.

Hearing for passport accused set for January

The hearing of a former Immigration Officer, David Uaine, accused over the alleged sale of Samoan passports overseas has been scheduled for 22 January 2018.  

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CONGRATULATIONS: Front row - Office Manager, Ratu Suliano Vakazoko, Operations Manager Edith Meredith, Managing Director Va’atu’itu’i Apete Meredith.

Global Award for Aga Reef Resort

Aga Reef Resort in Lalomanu, Aleipata, was recognised during the World Boutique Hotel Awards held in London, England, last month. 

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World

Britain's Prince William, left, and Prince Harry, centre, are introduced to a character from the film upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' in London, Tuesday, Dec. 12th, 2017. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Stormtroopers and princes on London's 'Last Jedi' red carpet

 Prince William and Prince Harry joined the cast of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" at the film's European premiere Tuesday, delighting fans who braved the London cold for a glimpse of Hollywood stars and British royalty.

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In this Monday Dec. 11, 2017, photo released by Rocket Lab, Shaun D'Mello, vice president of launch operations, waits on the launch pad as the

New Zealand space launch scrubbed from remote launch site

A space launch was scrubbed Tuesday from a remote launch site in New Zealand after an engine glitch caused engineers to abort the flight.

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Sport

Taulupe Faletau

Wales star Faletau set to miss 6 Nations after knee injury

Wales No. 8 Taulupe Faletau will likely miss the Six Nations after tearing a ligament in his left knee. Faletau was hurt while playing for Bath in a Champions Cup match on Saturday, when he was cleared out of a ruck by Toulon's Mathieu Bastareaud.

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Ukraine's Wladimir Klitschko and Britain's Tyson Fury, right, exchange blows in a world heavyweight title fight as Fury wins Klitschko's WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts in the Esprit Arena in Duesseldorf, western Germany.

Fury receives backdated 2-year doping ban, free to box again

Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury accepted a backdated two-year doping ban on Tuesday, freeing him to fight again if he regains his boxing license.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…This is the true story of a young lady who told all of her friends she was going to be an actress. At the young age of 16 she went off to drama school in New York City. Unfortunately after only a short time the school sent a letter to her mother saying, “Please take your daughter home.

Editorial

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A sad reminder that not all is well in some corners of Samoa

As we move closer and closer towards Christmas and the New Year, it’s easy to get caught in the joyful mood of the moment that we forget not everyone is fortunate enough to enjoy the luxuries the season brings. Sometimes we take it for granted that everyone just revels in the mood of the season.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I write in reference to your story A.G. rejects land threat on the Sunday Samoan. Do any of you notice that he confirms that customary Land leases are registered under the L.T.R.A. 2008?

Dear Editor Re: The solution to Samoan rugby’s woes If an addicted gambler shows no sign of stopping or at the very least finally admits to their affliction, whereby they admit they are no longer in control of their ability to manage their finances, are we to suddenly curry favour for them and gather together to re-finance their habit?

Dear Editor Re: P.M. quiet on budget for Samoa Airways The P.M. says Polynesian Airlines have secured a lease for a 737 from Icelandair and also says Samoa Airways intends to expand its fleet to a bigger and faster jet in the future.

Entertainment

Daniela Vega in a scene from,

'A Fantastic Woman' director celebrates Golden Globe nod

Director Sebastian Lelio says he feels that "A Fantastic Woman" has gone beyond the cinematic experience with its social message, to a great extent thanks to the performance of its star Daniela Vega.

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Technology

FILE - This Monday, June 19, 2017, file photo shows a user about to update Facebook on an iPad, in North Andover, Mass.

Some of Facebook's early friends now its sharpest critics

Some of Facebook's former friends are starting to express some serious doubts about the social network they helped create.

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