Pacific Games Council President, Vidhya Lakhan.

Pacific Games Council President expresses confidence in Samoa

Samoa is ready to host next year’s Pacific Games. Pacific Games Council President, Vidhya Lakhan made this statement saying there is no secret behind Samoa hosting the Games because the venue and accommodation for all athletes have been finalised. 

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Minister of Education, Sports and Culture, Loau Keneti Sio.

Minister supports call for Govt. to pay salaries of mission school teachers

The Minister of Education, Sports and Culture, Loau Keneti Sio, supports the call for the Government to pay the salaries of teachers at Mission Schools. 

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PRESS CONFERENCE: Moefaauo Salale Moananu, Falefata Hele Matatia and Lepale Niko Palamo.

Man in charge of Games facilities optimistic

Samoa Sports Facilities Authority C.E.O., Moefaauo Polailevao Salale Moananu, says the Pacific Games facilities are in good condition. 

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World

President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with Republican members of Congress on immigration in the Cabinet Room of the White House.

In reversal, Trump signs order stopping family separation

Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday ending the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally.

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American Airlines aircrafts are seen at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Grapevine, Texas.

2 airlines ask US not to put migrant children on flights

American Airlines and United Airlines say they have asked the Trump administration not to use their flights to carry migrant children who have been separated from their parents.

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Sport

Australia’s Lukhan Tui rises to win a line out.

Phipps, Tui in for Australia for final test against Ireland

Halfback Nick Phipps and blindside flanker Lukhan Tui will start for Australia in the Wallabies' series-deciding test against Ireland on Saturday.

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Captain Sam Whitelock of New Zealand All Blacks runs during their rugby test against France in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, June 9, 2018. (AP Photo/David Rowland)

All Blacks make big changes for 3rd test vs. France

New Zealand has named four uncapped players in its matchday 23 for Saturday's third rugby test against France and made six changes to its starting 15. 

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Street Talk

Public express views on Pacific Games 2019 logo

With a few months left for Samoa to host the Pacific Games 2019, expectations are high. In the lead up to the region’s biggest sporting event, the Pacific Games logo was unveiled on Friday evening. Our reporter, Adel Fruean asked the views of the Samoan people on the new Pacific Games logo, which people responded to.

Ata Laban, 37

Alamagoto

Katalina Tuasivi, 62

Matautu-uta

Lagi Felise, 50

Falelauniu-tai

Tasiaeafe Tomasi, 19

Mulifanua

Unapo Tuimauga, 72

Faleasiu

Think a Minute

Think a minute…One night in June, 1997 a 55-year-old mother named Karen Minahan was hit by a car driven by a drunk driver. The driver then backed up and ran over her two more times! Karen’s lungs were punctured and all of her ribs broken.

Editorial

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Rape, incest and rise of vile crimes

We live in an increasingly sick society. Not just physically but morally too. All you have to do is read some of the stories that have been published in the recent past to know that something is terribly amiss somewhere. It has everything to do with the rising number of rape, incest and vile crimes committed against innocent young girls – and sometimes boys.

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Letters to the Editor

Re: P.M’s obsession with O.L.P. Obsessed alright! But then what O.L.P. writes given the context of our society/culture is dynamite no wonder the P.M’s obsession.

Dear Editor, Re: An open letter to E.F.K.S. Ministers A.S’s open letter to Church Ministers of E.F.K.S. about tax is sadly a letter about dishonoring of God, God’s commandments and God’s law. It is just about more productions of factoids and assumptions produced from the Minister of Revenue’s mistake.

Re: Government and Church Ministers tax law threat Well done, Minister Tialavea! Not giving into the bullying and the threats is the mark of a courageous minister. A weak-minded minister would be thinking about the next election and be too afraid to rock the boat.

Entertainment

FILE - In this June 16, 2018 file photo, Michael B. Jordan arrives at the MTV Movie and TV Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Jordan returns as Adonis Creed, son of Apollo Creed in the film,

Sons of Apollo Creed and Ivan Drago face off in 'Creed II'

The sons of Apollo Creed and Ivan Drago will pick up where their fathers left off more than 30 years ago. MGM and Warner Bros. Pictures on Wednesday released the first trailer for "Creed II," the sequel to the 2015 "Rocky" spinoff.

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Technology

Kevin Systrom, CEO and co-founder of Instagram, prepares for Wednesday's announcement about IGTV in San Francisco. Facebook’s Instagram app is loosening its restraints on video with a new channel that will attempt to lure younger viewers away from Google’

Instagram unveils new video service in challenge to YouTube

Facebook's Instagram service is loosening its restraints on video in an attempt to lure younger viewers away from YouTube when they're looking for something to watch on their smartphones.

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